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April 29, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
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.
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Craig R. McCoy, Angela Couloumbis, and Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Tyron Ali just wanted to help. If an elected official needed money for a campaign, he could deliver. Worried about paying a bill? He could provide the cash. Advice on how to maneuver politically? Talk to Ty. All the while, unbeknownst to the recipients of his largesse, Ali was taping every word. As he was chauffeured around in a BMW sedan, the Philadelphia lobbyist-turned-undercover agent wore a hidden recording device. Sometimes, it was in the lapel of his crisply pressed shirt.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
Was Gov. Corbett right to offer a budget that eliminates the minimal cash grants being made to Pennsylvania's poor?
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 40-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged with the July 14 armed robbery of Hymie's Restaurant, a well-known deli in Merion Station. Lower Merion Township police identified the suspect as Michael Shawn Schaefer. Schaefer, whose last known address is unclear, was apprehended July 24 by city and suburban police in the area of S. Fairhill Street in Philadelphia, according to Tom Walsh, the township's spokesman. On July 14 at 9:03 p.m., four armed robbers entered the restaurant on Montgomery Avenue and ordered everyone there to the front of the store, Walsh said.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
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...
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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