Only In Atlantic City: Anthrax Bourbon

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If you happen to have a member of the family who likes both bourbon and the metal band Anthrax, we’ve got the gift idea for you: Anthrax bourbon. The band is now selling Anthrax Indian’s Bourbon and only at the Atlantic City Bottle Company in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read more »

Just Announced: BET Cancels Reruns of The Cosby Show

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It has been almost a month since TV Land stopped showing reruns of The Cosby Show in the wake of the numerous sexual assault and rape allegations against its creator and star, Bill Cosby. Fans could still watch episodes of the hugely popular ’80s show on Centric, the BET-owned channel available on Comcast, FiOS, Dish, and DirecTV, but as of Wednesday, BET says it won’t be airing the show — at least for the time being. Read more »

Here’s Why the Penn Frat Christmas Card Isn’t Actually Racist

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Well, it’s been quite a year for race relations in the United States. From the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury decisions and their related protests to Donald Sterling and the Redskins, there has been plenty of racism (and accusations of racism) to go around. And anyone who doesn’t think that racism is an endemic, deeply rooted problem that won’t easily (or ever) be solved is delusional. But that doesn’t mean that everything that offends our heightened racial sensitivities is, in fact, racist. Read more »

Gay-Bashing Suspects Held on All Charges

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From left: Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Philip Williams in their September 24, 2014, mugshots.

On Tuesday in Courtroom 406 at the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street, the three defendants in the Center City gay bashing case — Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Philip Williams — appeared before Judge Charles Hayden for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there was enough evidence to proceed to trial on charges of felony assault and conspiracy, among other counts. And sure enough, Judge Hayden said there is; formal arraignment in Common Pleas Court is scheduled for January 6th. Read more »

Montgomery County Shooter Identified as Bradley Stone

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Early on Monday morning in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a 35-year-old man named Bradley Stone allegedly went on a shooting rampage, targeting his former wife, Nicole Stone, and others. A total of six people have died and one person was injured, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Stone is still on the loose as of Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Stone is reportedly a former United States Marine. In 2009, he filed for divorce against Nicole Stone. Earlier this month, he filed an emergency petition for custody of their children.

Stone was arrested three times for DUI in Montgomery County, with the most recent arrest coming in 2013. He pleaded guilty.

For continuing, live coverage of today’s events in the case, see our main story.

One of Us: Interview with Kevin Sbraga

Illustration by Andy Friedman

Illustration by Andy Friedman

The Top Chef winner is set to open his third restaurant, ’80s-themed Juniper Commons, this month. He talks about his love of Michael Jackson, the secret to Italian gravy, and the Philly food trend that must end.

My name is … Kevin David Sbraga. My last name is Italian, and something tells me that it means “large around the waist.”

I was born in … Mount Holly.

The best thing about growing up in New Jersey … was tomatoes in the summer.

If I wasn’t doing this, I would probably be … a truck driver.

I drive a … Mercedes ML350.

One food I cannot stand … is takeout Chinese.

Yelp is … a pain in the ass.

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Bensalem Muslims Say Township Won’t Let Them Build a Mosque

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Bensalem has its fair share of churches and other houses of worship. The Bucks County township of 60,000 has Catholic churches, Protestant churches, synagogues, a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, and a Buddhist Temple. And there are two Hindu temples under development. But if you’re a Bensalem Muslim, you’re out of luck, because Bensalem doesn’t have a mosque. Instead, local Muslims meet once a week for Friday prayers inside a rented fire hall. Read more »

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