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May 3, 1986 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a morning for catching a cold, not fish. But here, in the wind and rain, were two guys drowning worms in the Pennypack Creek. Sally Corl stopped the car. "You got licenses?" asked Corl, a waterways conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. One of the pair was sitting on a lawn chair. His head swiveled slowly. "License?" he repeated. His face was flushed; his eyes pink. He'd obviously been drinking heavily. Corl gave a shrug that seemed to say, why me?
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November 14, 2010 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
FAIRFIELD, Pa. - When Tom Stoner thinks about his friend David L. Grove, the state wildlife conservation officer fatally shot on patrol a few miles from here Thursday night, the stories come spilling out. He recounts how Grove, 31, once found two young boys illegally using bait to hunt deer in his territory 50 miles west of Harrisburg. He apprehended them and then tracked down their father. "The father was teaching the kids to break the law," Stoner said. "David recognized that.
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February 23, 1995 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Three Exton men have been charged by the state Game Commission with poaching deer in populated areas around the Church Farm School. The three, Robert E. Gatlos, 55, Robert J. Gatlos, 28, and Todd E. Gatlos, 19, face maximum fines of more than $10,000 for the game law offenses, which were discovered last month.. "They broke just about every law they could," Mike Doherty, a wildlife conservation officer, said in a news release. "They were poaching near their neighbors' homes and nearby schools.
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November 13, 2011 | By B.J. Small, GETTYSBURG TIMES
GETTYSBURG - Adams County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was gunned down a year ago after making a stop to investigate suspected deer poaching. The 31-year-old officer had seen spotlighting, heard gunshots in Freedom Township about 10 p.m., and then pulled over two men in a pickup truck. Within minutes, the young lawman lay dead, shot during a "ferocious exchange of gunfire. " Christopher Lynn Johnson, 27, was charged with murder and could face the death penalty. Grove has been remembered as a well-trained officer.
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May 30, 2012 | By Robert Moran and Inquirer Staff Writer
State police are investigating an incident in which an officer with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allegedly shoved Michael Marino, the former Montgomery County commissioner and former district attorney, at his ranch Sunday. "I was the victim of an assault," said Marino, 70, when reached by phone Tuesday. About 5 p.m. Sunday, the conservation officer was performing a traffic stop in a parking lot at Marino's ranch on Anders Road in Skippack Township when Marino approached and questioned the officer, state police said.
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May 30, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE BUCKS County black bear is back: Tell your friends. Specifically, tell them to stay away from the 250-pound beast, which the state Game Commission tried to capture late Wednesday night. Police in New Britain Township saw that the bear, which moseyed through the area for most of Wednesday afternoon, had finally slowed down, Cheryl Trewella, a spokeswoman for the Game Commission, said last night. They contacted a local conservation officer, who tried to shoot the furry visitor with a tranquilizer dart.
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December 22, 1997 | By Bridget Eklund, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The township tried in November to destroy their handiwork. It took two men and a backhoe several days to clear away the sticks and stones packed under the bridge on Trythall Road. But within 24 hours, the beavers were back. This time to build a better dam, one that threatened the roadway. While neighbors were charmed, officials were flat out frustrated. "Beavers are a little like Gen. MacArthur," Dan Yost, conservation officer for the state Game Commission, explained yesterday.
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June 16, 1996 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's own Left Bank - the lower portion of the Schuylkill - showed off its charms yesterday during a daylong celebration. The Schuylkill River Festival featured running and bicycle races on West River Drive, and boating, live music and food stands on and near Walnut Street Bridge. The celebration highlighted an ongoing project to turn the Center City stretch of the river into a waterfront park. Farther downstream at Bartram's Garden, volunteers were busy cleaning up that part of the riverbank in preparation for a wetlands that will be built there during the next year.
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July 26, 1989 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
Two Camden County lakes, where almost 1,000 fish died Sunday, suffered long-term damage and may have to be restocked, officials said yesterday. Large-mouth bass, sunfish, bluegills and other fish were found dead at the 12-acre Lekau Lake on the Pine Hill Boy Scout Reservation and at a lake on the Pine Valley Golf Course, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials. The fish kill had not spread downstream to Clementon Lake yesterday, officials said. Lekau Lake will remain off limits to the Boy Scouts until the cause of the fish kill is determined.
