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Off-Duty Policeman Killed, Joe Paterno Loses Halo, Car Plunges 30 feet from I 676
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/16/12 1:03 pm | updated: 07/16/12 1:03 pm
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was killed after his shift early this morning while riding his bicycle and was struck by a hit and run driver. Investigators are looking into reports that the officer was struck by someone he knew, and had an argument with earlier in the day. Police recovered a white Acura believed to be the car involved in the collision.

Joe Paterno has lost his halo. The artist who added a halo to a mural at Penn State after Joe Pa's death has removed... Read More

Off-duty Philadelphia Poice Officer Killed, Bucks County Fire Injures 5 Firefighters
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/16/12 11:57 am | updated: 07/16/12 11:57 am
An off-duty police officer from the 22nd District is dead, after he was struck by a car around midnight. Police say the incident may have been intentional, the result of an earlier argument between the driver and the officer. The crash happened on the 6800 block of Musgrave Street in East Mount Airy

Five firefighters were injured and 30 people left homeless by an overnight blaze that firefighters say was sparked by lightning. The roof of the building is destroyed, and there is... Read More
Artist paints over Joe Paterno's halo, New PA law driving in floods, Beanie Sigel 2 years in prison
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/15/12 1:52 am | updated: 07/15/12 1:53 am
The downtown mural in State College has been changed again in light of the Freeh Report. Artist Michael Pilato had painted a halo above Joe Paterno's head after he passed away in January. After Thursday's report that implicated Paterno as well as other high ranking Penn State officers including former University President Graham Spanier in covering up aspects of Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse case, Pilato felt he had to remove the halo from the painting. He added a blue ribbon to Paterno's... Read More

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary July 14 at 4:30
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/14/12 7:16 pm | updated: 07/14/12 8:18 pm
Bastille Day, July 14th, is the French National Holiday commemorating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress prison on July 14, 1789. That act is seen as the symbol of the uprising of the French Revolultion and the start of the modern nation of France.

Here in Philadelphia the biggest Bastille Day celebration is held every year outside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary. The reenactment of the Storming of the Bastille is rather playful, tongue in cheek, and... Read More

Rapper DMX Hospitalized after Four Wheeler Accident, Album "Undisputed" Scheduled for Release Aug 28
  by: acsquared - Lincoln University, PA
started: 07/14/12 7:21 pm | updated: 07/14/12 7:21 pm
Rapper DMX was in the hospital with a concussion today. He was injured when he fell off of his four-wheeler and crashed down a hill. He apparently flipped and sustained a concussion. He appears to be fine but we do not yet know when he will be released.

DMX has an album scheduled to be released on August 28th. The original title was Redemption of the Beast but it has been changed to Undisputed. Confirmed tracks include "Bam, Bam, Bam", "Frankenstein", "I Don't... Read More

Finding Solutions In Confusing Times - Economy, Technology, Business
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/14/12 11:40 am | updated: 07/14/12 11:45 am
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Alex Charlton for a Corner Table conversation. Alex is the President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and quite capably explained to me the many benefits the Chamber provides to local businesses. But it doesn't stop there. The entire community in Delaware County wins as a result of the Chamber's work through their membership, advocacy and support of their businesses and the families of those who work for them.

In today's... Read More

Tribute to Ofcs Reeves and Lorenzo, Olympic Uniforms Made in China, Alligator in the Mail
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/13/12 7:33 pm | updated: 07/13/12 7:33 pm
Hundreds paid tribute today to two fallen officers. Millville Police Officer Christopher Reeves had a funeral and was laid to rest today. He was killed in the line of duty when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspect fleeing from police. Acting New Jersey Governor Kim Guadagno has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Officer Reeves. Officer Reeves was an eight-year veteran of the force. His wife, Susan Reeves, is also a Millville police officer. The Millville... Read More

Officer Lorenzo Funeral, Jerry Sandusky Cover Up, Judge Blocks Nutter's Feeding Ban
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/13/12 12:30 pm | updated: 07/13/12 12:30 pm
The funeral procession for Philadelphia Police Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo closed 8th Street, Arch Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway this morning on its way to the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Lorenzo was killed last weekend after his shift when his motorcycle was struck be a car traveling the wrong way on I 95. The driver of the car was allegedly drunk.

The scathing Louis Freeh report implicating Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier and other high ranking Penn State... Read More

Kensington Pitbull Attack, Oxford Circle Car Shooting, Penn State Must Answer Questions
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/13/12 11:17 am | updated: 07/13/12 11:17 am
A mother and son were bitten by a pit bull in the city's Kensington neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
It happened near Coral and Firth streets. Authorities say the dog bit the child in the leg and then bit the mother as she tried to help her son. Police also say the father hit the dog with a hammer to free the boy. Animal Control officers were called to the scene and took the dog away.

A man was shot twice while sitting in his car in the city's Oxford Circle neighborhood,... Read More
Maria Cole, Widow of Nat King Cole, Dies at 89
  by: Hailey - Collegeville, PA
started: 07/12/12 10:56 pm | updated: 07/12/12 10:56 pm
Maria Hawkins Cole, widow of the great Nat King Cole, has passed away after a battle with cancer. A singer for Duke Ellington and Count Basie, she met and married Nat King Cole. Together they had Natalie, Timolin, and Casey Cole. Natalie continued in her parents footsteps and became and R&B performer.

In 1965 when her husband, the great Nat ‘King’ Cole, passed away, she created the Cole Cancer Foundation in his honor.

The three children released a statement... Read More

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