Philly Sex Offender Sues Big Tobacco for $50 Million

Left: Philadelphia sex offender Ted McCracken. (Megan’s Law registry) Right: A pack of Kool cigarettes. (Wikimedia Commons)

We here at Philly Mag see a lot of personal injury lawsuits rolling through the local courts, but we don’t remember the last time we saw somebody suing big tobacco. For $50 million. And then there’s the fact that the guy suing is a registered sex offender. Read more »

This Woman Claims She Was Drugged at the Dolphin in August

Hannah Smiley-Jones at the Dolphin. (Photo by Jennifer McDonell)

It has been six months since we first told you about allegations of drugging at The Dolphin and about the resulting police investigation. All told, more than 20 people have said that they believe they were drugged at the popular South Philly bar.

Most of these patrons have not gone to the police, and most do not want to speak publicly about their allegations. But Hannah Smiley-Jones is ready to tell her story. Read more »

Chris Stigall Apologizes for DUI Arrest

Photo courtesy of the Tredyffrin Township Police Department.

This story has been updated with a statement from Chris Stigall.

As the host of 1210 WPHT’s morning show, it’s Chris Stigall’s job to poke fun at D-list celebs when they screw up – like he did when Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was arrested for DUI in 2014:

But what happens now that the tables have turned? Read more »

Hooters Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Work

Left: Former Hooters waitress Jade Velez of Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Jade Velez) | Right: The front of a Hooters restaurant. (Photo via iStockPhoto)

Everybody knows that the business model of Hooters centers on attractive women in tight outfits serving cold beers and hot wings. But one young woman who worked at a Hooters in Philadelphia says she was the victim of sexual harassment and mistreatment at the bar that allegedly culminated in her being sexually assaulted. Read more »

We Hope You Didn’t Write a Check to This Popular Summer Camp

Things aren’t looking very good at Cherokee Day Camp these days.

If you call the number for Cherokee Day Camp in Bensalem, a voice recording touts it as the “finest day camp” in all of Bucks County. And over on the camp’s Facebook page, the top pinned post is a video of Fox 29’s Bob Kelly hanging out with kids there in July. But these days, Cherokee Day Camp in no more, and a lot of people are out a lot of money. Read more »

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