Tommy Rowan writes news features for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.

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Testimony begins in Doylestown trial of Claire Risoldi, Bucks County socialite charged with $20M insurance fraud

Her goal, prosecutors say, was to fund an increasingly luxurious lifestyle.

‘Say it to my face’: The encounter that led to the death of a South Philly man walking his dog

A police affidavit obtained by the Inquirer and Daily News offers new details of the death of Drew Justice — a death ruled a homicide for which authorities have charged Matthew Oropeza with involuntary manslaughter.

Manslaughter charges filed against South Philly man, 24, in dog walker’s death

Matthew Thomas Oropeza, of the 1600 block of South Sixth Street, also faces charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats in Saturday’s attack on Drew Justice at Gold Star Park.

Man, 24, charged with South Philly dog walker’s death

Philadelphia Police on Thursday charged a 24-year-old man for allegedly throwing the punch to the head that led to the death of a fellow dog walker in a South Philly park last weekend.

Johnny Bobbitt arrested in Fishtown after skipping a court hearing in $400k GoFundMe scam

A New Jersey judge ordered Bobbitt to be arrested for failing to show up in court to answer charges he failed to check in regularly with pre-trial court staff as required when he was released from jail pending trial.

Police ID dog walker who died in South Philly park, question ‘person of interest’

Homicide detectives questioned a person of interest in the death of 38-year-old South Philly dog walker Drew Justice, police said.

Police charge 15-year-old Philadelphia mom after newborn found dumped in trash

A baby found in the trash in the North Philly neighborhood was dead, a neighbor said Wednesday. A 15-year-old girl was charged in the case.

Warm weather draws big crowd to Mummers Parade

The nearly 120 year old tradition helped ring in 2019 on an unseasonably warm Tuesday morning.

18 years after ‘Lex Street Massacre,’ city’s biggest mass killing is remembered

It was 18 years ago Friday, on Dec. 28, 2000, when 10 people were shot execution-style in a crack house in the 800 block of North Lex Street, seven of whom died.

Mummers Parade judges gather for calm lunch before stormy parade

Mummers Parade judges meet every year prior to the parade to go over highlights, to talk about what's new, what's different, and what to look out for, and to officially kick off parade festivities.