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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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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.
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a fastbreak midway through the fourth quarter, a sprinting Vinny Dalessandro hauled in a pass from Conwell-Egan teammate Chase Kumor and threw down an emphatic dunk. In what had been a back-and-forth contest Friday night against Archbishop Wood, Dalessandro's slam started an 11-3 run that propelled the host Eagles past their Bucks County rival, 66-53, in a Catholic League matchup in Fairless Hills. "I came into this game pretty motivated," Dalessandro said. "We really needed this win, and I was going up against one of the league's better forwards in Luke Connaghan.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Falls Township, Bucks County, may not be that well-known throughout the far-flung Philadelphia region. But its Fairless Hills and Levittown sections certainly are. The township came first, back in the early days of European settlement, and it was here that William Penn built Pennsbury Manor, which he occupied from 1683 to 1701. The village of Fallsington is here, too, with its "wonderful, old historic houses," as Martin Millner, of Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Yardley, describes them.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A BUCKS COUNTY woman whose company once housed Vince Fumo has been pardoned for a 30-year-old drug charge. Diane Mary DeBarri, 61, was one of 12 people pardoned for federal crimes by President Obama yesterday, according to a statement from the White House. DeBarri, of Fairless Hills, was convicted in 1984 of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and related offenses, according to the statement. She served a 90-day jail sentence in that case, followed by five years' probation.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
President Obama granted a presidential pardon Wednesday for a 1980s drug crime to a Bucks County woman who is now chief executive officer of a nonprofit company that operates halfway houses. Diane Mary DeBarri of Fairless Hills was pardoned for a 1984 conviction on federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. She was sentenced to 90 days in prison and five years' probation. DeBarri, formerly known as Diane Mary Wilhelm, is CEO and chairman of the board of the Kintock Group, which is headquartered in King of Prussia and runs facilities in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the marathon contest was finally winding down, Pennsbury's Mike Alley offered Charles Snorweah well-deserved congratulations on the sideline. And after Alley learned of Snorweah's final rushing total in the 63-55 shootout win Friday night over visiting Downingtown West, the junior quarterback said, "That's ridiculous. " Snorweah, a senior bound for Rutgers, carried 29 times for a career-high 427 yards and seven touchdowns while leading the Falcons to a wild PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff victory in Fairless Hills.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the second play from scrimmage, when Josh Adams turned a short pass into a 61-yard touchdown, many on hand at Pennsbury had a feeling that the star tailback was just getting started for Central Bucks South. But shortly after, the Notre Dame recruit went down with a left-ankle injury. The host Falcons then seized control of the Suburban One League National Conference showdown, notching eight unanswered scores and romping to a 55-7 win Friday night in Fairless Hills. "From my point of view, it didn't change anything when [Adams]
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
It's far from easy following in the footsteps of a player who amassed 5,708 rushing yards and scored 75 touchdowns in his career. For Joe Unangst, in taking over for standout Mike Class as Pennridge's go-to-rusher, it was important not to place undue pressure on himself. "You can only do the best with what you have," the 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior said. "I wasn't trying to be the next Mike Class. I just wanted to take a team-first approach going into the season. " Comparisons aside, the three-sport athlete has played a major role in Pennridge's 5-1 start.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT and DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writerszalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
HER LIFE WAS short, but little Nicoletta Rose had an impact on many. An outpouring of support continued Thursday for the baby girl who died Monday after being delivered by emergency C-section after her mother was struck by a stray bullet that later killed her. As of Thursday night, an online donation fund set up by a family friend had raised nearly $6,000 - surpassing its initial $2,000 goal - to help cover funeral expenses for Nicoletta and...
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