Latest Proms News

Mom who hosted elaborate $25k prom send-off accused of fraud

Aug. 14, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who made headlines for an elaborate prom send-off has been charged with Social Security benefits fraud. The U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia announced charges of wire fraud, theft of government funds and Social Security fraud Tuesday against 44-year-old Saudia...

Former Penn State worker charged with filming in restroom

Jun. 26, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State University employee has been charged with filming people inside a bathroom on campus. The State College Area School District says a student reported being filmed at the Bryce Jordan arena during a prom held in May. The student told police a man that he thought...

Missouri teen celebrates prom while in the hospital

Jun. 22, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Skylar Russell finished her prom makeup, she turned in her hospital bed to look at her grandfather. "Papa, don't cry. Because if you cry, I'll cry. And then we'll all be crying," she said. If Randal Russell was going to cry, he didn't let it show. Neither of them expected this day...

Teen a finalist for scholarship for tuxedo made of duct tape

Jun. 18, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager is a finalist for a $10,000 scholarship because of a prom tuxedo he constructed entirely from duct tape. Nicholas Matawa says his prom tuxedo cost about $90 and was made from 29 rolls of red, white and blue duct tape — creating an American flag-themed tuxedo...

Not your parents' prom: Philly's elaborate send-off culture

Jun. 16, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saudia Shuler promised there would be action. Last year, the North Philly mom made national headlines after dropping $25,000 for a prom send-off. You might remember the camel she hired for the Dubai-themed bash she threw for her son, J.J. Eden Jr. When it came to creating a sendoff this...