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May 30, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE BUCKS County black bear is back: Tell your friends. Specifically, tell them to stay away from the 250-pound beast, which the state Game Commission tried to capture late Wednesday night. Police in New Britain Township saw that the bear, which moseyed through the area for most of Wednesday afternoon, had finally slowed down, Cheryl Trewella, a spokeswoman for the Game Commission, said last night. They contacted a local conservation officer, who tried to shoot the furry visitor with a tranquilizer dart.
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June 28, 2012 | By Robert Moran and Peter Mucha, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
For Valentine's Day, 21-year-old Kasey Lyons bought a wolf-dog hybrid in Florida for his then-fiancee. They named the 4-month-old puppy Levi, which is Lyons' middle name. A month later, while visiting Lyons' mother in Philadelphia, the couple lost Levi in Pennypack Park. Lyons placed ads on Craigslist and put up posters in the area, hoping to find the timber wolf-Alaskan Malamute mix. As time passed, hope of finding Levi faded. On Tuesday night, Lyons learned about a possible hybrid wandering around Pennypack Park.
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June 28, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The folks trying to safely catch the wolf-dog of Pennypack Park have two messages: The public needs to stop feeding it and intentionally scaring it away. And the former owner could save its life by coming forward. "Help us out with this thing. Help us capture this thing. Help us have a peaceful, happy ending for everybody involved," said wildlife conservation officer Jerry Czech of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. "I'd hate to see it maul somebody or bite somebody, and we end up having to kill it," he said.
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May 30, 2012 | By Robert Moran and Inquirer Staff Writer
State police are investigating an incident in which an officer with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allegedly shoved Michael Marino, the former Montgomery County commissioner and former district attorney, at his ranch Sunday. "I was the victim of an assault," said Marino, 70, when reached by phone Tuesday. About 5 p.m. Sunday, the conservation officer was performing a traffic stop in a parking lot at Marino's ranch on Anders Road in Skippack Township when Marino approached and questioned the officer, state police said.
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March 17, 2012 | Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania wildlife officials said Friday that they had successfully relocated three orphaned bear cubs into new dens days after they were discovered alongside a road near the New York state line. The state Game Commission described the frantic search for new homes after the third and final relocation was completed in Pike County on Friday. The three were placed inside dens with other cubs after experts had tranquilized the sows. Motorists in the area of Armenia Mountain, near Troy, Pa., alerted officials to the three cubs Tuesday.
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November 13, 2011 | By B.J. Small, GETTYSBURG TIMES
GETTYSBURG - Adams County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was gunned down a year ago after making a stop to investigate suspected deer poaching. The 31-year-old officer had seen spotlighting, heard gunshots in Freedom Township about 10 p.m., and then pulled over two men in a pickup truck. Within minutes, the young lawman lay dead, shot during a "ferocious exchange of gunfire. " Christopher Lynn Johnson, 27, was charged with murder and could face the death penalty. Grove has been remembered as a well-trained officer.
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November 14, 2010 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
FAIRFIELD, Pa. - When Tom Stoner thinks about his friend David L. Grove, the state wildlife conservation officer fatally shot on patrol a few miles from here Thursday night, the stories come spilling out. He recounts how Grove, 31, once found two young boys illegally using bait to hunt deer in his territory 50 miles west of Harrisburg. He apprehended them and then tracked down their father. "The father was teaching the kids to break the law," Stoner said. "David recognized that.
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November 13, 2010 | By John P. Martin and Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writers
David L. Grove, 31, a Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer, was patrolling late Thursday when he heard shots and noticed a pickup truck on the side of a two-lane road just south of Gettysburg. A spotlight streamed from the truck onto a field. To Grove, that meant one thing: illegal hunting. What unfolded in the next few moments, police said, was unlike anything that has happened in Pennsylvania for nearly a century. Grove ordered the driver from the truck and tried to handcuff him, authorities said.
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May 20, 2000 | By Matthew P. Blanchard, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A black bear is on the loose in Doylestown Township, and one expert says it may be getting away from its mother and striking out on its own. The bear, which observers said weighed about 150 pounds, was first sighted at 7:30 on Thursday night as it crossed Route 313 near Pine Run Road. Local police said they had received calls from seven residents that night. Police got their own look at the creature at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, when it bolted out in front of a police cruiser on Beulah Road near Blythewood Road.
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