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.
December 18, 2014 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams yesterday charged Philadelphia-area state representatives Ron Waters and Vanessa Lowery Brown with bribery, criminal conspiracy and conflict of interest in connection to a grand jury probe into legislators taking envelopes full of cash in exchange for political promises. Waters and Brown, both Democrats, were subjects of a grand jury investigation into the political dealings of various Pennsylvania elected officials that has already taken down some, including Sen. LeAnna Washington and former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes.
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.
September 28, 2012 |
A Bucks County judge Wednesday approved Prime Healthcare Services Inc.'s purchase of the cash-starved Lower Bucks Hospital. If the sale of the Bristol nonprofit to Prime or some other entity were rejected, "we would be forced to close it immediately," hospital chief executive Albert Mezzaroba testified at an Orphans' Court hearing in Doylestown. Mezzaroba said the hospital had only $2 million cash in the bank, including $1.5 million from a $3 million line of credit provided last month by Prime, a California for-profit that bought Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia in February.
August 12, 2013 |
Aramark Corp., the Philadelphia food-service and uniform company, confirmed last week that it is contemplating another run at the stock market. It would be the third initial public offering in the history of Aramark, which is headquartered at 11th and Market Streets and employs more than 6,500 people in the city. A third IPO - that could value Aramark at $12 billion, one analyst estimated - would put Aramark in rare company. "There have only been a handful of companies that have gone public three times and have gone private twice," said Jay R. Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
May 3, 2012 |
The latest Powerball jackpot made a little history, and nearly made a little more, when the Newsstand at the Gallery sold the ticket that won Wednesday's drawing. It was, indeed, the biggest jackpot ever hit in Philadelphia: $172.7 million in 30 annual payments, or $107.5 million cash. The old record: $52 million for the annuity, $26.9 million for cash, hit by a ticket sold by University Deli in West Philadelphia in May 2004. It was claimed by brothers Jim Hare of Philadelphia and Tom Hare of Drexel Hill.
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.
April 23, 2013 |
Met-Pro Corp., the Harleysville company that makes pumps, filters and water-treatment equipment, has been acquired by CECO Environmental Corp. for $202.1 million in cash and stock. The deal calls for Cincinnati-based CECO, which makes air pollution control and industrial ventilation systems, to pay $7.25 in cash and $6.50 in stock for each Met-Pro share. Met-Pro shareholders can choose to receive either $13.75 in cash or an equivalent value of CECO shares. Based on Met-Pro's 14.7 million outstanding shares, the deal is worth $202.1 million.
February 13, 2012
Was Gov. Corbett right to offer a budget that eliminates the minimal cash grants being made to Pennsylvania's poor?