December 21, 2012 |
Authorities suspended a search Thursday night for a person that may have been struck by a CSX train in Bucks County, officials said. The reported incident occurred near the Neshaminy Falls station around 7 p.m., officials said. There was no immediate confirmation that a person was actually struck. Police conducted a lengthy search, and service on SEPTA's West Trenton Line was halted between Neshaminy Falls and West Trenton until shortly before 10 p.m. Contact Robert Moran at 215-854-5983 or email@example.com .
December 20, 2012 |
Who has the winning $50 million Powerball ticket sold in a Bucks County tobacco shop two weeks ago? The winner has not claimed the prize, and the manager of the Fairless Hills store that sold the ticket says he doesn't know who it is, though he has some "suspects" in mind. "It could be an elderly couple, or a couple of guys in their 20s," Ashok Kaul said Tuesday at Levittown News & Tobacco, which his brother-in-law owns. "It could be a guy who was wearing a camouflage jacket, like hunters wear, and glasses.
December 12, 2012 |
Two former workers at a lower Bucks County senior living facility were charged Tuesday with mistreating an 83-year-old Alzheimer's patient, and the home's license has been revoked. Videos show Regina Battles, 20, and Irene Rodriguez, 22, both of Philadelphia, badly handling the woman in her room in the Arbors at Buck Run in October and November, authorities said. "They show her being handled very roughly and being tossed on the bed," Assistant District Attorney Michelle Laucella said.
December 10, 2012
One man was killed Saturday afternoon in a single-car accident in central Bucks County, Northampton Township police said. Four other males in the car were taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. All were in their late teens to early 20s, police said. The accident happened at 1:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Jacksonville Road in the Ivyland section of the township, police said. No names were released because families had not yet been notified. - Harold Brubaker
December 5, 2012 |
A Bucks County pilot arrested last week for firing his gun into neighboring apartments while high on heroin was not required to submit to routine drug tests before getting behind the controls of company planes, according to Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. Justin Levitt, 29, a contract pilot for the Paoli-based aircraft vendor DCS Aviation, told police he had been addicted to opiates including oxycodone and heroin for more than a year. At the time of his arrest Friday, he was still using, but hoped to wean himself off the drugs, and routinely carried three vials of clean urine in his flight bag in case a test came up, he purportedly told police.
November 29, 2012 |
With the arrest of 25 suspects, officials say they have cracked a drug ring that distributed about $10 million worth of crystal methamphetamine from Philadelphia to north-central Pennsylvania. "These are upper- and midlevel distributors, not street-level dealers," Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office, said Wednesday after a news conference. The 25 were arraigned Monday in Penndel, Bucks County, and two others were sought in the investigation, dubbed Operation Blowout, state Attorney General Linda Kelly said.
November 27, 2012 |
Let's play a word association game: If I say "Mister Man," what image comes to mind? How about "hobbling?" "Dirty birdie?" For much of the moviegoing public, these associations end at the 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King's thriller Misery , with Kathy Bates' deranged nurse and "number-one fan" Annie Wilkes looming over James Caan as her bedbound prisoner, romance author Paul Sheldon. Bates' Oscar-winning performance also looms over Bucks County Playhouse's world premiere stage play Misery , also adapted from King's novel, and that's exactly the problem with this production.
November 24, 2012
Two executives of a Feasterville promotions firm have been honored by a Philadelphia agency for their work on mental-health issues. Joe Hand Sr., chairman of Joe Hand Promotions Inc., and Joe Hand Jr., company president, received the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award presented Nov. 16 by the Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health. Both men live in Holland, Bucks County. The annual Kennedy Award was established with the approval of the Kennedy family. Past recipients include Tipper Gore, former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, and labor leader John Dougherty.
November 24, 2012 |
The driver of a Ford Mustang that killed a 7-year-old girl and gravely injured her grandmother in a crash Wednesday evening was traveling at high speed, the Bucks County district attorney said. David W. Heckler said reconstruction experts had yet to establish how fast the supercharged car was going just before 7 p.m. when it rear-ended a Honda traveling north on the Doylestown Bypass. The impact caused the Honda to veer off the highway and flip over several times before coming to rest, Heckler said.
November 23, 2012 |
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.