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November 15, 2015 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
Tamela Oglesby was gasping for air. "It felt like my last breath," the 35-year-old nursing assistant said, reaching for her throat as she recounted that night one year ago. "I thought I was going to die. My heart was just beating, really, really fast. " Figuring it would be the fastest way there, she took a bus to Pennsylvania Hospital's emergency room, a few blocks from her Northern Liberties apartment. A chest X-ray revealed the diagnosis that changed her life in ways Oglesby could not have expected.
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November 6, 2015 | Philly Clout
U.S. SENATE candidate John Fetterman is a tattooed 6-8 behemoth from the Pittsburgh suburbs who looks like the bar bouncer in a drunken nightmare where you wake up in a cold sweat right before his bowling-ball-size fist collides with your face. But! We can confirm he ain't like that. He won't even punch you in the face if you puke on his shoes. Meet Jay Kyda , 36, a welder who makes furniture for a living and happened to vomit on Fetterman outside a rave about eight years ago. Kyda, who lives in Pittsburgh, reminded Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock, Pa., about the incident on the candidate's Facebook page a couple of weeks ago: "I was half expecting you to kick my ass after I looked up, but you couldn't have been nicer about it. Helped me clean myself up and got me to my friend's car where I slept it off. I didn't know who you were until some friends told me about it later.
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October 30, 2015 | BY BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
SYRINGES remind Mike Armstrong of his dark, dope-sick days. The times he injected heroin into his veins and prayed for death. And the days he lost four close friends, one after another, when they overdosed. For parents like Valerie Fiore, syringes trigger the memory of finding her lifeless son in the basement of her Warrington, Bucks County, home May 31, 2014, after his last fix. Anthony was just 24. So Fiore and Armstrong are among scores of others who are incensed that Halloween Syringe Pens, which resemble hypodermic needles, are being sold and marketed to children ages 4 and older.
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October 7, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Katherine Blum and Matthew Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writers
At 2 p.m. Monday, the hour when something was allegedly supposed to happen, church bells chimed across the University of Pennsylvania. Students clustered by College Green looked around: no disturbance. Fifteen minutes later, tourists posed one by one in front of the Ben Franklin statue at the center of campus. They smiled, smoothed their hair. The absence of news was the news. Across the region Monday, colleges and universities had stepped up security as students wrestled with whether to go to classes in the face of an unnerving anonymous threat.
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October 3, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two weeks after a building under construction in Center City was set on fire - and after police released surveillance footage of a man they said was the arsonist - Stephen Pettiway took to the Internet to tell his side of the story. "[The city is] trying to discredit my character," he said in a video posted Tuesday to his Facebook page. "They put me on TV saying I was a man of interest for arson. . . . It backfired. " What Pettiway didn't know was that police were already watching him - and that an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agent had been surveilling him even as he filmed his video.
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September 16, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Mike Cannon arrives at Jersey Java and Tea with a question. "Urbanists?" he asks, glancing around the cluster of young people on the Haddonfield coffee shop's patio. Heads nod, and Cannon - who's 61 and lives in Laurel Springs - pulls up a chair and dives into the conversation. Welcome to another discussion hosted by the South Jersey Urbanists, a group that seeks to improve the region's small cities and towns by encouraging walkability, sustainability, and smarter development.
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September 9, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman and man were struck and killed early Monday near City Hall by a taxicab that witnesses said appeared to be traveling at 50 m.p.h. - twice the speed limit. Amanda DiGirolomo of Phoenixville and Bryan Botti of Baltimore, both 25, were crossing Broad at Arch Street at 4:34 a.m. when they were struck by a cab traveling north on Broad, police said. The pair had attended the Made in America music festival Sunday night. Witnesses told police that the Rosemont Taxicab Co. vehicle, moving at a fast rate of speed, hit both of the pedestrians, sending them flying about 100 feet.
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September 9, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Born without a right forearm, Rebekah Marine was always embarrassed by her disability. As a youngster, she tried to hide it and nearly gave up her dreams of modeling. Those dreams will come true in a big way Saturday when Marine struts down the runway at Fashion Week in New York, knocking down barriers about beauty. Marine, 28, of West Deptford, who has a bionic prosthetic hand, hopes to inspire others with disabilities, especially youngsters. "We should all be celebrating uniqueness," she said in an interview last week.
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September 9, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IN WHAT MAY have been a tragic aftermath to the Made in America festival, two 25-year-olds were killed early yesterday by a taxicab near City Hall. Police say Amanda DiGirolomo, of Phoenixville, and Bryan Botti, of Baltimore - reportedly in town for the concert - were struck by a cab heading north on Broad Street near Arch after 4:30 a.m. Witnesses told investigators that the cab appeared to be traveling at about 50 mph, but police were not able to confirm that estimation yesterday.
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August 20, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
AN OLNEY WOMAN is calling for a Philadelphia police officer to be fired after he hit and killed her dog while patrolling her block earlier this month. In online posts that have gone viral since the Aug. 9 incident, Sidara Son has mourned her petite pit bull Phoebe with the hashtag #dogslivesmatter and a Facebook page, Justice 4 Phoebe Son, which had more than 1,800 likes yesterday. After retrieving Phoebe's cremains from the Paws to Heaven Pet Crematorium in Pennsauken, N.J., yesterday, Son told the Daily News that her grief has been compounded by her fury that Officer Chad Culbreath never apologized.
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