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August 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Three undocumented immigrants were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Philadelphia this month after the men were released by local authorities despite detainers that were lodged against them by the federal agency, according to a news release from ICE. "Detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored," the release said, in part. In January, Mayor Kenney reestablished Philadelphia as a "sanctuary city," essentially prohibiting local police and prison staff from informing ICE when an undocumented prisoner is released from custody, except in cases where the person is a violent, convicted felon for whom ICE has filed a warrant.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2016 | Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Ronald Rubin is stepping down from his executive role at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a company with which he has been identified since it acquired his Rubin Organization in 1997. Rubin's employment as executive chairman of the Philadelphia-based shopping-mall developer and operator will end June 7, when his current contract expires, the company said Tuesday in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "I have benefited tremendously from Ron's leadership, the invaluable relationships he has created, and his real estate savvy," Joe Coradino, PREIT's current chief executive officer, said in a separate news release.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. - The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs, as well as worms, authorities said. The grand prize in Friday night's contest was a live python. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that it is waiting for an autopsy to give the official cause of death. However, a news release on Monday said that 32-year-old Edward Archbold became ill soon after winning and collapsed in front of the Ben Siegel Reptile Store, where the contest was held.
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | By Stephanie Farr and Daily News Staff Writer
A RETIRED Norristown detective has been arrested for allegedly buying $17,000 worth of crystal meth that authorities believe he planned to resell, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.   In March, authorities received an anonymous tip that retired Norristown Police Detective Sgt. Jack Pennington, 66, was involved in drug trafficking, a news release said. On Tuesday, county detectives conducted surveillance on Pennington and watched him pull into the Plymouth Meeting Mall about 4:30 p.m. in his 2006 Cadillac with a Fraternal Order of Police license plate, authorities said.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Losing his reelection bid last year has worked out rather well for former Philadelphia City Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. He will rejoin his colleagues on the fourth floor of City Hall, in a newly created post - senior policy adviser to Council President Darrell L. Clarke - earning slightly more from taxpayers than he did as a councilman. Clarke's office announced the move Friday afternoon in a news release. Goode, who lost his Democratic primary bid in May after four terms as an at-large councilman, will be paid $135,000 a year in the new post, Clarke spokeswoman Jane Roh said when asked about the salary.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group, both of Great Neck, N.Y., are the new owners of Voorhees Town Center, the companies said in a news release on Tuesday. Mason and Namdar purchased the 732,000-square-foot Camden County mall from Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on Oct. 27, marking their sixth acquisition from the Philadelphia-based mall developer. PREIT said last month that it had sold the property for $13.4 million after learning that one of its anchor stores planned to close.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
FOR ONE CHERRY HILL motorist, getting stuck in a pile of snow during the height of this weekend's blizzard was just the beginning of her problems. According to Cherry Hill police, who responded to about 40 calls for disabled cars during the weekend's storm, one call about 8 p.m. Saturday was "unlike the rest," a news release said. When officers got to the scene of the accident, on Route 70 near Brace Road, motorist Tamera Flynn declined any police assistance, despite the fact that the 2007 Lexus she was driving was "stranded" on a large pile of snow, the news release said.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A Camden man has been arrested and charged with the Friday shooting death of his mother, authorities said Saturday. Pedro Mercado, 22, of Camden, allegedly shot Iris Sanchez, 38, in their home on the 1100 block of North 18th Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police responding to a 911 call found Sanchez with a gunshot wound. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. Friday. Mercado was arrested by Camden County sheriff's officers about 8 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Benson Street in Camden, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release Saturday.
NEWS
October 28, 2008 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 34-year-old woman tried to avoid her estranged husband by moving to Montgomery County and obtaining a protection-from-abuse order, but those measures ultimately were not enough, authorities said yesterday. Joseph Lester Kramer, 45, of Berks County, told police that he went to Amy Kramer's Pottstown home on Friday, argued with her over a department store bill, and then strangled her, according to a news release from Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Pottstown Police Chief Mark D. Flanders.
