The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has removed two priests from ministry over allegations that each—in separate incidents—molested a child more than 40 years ago. The Revs. James J. Collins and John P. Paul were each found unsuitable for ministry. Neither case was related to the February 2011 grand jury report, the archdiocese said.
On Tuesday, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against Philadelphia “gentleman’s club” Delilah’s Den. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Some dancer is probably suing the club because they let her go for putting on a little extra holiday weight. Nope. This particular lawsuit was filed by a 43-year-old man. Read more »
NBC 10 reports on accusations that a school worker yanked a child’s teeth out. No, the teeth weren’t ready.
Harmani, 7, attends a class for children with behavioral issues at the Solis Cohen Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia. Tomeka Speller says her daughter was chewing on her sweater and refused to stop when a specially trained school therapeutic worker told her to. Speller says the worker then forcefully pulled out the sweater, yanking out the girl’s three front teeth.
“She used excessive force,” Speller said. “She just said, ‘I’m not having this today’ and she yanked it out. Just because you’re having a bad day does not mean you’re going to mistreat my child!”
School officials are filing a complaint with police and the Department of Human Services.
CBS Philly reports that Don Tollefson’s bail on theft charges has been reduced from $250,000 to $10,000—but he must use his Glenside home as collateral. Tollefson was unable to make bail at the higher amount.
“Tollefson is facing felony theft charges, accused of selling ticket packages to sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby, then failing to produce the goods,” the station reports.
As of 2:20 p.m., Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo reported, jail officials said Tollefson was still being held in their facility.
This is tired.
This photo, which features students from a Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey, is only a snapshot in time, but when I see something this stupid, I always wonder what set the ball in motion. Whose idea was it? Did anyone object? Who suggested the poses? How arrogant do you have to be to take a picture of something like this? Who’s raising these people?
Noose tying doesn’t spring immediately to my mind when I think about how one might want to celebrate a sporting event. Neither does fashioning my sweatshirt into a Klan hood.
These are the types of hoodies that signal violence and make people feel threatened.
Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and his fiancee were arrested for assault after an altercation at Revel Casino in Atlantic City last weekend. Below, a video that allegedly shows Rice dragging his fiancee, who appears to be unconscious, out of an elevator at Revel prior to the arrest.
On Tuesday, police in Warminster, Pennsylvania arrested Don Tollefson on charges of fraud and theft, with prosecutors alleging that he stole over $100,000 in money that was supposed to go to charities.
Unable to post bail, which has been set at $250,000, Tollefson is sitting in Bucks County Jail, according to officials.
This is Tollefson’s mugshot. He is 61 years old.
UPDATE: Don Tollefson is unable to post bail.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced that Don Tollefson has been arrested, four months after we first told you about the stink of scandal surrounding the former Philly sportscaster. Tollefson is being charged with fraud, solicitation and theft. Read more »
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he will ask for a grand jury investigation into allegations a teen was injured by his officers during a stop-and-frisk stop; on Thursday, though, he said that evidence found that Darrin Manning had not suffered a ruptured testicle in the incident, as he alleged.