February 10, 2014 |
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.
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, 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.
July 20, 2013 |
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.
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.
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...
April 28, 2011 |
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.
March 19, 2013 |
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.