Last week, we told you about a letter that Johnny Doc’s Local 98 union sent to the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that NBC 10 committed a “serious security breach” by having its fill-in cameramen fraudulently gain access to papal events. (The cameramen and other technicians are on strike; NBC10 denied the union’s claim). And on Wednesday, Local 98 continued to do that thing that it does, sending protestors to the set of the Today show on NBC. Read more »
Remember when Family Radio president Harold Camping predicted that the world would end in 1994? And then again in 2011? Well, according to Delaware County religious organization eBible Fellowship (they’re adamant that they are not a “church”), Camping wasn’t wrong: May 21, 2011 marked the beginning of the end, while October 7, 2015 (as in this Wednesday) marks the actual end. Here, eBible Fellowship leader Chris McCann (pictured) explains. Read more »
[UPDATE: 11:39 A.M.] According to police radio, a male is in custody. A police wagon was summoned to 17th street. All parents of students are being directed to 15th and Spring Garden.
[ORIGINAL] The Philadelphia Police Department confirms a report of an armed man at Community College of Philadelphia. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, police responded to a call regarding the armed man inside the school’s Bonnell Building at 17th and Spring Garden streets.
SWAT Team on site heavily armed pic.twitter.com/Mf2EjRTzuZ
— Dan Wing (@dwingKYW) October 6, 2015
On Monday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of 34-year-old Honey Brook resident Jessica Lynn Riffey, who stands accused of injecting two minors with heroin, one of whom is her 14-year-old daughter. Read more »
You know you’re approaching the bottom rung of humanity when you steal from a little old lady. And that’s just what the woman seen here is accused of doing. Read more »
This is a developing story.
On the weekend following the deadly campus shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the FBI has warned Philadelphia-area colleges and universities of a potential for violence on Monday, October 5th, according to an alert from Drexel University. Read more »
In order to cover the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia last week, including the various appearances by Pope Francis himself, members of the media had to undergo background checks and be individually approved by the World Meeting of Families well in advance. So when NBC10’s camera crews went on strike just before the big weekend, some of us wondered how they would possibly get their fill-in staff credentialed in time. Well, John Dougherty‘s Local 98 union claims it may have the answer. Read more »
Last week, Local 98 union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty told Philadelphia magazine that two union members were “assaulted” by cars on the picket line outside NBC 10’s studio along City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. And now the Lower Merion Police Department says that no charges have been filed against either of the accused drivers, but a picketer has been charged in one of the incidents. Read more »
In the early morning hours of September 15th, a fire tore through a construction site at the corner of 13th and Chancellor streets in Center City, displacing dozens of nearby residents and causing an estimated $1 million in damage. The fire was ruled an arson, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms released a surveillance image of a suspect in the case. This week, an arrest was made. Read more »