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August 16, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE QUICK-THINKING actions and sheer strength of will of one police officer may have helped save Officer Edward Davies' life Tuesday, sources said yesterday. Officer Shawntai Cooper was in the Almonte Mini Market with Davies when the struggle with Eric Torres took place, sources said. It was Cooper who carried Davies out to her police cruiser after he was shot and drove him to Temple University Hospital, the sources said. A police spokesman did not return multiple requests for comment on Cooper's actions yesterday, which were being labeled by many as "heroic.
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August 15, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
POLICE IN GLOUCESTER County are investigating the possible murder-suicide of a Pitman couple and their young son, described by neighbors as "very nice people. " The victims were identified as Francis Adolf Sr., 49, wife Bonnie Adolf, 44, and Francis Adolf Jr., 6. Prosecutors said police found the bodies inside the family's house on Kenton Avenue during a well-being check shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. Nobody else was in the home. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death.
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July 19, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Her name may be Casanova, but the chick is very much a lady. "Pretty baby pink!" exclaimed biologist Kate Budion, as the Adventure Aquarium made the gender of its youngest penguin public with a splash Wednesday. Only the 14th chick the aquarium's penguin colony has produced since it was established in 1998, Casanova was born in January. "She was named 'Casanova' because we introduced her to the public on Valentine's Day, and we were looking for a name that could be abbreviated in either a male or a female way," said Sara Honovich, the aquarium's director of marketing and sales.
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July 14, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Monster Mistress returns!! Lady Gaga said Friday on her Facebook page that her new album, ARTPOP , will be out Nov. 11, and the new single from it, the first monster spawn, shall plop Aug. 19. She even has had ARTPOP , a word that evidently means everything and not much, tattooed on the side of her left arm. It says here in this here press release that for Lady G, it is a "celebration of obsession," and after all, what isn't?...
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June 28, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon church-owned NBC television station in Utah plans to begin showing first-run "Saturday Night Live" episodes this fall after years of refusing to air the sketch comedy show. The decision is part of the station's plan to make the lineup stronger and improve its relationship with NBC, said Tami Ostmark, KSL-TV's vice president of marketing, research and promotion. KSL is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has not aired shows over the years due to content it deems inappropriate.
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June 24, 2013 | By Russ Bynum, Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Watching Paula Deen's cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she's furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. "I was shocked. I thought she'd get a fair trial," Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her restaurant. "I think the Food Network jumped the gun. " A day after announcing that it is dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions of Southern fried outrage by her fans.
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June 13, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IN BETWEEN compiling a sizable rap sheet and murdering the mother of his 6-year-old daughter last weekend, Anthony Serody got appointed this year to the commission that oversees the testing of new police officers in Folcroft Borough after working for the Delaware County Democrats. Police say Serody, 38, forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Prospect Park on Sunday and shot her in the face and chest. Jennifer Corrado, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. Serody later shot himself in the head on Mario Lanza Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia.
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May 24, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
SOME PEOPLE collect stamps, dolls or autographs. Others collect cars, coins or tea cups. And there's a guy in Australia who holds the world record for the biggest and longest-held collection of belly-button lint. Paul Duffy collects mementos of murder. And then he sells them, to whoever pays. In a macabre industry whose merchants can be counted on two hands, Duffy put the Philly area on the "murderabilia" map last month when he began selling killers' artwork, letters and even hair, blood and fingernail clippings from his Coatesville, Chester County, home.
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May 17, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT and SAM WOOD, Daily News Staff Writers zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
MAYBE "Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker" likes his caramel lattes with an extra shot. The homeless 24-year-old - who was launched to YouTube fame in February after a bizarre television interview he gave about using a hatchet to stop a madman from attacking a woman - was arrested on a murder charge in Philadelphia about 6 p.m. last night after being spotted at a Center City Starbucks. Officials in Union County, N.J., announced earlier yesterday that the hitchhiker was wanted in the bludgeoning death of New Jersey attorney Joseph Galfy Jr., who was found beaten to death Monday morning inside his Clark home.
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April 27, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the family of Sunil Tripathi, the prolonged and painful vigil ended Thursday. Authorities identified a body found in the Providence River as that of the 22-year-old Brown University student from the Main Line who disappeared in Rhode Island last month. Tripathi, 22, left his Providence apartment on March 16 without his wallet, identification, and cellphone. The Radnor Township native left behind a vague note that hinted at suicidal intent. Members of Brown's crew team found the body in the river Tuesday.
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