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May 20, 2017 GMT

Local officer charged

with shooting at driver

A Philadelphia police officer has been criminally charged and is likely to be fired after he shot at a car last year, sending a bullet flying through the window of a hospital.

Officer Ross Scott has been suspended with intent to dismiss. He is charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

Surveillance video showed Scott pulling out his gun after he was hit by a turning car while riding his motorcycle in May 2016. The driver, seeing the gun, drove off, and Scott who was off-duty fired three times, according to police.


One bullet went through a window at Temple University Hospital’s Outpatient Services Center. No one was injured.

U.S. Rep expected to plead guilty in ‘sexting’ case

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (F-N.Y.) was expected to enter a guilty plea Friday to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, a spokesman for a law firm representing him said Friday.

CNN, citing law enforcement officials, reported last September that prosecutors in the office of then-US Attorney Preet Bharara issued a subpoena for Weiner’s cell phone and other records as part of an investigation into alleged “sexting” with a purportedly underage girl. The allegations first surfaced in the Daily Mail.

The online sexting relationship allegedly went on for months between Weiner and a girl claiming to be just 15. The Daily Mail reported she said he sent her numerous photos, one of him in a pool and at least one bare-chested.

Weiner left Congress in June 2011 when sexually-charged, sometimes explicit, texts with women other than his wife first emerged.

— Compiled from The Associated Press