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July 19, 1987 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Marple Democratic Association has nominated Fran Bicht, who has been active in local school programs, to replace Ernani Falcone as the party's candidate for Seventh Ward commissioner. Bicht, 40, of Cedar Grove Road, was nominated after Falcone withdrew because of illness. Bicht, a resident of the township for eight years, said Wednesday that her campaign would focus on development in the Seventh Ward, where much of the township's remaining large tracts of open land lie. She said she was particularly concerned about the D'Onofrio property on Cedar Grove Road, for which a 156-home development has been proposed.
NEWS
April 19, 2000 | By Chani Katzen, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A longtime township trash collector was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon as he stepped from behind a trash truck. Robert Cronin, 58, of the 2200 block of West Chester Pike, walked into the path of the Nissan pickup in the 200 block of Warren Boulevard at 12:54 p.m., police officer Mark Garrity said. Garrity said the trash truck was idling on the wrong side of the street when Cronin headed across the street to pick up a pile of trash. The driver of the pickup, John Varner, 64, of Hamburg, Pa., was not charged, Garrity said.
NEWS
November 3, 1995 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 33-year-old landscaping worker was ordered held for trial on sex-assault charges yesterday after a 15-year-old Marple girl described how he had first approached her in the neighborhood and later encountered her in a park, where he asked her to perform sexual acts on him. Joseph W. Ward Jr. of Marple was ordered to stand trial on charges of indecent assault, corruption of a minor, harassment and a number of lesser counts. The girl said that on Sept. 12, he grabbed at her while she was playing on a swing set in a park.
NEWS
May 25, 1994 | By Nancy Lawson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 35-year-old man was found dead Monday night, still standing in front of the kitchen sink in his apartment, after he failed to show up for work and a co-worker came to look for him. Marple police said they believed Eric Mocker, a painter who lived alone in the Evergreen Club Apartments at 3041 West Chester Pike, bled to death from a wound he suffered accidentally. The wound extended down the center of the back of his head. After receiving the call from Mocker's co-worker about 7:15 p.m., police were at the scene for five hours before deciding that Mocker probably had fallen backward and hit his head on a cabinet while standing near the kitchen sink.
NEWS
January 12, 2000 | By Kelly Wolfe, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A 25-year-old man accused of raping an 88-year-old woman in her West Whiteland home and of sneaking into other women's homes to watch them as they slept was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison yesterday. Kevin E. Larkin of West Pikeland pleaded no contest to the charge that he raped the woman June 11. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill to burglary, indecent exposure and attempted aggravated indecent assault charges, receiving 30 years of supervised probation. "We are satisfied with the sentence," said Chester County Assistant District Attorney Christian Trowbridge.
NEWS
May 31, 1996 | By Justin Pritchard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A second man has been arrested on charges of having sex with an 11-year-old girl in Delaware County. Marple police yesterday charged Mickey Francis Nowery, 24, of the 1000 block of Lee Drive, Broomall, with rape, indecent assault, and corruption of a minor from an April 20 encounter with the girl, who is in sixth grade. On Wednesday, another man was charged with two counts of the same crimes from an incident on May 3. Police said in affidavits that they believe the girl agreed to have sex in both cases.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A child was run over by a car in Delaware County this afternoon. According to the Breaking News Service, the 7-year-old boy had a serious head injury and was flown to Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania about 1:30 p.m. The accident happened at Sproul and Langford roads in Marple. There were no reports of damage to the vehicle or the driver. A Delaware County emergency dispatcher said it's possible that the boy had fallen out of the vehicle, but   Contact Jessica Parks at 610-313-8117 or jparks@philly.com .  
NEWS
February 20, 1986 | By JOHN C. WHITE, Daily News Staff Writer
A 7-year-old girl from Broomall, Delaware County, who was abducted yesterday as she walked to school, has been located with her father in North Carolina, police said early today. Jennifer Patterson, who had been living with an aunt on Jill Road, was abducted by an unidentified man about 8:30 a.m. yesterday as she was walking to St. Pius X School on nearby Lawrence Road, police said. Marple police said they confirmed late last night that the girl was with her father, Bruce Patterson, 44, a building contractor from the Raleigh, N.C., area.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
Kendall Lee Hatfield, the Southwest Philadelphia man accused of killing Lower Merion police Officer Edward M. Setzer, has expressed thoughts of committing suicide, his attorney said yesterday. "We may be dealing with a young man who is very tragically mentally ill," said the attorney, Joe O'Donnell. O'Donnell also said that Hatfield had told him he was coerced into signing a confession and that Philadelphia and Lower Merion police abused him after his arrest Oct. 13. "He said he did not tell his story to anyone," O'Donnell said as he stood outside the Narberth courtroom of District Justice Henry J. Schireson.
NEWS
February 4, 1999 | By Meredith Fischer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police call him plenty of things - trickster, con man and flimflam artist, to name a few. But throughout his decade-long career of tricking cashiers in Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties into giving him too much change, the man has also managed to elude the law. He is suspected in dozens of flimflams, including two reported last Thursday in Tredyffrin, at Birds Exotic and Manhattan Bagel. "He did the same thing at both places," said Sgt. Joseph Carbo of the Tredyffrin Police Department.
