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  • Boy Severely Beaten at Suburban Middle School by Another Student

    02/07/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 79 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | NBC Chicago Story Monkey
    A 12-year-old boy was in a coma over the weekend after being severely beaten by another student at a northwest suburban middle school Friday. Kenyon Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Olsem said the young boy was “assaulted by another student” just before noon. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. {SNIP} At the Elgin school district meeting Monday night, the student board member wore green, a symbol officials say is meant to represent hope. Others throughout the district wore the color in...
  • Haverford School headmaster placed on leave after alleged assault

    10/12/2016 4:52:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mari A. Schaefer
    The Haverford School's headmaster has been placed on leave after being charged with simple assault stemming from an alleged altercation with his son after finding marijauna in his backpack. [SNIP]Nagl confiscated the drugs and his son’s cell phone as punishment but later found the phone was missing when he went to show his estranged wife the drugs. He confronted his son who refused to turn over the phone. Nagl then physically took the phone from his son's hands and walked away when the son “re-engaged” in an altercation, according to court documents...
  • Dumped like trash: What would cause her to leave son helpless?

    04/13/2015 5:22:56 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Monday, April 13, 2015 | JASON NARK
    THE LITTLE PATCH of woods off 59th Street near Cobbs Creek is a place where people drink beer, have sex in the dirt and dump their trash. Dozens of tall cans of cheap beer, a few condom wrappers and old, wet clothes were scattered there yesterday afternoon, right near a line of police tape that stretched from tree to tree. The blanket that Nyia Parler allegedly used to cover her quadriplegic son before she abandoned him there last week was gone. The Bible she allegedly left on his chest, perhaps hoping a higher power could sort it all out, was...
  • Gay-bashers apparently dined at upscale eatery before assault

    09/17/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 28 replies
    The Daily News ^ | September 16, 2014 | VINNY VELLA & WILL BUNCH
    A GROUP OF well-dressed college-age men and women apparently dined at an upscale Center City restaurant Thursday night before some of them brutally assaulted two gay men on the sidewalk just two blocks away. Internet sleuths Tuesday joined Philadelphia police and reward-givers in a hunt for the group of clean-cut 20-somethings linked to the shocking assault.
  • Vanity: Gun safety question

    06/24/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    Vanity | 06.24.13 | South Hawthorne
    Folks, I need some advice here. I own two weapons, a Ruger 9, and a Mossberg 500. Both are primarily for home defense, although I have a CC and take the 9 with me occasionally. I live in the city, South Philadelphia, in a three story row home, and there are very few break-ins, not a great deal of crime in my neighborhood. I also have a wife, who has no interest in fire arms, and two children, a daughter 13 and son 11, who also have no interest in firearms. Now I keep the Mossberg in the bedroom (3rd...
  • Kenny Chesney Concert Ends With Fights, Arrests, Huge Mess

    06/24/2013 9:00:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    KDKA ^ | June 23, 2013 5:58 PM | KDKA Story Monkey
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The excitement over Kenny Chesney Saturday proved to be a little too much for some people with the night ending with several fights and numerous arrests. Police say 49 people were arrested inside Heinz field during the concert, with another 24 arrests taking place near the venue on the North Shore. Police say most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and aggravated assault.
  • Mass murders a white-male, not mental-health, issue

    04/02/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 1, 2013 | CHARLOTTE AND HARRIET CHILDRESS
    IMAGINE if African-American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we'd have political debates demanding that African-Americans be "held accountable." But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room. Nearly all the mass shootings in this country in recent years have been committed by white men and boys. Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest that it is unfair if we talk about...
  • (Philadelphia Eagles Owners) Luries call it quits after 20-year partnership

    07/05/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 5, 2012 | John F. Morrison
    THE LURIES were a team within a team. Co-owners of the Philadelphia Eagles, partners in various civic and community endeavors, Oscar-winning filmmakers. In the 20 years of their marriage, Christina and Jeffrey Lurie seemed the ideal teammates. For the Eagles, he ran the business of trying to make a winning team; she had a voice in the team logo, the cheerleaders' costumes, the designs of the stadium and practice facility, but primarily the charitable work of the Eagles Youth Partnership.And that original kelly green of the uniforms! Yuck! That had to go. They even co-authored a story in the Inquirer...
  • Wisconsin man suspected of slaughtering 100 deer in 'thrill kill'

    03/30/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 153 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Cristina Corbin
    A Wisconsin man, who along with his three friends is suspected of illegally slaughtering as many as 100 deer in what prosecutors call an unprecedented "thrill-kill" spree, faces up to six months in jail. Nathan Blaha, 20, of Hillsboro, Wis., and his accomplices allegedly wandered the backroads of Richland County in a pickup truck, stunning deer with a light before shooting them and leaving their carcasses to rot in what he called a contest to “get the most deer,” according to court documents.
  • Rewards of $15,000 posted in fatal beating case (Independence Hall

    01/17/2012 3:46:36 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 17 replies ^ | 01/17/2012 | Staff
    Rewards totaling $15,000 were posted today for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the men who beat Kevin Kless to death in the Historic District over the weekend. After the city announced it was offering $10,000, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers, said today it would put up another $5,000. Police, at the same time, offered a slightly different account of events leading up to the killing early Saturday. In a statement, police said that after leaving an Old City bar with his girlfriend and another woman, Kless tried to flag down...
  • Quarrel in school ends with Phila. teens shot dead in car

