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February 23, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a low but unwavering voice, a 15-year-old girl from Downingtown High School West yesterday described a sexual encounter she said she had with the school's 24-year-old janitor. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing for Joseph C. Nicholson, a former quarterback and a 2004 graduate of the school, who was held for trial on charges that include aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. The sophomore was the only witness presented by Chester County Assistant District Attorney Christin Kubacke.
NEWS
September 3, 2009 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Phillies World Series ring that disappeared after it was left in a ballpark bathroom this week has been recovered, police said yesterday. A stadium janitor was arrested yesterday and charged with theft, accused of pocketing the ring after finding it Monday in the restroom, said Capt. Laurence Nodiff of the South Detective Division. Police said Anthony Mobley, 53, of Yeadon, who works for a subcontractor that cleans Citizens Bank Park, took officers to where he had hidden the ring: in a closet in another stadium bathroom.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
At the airport, passengers are warned, never leave your personal belongings unattended. A Republic Airlines pilot evidently didn't heed that advice and left his gun in an unattended bag in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning, police said. Five minutes after he left the restroom about 9 a.m., he realized he had left his satchel, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said. When the pilot returned to the restroom, his bag wasn't there.
NEWS
January 29, 1999 | By Lewis Kamb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The scheme worked like this: a manager of a Middletown telemarketing firm forced a janitor to overcharge the company for cleaning services and then give the manager the excess pay in a wad of cash each month. If the janitor did not play by these rules, James Edward McCarthy told him, he would lose his job. But after taking $17,900 during a 21-month period, McCarthy did not know the janitor had reported the scam and was wearing a police wire when he delivered a payment in September.
NEWS
March 18, 1995 | By Christine Lutton, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A janitor at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel has been charged with selling cocaine to an undercover police officer on school property, Burlington County authorities said yesterday. Charles A. Williams, 37, of the 400 block of Blaine Avenue, Berlin Township, was charged Thursday with possession and distribution of cocaine within a school zone, possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute. Williams was arrested outside the school, on Larchmont Boulevard in the east end of the township, as he reported to work, said Sgt. Jack Smith, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
September 23, 1988 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
A janitor at a North Philadelphia lounge has been ordered to stand trial in the killing of a 25-year-old man he described as "a troublemaker. " William Byrd, 65, a retired trucker, of Sartain Street near Huntingdon, yesterday was freed on $5,000 bail following a preliminary hearing before Municipal Judge Meyer C. Rose. Byrd was held on murder and weapons charges. Assistant District Attorney Joseph McGettigan said Byrd stabbed his neighbor, Chauncey Reaves, inside a bar at 12th and Huntingdon streets, Aug. 22. The victim died a short time later after running outside.
NEWS
February 12, 2004 | By Chris Gray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An outbreak of meningococcal infection in Bryn Athyn has killed one man and sent a student to the hospital. A 32-year-old man who worked as a part-time night janitor at the Bryn Athyn Church Elementary School died from the bacterial infection on Jan. 15, Montgomery County Health Department officials said yesterday. The victim in the second case, a 16-year-old boy in the 10th grade of the Academy of the New Church High School, was admitted to Abington Memorial Hospital yesterday.
NEWS
February 9, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former Downingtown West High School quarterback who was working as a custodian at his alma mater has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student. Joseph C. Nicholson, 24, of Downingtown, was arrested Friday and charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and related offenses, Police Chief James R. McGowan 3d said yesterday. Nicholson's attorney, John Lachall, did not return phone calls seeking comment. McGowan said Nicholson, who was jailed after failing to post $75,000 cash bail, resigned last Tuesday from the high school janitorial job. Patricia C. McGlone, spokeswoman for the Downingtown Area School District, said the district suspended Nicholson with pay Jan. 25 after learning "there was merit" to an allegation the school had received four days earlier and had relayed to police and the girl's parents.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police have identified the janitor accused of stealing a pilot's bag containing a gun that was left in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. Victor Sheard, 31, of the 2000 block of Sigel Street in South Philadelphia, has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license. He is accused of taking a bag left unattended by a Republic Airlines pilot in a men's restroom between the A and B terminals. Sheard, who posted bail Monday, faces a March 29 preliminary hearing.
