December 20, 2015
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November 22, 2015 |
Montgomery County officials are investigating how inappropriate photos of high school students were placed on a file-sharing website. Police this week were called to investigate a Dropbox account with photos and video clips of minors who attend Plymouth Whitemarsh High School or live in surrounding communities. "The preliminary investigation revealed a Dropbox account that included pictures of a number of current and graduated students," Colonial School District Superintendent MaryEllen Gorodetzer said in a statement.
November 14, 2015 |
Even J-Law has feelings Jennifer Lawrence wasn't happy last last year when hackers splashed photos of her nude self all over the Web. Seems it's still a really important issue: Vogue asks her about it in a new interview. "It was all pain and no gain," the Winter's Bone star tells the mag. "But I don't dwell on it unless someone brings it up. Have you seen me naked?" I'm not sure there was no gain in that pain. J-Law says she had just gotten a new dog, Pippi , when the scandal broke.
November 11, 2015 |
PHOTOS OF the bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son - found among burned, charred debris in the back bedroom closet of their apartment in Wissinoming - were displayed on a large screen at the murder trial of the man accused of killing them. The boy, Elijah Rosado, had been wrapped in a sheet. After he was taken out of the closet, a close-up photo was taken, showing a knife protruding from his neck. Another knife was embedded deep in his left side, plunged into his rib cage.
November 8, 2015 |
IRVING, Texas - Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is again the center of controversy after Deadspin.com released photos showing injuries that he allegedly inflicted on his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder. The graphic photos showed bruises over much of Holder's body. After practice Friday, reporters stood at Hardy's locker waiting for him to finish. When asked if he could talk, Hardy just walked out of the room. In addition to the photos, Deadspin published hundreds of pages of records in the domestic-abuse case.
October 15, 2015 |
Last week, Tony Harris, a 50-year-old electronics repairman, uploaded a photo to his Facebook page - something different from his standard fare of videos and memes and images of his three children. This one showed his wife, Amber Crane, grinning up at the camera, clutching thick stacks of cash in both hands. More money sat piled in her lap. "I misplaced $60,000.00. I hope my wife didn't go shopping with it," the caption joked. "Stop playing," a friend wrote back. Precisely a week later, about 11:30 at night, police said, three young men walked into his home on the 1100 block of South Ruby Street in Kingsessing, where he has lived for decades.
October 15, 2015 |
'Play- boy' to clothes Darn you, Internet. Playboy , which helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into the mainstream of magazines, said this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passe at this juncture," Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told the New York Times . Playboy has thus decided that the answer is less skin, not more.
October 12, 2015
ISSUE | MINIMUM WAGE We need $15 an hour As a fast-food worker, I wake up each day with thoughts I'm sure many other underpaid workers share: "Can I pay the electricity bill this month?" and "Will there be enough food?" Because of this low-wage crisis, hundreds of Philadelphia workers like me told their stories about what it's like to survive on less than $15 an hour at a session of the "people's wage board" last week. The wage board was organized by the Fight For $15 Philadelphia and Pittsburgh fast-food workers, along with community partners and allies.
September 13, 2015 |
On Wednesday, Sarah Brooner says, she rode a SEPTA bus home from volunteering at the Arch Street Friends meetinghouse. She sat by a window, leaned her right arm on the frame, and read a book until she arrived at the stop for her home near Fairmount Park. The next morning, she found bite-like welts on her right forearm. "I couldn't believe it," she said. "I thought, 'Where did I get these?' " Brooner, who is in her 70s and teaches English as a second language at Camden County College, is among those who think a photo that went viral last weekend purporting to show bedbugs on a SEPTA bus seat might provide a clue to the bites noticed after riding public transportation.
September 4, 2015 |
A Montgomery County teen has been charged with posting nude photos of female classmates to a file-sharing website. Brandon Tyler Berlin, 18, was a senior at North Penn High School when he collected dozens of sexually explicit photos from classmates and shared them with others by uploading them to Dropbox, officials said. Many of the students sent photos of themselves to their boyfriends, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, and the boys shared the photos with Berlin.