Body Pulled from SUV That Plunged Into Schuylkill

The body of an unidentified woman has been pulled from an SUV that plunged into the Schuylkill around noon today.

Fox 29 reports: “Witnesses say they saw the SUV heading toward the river down Hunting Park Avenue at a high rate of speed. They said the vehicle crossed Kelly Drive and smashed through a wall before hitting the water and eventually submerging.”

It took rescue units an hour to recover the vehicle after it entered the river.

Hero Teen Pulls Officer From Burning Car

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17-year-old Joe Chambers is being praised as a hero this week after pulling a Philadelphia police officer from a burning car.

The incident happened Saturday evening at 28th and Tasker, in Grays Ferry. Chambers was watching TV at a nearby location when he heard Officer Mark Kimsey’s car collide with a black pickup.
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On Lena Dunham Sexual Abuse Controversy, Truth Revolt Has a Point

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A discussion about Lena Dunham has a way of sending everyone to their respective, petty corners.

Feminists over here. Those who are offended by imperfect nakedness, over there with Mr. Stern. Jealous writers who didn’t get a sweet advance on the book they haven’t written, right this way please (it’s getting crowded over here — watch the elbows). Casual fans who just want to relax and watch Girls? You’re a little well-adjusted for this group, but sure, there’s one corner left.

In fact, “discussion” is a generous word. Peruse the comments section of any article about the writer, director and Girls creator, and you’re in for a nasty blend of misogyny and body shaming that, frankly, we don’t hurl at Seth Rogen every time he bares his flabby ass in an unnecessary movie about rich white kids.

And so when the (extremely) right-leaning website Truth Revolt published an article last week accusing Dunham of sexual abuse, I have to admit I was all but programmed at this point to take her side. But the thing is, they make a pretty good case — after you get through the pop-up ads reading “How Leftism Violates All 10 Commandments.” Read more »

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