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Monday, February 29, 2016

Officers Use Social Media To Honor Another Killed On Her First Day On The Job

Officers Use Social Media To Honor Another Killed On Her First Day On The Job
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Although it took place in Virginia, officers here say it hurts all the same. Many are taking to social media to stand united with a slain officer and her colleagues in mourning.

“You can go from a dull eventful day, to fighting for your life,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Stanford.
It was her first shift; her first day on the job. It would be Prince Williams County Officer Ashley Guindon’s last.

Guindon was killed Saturday while responding to a domestic incident. Despite it happening in Virginia, yet officers in our region say it hits too close to home. “It was gut wrenching,” said Superintendent Michael Chitwood of the Upper Darby Police.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

First Case Of Zika Virus Identified In Philadelphia Resident

First Case Of Zika Virus Identified In Philadelphia Resident
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first case of a patient with the Zika virus has been confirmed in Philadelphia.

A Philadelphia woman over 60 years old had just come back from the Caribbean, when she noticed symptoms of the Zika virus, says deputy city health commissioner, Dr. Caroline Johnson.

“When she returned from travel, basically, right as she was arriving back in the city she developed her first symptoms which consisted of fever, aches and a rash,” said Dr. Johnson.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Philly-Area Nonprofits Join Together For Community Bike Build

Philly-Area Nonprofits Join Together For Community Bike Build

 Wanya Cave inspects bikes built by volunteers (credit: Marcy Norton) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Riding a bike can give you that feeling of power and freedom, and now four Philadelphia nonprofits that use bikes to share that feeling will have more of the tools they need.

Volunteers crammed a work room at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia on Chestnut Street Sunday morning, and made quick work of the parts for 100 bicycles, donated by Northeast Philadelphia-based Advanced Sports International. Randy LoBasso of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia says the response to the second annual bike build was overwhelming.“

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Volunteers Serve Gourmet Dinner To Homeless In Philly

Volunteers Serve Gourmet Dinner To Homeless In Philly

 (credit: Justin Udo) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Nearly 200 homeless Philadelphians were treated to a full-course gourmet dinner Sunday evening made possible by an online fundraiser.

More than 130 volunteers packed into the 23rd Street Armory to serve guests everything from short ribs and pasta to lobster and pastries.

“It genuinely makes me cry to look and see how many people care and how many people were given the chance to do something good and stepped up to the plate, went over and above what they normally do to make somebody else happy,” said Jason Pinardo, who started the $20,ooo GoFundMe campaign on a Sunday and was halfway to his goal by the following Wednesday.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Center City Street Becomes Pop Up Picnic To Celebrate Philadelphia Flower Show

Center City Street Becomes Pop Up Picnic To Celebrate Philadelphia Flower Show

 (credit: John McDevitt/KYW) 

PHILADLEPHIA (CBS) — The prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show starts next weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

A nearby street was transformed into a picnic site on Saturday to get folks excited about Spring, horticulture, and the show.
 
A portion of Filbert Street near 12th Street was covered in sod.

Flowers, picnic tables, and games were brought in to make the space feel more like a park than a city street.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Lennie Baker, Voice of Sha Na Na's 'Blue Moon,' Dies at 69

Lennie Baker, Voice of Sha Na Na's 'Blue Moon,' Dies at 69

  

Lennie Baker (far left) photographed with Sha Na Na in the 1970s.
 
A longtime member of Sha Na Na who sang lead on the rock and doo-wop group's hit "Blue Moon" has died. Lennie Baker was 69.

Baker's nephew, David Baker, confirmed the musician's death Wednesday at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., where he had been briefly hospitalized after developing an infection.

Lennie Baker spent 30 years touring with Sha Na Na as a vocalist and saxophone player. He sang lead on "Blue Moon," which he performed at Carnegie Hall and around the world, and often said it was his favorite tune.

Baker left the group in 2000 and was living on Martha's Vineyard at the time of his death.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday.

Another former Sha Na Na member, Dennis Greene, died in September.

Colored Girls Museum Opens In Philadelphia

Colored Girls Museum Opens In Philadelphia
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Black History Month is almost over and Women’s History Month is just days away.

