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 »

Northern Liberties Resident Says FedEx Driver Strangled Him

Left: Northern Liberties resident Ned Sonstein says the FedEx driver strangled him, leaving these marks. Right: Sonstein took this photo of his alleged attacker.

Left: Northern Liberties resident Ned Sonstein says the FedEx driver strangled him, leaving these marks. Right: Sonstein took this photo of his alleged attacker.

If you drive a car in Philly on the regular, you’ve no doubt had the following experience: Someone is double-parked in the middle of the street in front of you even though there are actual parking spots or spaces not far away. You can’t get by. That’s where the problems began for Ned Sonstein. Read more »

Police Launch Investigation Into Drugging Claims at the Dolphin

The facade of the Dolphin. (Photo via Google Maps)

The facade of the Dolphin. (Photo via Google Maps)

Earlier this week, we told you that we spoke with five people who claim that they were drugged at the Dolphin on South Broad Street and that there were more people out there. Well, since publishing that story, we’ve heard from some and seen accounts written by other people who say they were victimized. At this point, we’ve seen or heard at least 20 allegations, and there are reportedly even more. And now, the Philadelphia Police Department is getting involved. Read more »

Seven Women Say They Were Drugged at Popular South Philly Bar

Philadelphia restaurant owner Heather DeRussy is one of the seven women who claim they were drugged at the Dolphin in South Philadelphia. (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

Philadelphia restaurant owner Heather DeRussy is one of the seven women who claim they were drugged at the Dolphin in South Philadelphia. (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

UPDATE: The Philadelphia Police Department has launched an investigation into these drugging claims at the Dolphin. For the full story, click here.

ORIGINAL:

Heather DeRussy is a married mother of five who owns two bar-restaurants in Philadelphia. She enjoys a drink or two after a busy day at work. But on one recent night when she stopped off at the Dolphin in South Philadelphia to relax, things didn’t go as planned. Read more »

How Did This Convicted Stalker From Philly Get White House Press Credentials?

(White House photo: iStock; Laura Goldman photo: YouTube)

(White House photo: iStock; Laura Goldman photo: YouTube)

There has been a lot of talk about Donald Trump’s relationship with the press, especially the exclusion of certain media outlets and journalists from White House press events. But apparently it’s not that hard to get into the White House. Case in point: convicted stalker and former federal fugitive Laura Goldman. Read more »

This South Philly Live Chicken Store Is in Trouble With the Feds

J&B Poultry Market in South Philadelphia (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

J&B Poultry Market in South Philadelphia (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

Most of us buy our chicken at the regular old grocery store. Whether it’s a free-range, no-antibiotics bird from Whole Foods or 69-cents-per-pound leg quarters in the little styrofoam tray from ShopRite, our chicken died well before it got anywhere near the meat department. But at J&B Poultry Market in South Philadelphia, things work a little bit differently. Read more »

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