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NEWS
August 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Three undocumented immigrants were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Philadelphia this month after the men were released by local authorities despite detainers that were lodged against them by the federal agency, according to a news release from ICE. "Detainers lodged with Philadelphia authorities were not honored," the release said, in part. In January, Mayor Kenney reestablished Philadelphia as a "sanctuary city," essentially prohibiting local police and prison staff from informing ICE when an undocumented prisoner is released from custody, except in cases where the person is a violent, convicted felon for whom ICE has filed a warrant.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
NEWS
June 10, 2016
A 26-year-old Camden man was fatally shot overnight in the city, authorities said. Officers who responded about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting on the 800 block of Walnut Street found the victim, Jahquae Walker, suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Walker was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m. Public records show Walker lived on that block of Walnut Street, but his address could not be confirmed.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A Camden man has been arrested and charged with the Friday shooting death of his mother, authorities said Saturday. Pedro Mercado, 22, of Camden, allegedly shot Iris Sanchez, 38, in their home on the 1100 block of North 18th Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police responding to a 911 call found Sanchez with a gunshot wound. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. Friday. Mercado was arrested by Camden County sheriff's officers about 8 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Benson Street in Camden, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release Saturday.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
FOR ONE CHERRY HILL motorist, getting stuck in a pile of snow during the height of this weekend's blizzard was just the beginning of her problems. According to Cherry Hill police, who responded to about 40 calls for disabled cars during the weekend's storm, one call about 8 p.m. Saturday was "unlike the rest," a news release said. When officers got to the scene of the accident, on Route 70 near Brace Road, motorist Tamera Flynn declined any police assistance, despite the fact that the 2007 Lexus she was driving was "stranded" on a large pile of snow, the news release said.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
WELL, SO MUCH for fishing trips and relaxing at the beach. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams announced yesterday that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey had been hired as a public safety consultant. Williams' spokeswoman, Alexandra Coppadge, said Ramsey's contract would last seven months and pay him up to $16,000 a month. Ramsey will meet regularly with Police Chief Bobby Cummings and work "hands-on with the Police Department on a weekly basis," Coppadge said.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Losing his reelection bid last year has worked out rather well for former Philadelphia City Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. He will rejoin his colleagues on the fourth floor of City Hall, in a newly created post - senior policy adviser to Council President Darrell L. Clarke - earning slightly more from taxpayers than he did as a councilman. Clarke's office announced the move Friday afternoon in a news release. Goode, who lost his Democratic primary bid in May after four terms as an at-large councilman, will be paid $135,000 a year in the new post, Clarke spokeswoman Jane Roh said when asked about the salary.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2016 | Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Ronald Rubin is stepping down from his executive role at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a company with which he has been identified since it acquired his Rubin Organization in 1997. Rubin's employment as executive chairman of the Philadelphia-based shopping-mall developer and operator will end June 7, when his current contract expires, the company said Tuesday in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "I have benefited tremendously from Ron's leadership, the invaluable relationships he has created, and his real estate savvy," Joe Coradino, PREIT's current chief executive officer, said in a separate news release.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group, both of Great Neck, N.Y., are the new owners of Voorhees Town Center, the companies said in a news release on Tuesday. Mason and Namdar purchased the 732,000-square-foot Camden County mall from Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on Oct. 27, marking their sixth acquisition from the Philadelphia-based mall developer. PREIT said last month that it had sold the property for $13.4 million after learning that one of its anchor stores planned to close.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
CELINE DION ONCE said "If God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli. " Perhaps it's fitting then that Bocelli, the Italian tenor, is among the first artists confirmed to be performing for Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia in September. Yesterday, organizers of the World Meeting of Families announced that Bocelli, Colombian musician Juanes and the Philadelphia Orchestra will all perform for Pope Francis during the Festival of the Families celebration on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday, Sept.
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