Pennsylvania readers might be interested to learn that federal prosecutors have indicted three Maryland men for allegedly running a $364 million Ponzi scheme for several years. The defendants were taken into custody on Sept. 18.
Many college underclassmen find themselves befriending and hanging out with peers who are just a few years older. A few years makes a big difference when it comes to the legality of certain activities such as drinking. If you are under 21 and caught drinking an alcoholic beverage, you could face penalties such as a citation. While this seems like a small penalty at a glance, it may have farther reaching ramifications.
Although the Steelers and Eagles dominate Pennsylvania's professional football landscape, a player out west made headlines of his own on Sunday off the field. At about 6:27 p.m. on Sept. 16, calls were made to 911 about a vehicle that had run into mailboxes, trash cans and a bus stop sign in Simi Valley. The vehicle did not stop after colliding into those objects.
Pennsylvania residents may recall recent media reports about the actor Vince Vaughn being taken into custody by police in California for driving while under the influence of alcohol. The 48-year-old actor was also cited for obstruction when he allegedly refused to cooperate with police officers or exit his vehicle after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint during the early morning hours of June 10. Prosecutors announced on Sept. 7 that Vaughn has now been charged with misdemeanor DUI and faces the prospect of almost a year behind bars if convicted.
Police in Pennsylvania believe that a 32-year-old Newtown woman was intoxicated when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Bucks County during the early morning hours of Aug. 6. The woman was formally charged with driving under the influence on Aug. 20 after toxicology test results allegedly confirmed that she was impaired at the time. Reports indicate that she is due to appear before a Newtown magistrate on Oct. 1.