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KILLADELPHIA: Two Men Critical After Shooting
skullfade.gif Two men are in critical condition after being shot in the Powelton section of Philadelphia late last night. A 19-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds and a 22-year-old with a gunshot wound to the chest were found in the 4200 block of Haverford Avenue shortly before 11:30 p.m., police said. Both men were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Both were in critical condition. The names of the men have not been released. No arrests have been made and police are investigating the motive for the shootings. [via the INQUIRER]


Judge Orders Beanie Back To The Big Halfway House

beanie.jpgA federal judge today ordered Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel to serve six months in a halfway house for violating his probation related to a gun conviction. U.S. District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick also ordered the singer to spend the rest of the day in the custody of U.S. marshals. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, is expected be released at about 5 p.m. today, officials said. He will probably report to a halfway house tomorrow, where he will be entitled to leave each day to go to work, officials said. During a hearing this morning, Sigel admitted that he visited the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, which is outside the area in which he is allowed to travel under the terms of his probation. “I’m human, but I’m working on my mistakes,” he told Surrick, according to the Associated Press. The judge acknowledged that Sigel has made some positive contributions but said his actions must have consequences, the AP reported. “If they’re looking at you as a role model, you’ve got to do the right thing,” Surrick said. [via INQUIRER]


OH NO HE DIH’INT: Beanie Busted By The Long Arm Of The Law Gossip Columnist

gross.jpgBeanie Sigel has been ordered to spend six months in a halfway house after the South Philly rapper admitted today in federal court that he had violated his parole on a gun possession conviction by visiting the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Federal authorities said they learned of Sigel’s visit to the Tropicana through our Dec. 3 column which featured this item on Sigel…Imagine our surprise when A.J. Daulerio of Philadelphia magazine just called to ask us if we had just sent Beanie to a halfway house, and referred us to Inqwaster reporter John Shiffman‘s story, which is linked in the first paragraph of this post. [via PHILLYGOSSIP]

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