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  • Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man's hand -police

    07/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 7/18/2014 | REUTERS
    (Reuters) - Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.
  • VA offices in Baltimore and Philadelphia hid claims, mail

    07/14/2014 12:27:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The VA scandal continues to unfold, although primarily through local and regional reporting, demonstrating that the issues of corruption and bureaucratic fraud go beyond just wait lists. Today, Congress will make public the testimony from an Inspector General agent, and it’s not pretty. The IG found that mail and claims were hidden in two separate VA systems, and in Philadelphia the postmarks go back to 2011, and claims were redated to hide their age:
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Will the Rittenhouse Square illegal alien rape suspect cause Mayor Nutter to reconsider his order

    06/27/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Newsworks.org ^ | JUNE 27, 2014 | BRANDYWINE
    (Will the Rittenhouse Square illegal alien rape suspect cause Mayor Nutter to reconsider his order limiting Philadelphia’s cooperation with ICE? ) Philadelphia police are charging an illegal immigrant from Honduras with rape, burglary, and other offenses related to the June 22 attack on a 26-year old woman in her Rittenhouse Square apartment. Milton Mateo Garcia, a/k/a Milton Garcia-Vazquez, was reported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to have been previously deported from the United States in June 2013. That this deportee was able to illegally re-enter the United States and gain employment at three Philadelphia restaurants for several months...
  • Store Owner Who Killed Alleged Robber Says Police Training, "Guardian Angel" Saved Her

    06/24/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 | David Chang
    Sharon Doyle may be petite but the 46-year-old store owner is anything but defenseless, as one alleged robber learned on Monday. Police say the unidentified 47-year-old man likely believed Doyle was an easy target when he entered the Stan's Health Foods Store on the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. But little did he know, there's more to Doyle than meets the eye. "She was a Philadelphia Police officer and she also was in the Secret Service," said Doyle's mother, Rita Perrell. Investigators say Doyle's law enforcement training was put to the test as the man held...
  • Delivery Truck Clips Loaded Plane's Wing

    06/09/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | Dan Stamm
    Philadelphia firefighters and airport police responded to Philadelphia International Airport after a delivery truck clipped the wing of an aircraft with 100 people on board. Break-in While Hollywood Starlet Was Home According to authorities, the truck struck the wing of a Tampa, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines jet parked at Gate E-12 around 7 a.m. Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson told NBC10 that 95 passengers and five crew members were on board Flight 4739 at the time. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said no one was hurt. The passengers were placed on different flights, according to Landson. The extent and cost of the...
  • Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect in 2011 Hunter Pence deal

    06/07/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 6-6-14 | Dayn Perry
    At this writing, Astros outfield prospect Domingo Santana is batting .297/.374/.493 as a 21-year-old in Triple-A. That good production comes after a 2013 campaign in which he slugged .498 with 25 homers as a 20-year-old in Double-A. In other words, Santana is becoming a potentially important part of Houston's rebuild. The Astros acquired Santana as part of the 2011 trade in which they sent Hunter Pence to the Phillies. Houston also landed Jon Singleton and Jarred Cosart in that same deal. So it's turning out being pretty costly for the Phils and GM Ruben Amaro. Why are we talking about...
  • Principal, 4 teachers charged in cheating scandal

    05/08/2014 4:31:43 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Craig R. McCoy and Kristen A. Graham
    Update: The principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section have been charged with fostering a culture of cheating on standardized state tests there over a 5-year period, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday. Kane said the educators changed student answers, provided test answers to students and improperly reviewed Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test questions before giving the tests. After the cheating stopped in 2012, the schools test scored dropped dramatically, Kane noted. In 2008-09 state proficiency tests, Cayuga's fourth graders excelled: 88.8% pass math and 83.9% pass reading. By 2012-13, the most...
  • Another Bite At The For-Profit Education Apple

