Villanova Student Arrested for Campus Upskirt Videos, Child Porn

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The Delaware County district attorney’s office today announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Broomall man on felony child pornography charges and invasion of privacy charges for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos and videos in public places and bathrooms, including on the campuses of Villanova University and Cardinal O’Hara High School.

According to a criminal complaint filed today in Commonwealth Court, Vincent Kane, a part-time Villanova student who lives off campus, first came to police attention in late September, when a female Villanova student reported finding a hidden cell phone in a campus unisex bathroom to campus police. The phone contained videos and images of women being secretly recorded, including an upskirt video taken at a local CVS. Read more »

Vandal Destroys Union League Steps Overnight [UPDATED]

Union League steps - railing destroyed - CBS 3 cameraman filming

A CBS 3 cameraman films the steps of the Union League, which had a railing destroyed overnight | Photo: Dan McQuade

UPDATE 10/25: Police just released surveillance footage of the suspect. Click here to see the video.

ORIGINAL:

An apparent brass thief destroyed part of the steps of the Union League this morning.

Per the League’s spokeswoman, Erica Martin, at 3:02 a.m. a man was spotted ripping the brass railing off the steps on the right side of the buildings’s Broad Street entrance. Read more »

You’ll Never Guess What Philadelphians Worry About the Most

iStockphoto.com | carlballou

iStockphoto.com | carlballou

Either the public schools have gotten better in a hurry, or people around here are starting to pay more attention to stories like this and this … and this.

A new Pew Charitable Trusts poll of 1,601 Philly residents found that 44 percent believe public safety is the biggest problem the city faces, a significant change from a similar Pew poll in 2015, when 32 percent of residents identified education as their top concern. Only 23 percent named public safety as a concern at that time.

Just 20 percent of those who participated in the latest poll named education as a top concern, while 14 percent cited jobs and the economy as their main worry, and 10 percent cited the city’s depressingly high poverty rate. Read more »

Philly State Rep Running for Reelection Is a Convicted Felon

Leslie Acosta

Image via video from PA House

Leslie Acosta is the state representative for the 197th District in Philadelphia, a roughly Trojan horse-shaped district in North Philadelphia that is largely Latino. She is running for reelection in November, unopposed. She is also a convicted felon.

The Inquirer’s Jeremy Roebuck broke the story this afternoon that Acosta pleaded guilty in March in a secret court proceeding to one count of conspiring to commit money laundering. Her conviction, which remains under seal, was never announced by prosecutors. Nor did U.S. Rep. Bob Brady — chairman of the city Philadelphia City Democratic Committee — know about it when the Inquirer reached him for comment. “Two people can keep a secret if one’s dead,” he said. “Maybe she figured she if she didn’t tell anybody it would keep people like you from finding out.” Read more »

Bill Cosby Trial Date Set … for June 2017

Bill Cosby preliminary hearing

Bill Cosby is set to be tried on an aggravated indecent assault charge stemming from an alleged 2004 incident involving Andrea Constand — but not until June 5, 2017.

Cosby defense attorney Brian McMonagle argued today that he did not have time in his schedule for Cosby’s trial until June. The defense team will also be filing a motion for a change of venue, due to Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele’s having run an ad calling Cosby a “predator” during his campaign. Montco Court Judge Steven T. O’Neill already ruled in February that Steele could remain in the prosecution. Read more »

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