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  • Man Rapes Sleeping 6-Year-Old Girl in Bedroom: Police (Illegal)

    11/17/2015 3:22:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 73 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Chang
    A man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a suburban Philadelphia apartment and raped a 6-year-old girl who was sleeping in her bedroom. Oscar Rivera Herrera, 28, is charged with rape, rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats and simple assault --snip-- "He's a really great father," Dutter said. "That's what blows my mind. He has a kid of his own that same age. How could he do something like that?"
  • Deported from Camden, a stranger in Jamaica

    10/25/2015 5:58:09 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/25/2015 | Allison Steele
    --SNIP-- Napier came to Camden at age 5 but never became a U.S. citizen. He was deported July 30 because of a 1998 drug conviction that labeled him a high-priority candidate. Napier, who once spent his time coaching youth basketball and going out to dinner with his wife, now lives with a distant cousin in St. Thomas, a rural community outside of Kingston that this year was ranked the Jamaica's most impoverished parish. It is a foreign place to Napier
  • Source: Philly threat tied to website that Ore. shooter may have used (Penn.: Another terrorist?)

    10/05/2015 12:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 4, 2015 | Joe Brandt
    Colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News. "This is only the beginning, . . . " the Philly-area threat says. "On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university...
  • Philly Magazine editor apologizes for 'stupid' cover

    09/30/2015 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies ^ | 09/30/2015 | Tommy Rowan
    ---SNIP--- The lead story on the diversity of education in city schools features a photo that has no African American students, even though their school is 60 percent non-white. Tom McGrath, the magazine's editor, took responsibility for the photo, which shows seven students from Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School sitting along a brick wall outside its Center City campus. "We blew it," McGrath wrote. "To include not even one African American child on the cover fails to reflect not just the diversity that exists at the Greenfield School, but also that within the city of Philadelphia."
  • Mayor Nutter Attempts to Hijack Papal Appearance to Tout LGBT Rights

    09/27/2015 10:30:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/26/15 | Matthew Archbold
    In a disturbing turn of events, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a graduate of a Jesuit high school, reportedly used the appearance of Pope Francis in Philadelphia to push the gay agenda. Nutter had previously promised to ask the pope to "end judgment" of LGBT people by the church and then today, the mayor used his public appearance before hundreds of thousands of Catholics who gathered to see the pope to do just that. Speaking at Independence Hall before the pope, the mayor said "In America, everyone has rights...Our lesbian, gay and bisexual citizens continue to fight for equality." "Keep fighting...
  • The Pope takes on Trump: Francis makes thinly-veiled swipe at The Donald ...

    09/26/2015 5:26:49 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 117 replies ^ | 26 September 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Ollie Gillman
    Pope Francis made a thinly-veiled swipe at Donald Trump as the Pontiff defended Latino immigrants who came to America at 'great personal cost' during a moving speech to 40,000 followers in Philadelphia. Francis called on migrants from Mexico and the rest of the world to 'not feel discouraged by all the challenges and hardships' they face, saying they should never feel ashamed of their own traditions. The Pope's words come in direct contrast to Trump's calls for a wall to be built along the Mexican border and for stricter controls on who can enter the US. Speaking from the lectern...
  • Center City's a Police State Pre-Pope (Philly under lockdown)

    09/25/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Updated at 1:13 PM EDT on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 | Morgan Zalot
    Philadelphians and visitors to the city woke up on Friday morning to a world of barricades and tight security measures as authorities prepare for Pope Francis' weekend arrival. Fencing blocked off areas starting just east of City Hall, requiring people in that area to walk north to Cherry Street, where security checkpoints were set up, if they need to get inside the perimeter. Maureen Shaeffer and Ruth Schanbacher, who both came from the suburbs to go to work, didn't know each other before Friday morning. But they bonded over the tricky security measures. "We've been brought together through adversity," Shaeffer...
  • Attack on Teachers

    09/16/2015 4:22:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. After this update, I have some questions one might ask the black leadership. The ongoing and escalating assault on primary- and secondary-school teachers is not a pretty sight. Holly Houston is a post-traumatic stress specialist. She counsels teachers in Chicago public schools and reported, "Of the teachers that I have counseled over the years who have been assaulted, 100 percent of them have satisfied diagnostic criteria for PTSD." It's not just big-city schoolteachers traumatized. Dr....
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...
  • Eagles release QB Tim Tebow

