January 30, 2012 |
THE WOMAN had no money to give, but that didn't stop the robber who held her up at gunpoint in an Upper Darby alley about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. "You are going to give me something," he said, according to police reports. With that, the robber took something far more precious than cash from the 19-year-old woman. He took her body. Police said the attack happened in the rear alley of Wiltshire Road near Patterson Avenue. The victim was walking home from a friend's house when the suspect grabbed her from behind and took her behind a bush and performed various sex acts on her, and forced her to perform them on him, police said.
April 29, 2012 |
Just as in It's a Wonderful Life , a "cash mob" of about 100 people crammed into the Newtown Hardware House on Saturday morning to help bail out the store and its popular owner. "It's like George Bailey - everything George did was for everyone in the town," said Michelle Knobloch, referring to the Frank Capra movie. "This is all for Dave Callahan. He is quietly philanthropic and giving in so many ways. " Callahan, who has run what he calls Bucks County's oldest hardware store for 27 years, represents "the integrity of this borough," Knobloch said.
March 6, 2013 |
Luck arrived last night for a lottery player in Delaware County, but is about take a hike for another in Montgomery County. Together, we're talking more than a million dollars here. Monday night's Cash 5 jackpot was worth $728,528.50, and the winning ticket was purchased at the Wawa at 600 S. Governor Printz Blvd. in Essington . The winner matched all the numbers: 9, 13, 20, 29 and 31. Time is running out, however, for a Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 for the March 18, 2012, drawing.
August 15, 2013 |
Philadelphia Police Officer Gerold Gibson's assignment on Jan. 31 was routine: Pick up a suspected drug car and drive it back to the narcotics unit for processing. Gibson did not know that the 1998 Lexus was part of a police-FBI sting and equipped with hidden cameras. Seven minutes of video - allegedly showing Gibson search for and pocket $140 in cash - was key evidence Tuesday at a preliminary hearing where Gibson was held for trial. Gibson, 43, an officer for 17 years and son-in-law of Gov. Corbett, was ordered to stand trial on six theft-related charges by Municipal Court Judge Felice R. Stack.
June 1, 2013 |
Philadelphia police are searching for two men they described as "dangerous" and "disciplined" who are responsible for six armed robberies of convienence stores and businesses throughout the city since late April. The men committed the crimes together for four robberies, one acted alone in a fifth May 24 robbery and the sixth robbery, a May 24 holdup of the Forman Mills store in the 4800 block of Market Street, involved four men, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Benjamin Naish at a Friday press conference.
August 15, 2014
THERE ARE lots of ways to be Ferguson, Missouri. It doesn't necessarily require tear gas, smoke bombs lobbed at protesters or a heavily militarized police department. It doesn't even have to involve the shooting of a young unarmed black man, for no apparent reason - yes, another one. It just requires a police department that has little accountability, or a criminal-justice system that often brings no justice to minorities. A few weeks ago, for example, six officers of the Philadelphia Police Department were indicted on burglary, kidnapping and extortion charges.
February 13, 2012
Was Gov. Corbett right to offer a budget that eliminates the minimal cash grants being made to Pennsylvania's poor?
March 22, 2013 |
Powerball's latest jackpot is worth $320 million, big enough to make the list of the 15 biggest annuity prizes ever in the United States. The cash jackpot of $198.3 million even makes the Top 10. For the numbers drawn Wednesday night and more, see " Powerball jackpot 4th biggest ever . " 2012 was the most jackpot-crazy year ever, producing the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever, the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, and two more Powerball...
March 28, 2014 |
Polls show the economy, not ethics, is dominating the campaign for governor, but the tale of an aborted sting that taped elected officials accepting cash has candidates pushing to tighten Pennsylvania's lax ethics laws. The four Democrats running to take on Gov. Corbett said Wednesday that they would go further than the current proposals in the legislature to ban only gifts of cash. "To me, it's like taking a garden hose to a five-alarm fire," said Katie McGinty, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, in an interview.