20 Teens Charged in Cape May Sexting Scandal

Photo by "Smallbones" via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by “Smallbones” via Wikimedia Commons

Ah, Cape May, that idyllic Jersey Shore town that’s usually associated with bed-and-breakfasts, wine bars, and salmon-colored Bermuda shorts and generally not associated with anything approaching a scandal. But thanks to a group of high school and middle school students, Cape May is now the epicenter of a sexting scandal. Read more »

School District Employee Arrested on Perjury, Conflict of Interest Charges

Priscilla Wright via LinkedIn | School District headquarters, Jeff Fusco

Priscilla Wright via LinkedIn | School District headquarters, Jeff Fusco

A Philadelphia School District employee faces charges of steering $900,000 worth of contracts to vendors owned by, and that employed, friends and family.

Priscilla Wright, 50, was manager of small business development for the district. She turned herself in and was arrested today, officials say. She has also resigned her employment with the district. Read more »

Cops Search for Suspects in Center City Muggings

A group of four assaulted, threatened and robbed a man walking in Washington Square West in the early morning earlier this month, police say. They’ve released surveillance images and video of the suspects, who are also wanted for a second assault and robbery in Society Hill just 20 minutes later.

In the first incident, a 31-year-old man was walking with a friend on the 900 block of Walnut Street (near the Wawa) when he was approached by three men and a woman. He was struck several times and threatened with a knife. He surrendered his Gucci watch, his laptop bag and his passport, but didn’t report any injuries. Read more »

Temple Physics Chair Charged With Passing Tech to China

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi

Xiaoxing Xi, the physics department chair at Temple University, has been charged by federal prosecutors with passing semiconductor technology back to his native China.

The indictment (see the full document below) alleges Xi — a naturalized U.S. citizen — went to work for a U.S. company in 2002 and 2003, obtaining access to a device that speeds the growth of superconductor film. He later used a U.S. Defense Department research grant to try to purchase the device. The unidentified company licensed the device to him after he signed a document promising not to reverse engineer, reproduce, or sell copies of that device to any third parties.

Instead, according to the indictment: Read more »

WATCH: Philly Man Fires Shots From Moving Minivan

A man in Rhawnhurst fired a gun into the air multiple times from a moving minivan while leaving a restaurant, police say.

Surveillance footage from May 3rd shows a group of men walking into a minivan in the parking lot of the Mediterranean 2000 Restaurant at 8026 Bustleton Avenue, near Solly. One of the men fired several shots into the air while the van exited the parking lot. Read more »

D.A. Seth Williams Charges Four With 2014 Election Fraud

From left: Alexia Harding, Gregory Thomas, James Collins and Sandra Lee

From left: Alexia Harding, Gregory Thomas, James Collins and Sandra Lee

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams wants poll workers on Election Day to know that his office takes election fraud very seriously, and so he’s sent a timely message to them, charging these poll workers with a variety of election law violations. Read more »

Man Arrested in Stabbing Death of Transgender Woman London Chanel [UPDATED]

Photo via London Chanel's Facebook page.

Photo via London Chanel’s Facebook page.

UPDATE [5/20/2015, 4:12 am]: New York Daily News has an update in the murder of transgender woman London Chanel, who was stabbed to death early Monday morning in an abandoned rowhome in North Philadelphia:

Raheam Felton, 31 | Philadelphia Police Department.

Raheam Felton, 31 | Philadelphia Police Department.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his roommate, a transgender woman who police found bleeding on a sidewalk outside the abandoned Philadelphia building they shared …

It’s believed Raheam Felton repeatedly stabbed Londyn Kiki Chanel, 21, in the neck and back during a fight over what authorities described as domestic matters – not because she was a transgender woman. …

Felton, who has prior felony convictions of aggravated assault, prostitution and burglary, shared the apartment in the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street with Chanel and another transgender woman.

ORIGINAL: A 21-year-old transgender woman was stabbed to death in a fight early Monday in North Philadelphia.

NBC10 reports that a man stabbed London Chanel in the back and neck inside an abandoned rowhome along the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street in North Philadelphia. More:

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