    05/08/2014 4:32:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    President Obama is passionate about education, especially for underprivileged kids … or so he says. An ardent opponent of school choice, except when it comes to his own kids, one of his first acts was to try to kill the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship that provides poor kids in the nation’s capital the chance to escape failing schools. He’s repeatedly tried to ax the program, only to be blocked by Republicans. But the President’s assault on education doesn’t end with just young kids, it continues throughout the entire education system. For the last few years, the Obama administration has waged a...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Cardinal O'Connor's mother was convert from Judaism, research shows

    05/02/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | May 2, 2014 | Claudia McDonnell
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish. It is not known whether he knew that his mother, Dorothy Gumple O'Connor, was born Jewish. She converted to Catholicism before she met and married Thomas O'Connor, the late cardinal's father. Mary O'Connor Ward, the cardinal's sister, told Catholic New York, newspaper of the New York Archdiocese, that her mother never spoke about having belonged to another faith. The fact that Dorothy O'Connor was Jewish by birth...
  • Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty

    04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-30-14 | Juan Williams
    Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that...
  • Pizza Guy Shot By Philly Cops Is ‘Great Neighbor’ Who Works Two Jobs

    04/26/2014 2:14:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Philip Caufield
    Philippe Holland was described by neighbors as a friendly, hardworking young man who held two jobs, including the pizza delivery gig. Court records showed he was arrested last week for simple assault for chucking a cellphone at his girlfriend.A pizza delivery guy who was shot by two plainclothes Philadelphia cops was working two jobs to put himself through school and a kind, considerate neighbor, people who know him said. "He was a great neighbor, I love that … you couldn't ask for a nicer neighbor," Roy Taylor, who lived on shooting victim Philippe Holland's block in Upper Darby, Pa., told...
  • Kensington chocolate factory shut down by City (of Philadelphia; tax dispute)

    04/16/2014 8:34:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    WPVI, ABC 6, Philadelphia ^ | April 16, 2014 09:08 PM
    A popular place to buy Easter candy was shut down by the city of Philadelphia on Wednesday. The shelves of Blasius Chocolate Factory on the 1800 block of East Venango Street in Kensington are stocked. However on Wednesday, no one was able to buy anything after the City of Philadelphia moved in with police to shut down the well-known business. “These last four days make or break me. I don’t think I will be able to survive this year,” said Philip Kerwick, owner. Kerwick admits he’s racked up a $12,000 delinquent tax bill. […] Kerwick says he’s tried to negotiate...
  • Big Labor Thugs Emboldened by Obama Labor Board

    04/12/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Fred Wszolek
    Racketeering, assault, and extortion -- these are just a few of the crimes that union organizers have been accused or convicted of committing over the past few weeks and months. You would think Big Labor bosses would be concerned with their image and whether or not it affects their ability to maneuver with friends in the Obama Administration. Not so. In fact, they have been emboldened by the actions undertaken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is currently seeking to expedite the unionization process so much so that workers and businesses will not be able to make informed...
  • Filmmakers seek support for film on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

    04/04/2014 2:47:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    CNA ^ | 4/3/2014
    Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case. “The media have basically ignored his crime and his trial,” Phelim McAleer, one of the filmmakers, said in the project’s introductory video. “He ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia where he delivered live, viable babies and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors,” McAleer continued. In May 2013 Gosnell was convicted of three first degree murder charges for killing babies who had been born alive. Testimony...
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...
  • Rep. Fattah's son sues the IRS

    04/01/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Jonathan Tamari
    Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), is suing the Internal Revenue Service, seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he says were violations of IRS rules that harmed his reputation and crippled his earning power during an investigation into allegedly unpaid taxes. ---SNIP--- He said that since the raid, his income plummeted, he had to leave his home at the Ritz-Carlton, and he faced additional lawsuits and liens over other debts and unpaid taxes. Fattah Jr., who once drove a Range Rover Sport and cultivated a reputation as a high-end mover in city affairs, had...
  • VIDEO: Christian Adams Explains the Democrats’ ‘Philly Hustle’ Bribery Scandal

