Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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POSTED: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:24 PM

It began with a demand for justice for Michael Brown. But some of the protesters that hit the streets following Monday's no-indictment announcement in Ferguson, seem to have a much wider agenda – from justice for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to plans to "boycott Black Friday."

According to a list that Daily News reporter Vinny Vella obtained from Philadelphia protest leaders last night, one of the "suggestions" for Philly demands is "Justice for Frank McQueen."

Who is Frank McQueen?


POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:10 AM

A 51-year-old woman was stabbed to death early this morning in Chester, according to police.

Officers were called to a house on Engle Street near 7th at 12:14 a.m. for reports of a stabbing. When they arrived they found the victim, whose identity has not been released, on the kitchen floor with a stab wound to her lower left shoulder, according to a news release. 

The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:56 PM
Quasim Cunningham

A 29-year-old teacher's aide who lives at home with his mother has been charged by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office with sending 32 pornographic images and eight pornographic videos to a 13-year-old boy from Chester.

Quasim Cunningham of Philadelphia, who was employed by the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, met the 13-year-old boy when he was an after-school facilitator at the grade school the victim attended, police said.

Cunningham allegedly began Facebook messaging the boy in Sept. 2012. Along with sending the child dozens of pornographic still images and eight pornographic videos through Facebook, Cunningham also had "numerous sexually explicit conversations" with the boy via Facebook messaging, according to court documents.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:40 PM
Luis Arevelo

If the allegations against 18-year-old Luis Arevelo are true, there's not a circle in Hell that he's worthy of being banished to.

According to police, Arevelo sexually assaulted a 5-year-old relative several months ago.

When the girl's mother took the child to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday, CHOP doctors quickly called police after realizing the little girl had chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, said Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:11 PM
Special delivery!

Update: The green keeps on flowing at City Blue, where another 30 pounds of marijuana was just delivered today to the Upper Darby clothing store that received 60 pounds of pot yesterday, according to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. At this point, the store manager has to be very confused or very happy. Police are still investigating the origin of the special deliveries.

Just how high was the dazed-and-confused dude who sent 60 pounds of pot to an Upper Darby clothing store yesterday?

That's something the authorities are trying to weed out.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:58 AM

This video from the latest Colwyn Borough Council meeting is what people with post-traumatic stress disorder might call a "trigger." It is for me, having been forced to cover these types of meetings while working at the Delaware County Daily Times.

People got hurt, OK?

I don't even really know what they're fighting about in Colwyn anymore. It's been a rough couple of years. But this video – which is only one of many – really puts things into perspective for Philadelphians who are fed up with City Council: It could be worse. Much worse. 


POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:19 PM
(Top, left to right) Mark Isom, Shakia Jackson, (bottom left to right) William Wade and Daryl Carter.

Five adults have been accused of perpetrating crimes against five children inside a Darby house that are so heinous it's difficult to stomach.

From shooting the kids with BB guns to forcing an adult woman to perform oral sex on a 2-year-old boy, the case is the stuff of nightmares - but police allege it was the reality in which these helpless children were forced to live.

Shakia Jackson, 31; Daryl Carter, 24; Danielle Hammond, 22; William Wade, 23 and Mark Isom, 22, have all been arrested in connection with the case. Their offenses range from endangering the welfare of children to corruption of minors and from simple assault to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. 

POSTED: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:08 PM

Sounds like a cat burglar had himself a nice little night in Swarthmore Borough. And he's not going to apologize for it, thank you very much.

Cops say five homes were hit over a three-hour period Tuesday morning. Residents reported missing laptops computers, cash, jewelry, gift cards and personal items.

When a Woodbrook Avenue resident heard a noise in his home around 4:18 a.m., he looked out back and asked the unknown man what exactly he was doing on his property. He responded: "I'm robbing you."

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