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NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Ladrina Powell ran into an attendance problem with teachers at her West Philadelphia prekindergarten center this winter. "They kept coming in and asking me, 'Can I be late tomorrow?' 'I have to go down to the city . . . or my electricity is getting shut off,' " Powell said. "Then I'm short a teacher, but can I blame them? They can't pay their bills. " Powell, director of Community Preschool & Nursery, which serves 71 children, has nine staffers, none with teaching degrees. Most earn about $10 an hour; the least experienced get $7.25.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police have identified the janitor accused of stealing a pilot's bag containing a gun that was left in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. Victor Sheard, 31, of the 2000 block of Sigel Street in South Philadelphia, has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license. He is accused of taking a bag left unattended by a Republic Airlines pilot in a men's restroom between the A and B terminals. Sheard, who posted bail Monday, faces a March 29 preliminary hearing.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
At the airport, passengers are warned, never leave your personal belongings unattended. A Republic Airlines pilot evidently didn't heed that advice and left his gun in an unattended bag in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday morning, police said. Five minutes after he left the restroom about 9 a.m., he realized he had left his satchel, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said. When the pilot returned to the restroom, his bag wasn't there.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2015
Negotiators for a union representing 1,400 commercial janitors in the Philadelphia suburbs said Tuesday they had reached a tentative four-year agreement that includes wage increases. The agreement, subject to member ratification, covers workers in 170 office buildings in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester Counties. The janitors would see a nearly $2-an-hour increase over the life of the contract on top of their current pay of $12.35 an hour. Contract talks began Nov. 5, and negotiators from 32BJ SEIU and the building operators faced a deadline of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
SEVERAL THOUSAND pumped-up unionized service employees from Massachusetts to Virginia joined with local members yesterday in Center City to rally for better pay for themselves and for other low-wage workers. "We're not asking to get rich. We are fighting for good jobs that lift our communities," said Juanita Acree, a janitor at the Liberty Place skyscraper complex and member of 32BJ SEIU, the union that represents 2,800 Philadelphia janitors, porters and other service workers. The gathering, which drew Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and a handful of City Council members, started shortly before noon with a rally in front of a luxury apartment building at 21st and Chestnut streets where union members were recently laid off, proceeded in parade fashion down the middle of Market Street and ended with a final rally at LOVE Park.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Jack Tomczuk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thousands of union janitors marched through Center City Wednesday, hoping to preserve their benefits and earn what they call fair wages. The rally on Chestnut Street included brief speeches by mayoral candidate Jim Kenney, City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke. Members of SEIU 32BJ gathered outside a high-rise apartment building at 2116 Chestnut about 11:45 a.m. After exciting the crowd with chants and encouraging words, union leaders led a march to John F. Kennedy Plaza.
SPORTS
May 7, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The post-draft photo opportunity with a first-round pick and head coach holding a jersey happens in just about every NFL city, but Nelson Agholor might have been the only one with the team's janitor in the photo. When the Eagles introduced Agholor on Friday, Chip Kelly asked Troy Robinson, the popular janitor at the NovaCare Complex, to join him. Agholor had spent only a few hours in the team's facility at that point and did not know Robinson. But Kelly knew Agholor is the son of a janitor at the University of South Florida, and it was a quiet tribute to both Robinson and the father who helped shape the character of the Nigerian immigrant who became the Eagles' first-round pick last week.
NEWS
December 31, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FORMER employee of ABM Janitorial Services claims in a lawsuit that he was discriminated against by the company because of his faith, race and disability. Vincent Danao, 49, of Logan, became a Hebrew Israelite in 2007. He said yesterday that after he did so, "I just began getting harassed and everything. " His lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last month, contends that Danao faced hostility, got dumped with more work, was falsely criticized for his performance and was placed under increased scrutiny after he made his new religion known.
NEWS
April 29, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
MULLICA HILL More than a dozen school workers here are unsure whether they will retain their in the next school year as the Clearview Regional High School District works to finalize its budget before the adoption hearing next week. The district is considering cutting its 13 full-time custodial workers and a part-time worker at its two schools and privatizing the services. The idea has generated much opposition, largely among the local union, as well as among teachers and students.
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