    03/28/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Christian Adams appeared on Fox & Friends today to explain the curious case of the scuttled bribery investigation in Pennsylvania. A bribery sting caught four Democrats accepting bribes for votes in the PA legislature; the Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane inherited the scandal investigation when she took office, and promptly scuttled it . She has even called the investigation “racist,” because while the investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, white and black, only four black Democrats actually accepted the bribes. Adams lays out the facts. It’s a must-watch. Video: 3:24 minutes Philly Sting Shut Down - Democrats Allegedly Took...
  • Council passes e-cig ban in public places

    03/28/2014 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 16 replies
    Philadelphia DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:01 AM | JENNY DEHUFF
    E-DICULOUS. That's what vapers are calling a bill passed unanimously by City Council yesterday that adds e-cigarettes to Philly's existing ban on smoking. Council also approved a sister measure that bans the sale of e-cigs to minors. Councilman Bill Greenlee's proposal to regulate the product has been under fire for several weeks from advocates of e-cigs who've said the little electric invention has been a godsend. Greg Conley, a volunteer with the nonprofit research group National Vapers Club and an e-cigarette lobbyist, said e-cigs weaned him off smoking for good and probably saved his life. Conley was one of five...
  • Cops: 5 in custody for Temple attacks (Hate crimes near campus)

    03/25/2014 3:50:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    Phily.com Blog ^ | 03/25/2014 | staff
    It's not clear why a group of high school girls lashed out at Temple University students Friday, but, with five girls in custody, police are hoping to get that answer soon. Five girls, ranging from 14 to 17 years old, turned themselves in to Central Detectives today, Capt. Frank Banford said. The girls came forward after seeing news reports about a series of three attacks near Temple's campus Friday night, one of which left a female student bruised and bloodied after being hit with a brick. "They saw themselves in the video, and knew that sooner or later, they would...
  • Female Temple University student, 19, is hit in the face with a BRICK by gang of children

    03/24/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of children smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old. ‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
  • Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG

    03/23/2014 6:33:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-23-2014 | John Fund
    MARCH 23, 2014 6:45 PM Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG Why did the AG drop a case that exposed Democratic corruption? By John Fund Philadelphia DA Seth Williams (left) has slammed Pa. AG Kathleen Kane.Prosecutors almost never go to war against each other. But in Pennsylvania, Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all...
  • Philadelphians tired of Facebook placing them 'near Camden'

    Philly's not Camden (NJ). Philadelphians know that, and so do New Jerseyans across the Delaware River. So, it's been a mystery to many Facebook users why posts from Philly are often tagged as being "in Camden" or "near Camden." When Temple University alumna Helen Heath Mosher comes back to visit Philly, she said she encounters the oddity: Facebook identifies her posts as being "near Camden." "I'm just kind of mind-boggled that Facebook can't tell the difference between Camden and Philadelphia," she said. "That they can't figure out which side of the river I'm on just bothers me." The faulty Facebook...
  • Good Samaritan rescues mom, newborn from deranged man

    03/22/2014 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | WND-TV
    Surveillance video reveals the heroic actions of a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a young mother and newborn infant being harassed by a menacing stranger on a commuter train in Philadelphia, Pa. “She moves from her seat and he follows her, he then swats at the baby,” SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel told WTXF-TV. “It looks as if he’s trying to get control of that child.” That’s when evangelical minister and fellow passenger Tameka Bates stepped up to escort the woman and her week-old baby girl away, while at the same time physically blocking the man’s advances....
  • Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

    03/21/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez on Friday. Related Stories Report: Vick to meet with Jets The SportsXchange Michael Vick visiting the Jets, could shake up their QB situation SB Nation AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return The Associated Press Source: Michael Vick to visit Jets this weekend National Football Post Decision day coming for Jets on Sanchez ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Phialdelphia Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback...
  • Kane shut down sting that snared Phila. officials (this RINO should be a democrat)

