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  • Pirates honor 99-year-old usher who's been with them for 81 years

    04/28/2017 5:37:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/27/2017 | Mark Townsend
    “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years,” was among president Abraham Lincoln’s most profound quotes. It immediately comes to mind when thinking about Phil Coyne. Not because Coyne’s life has been short on years, but because he’s fit so much life, so much passion and so many experiences that would make any baseball fan jealous into his now 99 years on earth. For 81 years, Coyne has led fans to their seats at baseball games in Pittsburgh. He started at Forbes Field as an 18-year-old back in 1936. He moved with the team to...
  • Media can have their dinner; Donald Trump will eat their lunch

    04/24/2017 9:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jaclyn Cashman
    President Trump is once again trolling the media — and looking to turn tables on the big mockfest they had planned for him — by skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday. Instead of spending the evening getting skewered by a hostile Fourth Estate and a politicized comedian, Trump has opted to throw a party of his own with thousands of his supporters in Pennsylvania. He tweeted, “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” That means much of the elite media will have to hang up their tuxes and stilettos and...
  • Hershey’s just announced a major change to their chocolate, and it’s probably [NOT] a good plan

    04/24/2017 10:36:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 118 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Channing Sargent
    America’s most iconic chocolate, Hershey’s, is slimming down. Hershey announced earlier this week that half of its candy bars and candy products will drop to 200 calories or less. They expect the shift to be fully in place by the year 2022.In a press release, the company stated that it expects to meet the goal in two ways. First of all, they will be reformulating their products. Additionally, they will adjust the size of certain items.The changes will affect standard and king-sized items. We can’t help but wonder if this means they’ll merely be getting smaller, which at first is...
  • Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill

    04/24/2017 11:44:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 24, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training. Wolf has already promised to veto the bill. The governor should reconsider. Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States, and there has been good reason for allowing it. Police virtually always arrive after an...
  • Trump schedules 'big' Pennsylvania rally on same night as White House reporter gala

    04/24/2017 4:59:26 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22 2017 | Javier David
    President Donald Trump announced his intention to hold a "big rally" in Pennsylvania next Saturday, a date which marks his 100th day in office, and coincides with the White House Correspondent's Dinner—an event he previously declined to attend.... ...Interestingly, however, the rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, and threatens to overshadow the gala known derisively as "Nerd Prom." Amid a spat with the press in February, Trump declared he wouldn't attend, departing with a long-held tradition where sitting presidents rub shoulders with the very reporters who cover the White House and Congress.
  • Donald Trump to Hold Rally Same Night as White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/22/2017 1:29:37 PM PDT · by BAW · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | April 22, 2017 | Variety Staff
    In a counter-programming twist, president Donald Trump has scheduled a Pennsylvania rally the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner. “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” he tweeted on Saturday. Trump had previously announced that he would skip the annual event in Washington D.C., breaking a long tradition of the president dining with, and often getting roasted by, the media. The White House staff also will forgo the event. The dinner, hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association, is set for April 29 at the Washington Hilton. Hasan Minhaj,...
  • Trump to hold 'BIG rally' in Pennsylvania (Same night as White House Correspondent's Dinner)

    04/22/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel Craig
    President Donald Trump plans to hold a "BIG rally" in Pennsylvania next weekend — although the exact time, place and reason for the event are not known. Trump, tweeted from his personal account Saturday afternoon that the rally would be held Saturday, April 29, without immediately providing further details. (TWEET-AT-LINK) As Politico notes, the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. The event also falls on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, which Trump has decided to skip, breaking years of precedent. The president spent much time campaigning in Pennsylvania, and taking the state proved a...
  • Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex

    04/21/2017 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 45 replies
    Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Special Offer for Philly.com Readers Philly.com logo News — Crime Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Updated: APRIL 20, 2017 — 5:45 PM EDT 1060 REPRINTS Francisco-Prado-Contreras Camera icon PHILADELPHIA POLICE Francisco Prado-Contreras is facing charges that include statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor and related offenses. by Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer @FarFarrAway | farrs@phillynews.com A South Philadelphia soccer coach paid money to have sex with a girl on his team when she was...
  • In Sanctuary City Crackdown, Justice Department Threatens to Withhold Grants From 8 Cities

    04/21/2017 10:13:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 4/21/17 | Laura Meckler
    The letters were sent to officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York City and Sacramento, Calif., as well as Cook County, Ill. These municipalities were identified in a Justice Department inspector general’s report last year as potentially out of compliance with the requirements. Friday’s letter asks the cities to send documentation that they are in compliance by the end of June.
  • Students, donors fleeing Drexel over prof's inflammatory tweets

