Daily Archives: 1, March 28, 2008

With Regret: Tpr. Kenton E. Iwaniec, Troop J, Avondale barracks, killed in crash

New state trooper dies in car crash

By Nancy Petersen and Kathleen Brady Shea

Inquirer Staff Writers / March 29, 2008

Kenton E. Iwaniec, 24, was driving to his Lancaster home shortly after his shift ended at 10 p.m. when a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Kristina M. Quercetti, 40, of Landenberg, crossed the center line, sideswiped a truck, and then hit Iwaniec’s Hyundai Elantra head-on…

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Iwaniec’s first law-enforcement posting was with Troop J at the Avondale barracks, where he served for just three months.

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State trooper killed in crash

6abc.com, PA – March 28, 2008
Tpr. Kenton E. Iwaniec had just completed an evening shift last night and was driving home in his personal vehicle. Another vehicle crossed the center line
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Tpr. Iwaniec enlisted in the State Police on June 11 [2007] and graduated from the academy in Hershey on Dec. 21.

Larry Fisher charged with perjury for allegedly lying at an arbitration hearing

Former state trooper accused of lying during discipline hearing

(AP) / March 28, 2008

A former Pennsylvania State Police corporal has been charged with lying during an arbitrator’s hearing into his firing.

Laurence Fisher, 44, of Mills, was charged Thursday with perjury and false swearing. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail…

James Baranowski has petitioned to reinstate his whistleblower suit

Ex-trooper tries whistleblower suit again in Ellerby case

By Debra Erdley

TRIBUNE-REVIEW / Friday, March 28, 2008

A former trooper who was a key witness in a family’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police has petitioned to reinstate his whistleblower suit against the agency.

Retired Sgt. James Baranowski, the incident commander following the fatal 2002 shooting of Michael Ellerbe, 12, of Uniontown, claims he was told to mind his own business and ultimately forced out of the agency…

“Our democratic system cannot function when public officials act as though they are above the law.” FBI SAC San Juan

Posted on Thu, Mar. 27, 2008

PR governor, four Philadelphians charged

By John Shiffman / Inquirer Staff Writer

Puerto Rico’s governor and four Philadelphians, including prominent fund-raiser Robert M. Feldman, were charged this morning in San Juan with federal campaign-finance related crimes.The investigation of Gov. Anibal Acevedo-Vila, a Democrat who faces re-election this year, was triggered by the FBI’s Philadelphia City Hall corruption probe in 2003. Continue reading

The trio could remain on parole if they studied English and got full-time jobs

Judge orders men to learn English
BBC News
A judge in the US state of Pennsylvania has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail. The trio, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, were told they could remain on parole if they studied English and got full-time