July 20, 2016 |
Philadelphia police believe that two women found dead in a Rhawnhurst motel room Sunday, with their heads covered with plastic bags and their hands tied behind their backs, committed suicide together, authorities said Monday. Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said that while police found both women with bags over their heads, only one of the victims had both arms restrained. The other was found with one arm free, Clark said, suggesting she was able to help the first woman commit suicide before killing herself.
July 19, 2016 |
Two women were found dead in a Rhawnhurst motel room Sunday with plastic bags over their heads and their hands tied behind their backs, according to police. Officers responded to the Roosevelt Motor Inn, on the 7600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, at 12:27 p.m. and found the two unidentified women inside a room, police said. Medics pronounced them dead at 12:37 p.m., police said. A manager at the motel, who would identify himself only as Y. Patel, said the guests had checked in Saturday night and had been seen going in and out of the room around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
July 18, 2016 |
Two people were struck by lightning in Ocean County as storms moved through Saturday afternoon. A 63-year-old woman was struck by lightning shortly before 3 p.m. while on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach, near the end of New Jersey Avenue, borough police ssaid. The second strike occurred just a few minutes later, on Ocean Avenue, when a 54-year-old woman in her car was hit. Both victims were conscious when taken to the hospital, police said.
July 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The woman's twin daughters were 8 months old when her pimp took them away. "Kidnapped them," she told me. Human trafficking is all about control, according to Sister Terry Shields, one of the cofounders of Dawn's Place, a Philadelphia-based safe haven where those prostituted can reclaim their lives and voices. The woman told me she came from a dysfunctional home where no one ever listened to her. "I was always screaming but never heard," she said.
July 16, 2016
By Sarah Chamberlain For women voters, there's really no getting around it: The candidacy of Donald Trump is an issue, but not in any traditional sense. Alternatively, the one name that didn't come up at the recent Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) roundtable at Villanova was Hillary Clinton's. Going into next week's Republican convention, Trump can go a long way to courting the votes he needs to win in November. As RMSP is fond of reminding people - women's issues are voters' issues.
July 16, 2016 |
The Wolf administration is distributing free kits for pregnant women to protect against the Zika virus. The kits contain small amounts of federally approved insect repellent for skin, permethrin spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent sexual transmission of Zika, and educational materials in English and Spanish, the state Department of Health said Thursday. They will be available in "limited quantities" to pregnant women from local health departments, community health centers, offices of the Women, Infants, and Children federal nutrition program, and nonprofit organizations that primarily serve low-income or homeless women, the state said in a news release.
July 10, 2016 |
Question: How do you know if you have good instincts when it comes to trusting people? I like to pride myself on that, and I'm sure I've been duped no more than the average person. But after a recent duping, I'm finding most romantic interests (or women in general, really) untrustworthy, and I back away. How do I know if I'm being paranoid or just ran into a bunch of shady romantic prospects? Answer: Whenever you have trouble with all [group name here], it isn't about [group name here]
July 8, 2016 |
'I love women. What can I say?" Clint Cleaver chuckled. "I don't like talking to men. I don't like being with men. I have a few male acquaintances, but I like their wives more than them. " He may have found his ideal niche: a theater rife with women, all telling him what to do. He's one of the actors in Old Academy Players' One-Act Bonanza, which this year features six plays - five written by women, and all with first-time female directors. Two of the productions - Mimi and Ray's 26th of December Absolutely Not Christmas Party and Writing Day - are original and penned by locals.
July 7, 2016
A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping two women in November and forcing them to withdraw money from ATM machines. Nathaniel Rodriguez, 41, faces a possible life sentence, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. On Nov. 6, Rodriguez forced a 30-year-old woman to withdraw about $400 from two cash machines on South Street before he fled in a cab. Five days later, he kidnapped another woman and forced her to drive from Center City to an ATM near Aramingo Avenue and I-95.
July 5, 2016 |
In 2010, Kerri Kennedy was training women in Afghanistan to run for office when she noticed a stark statistic. That year, 28 percent of elected officials in Afghanistan were women, while in the United States, women held just 17 percent of such positions. A friend told her that while the work Kennedy did was commendable, she could have a bigger impact helping women in her own country get elected. "She said, 'You're not walking the talk,' " Kennedy recalled. Six years later, Kennedy is one of more than a dozen Philadelphia women who run Represent!