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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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More Than A Month Later, Tributes Remain At Site Of Hit-And-Run That Claimed Mother, Three Sons

08/25/2013
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More Than A Month Later, Tributes Remain At Site Of Hit-And-Run That Claimed Mother, Three Sons

On July 16, Samara Banks and three of her four sons were killed when struck by one of two scumbag drivers racing along Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. In the time since, there has been a push to install traffic lights and speeding cameras along that stretch of downright dangerous roadway. Today — Aug. 25 —…

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“No way I’m ever going out of a race unless someone pulls me out”

08/04/2013
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“No way I’m ever going out of a race unless someone pulls me out”

How safe is open-water swimming? If the swimmer goes unconscious the guards in the kayaks will support swimmer with the rescue tube and provide open airway and or rescue breathing and the staff on paddleboards will use their board to support the unconscious swimmer. – Safety plan for last year’s U.S. Open Swimming National Championships…

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Watch A Philly TV Reporter Skip In The Rain And Get Told To Go Away

07/28/2013
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Watch A Philly TV Reporter Skip In The Rain And Get Told To Go Away

Here’s footage of a Fox29 reporter bravely reporting on flooding along the flood-prone Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden. In it, the brave reporter skips his way into a live “rescue” scene only be told to go on, git, scram, to which he thinks, on his soggy feet, to deflect said rejection into a “I’m'a checking…

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Are South Jersey Investigators Closing In On The Real A.C.-Prostitute Serial Killer?

07/21/2013
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Are South Jersey Investigators Closing In On The Real A.C.-Prostitute Serial Killer?

First saw a reference to this on a Facebook post from Atlantic City defense attorney Jimmy Leonard. Later, @Domelights in Philly Tweeted a link. So, that combo warranted a post. Today, Fox News reported that “authorities eye ‘more than one’ person of interest in 2006 unsolved prostitute murders” in Atlantic City. Police have never named…

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There Are A Pair Of Unintentional Dongs In A Picture Of Terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

07/19/2013
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There Are A Pair Of Unintentional Dongs In A Picture Of Terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

When I was editing weekends on Deadspin, there was a regular feature called This Week In Unintentional Dong Submissions in which readers/tipsters/dongsters sent in images of things that unintentionally looked like dongs. It was fun. Anyway, when I sifted through Boston Magazine’s collection of photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pre-capture — which were released in response…

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Two Alleged Drag Racers Arrested, Charged With Killing Mother, 3 Sons In Philly

07/18/2013
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Two Alleged Drag Racers Arrested, Charged With Killing Mother, 3 Sons In Philly

What a horrific story. On Tuesday night, 28-year-old Samara Banks and her four children (ranging in age from 7 months to 5 years old) were crossing N. 2nd St. at Roosevelt Boulevard — a hectic roadway which cuts through the northeastern part of Philadelphia — when all but one of them (the 5-year-old) was killed…

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