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There’s A Guy Unloading An AK-47 Along The 47 Bus Route In North Philly

04/26/2013
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Insane, this kind of violence. “The hunt is on for a gunman who police say sprayed two North Philadelphia blocks using a high-powered assault rifle in separate shootings that killed one and wounded three others earlier this month.” [PhillyConfidential]

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Fun With Pictures Of Alicia Vitarelli XX: The Brooke Burkening

04/26/2013
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Fun With Pictures Of Alicia Vitarelli XX: The Brooke Burkening

Been a while since the last FWPOAV post, has it not? Well, I just happened to be home for the 4 o’clock news today and, wouldn’t you know it, there was Alicia in front of a Big Boarded image of Brooke Burke talking about corsets and whatnot. Couldn’t allow this opportunity pass. Question, though: Is…

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I Have No Problem With The Hit-And-Run That Likely Killed Tamerlan Tsarnaev

04/22/2013
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I Have No Problem With The Hit-And-Run That Likely Killed Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the homegrown terrorist with a penchant for boasting about hit-and-runs on Twitter, likely delivered the fatal blows to his older terrorist brother Tamerlan when he struck him with a stolen car and fled. To wit: Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was alive and struggling with Watertown police early Friday morning, when his younger…

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Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apparently Confessed To A Hit-And-Run In December

04/20/2013
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Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apparently Confessed To A Hit-And-Run In December

Obviously, this pales in comparison to what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother did in Boston on Monday. And obviously, it pales in comparison to the story coming out that he himself got hit by a car during the shoot-out which ultimately ended his life. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this little nugget…

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Just Another Example Of CNN Being Asleep At The Broadcast Wheel

04/19/2013
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Just Another Example Of CNN Being Asleep At The Broadcast Wheel

Meet Matt Reis. His father-in-law was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, and he gave a borderline-teary interview to CNN last night. However, during that interview, and because of a cable-news fixation on overloading your minds with information on a steady stream, and thanks to a flashing red light behind him — blaring your eyes…

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Here’s Video Of NJ Weedman Getting Pulled Over And Arrested On Weed Charges Again

04/17/2013
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Here’s Video Of NJ Weedman Getting Pulled Over And Arrested On Weed Charges Again

“Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, out of jail to receive bone cancer treatments in California, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana during a traffic stop on Route 73 on Monday night. “The longtime activist and licensed medical marijuana patient in California, where the former Pemberton Township resident has been living for several years, also was…

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The Day After Chaos: Boston Globe’s Front Page on April 16, 2013

04/16/2013
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The Day After Chaos: Boston Globe’s Front Page on April 16, 2013

Hope they catch the person(s) responsible for the Boston Marathon carnage quickly. Sending prayers/good thoughts to all affected by the horrific events on Boylston Street. (Here’s a story I edited for NewsWorks with local reaction and impact, with contributions from a slew of staffers.)

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This Weekend In Noteworthy ‘Philly Clean-Up’ Video Moments

04/14/2013
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This Weekend In Noteworthy ‘Philly Clean-Up’ Video Moments

By way of explanation: “Shaking,” state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams inspires during city’s cleanliness campaign Williams joined residents with brooms,twist on Harlem Shake, during annual Philly Cleanup PHILADELPHIA – Hoping to focus the interest and energy of young people and residents across his district, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams did more than use a broom…

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13 Best Comments On Phillydotcom’s Epic “13 Weird Street Names In and Around Philadelphia” Story [UPDATED!!!]

04/13/2013
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13 Best Comments On Phillydotcom’s Epic “13 Weird Street Names In and Around Philadelphia” Story [UPDATED!!!]

UPDATE: READER INTERACTIVITY ALERT! 13 MORE WEIRD NAMES!!! If you have yet to lay eyes upon Philly.com’s master listicle stroke featuring “weird street names” like White Horse Pike and Google Maps screengrabs, by all means drop everything you’re doing and check it out now. Pure genius, right? Right. And now, the top 13 comments from…

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Today In Best Crime-Story Pictures Ever…

04/12/2013
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Today In Best Crime-Story Pictures Ever…

Per a tweet from Fox29 in Philly, “A woman on West Silver St in North Philly snapped this pic of surprised burglar going thru her property.” Awesome. Just awesome.

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