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Thanks To All Who Voted For Me In The Pen & Pencil Journalism Awards

12/20/2013
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Thanks To All Who Voted For Me In The Pen & Pencil Journalism Awards

On Wednesday night, I learned that enough of you stuffed the online ballot box to the point that I won the Pen & Pencil Club’s inaugural award for breaking-news coverage. And I appreciate that. Fact of the matter is my heavier breaking-news days came in Atlantic City and South Carolina, but a shift to weekly…

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Breaking: If Philadelphia Keeps Electing Democrats, Armed Thugs Will Take Over Chestnut Hill

11/29/2013
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Breaking: If Philadelphia Keeps Electing Democrats, Armed Thugs Will Take Over Chestnut Hill

At 12:33 p.m. Friday, Philadelphia Police issued a press release about a Wednesday night robbery. It read, in part … On November 27, 2013, at 6:05 pm, two unknown males entered the Wild & Crazy Beauty Supply store located at 4326 North Broad Street with their hoods up and their faces covered armed with an…

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Hey Philly Media (And Police), Let’s Get Our City’s Geography Right, OK?

11/21/2013
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Hey Philly Media (And Police), Let’s Get Our City’s Geography Right, OK?

Quirky little story out of Philly today. Guy wears sunglasses and towel wrapped around his head in an effort to rob, at hint of a gun, a convenience store. Clerk says, paraphrased, pfft, I don’t see no weapon; whatever, bruh. Robber punches and bails without a cent. Anyway, with video, that’s the type of story…

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Today In Great Twitter Exchanges Regarding The State Of Philadelphia Media

11/12/2013
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Today In Great Twitter Exchanges Regarding The State Of Philadelphia Media

¡D’oh!

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Today In Life’s Great Mysteries Brought To You By Local-TV News Twitter Accounts

11/07/2013
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Today In Life’s Great Mysteries Brought To You By Local-TV News Twitter Accounts

You mean to tell me that giving free booze to people who have to drive to and from an establishment has an impact on the number of people pulled over for driving drunk? Well I never. Police want to know if there is a connection between free drinks at an area casino and a recent…

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My Story On The Latest Philadelphia Mob Trial

11/03/2013
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My Story On The Latest Philadelphia Mob Trial

“There is no justice. I don’t care [if I shouldn't go public with this]. I’m not holding it in anymore. We want people to see what they’ve been doing to my brother. Enough’s enough. Nobody’s saying we’re angels, but if it’s fair, it’s fair, and this [case] isn’t.” –Anthony Borgesi, brother of mob-trial defendant George…

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Happy Trash Day, Philadelphia!

10/28/2013
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Happy Trash Day, Philadelphia!

This is one of those stories that make me love my profession. At the Oct. 17 Philadelphia City Council meeting, Jenny Drumgoole took the mic during the public-comment portion of the session and spoke about her adoration of her neighborhood’s sanitation workers. She spoke about hosting a party for them, as she’d done several times…

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Your Commemorative Keepsake “4-Year-Old Brought Crack Cocaine To The School On Hickey’s Block” Poster

10/08/2013
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Your Commemorative Keepsake “4-Year-Old Brought Crack Cocaine To The School On Hickey’s Block” Poster

District officials told reporters that a 4-year-old student in the Thomas Mifflin School’s Pre-K program brought a controlled substance suspected to be crack cocaine and approximately $200 in cash to the school in his pockets. [NewsWorks]

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Very Attractive Philly TV Reporter Maintains The Eagles Can ‘Take The Cup’ This Year, Is Forgiven

09/15/2013
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Very Attractive Philly TV Reporter Maintains The Eagles Can ‘Take The Cup’ This Year, Is Forgiven

While a Cup parade would be fantastic in Philly, that would take the Flyers’ involvement. But this here live shot came from an Eagles tailgate. Whatever. Kacie McDonnell can say whatever the hell she wants on camera. Real talk.

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Please Watch Keith Olbermann Eviscerate A Jitbag CBS Columnist Who Mocked Those With Brain Injuries

08/31/2013
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Please Watch Keith Olbermann Eviscerate A Jitbag CBS Columnist Who Mocked Those With Brain Injuries

Thank you, Keith Olbermann. [Deadspin]

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