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June 8, 1995 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A federal judge ruled yesterday that if Shannon Faulkner becomes the first woman in The Citadel's cadet corps, she should live in the barracks and get the same type of discipline as other cadets. U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck rejected the state military college's plan to house Faulkner separately in the infirmary and protect her from the intense shouting and confrontational discipline other cadets receive. "I see no reason why the admission of Ms. Faulkner should cause any changes," Houck ruled.
NEWS
May 14, 2011
The law enforcement version of Extreme Home Makeover will unfold Saturday at the Avondale barracks of the state police from noon to 3 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. After months of renovations, the Chester County station will host "Community Day. " Activities will include behind-the-scenes tours of the renovated digs, K-9 demonstrations, and light refreshments. The barracks, which serves southern Chester County, is at 2 Moxley Lane in Avondale, near the intersection of Routes 1 and 41 in London Grove Township.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Maryland man drove to the Chambersburg state police barracks Sunday to turn himself in on DUI charges from October. The problem, state police said: He was drunk when he got there. After John Paul Pascual, 28, of Hagerstown, arrived at the barracks, a trooper noticed signs that Pascual was impaired, state police said. Pascual failed a field sobriety test and was charged with another DUI because he had driven to the barracks, state police said. - AP
NEWS
February 27, 1991 | BY JILL PORTER
I didn't have to imagine the scene at the Dhahran barracks where 28 American soldiers were killed by a Scud missile Monday night: I've seen it. I've seen the smoking debris, seen the victims in a daze, been roughly jostled by rescue workers in the chaotic aftermath, struggled to comprehend the destruction - and marveled that more people weren't killed. I've seen it at the scene of Scud attacks in Israel and knew it was only a miracle that the casualties were so minimal in Saddam Hussein's missile attacks.
NEWS
May 8, 1998 | By Nancy Peterson and Diane Mastrull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A long-awaited boost in Chester County's state police presence is on the way, a response to the county's staggering growth and dramatic pleas for help from residents. Nearly half of the 35 cadets from this year's graduating class at the state police academy will be assigned to Chester County to shore up the severely understaffed forces at the Embreeville and Avondale barracks. "This does not solve the problem, but it is a big step toward getting more troopers on station," State Sen. Robert Thompson (R., Chester)
NEWS
September 27, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Fire seriously damaged a barracks housing an exhibition on Jews killed at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II, police said yesterday. Authorities throughout Germany, meanwhile, reported another series of overnight attacks on refugees and other foreigners, and one demonstration against the right-wing extremism. Police made no direct link between the early morning fire at Sachsenhausen and the wave of xenophobic attacks that has rocked Germany for five weeks.
NEWS
August 15, 1995 | By Richard Berkowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Instead of moving the state police barracks 25 miles to the north, the police may soon pack their bags and move across the street to the soon-to-be- vacated Eastern State School and Hospital. Last year, state police officials considered consolidating the 20 troopers in the Trevose barracks with police from the Dublin barracks in northern Bucks County. The move was suggested because of a decline in serious crime in the lower part of the county along with the continued deterioration of the nearly 40- year-old barracks that houses the troopers.
NEWS
August 21, 1992 | By Yana Ginburg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Federal Bureau of Prisons appears close to a go-ahead on a plan to house white-collar criminals in unused Fort Dix barracks, according to Fort Dix spokeswoman Dianne Felder. The bureau, a division of the Justice Department, has been evaluating some of the red brick buildings around Doughboy Loop for at least six months as a potential site for a minimum-security prison. The Justice Department and the Department of the Army signed a "memorandum of understanding" on Tuesday afternoon, Felder said her superiors in the Department of the Army had told her. The memorandum, she said, serves as an interim agreement between the agencies, allowing the bureau to take control of barracks 5700 and 5800.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the search continues in northeastern Pennsylvania for Eric Frein, alleged killer of a state trooper in an ambush last month, the trooper who survived has entered a rehabilitation facility. Alex Douglass, 31, who suffered a gunshot wound to his pelvic area, left Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Thursday for an undisclosed facility in the area amid tears from the hospital's staff and his family. "It was very bittersweet to see him go," hospital spokeswoman Wendy Wilson said.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILFORD, Pa. - For nearly 20 minutes, the packed courtroom sat in near silence, transfixed by the grainy images on three small screens. The video had been recorded by surveillance cameras inside and outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove the night of Sept. 12, as troopers began what was supposed to be a routine shift change. One shows Cpl. Bryon Dickson cracking open the door to leave the building and falling almost instantly from a bullet fired out of the darkness.
