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May 12, 2016
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks    Per    Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Out   Location    1. Captain America (Disney) $179.1   $179.1   1   $42,390    2. The Jungle Book (Disney) 24.5   287.6   4   5,909    3. Mother's Day (Open Road) 11.1   22.8   2   3,530    4. The Huntsman (Universal) 3.9   40.7   3   1,361    5. Keanu (Warner Bros.) 3.3   15.3   2   1,226    6. Zootopia (Disney)
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A train passenger was pepper-sprayed and hit with a baton and fell off the platform onto live tracks in an altercation with a police officer who has been suspended for his conduct, officials said. The man, Ryan Patterson, avoided contact with the rail's electrical current, but waited almost 10 minutes before officers could hoist him back up to the platform, he said. The Port Authority Transit Corp. officer, identified through charging documents as Michael Fiocca, was hired by PATCO in 2014.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police released the names Saturday night of two officers involved in separate shootings earlier in the week. Officer Edward Wright, an eight-year member of the force, shot Desmond Abernathy, 50, around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia after Abernathy fired at police, they said. Wright and another officer were on patrol when they heard gunshots in an alley between the 5300 blocks of Lindbergh Boulevard and Grays Avenue. They saw Abernathy on the rear deck of a house holding a gun, police said.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was injured in an accident with another vehicle in Port Richmond on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Aramingo Avenue and Venango Street. Police said a K-9 officer was injured and taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was expected to be treated and released. Police said the officer's canine partner was not injured. The other vehicle in the crash had minor damage and no one inside it was injured, police said. shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A school police officer's jaw was broken and a colleague also was injured Monday when they tried to stop a group of adult men from fighting with students near Northeast High School in Rhawnhurst, Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard said. "The police officers were there to protect these students and did a fantastic job," Gallard said. "They were very brave to take this on, and it resulted in them getting injured. " According to Gallard, Northeast High students were waiting for a SEPTA bus at Cottman Avenue near Castor Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when they were approached by a group of men who wanted to fight them.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2016 | Mike Zebe, Staff
Aqua America Inc., Bryn Mawr, has hired Susan F. Haindl as chief administrative officer. She had been a vice president at Anexinet, a provider of digital business solutions, and prior to that was managing director, operations, for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Univest Insurance, a subsidiary of Univest Bank & Trust Co., Souderton, has named Dennis Boyle senior vice president and employee-benefits practice leader. He had been vice president of sales for the eastern region at employee-benefits firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Bryn Mawr Bank Corp., parent of Bryn Mawr Trust Co., has named Noel Collins, Brian K. Snyder, and Roderick A. Ward as vice presidents and relationship managers.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia police officer was suspended recently, accused of using racial slurs at the bar of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge to describe African American colleagues, including calling a supervisor a "banana-eating monkey. " FOP president John McNesby confirmed Friday morning that Cpl. Robert Pawlowski had been suspended for 30 days and transferred from the criminal intelligence unit to the 24th District, which is in North Philadelphia and covers parts of Kensington, Port Richmond, and Juniata Park.
NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into his girlfriend's apartment in the middle of the night March 5, stealing something, then chasing her outside, according to police. Officer Alex McAdams, 28, a four-year veteran assigned to the 15th District, turned himself in to Internal Affairs and will face charges of burglary, trespassing, and related offenses, police said. Commissioner Richard Ross suspended McAdams for 30 days with intent to dismiss, according to police.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, Mark Fazlollah, and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
Former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord secretly cooperated with federal prosecutors in a corruption investigation while in office and wore a body wire to record conversations with others, the Inquirer has learned. He surreptitiously recorded, among others, a major donor to Pennsylvania politicians whose company made millions helping to invest the public's money, four people familiar with the matter said. McCord, who pleaded guilty to attempted extortion in February 2015 but whose sentence has been delayed for months, wore the wire before he entered his plea.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Newly formed e-commerce technology company Radial is vacating 100,000 square feet of King of Prussia office space owned by Radnor-based Brandywine Realty Trust. Radial, recently formed through the merger of a former eBay unit and global e-commerce company Innotrac, is consolidating staff at 935 First Ave., King of Prussia, which it owns, spokeswoman Amy Christie said Friday. One of the office buildings it will vacate as a result is Brandywine Realty's 630 Allendale Rd., Christie said.
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