Cops investigate hit-and-run that injured pregnant woman

Police are investigating the hit-and-run accident that sent a pregnant 24-year-old woman to the hospital yesterday morning.

Cops said the woman was crossing the intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street shortly before 7 a.m. when she was struck by an unidentified vehicle. She was taken to Frankford Hospital-Torresdale, where she was expected to recover from her injuries.

Three wounded, hospitalized in shooting in Nicetown

A triple shooting in Nicetown early yesterday left a 51-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man wounded.

Police said it was shortly after 1 a.m. when the shots rang out at 18th and Pacific streets. The woman was shot multiple times in both legs and a foot and taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. The 20-year-old man was shot once in the back and was also in critical condition at Temple. The 21-year-old man was shot once in the right hip and was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

Judge C. Darnell Jones says he'll run for Pa. supreme court

Common Pleas Court President Judge C. Darnell Jones II has announced his candidacy for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the May 15 Democratic primary.

Jones has over 30 years of legal and judicial experience. He was first appointed to the Court of Common Pleas by the late Gov. Robert P. Casey in 1987.

Archdiocese begins construction of affordable housing for seniors

The Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocese has announced the start of construction of the Catholic Health Care Services' newest facility, St. John Neumann Place, at 26th and Moore streets, South Philadelphia.

The facility will provide safe and affordable housing for seniors 62 and older. It will be on the site of the former St. John Neumann High School. The project is a joint effort of Catholic Health Care Services, Beneficial Savings and PNC Banks.

Camden Co. jury finds man guilty of attempted rape

A Camden County jury has found an Evesham, N.J., man guilty of the March 2003 attempted rape of a woman while she walked near her home in Waterford, N.J.

Christopher Kornberger, 22, was found guilty of attempted aggravated sexual assault and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors said the man crept up behind the woman as she was walking near her home and struck her from behind with a tire iron. He was attempting to assault her sexually, but she fought back and he fled.

Staff and wire reports