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Former Rutgers Student, Dharun Ravi, Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/21/12 5:31 pm | updated: 05/21/12 5:31 pm
Dharun Ravi, 20, the former Rutgers University student convicted of bias intimidation and other charges for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, was sentenced today to 30 days in jail followed by 3 years probation. Ravi witnessed his roommate and another man kissing on the webcam just days before his roommate then committed suicide.

Tyler Clementi, Ravi's roommate, killed himself in September 2010 by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. He became used as an example of what... Read More

Arson Suspected in Frankford Fires, Abuser Priests Removed, Route 1 Repair Will Take 3 Months
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/21/12 12:55 pm | updated: 05/21/12 12:55 pm
Two fires in Frankford have Philadelphia police looking for as arsonist. The two fires were a block apart over the weekend in abandoned buildings. Neighbors had to be evacuated as firefighters doused the 2 alarm blazes.

Two Philadelphia priests have been found unsuitable for ministry. Monsignor George Mazzotta and Monsignor Hugh Campbell were alleged abusers. Mazzotta served at St. Madeline in Ridley Park and Stella Maris in Philadelphia. Campbell is already retired.Read More
Malvern Prep President Retires, Archdiocese Finds Two Priests Unsuitable
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/21/12 11:19 am | updated: 05/21/12 11:19 am
A 92-year-old woman died Sunday evening after a fire swept through a home in the city's Bridesburg neighborhood. The fire happened a little after 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of Hedley Street. The elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

After more than 40 years as an educator and administrator, Malvern Prep’s president is calling it a career. Jim Stewart’s career began in 1970 as a Spanish teacher. He held several different... Read More
Robin Gibb, Bee Gees, passes away from cancer at 62
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/20/12 11:39 pm | updated: 05/20/12 11:39 pm
Robin Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, has passed away from his long battle with cancer according to a statement on his official website.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," reads the statement. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Gibb had been diagnosed colon and liver cancer 2 years ago and... Read More

Maps and Atlases is Playing at the Union Transfer!
  by: acsquared - Lincoln University, PA
started: 05/20/12 9:14 pm | updated: 05/20/12 9:46 pm
You may not have heard of them yet, but Maps and Atlases is quickly gaining popularity. This indie rock band from Chicago is coming to Philadelphia this week and I would suggest checking them out!

The band has a history with Philadelphia. Front man Dave Davison was originally from the city. Davison also created a solo outlet called Cast Spells and collaborated on an EP with Philadelphia's Good Old War.

Maps and Atlases have toured with some of my favorite bands... Read More

Mick Jagger Host Instant-Classic Saturday Night Live video, Ocean City Mansion Auctions $3.9 Million
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/20/12 5:10 am | updated: 05/20/12 5:10 am
Mick Jagger hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live. He was terrific in all his skits, very funny, and a decent actor in his first time hosting SNL. He even played Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in one skit looking much like his large mouthed rock colleague. The highlights were definitely his two guest performances with Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters. Mick and Arcade Fire ripped through "The Last Time". Jagger joined Foo Fighters for a medley of "19th Nervous Breakdown" → "It's Only Rock... Read More
Facebook IPO/Bono Gets Richer, Rail Worker Crushed by Newsprint, MLB Ump Suspended
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/18/12 9:57 pm | updated: 05/18/12 9:57 pm
Facebook Launched into the world of Public Ownership with it's debut on the NASDAQ today. It wasn't an impressive IPO, but it wasn't a bust either, gaining slightly on the day. However, many people still became ridiculously rich in the process. U2's Bono held a 2.3% investment stake in Facebook before the IPO through his Elevation Partners investment group. That is now worth about $1.5 billion dollars. He has pledged to use much of the money raised from his investments to aid charity work in... Read More
Facebook Hits Wall Street, Fort Washington Apartment Condemned, Sundrop Music Festival
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/18/12 1:01 pm | updated: 05/18/12 1:01 pm
Facebook launched their Initial Public Offering on Wall Street's NASDAQ this morning. The biggest tech stock ever opened at $38 share valuing the company at $104 billion. Facebook is the hottest IPO since Google in 2004.

Residents of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washington have been told that the building has been condemned by Washington Township. About 80 families were given 2 days notice of the eviction and have to move out by 1 pm today.

Memorial... Read More
West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Southwest Philadelphia Home Invasion Shooting
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 05/18/12 12:21 pm | updated: 05/18/12 12:21 pm
Police are investigating a triple shooting in West Philadelphia Thursday night. A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the forehead and in the leg. A second man is in stable condition after he was shot once in the arm and once in the thigh. The third victim is also in stable condition after he was shot in the arm and leg. The shootings are labeled as drug related.

A 79-year-old man was taken to an area hospital after he was shot during a home invasion... Read More
Zimmerman/Martin Evidence, Donna Summer Passes, Facebook IPO Set, Man Arrested For Upskirts in KOP
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/18/12 12:46 am | updated: 05/18/12 12:46 am
Florida prosecutors released a massive package of evidence in the case against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. It contained documents, photos, and video. Most significant of that evidence is Trayvon Martin's autopsy report which found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in his urine and blood. Also in the report is a photo of Zimmerman with a bloody nose, and a paramedic report describing minor bleeding to injuries to the back of his head. The investigators told... Read More
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