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September 13, 2012 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Thursday will open the region's latest compressed-natural-gas refueling station in Bucks County, part of a growing infrastructure that natural-gas advocates hope will broaden the market for the fuel. The station at 451 Tyburn Rd. in Fairless Hills will be the first public station in Southeastern Pennsylvania, though Peco Energy Co. has five private locations around Philadelphia and South Jersey has four stations, including a Clean Energy public station in Camden.
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May 14, 1999 | By Lewis Kamb, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bucks County authorities yesterday charged a second man with last month's murder of a Fairless Hills man who died from injuries suffered during a street brawl. Jeremiah Reeves Jr., 20, of 640 Spruce St. in Bristol Borough, was arrested on numerous charges, including homicide and multiple assault, in the death of David Albert, 26. Albert, who was married and had a 13-month-old child, died on April 28, four days after he was involved in a fight sparked by a tailgating incident.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
An armed man barricaded himself late Saturday in a Dick's Sporting Goods in the Fairless Hills section of Falls Township, Bucks County, police said. The incident, on Commerce Boulevard, began about 7:30 p.m. when a man reportedly went to the store's gun department and pulled a handgun, authorities said. He forced a clerk to give him a shotgun, police said. The man then took the weapon and ammunition and went to the back of the store. The store was quickly evacuated and no injuries were immediately reported.
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January 26, 1999 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police interviewed employees at the Wal-Mart store in Fairless Hills yesterday in an effort to identify a robber who took an estimated $48,000 in cash in a holdup Saturday night. An unidentified accounting worker told police she was approached from behind shortly before 10:30 p.m. by a man who placed an unknown object at her back and forced her to admit him to the store's cash office. Once inside, the employee said, the man removed the cash from an open safe and loaded it into a backpack.
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May 1, 1994 | By Kay Lazar, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 33-year-old Fairless Hills man will be spending at least the next five years in state prison for raping two 13-year-old girls Oct. 15. Stephen Cooper, who lived in a trailer behind the Adelphia Plaza on East Lincoln Highway, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Bucks County Court to two counts of rape and two counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse. Judge Kenneth G. Biehn sentenced Cooper to five to 10 years in state prison - the mandatory minimum when the offenses are against minors.
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The argument that led to the strangulation death of a Fairless Hills landscaper at the hands of his 19-year-old son may have been triggered by the father's having found a drug pipe in the home earlier in the day, authorities said. Police Chief Arnie Conoline said yesterday that George Liebel, 57, telephoned police at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, asking for their help with his son John. Conoline said an officer talked with Liebel. "He didn't file any complaint but was just looking for advice," Conoline said.
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April 30, 1999 | By Lisa Shafer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Grieving relatives of David Albert, who died Wednesday after being bludgeoned with a hammer in a Bristol Borough street brawl over the weekend, yesterday called on police to arrest more of the young men who took part in the fight. "We want everybody involved to pay for what they've done," said Albert's wife of two years, Birna, at a news conference outside the Lower Makefield office of the family's lawyer. She wore a silver ring she said she had given to Albert on their first Valentine's Day together.
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March 18, 2000 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Bristol Borough men were sentenced to state prison terms yesterday for killing a Bucks County musician in a bloody street brawl last year. Jeremiah Reeves Jr., 21, was sentenced to to 8 to 16 years behind bars, and James Galione, 20, was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison by Bucks County Court Judge David Heckler. Reeves was found guilty of third-degree murder in January. Galione was convicted of conspiring with him in the murder of David Albert, 26, of Fairless Hills.
NEWS
March 17, 1996 | By Jennifer Van Doren, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 100 people will be out of work by late spring after the Mead Corp. shuts down its packaging plant here. The Ohio-based paper company decided to close the plant after a recent evaluation found that the company could maximize its profits by relying more on its five other packaging plants, located in Georgia, Illinois, California and Alabama, said Mark Feighery, a Mead spokesman. "We've done a rigorous evaluation of all North American plants and we decided that the company would best utilize its assets by closing the Fairless Hills plant and increasing the volume of material processed by other facilities," Feighery said.
NEWS
February 23, 1997 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A long-simmering dispute between a father and his teenage son led to the older man's strangling yesterday in their Fairless Hills home, police said. John Liebel, 19, was held on $1 million cash bail on a charge of first-degree murder. The victim, George Liebel Sr., 57, was a landscaper who was active in his church. According to Bucks County District Attorney Alan Rubenstein, the two had a "heated argument" about 1:45 p.m. in the downstairs den of their home in the 200 block of Glouster Road.
