Emily Rolen

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Emily is a web curator at PhillyVoice.com. She grew up in the PA suburbs and is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied journalism and Chinese. She has worked for places like USA Today, Metro, TheStreet and startup Ketagalan Media. Her work has spanned topics from the technology sector to theater and the arts. Before she came back to Philadelphia, she made home bases in China, Taiwan and New York.

emily@phillyvoice.com

December 18, 2018

Lawsuits

'Fresh Prince' actor sues Fortnite creators over use of Carlton dance moves

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role as Carlton Banks in the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," filed complaints against Epic Games and Take-Two for the use of his signature dance moves. 

December 18, 2018

Business

December stock market performance on track to be worst since Great Depression

The U.S. stock markets in December are on track for the worst performances the country has seen since the Great Depression. If the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average continue on pace, they'll have their worst annual loss since the 2008 Great Recession and could see their worst performance since the S&P plunged about 14 percent in December 1931.

December 18, 2018

Odd News

Juvenile humpback whale washed ashore in Delaware, marking sixth in two years

The sixth humpback whale in two years washed ashore in Sussex County, Delaware last Sunday. The whale, a 36-foot female juvenile humpback, was found dead on shore at Cape Henlopen State Park after it was first spotted on Saturday evening in Cape May, New Jersey.

December 17, 2018

Business

American Airlines will offer direct flights from Philly to Nova Scotia this summer

American Airlines added a direct flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Halifax, Nova Scotia, that will be available to travelers this summer.

December 17, 2018

Children's Health

Johnson & Johnson denies claims made in Reuters' tainted Baby Powder report

Johnson & Johnson released a statement calling the talcom in its Baby Powder "safe" and "pure" after a Reuters' report claimed the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos and hid from regulators and the public.

December 17, 2018

Odd News

East Rutherford police still searching for nearly $300K in cash that fell out of armored truck

Police in East Rutherford, New Jersey are still looking for cash flyaway cash that fell out of an armored truck last week. Nearly $300,000 is still missing.

December 17, 2018

Courts

Johnny Bobbitt released on bail pending trial for GoFundMe scheme

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., one of the defendants charged in the alleged 2017 GoFundMe scheme, was released from a New Jersey jail on bail following a hearing Friday. A Burlington County judge ruled Bobbitt, must attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times a week, stay drug-free, and avoid contact with co-defendants Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico.

December 13, 2018

Recycling

Careless Christmas party guests can ruin recycling for your whole block

Philadelphia Streets Department's answers holiday recycling questions like if you can recycle wrapping paper, bows, Christmas lights, and other frequently asked questions.

December 13, 2018

TV

6ABC's Vernon Odom retiring after 42 years

Longtime 6ABC Action News reporter Vernon Odom will retire from a 42-year career on Wednesday. 

December 13, 2018

Celebrities

Taylor Swift just announced the 'Reputation' tour will be a Netflix special and dropped a trailer

Taylor Swift announced that her "Reputation" tour would be made into a Netflix special with the release of a moody trailer that opens with ominous hints at her past. Swift posted the trailer on her Instagram on Thursday morning, which is also her 29th birthday. The Netflix concert special for "Reputation" will premiere Dec. 31 at 12:01 a.m.

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