    04/21/2017 8:54:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 21, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The professor who tweeted that “all I want for Christmas is white genocide” is now under investigation by Drexel University for his “extremely damaging conduct” on social media. George Ciccariello-Maher recently tweeted that he wanted to “vomit” after witnessing someone give their first-class airline seat to a uniformed soldier, and later made his Twitter account private following Campus Reform’s reporting on his recent tweet encouraging Philadelphia residents to shut down a recent Charles Murray lecture at Villanova University.
  • Delco cops put parents and teens on notice over bad behavior (Suburban Philly)

    04/19/2017 2:27:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/19/2017 | Mari A. Schaefer
    Police in Springfield Township, Delaware County, are putting middle schoolers and their parents on notice. Stop the nonsense. No more playing chicken in traffic, no more midnight ring-and-runs, no more throwing stones at the trolley. Stop swearing at Wawa customers, tipping over trash cans, and blocking streets. "Enough is enough," said Police Chief Joe Daly.
  • Facebook murderer Steve Stephens kills himself after police pursuit in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 18, 2017, | Jason Silverstein
    Facebook murderer Steve Stephens shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, ending a three-day manhunt for the Cleveland killer, police confirmed. A tipster alerted police in Erie County after spotting Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a McDonald’s parking lot, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Officers attempted a traffic stop around 11 a.m. and Stephens drove away, starting a brief pursuit, Williams said. ... After his death, Stephens’ mother, Maggie Green, told Cleveland media her son had a gambling problem and bottomed out after a recent breakup. ... The murder clip raised concerns about the effect Facebook and its...
  • Steve Stephens found dead in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 162 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2017 | CNN
    Breaking: Pennsylvania state police confirm that after a brief pursuit, Steve Stephens shot and killed himself.
  • 20 Shot, 4 Die in Easter Weekend Shootings in Philadelphia

    04/17/2017 1:50:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Dan Stamm
    Four people were killed and 16 others hurt in a series of shootings that plagued Philadelphia over the warm Easter holiday weekend. "Summertime is coming, warm weather today, we get shootings that peak and valley during the warm weather," Philadelphia police Capt. Jamill Taylor said early Sunday at the scene of a homicide at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Steve Stephens maybe in Philly

    04/17/2017 1:17:47 PM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 20 replies
    NBC Philthadelphia ^ | 4.17.17 | WakeUpAndVote
    Update, didn't see this posted. Schools in lock down.
  • New clue emerges in Facebook killer’s whereabouts [PENNSYLVANIA]

    04/17/2017 9:29:59 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 7:58 AM | Yaron Steinbuch
    A ping from the cellphone of a behavioral health worker who randomly killed a Cleveland grandfather and posted video of the execution on Facebook has been detected in Pennsylvania, according to a report. The clue emerged as police in Ohio urged residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be on the lookout for Steve Stephens, 37, who may have fled Cleveland after allegedly gunning down Robert Godwin Sr., 74. Stephens’ cellphone ping was detected about 100 miles east of Cleveland in Erie, Pa., authorities told CNN. Police in the city told The Post they were not investigating the...
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • ABINGTON POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING UBER DRIVER

    04/14/2017 5:53:41 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 35 replies
    ABINGTON TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Police in Abington Township, Montgomery County are searching for a missing woman who worked as an Uber driver. 45-year-old Krysten Laib was last seen in Philadelphia at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Police say Laib had been working as an Uber driver when she last spoke to family members. They say she has not answered her cell phone or made any attempt to contact her family. Laib is described as a white female, 5'4, 135 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair. She was driving a 2003 olive green Subaru Legacy with Pennsylvania registration...
  • EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

    04/13/2017 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 6:37 PM EDT | Joe Mandak
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told dozens of Pennsylvania coal miners Thursday that the “regulatory assault” on their industry is over, and that the environment can be protected without hurting business. “We’re going to do it the American way, grow jobs and show the rest of the world how it’s done,” Pruitt said before going on a mine tour about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. “The regulatory assault is over,” he said, referring to tightened environmental and other regulatory standards on coal and other energy industries under former President Barack Obama. “We’re going to partner together with you.” Pruitt...
  • Trump Jr. mocks Pa. college's LGBT students, supporters 'afraid' of Chick-fil-A on campus

    04/13/2017 5:31:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2017 | Colin Deppen
    While his father was busy insisting that U.S.-Russia relations would survive this latest round of frost, Donald Trump Jr. was tweeting about fast food on college campuses. Well, one campus in particular: Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where LGBT students and their supporters say they fear the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to a campus food court because of the company's "questionable history on civil rights and human rights."