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May 2, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A blogger who wrote about Kathryn Knott - the Bucks County woman convicted of participating in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City - has sued Knott, Knott's father, the Bucks County district attorney, and others. Kathleen O'Donnell, 61, of Norristown, says in her lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, that her free-speech rights were violated and that she was fired from her job the day Bucks detectives went to her workplace asking about her online writings. Knott, 25, of Southampton, is serving a five-to-10-month jail sentence at the Riverside Correctional Facility in Holmesburg after she was convicted in December of simple assault and related charges for her role in the Sept.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
A professional BMX rider from Bucks County has been found dead near the Arizona mountain where he was last seen nearly three years ago. Brian Histand, 25, of Middletown, was disoriented and acting strangely before he vanished in May 2013. Friends and relatives - his father, Michael, is a Lower Makefield Township police officer - speculated that Histand, who sometimes rode without a helmet, had suffered a concussion from repeated knocks on the head he endured on his bike. Maybe, they figured, he was OK somewhere but just unsure of who he was. But Sunday night, his parents confirmed in a page they maintained on Facebook that Histand's remains had been recovered.
NEWS
January 5, 2016
HILLTOWN - Hilltown Township has a plant problem. One thing it doesn't have yet: a solution. The township is working to draft an ordinance to regulate the growth of bamboo. But the quick-growing grass, township officials have discovered, is more complex than they once thought. When left uncontrolled, certain types of bamboo, most notably "running bamboo," can spread quickly, jumping property lines and invading yards, growing as tall as 30 to 50 feet. After residents complained last year, township officials began pursuing a possible ordinance, said Rick Schnaedter, township manager.
NEWS
July 31, 2012
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil lawsuit against a Bucks County financial adviser who allegedly persuaded 70 clients to invest $30 million in an Illinois-based Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 400 investors out of $105 million. In the federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, the SEC is seeking a permanent injunction against Emanuel L. Sarris Sr., 71, of New Hope, disgorgement of $1.8 million in salaries and fees, and civil penalties. The phone for Sarris Financial is not in operation.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dr. Jorge "George" F. Schuster, 65, of Newtown Township, Bucks County, a former agricultural economist for an international organization, died Friday at Temple University Hospital of complications from heart surgery. From 1972 to 1990, Dr. Schuster worked for a food and agricultural organization supported by the World Bank, with headquarters in Rome. "He was fluent in five languages - Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and English - and led missions to numerous economic development [efforts]
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't call it an invasion. A black bear was spotted in central Bucks County on Wednesday morning - the third time in less than a month that a bear has been seen wandering through Philadelphia's suburbs. This particular bear, first spotted Wednesday morning around Chalfont, had apparently made its way toward New Britain Township just before noon, where police were warning residents not to approach it. From there, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said, the bear's trail went dark.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
A worker died after he fell into a sugar hopper Monday afternoon at an industrial plant in Bucks County, authorities said. Janio Salinas Valerda, 50, of Edgewater, N.J., was pronounced dead at the CSC Sugar plant at 80 Roebling Rd. in Falls Township, said Joseph Campbell, the Bucks County coroner. The sugar hopper was not functioning correctly, and Valerda apparently was trying to unclog it with a large pole from a catwalk when he fell in, Campbell said. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / ROGER TUNIS
A hot time at the Red Ball Gala helped bring down Bucks Fever Saturday night in Doylestown. The finale involved more than dining and dancing, though: There was a dramatic reading of Pearl S. Buck's "The New Year" on Sunday, hosted by David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower. All of which led chairman Ron Watson to conclude that "there is something hot about Bucks County beyond the real estate market. "
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man was pronounced dead by New Jersey State Police on Thanksgiving Day shortly after he jumped off the New Hope Toll Bridge along Rte. 202 in Bucks County, police said. Police received the report of a person lying face down in the Delaware River at 1:32 p.m. Rescue units and a dive team were dispatched to the scene, according to Breaking News Network, a firm which monitors police radio traffic. Rescue units lost sight of the floating form until 1:52 p.m., when the man was recovered in full cardiac arrest, the news network reported.
