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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Joe Frazier Granddaughter Indicted on Bank Fraud, Identity Theft Charges


A 2010 Facebook photo of Tamyra Frazier and Joe Frazier.

Just over three years after the death of Philadelphia boxing great Joe Frazier, his 30-year-old granddaughter could be in a heap of trouble with the feds. Tamyra Frazier of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, has been charged with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy, and a bench warrant has been issued for her arrest.

According to an indictment filed in Philadelphia’s U.S. District Court by U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, Frazier used her position as an employee at Beneficial Bank in Jenkintown to provide personal and account information of bank customers to members of an identity theft ring.

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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

[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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Union Says SEPTA Train Engineers Overworked

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The union representing SEPTA’s rail engineers has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to reject the agency’s waiver from safety rules, saying engineers are overworked and fatigued.

NBC 10 reports:

With one of the busiest travel days of the year on the horizon, SEPTA Union leaders are warning that some engineers are working too many hours, putting riders in danger. SEPTA officials believe the warning is unnecessary however.

“The locomotive engineers are working 14 hour days, six days a week,” said Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) vice president Steve Bruno. “It’s something of an unsafe condition and frankly it’s becoming dangerous.”

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