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Legend has it, a 31-year-old member of the Warlocks motorcycle club, in the span of a few minutes Tuesday: A. snorted meth, B. smoked weed, C. tattooed himself, D. shot his girlfriend in the head, E. told her he loved her. He claims it was an accident; police say it was not. Either way, says outspoken Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood, "He won't be riding his motorcycle for a while." Michael DeLuca's girlfriend, 19, is in critical condition. [Daily News]
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A woman is suing Philadelphia 76ers star Nick Young for sexual assault -- claiming he roofied her back in 2011 ... then raped her vaginally and anally.The woman filed the lawsuit anonymously under the name Jane Doe, claiming she ran into Young at Crown Bar in West Hollywood ... and he bought her and her friend champagne.According to the suit, the woman's recollection of the evening ceased shortly after she downed the drink ... and she believes it's because Young had slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) into it.
6 ABC reports that a Philadelphia firefighter has been placed on administrative leave, after cameras caught him going through the pockets of a patient he was transporting to Temple University's Episcopal Hospital. The unidentified firefighter is a member of Engine 28, in the Port Richmond neighborhood.The Firefighters Union says the firefighter, who has been on the job somewhere between 9 and 11 years, spent the day at East Detectives being questioned with his union rep by his side.He's been taken off the job at Engine 28 and placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.The Philadelphia Firefighters Union
You'll remember a couple of weeks ago, famed Philly reporter Ralph Cipriano published his analysis of recent child-molestation trials involving the Philly Catholic Church—and came to the conclusion that convictions didn't quite add up. Now the Catholic League and its leader, Bill Donohue, are weighing in, saying that Cipriano's reporting should lead to a probe of Philly D.A. Seth Williams.Specifically, Donohue wants the state's legal disciplinary board to look into whether Williams received a referral fee in exchange for helping "Billy Doe"—a witness-victim in the case—procure a lawyer in order to bring a civil suit against the Philadelphia diocese. "Never
There's no longer a need to put a question mark at the end of this headline from PhillyMag's March issue: Lori Stilley has pleaded guilty to faking cancer and taking up to $20,000 raised by friends and neighbors to help her through her phony sickness (and, incidentally, pay for her wedding).PhillyBurbs.com reports:Lori Stilley, 41, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception before Judge James W. Palmer Jr., acknowledging that she never had cancer and that the money was donated to her because of her false claims, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.Stilley, whose wedding was paid for under her
It seems just like days ago that we were telling you that Joshua Scott Albert, the infamous gossip blogger behind Staphmeal, was hanging out in maximum security awaiting trial. Come to think of it, that was just days ago.Well, we are, er, ambivalent to report that the 26-year-old has negotiated a plea deal and is back on the streets.Here's a tweet he sent out on Sunday:I'm in jail for 8 months and get only to find Snoop Dog is now Snoop Lion, what has the world come to in such short time ?— Staph Meal (@staphmeal) May 12, 2013According to
Lt. James Josey, the man who famously punched a woman on Puerto Rican Day last year, was found not guilty of assault last February, by a judge who perhaps not coincidentally, is married to a police officer. While many, including D.A. Seth Williams, decried the decision, the victim of the punch, Aida Guzman, has now received some good news: The city is now paying Guzman $75,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed against it. [AP]
As details spilled out of Cleveland’s "House of Horrors," I asked the same question that you undoubtedly asked. How on earth could three young girls be held captive in a modest home in the middle of a crowded neighborhood for more than a decade without anyone knowing?That’s when it hit me. We are slowly losing a crucial crime-fighting tool: nosy neighbors.
At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, 36-year-old Tom Watson, aka "DJ Fenicx," was killed in side the Haagen Dazs on South Street. Watson, who had a standing gig at Tavern 222, and had performed at Copacabana in West Philly earlier that night, was unloading his gear into the shop, which he would pass through to reach his upstairs apartment. It was there that he was found dead, murdered in an apparent robbery attempt. [Inquirer]Update [11:51 a.m.]: Contrary to earlier reports, police are saying the murder was related to the "large amounts" of marijuana and cocaine Watson had in his apartment, which