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June 1, 2011 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Jonas Bevacqua, who co-founded the popular street clothing brand LRG in 1999 and presided over its rapid rise as a major fashion force among young people, was found dead yesterday. He was 34. Orange County sheriff's officials said that Bevacqua's body was found in his Laguna Beach home. An autopsy was slated for today. Calls to LRG's headquarters in Irvine rang unanswered. According to the company's Facebook page, Bevacqua and his business partner, Robert Wright, founded Lifted Research Group, known to patrons as LRG, with start-up capital raised in part from friends of Bevacqua's adoptive father.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
DEMETRY PRESLEY hadn't even been 21 for half a year when a hail of bullets cut his young life short outside a nightclub on South Street this weekend. "Blessed to see another year. 21 now. Feeling good," the young man, of Sicklerville, N.J., posted on his Facebook page in June. Police say Presley died after he was shot several times in the head and chest on South Street near 2nd in the wee hours of the morning Sunday, after a brawl that started inside a club spilled onto the street.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Mike Newall and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
BOSTON - Like many overseas Chinese, she had taken an American first name: Dorothy. On Wednesday, after her family confirmed her death in the Boston Marathon bombing, she received an American tribute. Outside the Daniel Marsh Chapel on the campus of Boston University, students placed bouquets in memory of Lu Lingzi, a graduate student who studied statistics. Someone set down a pair of Reebok running shoes. Someone else left a green hat with a shamrock. Nearby, U.S. and university flags flew at half-staff.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lower Merion school officials are warning parents about an outfit that posted a YouTube video of local high school and college students engaging in what appears to be underage drinking and illegal drug use under the name "I'm Shmacked. " In a letter sent home Tuesday, the principals of Harriton and Lower Merion High Schools termed the images "reprehensible and cause for great concern. " The video shows binge drinking, marijuana use, window smashing, and use of drugs and alcohol in cars by students purported to be from Lower Merion - all presented as a lark.
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
October 8, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first call came Friday evening, tinged with racist hate. "Watch your back, (racist slur). I'mma blow your (profanity) brains out," one of Lynette Gaymon's aunts said Saturday. Gaymon, a geometry teacher at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond, has been accused of humiliating a student who wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt on "dress-down" day Sept. 28. After the story drew media attention last week, the teacher's aunts said, she stayed out of school and took refuge with friends.
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
December 20, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Wilmington man has been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 65-year-old woman who was out walking her dog, police said Tuesday. Dwight L. Smith, 24, of West 36th Street, was held without bail after his arrest Monday night. He is accused of killing Marsha Lee of Whittier Road in the Brandywine Hills section of Wilmington. Smith's Facebook page indicates that he is an Army staff sergeant. His father, Dwight Sr., told television news reporters that his son was a combat veteran who was wounded during his second tour in Afghanistan.
SPORTS
August 6, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
The trainer of Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Lookin At Lucky says the horse came down with a fever this week and won't run in the Travers on Aug. 28 at Saratoga. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says on his Facebook page that the 3-year-old colt is responding well since developing a "little temperature" Monday, the day after winning the Haskell at New Jersey's Monmouth Park. Lookin At Lucky remains at the Jersey Shore track while he recuperates. The track's attending veterinarian said yesterday the colt is "bright and alert" and doing well.
NEWS
February 28, 2012
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams headed online yesterday to say there is no get-out-of-jail-free card for his Facebook friends and Twitter followers. "Regularly scheduled Facebook 'friendship' disclaimer. Your use and viewing of this page does not constitute 'friendship' to bar criminal prosecution in the City and County of Philadelphia by the Office of the District Attorney," Williams posted on his Facebook page. He also linked to it on his Twitter feed. It's a tricky legal landscape out there for Facebookers.
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