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Terrance Williams Execution Vacated; All 6 Chester Girls in Custody; Philadelphia Museum Day (free)
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/28/12 9:42 pm | updated: 09/28/12 9:42 pm
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Teresa Sarmina ruled today that the prosecution held back details from a 1986 jury during the sentencing of condemned man Terrance Williams. Those details were brought to light this week by Williams' defense during a hearing in front of Sarmina. Specifically, the defense claims that Williams' motive for murder was rage over years of sexual abuse at the hands of his victim Amos Norwood. That detail was not told to the jury who sentenced him to death in '86.... Read More
Stay of Execution issued for Terrance Williams
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/28/12 3:15 pm | updated: 09/28/12 3:15 pm
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge M. Theresa Sarmina issued a stay of execution for condemned killer Terrance Williams today. Williams had been scheduled to die by lethal injection next Wednesday, October 3rd.

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons voted 4-1 to rehear Williams clemency request. Two weeks ago the board voted 3-2 against recommending clemency in his case. After yesterday's vote the board decided to wait until Judge Sarmina's decision to act further. Read More

Philadelphia Zoo Improvements, Marlton Jewelry Smash and Grab, Video Beating Teens Arrested
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/28/12 1:14 pm | updated: 09/28/12 1:14 pm
The Philadelphia Zoo is planning some big improvements around the gardens, a children's zoo and outside the zoo. A new $24 million parking garage is planned with funding from federal, state and city grants as well as private zoo loans. The garage and improvements are expected to be completed in the Spring of 2013.

There was another smash and grab robbery last night. Jay Roberts Jewelry store on Route 73 in Marlton, NJ was hit about 8 o'clock last night by two men who got away... Read More

Terrance Williams Ruling Today, Costco Jewelry Heist, America For Jesus in Philadelphia
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 09/28/12 9:39 am | updated: 09/28/12 9:39 am
Just five days before the scheduled execution, a Philadelphia judge will rule this morning on a defense stay of execution for convicted killer Terrance Williams. Williams is scheduled to die next Wednesday for the 1984 murder of Amos Norwood. The prosecution presented evidence the murder was committed during a robbery, but a convicted co-conspirator, who cooperated with authorities, now says he was coached to lie. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons is reconsidering clemency for... Read More
Video of Teen Girls beating Woman on Facebook; Parole Board votes to rehear Clemency for Williams
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/27/12 9:15 pm | updated: 09/27/12 9:15 pm
A disturbing video posted on Facebook was discovered this morning by a concerned citizen and reported to Chester police. The video (seen below, warning contains graphic images and language) shows a group of teenage girls beating and taunting an older mentally challenged woman. The girls, who appear 15 or 16, first confronted the 48 year old woman outside her house. They jumped her as she sat on her stoop and began to punch and beat her, laughing and yelling at her the entire time. They group... Read More
Patti Smith to receive Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr College
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/27/12 4:55 pm | updated: 09/27/12 4:55 pm
Rocker Patti Smith has been named the 2013 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr College. She will be presented with the award at a gala event on February 13th 2013. Smith was a trailblazer in the world of rock dominated by men. Her 1975 debut Horses is still rated as one of the best of all time. She was a huge force and influence on the New York punk scene during the 1970's and beyond. Smith is credited as being a poet, musician, writer, photographer, and artist. She... Read More

NFL Referees Return, Streamlined Voter ID Process, Mitt Romney On Goal in Philly
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/27/12 12:43 pm | updated: 09/27/12 12:43 pm
The NFL referees are back. The referees' union and the NFL reached an agreement Wednesday night to end the three month lockout. A blown call on Monday night that cost the Packers a win got both sides pushing for a resolution. The NFL refs will be back on the field this weekend starting with tonight's Browns-Ravens game,

The new streamlined voter id process went into effect and long lines formed at PennDOT offices. Some waited for hours while staff dealt with the volume of... Read More

Neumann-Goretti Coach Pleads Guilty, SEPTA I-76 Three Car Accident, Delran Woman Fakes Cancer
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 09/27/12 9:43 am | updated: 09/27/12 9:43 am
The former baseball coach at a Catholic high school in Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting one youth and drugging another at a hotel. Thirty eight year old Louis Spadaccini pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault and corruption of minors. Authorities said Spadaccini, a part-time coach at Neumann-Goretti High School, assaulted a 13-year-old in July and August of last year and... Read More
NFL Referee Lockout is Over; NFL and NFLRA agree on deal.
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/27/12 4:18 am | updated: 09/27/12 4:18 am
After 3 weeks of utilizing replacement referees to less than savory results, the NFL and the Referee union has agreed upon a deal that will end the lockout. For the immediate future a crew is being assembled to work at the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens game on Thursday night football. The rest of the crews will received their assignments in Dallas on Friday. There will be a clinic held at that time with the crews heading to game site on Saturday for Sunday's match ups,
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Dog Struck and Killed After Thrown From Car; Wrong Way Killer Appears in Court
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/26/12 7:24 pm | updated: 09/26/12 7:24 pm
A chocolate lab named "Mugsy" was struck and killed late Saturday night on West Chester Pike in East Goshen Township, Chester County. The dog's owner, Pam Ardell, says that he had escaped from a yard of a nearby home they were visiting. Someone must have picked him up and brought him in to their car. Eyewitnesses say that they saw the dog being thrown from the car as it was driving along West Chester Pike. The vehicle is described as a small red sedan. The Ardell describe Mugsy as one of the... Read More
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