Philly Police Testing Wearable Cameras

Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti models a body camera Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. The camera is the same type now being used by about 200 street officers in Las Vegas. Philly has started testing body cameras. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Las Vegas police Sgt. Peter Ferranti models a body camera Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. The camera is the same type now being used by about 200 street officers in Las Vegas. Philly has started testing body cameras. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Philly Police have begun a pilot program to test wearable body cameras on officers, Newsworks reports:

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Joyce Sheridan Death Ruled a Homicide

A Montgomery Township police officer sits in front of the partially burned home of John and Joyce Sheridan early Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Montgomery Township, N.J. Authorities say 72-year-old John Sheridan, president of a major southern New Jersey hospital, and his 69-year-old wife were killed when a fire broke out in their home Sunday morning, but the circumstances surrounding the deaths remain under investigation.

A Montgomery Township police officer sits in front of the partially burned home of John and Joyce Sheridan early Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Montgomery Township, N.J. Authorities say 72-year-old John Sheridan, president of a major southern New Jersey hospital, and his 69-year-old wife were killed when a fire broke out in their home Sunday morning, but the circumstances surrounding the deaths remain under investigation.

No surprise here, but perhaps at least some clarity. Politicker NJ reports: “A death certificate for Joyce Sheridan, the wife of Cooper Health CEO and prominent political figure John Sheridan, was filed in Somerset County Surrogate Court today, listing her death as a ‘homicide.’ Her husband’s certificate, meanwhile, is listed as ‘pending investigation.’”

The Sheridans died following a mysterious fire at their house in September; last week it was revealed that both Sheridans had suffered multiple stab wounds at the time of their deaths.

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Rain, Snow Expected to Delay Holiday Travelers

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Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year.

Today, the Philadelphia region is going to get hit with a big ol’ winter storm.

Good luck out there, travelers. The Philadelphia International Airport is already warning of delays.

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Does Gov. Corbett Have One Big Bill Left in Him?

Pennsylvania Republicans continue to hold out the possibility of a “lame duck” session to pass GOP-favored legislation before Democrat Tom Wolf becomes governor in January. That’s two weeks after the newly elected members of the Legislature — and their larger GOP majorities in both chambers — take office, giving the GOP a chance to pass legislation relatively unimpeded.

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Cosby Biographer: “I Was Wrong”

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The renewed and gathering allegations against Bill Cosby came to light right after the release of a new biography, Cosby: His Life and Timeswhich gives a long view of the comedian’s career but never delves into the already-known accusations of sex assault against him. The author, Mark Whitaker, has come under increasing criticism in recent weeks for that omission, culminating in a Monday’s New York Times column by David Carr. 

Whitaker has replied to Carr … with an acknowledgement he should’ve investigated the allegations against Cosby.

 

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Center City Attorney Faces Sex Assault Charges

Brian Meehan, courtesy the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Brian Meehan, courtesy the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

A Center City attorney faces charges he had sex with a 14-year-old girl who had been forced into prostitution by a Germantown couple.

District Attorney Seth Williams publicized the charges against Brian Meehan, 56, during a Tuesday morning press conference. The Germantown couple has not been named, pending the results of an ongoing grand jury investigation.

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After Delays, Broad Street Line Resumes Service

Photo | Ben Schumin.

Photo | Ben Schumin.

SEPTA’s not having an easy day. Northbound trains on the Broad Street Line were halted temporarily this morning due to an equipment problem at Snyder Station, disrupting rush-hour commuters trying to get to work. Southbound trains were being stopped at Lombard Street station, with shuttle service provided for stops south of there.

Just after 9:30 a.m., SEPTA announced that service had resumed, but warned riders to expect residual delays.

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UPDATED: Former Bozo Sidekick Could Save Taj

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[Update] Carl Icahn says he’s never met Becker.

[Original] Herbert Becker, a former Bozo the Clown sidekick who was named America’s best magician twice during the 1970s, may be the person who saves the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. The New York Post reports Becker — now known as a “turnaround expert” —is in talks with financier Carl Icahn to run the casino.

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