Monday, April 29, 2013
Volunteers collect 6,710 pounds of drugs; boys death inspires good deeds and more.
Empty Suitcases Cause Bomb ScareWarminster Police responded to a call about a "suspicious person" who allegedly saw two brown suitcases at the rear of 590 West Street Rd... Volunteers Collect 6,710 Pounds of DrugsThe Semi-Annual Medication Take Back Day Saturday, by all measures, was a great success. "From my travels to Giant in Levittown, Tullytow... Will You Tune Out This Week?What are some of your favorite television shows? Perhaps more importantly, can you skip watching them for a week? Today kicks off Nationa... Journeys Boy's Death Inspires Good Deeds NationallyAbout this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts a...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Also: NFL team drafts local player; triple amputee seeks to inspire students.
NY Giants Select Local Tackle in NFL Draft The New York Giants selected Justin Pugh, who graduated from Council Rock South High School, as the 19th pick of the NFL Draft Thursday. He played college football at Syracuse University. One Man's Train Accident Becomes Story of Inspiration for Others When Cameron Clapp was 15 years old, he was out drinking and passed out on top of a railroad track near his home. He survived getting hit by a freight train, but lost three of his four limbs. Accused Would-Be Robber Said He Was 'Desperate': Police The 71-year-old man is charged in the attempted holdup Thursday of a Newtown Bank Charges Filed in Fatal Accident An Ivyland teen has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the Dec. 8 accident that …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Also: Landmark car dealership to close; 'Ellen' coming to prom?
Alleged Newtown Bandit Doesn't Get Far Police say they caught up with John L. Butler in the same shopping center as the TD Bank branch he allegedly robbed Thursday morning. What Happened to All The Books? Nearly 100 children's cookbooks have disappeared from the Southampton Free Library this year, and librarians are asking for help from the community to find them. After 67 Years and 37,822 New Cars, A Dealership Closes Down Jeff Jarrett sold what would be his last car earlier this month. And before the new owners of the Chevy Astro could drive away, Jarrett marked the occasion. The Real Question Is, Will She Dance? Pennsbury High School's Senior Prom has been heralded as the "best prom in America" by Reader's Digest, and this year the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Also: Accused Bensalem pimp's trial, weekend survival guide.
74-Year-Old Robber Could Spend Life Behind Bars The elderly man had a length rap sheet even before he was convicted for a January 2012 armed robbery. Police on Lookout for Reported Child Lurer A man in a vehicle stopped just ahead of a 10-year-old boy and yelled at him to "get in the car," police said. Pimp Gave Women Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Police Say According to reports, two women testified in court on Tuesday that accused Philadelphia pimp Enoch Smith allegedly gave them drugs to have sex with men. Ultimate Weekend Survival Guide for Parents A local mother has created a website that has quickly become a reliable resource for parents looking for ways to entertain their kids. Congressman Fitzpatrick Seeks Interns Internships are available…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Also: End of the road for A's museum, keeping informed about drug risks to children.
Seven Held in Extortion Plot: Report Four adults and three children were reportedly held overnight in Bristol apartment. No Joy in Hatboro for Baseball Museum Facing bankruptcy, the Philadelphia Athletics were sold and left town in 1954. 59 years later, a Hatboro organization that had been dedicated to preserving the team's memory is also shutting its doors. Four Bucks County Schools Make The Grade U.S. News & World Report ranked the area's secondary schools both nationally and statewide. 5K Race to Support Marathon Victims For each registered runner who crosses the finish line, $2 will be donated to the One Fund Boston. Keeping Abreast of Youth's Drug Temptations Bensalem Township Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board will hold a seminar on …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Also: Vehicle burglaries in Bristol, safe driving tips.
Two Weeks After Opening, Sandwich Shop Told To Leave The store's owner said the landlord had revoked the store's lease without explanation. 10 Pounds of Love in a 5-Pound Box A Warrington family has started a new program that wraps shoeboxes stuffed with gifts for needy children throughout Bucks County. Weekend Rash of Vehicle Burglaries in Bristol Four of the thefts took place in close proximity to one another and loose change was taken from most of the vehicles. Nine Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain Ten percent of the more than six million collisions that occur annually are due to rainfall, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Handmade and 'Naturalistic' What do you get by blending a business background in …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Elsewhere, a local resident will appear on an iconic game show on Friday.
Alleged Killer Fatally Shot After Gunfire With Police Officials say Kenneth Philipp shot his ex-wife and wounded her teenage daughter in Lower Southampton and then died in Northampton less than an hour later after a gunfire exchange with police. Man Commits Suicide in Front of Amtrak Train He was fatally struck during the evening rush hour Wednesday. Ambulance Driver Charged in DUI The member of the Newtown Ambulance squad was involved in a minor accident while on the job last weekend. Local Woman Will Spin 'Wheel of Fortune' Friday Southampton resident Kristina Craig can be seen on the game show on 6 ABC Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Zoners Reject Apartment Floodplain Plan A developer had sought to put a housing complex in an area that had …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Elsewhere, a local 5K will honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Some Aqua Pa. Customers Told to Boil Water Following Main Break Water should be boiled for one minute to kill potential bacteria and organisms in the water, then cooled for one minute before use. Accused of Embezzlement, Former Official Heads to Trail Robert Butts allegedly stole $24,000 to pay for strippers and to hold off foreclosure on his home. Marathon Bombing Victims to Be Honored at Saturday Run An annual 5K that benefits the March of Dimes will now also support One Fund Boston, which was established to aid victims of Monday's bombing in Boston. Thrifty + Crafty = Furniture Remaking Biz An area business owner began making shabby chic and primitive furniture before it was trendy. Chick-fil-A Adding Calorie Counts to Menu Chick-fil-A …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Locals return safely from Boston Marathon; grade schoolers 'kick butts.'
Motorcyclist Dies After Weekend Crash A man died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident in Fairless Hills on Saturday. Armed Police Could be Added to Schools One area school district is in discussion with police departments about adding school resource officers to schools. Local Boston Marathon Runners 'Safe and Well' Some marathon participants from an area running club have made it home to Bucks County, while others are still in Boston. Anti-Smoking Program Teaches Elementary Students to 'Kick Butts' High school students teach their younger counterparts about the dangers of smoking.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Also: Accused Bensalem hit-and-run driver goes to trial, BCCC tuition hike.
Body Found in Delaware River, Police Say The male's body had apparently been in the river for some time. Accused Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Heads to Trial A 40-year-old man is charged with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses in the incident that took the life of a 71-year-old Bensalem man. Locals Among Runners as Explosions Derail Boston Marathon Two were confirmed dead and more than 100 injured in a bomb attack near the race's finish line. There were no indications Thursday evening that any people from the area were among the dead or injured. Marathoners from Horsham and Langhorne were among those confirmed safe. BCCC Tuition Going Up The Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees last week voted 14-0 to increase the …