A Germantown museum is celebrating the lives of ordinary, yet extraordinary, black women and girls.

Behind a gate, just down a path stands a Germantown 3-story home. Inside, a collection — a celebration of colored girls.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Montco Woman To Stand Trial On Involuntary Manslaughter, Other Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Montco Woman To Stand Trial On Involuntary Manslaughter, Other Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

 (credit: Jim Melwert/KYW) 

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., (CBS) — A Montgomery County mother will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges. This after heartbreaking testimony at her preliminary hearing in King of Prussia.

Prosecutors allege she failed to seek medical treatment after her daughter swallowed dangerous prescription drugs.

An excerpt from a report written by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia doctor was read into evidence. It says child who ingested the pills that killed two-year-old Trinity Griffith would be saved with simple medical care – even by just putting an oxygen mask on the child’s face.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CDC Investigates 14 Possible Sexually Transmitted Cases Of Zika In U.S

CDC Investigates 14 Possible Sexually Transmitted Cases Of Zika In U.S
 
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus.

The CDC said several of these cases are among pregnant women, although it did not specify how many.

“These new reports suggest sexual transmission may be a more likely means of transmission for Zika virus than previously considered,” the CDC said in a written statement. Two of the cases are in women whose only known risk is sexual contact with a male partner exhibiting symptoms of the virus after returning from an infected area, according to the CDC.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Philadelphia Charter School Embraces Black History All Year Long

Philadelphia Charter School Embraces Black History All Year Long
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Black History Month is an everyday event for students at West Philadelphia’s Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School.

Their day starts like many other students around the country with a pledge — their pledge which reads in part : “We are the future leaders, teachers of the African world.”

The entire statement, or Umoja Circle, is read at the beginning and end of each class day at Harambee.
The school, chartered in 1997, was Pennsylvania’s first African-centered charter school.

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On 25th Anniversary Of 1 Meridian Inferno, New Stories Of Heroism

On 25th Anniversary Of 1 Meridian Inferno, New Stories Of Heroism
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Tuesday at noon, there will be a moment of silence at Local 22 Fire Union Headquarters remembering the three firefighters who died in the February 24, 1991 12-alarm inferno that consumed much of the 1 Meridian High Rise, opposite City Hall.

In a CBS 3 TV Exclusive, a new first-hand account, details the heroic actions of scores of firefighters as they desperately tried to save three members of Engine Company 11, trapped on the burning upper floors of the high-rise.

Retired Battalion Chief Mike Yeager told CBS 3’s Walt Hunter how his team of eight searchers became lost themselves on the upper floors, nearly running out of air before they were found and lifted from the building by helicopter, the crew haunted by radio calls for help from the lost firefighters.

“‘The captain’s down, were out of air, we need help,’ and then there was nothing,” Yeager explained.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mummers March Through Manayunk To Raise Funds For New Year’s Day Parade

Mummers March Through Manayunk To Raise Funds For New Year’s Day Parade

 (credit: Dan Wing) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It wasn’t New Year’s Day and it definitely wasn’t Broad Street, but the Mummers were out strutting their stuff Saturday to raise funds to help pay for the elaborate costumes they put together each and every year.

An unusually warm day set the perfect conditions for the thousands of people that lined Main Street in Manayunk to check out the Mummer’s Mardi Gras Parade. All 17 string bands went all out with their costumes and showmanship, just like they do on New Year’s Day, but joining them were volunteers working as ‘Bucket Brigades,’ collecting donations to help the bands keep the tradition going.

Bud Hess used to march with the Polish-American String Band. He said those extra funds are definitely needed.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Friday, February 19, 2016

Elementary School Custodian Surprised, Named Black History

Elementary School Custodian Surprised, Named Black History
 
WILLOW GROVE, P.A., (CBS) — Students at a Willow Grove elementary school are learning about what makes someone a hero. On Friday, at a special assembly, they surprised someone they believe has all the necessary qualities.

