August 2, 2011 |
AFTER HER FATHER left her alone in his car on Saturday afternoon, when temperatures soared above 90, the 6-year-old girl was found running through the Parx Casino parking lot screaming "Papa!" In the second such case in a month and the third this year, police charged the girl's father, Michael Roytman, with leaving her alone in his car while he went inside Parx to gamble. Roytman, 29, of Huntingdon Valley, had left the keys in the ignition, but only hot air blew out of the car's vents, police said.
August 8, 2011
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has formally asked that representatives of Parx Casino appear Aug. 18 in Harrisburg to discuss the Bensalem casino's plan to deal with the problem with adults leaving children in vehicles while the adults gamble. The call to the board's monthly meeting is "for informational purposes," said spokesman Doug Harbach. The board wants to hear first hand from Parx officials about efforts undertaken since the casino submitted a plan of action on Aug. 19, 2010, to deal with the ongoing probem, Harbach said.
November 2, 2011
A 25-year-old North Philadelphia man was arrested at Parx Casino and charged with robbing an 83-year-old woman in her Bensalem home over the weekend, police said Tuesday. The woman awoke about 2:15 a.m. Saturday to find a knife-wielding man demanding money, Bensalem police said. He bound her legs and arms to a nightstand, cut the phone line, and fled with jewelry and a debit card, police said. Police said a casino dealer recognized Quincy Cannon, of the 2600 block of West Dauphin Street, Monday night from media coverage of the robbery, including surveillance photos of a man using the debit card.
July 31, 2011 |
A 29-year-old area man was arrested and jailed Saturday after security officers at Parx Casino in Bensalem discovered a six-year-old child unattended in a locked car in the parking lot. Bensalem Police said Sunday that no one was available to provide details. However, Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork-Minelli confirmed that the incident had occurred. According to news reports, the man was in the casino gambling at the time. The child had been in the car for less than 10 minutes and was unharmed.
July 19, 2014 |
The odds appear stacked in Parx Casino's favor. At a public input hearing Thursday ahead of a township vote on whether to renew the casino's gaming license, comments from township and state officials and regulators were almost universally in favor of renewal. "This has not only been a home run," State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R., Bucks) said of the eight-year-old casino. "This has absolutely been a grand slam for Bensalem Township. " Parx officials opened the meeting with a presentation about the gaming facility, discussing the millions of dollars of tax proceeds that have gone to the township, the 2,000 jobs the casino supports, and its donations to community groups.
July 17, 2013 |
THOMAS DRAYTON said goodbye to Fox 29 on Friday after five years with the station. The former nighttime anchor (and Sexy Single, of course) replaced Dave Huddleston at the desk in 2008. "It has been a pleasure. You guys are unbelievable, talented, wonderful to work with," Drayton told Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones of "Good Day Philadelphia. " "We want to thank Thomas for his many contributions to our station, as he was an important part of our news team for several years.
February 28, 2014 |
During final arguments Wednesday on who should get Philadelphia's second casino license, applicants' lawyers took potshots at other proposals and dismissed SugarHouse Casino's argument that there are too few gamblers to support another casino. At the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's hearing in Harrisburg, the applicants, as well as SugarHouse and a neighborhood group opposed to the Provence, were allowed 15 minutes to summarize their cases without introducing any new evidence.
June 4, 2013 |
As the riders approached the finish line of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic at the always grueling Manayunk Wall, little separated Evelyn Stevens of California and Joelle Numainville of Montreal. In the final moments, the outcome of Sunday's race was still in doubt. "I closed my eyes and just dug deeper at the end," Stevens said. Her digging paid off. Both were clocked in the 60-mile race in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 25 seconds, but Stevens, a Massachusetts native competing for the Specialized-Lululemon team, crossed the finish line first to capture the $5,000 first prize in the women's race.
August 1, 2011 |
A Huntingdon Valley man and an Abington woman have been charged in separate cases of leaving children unattended in cars in the Parx Casino parking lot, police said today. On Saturday, casino patrons saw a crying 6-year-old girl running in the parking lot and getting into a Toyota RAV, Bensalem Township police said. The ignition was off, but hot air was blowing out of the vents, with the outside temperature exceeding 90 degrees. The girl was treated by rescue squad workers, and her father, Michael Roytman, 29, of Oakwood Drive, was found in the casino, police said.