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April 8, 2012 | By Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Shelly Fisher's world is dominated by the unfashionable. Not people, but the illnesses and other medical conditions that plague them. Diabetes, heart disease, peanut allergies. There's nothing stylish about any of it. Except, perhaps, for the contributions the Villanova mother of three has made over the last nine years on her way to building an internationally known company. Hope Paige Designs L.L.C., operating out of cluttered third-floor space in a West Conshohocken office building, creates medical-identification bracelets with a twofold purpose: to save lives and be chic (or cool, depending on the targeted age group)
NEWS
June 28, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A 21-year-old Delaware County man was nabbed by Denver police last night after fleeing some 1,700 miles from where cops say he murdered his boss at a landscaping company while he was having an affair with the boss' wife. Stephen Shappell, 21, spent two days on the lam before he was captured by police about 6:10 p.m. A Denver Police public information officer had few details last night but did say Shappell had been captured on foot. When he's returned here, Shappell will face homicide and related charges for the death of landscape company owner Kevin Mengel Jr., of West Goshen, Chester County, police said.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
HATBORO A Hatboro woman was charged with homicide for allegedly providing heroin to her 19-year-old boyfriend, who died of a drug overdose, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Carly P. Stevenson, 27, called 911 the afternoon of Sept. 29 to report that her boyfriend was "blue in the lips, cold to the touch, and was not breathing," according to a news release from the District Attorney's Office. Emergency responders arrived to find Brandon Cron, 19, of Quakertown, dead.
NEWS
March 26, 2011 | By Robert Moran and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Delaware County lawyer who was mayor of the tiny borough of Rutledge died Friday while skydiving in Gloucester County, authorities said. Carter Scott Shields, 45, plummeted into woods about 4:25 p.m. in Williamstown after his main parachute failed to open, said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. County detectives determined that Shields' emergency chute activated automatically but failed to open completely, Weisenfeld said. Shields, who maintained a law practice in Media, was an experienced skydiver.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
"Shame on you Hospital and whole America!" "You can not be so arrogant as Croatia can be generous!" "How can you be so cruel????!!???????" "America has always been laughing matter in entire world with their 'pay for health' policy . . . " "Go f--- yourself!" The Facebook page for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was overflowing this morning with nasty comments related to the case of a little Croatian girl with cancer. Nora Situm, 5, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to reports, and, to try to save her life, a campaign in the economically distressed Balkan country collected contributions from thousands of people, raising $600,000 to pay for experimental treatments.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
GENTLEMEN prefer blondes. This guy prefers Swiss. As in cheese - the kind normally found sandwiched between corned beef and rye on a Reuben. But this particular man is using his dairy products to satisfy a different craving. The Mayfair Town Watch reported yesterday on its Facebook page that the "Swiss Cheese Pervert" has been terrorizing neighborhood women. According to the group, the suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed.
NEWS
August 16, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Peggy Weber Bradford stays slim with the aid of a support group the size of cyberspace. Her "Steps to Good Health" Facebook page is the heart of a growing online community of nearly 1,500 people. Its members help each other lose weight via Bradford's 10,000-steps-a-day walking (or vacuuming, or lawn-mowing) system, which she's more than happy to share. Free. "A lot of people are scared to go to a gym," says Bradford, whose mega-chunky "before" photo provides an astonishing contrast to the lanky, athletic woman who stands before me, 73 pounds lighter.
NEWS
November 30, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
After listing the Philadelphia Police Department as his employer on his Facebook page, Officer Deric Lewis wrote a brief description of his job: "Locking up people that do dumb s---. " But this weekend, the four-year police veteran found himself locked up after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. Lewis, 30, works out of the 22nd District, at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue near Temple University in North Philadelphia. He is the 17th city cop to be arrested in little more than a year.
NEWS
August 28, 2012 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer
A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday. It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 911 calls came within minutes in the wee hours of Friday morning. First, for a 5-year-old girl banging on the front door, her clothes bloodied, at the Winslow Township home she shared with her mother. "Mommy is dead," the girl, uninjured, told another person, who answered the door, according to authorities. Less than a mile away, a pizza delivery driver dialed 911 after finding a body - the girl's mother, covered in blood - on the side of a road. Night turned to dawn, and a manhunt ensued for Jennifer Bongco's killer.
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