March 7, 2013
A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday night in Bucks County, an agency spokeswoman said. The person, whose gender and age were unavailable, was hit by a southbound Acela train 2175 around 10 p.m. in the area of SEPTA's Croydon Station, said Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham. Service remained disrupted between Trenton and Philadelphia at 11:30 p.m., Graham said. Police and the Bucks County coroner were investigating the death. - Robert Moran
March 17, 2013 |
A armed man barricaded himself late Saturday in a Dick's Sporting Goods in the Fairless Hills section of Falls Township, Bucks County, police said. The incident, on Commerce Boulevard, began about 7:30 p.m. when a man reportedly went to the store's gun department and pulled a handgun, authorities said. He forced a clerk give him a shotgun, police said. The man then took the weapon and ammunition and went to the back of the store. The store was quickly evacuated and no injuries were immediately reported.
April 14, 2014 |
The gray Toyota Corolla that Abbie Hoffman drove in Mexico during his fugitive years still sits in upper Bucks County, parked on the old farm where he lived and took his own life 25 years ago. "I've been wondering what to do with it," Michael Waldron, Hoffman's former landlord and friend, said last week. "But I'm not sure who would take it. " They still remember Hoffman at the Apple Jack bar in Point Pleasant, where he once shot pool and flirted with women. "He was pretty rowdy," said a 64-year-old regular, who didn't want to give his name.
September 16, 2013 |
A Bucks County man was reported dead Friday of West Nile virus, officials at the state Department of Environmental Protection said. The man, whose name and address were not released, began exhibiting symptoms Aug. 20. Human cases of the virus were also reported last week by a woman in Philadelphia and a woman in Delaware County. The state has reported seven human cases of the virus in five counties; the other cases have been in York and Montgomery Counties. There are no medications to treat the virus, and no vaccine will prevent it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop symptoms.
July 15, 2012
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man has died after he was found unconscious at the bottom of a friend's in-ground swimming pool in central New Jersey. Hopewell Township police say Collin Abrams, 21, of Washington Crossing in Bucks County, was found early Saturday. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. Authorities say Abrams had last been seen swimming by himself about 30 minutes before he was found. When police arrived , Abrams had been taken out of the 8-foot deep end of the pool and CPR was being administered.
March 27, 2012
Mary Ann DeSantis Kulka, 77, a former public elementary school teacher in Bucks County, died of heart failure Friday, March 23, at her home in Barnegat, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Kulka graduated from Little Flower High School in 1952 and after years of evening classes earned her a bachelor's in 1958 at what is now St. Joseph's University, her husband, John, said in a interview Monday. She was among the first women to graduate from St. Joseph's, became editor of The Nighthawk, the evening school's newsletter, and played on the women's basketball team, he said.
April 22, 1986
In lower Bucks County's redrawn Sixth Senate District, three-term incumbent Sen. H. Craig Lewis is facing a vigorous primary challenge in the May 20 election from state Rep. John F. Cordisco for the Democratic nomination. Jim O'Brien is unopposed for the Republican nomination. The Democratic campaign has been more than simply lively; it has become intensely personal, dripping with charges and countercharges over residence, district loyalty, character and integrity. After sorting through those charges - and because of his distinquished record of representation in the Senate - The Inquirer heartily recommends the nomination of Sen. Lewis.
October 10, 2013 |
William T. McKenna, 83, of Langhorne, a family doctor in Bucks County for three decades, died Saturday, Oct. 5, of cancer at his home. Born and raised in Port Richmond, Dr. McKenna graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a founding physician at Delaware Valley Hospital in Bristol and St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township. Dr. McKenna practiced family medicine as a solo practitioner in Yardley for 30 years.
April 1, 1987 |
W. Atlee Burpee Co., the world's largest mail-order seed company, has been sold to a group of private investors for an undisclosed price. Harvey Snyder, a Burpee spokesman, said Clayton & Dublier, a New York investment group, agreed Friday to sell the firm to B.T. and Wicks Capital, two New York investor groups, and to Burpee's current management. Clayton & Dublier purchased Burpee, whose headquarters are in Warminster, Bucks County, from ITT Corp. in December. ITT Corp. owned Burpee from 1979 to 1986.
April 27, 2013 |
Almost a year to the day after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, a majority of Bucks County voters cast their ballots for his opponent in the 1864 presidential election, Democrat George S. McClellan. Lincoln won Pennsylvania by 52 percent but was outpolled in Bucks County, 7,235 to 6,197 - indicating that many there favored ending the war, according to Cory Amsler, vice president for collections at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. The history of Bucks County during the Civil War, Amsler surmised, "is not all neat and tidy.