September 5, 2012 |
A 76-year-old woman who was the subject of an extensive search at the Parx Casino after she was reported missing Monday night was found safe this morning at the gaming complex. Police did not say where Mau Lee was found. Mau Lee, a diabetic who needs insulin, went to the casino with her son and daughter but separated from them, police said. She was last seen in the Paddock area near Parx East about 7:30 p.m. During an extensive search for Mau Lee, firefighters reportedly used thermal imaging cameras in an effort to locate her. When the search proved unsuccessful, police issued an appeal for help in locating her. They later reported she was found safe at 6:30 a.m.
April 14, 2011
Bensalem Police arrested a Levittown man for assaulting and robbing a couple outside Parx Casino early Thursday morning. James Ashton, 20, approached the couple as they exited the casino at about 4:45 a.m., police said. He pushed the woman to the ground and ripped her purse off of her arm, according to police. Ashton struggled with the woman and her companion. Bensalem Police Officer Steve Bailey was patrolling the parking lot of the casino when he saw Parx security chasing Ashton.
February 8, 2013 |
PARX CASINO and New Penn Financial have signed on as the two major sponsors for Philadelphia's new professional-cycling race, together pledging $700,000 for this year's race and the next. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady announced Thursday that the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic had secured enough funds to fill the gap left after the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship was canceled due to financial troubles. Parx has promised $500,000, he said, while Penn, a national mortgage-lending firm, signed on for an additional $200,000.
February 8, 2013 |
Parx Casino will give $250,000 each year to sponsor the Philly Cycling Classic in 2013 and 2014, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said Thursday. Parx will be the name sponsor for the June 2 race, which just weeks ago was thought dead for this year after previous organizers were unable to find new sponsors. Parx is joined by New Penn Financial, which will contribute $100,000 for 2013. Also, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will contribute $50,000 this year, and Sunoco $25,000. This year's race is expected to be shorter than the traditional one but will retain its key feature, the climb up the Manayunk Wall.
December 23, 2010 |
Parx just got bigger - again. It debuted additional table games and a new noodle bar Wednesday at its adjacent Parx East property. The new games include pai gow, pai gow tiles, Sic Bo, and mini- and midi-baccarat - all popular among Asians. About 400 new employees, mostly dealers, were hired for the $15 million addition, part of a multiphase expansion planned by the casino over the next couple of years. Though a significant number of the new games cater to Asians, the ground floor is not purely an Asian gaming pit, like those found in Las Vegas.
August 7, 2011 |
Profits and parenting are on a collision course at Parx Casino. Becoming the quintessential "neighborhood casino" has given Parx the dubious distinction of being the only gambling hall in Pennsylvania where adults have been caught leaving children in vehicles parked outside while they gambled inside. The increasingly tense clash of parental responsibility and casino accountability could be taken up Aug. 18 before the state Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg. Thus far, no fines have been levied on Parx because of recurring incidents of child neglect by its patrons.
August 1, 2011 |
A 29-year-old local man was arrested and jailed Saturday after security officers at Parx Casino in Bensalem discovered a 6-year-old child unattended in a locked car in the parking lot. Bensalem police said Sunday no one was available to provide details. However, Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork-Minelli confirmed the incident. According to news reports, the man was gambling in the casino at the time. The child had been in the car for less than 10 minutes and was unharmed. "Our security identified the situation within mere minutes," Nork-Minelli said.
September 26, 2012 |
FORMER CBS 3 ANCHOR Alycia Lane is no longer "in a relationship" with actor, singer and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Ashley Hamilton , her Facebook page indicated recently. Lane, 40, confirmed Monday that she and Hamilton, 37, son of actor George Hamilton , had dated but haven't seen each other for some time now. "Sweet, wonderful guy. Just wasn't meant to be," Lane told us. Hamilton was twice married in the 1990s, for about six months each time, first to actress Shannen Doherty and later to model Angie Everhart . Lane, now anchoring mornings at KNBC in Los Angeles, and Chris Booker , a former Q102 DJ, broke up about a year ago, after dating for about four years.
March 27, 2013 |
The 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic will start and end at the Manayunk wall but will skip the Art Museum and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in favor of a more compact course. But at least the June 2 race will actually happen, surviving a threat to its existence when previous organizers could not find a corporate sponsor. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and other civic leaders organized to save the iconic event, recruiting Parx Casino and New Penn financial as sponsors. The race, famed for its leg-burning climb up Manayunk's hills, will end atop Levering Street, part of the climb known as the Wall, which organizers hope will provide dramatic finishes for the crowd.
February 21, 2013
A man ran out of Parx Casino in Bucks County with about $55,000 in chips Tuesday afternoon, but gave it all back hours later, a Parx spokeswoman said. About 3:30, the man was playing a table game when he grabbed the chips and fled the Bensalem casino, said Carrie Nork Minelli. The casino immediately alerted state police and Bensalem police. Four hours later, he voluntarily returned to Parx, gave back the chips, and was placed under arrest. - Robert Moran