There is a hero in the halls at a Willow Grove elementary school. On the wall are examples of doctors, teachers and judges, but there is also someone who reminds people that the heroes honored during African American History Month, don’t always have names that we know.

“I take great pride in being a part of doing something like this,” said Percy Herder, the school’s custodian as he prepared for the assembly. Herder has been the head custodian at Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School for over two decades.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Gardens Destroyed At Phila. High School

Gardens Destroyed At Phila. High School
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A large garden was destroyed at a Philadelphia school.
“I just can’t believe that it looks like this.”

Deep muddy divots and ruts covering all of Lankenau High School’s campus. The destruction has students in tears.

“It just really took a toll on me because I have made an impact in the school and for it to just be thrown away like that, like nobody cares,” said one student.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Thursday, February 18, 2016

GoFundMe Page Setup To Aid Holmesburg Boys Club Following Storm Damage

GoFundMe Page Setup To Aid Holmesburg Boys Club Following Storm Damage
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Damaging storms ripped through the area earlier this week. Falling trees and high-speed winds caused damage to homes and businesses throughout the region.
Chopper 3 was over the scene of the Holmesburg Boys Club, in Northeast Philadelphia, where part of the roof was ripped off.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage to a building that many young people lean on, has left an impact on the community. 

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Police: Man Uses Dating App To Lure And Rob Men

Police: Man Uses Dating App To Lure And Rob Men

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., (CBS) — Jack’d is an app that caters to the gay community and through it, police say one man lured at least two other men in just two hours to a dead end road off of Route 38.

Those using dating apps aren’t always after a relationship. Sometimes it’s just romance, but one local man wasn’t after either, according to Mount Laurel Police.

“It was a bold thing to do, so it speaks to their mindset to doing what they would do and their mindset to getting what they want,” said Lieutenant Stephen Riedener.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Court Ruling Has Massive Implications For Phila. School District

Court Ruling Has Massive Implications For Phila. School District

 The SRC hears charter school testimony.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As the School Reform Commission voted on new charter schools Tuesday night, the state Supreme Court dealt the district a major blow.

The SRC approved three of 12 applications for new charter schools:  Esperanza Elementary in Hunting Park, Russell Byers Academy in Center City, and KIPP in Strawberry Mansion.

“That’s what we’re really most excited about — the opportunity to do more good in Philadelphia, which we were just granted tonight,” said KIPP CEO Marc Mannella.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Monday, February 15, 2016

What You Should Know About The Norovirus And Why It Spreads So Quickly

What You Should Know About The Norovirus And Why It Spreads So Quickly
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)We now know that the stomach illness outbreak at Ursinus College was caused by a norovirus. Lab test results came today as classes resumed at the Montgomery County school.

Eyewitness News was told there was a significant decrease in the number of students at Ursinus reporting symptoms.

Trouble started on campus Tuesday last week and classes were canceled Thursday and Friday and weekend activities were limited. But now, things appear to be getting back to normal.

Ursinus college says “aggressive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting efforts” will continue through the week, after 214 students and staff reported symptoms of gastroenteritis. The Montgomery County health department now confirms it was a norovirus.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ashley Graham Earns Cover, Becomes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s First Plus-Size Model

Ashley Graham Earns Cover, Becomes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s First Plus-Size Model

 NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  Model Ashley Graham appears onstage during the Lane Bryant launch of the #PlusIsEqual campaign at Times Square on September 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant) 
 
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Model Ashley Graham 
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#PlusIsEqual campaign at Times Square on September 14, 2015 
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue has become a staple of the fashion modeling industry and is now looking to get ahead of the curve. The magazine revealed its three cover models for the 2016 swimsuit issue and for the first time, the magazine will feature a size-14 model on its cover.

Ashley Graham, a body positive activist model, will look to represent a population of women that have not seen themselves represented in this publication to this point.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Demolition Next Door Puts Penn Museum On Shaky Ground

Demolition Next Door Puts Penn Museum On Shaky Ground

 Penn Museum File Photo (credit: CBS3) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has moved thousands of ancient treasures offsite and is using vibration sensors to monitor delicate items still on display while an earth-shaking demolition project continues next door.

