Serial drunk-driver pleads guilty to fatality

Crime prompts DA to seek tougher penalties for repeat offenders By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Pat Crowley (left) and District Attorney Tom Hogan listen as Diane Crowley addresses a news conference on increasing penalties for repeat drunk drivers who cause a death. The Crowleys lost their son, Liam James, a year ago, in a crash caused by an eight-time drunk-driver. On Monday,...

Veteran Avondale trooper suspended without pay

Kelly Cruz faces federal indictment in long-running police-brutality case By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Trooper Kelly Cruz of the Avondale barracks, has been suspended without pay following a federal indictment, a state police spokesman said. Nearly four years after being accused of using excessive force during a drug bust, a veteran state police narcotics investigator has...

Man waives hearing on privacy invasion charges

Dental office worker is accused of secretly videotaping female colleagues By Kathleen Brady Shea,┬áManaging Editor, The Times Joseph “Joey” C. Kolimaga, accused of secretly videotaping female co-workers, waived his preliminary hearing today. An employee at a West Chester dental surgery practice made a disconcerting discovery in August: a cell phone set to video-record was lying on...