June 18, 2016 |
Dumb as a fox, Dolly Parton has always been a sly, smart performer, whose self-deprecating manner beats you to the punch with every possible joke. The now-70 Locust Ridge, Tenn., native could've become just a hollow brand when she met with massive fame in the mid-1970s - investing her time in successful projects such as her Dollywood theme park, and producing television shows such as NBC's Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors . Instead, the country-music queen has made certain that each of her studio albums, such as her coming 43rd, Pure & Simple , features her own songs.
April 15, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 29-year-old self-made millionaire who has spent the last decade saving and investing my middle-class income. I grew up dirt poor, so at 18, I left home with $5, went straight to work, and never looked back. Recently, I've realized that I struggle to make friends for fear they'll find out about my financial situation. Those who know only want to talk about money, or they treat me differently. Most of my peers are broke, and it makes me feel guilty. Those with high incomes blow their money on fancy dinners and luxury vehicles.
July 11, 2015 |
The day after a Hatboro councilman chased and shot an alleged bank robber, police and prosecutors were still sorting out whether his actions were justified or a crime. The wounded suspect, Kevin Phillip-Johnson Way, was transferred from Abington Memorial Hospital to the Montgomery County prison, where he will await trial on robbery, theft, and other charges, officials said. But the man who chased him for a quarter-mile and then shot him in an arm and a hand was still out of sight.
December 20, 2013 |
Five West African immigrants face charges as part of a fraudulent check-cashing ring accused of stealing more than $6 million through a scheme that recruited participants over the Internet, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. Prosecutors said the men pilfered corporate checks from a Southwest Philadelphia mail distribution center, altered recipient lines, and helped other immigrants open bank accounts with the proceeds. The ring's efforts resulted in $6 million in losses, according to the grand jury presentment in their case.
August 17, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Hurricane Sandy victims told members of the New Jersey Legislature during a session here Thursday that they have grown weary of "Stronger Than the Storm" ads, and are exhausted by months of futile attempts to seek assistance in repairing and holding on to their storm-ravaged homes. "I haven't seen one billboard or ad that tells people exactly how they can be stronger than the storm. . . . So many people still don't know where to go for help," said Staci Berger, executive director of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.
April 24, 2013 |
Four adults and three children were held hostage in Bristol Township overnight Monday, according to police. But the men holding them, who were apparently seeking $80,000 from one of the victims, were caught after a bank teller alerted authorities. According to police, three men - Orlando McNeil, 38, of Levittown, and Daesean Smith, 21, and Dennis Redding, 18, both of Philadelphia - first were attempting to lure Dwayne Stancil to the Glen Hollow Apartments in Croydon to rob him, but he refused to leave his home in the Levittown Trace Apartments on Ford Road.
April 18, 2013 |
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday as the country became the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77-44 in favor of the gay-marriage bill on its third and final reading. People watching from the public gallery and some lawmakers broke into song after the result was announced, singing the New Zealand love song "Pokarekare Ana" in the indigenous Maori language.
August 4, 2012 |
A bank teller from Willingboro has been indicted on federal charges of taking part in a fraud scheme that relied on stealing the identities of her former employer's customers. Patricia Lightsey, 27, and James Hull, 49, of Troy, N.Y., netted $170,820 from the plot, according to the indictment. A federal grand jury alleged that Lightsey, while a teller for TD Bank, sold to an unidentified person the identifying information, including dates of birth, driver's license numbers, social security numbers, and bank account numbers of bank customers between July and October 2011.
July 29, 2012 |
Joseph Bucci was like "a kid in a candy store," his lawyer says. One day, the Trevose, Bucks County, man had $35.46 in his bank account. The next day, he had nearly $70,000. Over the next month, Bucci, 22, spent all but $2,000 of the windfall, buying a used car, a computer, a camera, clothes, furniture, and a dog, lawyer Michael Parlow said Friday. "He spent a majority of the money helping family and friends," Parlow said. "He lent money to a lot of people. " Now it's time to repay the bank that made the bookkeeping mistake, and he's trying scrape up the money and stay out of jail.