The Penn Museum — which houses mummies, a Sphinx, pottery and other historical pieces excavated worldwide — has also modified exhibits to prevent damage to fragile objects and ensure they can remain on view.

“We’ve tried to minimize our impact on the visitors, so that we’re keeping things up as long as we can and as much as we can,” said head conservator Lynn Grant.

The museum is part of the University of Pennsylvania, which has been dismantling a nearby 850-car parking garage and 23-story medical office tower to make room for a new hospital pavilion.

Demolition should be finished by August, said Patrick Dorris, an associate vice president for the university’s health system. However, the museum’s seismic challenges won’t end then because the hospital construction will require digging into bedrock. No timeline has been set, Dorris said.

For full story go to: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Crews Battle Huge Fire At Auto Body Shop In Northeast Philadelphia; Firefighter Injured

Crews Battle Huge Fire At Auto Body Shop In Northeast Philadelphia; Firefighter Injured

 (credit: Samantha Phillips, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia.) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Crews spent a majority of Saturday morning and afternoon battling a huge six-alarm fire at an auto body shop in Northeast Philadelphia that injured at least one firefighter and forced several families from their homes.

Flames broke out late Saturday morning at Joe’s Auto Body and Transmission in the 4600 block of Griscom Street near Orthodox Street in the Frankford section of the city. The fire was placed under control just before 3:00 Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the high winds and extreme cold made things difficult for firefighters battling the blaze.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Groundbreaking King Midas Exhibit Premieres In Philadelphia

Groundbreaking King Midas Exhibit Premieres In Philadelphia
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  A groundbreaking new exhibit at the Penn Museum takes us back in time, 3,000 years! It features spectacular artifacts from Turkey that tell the legendary story of King Midas and brings some of his influence into the future.

It’s an exclusive world premiere at the Penn Museum, where the exhibition uncovers the Midas mound, where artifacts from the life celebration of King Midas’ father were left as party favors for archaeologists.

“When he died people then came from all over the empire to recognize his great reign and see him off into eternity with a funerary feast that would be very special,” Patrick McGovern, Penn Museum Archaeochemist, told CBS 3.

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Mayor Kenney On LeSean McCoy Brawl: ‘He Needs To Pay The Price And Answer For His Actions’

Mayor Kenney On LeSean McCoy Brawl: ‘He Needs To Pay The Price And Answer For His Actions’
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Eagle LeSean McCoy is awaiting word on whether or not he will face assault charges stemming from stemming from a nightclub brawl. Mayor Jim Kenney weighed in on the incident on Thursday as he spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News.

Kenney says there are no VIP’s here in the City of Philadelphia when it comes to alleged crimes. If McCoy did assault two off-duty Philadelphia Police officers, the mayor says he should be charged.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lehigh University Student Tests Positive For Zika Virus

Lehigh University Student Tests Positive For Zika Virus

BETHLEHEM, P.A., (CBS) — Lehigh University officials informed members of the school’s community that one of their students had tested positive for the Zika virus. The school confirmed that the student had traveled abroad during the winter break.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Black Lives Matter Activist MarShawn McCarrel Dead From Apparent Suicide

An Ohio activist heavily involved with the Black Lives Matter movement has reportedly committed suicide. Marshawn McCarrel, 23, was found dead outside of the Statehouse Monday evening (Jan. 8), The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol said McCarrel was more than likely alone at the time of his death. Born and raised in Columbus, McCarrel’s body was found after police responded to a call about a shooting at 6 p.m. McCarrel was known for his social activism and work with Black Lives Matter. He was also the founding member of Pursuing Our Dreams, a mentorship for inner city youth and created the homeless charity Feed The Streets in light of his past battle with homelessness. Earlier in the year, McCarrell traveled to California to receive Radio One’s Hometown Champions award, according to the New York Daily News.

Before his death, McCarrell took to social media to send a final farewell to his supporters tweeting, “Let the record show that I pi**ed on the state house before I left.” Another questionable message read, “If we don’t have to live through hell just to get to heaven. I’ma stay right here with you.”

