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Charges for Boston Bus Crash; Large Teen Fight Center City; Croydon Mansion Arson Arrests
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/09/13 6:14 pm | updated: 04/09/13 6:19 pm
 
Charges have been filed in Boston against a bus driver who crashed his bus into a highway overpass in February. The crash injured 35 students and chaperones on the way home to the Philadelphia area following a field trip to Harvard university. Massachusetts officials announced today that 66-year-old Samuel Jackson of Philadelphia will face criminal charges of operating negligently to endanger. He also faces civil violations of failing to obey a sign banning buses from the Department of Conservation and Recreation roadway. The crash happened on February 2nd when Jackson ignored height restrictions on the roadway adjacent to the Charles River and did not slow down as the bus slammed into an overpass. Most of the injuries were minor, however some were serious, requiring hospitalization.

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A large fight broke out this afternoon involving a crowd of some 200 teenagers in Center City. Police were called to the scene of a disturbance and 'flash mob' of teenage students gathered near 16th and Chestnut sometime after 3:00. Some of the teens were fighting and there were reports of bottles being thrown. Police were able to quickly disperse the crowd and restore order, but not until after several people were arrested. 14 people were arrested, all teenagers, 11 males and 3 females. names and ages have not been released. The area has since been cleared for traffic.

Three men in Bucks County have been charged with the arson fire that damaged the 237-year-old Croydon Mansion in Bensalem Township. The three men are part of the 'Black Flag Family Gang' and have been in custody since the end of February after being arrested in an armed robbery in Bristol Township. Dennis Rose III, 19; Michael Kurfuss, 19; and Nicholas Ricciardi, 21; all of Levittown have been charged with the arson with bail set at $200,000 each. Ricciardi is a Bristol Township volunteer firefighter.

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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 04/09 6:19 pm
 
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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 04/09 6:19 pm
 
Alleged arsonists

 

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