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  • Exton (PA) carnival canceled after being shut down by police due to unruly crowd of juveniles

    05/13/2024 11:11:10 AM PDT · by workerbee · 34 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 5/12/24 | Jessica Macaulay, Chase Morrison, Eva Andersen
    **SNIP** Police initially shut down the carnival in Chester County Saturday night after a group of juveniles created what officials described as an "unsafe environment" for those at the fair. Additional officers from agencies around the county were also called in to help with crowd control. While they didn't specify exactly what happened, police said the large crowd in the outer lot of the Exton Square Mall was creating a disturbance. **SNIP** Police are also investigating a fight that they say occurred inside the mall after the carnival was shut down. The department released surveillance footage captured by a business...
  • Philadelphia 76ers ownership buys 2,000 tickets ahead of crucial Game 6 to prevent second invasion from Knicks fans

    05/02/2024 5:58:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/02/24 | Sam Joseph
    CNN - After the Philadelphia 76ers’ Wells Fargo Center was overrun with New York Knicks fans last week, the team’s ownership has taken action to guarantee it doesn’t happen again. Sixers managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, along with limited partner David Adelman and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, have purchased over 2,000 tickets for Philadelphia’s pivotal Game 6 on Thursday of its first-round series against New York to firmly establish a home-court advantage. Sunday’s Game 4 took place in Philly, though traveling Knicks fans packed into the arena and made it feel like anything but a home game for...
  • Four alleged thieves die while fleeing from the police

    04/27/2024 11:16:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 85 replies
    National Conservative ^ | 4-25-24 | National Conservative
    A passenger car with seven people crashed in Delaware County, PA, while fleeing from State Troopers. The occupants are believed to have stolen items from the Glen Mills, PA, Lululemon. This is out in the country, over twenty miles from Philadelphia. The driver allegedly hit 110 mph after he saw the police. Then he lost control and crashed into a guard rail. Isaiah Miller, 20, Ikeam Rogers, 20, Kalyn Billups, 21, Tyjana Motley, 17, and an unborn baby died. Three other people in the car survived. At least two of the victims’ names match Facebook accounts in Philadelphia.
  • Philly lender Republic First Bancorp seized by feds in latest regional bank collapse

    04/26/2024 6:17:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2024
    US regulators have seized Republic First Bancorp and agreed to sell it to Fulton Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday, underscoring the challenges facing regional banks a year after the collapse of three peers. The Philadelphia-based bank, which had abandoned funding talks with a group of investors, was seized by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. The FDIC, appointed as a receiver, said Fulton Bank, a unit of Fulton Financial, will assume substantially all deposits and purchase all the assets of Republic Bank to “protect depositors.” Republic Bank had about $6 billion in total assets and $4...
  • Wild 'slush fund' spending of Philly cop (Rochelle Bilal) who posted glowing fake news stories written by ChatGPT on her own website and 'lost' 76 department guns

    04/22/2024 7:31:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/24 | Alexa Cimino
    You've met America's 'worst mayor' Tiffany Henyard, and now meet the woman who may be the country's worst sheriff. Rochelle Bilal is currently the deputy sheriff for the City and County of Philadelphia, and has been for the last four years - but she has recently been embroiled in scandal, including frivolous spending, maintaining a secret 'slush fund,' and allegedly losing 76 guns from her department. Bilal's campaign team also came forward and acknowledged that 30 fake positive 'news' stories posted to their site were generated by ChatGPT after the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that outlets could not find the stories...
  • Left-Wing Dark Money Behemoth Behind Bail Fund for 'Free Palestine' Bridge Blockers

    04/16/2024 11:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 15, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    Community Justice Exchange, part of the Soros-funded Tides Center, solicits legal defense donations for arrested protesters.. Scores of "Free Palestine" protesters across the United States took to the streets Monday to block major airports, highways, and bridges. Those who are arrested will receive bail money and legal support from a left-wing dark money behemoth funded by George Soros, an online fundraising page shows. The protests, which took place in dozens of U.S. cities including San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia, were organized by A15 Action, a newly formed group that worked to "coordinate a multi-city economic blockade on...
  • Multiple People Shot During Ramadan Event In Philadelphia