    09/05/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09/05/2015
    The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Tebow was one of 22 players released Saturday by the Eagles, who also cut veteran offensive lineman John Moffitt and rookie running back Raheem Mostert. All NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, but Tebow appeared to be in contention for a roster spot after Philadelphia traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. The move leaves Kelly and the Eagles with two quarterbacks on their...
  • Cutdown day cruel reality of life in NFL

    09/05/2015 10:22:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    For more than 700 football players this is the cruelest of weekends; told they’re not good enough. Or, at least not worth, what teams were paying them. They will awaken Saturday unemployed, or packing suitcases for alternative postal codes, as teams trim rosters to the 53-man limit. Among the surprise exits is Darnell Dockett, signed away from Arizona six months ago by San Francisco, but deemed unworthy of his $7.5-million contract Friday. The more familiar names waived were Dolphins’ quarterback Josh Freeman, who didn’t help his cause with two interceptions Thursday. Rex Grossman was let go by Atlanta. Steve Weatherford’s...
  • Eagles release QB Tim Tebow

    09/05/2015 10:09:57 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 48 replies
    The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Rocky backs Tim Tebow, but wants him to start

    09/05/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/05/2015 | Rob Tornoe
    Go ahead and buy yourself a Tim Tebow jersey, because Rocky Balboa has just endorsed Tebowmania in Philadelphia. "How could you not like Tim Tebow?" Sylvester Stallone rhetorically asked a TMZ reporter yesterday after news that Eagles quarterback Matt Barkely was traded to the Cardinals, opening up a spot on the roster for Tebow.
  • Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals, open door for Tim Tebow

    09/04/2015 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/4/2015 | Will Brinson
    Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms. The move, first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, is a stunner in advance of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 and opens up the door for Tebow to serve as Philadelphia's third-string quarterback.
  • Sports Columnist: Tim Tebow's Not Only Good for NFL, He's Good for the World

    08/25/2015 8:17:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | August 25, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel said people ask him why he wants to see Tim Tebow succeed in his professional football career and his reasons have nothing to do the game. “Mainly it's because every time I've ever seen him at a public appearance, he scans the crowd in search of kids with special needs and then immediately makes a mad dash toward those kids as if they are a touchdown pylon,” Mike Bianchi wrote in an Aug. 22 column. “So many times these kids with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis and afflictions we can't even pronounce...
  • Tebowmania takes over Lincoln Financial Field

    08/18/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/16/2015 | David Murphy,
    WHEN YOU listen to Tim Tebow talk about his love for the game of football, it is hard not to feel like a soulless wretch for all of those years you rooted against him. When he looks into your eyes, you reflexively shrink away, as if he is peering into the darkest part of you. It feels as if he knows, as if the snark still echoes in his ears, as if he can still hear the cry of your cold heart as it begs the Steelers to win the toss in overtime. You want him to hug you and...
  • Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow due to play most in Eagles' preseason opener (Sunday Aug 16)

    08/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM | LES BOWEN
    MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said.
  • So...How about Tim Tebow autographing a Bible at training camp?

    08/13/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 62 replies
  • Teammate Reveals Something BIG About Tim Tebow’s Future That Will ‘Shock A Lot Of People’

    07/30/2015 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 at 9:06am | Norvell Rose
    Fighting hard to resurrect his NFL career, the Christian quarterback... Without explanation or elaboration, a sports writer for the CBS affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love called Tim Tebow “the most polarizing Philadelphia Eagle” in an article that goes on to share the surprising opinion of one of Tebow’s teammates who claims the quarterback’s play will “shock a lot of people.” Of course, one can imagine what writer Andrew Porter may have had in mind when offering that “most polarizing comment” about Tebow — the NFL player’s proudly promoted Christianity as well as the trepidation of a lot of...
  • Tebow working hard to find his niche

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 06/17/15 | Bob Grotz
    PHILADELPHIA >> There is one period each and every day of Eagles minicamp in which Tim Tebow leaves the other quarterbacks in his dust. It’s the zone-read drill. And you really don’t want to get in the way of the 6-2, 250-pound Tebow because he runs like it is “game on.” Tebow’s critics enjoy maligning his throwing mechanics, which still require extensive tweaking. They’ve totally missed the dimension he brought to the Denver Broncos, the skill that enabled him to register fourth-quarter comeback after fourth-quarter comeback and ultimately win a playoff game. Don’t underestimate the power of the mobile dimension...
  • Tim Tebow goes back to the basics with his mechanics