A Facebook post also read, “My demons won today. I’m sorry,” after 3 p.m.

News of McCarrel’s death traveled on Twitter, where Opal Tometi, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Kerry Washington and more paid tribute to the outspoken activist:

Speechless. Sad 2 learn our brother MarShawn McCarrel is no longer w/ us. Sending love 2 his fam + @OHIOStudents.— opal tometi (@opalayo) February 9, 2016
Rest in Power to my brother MarShawn McCarrel. You did more to help your community in your short life than most will in a lifetime— Jasiri X (@jasiri_x) February 9, 2016.

2 Zika Virus Cases Confirmed In Pa., 1 In Del.

2 Zika Virus Cases Confirmed In Pa., 1 In Del.
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — State health authorities say two female Pennsylvania residents have tested positive for the Zika virus.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the two had recently traveled to countries affected by the ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus.

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy said officials are concerned about the health of those individuals and others who may be exposed, but the want to emphasize that the two cases “pose no threat to the public.”

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Missing 93-Year-Old Man’s Car Found In Schuylkill River With Body Inside

Missing 93-Year-Old Man’s Car Found In Schuylkill River With Body Inside
 
Lower Pottsgrove, P.A., (CBS) — Lower Pottsgrove Township Police announced on Tuesday that they located the car of 93-year-old Harold Leister. Authorities say the vehicle was found around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The car was located in the Schuylkill River along S. Penn Street in Pottstown and authorities say the car did contain Leister’s body.

Lower Pottsgrove authorities released information regarding the discovery on their Facebook page.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Officials: 3 Teens Taken To Hospital After Falling Through Pond In Bucks County

Officials: 3 Teens Taken To Hospital After Falling Through Pond In Bucks County

CHALFONT, Pa., (CBS) — Officials say three teenage boys are in the hospital after falling through the ice on a drainage pond in Bucks County.

It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday, near Pipers Place at the Brittany Farms-Highlands development in Chalfont, according to officials.

Police in New Britain Township say one of the three 13-year-olds was pulled from the frigid water.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Popular Hashtag Leads To Violence At Montgomery County High School

Popular Hashtag Leads To Violence At Montgomery County High School

 File photo of school bus. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A hashtag is being blamed for the spread of fight videos posted online from a Montgomery County High School this week.

The Abington School District is blaming social media for the spread of altercations in connection with the hashtag #AbingtonFightWeek.

There have been at least five fights that school officials are aware of this week.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby

Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby
 
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves after a court appearance Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing, saying witness credibility was a factor. He did not elaborate.
  
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing, saying witness credibility was a factor. He did not elaborate.

In another setback for the defense, the judge also denied a request to disqualify newly elected District Attorney Kevin Steele from the case. Cosby's lawyers had accused Steele of making a "political football" out of Cosby during the campaign.

Cosby, 78, was arrested in December and charged with drugging and violating former Temple University athletic department employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. The TV star could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Cosby held his head in his hands after the ruling, then left the courtroom, using a cane to descend the ornate marble staircase. He waved and smiled at supporters but had no comment. His lawyers put their arms on him to comfort him.

The next step is a preliminary hearing March 8 to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put him on trial.

The charges represented an about-face by the district attorney's office.

In 2005, then-District Attorney Bruce Castor decided the case was too flawed to prosecute. But Castor's successors reopened the investigation last year after Cosby's lurid, decade-old testimony from Constand's civil suit was unsealed at the request of The Associated Press and after dozens of other women came forward with similar accusations that destroyed Cosby's nice-guy image as America's Dad.

Cosby's lawyers tried to get the case thrown out with help from Castor, who testified at this week's hearing that he intended to forever close the door on prosecuting the comedian. He said he considered his decision binding on his successors.

Similarly, Cosby's lawyers said they never would have let the TV star testify in the civil case if they didn't believe criminal charges were off the table.

"In this case, the prosecution should be stopped in its tracks," Cosby lawyer Chris Tayback argued. "Really what we're talking about here is honoring a commitment."

