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.
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.
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 9, 2012 |
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.
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...
January 2, 2016
Incorrect lottery numbers were given for the Cash 4 Life game Wednesday and Thursday. The correct number for the Dec. 28 drawing was 07 11 16 23 24 with a cash ball of 2. A headline Thursday incorrectly indicated the status of the North Philadelphia Health System. The system is closing St. Joseph's Hospital in March but is not itself closing.
March 24, 2014
When the Pennsylvania House's top Democrat addressed Inquirer reports that four of his colleagues allegedly took money from a lobbyist turned informant, his condemnation was less than full-throated. "If it's true that any legislators accepted gifts without reporting them," Rep. Frank Dermody said in a statement last week, "they should correct that reporting mistake. " This pale formulation underscores not only the legislature's laissez-faire institutional attitude toward questionable behavior, but also the limp laws it has produced.