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NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
When the twin girls arrived at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in March, just two months after they were born, both had broken legs. One also had a fractured rib and an injury of the spine - indicative of shaking. Both were malnourished. Some injuries were new, others old. Both girls, Bucks County authorities allege, were hurt at the hands of their mother and father. In court documents filed Sunday, investigators described a pattern of abuse inflicted by a Tullytown couple on their infant daughters - at times so severe that investigators say the injuries could have resulted in death.
REAL_ESTATE
May 16, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Here's something you can't do in most Pennsylvania communities: walk back and forth between two counties without leaving town. But you can on North Main Street in Telford, part of which lies in Bucks County and part of which is in Montgomery County. All of it is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, not far from Route 309. It's been that way since Jan. 11, 1935, when the Boroughs of Telford and West Telford became one with a stroke of Gov. Gifford Pinchot's pen. Telford was incorporated in 1886, West Telford in 1887.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
A 9,000-gallon chemical storage tank at a Bucks County water treatment plant sprang a leak Thursday morning but the chemical was quickly contained by a county hazardous materials team, officials said. The leak of ferric chloride, a chemical used to treat water, was at the Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority plant in Levittown, said county spokeswoman Juliet Kelchner. The chemical did not "go into the environment" and there was no concern about the health of people nearby, Kelchner said.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A blogger who wrote about Kathryn Knott - the Bucks County woman convicted of participating in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City - has sued Knott, Knott's father, the Bucks County district attorney, and others. Kathleen O'Donnell, 61, of Norristown, says in her lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, that her free-speech rights were violated and that she was fired from her job the day Bucks detectives went to her workplace asking about her online writings. Knott, 25, of Southampton, is serving a five-to-10-month jail sentence at the Riverside Correctional Facility in Holmesburg after she was convicted in December of simple assault and related charges for her role in the Sept.
NEWS
May 2, 2016
Hello there After spending the morning reading and relaxing at the Hamilton Square Barnes & Noble, Talisha thought she'd treat herself to lunch at the nearby Chili's. "I was just about to read a magazine when he passed by. " He was Tim. "She was beautiful," he said. "Her face drew me to her. And there was just something about her. " Tim changed course for Talisha's table. "He was trying to flirt, and then we started talking. " They had just 30 minutes to chat that day in early June 2015 - long enough to discover they were both single, both funny, and both military.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A 26-year-old Bucks County man was indicted Wednesday on charges of producing and possessing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Norman Ridgeway, of Croydon, is accused of forcing a minor, who was about 2 to 3 years old, to engage in sexually explicit conduct from January 2015 to March 24, 2016, so Ridgeway could record the toddler and distribute the images, according to the indictment. The gender of the toddler was not revealed. On March 25, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Ridgeway's home.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Authorities are investigating the death on Monday of a 2-year-old Bucks County girl who was flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with serious injuries the night before. Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday that the child, Athena Wolfe, of Falls Township, had been taken to a local hospital on Sunday "in very bad shape" with "respiratory distress" and suspected bleeding of the brain. She was flown by helicopter to CHOP, where doctors tried to save her. But the toddler was pronounced dead at 6:57 a.m. Monday, he said.
NEWS
April 26, 2016
Pennsylvanians have an unusual opportunity, in an unusually ominous year, to influence the parties' presidential nominations Tuesday. Democrats and, in one local district, Republicans will also decide contested U.S. Senate and House races. The competition to replace the state's disastrous attorney general, Kathleen Kane, offers both parties a choice. In a Republican presidential field marred by demagoguery and extremism, Ohio Gov. JOHN KASICH has courageously stood for reason and pragmatism.
NEWS
April 25, 2016
Pennsylvania delegate Jan C. Ting has pledged to support Donald Trump. He was incorrectly listed as uncommitted in a chart in Sunday's Inquirer. In a story Sunday, the Inquirer incorrectly reported the number of residents in Warminster, Bucks County, with a high school diploma or some college. The story should have said that 63 percent of residents have a high school diploma or some college.
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