    03/18/2014 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ran an undercover sting operation over three years that captured leading Philadelphia Democrats, including four members of the city's state House delegation, on tape accepting money, The Inquirer has learned. Yet no one was charged with a crime. Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down. In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.
  • Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats

    03/17/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 3-17-2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    March 17, 2014 Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats Dr. Eowyn This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials on tape accepting money. All five corrupt officials not only are Democrats, they’re also black.Yet no one was charged with a crime.Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down,...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Bill Clinton campaigns for Chelsea's mother-in-law

    03/12/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT · by dead · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 3/12/14 | MARC LEVY
    Bill Clinton is wading into a hotly contested U.S. House primary in Philadelphia and its suburbs to raise money for Marjorie Margolies, the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton...
  • Philadelphia Judge Issues Ruling That Could Give Anonymous Online Commenters Second Thoughts

    03/08/2014 7:18:35 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 03-08-2014 | Pat Loeb
    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge has ordered philly.com to reveal the name of an anonymous commenter, in a defamation suit brought by electricians’ union leader John Dougherty. An attorney in the case says it could have a broad impact on incendiary online comments and those users, sometimes called “trolls,” who post them anonymously. The anonymous defendant in the suit, disguised by the nonsense name “fbpdplt,” called Dougherty a name in the comments section of an article on the website, one of the properties in the media group that also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
  • Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

    03/05/2014 8:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2014 11:45 PM EST
    The city’s school district has been accused in a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn't trim his beard for religious reasons. The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, alleges the School District of Philadelphia in October 2010 instituted a grooming policy preventing school police and security officers from having beards more than a quarter of an inch long and discriminated against Siddiq Abu-Bakr and other people by failing to accommodate their religious beliefs. …
  • Seven Democratic candidates for governor, none pro-life

    02/27/2014 3:30:52 PM PST · by franky8 · 19 replies
    ERIE COUNTY PRO LIFE
    The seven Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor were asked during a recent joint appearance if they were “pro-life” or “pro-choice.” Not a single one said, “pro-life.” Hear their responses for yourself in this brief video clip. One of the seven, front-runner Allyson Schwartz, was the former executive director of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Philadelphia for 13 years, until it finally went bankrupt. Since the video was made, an eighth Democratic candidate has entered the race: former Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner.
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • First 'Selfie' in World History...

    02/15/2014 2:08:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 53 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    He took in in Philadelphia in 1839...
  • Snow Totals Piling Up Fast; 130 Year Old Record Falls ( Philadelphia )

    02/14/2014 9:32:12 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2014 | Steve Strouss
    The onslaught on Wintry Weather continues this morning. Snow is piling up fast across the Delaware Valley as our monster Nor’easter climbs up the Eastern seaboard. And with the snowfall in the city of Philadelphia Thursday, a 130-year-old record was shattered. For the first time in the city’s history, there have been four 6+ inch snowfalls or more in season. In addition, we are now in the top 5 snowiest winters of all-time. The storm has a history of producing historic snowfall and ice accumulations across the Southern United States and now it is blasting our region with blinding snow,...
  • Archbishop: ‘The More That Gov’t Mandates Evil Actions, The More Likely Civil Disobedience Becomes’

    02/14/2014 5:52:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 14, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Calling the Obama administration “the most tone deaf to religious liberty issues in recent memory,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput warned that religious freedom in the U.S. is “at risk,” and that “the more government mandates evil action, the more likely civil disobedience becomes.” Last February, Chaput urged his fellow prelates to take the “right action…whatever the cost” regarding the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which requires nearly all insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs. …
  • Suspect named in Tamaqua woman's murder case. Hate

    02/06/2014 6:43:47 AM PST · by angcat · 4 replies
    A vehicle belonging to Tamaqua homicide victim Angela Serfass Steigerwalt was recovered in North Carolina on Sunday after police had a standoff with an Allentown man
  • COPS, MEDIA: 'KNOCKOUT' INJURIES 'MINOR'