    06/11/2015 7:24:55 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 93 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jun 09, 2015
    [...] Early reports on Tebow out of the Eagles' OTAs have been overwhelmingly positive. Tebow is throwing the ball better than expected, and he attributes his improvement to his offseason work with House. Tebow said the pair worked “from the ground up,” focusing on “balance, posture, sequencing, timing," per John Gonzalez of CSN Philly. [...] Reporters at practice are not the only ones who have noticed the improvements that Tebow has made throwing the football. Kelly is excited with what he has seen so far. “Watch him throw,” Kelly said, per CSN Philly. “I think he’s improved. He spent a...
  • Analysis and thoughts on Tim Tebow's chance at making the Eagles

    06/03/2015 8:30:59 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 14 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 03, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    [...] He looks improved Tebow was not in the NFL the past two seasons because of two things — his accuracy and his throwing motion. The two are tied together, and through two practices, Tebow looks to have improved from the last time he played in the NFL with the New England Patriots two years ago. Breaking down the mechanics of Tebow's throwing motion is a job for a quarterback's coach, not a beat reporter, but to the naked eye, nothing stands out about Tebow's throwing motion. He gets the ball out as quickly as the three other quarterbacks on...
  • Jason Kelce – “Tim (Tebow) would be very tough to stop in short yardage”

    05/28/2015 8:16:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 9 replies ^ | May 28th, 2015 | Garry Cobb
    Eagles Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce was just on the 94WIP Morning Show and he told Angelo Cataldi he made some comments about the Eagles quarterbacks. On Sam Bradford – “I’ve worked with Sam out there on the field. He’s still limited in what he can do, but he looks great with what he does.” “Sam can throw the football very well down the field.” On Tim Tebow – “Tebow has looked pretty good in OTA’s especially with the read option plays. It’s hard to know what Chip is going to do at quarterback because each of them does their...
  • The book on Tim Tebow, from the guru who tried to fix him

    04/25/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 73 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | Bruce Feldman
    [...] Tom House, a former journeyman major league pitcher who has turned into the country's leading sports biomechanics guru, had been working with Tebow for months. Every day for hours. This was after Tebow had been released by the Patriots two years ago and Tom Brady, who has become a protege of House's, recommended the former Broncos QB see House at USC, where he has an office above the third base line. [...] He was Nolan Ryan's coach, and Randy Johnson’s, and then he started working with Drew Brees at the beginning of his NFL career. Brees swears by him....
  • Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm

    04/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 46 replies
    CBS.Sports ^ | April25,2015 | Shawn Crest
    Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp. "We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia. The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network
  • Tim Tebow still training for NFL rebirth despite long odds

    03/18/2015 8:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Albert Beer
    Let's get this out of the way first: If Tim Tebow's workout-gone-viral had been a revelation to the Eagles on Monday, he'd likely now be arranging logistics to spend the spring in Philadelphia. Tebow remains, more than anything else, a curiosity in NFL circles. According to one team official in Philly, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did "fine." Sometimes, these tire-kickings are favors to players, to get them back on the radar. And this one, at the very least, did that for Tebow. So ... what next?
  • He is risen: Eagles bring Tim Tebow in for a workout

    03/16/2015 2:34:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 104 replies
    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has just turned his own personal don’t-give-a-damn meter to 11, bringing quarterback Tim Tebow in for a workout. He’s just messing with us at this point. The idea of Tebow and Mark Sanchez together again is almost too perfect to put into words. Kelly carries himself with a smartest-guy-in-the-room vibe anyway, but bringing in a guy the rest of the NFL had given up on speaks to a bit of hubris. Could Tebow run the Eagles’ system, considering his roots running a spread offense at Florida? Sure. Maybe. Who knows?
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...
  • Tebow Outplays Barkley For Possible 3rd Slot on Eagles

    09/03/2015 8:49:07 PM PDT · by bill12345 · 32 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 9/3/15 |
    The popularity of the Eagles' third quarterback competition between Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow could be seen in the stands of MetLife Stadium, where Tebow's No. 15 from his one season with the Jets was spotted during the team's 24-18 win over the Eagles. It could be heard when Tebow entered the game in the second quarter to cheers of his name. Read more at
  • Tim Tebow throws TD pass in final preseason game