Steele challenged Castor's credibility and questioned whether the former DA ever made such an agreement, since it was never put in writing on a legal document and the Cosby attorney with whom Castor dealt is now dead. Steele argued that in any case, Castor had no legal authority to make such a deal.

"A secret agreement that allows a wealthy defendant to buy his way out of a criminal case isn't right," Steele told the judge.

At one point late in the afternoon, the judge signaled which way he intended to rule.

"There's no other witness to the promise," O'Neill said. "The rabbit is in the hat and you want me at this point to assume, 'Hey, the promise was made, judge. Accept that.'"

On the stand, Castor defended his decision not to bring charges, citing among other things Constand's yearlong delay in going to police, her continued contact with Cosby, and suggestions that she and her mother might have tried to extort the comic.

The former DA said he made the no-prosecution commitment in hopes of prodding Cosby to testify in Constand's lawsuit without invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. In the end, Cosby testified, denying he assaulted Constand but admitting among other things that he obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to seduce. Constand eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.

While more than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them since the 1960s, the statute of limitations for prosecuting the comic has run out in nearly every instance. This is the only case in which he has been charged.

As the case goes forward, Cosby's lawyers are expected to fight mightily to keep the deposition from being introduced at trial.

Castor tried to make a comeback as DA last fall but lost to Steele in a hotly contested race, during which Steele ran ads criticizing Castor for not prosecuting Cosby when he had the chance. The tension between the two men was on display Wednesday when Steele accused Castor and the Cosby camp of engaging in "revisionist history."

Most of the back-and-forth in court hinged on the wording and interpretation of a 2005 press release in which Castor announced he would not prosecute Cosby. Castor found himself sparring with prosecutors over many seemingly inconsistent statements he made over the years on whether Cosby could still be charged.

The judge said he struggled to find similar cases where a suspect who was never charged received a promise that he would never be prosecuted. Normally, immunity is granted after a suspect is charged because he or she can provide testimony or information to prosecutors.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

German Man Hitchhikes Across U.S. Relying Soley On Strangers

German Man Hitchhikes Across U.S. Relying Soley On Strangers
 
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Using no money and depending on the kindness of strangers, a German man is one day away from hitchhiking across the United States in 32 days.

22-year-old Paul Jonas, of Cologne, was on track, making his way here to the City of Brotherly Love.

For full story go to:  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Clinton's narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters

Clinton's narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets potential voters at a campaign event, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Nashua, N.H.
  
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) -- Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders - and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters.

Topping the list of concerns is Clinton's staggering disadvantage with young voters, a crucial Democratic constituency that overwhelmingly sided with Sanders. Clinton supporters are also worried that the campaign is still struggling with a muddled message, a problem that plagued her not only in the opening months of this campaign but also in her failed 2008 White House bid.

But this time the Democratic hand-wringing is balanced by something more positive: cautious optimism that she has an organization that might overcome her weaknesses.

"Momentum was with Sanders," said Mo Elleithee, a former Clinton campaign aide. "The organization kicked in, and she got scrappy."

While Clinton's voter-targeting and get-out-the-vote efforts may have put her over the top in Iowa - barely - the campaign underperformed by its own expectations. In the hours before the caucuses began, aides privately told supporters they expected her to win by about five points.

The final tally put Clinton ahead by less than three-tenths of 1 percent.

It wasn't much, but it may have been enough to hold off potential upheavals within the campaign. For weeks, some Clinton allies and former staffers have floated the idea of demoting campaign manager Robby Mook, the architect of the ground operation in Iowa and beyond. But several Democrats close to the campaign said Tuesday that Mook's standing was solid, in part because of the Iowa outcome.

The Democrats insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss internal campaign dyanmics.

Even with a win in hand, big challenges await Clinton as the race moves to New Hampshire, where Sanders has led preference polls for months. While Clinton's campaign insists he has home field advantage given that he's from neighboring Vermont, it's Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who have deep political roots in the state.

Clinton allies are more confident she'll thrive when the race turns to states like South Carolina and Nevada, where black and Hispanic voters are more plentiful. But they're deeply concerned about her struggles with young people, a key part of the coalition that propelled Barack Obama to the White House - and a coalition Clinton hopes to replicate in a general election.

