November 26, 2014 |
Yardley, 5:20 a.m. Cpl. Tim Reeves is driving in his unmarked Dodge Magnum when his police radio chirps. His team, serving a bench warrant nearby, needs help: A suspect has barricaded himself in the attic. The team needs Reeves - and Kendo. Kendo is Reeves' drug-sniffing dog, a 10-year-old German shepherd with a mean bark. Just the sound of the dog could scare a suspect out of a house, the corporal knows. Racing along empty streets on an unseasonably warm morning, Reeves speeds to the scene.
October 25, 2014 |
Drive north along Business Route 202 into Doylestown, past a hospital campus on the left and a wall of verdant trees on the right, and soon a striking sight will emerge before you. Just as you reach the borough's border, a large gold-and-black placard welcomes all visitors to "Doylestown, Home of Central Bucks West, AAAA football state champs 1991-97-98-99. " Behind the placard, rising from the ground like a sleek gray mountain, is the home-side grandstand of War Memorial Field, C.B. West's stadium.
August 19, 2007 |
Nearly 60 heavily traveled bridges in the Philadelphia region are in disrepair and rated as bad as, or worse than, the condition of the Minnesota bridge that collapsed Aug. 1, according to state and federal data. Deteriorating because of age, rust and crumbling concrete, the 57 "structurally deficient" bridges are vital links on Interstate 95, the Schuylkill Expressway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, U.S. 130 and other highways. Each bridge carries at least 25,000 vehicles a day; some carry more than 160,000 a day. Officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey say the bridges remain safe.
June 1, 2006 |
A small plane broke apart in midair, showered a Jersey Shore neighborhood with wreckage, and nose-dived into thick woods next to a busy beach highway yesterday, killing its four occupants, authorities said. A wing landed on a roof, and other chunks of debris bombarded homes in the Beach Haven West neighborhood, but no one on the ground was hurt, Stafford Township Police Capt. Charles Schweigart said. "We're lucky it didn't crash across the street in the neighborhood," he said.
October 9, 2003 |
The signs of change are everywhere. Or, in the case of state route formerly known as 100, the signs are just gone. About 11 or 12 miles of the route that used to run through West Chester and the scenic Brandywine Valley of Chester and Delaware Counties have disappeared. The roads the route followed are still there, but the signs calling them Route 100 have vanished. It's not the work of vandals. Pennsylvania Route 100, at least a good portion of it, has been officially "de-designated" by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
September 30, 2002 |
The southernmost scenic route in Pennsylvania starts a little rough. Originating in Downingtown, it shoots west through a gauntlet of stoplights along Business Route 30, just a couple of miles south of Coatesville, home of the former Lukens Steel plant. When the route branches off on to Route 372, the Rand McNally folks - whose road atlas designates this a scenic route - begin to make sense. Winding west through Chester and Lancaster Counties, crossing the Susquehanna River to a dead end at Route 74, then heading north into York County - just under 60 miles - you can count the number of stoplights on one hand.
January 30, 2002 |
A Cheltenham billboard company is awaiting a judge's decision in a suit challenging the township's denial of plans to erect a 30-foot billboard at one of Chester County's busiest intersections. Chester County Court Judge Juan Sanchez could rule as early as today, an aide said. Keystone Outdoor Advertising Co. Inc. filed the suit in 1999 after it sought to build a billboard on the southeast corner of Routes 100 and 30, known as the Crossroads of Chester County. The intersection cuts right through Exton, the county's commercial heart.
January 31, 2001 |
Township supervisors are scheduled to decide tonight whether Police Chief Arnold Conoline is guilty of the 12 administrative charges that the township levied against him in December, after Conoline allegedly refused to cooperate with an internal investigation of a drug arrest that went awry. In a thrice-postponed public hearing set for 7:30 p.m. at the township building, lawyers for both the township and Conoline will present their cases. The five supervisors will act as a jury to determine whether Conoline is guilty of disobedience, failure to adhere to chain of command, and refusal to adhere to authority, among other charges.
December 20, 2000 |
If there ever was a township institution, it is J. Donald Reimenschneider. Reimenschneider, township manager for the last 38 years, has been synonymous with East Whiteland since it was a semi-rural outpost at the end of the Main Line. Now it is home to many of the high-tech companies along Route 202. "My first budget was $185,000," said Reimenschneider, 66. The proposed 2001 budget is $15 million. When he first came to the job he was paid $7,500 a year. He now earns $80,000.
October 3, 2000 |
As shoppers, business owners and motorists adjusted to the latest construction nightmare on state Route 100, there was an attempt, although strained, to put a positive spin on things. "I guess the roads will be nice when they're done," said Sandee Gabriel, who manages a children's shoe store in the Whiteland Towne Center on Route 100. But the delays, Gabriel said, are another matter. "The customers complain all the time," said Gabriel, who could walk to her job. "I had a grandmother come in who said her grandkids had been more patient than she was after sitting 35 minutes in traffic.