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January 17, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
A MAIN LINE MAN man accused of sexually abusing a family member has been charged with assault for striking the hand of a journalist, swatting at his camera, and knocking it to the ground and damaging it. In addition to simple assault, Charles Robinson, 60, of Gable Road in Paoli, was charged this week with harassment and criminal mischief, according to public records. Last Friday, as Robinson left the Newtown Square court after waiving a preliminary hearing in the sexual-assault case, he shoved several members of the media and struck the hand of Richard Ilgenfritz, a reporter with Main Line Media News, knocking his Nikon camera out of his hand.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member has been charged with assault for striking the hand of a journalist, swatting at his camera, and knocking it to the ground and damaging it. In addition to simple assault, Charles Robinson, 60, of Gable Road in Paoli, was charged this week with harassment and criminal mischief, according to public records. On Jan. 8, as Robinson left the Newtown Square court after waiving a preliminary hearing in the sexual assault case, he shoved several members of the media and struck the hand of Richard Ilgenfritz, a reporter with Main Line Media News, knocking his Nikon camera out of his hand.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
All SEPTA Police Department officers will soon be equipped with body cameras that will offer a new layer of protection to police and customers, the agency's chief said Friday. "I like to say, cameras are going to make good cops great cops, and make the rest of them follow the rules," Chief Thomas Nestel III said during a news conference. Most of the department's 289 officers already have body cameras, the chief said, and the remainder will be equipped with them in coming days. The department spent about $300,000 on the cameras and an additional $100,000 on training, the agency said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
J-Law: Yes, I did it Jennifer Lawrence , 25, admits that on at least one occasion, she continued to kiss Hunger Games costar Liam Hemsworth after the cameras stopped rolling. But it doesn't mean anything, people. "Liam and I grew up together. Liam's real hot," she said on Watch What Happens Live . The Oscar-winner was informed Justin Bieber recently said he finds her "so sexy" and "so cute. " Would she ever date the warbler? "I'm going to say a hard no," said J-Law.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - A little-known New Jersey board charged with ensuring that state mandates are paired with funding sources on Tuesday called into question the 2014 state law that requires police departments to outfit newly purchased patrol vehicles with dashboard cameras. The Council on Local Mandates, responding to a complaint from Deptford Township, said it would place a temporary injunction on the law because implementing it could cause "irreparable harm" to the township and others like it. A formal order halting the mandate is expected within weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meet the Patels is a documentary that would not work if its subjects, actor Ravi Patel and his family, weren't so entertaining to watch. Ravi's sister, Geeta, who directs the film, lucked out, in that her brother is both photogenic and charismatic by profession. Ostensibly, Meet the Patels is about Ravi - who has a supporting role in John Stamos' forthcoming Fox sitcom, Grandfathered - trying to find a wife. His mother and father, Champa and Vasant, met through an arranged marriage, and are intent on hitching up their son, who they think has never had a girlfriend.
NEWS
September 3, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
WHO KNEW that four little words - You are being recorded - could be so magical? At least, that's what cops in North Philadelphia's 22nd District have found since they volunteered eight months ago to take part in a pilot program that tested the viability of body cameras. Officer Roger McFadden, who's been in charge of monitoring the district's program, said he observed several encounters between civilians and officers that seemed to change dramatically because of the presence of the cameras.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameras mounted inside wildlife crossings beneath the Atlantic City Expressway a year ago have produced a few amusing images but not hard evidence of the passageway's usage. A curious but common everyday raccoon sits up on hind legs and peers into the darkness in one of seven images the state Department of Environmental Protection released this month. Then there's a beaver with a mouth full of sticks, and a young, white-tailed deer that resembles a Chihuahua as its oversize ears are illuminated by the beams of a brilliant sun. But the endangered northern pine snake and the tiny tree frogs targeted for protection have not been captured by any of the eight motion-triggered cameras inside the culverts under the highway.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Rachel De Barros launched her first car-related business while a student at Ohio University. She printed pink fliers with her name and phone number, promoting herself as a door-to-door mechanic. An oil change? Brake job? Simple repair? De Barros was for hire. No one called. "I would wait by the phone, like, Come on! I need money, " said De Barros, 37, of Feasterville, staring at a spot on the table where a phone would be. "So I changed the fliers, made them white, and wrote, 'Call Jimmy.' Then I started getting calls.
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