Patricia Madej

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Patricia Madej is a staff curator/web producer. A Philly-based writer, recent graduate of Temple University's Annenberg School of Media and Communication and an alumni of The Temple News, she's had newsroom experience in Philadelphia, London and Seattle. When she's not looking for her next story, you can usually find her weaving in and out of traffic on her bike. Follow her on Twitter, @PatriciaMadej.

patricia@phillyvoice.com

July 22, 2017

Technology

Fidget spinners or reminder emails? Dating app finds what people hate the most in Pennsylvania

"Hater" works to help you find love based on your answer. It's a new app that launched in February that allows users to weigh in on 3,000 topics, including slow walking and mediocre tipping, and matches them with other through their commonalities.

July 22, 2017

Police

Police: Man used babies to get away with $1,000 in sunglasses at Bucks County store

The suspect walked into Design for Vision in Newtown Township on Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. when he rested the two babies on the ground as he perused the store's selection for a half an hour, according to the Newtown Township Police Department.

July 22, 2017

Animals

Hilton, 1,300 pound great white shark, tracked swimming off Jersey Shore

Hilton, the male shark who's 12-and-a-half feet long and weighs 1,326 pounds, was "pinged" Friday night about 60 miles off of Atlantic City, according to OCEARCH, a nonprofit that researches the animal.

July 21, 2017

Animals

Rare tiger cub at Philadelphia Zoo gets new home after being neglected by its mother

A rare tiger cub born this month at the Philadelphia Zoo is moving to a new home after her mother showed no interest in caring for her young.

July 21, 2017

Social Media

Twitter digs into Sean Spicer upon reports of resignation

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is resigning from his position within President Donald Trump's administration, according to sources speaking to the Associated Press.

July 21, 2017

Business

Hey, coffee lovers: Wawa's got cold brew now

The East Coast convenience store with the cult-like following announced this week that cold brew iced coffees have officially joined Wawa' s hand-crafted specialty beverage section and are now available to order at its touchscreen kiosks across all 750-something locations.

July 20, 2017

Odd News

Woman, 65, allegedly steals taxi and picks up own passengers

The woman was arrested Thursday after a "bizarre" chain of events led police to find her in an allegedly stolen taxi cab with a 23-year-old woman and her baby in the backseat a half an hour after the rightful driver called authorities, CBSPhilly reported.

July 20, 2017

Business

Bruce Springsteen scores big on Billboard's 'Top 50 Money Makers of 2016'

New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen ranked among the top five biggest "money makers" of 2016 on Billboard's annual "Top 50 Money Makers" list.

July 20, 2017

Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish tells hilarious story of taking Jada Pinkett, Will Smith on Groupon swamp tour

Haddish appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday night where she launched into a seven-minute long tale about her hangout with Jada Pinkett Smith, co-star in the new comedy out Friday, and her husband, Philadelphia's own Will Smith.

July 19, 2017

Odd News

Four exotic birds taken from Pennsylvania petting zoo overnight

The owners of a small Berks County petting zoo are calling on the community for help after four exotic birds were found taken from their cages earlier this week.

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