More than 8 in 10 caucus-goers under the age of 30 came to support Sanders, as did nearly 6 in 10 of those between 30 and 44, according to a survey conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks by Edison Research.

"That's unprecedented," said Paul Begala, a longtime Clinton ally who advises a super PAC backing her candidacy. "She cannot be president without the enthusiastic support of those Sanders voters."

Clinton conceded in an interview with CNN that she is "going to have some work to do to reach out to young voters."

Allies pinned at least some of her problems with young voters on a muddled message. Sanders has resonated with his call for a "political revolution" to fix an economy he calls rigged for the wealthy.

Brad Anderson, an Iowa political consultant who supports Clinton, said Sanders' supporters had a noticeably easier time conveying their message to undecided voters.

"I think there was something .... to Sanders' message that inspires the base," Anderson said. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Clinton largely stuck to the message she used during the last days in Iowa, casting herself as a liberal who can accomplish change - an implicit suggestion that Sanders' proposals are unrealistic.

But her husband hinted a more aggressive approach toward Sanders may be coming.

"We should talk about what the honest differences are: first, on what they want to do and how they want to pay for it; and secondly, who's the best to do it," the former president said.

Some Democrats warned the candidate against overcorrecting.

"Swerving off her lane, changing messages or tone would be a mistake," said Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime Obama adviser. He pointed to March 15 contests in Florida, Ohio and Illinois as a test of whether Clinton "will either put this away, or sign up for a 2008-style slog."


Former DA says he believes Cosby can't be prosecuted

Former DA says he believes Cosby can't be prosecuted
 
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, center, arrives for a court appearance Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he believes his decision shields the comedian from ever being prosecuted in the case.

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor took the stand in a bid by Cosby's lawyers to get the case against the TV star thrown out long before trial because of what they say is a non-prosecution agreement with Castor.

The current district attorney insists there is no record of any such promise.

Castor admitted the only place the matter was put in writing was in the 2005 press release announcing his decision not to prosecute.

He acknowledged that he didn't draw up a formal immunity agreement filed with a judge because, he said, Cosby was afraid that would make him look bad. Also, Castor said, "It was unnecessary because I concluded there was no way the case would get any better." And he said Cosby's lawyers did not insist on such a document.

The proceedings will resume on Wednesday, when Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O'Neill said he hopes to rule on whether to throw out the case.

Cosby, 78, was arrested and charged in December with drugging and violating former Temple University athletic department employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. He could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Castor said Tuesday that he believed Constand's story but that proving it would have been problematic because of serious flaws in the case, including what he called her inconsistencies and continued contact with Cosby. In deciding not to bring charges, he said, he meant to protect Cosby from prosecution "for all time."

And he suggested that Cosby and his then-lawyer understood it that way too, because Cosby later agreed to testify without invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought against him by Constand.

"Cosby would've had to have been nuts to say those things if there was any chance he could've been prosecuted," Castor said, referring to the damaging testimony unsealed last summer.

Castor said he hoped - correctly, it turned out - his ruling would prod Cosby to testify in the lawsuit and help Constand win damages. She eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.

"I was hopeful that I had made Ms. Constand a millionaire," the former DA said.

He said he and Cosby's then-attorney, Walter Phillips, did not have an actual agreement that Cosby would testify in exchange for not being prosecuted. Phillips has since died.
 
Kevin Steele, the newly elected DA who is pursuing the case, has said Cosby would need an immunity agreement in writing to get the case thrown out. He has said he has no evidence one exists.

Prosecutors on Tuesday pressed Castor on numerous, seemingly inconsistent statements he made over the years on whether Cosby could still face charges. Castor sparred with prosecutors, parsing the language in his press release and in various emails sent to his successor.

He said he was referring in some passages to bringing charges against Cosby in connection with other women and other crimes - but not in connection with the Constand encounter in January 2004.

While Castor was called as witness by Cosby's side, the former DA said he is rooting for the prosecution.

"I'm not on your team here," Castor told Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle. "I want them to win."