    09/03/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ESPN Sports ^ | 09/03/2015 | Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tim Tebow saved his best for last in his competition for the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job. Tebow ran an effective two-minute drill against the New York Jets, driving the Eagles 85 yards for a touchdown in 1 minute, 26 seconds. It was one of two touchdowns Tebow threw in the 24-18 loss. Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards. Early in the drive, Tebow's ability to avoid sacks came into play. He avoided pressure to complete a pass to running back Raheem Mostert. Tebow then shook loose from nose tackle T.J. Barnes...
  • Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly

    09/02/2015 8:26:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/2/2015 | unknown
    Philadelphia police are searching for several teen suspects wanted for armed robberies targeting taxi drivers. The robberies happened between August 23 and August 26. In two of the incidents, the suspects threatened the taxi drivers with a gun and demanded money.
  • Papal visit organizers unveil marketing campaign

    08/27/2015 4:37:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies ^ | 8/26/15 | John Kopp
    Organizers for the World Meeting of Families announced Wednesday a grassroots marketing campaign aimed at encouraging business and residential participation during the papal events in late September. Standing outside Jack's Firehouse in Fairmount, WMOF Executive Director Donna Crilley Farrell unveiled window signage and buttons depicting Pope Francis alongside the marketing slogan #OpenInPHL. The signage and buttons will be distributed to businesses throughout Center City as part of the "I'll Be There" campaign. Businesses that will be open during the papal visit are being asked to use the window signs. The marketing campaign comes amidst residential grumbling regarding the massive street...
  • Obama: Gun-Related Deaths ‘Dwarf’ Terrorist-Caused Deaths(Blame guns, but not gunman)

    08/26/2015 4:45:24 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/26/15
    In a preview of an interview with President Barack Obama set to air tomorrow on Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, the president reacted to the WDBJ shooting earlier in the day with commentary on what he described as “gun-related incidents.” “It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kinds of incidents,” Obama said. “What we know, is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Philly Cop on Video Soliciting for Fund-Raiser at Traffic Stop

    08/21/2015 7:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/21 | aria Panaritis
    Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on Friday ordered that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and ordered his gun taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for an upcoming police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser he will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point. Ramsey said he took action swiftly, after being shown the videos at a morning briefing Friday by his...
  • Philly Catholic School Facing Severe Legal Punishment After Firing Lesbian Teacher

    07/12/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Buois
    Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex civil marriage with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been civilly married to her lesbian lover, but they kept her on as Director of Religious Education anyway for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, parents from the school eventually found out about Winters and complained to the school...
  • Kermit Gosnell activity happening at highest levels of Planned Parenthood says Daleiden

    08/20/2015 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | August 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    On Wednesday’s Dana Loesch show Center for Medical Progress lead investigator, David Daleiden called what was revealed in his latest video exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation “Kermit Gosnell activity.” The latest video, number 7, is horrific and shows eyewitness Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician describing the day she was called upon to remove brain tissue from a baby born alive, with his heart still beating after a Planned Parenthood abortion. “It is Kermit Gosnell activity happening at the highest levels of Planned Parenthood,” Daleiden told Loesch. Gosnell ran the Philadelphia House of Horrors abortion facility and is...
  • Concealed Carrier Robbed of Gun in Philadelphia

    08/21/2015 4:54:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this screenshot, the robber has the pistol, which appears to be a semi-auto.  The robber is closest to the counter.  The red arrow points to the pistol. It happened on August 17, 2015.  The concealed handgun carrier was robbed of his handgun in a strong arm robbery.  The story illustrates one of the disadvantages of concealed carry.  Concealed carry gives up tactical deterrence.   The robber did not know that the concealed carrier was armed, so he was not deterred from attacking him.  In this case, the element of surprise was to the advantage of the robber.  The police...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...
  • Tebow runs for a score, Eagles beat Colts 36-10

    08/16/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years.
  • District registration for immigrant students closes Aug. 28 (70 countries 40 languages.)