    04/10/2024 12:55:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    wrko.iheart.com ^ | 04/10/2024 | Bill Galluccio
    Multiple people were shot during a Ramadan event in Philadelphia on Wednesday (April 10) afternoon. Police arrested numerous people and recovered several guns at the scene. At least one police officer fired their weapon. Officials have not said how many people were injured in the shooting. According to WPVI, hundreds of people were gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when shots rang out. The area was littered with chairs and tables that were left abandoned as people fled the area.
  • Why Pa. should deploy the National Guard to SEPTA right now

    04/09/2024 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/09/2024 | opinion staff
    ---SNIP--- Every day, SEPTA employees see criminal acts, fare evasion, people experiencing mental illness, homelessness, or drug addiction. The union I lead, Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents 5,000 SEPTA workers, has been sounding the alarm that unless conditions improve, the very survival of the public transit system is at stake. In response, we have been asked by image-conscious SEPTA managers and other public officials to tone things down and not draw too much attention to the transit agency’s challenges.
  • Months After Philadelphia Banned Ski Masks in Public Spaces, There's Still no Plan to Enforce the New Law

    04/06/2024 2:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Philadephia ^ | April 3, 2024 | Marquise Francis
    Some residents say the new regulation makes them feel safer, while others say it compromises their survival.For Leem Washington, ski masks aren’t just a fashion accessory that protects his face from the biting cold of Philadelphia winters — they also keep him from being a victim of mistaken identity. “In Philly, you have to pick your poison,” said Washington, 19, noting that growing up in West Philadelphia, one of the most crime-plagued parts of the city, has left him in a constant state of “paranoia.” Ski masks, he said, are a form of protection from being wrongly identified for a...
  • Waste of the Day: Report Shows Major Cities In Debt

    04/06/2024 5:57:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | April 05, 2024 | Adam Andrzejewsk
    The 75 largest cities in America were collectively $288 billion in debt at the end of fiscal year 2022... 53 major cities that do not have enough money to pay their bills. Yet all of them claimed their budgets were balanced, as is required by law. That means lawmakers understated each city’s debt by not including future costs like employee pensions and healthcare ... New York City has a taxpayer burden of $61,800, the largest by far despite being the most populous. The city has only six cents saved up for every dollar it will need to spend on retiree...
  • Alleged Intruder Dead After Philadelphia Woman Opens Fire

    03/31/2024 7:44:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2024 | Awr Hawkins
    One alleged intruder is dead and a second one injured Friday after a Philadelphia woman discovered them inside her apartment and opened fire. WPVI reported that the woman returned to her apartment in early morning hours, discovered the alleged intruders, and shot them around 2 a.m. She allegedly fought with one of them before firing a total of 13 rounds.
  • US FAA relocating control of Newark, NJ, airspace to reduce congestion

    03/24/2024 7:29:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2024 | David Shepardson
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it will relocate control of the Newark, New Jersey, airspace area to Philadelphia to address staffing issues ... The FAA, which has struggled with air traffic staffing issues, said it and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) signed a memorandum to relocate control of Newark at New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) (N90) to Philadelphia Tower/TRACON by the end of June. The FAA said the change will help "meet continued traffic demand in the busy Northeast Corridor." Several controllers are expected to voluntarily transfer to Philadelphia. New York TRACON is...
  • Video: Passenger Put in Headlock, Removed from Flight over Antisemitic Insults at Flight Attendant

    03/22/2024 8:14:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2024 | Simon Kent
    An unruly passenger aboard an American Airlines flight was detained by police after being put in a headlock then thrown off the plane for hurling anti-Semitic slurs at an attendant. The fracas happened on American Airlines Flight 2506, destined for Philadelphia, and started before the plane left the airbridge at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. In a video of the incident, the passenger can be seen verbally assaulting staff and fellow passengers as the unrest developed.
  • American Airlines Passenger Yelled About ‘Blue-Eyed White Devils’ and Threatened to ‘Take This Plane Down’: Affidavit

    03/22/2024 4:48:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2024 | Snejana Farberov
    The hate-spewing American Airlines passenger seen in a viral video being put in a headlock and marched off a flight also drunkenly ranted about “blue-eyed white devils” — and threatened to “take this plane down with all you ------–kers on it,” according to court documents. The passenger, identified as 29-year-old Florida man Shail Patel, had already been accused of hurling an antisemitic slur at a flight attendant during the wild scuffle on American Airlines Flight 2506 from his hometown of Tampa to Philadelphia on Tuesday. He had bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol — and yelled at other passengers, “F–k...
  • Pennsylvania’s presidential vote won’t be decided in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh

    03/24/2024 5:22:40 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 24 March 2024 | Salena Zito
    JOHNSTOWN — Joe Burkhart is busy working at his job as a maintenance manager at a processor here in Cambria County. Like many people who have spent their career working with their hands, he knows that unexpected layoffs and companies who have been around for decades suddenly shuttering their doors is part of today’s technological revolution.Like many people around here born in the 1960’s, Burkhart says he was born and raised a Democrat. “Everyone in my family was a Democrat, its just what you did,” he said, adding when he first started looking for work as an adult being a...
  • Chaotic moment belligerent American Airlines passenger who yelled anti-Semitic slur and 'threatened other passenger' is dragged out by flyer

    03/21/2024 7:34:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 Mar 2024 | Emma Richter
    This is the chaotic moment a belligerent American Airlines passenger was put in a headlock and dragged out by a fellow flyer before takeoff. The disruptive male passenger was removed from flight 2506 that was set to fly from Tampa International Airport to Philadelphia on Tuesday. During the outburst, which caused a 30-minute delay, the man yelled an anti-Semitic slur at a flight attendant and seemed to threaten another passenger. In a statement, American Airline told DailyMail.com: 'Prior to departure of American Airlines flight 2506 with service from Tampa (TPA) to Philadelphia (PHL), law enforcement was requested to the aircraft...
  • The Last Fastest Ocean Liner Allegedly Owes $800,000 In Back Rent

    03/14/2024 4:15:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 20 replies
    https://jalopnik.com ^ | March 13, 2024 | The Last Fastest Ocean Liner Allegedly Owes $800,000 In Back Rent
    The SS United States is facing eviction from its mooring at Pier 82 in Philadelphia in a lawsuit filed by Penn Warehousing, the pier’s landlord. The ocean liner has been rusting away in the Delaware River since 1996 but has a storied past. In 1952, it broke the once-highly sought record for the fastest transatlantic crossing, the last passenger ship to do so. The SS United States Conservancy, a non-profit attempting to restore the ship, admits that relocation will be necessary but is still aiming to preserve the vessel. The potential eviction stems from rent increases that could be against...
  • New Jersey father is arrested for storming into a classroom and confronting a teenager he accused of harassing his daughter by sharing photos

    03/13/2024 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 13, 2024 | Nic White
    An angry dad has been arrested after he stormed into a high school classroom and confronted a student he accused of harassing his daughter. Aaron Thomas, 38, burst in to the class at Paulsboro High School in New Jersey, near Philadelphia, Monday morning. The father from nearby Gibbstown arrived at the school around 11.30am to pull his daughter out of class, but then decided to confront the other student. Video recorded by another student showed Thomas confront a student and demand he apologize to his daughter, who was near the door. 'You got a problem with my daughter? Apologize to...
  • Teenager dead, 4 other people wounded in shooting at Philadelphia bus stop: police

    03/05/2024 7:17:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/05/2024 | AP
    A teenager was killed and four other people were injured in a shooting at a north Philadelphia bus stop on Monday afternoon, police said. The city’s police commissioner, Kevin Bethel, said about 15 to 20 students were at a bus stop in the city’s Ogontz neighborhood around 3:45 p.m. when two people walked up and opened fire. Police said people were getting on the stopped bus when the gunfire erupted. Police said one 17-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Two 15-year-olds had graze wounds and a 49-year-old woman and a 71-year-old woman...
  • Schoolteacher Who Slammed Critics Of Gender Ideology, LGBT Education Sentenced To 17.5 Years In Federal Prison For Creating, Distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material

    02/27/2024 10:22:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Reduxx ^ | January 18, 2024 | Anna Slatz
    A former schoolteacher from Hawaii has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison for the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse images he produced during his own rape of a 13-year-old boy. Alden Bunag, 35, had raped the child in his classroom and filmed it before sending it to other pedophiles to consume. As previously reported by Reduxx, Bunag was first arrested in June of 2022 following an investigation into a pedophile in a different state. The FBI had received a tip about a schoolteacher in Philadelphia who had been sharing child sexual abuse material on the internet, and...