June 25, 2016 |
Fans remember Chyna More than 500 fans joined wrestling stars Hulk Hogan , Rob Van Dam , Sean Waltman , and Johnny Mantell to pay homage to the late wrestler Chyna ( Joanie Laurer ) at a memorial service Wednesday in Redondo Beach, Calif. Chyna died in April at age 46. The gathering also featured bold-facers Coolio , C. Thomas Howell, Brady Bunch star Barry Williams , and Bunny Ranch co-owner Dennis Hof . Speed painter Rock Demarco created a portrait of Chyna as a band played Marvin Gaye 's "What's Going On. " Chyna's ex-bf X-Pac addressed her in an emotional plea.
March 23, 2016 |
H ulk Hogan 's $115 award Friday in his suit against Gawker Media was the main course. Monday came dessert. A jury hit Gawker with $15 million in punitive damages and its owner with $10 million, bringing the total to $140 million, for publishing a sex video of Hogan. From the size of the punitive award, it was clear that the jury wanted to punish Gawker even more. During brief arguments Monday, Gawker's lawyer pleaded that the Friday verdict is already "debilitating" for the company.
March 9, 2016 |
A Chester County man out on bail in a child sex-abuse case was arrested Monday after allegedly firing six shots into the home of the child whom police have identified as the victim. Douglas Kohen, 63, was charged with attempted murder, witness intimidation, and related offenses, Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan said. Kohen is accused of firing six times into the East Caln Township home early Sunday, while the 7-year-old child, a 9-year-old sibling, and their father were inside, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
March 7, 2016 |
The madness continues. In October 2014, seven football players from Sayreville War Memorial High (N.J.) were accused of brutally hazing four teammates in the locker room. Soon after, it was revealed that Central Bucks West High players had subjected rookies to "humiliating" hazing in a preseason football initiation. And this past week it came to light that a weekly ritual dubbed "No-Gay Thursday" was going on at Conestoga High for at least three years. It was a day when players considered certain sexual behavior permissible.
March 6, 2016 |
Although they could have done so under state law, prosecutors decided not to add sex-offense charges to other counts against three high school football players accused of brutally hazing a younger teammate. The Conestoga High School seniors allegedly conspired to force a broom handle into the younger student's rectum. The crime technically fits the state definition of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. However, the students were charged with assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, and related offenses, but not sexual assault.
March 6, 2016 |
The football players at Conestoga High School had a nickname for the rituals they performed each week, according to prosecutors. No-Gay Thursday. Some players avoided the locker room that day, when players considered certain sexual behavior permissible. The hazing at the elite Chester County public school, routinely ranked near the top academically in national ratings, escalated into assault one day last fall, authorities said Friday. Three seniors, including a team captain, grabbed a freshman they didn't like, who was trying to leave the locker room during a hazing ritual.
November 14, 2015 |
Paul Hogan, 77, a longtime manager at Robin's bookstore, Philadelphia's oldest independent bookseller, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. A Center City resident, Mr. Hogan was well-known to book lovers who flocked to Robin's not only for books but also to experience the place as a community center, counterculture magnet, and performance space for artists, poets, musicians, and teachers - many of them iconoclasts. Beset by consolidation in publishing, online mail-order houses, and e-books, the store closed in 2012.
November 5, 2015 |
After a three-inch hunting knife and a loaded handgun were found on school property this fall, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is planning a community meeting on school safety. "Parents are legitimately concerned," school board member Jeff Hellrung said. The meeting at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at Unionville High School will review the school's safety plan and "what else needs to be addressed" to keep students safe, a memo on the school's website said. "There has been district-wide concern and outrage over this incident, understandably so," Superintendent John Sanville said in a news release about the gun, which was left in an unlocked car outside Charles F. Patton Middle School.
October 11, 2015 |
TRENTON - A New Jersey judge on Friday blocked attempts by environmental groups and a state senator to appeal the state's settlement with ExxonMobil Corp. in a high-profile pollution case. But the saga isn't over. The groups and State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D., Union) immediately said they would appeal the judge's decision to the Appellate Division. At issue is a $225 million settlement the state struck with Exxon in March, following a decade of litigation over the oil company's contamination of more than a thousand acres of land at two sites in North Jersey.
October 7, 2015 |
SOME PARENTS teach their kids how to ride a bike or tie their shoelaces. Jessica Lynn Riffey taught hers how to inject heroin, police said. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Riffey, 34, of the Honey Brook section of West Caln Township in Chester County, showed her 14-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old boy how to tie a string around their arms to get their veins to bulge and then how to use a hypodermic needle to inject the drug....