February 26, 2014 |
IF DON TOLLEFSON was stashing his alleged ill-gotten gains, it sure as hell wasn't in the storage units he rented on Columbus Boulevard. Not unless the former sports anchor was splurging on junk with all the money he'd allegedly collected from people who never got the tickets he'd promised. "He was a hoarder!" a man speculated about Tollefson, 61, after peering into one of his storage units at Public Storage near Callowhill Street. Old hockey sticks. A jar of Progresso white clam sauce.
February 3, 2014 |
Jamie Greubel had been thrown by horses, elbowed by power forwards, and whacked by field-hockey sticks. None of that prepared her for her first trip down a bobsled run. "It felt like a car accident," she recalled of the 2007 experience. "Either that or it was like I was in a tin can that was kicked off a cliff. It was horrible, really shocking. " Seven years later, the Newtown, Bucks County, resident has adapted well enough to become one of three drivers on a U.S. women's bobsled team that has distinct medal possibilities at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
November 9, 2013 |
Omar Sharif Cash spent nearly two hours Wednesday trying to explain to a Philadelphia jury why he had to kill Muliek Ronald Brown. It took jurors all of 35 minutes Thursday to decide they didn't believe him, finding Cash guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 slaying outside a Frankford car wash. On Tuesday, the same jury will begin hearing evidence to decide whether Cash should be sentenced to death or life in prison without chance of parole. Cash, 31, had become almost legendary in law enforcement for escaping conviction.
November 6, 1996 |
Morris Rosenfeld (left) leaves a poll at Rolling Hills Elementary School in Holland, Bucks County, where candidates' campaign signs cover a wall.
April 10, 2013 |
The three members of the Black Flag Family gang - including a former volunteer firefighter - knew exactly what they were doing when they allegedly tried to burn down a 237-year-old piece of Bucks County history, police said Tuesday. Fortunately, they didn't succeed. While the interior of the unique Croydon Lodge - once home to a Revolutionary War-era British officer - is damaged, the outside of the structure is still sound, said Bob Pritz, president of Holland Enterprises, a developer.
March 14, 2013
POLICE in Warrington, Bucks County, say that a secretary for a Bucks County ambulance company stole $642,000 from the nonprofit over four years, allegedly to support a gambling habit. The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Danette Lewchick, 56, was sent to Bucks County prison Monday after being unable to post $25,000 bail on theft and related charges. Authorities say she became the Warrington Community Ambulance's financial secretary in 2008. She allegedly took money from the company's account and put it toward her personal use. Her attorney, Jeffrey Solar, says she has "a severe gambling addiction.
December 16, 2013 |
J. Robertson "Robbi" Cox, 73, of Westtown, an architect who designed corporate headquarters and educational facilities, died Thursday, Nov. 28, of pancreatic cancer at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Cox's buildings can be seen in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Georgia. He also planned and designed country clubs, some local. Born in Janesville, Wis., he grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and went from there to Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962.
July 14, 1999 |
Every Tuesday, the Delaware Valley Woodcarvers Club meets at the Churchville Nature Center in Churchville, Bucks County. Members come prepared - with anecdotes to relate, and, of course, with wood to carve.
September 21, 1989 |
Gov. Casey yesterday nominated John J. Rufe, a former Bucks County assistant district attorney, to be a Bucks County Common Pleas Court judge. If confirmed by the state Senate, Rufe, 49, would serve on a bench that already includes his brother, William H. Rufe 3d, and eight other judges. John Rufe would replace Paul R. Beckert, who resigned July 31. Rufe would serve in the interim position until January 1992. The Casey administration said Rufe was selected from among five candidates whose names were submitted to the governor by the Bucks County Trial Court Nominating Commission, a body established by Casey in August to recommend candidates for the vacancy.
January 29, 2014 |
POLICE IN Bucks County are seeking help in identifying the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash early yesterday. Christine Witte, 51, was struck as she was walking on Jacksonville Road near Almshouse in Warminster, and the driver didn't stop, a spokesman for Northampton Township Police said. Witte was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash, which happened about 6:30 a.m. She was struck in front of the home she shares with her elderly parents, according to news reports.