July 11, 2016 |
Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short. " A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy. The incidents are detailed in police reports that the Inquirer obtained Friday through a public records request.
May 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband has suggested and arranged for a series of spray-tan sessions for my 12-year-old daughter. I feel that telling my preteen girl that she should spray tan is sending her the wrong message, and we should instead be teaching her that she's beautiful just the way she is. How do you feel about this? Should I allow my 12-year-old daughter to tan? - Tan or Not in Texas DEAR TAN OR NOT: NO! Your ex-husband may mean well, but unless a product is 100 percent safe, I cannot endorse using it on a minor child.
March 3, 2016 |
More charges could be filed in a Bucks County case involving the sale of marijuana-laced brownies at a middle school, police said Tuesday. Jacob Francisco, 18, a Bensalem High School senior, was charged Monday with selling five brownies for $40 to a middle school student, who then sold them to classmates. Bail was set at a steep $100,000. Other juveniles might be charged, officials said. The distribution of marijuana-laced brownies at Robert K. Shafer Middle School affected children, a handful of whom ate the brownies, said Bensalem police.
March 2, 2016
A Bucks County high school student was arrested Monday for allegedly selling marijuana-laced brownies. Jacob Francisco, 18, a senior at Bensalem High School, admitted that he sold five brownies last week to a middle school student, who then sold them to classmates at Shafer Middle School, according to Bensalem police. The second student's identity is not being released because he or she is a minor, said Lt. William McVey. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and they have identified multiple students who purchased or ate the brownies.
September 25, 2015 |
HER FAMILY called Arlene Beverly a "force to be reckoned with. " That was because Arlene, from childhood, "had definite opinions and specific requirements for the way things should be done," her family said. "Somehow she often prevailed in making others see things from her perspective. " It seemed that everything Arlene did, she did it the best it could be done, from music and ballet to gourmet cooking to her professions as a dedicated social worker, court officer and occupational trainer.
April 21, 2015 |
NEW YORK GIANTS offensive tackle Justin Pugh , originally of Bucks County, returned to the Keystone State this weekend to give some love back to his hometown. The 2013 NFL first-round draft pick, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and hailing from Holland, Pa., donned his best black tie for the Autism Cares Foundation's sixth annual Gala and Silent Auction. It was Saturday at the Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. "I am fortunate life has been good to me, and I would like to give back to the Bucks County community that has always supported me," Pugh said.
November 21, 2014 |
Chris is sexiest dude 2014 Chris Hemsworth has been graced with the greatest honor in the land: People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014. The 31-year-old thesp has graduated in a decade from Australian soap opera Home and Away to become the god Thor himself. He says he's honored and that he will use his new title to bug his wife, Elsa Pataky . "I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," Chris tells People. "I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies.
May 30, 2014 |
In three hours, a gaggle of golf-club-wielding Brownies would arrive at Shawnee High School to test the big kids' engineering projects. But 18-year-old Luke Growney was laughing Tuesday afternoon as he poured water into a gold-painted toilet bowl, and John Hannon appeared calm - or wary - as he tested his lighthouse with a golf ball. "I electrocuted myself two times last night," said Hannon, 18, seated on the floor of a glass-enclosed atrium outside the auditorium. Before him was a 20-foot plywood-and-carpet miniature golf course hole.
June 6, 2013
D EAR ABBY: It is easy to watch or read the news and think people are awful and this world is going nowhere fast. At New Year's I made a resolution to try and do something about it. I decided I'd do 30 random acts of service for strangers. I know it may seem small and insignificant, but at least I can say I'm trying to make this a better place to live. Ideally, one or two people will notice and pay it forward. It's spring, and I'm already falling behind, and I'm struggling to come up with some good ideas.
February 8, 2013
I SAW AN ad the other day pushing bacon as an ideal Valentine's Day gift, and I had to laugh. It's like saying, "Here, sweetheart, I want you to die sooner!" OK, I know this holiday is not about eating "right. " It's about something bigger, and that something is love. Love and chocolate. Dark chocolate is the treat that loves you back. Healthwise, you can have your chocolate cake and eat it, too, especially if you mix it with - don't laugh - fruits and veggies. It's not a new idea.