Colleen Campbell: I’ve Received Thousands of Threats

Colleen Campbell at her 2016 Temple University commencement (left) and in a selfie. Photos provided by attorney Wayne Pollock.

When we first published the embarrassing video of since-fired PHL 17 on-air talent Colleen Campbell from outside Helium Comedy Club, we thought the story would be forgotten by the next morning. But that’s not what has happened. More than 3 million people have viewed the video on Facebook alone, and Campbell is feeling the repercussions of her newfound notoriety. Read more »

Police: Colleen Campbell Later Assaulted the World’s Most Patient Cop

Left: Colleen Campbell in a Philadelphia Police Department photo. Right: A screengrab from the viral video taken outside of Helium Comedy Club on Sunday night.

By now, you’re probably familiar with the viral video of since-fired PHL 17 reporter Colleen Campbell ranting and raving and getting arrested outside of Helium Comedy Club on Sunday night. Earlier, we told you that the 28-year-old South Philadelphia woman had been charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct, but now the Philadelphia Police Department is saying that it’s worse than we originally thought. Read more »

Fired PHL 17 Reporter Colleen Campbell Speaks About What Happened at Helium

Left: Colleen Campbell in the studio. (Photo courtesy Colleen Campbell) Right: A screengrab from Wil Sylvince’s video of Sunday’s incident outside Helium Comedy Club on Sansom Street.

UPDATE: Philadelphia police now say that Campbell assaulted the cop after the video ended. For the full story, click here.

As we told you on Monday, Sunday night was pretty rough for 28-year-old Temple grad Colleen Campbell, who started working as a reporter for PHL 17 in 2016. The South Philly resident got arrested after becoming positively unhinged and going off on a cop outside Helium Comedy Club, as documented in a bystander video that already has well over 1 million views. Before deleting her social media accounts, Campbell took to Facebook, stating that she’d had only one drink and suggesting that she might have been drugged. We got her on the phone to get her side of the story. Read more »

WATCH: PHL 17 Reporter Becomes Unhinged Outside Helium Comedy Club

PHL 17 reporter Colleen Campbell did not have a very good Sunday. Screengrabs from video by Wil Sylvince

UPDATE: Colleen Campbell has spoken with Philly Mag about the incident captured in Sunday’s viral video taken outside Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. To read the full interview, click here. Meanwhile, Philly police now say that Campbell assaulted a cop after the video ended.

You know that feeling you get after you do something really, really stupid, when you wish that you’d wake up and realize that it was all just a bad dream? Well, we’re pretty sure that’s exactly what PHL 17 on-air talent Colleen Campbell is feeling today. Read more »

Here’s the Guy Who Hit a Kid With an SUV in Kensington

Left: SUV driver Vince Broomall in a state photo. Right: an image from the surveillance video that shows the SUV driving down the sidewalk just after hitting a young boy.

If you see Vince Broomall behind the wheel of a car, you might want to get out of his way. Philly Mag has learned that the 26-year-old Aston resident was the one driving the SUV (his mom’s SUV, by the way) that hit an 11-year-old boy in Kensington on Tuesday, May 16th. And while Broomall hasn’t been arrested or charged in last week’s incident, he has had some run-ins with the cops related to his driving. Read more »

VIDEO: What Is This Guy Doing to a Woman’s Drink at a South Philly Bar?

An image from the video that police are investigating.

An image from the video that police are investigating.

This is a developing story.

UPDATE 5/3/2017 10 p.m.:

Philly Mag has been contacted by a man who says he is the person in the video. We have confirmed that the identity he has provided appears to be the same person as seen on the recording.

He adamantly denies that he put anything into the woman’s drink, adding that he has never “roofied” anyone. He says that he was reaching behind himself to put his wallet into his pocket, and he denies that his hand ever went over the drink. “If you look at that video,” he told me, “my hand never went over that drink.”

He says that after Shelly removed the drink from the bar, people started calling him a rapist, so he yelled back and left.

We have provided his name and contact information to police, and he says that he already contacted SVU and that he is willing to take a lie detector test.

As for the photo that has been well-circulated on Facebook prior to our publication of this story, he says he has asked Facebook repeatedly to take it down.

ORIGINAL:

Six weeks after the Philadelphia Police Department launched a still-ongoing investigation into allegations that more than 20 people were drugged at popular South Philadelphia bar The Dolphin, investigators are now also taking a look at a surveillance video from a different bar that’s about five blocks from The Dolphin. Read more »

Alex Capasso to Plead Guilty in Child Pornography Case

Philly chef Alex Capasso in the kitchen prior to his arrest on child pornography and exploitation charges.

Philly chef Alex Capasso in the kitchen prior to his arrest on child pornography and exploitation charges.

Nearly two years after he was arrested by the FBI on child pornography and exploitation charges, former Philadelphia chef Alex Capasso is expected to take a plea deal. Read more »

Philadelphia Monsignor Charged With Stealing More Than $500K

Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County, where William Dombrow is still employed as the rector. At least for today. (Google Maps)

Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Delaware County, where William Dombrow is still employed as the rector. At least for today. (Google Maps)

It’s not every day that a person charged with a federal crime picks up the phone, so Wednesday was a bit unusual in that regard. We called Villa St. Joseph, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s retirement home in Delaware County, to find out whether administrators there had any comment about the charges against the home’s rector — and the rector himself picked up the phone. Read more »

Is the Ex-Owner of Philly’s Hottest Swim Club Selling Fake Memberships?

A typical day at the Northern Liberties pool. Inset: Former North Shore Beach Club owner and operator Brian Nagele.

A typical day at the Northern Liberties pool. Inset: Former North Shore Beach Club owner and operator Brian Nagele.

Monarch Swim Club is not your average swimming pool. At just over four feet deep, the seasonal pool at the Piazza in Northern Liberties doesn’t actually see much swimming. Instead, it’s where the buff and the beautiful go to ogle, drink, and work on their tans. But as management works to get Monarch ready for the season, a big old behind-the-scenes drama is unfolding. Read more »

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