March 20, 2015 |
IF YOU WANTED to see a face light up with a happy smile, all you had to do was say the words "Lou Voci' to anyone who had known the man even slightly. Lou Voci was a single-copy supervisor for the Daily News and Inquirer for more than 30 years, a man known for his devotion to his job, his meticulous attention to detail and a friendly nature that endeared him to everyone he met. "Everybody loved Lou," said Bob Palmo, retired regional manager in the newspapers' circulation department and Lou's onetime boss.
March 19, 2015 |
TWO OF THE SEVEN firefighters embroiled in a lurid sex scandal have decided to accept their punishment, officials said yesterday. The two men had been scheduled to appear in front of a disciplinary trial board yesterday in response to allegations that a troubled young paramedic was goaded into performing humiliating, unwanted sex acts - some of which reportedly were filmed by the participants and shared without her permission - since joining the...
March 16, 2015 |
A 25-YEAR-OLD woman was raped at the Montgomery Township tanning salon where she worked in late February, according to police. The victim was at the salon, the name of which the Daily News is withholding to protect her identity, when Marshall Gibson, 19, entered and asked to use the bathroom around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25, according to police. He was given permission to use the restroom after which, he and the victim entered one of the tanning rooms together, police said. While in the room, Gibson made unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and then pulled out a knife, placed it to her throat and threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, according to the arrest affidavit.
March 13, 2015 |
WHEN THE Daily News interviewed Aaron Rogers about the 2013 murder of his 17-year-old brother, Tremaine, who was shot to death in front of him, Aaron said the boys didn't know the shooters "from a can of peas. " But the jury that decided the fate of Tremaine's killers this week knew the difference between murder and the defendant's pea-brained claims of self-defense. The jury, which deliberated for two days, found defendants Tyreek Hall and Robert Anderson guilty of third-degree murder shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday.
March 6, 2015 |
Q: Valentine's Day was awful. Besides a few texts, I got nothing. It's been a hard winter. Whenever it snows, this guy I'm talking to invites himself over. But afterward when he leaves, I feel used. I'm lonely so I can't be picky. It's like I'm stuck in a cycle. Mia: Girl, get some self-respect and stop letting yourself be used for sex. Join a gym - and go - so you can meet people. Sign up for an online dating site. Nothing's going to change until you do. Get moving! Steve: You can do better.
March 6, 2015
WITH 25 NOMINEES and counting, the 2015 Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philadelphia contest is in full swing, and the competition is already getting fierce. If your favorite is among the existing nominees, you can vote for it once per calendar day here: philly.com/vegancheesesteak . And if it's not, write it in! The top 10 vote-getters will be listed in the Daily News on March 19. The top three qualifying finalists will submit sandwiches for final judging at a gala event at Weavers Way Chestnut Hill on March 20 at 4 p.m. Our judges will be: * Frank Olivieri Jr., proprietor of Pat's King of Steaks and grandson of cheesesteak co-originator Harry Olivieri.
February 20, 2015 |
THE HEADLINES grabbed attention, screaming the tragic tale of a missing woman found dead in a car parked near 30th Street Station and littered with parking tickets. Even London's Daily Mail published the story of Nadia Malik, 22, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the discovery of her body, a year ago today, in a black Nissan Altima. But despite the initial media blitz and the dozens of stories that followed, a year later the case has not been solved and a crucial question remains: How did Nadia Malik die?
February 13, 2015
PRESIDENT Obama's interior secretary, Sally Jewel, recently noted that "there is a lot of misinformation about fracking. " She's absolutely right, and a Daily News editorial ("Tracking fracking") is a classic display of this ignorance. First, according to any number of regulatory experts - including top Obama administration officials - hydraulic fracturing is well-regulated and safe. Indeed, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu has stated that shale development "is something you can do in a safe way. " Second, Pennsylvania has some of the nation's strongest environmental regulations.
February 12, 2015 |
SOME 13 YEARS AGO, the Daily News alerted state Sen. Anthony Williams that he hadn't actually graduated from college, despite assertions on his official state Senate website. Wednesday, the Daily News again helped jog the senator's memory about his educational background, informing Williams of an error on his mayoral campaign website. In fact, Williams didn't graduate from Franklin & Marshall College and then go into business and then into politics, as stated on his website, anthonyhwilliams.com . When asked about the wording of the bio, Williams' campaign spokesman, Albert Butler, said, "It's a simple oversight and it can be easily corrected.
February 11, 2015 |
AFTER NEARLY a year of legal wrangling, a civil-rights case against two police officers and the city's top cop has been settled for $85,000. A federal judge dismissed the case, filed in March 2014 by Rodney Handy Jr. against Officers Shane Darden and Timothy Taylor and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey over Handy's arrest in 2012, court records show. The dismissal came after the parties were able to settle their dispute out of court, according to an order filed yesterday. The city settles out of court most civil-rights claims made against police, according to a Daily News review last year of settled police lawsuits . The Daily News found that Philly paid out $14 million to settle civil-rights claims alone in 2013 — nearly four times as much as the $4.2 million just five years earlier.