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NEWS
May 16, 2007
Terms of office are four years, unless otherwise indicated. Nominating one per office in each party, unless otherwise indicated. Judge of Court of Common Pleas (10-year term) Jahn S. Chesnov. . . 1,135 Diane Gibbons. . . 15,759 Gary Gilman. . . 10,737 Jahn S. Chesnov. . . 1,804 Diane Gibbons. . . 23,900 Gary Gilman. . . 6,599 County Commissioner Diane Marseglia. . . 16,240 Sandra A. Miller. . . 10,017 Steve Santarsiero. . . 12,529 Andrew L. Warren.
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
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
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
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.
NEWS
September 11, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joseph Mannello, 57, of Lower Makefield Township, a well-known Bucks County restaurateur, died Sunday at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Falls Township of an apparent heart attack. Since January, he had owned and operated Mannello's Italian Garden Restaurant on Bustleton Pike in Feasterville. Before that, he owned and operated the Anchor Inn, a historic restaurant in Wrightstown, and the Red Lion Inn in Bensalem. Mr. Mannello was born in the Italian province of Calabria and came to the United States at 15 with his family.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
The drivers in each of two vehicles were killed Sunday in a head-on crash along Route 663, officials said. State Police identified those killed as Nicholas Umberger, 23, who was at the wheel of a Subaru Impreza, and Terry L. Carrozzino, 52, also of Quakertown, the operator of a Ford Explorer. Both were reported wearing seatblets in the accident at 7:04 a.m. in the 1700 block of John Fries Highway (Route 663). Each was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said that Umberger's car, traveling south on the highway, crossed into the opposite lane and struck the Explorer.
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NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
At stake were nominations for the mayor's office in the nation's fifth-largest city and three vacancies on the state Supreme Court - the first time in more than 300 years that so many high court seats were available. Voters, evidently, were unimpressed. In Philadelphia, 70 percent of registered Democrats chose not to cast ballots in the mayoral primary Tuesday. In the city's four neighboring counties, more than 85 percent of those eligible failed to vote, according to county records.
NEWS
May 19, 2015
TIME FOR a threesome - electorally. You need to vote three times for state Supreme Court. It's important. And even though there are six candidates from each party, there are some ways to sort them out. So you need to try, 'cause you need to vote three times for state Supreme Court. I know, I know: Why would you? You don't know the candidates. We shouldn't be voting for statewide judges. I get that. And I agree. We shouldn't be voting for statewide judges. But, see, we are. So let's do so with at least a modicum of info.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County man was convicted Wednesday of third-degree murder for killing his 73-year-old father during a fistfight last year in their home in Bristol, prosecutors said. Still, the verdict disappointed the county's trial chief, Robert James, who had sought to convince jurors during the three-day trial that Jazs Bronner, 45, deliberately attacked and killed his father with a 10-pound dumbbell. The reason Bronner killed his father, James said, was that he didn't want to move out of the house.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Orlando Bronner died last year after a fistfight with his 44-year-old son in their Bristol Township home. There's no dispute about that. But prosecutors on Monday sought to convince jurors that the tussle was far from even - and that Jazs Bronner ended it by pounding a hole in his father's skull with a 10-pound gold-colored dumbbell. The younger Bronner "brutally beat his father to death," said Robert James, Bucks County's chief of trials, in the opening statement of Bronner's first-degree murder trial in Doylestown.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A federal judge Friday rejected a plea agreement between the prosecution and defense in the case of former Ironworkers Local 401 business agent Christopher Prophet. Under the agreement, Prophet, 44, of Richboro, Bucks County, who had pleaded guilty in December to racketeering conspiracy and extortion, would have been sentenced to five years in federal prison. But U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said he wants to wait until after he sentences the union's three other former business agents, who were also indicted, before he sentences Prophet.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2015 | By Jan L. Apple, For The Inquirer
Bernie Lens, 94, often carries a handful of photographs in his shirt pocket. The images are from Dachau concentration camp, some from the very day in the spring of 1945 when, as a young American soldier, he was ordered to the site 12 miles outside Munich. Two prisoners, he says, died in his arms as he was carrying them to freedom. Though seven decades have passed, the memory of what he encountered continues to haunt him. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't relive what happened," said the Yardley resident, reaching to share the photos of horror - piles of bodies, almost unrecognizably human.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Milton Berkes, 90. of Langhorne, a longtime Bucks County Democratic Party chair and a former state lawmaker whose legislation fundamentally changed how Pennsylvania treats addiction, died Friday, April 3, in hospice care in Newtown, Bucks County. Mr. Berkes died of natural causes, his family said. A former Philadelphia schoolteacher, Mr. Berkes led the county's Democrats on and off between the 1960s and 1990s. His friend James A. Michener, the Bucks County author, once called Mr. Berkes the "quickest mind" in the county for his political abilities.
FOOD
April 10, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 2008, the economic crisis that crashed down on Wall Street and rippled around the globe eventually washed over the impoverished Kisii region of Kenya, where Sara Holby, then 21, was volunteering for a nonprofit that provided food and medicine to HIV/AIDS patients. It swept away the organization's funding almost overnight. "When people came to the office looking for help every day, we basically had nothing to offer them," recalled Holby, who is from Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just days before the battle at Hoengsong, South Korea, Army Cpl. Robert Higgins wrote a few words to his mother, Edith, in Philadelphia. He was hoping for more news from home. "When I get mail, I only get one letter that is from you," he wrote in his last letter, on Feb. 9, 1951. "I would like to have someone else write me, too. "It's like you said a long time ago, when all others stop writing, you will still write," he wrote. "Thanks for everything. Bob. " A few days later, Chinese forces overwhelmed his unit and others, killing hundreds and taking more than 100 prisoners in what became known as the Hoengsong massacre.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Terence Farrell, chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, sent a text message to the county's 911 center that read: "Help! I'm trapped. " He said he was hiding from burglars in his home. Farrell sent the fake message Tuesday to test a new system that will allow residents in Chester County who are not able to call 911 in an emergency to text for help. Chester County became the first in the five-county Pennsylvania region to allow residents to text for help when it launched its Text-to-911 system Tuesday.
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