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February 10, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
The story at the heart of Kids for Cash - judges taking kickbacks from the developer of a private juvenile detention center, then funneling thousands of children there - happened right in Robert May's backyard. A producer with a New York-based distribution company, SenArt Films, and a track record in both fiction and nonfiction features ( The Station Agent , The War Tapes ), May lives in Franklin Township, Luzerne County. He has two children who were 10 and 13 back in 2009, when news of the scandal broke - not just in Pennsylvania, but also in media outlets around the country.
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
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
February 13, 2012
Was Gov. Corbett right to offer a budget that eliminates the minimal cash grants being made to Pennsylvania's poor?
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
August 4, 2012 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Let's start this column with advice from reader Sharon Garcia of St. Davids: "I just read the question posed by the person with the brown stain buildup everywhere in the dishwasher. "I had this problem for many years, and discovered that the only thing that would make the brown go away was Tang drink mix in the soap dispenser. It will have to probably run a few times if it has a lot of buildup. "I always ran it on hot without dishes when the buildup got bad. I also would open it during the rinse cycle and add some more.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2011 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Health-care giant Johnson & Johnson and medical-device maker Synthes Inc. - both of which have large operations in the Philadelphia area - agreed to a $21.3 billion merger deal announced Wednesday. Johnson & Johnson Inc. hopes to fill a hole in its 250-company portfolio by adding a stronger device component and dominating that market. Synthes is a leader in the manufacture of devices that help treat bones with compounds, screws, nails, plates, and power tools. The deal is J&J's largest acquisition ever.
NEWS
July 20, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was supposed to be a "sweet beat" - a robbery that would earn Ceasar Holloway enough for an Aston Martin luxury car. It turned into a double murder at a flashy new Northern Liberties complex that on Thursday earned Holloway 20 to 40 years behind bars. Before he was sentenced by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart, Holloway, 37, turned and apologized to Sandy Thal, the mother of victim Rian Thal. "It was not my intention for anything like this to happen to your daughter," he said.
NEWS
March 19, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
Better to cash 'em than to trash 'em. In the case of three lottery tickets sold in the Philadelphia area, the cash is a nice piece of treasure. On Friday, Mega Millions produced two local $250,000 winners, one in Philadelphia and one in Delaware County. On Saturday, a $225,000 Cash 5 jackpot was won in Chester County. The Mega Millions tickets just missed the $12 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers - 4, 8, 17, 22 and 32, but not the Mega Ball, which was 8. They were sold at the Pathmark at 2101 Cottman Ave., in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia, and at Westmont Beverage, 1101 Clifton Ave., in Collingdale.
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