    01/12/2012 9:32:25 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via ^ | Thu, Jan. 12, 2012 | Allison Steele
    Seven teenage boys were packed into the Toyota Corolla, sitting on top of each other, when the car pulled over on the 1500 block of East Luzerne Street in Juniata Park. It was about 10:30 Tuesday night, and the youths were looking for a fight, police said. It had started in school with an argument between some of the friends in the car and three teenage brothers, spilled onto Facebook with threats, and escalated into plans to settle the matter with a physical battle. As the teens waited in the car, a man in a gray hoodie came out of...
  • Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Middletown, Conn. Elementary School

    01/12/2012 6:35:16 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 59 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 11, 2012 11:59 PM | CBS New York Story Monkey
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Parents in a Connecticut suburb are outraged over disturbing disciplinary actions at a local elementary school. They claim students are being locked in unsupervised “scream rooms,” where some children have harmed themselves, reports CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez. The Middleton School District is on the hot seat as furious parents are demanding to know what’s going on behind closed doors at Farm Hill Elementary School. “My daughter is telling me that there’s kids being taken out in ambulances, by stretcher,” parent Sean Archer told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez on Wednesday. Disturbing allegations have surfaced of teachers locking...
  • 'You are swine and infidels' . . . secret insults at wedding blessing in paradise

    12/30/2011 10:09:11 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Anita Singh
    The couple chose an idyllic resort in the Maldives as the perfect place to renew their marriage vows and pledge everlasting love. But their happiness has turned to humiliation after the wedding video was posted on YouTube and subtitles disclosed that their "Islamic blessing", which was conducted by a hotel employee in the native Dhivehi language, was in fact a stream of insults. "You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one," he intoned as the couple held up their hands in prayer, blissfully unaware of...
  • Kill-adelphia: Yet again, city tops list of homicide rates

    12/30/2011 6:30:24 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Fri, Dec. 30, 2011 | STEPHANIE FARR & DANA DiFILIPPO
    [SNIP] Murders are up again this year in Philadelphia, and the city still has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to stats provided by each city's police department. At the same time, fewer murders are getting solved. With a few days left in the year, the city's homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Last year, 306 people were killed, and the year before, 302. But despite the jump in homicides this year, city officials prefer to focus on the...
  • Woman being driven home after minor accident is killed in second accident (Illegal Alien)

    12/27/2011 11:23:52 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 14 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | Dan Goldberg
    A Toms River woman, who was on her way home with her husband after a minor car accident, was killed when their pickup truck was hit head-on by a van, which police say was driven by a drunk driver. Ed McCarthy, 74, was driving his wife Jean, 71, west on Route 70 when they were hit by a van making a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 East, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Abel Hernandez, 28, of Lake wood, allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended within the hour, Mastronardy said. Hernandez is charged with being an...
  • Platt: How do we report about our own? (Child molesting sports writer)

    12/21/2011 8:54:22 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Larry Platt Editor Philadelphia Daily News
    (Background provided by Owl_Eagle) Legendary Philadelphia Daily News Sportswriter Bill Conlin retired abruptly yesterday amongst allegations of sex abuse reported by sister paper The Philadelphia Inquirer. Larry Platt is/was Conlin's editor. (Snip)I have known Bill Conlin since 1990, and before that, I knew him as a legendary voice on the page. I simply do not know how to reconcile what I've read with the man I know. I spoke to him Tuesday. He offered to retire and I immediately accepted. I knew I'd never be comfortable running his byline again. For a long time Tuesday, we struggled with how to...
  • FReeper help needed (Vanity)

    12/07/2011 9:46:50 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 7, 2011 | Owl_Eagle
    Okay, so I know a lot of yous are creative: My wife's Christmas party is next week and I HAVE to attend (after all I put her through all year, it's the least I can do). Thing of it is, her co-workers are really stuffy and humorless, so it seems like the longest two hours of the year. This year, though, they're having it at a kareoke place. So, what I need is a famous song where I can change the lyrics to being about Jerry Sandusky. Suggestions and lyrics, please.
  • Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento dies of massive heart attack ("WHEN ORDERING PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH")

    08/23/2011 6:26:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 84 replies · 39+ views
    WPVI Action News ^ | Aug. 23, 2011 | Unknown
    PHILADELPHIA - August 23, 2011 (WPVI) -- The owner of the landmark South Philadelphia cheesesteak stand who once told customers to order in English has died.Family members confirm to Action News that 71-year-old Geno's Steaks owner Joey Vento has died of a massive heart attack on the way to the hospital.[snip] In June 2006, Vento and Geno's grabbed headlines for two small signs posted at the shop stating, "This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH."' Vento said he posted the signs due to concerns over the debate on immigration reform and the increasing number of people who couldn't order...
  • Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations

    07/19/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 18 replies
    CBS 3 Philadelphia ^ | 07.19.11 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot. The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out. But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued. “After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the...
  • Headless Body found in Delco creek

    06/15/2011 10:15:40 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jun. 15, 2011 | Bonnie L. Cook
    Police in Nether Providence Township have been called to investigate the discovery of a headless body in a creek behind a condominium complex, according to police. A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the badly decomposed body of a man was recovered by investigators this morning from a bed of rocks at the rear of the Crum Creek Valley Condominiums at 800 Avondale Road, Wallingford, Nether Providence Township. The head and a noose were recovered by investigators on the other side of the creek, said the source who was not authorized to speak for publication. "The body of...