The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are on the hunt for the man seen here, who allegedly robbed a Center City bank on Wednesday morning. Read more »
A woman in the Washington Square West section of Center City found a burglar in her apartment stealing her roommate’s clothes, police said.
The woman, who lives on the 1200 block of Walnut Street in the Gayborhood, told cops she heard a noise at around 10:45 p.m. on March 14th. She went downstairs and found a woman she didn’t know holding her roommate’s clothes. Read more »
If your house were ever robbed, you’d probably call the police and wait for them to do their job. And since there are so many burglaries in the city, the chances of you ever recovering your possessions aren’t exactly promising. But if you’re Philadelphia chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala (yes, her nickname is Fear), you take matters into your own hands. Read more »
It was awful when we discovered that a Penn State fraternity had allegedly been posting pictures of nude, unconscious college women on a secret Facebook page. It became worse when one member offered up an in-all-seriousness “boys will be boys” defense of the monstrous act. But you know what really sucks about the “Facebook frat” scandal?
It’s this: The men of Kappa Delta Rho are, in all likelihood, our future leaders. Read more »
Philly Mag’s Holly Otterbein was on MSNBC Wednesday night to talk about her interview with the Penn State fraternity member who defended Kappa Delta Rho’s practice of photographing nude, unconscious women and posting them to a private Facebook page.
Watch the video, then read the interview.
On Tuesday afternoon, State College Assistant Police Chief John Gardner (above, center) gave a press conference about the investigation into members of Penn State University fraternity Kappa Delta Rho posting photos of nude, unconscious women on Facebook. Kappa Delta Rho’s motto: Honor above all things. Read more »
At this point, we probably shouldn’t bother pretending that we’re shocked by the news coming out of Penn State. (Which is unfortunate, as shock makes great fuel for Internet opinion pieces. Outrage, thankfully, is still on the table.)
It’s not as if fraternities have much of a reputation to uphold lately. Just two weeks ago, we got a peek behind the scenes of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, which apparently has absurdly racist and violent sing-alongs when they think no one is looking. Now, police are investigating Penn State’s Kappa Delta Rho for allegedly operating two private Facebook accounts that included nude pictures of unconscious women.
And yet, there is a part of me that’s surprised, if not shocked. Read more »
Atlantic City has released surveillance footage that shows fire chief Dennis Brooks dropping his pants briefly at the Public Safety Building. However, he says the clip “doesn’t show anything.”
At left is the staff photo of Penn State Abington sociology professor Dr. Karen Halnon. But the photo on the right is what she looked like over the weekend when she was arrested at Miami International Airport after a bizarre incident on a plane. Last week was the school’s spring break. Read more »
The federal trial for the six former Philadelphia police officers accused of robbing and extorting drug dealers is set to begin this week, with jury selection expected to begin on Tuesday.
The officers — Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, John Speiser and Linwood Norman — were part of the narcotics unit in the Philadelphia Police Department
“The enterprise (1) conducted traffic stops of vehicles driven or occupied by persons suspected of being engaged in criminal activity and robbed such persons of money, drugs, and property; (2) entered premises used or occupied by persons suspected of being engaged in criminal activity and stole money and property; and (3) shared proceeds illegally obtained from individuals and premises,” federal prosecutors said, summing up the case in a pretrial memorandum filed March 6. Read more »