    08/16/2015 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies ^ | August 15, 2013
    Last year, the center registered more than 800 students from more than 70 countries. Collectively, those students spoke more than 40 different native languages. The district also noted families shouldn’t be concerned about registering their child based on their immigration status. The district referred to Plyler v. DOE, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that it is unconstitutional to deny free public education to children who are not legally admitted into the United States. City immigrant populations have been on the rise since Mayor Michael Nutter’s signage of a a pair of executive orders, starting in 2009. “All city...
  • Philly school district registers 800 students speaking 40 languages from 70 countries

    08/15/2015 6:33:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | Damon C. Williams
    The School District of Philadelphia’s special registration for immigrant students who speak a language other than English closes on Aug. 28, giving families of such students roughly two weeks to register their child for the upcoming school year. The school year begins Sept. 8 for grades 1 through 12, and on Sept. 12 for kindergarten students; interested families should contact the Multilingual Assessment Center at (215) 400–4240 and selecting option 1. The office is open for registration Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Student registration packets are also available through the district’s website at Last year,...
  • Donald Trump and the Mob (Mafia Connections)

    08/11/2015 8:19:33 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chris Frates
    (CNN)Donald Trump's glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and Atlantic City casinos have long had a darker side, allegations that the mob helped build them. Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records. "The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive," New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.
  • Big Rig Hauling Tea & Glue Tears Open Along Pennsylvania Turnpike

    08/10/2015 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dan Stamm
    A tractor-trailer hauling glue and loose tea overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning. The big rig wrecked around 9:15 a.m. on the ramp from the eastbound Turnpike (I-276) to the Northeast Extension (I-476) in Plymouth Township Montgomery County, said state police. The 26-year-old driver luckily escaped with only a non-life-threatening hand laceration, said police. The force of the crash caused the trailer to crack as it came to a stop on its side along the grassy shoulder. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time after the wreck, traffic slowly got by as crews worked to right the rig. Police...
  • Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

    08/09/2015 4:04:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Margie Winters, right, ex-nun, ex-Director of Religious Education at Waldron Mercy, a private Catholic high school--- and partner Andrea Vettori Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?" Yet the Archdiocese of Philadelphia opened its door only briefly when married gay teacher Margie Winters, trailed by supporters, arrived Monday with 23,000 petitions seeking reinstatement to her job at a Catholic elementary school. "The school and...
  • Friendly hitchhiking robot is found DECAPITATED in Philadelphia

    08/03/2015 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Only two weeks into an attempt to travel across the United States, the friendly hitchhiking robot's journey has ended in Philadelphia after being beaten to a pulp. HitchBOT, who was created by a team of communication researchers from Ontario, was found damaged beyond repair early Saturday in the city of brotherly love.
  • PA Turnpike OKs 2016 Rates for Delaware River Bridge Electronic Toll

    08/03/2015 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike press release ^ | July 23, 2015 | Pennsylvania Turnpike
    HARRISBURG, PA. (JULY 23, 2015) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently approved toll rates for a cashless, nonstop tolling point for westbound motorists crossing the Delaware River Bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on Interstate 276. E-ZPass customers, who make up more than 80 percent of traffic at the bridge, will pay $5 for a two-axle vehicle; non-E-ZPass customers will pay $6.75 via Pennsylvania Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE, a system that will take an image of the license plate and mail an invoice to the vehicle's owner. Each additional axle will cost an additional $5 for E-ZPass customers and...
  • Not Much Brotherly Love for Robot in Philadelphia

    08/01/2015 5:31:10 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 28 replies
    Salam Patch ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Adam swift
    Let’s be honest, whether fair or not, Philadelphia has a certain reputation. It’s a city where football fans booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. Baseball fans once threw D cell batteries (the big ones) at visiting outfielder J.D. Drew. And now, it’s where an adorable robot who was only counting on the kindness of strangers to hitchhike across the country was vandalized, effectively ending his summer trip. hitchBOT’s trip came to an (Friday) night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT...
  • Pa. Congressman Fattah indicted on corruption charges from 2007 mayor’s race

    07/29/2015 9:16:01 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/15 | By Paul Kane and Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a onetime rising star who came to Congress 20 years ago as a next-generation reformer, was charged Wednesday with racketeering related to an off-books $1 million loan to his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor in 2007. The Justice Department charged Fattah, a senior member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and four supporters with 29 counts that included bribery, bank fraud and other corruption charges. “The public expects their elected officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “By misusing campaign funds, misappropriating government funds, accepting...