September 27, 2014 |
Thomas Raftery III, the first inspector general of the Delaware River Port Authority, seemed headed for the exit almost from the day he arrived. He finally got there this week, when he submitted his resignation after a contentious two years and eight months on the job. He said the resignation would be effective Oct. 17. A former FBI agent and an investigator of construction fraud in the Afghanistan war zone, Raftery was hired in January 2012 to...
November 22, 2013 |
WHILE TWO fired Philadelphia cops were telling a jury yesterday that their actions in the 2008 shooting death of a young father were justified, the city was finalizing a financial settlement with the dead man's mother, the Daily News has learned. An agreement to settle a federal wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuit filed by the mother of Lawrence Allen, 20, was reached last week, but it has yet to be finalized, Chief Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw said yesterday. "We are not finished with the paperwork in the settlement yet, so I don't feel comfortable talking about it," said Straw, who added that the amount of the settlement would not be disclosed until the deal was finalized.
July 24, 2013
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading scorer Carlos Hyde from team activities after he was listed as a person of interest in an alleged assault against a female early Saturday in Columbus. Hyde, a 6-foot, 242-pound senior running back, rushed for 970 yards on 185 carries last season. He had 17 touchdowns and 102 points. Meyer said the school awaits the outcome of a criminal investigation and a code-of-conduct investigation.
April 18, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Doug Collins will coach his final game with the Sixers Wednesday night as it is expected to be announced the next day that he has come to a financial settlement, and will forego the final year of his contract. Owner Josh Harris and the front office already were facing a busy summer revamping the roster. Now, their first order of business will be to find a replacement for Collins, who has coached the team for the past three seasons. That person will be the eighth head coach of the organization in the last 11 seasons.
April 17, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The 500-pound pink elephant was in the 76ers' locker room Monday, before they took the floor for the next-to-last game of the season against Detroit. When asked to comment about the news that coach Doug Collins does not wish to return and will be coaching his last game in Indiana on Wednesday, most pleaded ignorance. They had yet to be told by Collins or anyone in the organization what has been decided. What seems to be settled, according to multiple sources, is that Collins and the team either have completed or are working on some kind of financial settlement, and that it will be announced as early as Thursday that Collins will not return for the final season of his contract.
February 22, 2013 |
In a case fraught with emotional testimony, the family of a Western Pennsylvania woman electrocuted by a downed power line on her property has settled its lawsuit with the utility for $105 million. The settlement by survivors of Carrie Goretzka, a 39-year-old mother of two who died three days after the June 2, 2009, accident with burns over 85 percent of her body, is the largest in state history. Shanin Specter, the Center City lawyer who represented the family, said West Penn Power initiated settlement talks in January.
February 21, 2013 |
The family of a western Pennsylvania woman electrocuted when a powerline came down on its property has settled its lawsuit with the utility for $105 million, the largest personal injury case in state history. Shanin Specter, a Center city attorney who represented the family, said West Penn Power Co. initiated settlement talks in January. Earlier, a common pleas court jury in Pittsburgh had awarded the family $109 million following a three week trial. The victim, Carrie Goretzka, died after she came into contact with a downed, high-voltage line on the family's property.
January 31, 2013 |
Allen Iverson is taking a pass on the D-League. Iverson, the former 76ers star who was the NBA's 2001 most valuable player, has turned down an opportunity to return to basketball with the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate. Iverson posted a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining his decision to decline an offer from Texas Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson to join the team. "I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration," Iverson wrote. "And while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me. " Gary Moore, Iverson's manager, confirmed the decision with the Associated Press.
December 11, 2012 |
With Jerry Sandusky sitting just feet away, one of his young accusers slowly breathed in, locked eyes with the former coach, and haltingly described how the sexual abuse he suffered had forever changed his life. "No sentence will ever erase what he did to me," the 26-year-old man known in court filings as Victim 5 said at an October hearing. "It will never make me whole. It will never erase from my memory his hands on my skin or mine on his. But he must pay for his crimes. " A judge agreed, ordering Sandusky that day to pay with at least 30 years of his life.
November 15, 2012 |
Philadelphia Gas Works has agreed to pay the maximum $500,000 penalty and to improve its operating procedures to settle a 334-count complaint by state regulators about a fatal 2011 explosion and fire. The proposed settlement would resolve a state investigation into the explosion that killed Mark Keeley, a PGW employee with less than one year's experience, as he was attempting to ventilate a gas leak in the basement of a Tacony rowhouse. The city-owned utility and the Pennsylvania Public Utility's bureau of investigation and enforcement reached the agreement Wednesday.