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July 4, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
The email from Msgr. Daniel Kutys to the Delaware County man last year minced few words. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was in "critical condition on the financial front," Kutys wrote. It was still smarting from an $80 million shortfall in an investment fund for parishes - and needed to sell the 213 acres of church-owned land behind Cardinal O'Hara High School for $47 million. It would not change course, despite opposition from residents who feared losing one of the last, sprawling swaths of undeveloped land in their midst.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Widener assistant baseball coach Matt O'Neill got another look at Ricky Collings on Thursday afternoon in a PIAA Class 4A quarterfinal at Immaculata University. Suffice it to say that O'Neill's already-positive vibes about the Marple Newtown two-way standout and Pride recruit continued. Collings, displaying his usual poise and command, twirled a complete-game four-hitter with three strikeouts as the streaking Tigers advanced with a 3-1 victory over Council Rock North. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior righthander, who doubles as a shortstop, mostly mixed a fastball clocked in the mid-80-mph range and a slider.
SPORTS
November 21, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
No. 6 seed Marple Newtown at No. 2 Upper Moreland, 7 p.m. Friday. Record: The Tigers and Golden Bears are both 9-2 overall. Fast Fact I: This is Marple Newtown's fourth appearance in the district playoffs. Fast Fact II: In 2008, Upper Moreland reached the District 1 Class AAA final before losing to West Chester Rustin. Key Matchup: Tigers defensive tackle Justin McKeown vs. Golden Bears center Christian Leighton and guard Ryan Caral. Pick: Upper Moreland, 23-20.
SPORTS
November 21, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Gicking was a record-setting quarterback at Marple Newtown, throwing for 5,897 yards and 53 touchdowns from 1993 to 1995. After going to Villanova on a scholarship, the Broomall native transferred to Shippensburg and passed for 6,325 yards and 65 touchdowns in three seasons. That was followed by a brief stint in the Arena Football League II. Following in the footsteps of his father, Harry, Gicking spent 13 years as an assistant at Conestoga. Things came full circle when he took over at Marple Newtown last year following Ray Gionta's move to Sun Valley.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marple Township police are to have a new building to call home soon. The 29-person department is to relocate from its cramped Sproul Road quarters to a newly renovated building at 1001 Sussex Blvd. - the former location of an audio-video company, next to the township's public works building. "At this point, they have outgrown their building," said Anthony Hamaday, township manager. The 8,000-square foot building was built in 1963 for use as a library. It was retrofitted for police use in 1976, said Hamaday.
SPORTS
September 26, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seniors Megan and Julia Lynch led the rally Thursday for host Marple Newtown in a 4-3 comeback win over Conestoga in Central League girls' soccer play. Megan scored three goals in the second half, including the winner, assisted by her twin sister, Julia. Julia tallied four assists. Ches-Mont League. Courtney Stevens netted the winner for Great Valley in a 2-1 overtime victory at Sun Valley. Christina Porreca also scored. Friends Schools League. Teasha McKoy made seven saves as host Germantown Friends defeated Abington Friends, 1-0. Senior captain Lizzie Becker scored the winning goal.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Kate Harman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Springfield (Delco) softball coach Todd Odgers figured the hits were going to come eventually. Tori DePietro and Ashley Scarpato thought so too. And with those hits, runs were sure to follow for the Cougars. But for the first five innings of what would eventually be a 7-0 Central League victory over Marple Newtown, the host Cougars struggled at the plate. A popup to second. A fly out to left field. A fly ball caught foul on the first-base side. Inning after inning, the Cougars (13-0 overall, 11-0 league)
SPORTS
December 29, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rylee Power netted 21 points, including seven in overtime, to charge Marple Newtown's offense Saturday afternoon in a 45-43 win over Bishop Shanahan in the championship game of the Marple Newtown Holiday tournament. The senior added nine rebounds, four steals, and was named the tournament MVP. The Eagles' Ciara Forde put a ball in the basket as time expired in regulation and finished with a game-high 22 points and six blocks. In a consolation game, Pattie Fortesque scored 17 points to lead Norristown over Phoenixville, 51-36.
SPORTS
October 4, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
For most backs, the 200-yard plateau is a rare feat. For Marple Newtown's Adrian Sapnas this season, it's just another night at the office. Sapnas surpassed 200 yards for the fourth time in six games Thursday night to lead Marple Newtown to a 24-13 victory at Radnor in a Central League football game. Sapnas rushed for 245 yards, including an 80-yarder in the third quarter that broke a 7-7 tie. He added a 44-yard TD run in the fourth. The senior has gone over 1,000 yards for the season.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marple Township police are searching for the armed man who allegedly robbed the AMC Marple 10 movie theater Saturday night and was shot at by a security guard as he fled. The guard fired four 9mm rounds at the getaway car after the alleged robber pointed a gun at him, police said. The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. at the Delaware County theater on State Road when a man wearing a black hoodie, baseball cap, red shirt, white sneakers, winter gloves and dark sunglasses entered the theater.
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