May 22, 2016 |
I'm Ariana, hear me roar! Ariana Grande has been lauded as a true feminist heroine by E!Online after coming out strong in defense of women's right to be women. For one thing, she's angry she's constantly asked whom she's dating. "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy," she told the media recently. She later tweeted, "I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. " Value her as an individual, she said.
February 5, 2016 |
Whose bright idea was it to have jailbird Meek Mill give an inspirational talk Thursday to the students at Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School? Yes, Meek Mill - the filthy-mouthed, super-famous North Philly rapper who faces a hearing Friday for yet more probation violations: He skipped town without permission from his parole officer and is alleged to have submitted a cup of cold water instead of urine when he was drug-tested. Happy #BlackHisoryMonth @meekmill came to our school to give our kids a few words of wisdom #BoysLatin A video posted by Bryant Leach (@leach_the_legend)
November 7, 2015 |
A Philadelphia prosecutor ended her case Thursday after four days of testimony in the trial of John Hart, accused of stalking and harassing CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl in 2011 after she ended their brief relationship. The announcement by Assistant District Attorney Lauren Katona was part of a contentious day in which the jury mostly remained behind closed doors while defense lawyer Jack McMahon argued angrily with his client and Common Pleas Court Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright over several evidentiary issues.
September 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a 24-year-old woman and currently live with my boyfriend. We have a child. Before we started living together, we discussed having an open relationship. We realized how messy it can be, so we agreed on having a "free pass" with one person, one time. I have met that person; it is a woman. At first, my boyfriend was OK with it. But now that I'm ready to do it, he's acting jealous. I told him I would stand by his side if he changed his mind about me doing this, but I'm excited to experience this alone and not have him involved.
September 11, 2015
DEAR ABBY: At what point does a parent no longer have the right to know who their child's friends are? I have three grown daughters, all on their own, living on the other side of the country. During a recent visit home for their grandmother's birthday, I asked each of them to give me all of their friends' phone numbers, in case I couldn't reach them. I also wanted to know who they were exactly, how well they knew them, etc. I was simply thinking of their safety. If I can't reach my girls, I want to know who might have seen them last and, if need be, give that information to the police.
July 27, 2015 |
HARRY HARRIS said he once met Jasmine Wright's parents, albeit briefly. He watched as they unloaded boxes from her Nissan sedan, walking them into her third-floor apartment on 50th Street near Locust in West Philly. She pointed him out to them, introducing him as "Harry," the maintenance man in the building next door. They smiled, said hello and went about their business. Harris did likewise. Now, he wishes he could say more to them. "They have my sincerest and deepest apologies.
April 10, 2015 |
AMIN GIBBS, 35, of Southwest Philadelphia, a man who has spent much of his life in prison, let his anger get the best of him yesterday. "Lies, lies, lies!" he shouted as he was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to 17 1/2 to 35 years in state prison after being convicted of aggravated assault and weapons offenses in an October 2012 shooting in West Philadelphia. He had to be restrained and then was forcibly removed from the courtroom. In November 2012, Gibbs was accused of being the gunman who killed college student Zykia Sanders, 22, in a shooting in which she was a bystander.
August 11, 2014 |
MARY ANN McHenry slept peacefully last night, confident that the man accused of brutally beating her was behind bars. "This is such a relief," she said. "Part of my stress was not knowing where he was, or how close to me he was. " Those fears were valid: According to a federal official, plainclothes police officers picked up Kenneth Todd, McHenry's alleged attacker, on Spruce Street near 13th, about a block away from where police say he beat her to unconsciousness during a July 25 home invasion.
August 8, 2014 |
WHEN KENNETH Todd was released from prison last month on a 2010 armed-robbery charge, he was supposed to report to his parole officer. He never showed up, and no one ever heard from him. Until two weeks ago, that is. Todd, 47, is accused of committing a violent home invasion on July 25, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, which, with police, is scouring the city for him. "Todd has spent most of his adult life as a violent criminal, and...
August 8, 2014 |
ON A BALMY Friday afternoon late last month, Mary Ann McHenry of Center City obliged a stranger, handing him the cigarette he'd asked for. Imagine her surprise and sheer horror when, hours later, the same bum who bummed a smoke from her had his hands wrapped around her throat. "He kept screaming, 'Where's the money, bitch?' " a bruised McHenry, 46, said last night in a neighbor's home, where the attack took place. "I had no breath; I couldn't even scream," she said. "Then I passed out. " Kenneth Todd, 47, who police say brutally beat McHenry and made off with only a MacBook in that home invasion July 25, was still on the lam last night, with cops and U.S. Marshals hot on his trail.