February 3, 2016 |
Pennsylvania school districts will be eligible to receive one free carton of Narcan nasal spray - which can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose - under a partnership between the state and the Radnor-based maker of the drug, Gov. Wolf announced Monday. Pennsylvania would be the first state to implement the program, sponsored by Adapt Pharma and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation. Pennsylvania public high schools also will have access to new educational materials and training developed by the National Association of School Nurses.
February 2, 2016 |
THE REV. Robert Levan Gravely II, a Mantua church pastor, died after suffering a heart attack Jan. 17, the day after his 61st birthday, a son said. Gravely had worked in management for Rite Aid before becoming pastor of the Jesus Christ Church of the Apostolic Faith. He lived in Yeadon, Delaware County. "He was an excellent father," his son Steven said, "dedicated, hardworking. He wanted the best for his family and he worked hard to provide the best for us. " Gravely had worked his way up to become a regional manager with Rite Aid, his family said.
January 31, 2016 |
Four years ago when the family of Paul Brasberger learned of his sudden death, their first thoughts were that he was murdered. On Friday, despite the chilly temperatures, about a dozen family and friends gathered in front of the Delaware County courthouse to bring attention to his death - which they contend has not been investigated thoroughly. "We are never going to stop until we get justice," said Mark Brasberger, Paul's brother. Paul Brasberger, 49, died suddenly of what a Delaware County medical examiner first told his family may have been heart disease.
January 28, 2016 |
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
January 28, 2016
A Ridley Township resident and Realtor has been named as the Republican nominee for the state House seat representing several Delaware County towns. Patti Rodger Morrisette, who works with Long & Foster Real Estate in Media, also volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister for Crozer Hospital. She is a former Republican committee woman and election machine inspector. Morrisette, a graduate of Ridley High School, is married and has two children. Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky, who won a special election in August after Republican Joe Hackett abruptly resigned the position, currently holds the seat.
January 25, 2016 |
The first call landed about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, warning Bergen County, N.J., officials of a bomb inside Leonia High School. Then the phone rang in Delaware: A caller said he was armed on the roof of Millsboro's Long Neck Elementary School, ready to harm students and staff. Nearly 100 miles north, officials at the Chichester School District in Delaware County were told a bomb was inside one of their schools, and it would detonate in 45 minutes. One by one, the calls hit more than 50 schools in at least six states Tuesday, prompting evacuations and lockdowns for tens of thousands of students.
January 24, 2016 |
The number of oil trains has fallen in the last year along with the price of crude oil, and so has the number of accidents that kept oil trains high on the public agenda. But oil-train economics and safety were on the mind of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) on Friday when he made a fact-finding tour of the Eddystone Rail Co., the Delaware County railroad unloading facility that handles mile-long "unit" trains that deliver North Dakota crude to the region. The congressman, whose district includes the Delaware County waterfront, paid his first visit to the facility that opened two years ago at Exelon Generation's Eddystone power plant.
January 24, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. A "desirable place to live" is how real estate agents describe Bethel Township. But what makes this Delaware County community so desirable? "It is a great location, especially for people who work in Delaware," says Nicole Ritchie, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors in Media, who sells here. Buyers include physicians who work at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington and Christiana Hospital, Ritchie says.
January 22, 2016 |
Jack Stollsteimer dropped out of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's race Wednesday, narrowing the field of Democratic candidates. A former state and federal prosecutor from Delaware County, Stollsteimer is now backing Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro. "At this point it just wasn't my year," Stollsteimer said in an interview. "I'm happy to support Josh because he's a really good friend and public servant. " Stollsteimer was among the first to enter the race, challenging incumbent Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
January 21, 2016 |
More than 50 schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts - including some in the Philadelphia region - were forced into evacuations and lockdowns Tuesday after school and police officials received threats generated by computer software, local and state authorities said. All the threats were ultimately deemed false. No officials would link the threats on Tuesday afternoon, with each saying they would, for now, be treated as regional, isolated incidents. Many also said they were forwarding information to the FBI. All authorities did, however, acknowledge the similarities between the calls - almost all computer-generated, and each made by a caller who did not identify himself or herself.