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March 9, 2015 | By Liz Dempsey, For The Inquirer
In the summer of 2010, with our 50th wedding anniversary approaching (in 2014), our four adult children said, "Let's all take a trip to Germany together and see where Mom and Dad were married (and lived for two years)!" Loving the suggestion and thinking this was way better than a party, we agreed it could be an amazing adventure. In 1964, my husband was an MP stationed just outside of Heidelberg, attached to U.S. Army Europe Headquarters. After months of planning, obtaining a passport, and purchasing a $303 one-way ticket, I flew to Frankfurt via London on a Pan Am 707 out of JFK Airport on a cold February evening.
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January 7, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILFORD, Pa. - For nearly 20 minutes, the packed courtroom sat in near silence, transfixed by the grainy images on three small screens. The video had been recorded by surveillance cameras inside and outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove the night of Sept. 12, as troopers began what was supposed to be a routine shift change. One shows Cpl. Bryon Dickson cracking open the door to leave the building and falling almost instantly from a bullet fired out of the darkness.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The trooper wounded in the September shootings at the Blooming Grove state police barracks has returned home for the holidays. Alex Douglass left a rehabilitation center in New York to spend Christmas with his family in Lackawanna County, said Lt. Chris Paris, commander of the barracks. "His spirits are up," Paris said Monday. But Douglass, 32, still has a long road to recovery, and will return to New York after the holidays for surgery and further treatment. The trooper was shot in a Sept.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the hours after his arrest, Eric Frein allegedly told detectives that he ambushed a state police barracks in the Poconos because he wanted to "wake people up" about his concerns over the government. He also described his killing of a state police corporal as an "assassination," according to an updated list of charges filed in court late Thursday afternoon. He shot the corporal because "he wanted to make a change" in government and believed "that voting was insufficient to do so, because there was no one worth voting for," investigators wrote in the newly filed court records.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the search continues in northeastern Pennsylvania for Eric Frein, alleged killer of a state trooper in an ambush last month, the trooper who survived has entered a rehabilitation facility. Alex Douglass, 31, who suffered a gunshot wound to his pelvic area, left Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton on Thursday for an undisclosed facility in the area amid tears from the hospital's staff and his family. "It was very bittersweet to see him go," hospital spokeswoman Wendy Wilson said.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - The words, police said, read like the diary of a calculated killer: "Fri. Sept. 12th, got a shot around 11 pm and took it. . . . He droped.[sic] . . . I was surprised at how quick. I took a follow-up shot on his head/neck area. . . . He was still and quiet after. " The quote came from a journal state police said Eric Frein wrote after ambushing two troopers last month, unleashing the most massive manhunt in years in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In their first substantive update in days, investigators announced new charges, and released new photos and details about the 31-year-old gunman who has eluded them for weeks.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric Frein is surviving in the woods by eating cans of tuna fish and ramen noodles, police said Friday. But they say they believe his food supply is dwindling, and that with Frein's diminishing resources and the weather beginning to chill, they will soon be able to catch the self-styled survivalist. "I'm more confident than ever that he's stressed," State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said. "It's only a matter of time. " At a 25-minute news briefing Friday afternoon, Bivens offered few new details on the three-week-old manhunt for Frein, who is accused of killing one state trooper and injuring another in a Sept.
NEWS
October 4, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
CANADENSIS, Pa. - Chasing fresh tips, police and federal agents on Thursday scoured forests near the border of Monroe and Pike Counties for the fugitive Eric Frein. Friday marks the start of the fourth week since Frein allegedly killed one state trooper and wounded another outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove. After discovering pipe bombs and other items they believe Frein had left behind earlier this week, investigators on Thursday offered no substantive updates on the manhunt.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | By Jessica Parks and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Wednesday that a trooper's gun went off accidentally during a training session Tuesday and fatally wounded fellow Trooper David Kedra. Kedra, 26, a rookie officer assigned to the Troop K barracks in Skippack, died Tuesday evening after being shot in the chest at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Plymouth Township. The state police would not take questions concerning the incident and did not identify the other officer involved.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Authorities continued their manhunt Wednesday in Northeast Pennsylvania for Eric M. Frein, the "survivalist" suspected of gunning down a state trooper last week, while offering new details of a man who often pretended he was at war. Frein, 31, was involved with a group of enthusiasts who replicated military units of Eastern European countries such as Serbia, state police said. They released new photos of Frein that he had posted on social media before the killing, showing him dressed in fatigues, a beret, and aviator sunglasses while carrying an AK-47 rifle.
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