Author: Solomon Jones
FINALLY, after years of being ridiculed for having beer bellies, love handles and man boobs, dads have gained social-media acceptance, and our physical attributes have gone viral. Nineteen-year-old Mackenzie Pearson, a sophomore at Clemson University, has declared that the “Dad Bod” is in vogue.
1. Lawyer: Engineer has ‘absolutely no recollection’ of Amtrak crash What was Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian thinking when his speeding train careened off the rails in Philadelphia, killing eight and sending over 200 to the hospital? He can’t say. That’s what Bostian’s lawyer told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, saying his client […]
Every day on Wake Up With WURD we talk about the biggest stories of the day. Today’s stories include: NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs, George Zimmerman shot at by motorist, police say, Council committee authorizes city to buy waterfront land for new prison and more.
1. Four charged in fatal shooting of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, policemen It started as a traffic stop and ended in a hail of gunfire. Now two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are dead, four suspects are facing charges and a community is mourning. Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop […]
Every day on Wake Up With WURD we talk about the biggest stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Sources: Baltimore police investigation doesn’t support some of prosecution’s charges, Tom Brady’s agent blasts ‘Deflategate’ report, NSA’s phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court and more.
In his second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams said police officers should be fired for using hate speech such as the N-word. He also said he would fund the $2.6 million cost of outfitting Philadelphia police officers with body cameras through savings from the prison system, much like fellow candidate Milton […]
In her second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham said her collapse at the NBC 10 mayoral debate should not raise health concerns with voters. She also said she prosecuted corrupt police officers during her time as Philadelphia’s District Attorney, and that she is focused on education as a priority in this campaign. […]
Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver, in his second interview with Solomon Jones, said he would keep Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement for new construction under certain conditions.