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March 16, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
As March Madness starts Tuesday, it's not only die-hard hoops fans who are rejoicing. With three local teams - Villanova, Temple and St. Joseph's - all in the Big Dance, sports retailers are expecting strong sales. The fact that the Villanova Wildcats are ranked No. 6 in the nation and are a No. 2 seed going into the three-week tournament definitely boosts interest and foot traffic into their stores, they say. "Anything with 'Villanova' on it is out of here," said Tom Varrone, a retail manager for Schuylkill Valley Sports, an 18-store sporting goods chain in the Philadelphia region, including the Schuylkill Valley Style shop at Plymouth Meeting Mall, where Varrone works.
SPORTS
February 7, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Darius Kinnel says he started gaining the upper hand in one-on-one games against his father, Tony, who shined at South Jersey's Edgewood Regional, when he was in fifth grade. "They tell me he was really good in high school," the sophomore lead guard for St. Joseph's Prep said. "I always wanted to see him play. " On Friday night, with his proud papa watching, Darius Kinnel delivered 16 points and six assists as the visiting Hawks started strong and held off Conwell-Egan, 50-44, in a Catholic League matchup.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Vitamin Shoppe will open 10 new stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, most of them in the Philadelphia area, according to Metro Commercial Real Estate, which represented the retailer in the leases. The company is opening a 3,156-square-foot store in Northeast Philadelphia's Roosevelt Mall, along with locations in Fairless Hills, Chadds Ford, Feasterville, and Paoli, and in Turnersville and Voorhees, N.J. The other new stores are in Lancaster, Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City.
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December 4, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE TWO DOZEN Catholic priests who showed up at Father Paul Wiedman's funeral Mass yesterday agreed on the best way to describe him: He was a "priest's priest. " "He was truly an amazing priest," said his niece, Denise Every. "He was always there to serve others. He always put others' needs ahead of his own. " The Rev. Paul A. Wiedman, pastor emeritus of Queen of the Universe Parish in Levittown, died Nov. 25 at age 80. He would have turned 81 on Christmas Eve. Even when he was suffering with a fractured shoulder that couldn't be operated on because of cardiac issues, Father Paul, in effect, gave his suffering to God. "He said his suffering was nothing compared to what Jesus suffered on the cross," his niece said.
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October 20, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A MANAYUNK CHURCH building will cease operating as a worship site effective Nov. 1, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced yesterday. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, on Conarroe Street near Silverwood, merged in 2012 with St. John the Baptist Parish, a handful of blocks away at Rector and Cresson streets. Repairs that could total as much as $1.4 million are looming for the aging 120-year-old St. John the Baptist building, Archbishop Charles Chaput said, in a decree dated Sept.
NEWS
October 13, 2015 | By Matthew Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph the Worker Church in Fallsington, Bucks County, will close permanently on Nov. 1, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday. St. Joseph the Worker parish merged with St. Frances Cabrini parish in Fairless Hills in July 2014. St. Frances became the primary parish, while St. Joseph remained a worship site for the occasional celebration of Mass as well as funerals and weddings. Now the church will close for good, due to high costs for necessary repairs and underutilization.
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August 31, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Adrienne was already cooking brown-sugar-bourbon ribs for a dozen pals, so when a friend of a friend who was new to the city called asking whether she'd show him around, she figured the tour might as well start with her South Philadelphia kitchen. It was May 2010, and Adrienne had just opened Baked, her Queen Village spray-tanning salon. The Allentown native had come to Philadelphia after graduating in 2007 from Kutztown University with a psychology degree, and she knew what it was like to be in a new city.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. Canon Clayton Kennedy Hewett, 88, an Episcopal priest who gained prominence as a civil rights activist in the mid-1960s, died Saturday, Aug. 1, of cancer at Mount St. Joseph Hospital in Waterville, Maine. Born in Providence, R.I., in 1927, he was the son of William Benjamin Hewett and Phyllis Arlene Welch, both of Maine. After completing service in World War II in the Merchant Marine and Coast Guard, Mr. Hewett graduated from Samuel Gorton High School in Warwick, R.I., and married Annagrace Carlson.
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May 24, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Brandon McIlwain wasn't already committed to playing football at South Carolina, Division I baseball coaches would no doubt be flocking to Newtown. On the diamond for Council Rock North, the athletic junior is a hard-slugging shortstop, a better than average pitcher, and a terrific clutch performer. McIlwain put on a show in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal Friday at Conestoga. He clubbed a pair of home runs and yielded only one run on the hill as the Indians breezed past the Pioneers, 12-1, in five innings.
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April 9, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Incredible as its sounds, Pennsbury first baseman D.J. Endler says he lost about 40 pounds since last summer without even trying. "No diet or anything," the 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior said. "The only thing I did was play baseball for Falls Legion. " The slimmed-down Endler ripped a solo home run to right field Tuesday afternoon to forge a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the seventh at Pennsbury. "The weight loss affected my power, but I'm in better shape," Endler said. The Suburban One League National Conference matchup ended soon after, as the umpires suspended play after seven due to darkness.
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