A Casino at the Sports Complex in South Philly?
Casino at the Sports Complex? Bart Blatstein isn’t the only one with his eyes on Philly’s second casino license. Bob Green and his Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc.—the folks behind Parx—have worked out a deal to team with the Cordish Cos. of Baltimore to acquire the Holiday Inn in South Philly and make it a part of a casino near the stadiums and major highways in South Philly. [Inquirer]
Romney Visits Bucks County. Mitt Romney will hold a campaign rally at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Bucks County on Sunday evening. It’s the latest sign that the GOP candidate thinks he has a shot at winning Pennsylvania. Paul Ryan will also make a stop in Pennsylvania before Tuesday’s election. [Inquirer]
Guy Pulls Gun in Gas Line. In New York and Jersey, tempers are heating up as lines at the pump grow and grow. Authorities say a man was arrested after trying to cut the long line and pointing a gun at a man who complained. [USA Today]
Prosecutors Want to Charge Pasquale Suspects as Adults. Prosecutors in New Jersey want to charge the brothers suspected of killing Autumn Pasquale as adults. The brothers—15 and 17 respectively—supposedly lured Pasquale to their home, killed her, and put her body in a recycling bin. [CBS 3]
Military Trucks as Polling Places. Voters may be punching ballots under strange circumstances in New Jersey where officials are planning to use military trucks as polling places in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. [Newsworks]
NYC Marathon: The Show Must Go On? Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that the NYC Marathon would go on as scheduled on Sunday. He said police will be diverted to Manhattan to help with the event. Oh, did we mention that Lower Manhattan still doesn’t have power? Some people are NOT happy about the decision to hold the race under these circumstances. [TIME]
Secret Service Agent Commits Suicide. A senior Secret Service agent supposedly killed himself after the government learned he had been carrying on a long-term affair with a Mexican woman without having disclosed such information. Apparently one of the agents caught up in the prostitution scandal had a problem with the consistency—or lack thereof—with which the rules were enforced and informed the Service about the affair. [Washington Post]