February 20, 2014 |
WASHINGTON Congressional careers may end, but campaign money endures. Tuesday was officially the last day in office for U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews (D., N.J.), but he will have wide latitude in how he uses nearly $700,000 in campaign funds he holds in two political accounts. "He has a lot of options," said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group that monitors campaign laws. Andrews' campaign money sits in two pots, with different rules for his post-House career.
February 19, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A suspect taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital grabbed for a police officer's gun after his handcuffs were removed for a medical procedure Monday night, police said. Dwayne Walker, 38, of the Tioga section of the city, was in custody in connection with the stabbing Saturday of a 15-year-old boy when he was taken to the hospital, police said. Walker had sustained "a severe laceration" to his hand, police said, but it was unclear when or how. Two officers stationed in his room around 12:30 a.m. Monday removed his handcuffs so hospital staff could conduct testing, police said Once his handcuffs were removed, Walker stood, yelled that he wasn't going back to jail, and tried to grab the gun of one of the officers, police said.
February 18, 2014
Cancer Treatment Centers of America , Philadelphia, hired Nancy G. Hesse as senior vice president of patient-care services. She had been chief nursing officer at Abington Health Lansdale Hospital. AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans , a national Medicare Advantage managed-care organization, has hired Karen J. Nichols as chief medical officer. She held the same post at the Living Independently for Elders program at the University of Pennsylvania. Revitas , a Philadelphia-based software company that works with works with life sciences, technology and manufacturing, companies, hired Ram ChandraSekar as senior vice president of products and technology.
February 17, 2014 |
JOE PIZZO has a problem: He wants to attend next week's three-day property auction being held by the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office. "There's a house I'm interested in bidding on," says Pizzo, who has had some success buying, rehabbing and selling properties via public auctions like the ones held monthly by the Sheriff. The glitch is, he has no money to play with - because the Sheriff's Office won't return the $30,185 that Pizzo paid them four months ago for a property of which the office later reversed the sale.
February 14, 2014 |
Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. formally announced Thursday that the two cable giants would merge in an all-stock transaction valued at $45.2 billion. Comcast will control the combined entity in a deal that values Time Warner shares at $158.82 a share. Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts said on Thursday morning in a conference call with analysts that a merger with Comcast and Time Warner Cable will create a "near national platform" for its cable-TV and broadband businesses with exposure in 43 of the nations top 50 TV markets.
February 13, 2014 |
ON JAN. 23, I called the main number of the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office and asked to be connected to the Real Estate Department, which handles sales of foreclosed and tax-delinquent properties. I had been phoning the department's direct number, but it repeatedly rang and then disconnected. "There's no one in real estate today," explained the woman who answered my call. "They're all at the sheriff's sale. " "Is there someone I can talk to for just a minute?" I asked. "No one's there," she repeated.
February 9, 2014 |
WOODBURY Steven Salvati's new office in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office in Woodbury is bare, but it's got a certain air of familiarity. Salvati remembers when his father occupied the space and the caricature of his father, Frank, that decorated a wall. The 27-year-old Steven Salvati was named the county's newest assistant prosecutor last week - the department's 20th. It's a position his father, too, once held. Frank Salvati was an assistant prosecutor with the county for more than a decade, until 1997, and is now retired.
February 7, 2014 |
Police Sgt. Thomas Winkis had been doing shots with a friend in a Northeast Philadelphia tavern before he got behind the wheel of his Dodge Challenger, barreled down the road at 100 m.p.h., and slammed into a Ford van, fatally injuring a 55-year-old Fishtown man last summer, the friend testified Wednesday. Gina D'emilio, 26, told Municipal Court Judge Karen Y. Simmons that she and Winkis, 46, left the bar together about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 14. She told the court that she was drunk: She had been doing shots, and also had wine and a gin tonic.
February 6, 2014 |
A city police officer shot and killed a 45-year-old man during a violent confrontation in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. Shortly before 4 p.m. in the 6500 block of Castor Avenue, near Greeby Street, a Second District officer on foot patrol saw a strong-arm robbery of a 35-year-old man on the sidewalk, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The officer tried to stop and frisk the suspect, and the confrontation "turned into a violent struggle," Small said. The suspect punched the officer several times in the face, Small said.
February 6, 2014 |
A ROBBERY SUSPECT was fatally shot by a police officer yesterday in Oxford Circle after the 45-year-old man "body slammed" the cop when the officer's Taser and pepper spray failed to subdue him, according to police. The officer, a 17-year veteran whose identity wasn't released, was patrolling on foot on Castor Avenue near Greeby Street about 4 p.m. when he saw the suspect allegedly robbing a 35-year-old man of his cellphone and cash, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. When the 39-year-old cop approached, the man refused to surrender and began a "violent struggle," punching the officer several times in the face, Small said.