Cosby watched the back and forth between Castor and the lawyers from the defense table, swiveling his head slightly as if at a tennis match. He showed no reaction when the courtroom erupted periodically in laughter over a quip from the talkative Castor, though he frequently smiled as he made small talk with his lawyers.

In a barrage of allegations that have destroyed Cosby's image as America's Dad, dozens of women have accused the former TV star of drugging and sexually assaulting them since the 1960s. But this is the only case in which he has been charged.

The unsealing of the testimony from Constand's lawsuit prompted Castor's successors to reopen the case and ultimately charge Cosby.

Cosby admitted in the deposition that he had affairs with young models and actresses, that he obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave Constand three pills at his home. 

He said he reached into her pants but insisted it was consensual.

Castor defended his decision not to bring charges, testifying that he saw Constand's year-long delay in reporting the allegations, inconsistencies in her statements and her contact with a lawyer before going to police as problematic.

Castor said Constand's delay thwarted his ability to test her hair or fingernails for evidence she was drugged.

In related news, a Los Angeles judge ordered Cosby to attend another deposition in a lawsuit filed by a woman who says the comic forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion around 1974, when she was 15.

Also Tuesday, model Chloe Goins dropped a lawsuit accusing Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. Goins gave no explanation.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Dr. Donna L. Elcock, O.D., Top Optometrist In Yeadon, Talks Her Experience Offering A Complete Lineup Of Eye Care Services Online Interview by Bob Conga, Correspondent Philadelphia Front Page News frontpagenews1@yahoo.com

Dr. Donna L. Elock, O.D., Top Optometrist In Yeadon, Talks Her Experience Offering A Complete Lineup Of Eye Care Services Online Interview by Bob Conga, Correspondent Philadelphia Front Page News frontpagenews1@yahoo.com


























Dr. Donna L. Elcock


Dr. Donna Leonne Elcock is a woman corneal and contact lens management optometrist whose office is located at 538 Church Lane, in Yeadon, PA (610) 284-0777. A top Optometrist, she is one of the many eye doctors of optometry (ODs) that are the primary health care professionals for the eye.

Dr. L. Elock’s specialties include conducting examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management when there are diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.   So, we had an opportunity to catch up with Dr. Elcock to briefly discuss her professional optometry beginnings.  
 
Bob Conga, Philadelphia Front Page News: Where are you originally from?

Dr. L. Elcock: Guyana! That's in South America.

Conga, PFPN: Do you come from a large or small family?

Dr. L. Elcock: A large family of eight. I am the second oldest.

Conga, PFPN: What prompted you to become an Optometrist?

Dr. L. Elcock: I was fascinated with the effects of drugs on living cells. My mother was a diabetic, as well - as another family member. As you know that is one of the leading causes of blindness! I would say that was the main reason of me entering this field.

Bob, PFPN: What made you decide to start your business in Yeadon, PA since 1996?

Dr. L. Elcock: My parents were living in Delaware County when I first came to the states from school in Montreal. My original plan was to continue my studies on what I was in school abroad.
However, no one was doing the kind of work that I was studying on! So I had to sit down and rethink my plan of direction. I wanted to go back to school, along with my fascination with drugs, diabetics, and my background in teaching.

My family and I decided that optometry was the best field for me to enter.

I began working with another private doctor. However, his way of doing things wasn't my way of doing things! So I decided to start my own private practice.

I wanted to be in an area where I could serve, help the people and I didn't want to be too far from home. So after doing our survey, Yeadon seem to be my best option.
 




















 



Conga, PFPN: What is your country like?

Dr. L. Elcock: Guyana is hot! Growing up was a lot of fun, having a large family and all!

The problem came when we got older!

The country began to deteriorate, and then we realized that we were very poor, but we didn't realize it! Our parents didn't allow us to want for nothing. They gave us all their love!!! 

Dr. L. Elcock is an optometrist who has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree.

Dr. L. Elcock, Optometrists, is an eye health care professional state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.

And Yeadon Borough is so very happy to have Dr. Elcock. She’s good for better health-especially good on the eyes.  



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