    02/02/2014 2:23:12 PM PST · by Anila · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 02/01/14 | Colin Flaherty
    Reporters still mock the Knockout Game. Still try to ignore the pandemic of black on white violence. But victims just keep showing up – the latest this week from Philadelphia. A white boy was walking home from school when two black people attacked him. A third captured it on video: As they shrieked and laughed, the black people punched, and kicked him over and over, eventually knocking him down. The boy did not report the crime to police. They learned about it from the CBS news affiliate. The ABC news affiliate in Philadelphia was all over it too. Most of...
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Ex-La Salle, NBA star Tom Gola, 81, dies

    01/27/2014 8:42:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via NBA.com ^ | January 27, 2014
    A Philly hoops legend, Tom Gola was one of only two players to win an NIT, NCAA and NBA title. Tom Gola, the Hall of Fame basketball player who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship, died Sunday. He was 81... Late UCLA coach John Wooden called Gola the "greatest all-round basketball player" ever...
  • Cop ruptures 16-year-old’s testicles during frisk (VIDEO)

    01/25/2014 4:14:50 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 25 Jan 2014 | by Faith Braverman
    PHILADELPHIA, PA–He was the only one who didn’t run. Now Darrin Manning may never father children after his encounter with a police officer earlier this month. While on his way to a basketball game after school, the straight-A student and his teammates had an encounter with officer Thomas Purcell. Apparently one of the teammates may have said a snide remark to the officer, who then approached them. The boys ran, but Manning stopped and stayed. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he said to Philly.com. What happened next is hard to believe. Darrin was handcuffed, frisked, and his genitals were pulled...
  • Phila. Police Commissioner Says January 7th Street Incident Remains Unclear

    01/18/2014 8:12:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | Mike Dougherty
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey did his best today to address an incident in which there are more questions than answers. According to a published report, a 16-year-old boy who is a straight-A student at Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by police at 15th and Girard on January 7th. The boy, Darrin Manning, underwent emergency surgery the next day at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. However, police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the boy and his family have yet to file a formal complaint and have yet to speak with the police...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Cop-Killer Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

    01/08/2014 7:00:44 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 57 replies
    FREEDOM OUT POST ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Unrepentant Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights Posted By Pamela Geller on Jan 7, 2014 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/ President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine. Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal gunned down policeman Daniel Faulkner in Philly in...
  • Moderate Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Gerlach to retire

    01/06/2014 12:37:35 PM PST · by amnestynone · 6 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 01/06/2013 | AP
    Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House, said Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term. Gerlach said it's "simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family." The six-term congressman's decision opens up a district anchored in Philadelphia's western suburbs and rural areas on either side of Reading, as well as a coveted seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Gerlach has routinely had relatively close elections, though the latest round of redistricting made...
  • Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop

    01/04/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2 January, 2013 | William Bender
    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. Who is Joe Galiano? He's the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can't miss it. Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to...
  • Chaput emerging as a warrior-bishop

    02/19/2012 1:54:51 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Philly.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | David O'Reilly
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has spoken out on a variety of issues, including insurance coverage for birth control. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput does not yet wear the empowering red hat of a cardinal, and he is so new to Philadelphia that he recently called it "Denver."But in the mere five months since he arrived here from the Rockies, Chaput has already emerged as a fierce warrior-bishop, unlike anyone Philadelphia has seen since the mighty Cardinal Dennis Dougherty reigned more than 60 years ago.His fighting words have refocused the national spotlight on the archdiocese, led lately by the low-profile Cardinals Justin...
  • ‘Orton is a better Romo than Romo’: Fans sound off after interception kills Dallas Cowboys hopes

    12/30/2013 6:17:21 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | Various
    The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night 24-22. The Cowboys starting quarterback, Tony Romo, was recuperating at home following back surgery, and backup quarterback Kyle Orton was at the Dallas helm. The Cowboys had a chance to regain the lead on their final drive of the game when Orton threw an interception... Football fans, Dallas and otherwise, elevated Orton to instant Romo status:
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....