June 28, 2016 |
A bear that had been roaming through a Bucks County community has been captured and safely relocated, authorities said. The animal was spotted in a wooded area behind the Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club in Morrisville shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Falls Township police contacted the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, which sent a marksman to hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart. The bear weighed 161 pounds, said Lt. Hank Ward of the township's police department. Based on several recent sightings in and around Philadelphia, it appears that bears are increasingly present in cities and suburbs.
April 16, 2016 |
Patrick D. Finley, 64, of Morrisville, head of the 45,000-member Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, died Sunday, April 10, of complications from diabetes at home. Secretary-treasurer Earl F. Hurd marked Mr. Finley's passing in a statement on the labor organization's website. The union, which covers workers in the United States and Canada, "is better off because of Mr. Finley's vision, dedication and hard work," Hurd wrote. Born in Philadelphia, the son of Margaret and Daniel Finley, he grew up in Levittown.
January 7, 2016
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Phil-Mont Christian 79, Delco Christian 70 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Neumann-Goretti 85, Roman Catholic 68 PENN-JERSEY LEAGUE New Foundations 74, Doane Academy 54 NONLEAGUE Solebury School 65, Friends' Central 61 Germantown Friends 57, Franklin Towne 39 Audenried 76, Robeson 64 Germantown Academy 67, Southern 45 Upper Merion 61, Jenkintown 47 Pennridge 69, Neshaminy 51 ...
February 17, 2015 |
George McClay knew what he was getting into. Still, he was dumbfounded by the wallet incident. On the first day of his new job as Morrisville Borough Police Chief last February, McClay, 52, a former Philadelphia police lieutenant, opened his desk drawer and saw the wallet, which belonged to a resident but was simply tossed in the drawer. A few months earlier, the item had earned a special shout-out in a report documenting, among other failures, the ailing department's inability to properly catalog evidence.
February 16, 2015 |
A Morrisville police corporal shot and wounded a man who backed a stolen car into him in a 7-Eleven parking lot early Saturday, officials said. Morrisville Police Chief George McClay said the corporal noticed an apparently unoccupied Subaru Impreza in the store parking lot at Bridge and Philadelphia Streets and ran the tags around 5:25 a.m. The car, McClay said, had been reported stolen. The corporal approached it, realized it was occupied, and ordered the driver out, McClay said.
January 19, 2015 |
At 6-foot-7 and sporting the same lean frame he had as a long-range sniper at Morrisville and Temple, Mike Vreeswyk looks as if he could still be playing overseas or for a semiprofessional club team. Instead, with a highly successful career behind him, the 47-year-old is in his first year as a basketball assistant at Pennsbury. "I had helped the team on a volunteer basis before," Vreeswyk said. "This year, [Falcons head coach] Bill Coleman asked me if I wanted to be a permanent part of the team.
November 27, 2014 |
Pennridge and Quakertown will meet for the second time this season, after the Route 309 neighbors squared off in the first round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA football playoffs. The Rams, seeking payback for a 14-10 loss to the Panthers, will return to newly refurbished Alumni Field in the continuation of a storied Thanksgiving Day rivalry. On Nov. 7, Alec Vera's 20-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tyler Kishbaugh was the difference. Pennridge, 7-4 and ranked No. 21 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, leads the all-time series by 53-27-5.
October 13, 2014 |
In theory, Morrisville High School still has a music program, but with the music teacher assigned to a social studies class, students aren't getting lessons, and the Bulldogs have yet to field a marching band at a football game. Its musical blues aren't the only off-key notes in the small and steadily shrinking district in the postage-stamp-size Bucks County borough just across the Delaware River from Trenton. Its situation is so dire school leaders have issued urgent appeals to several neighboring districts to consider either a full-scale merger, or at least a tuition deal that would allow Morrisville to send some of its students to their schools.
May 14, 2014 |
Among those in the first major battle of the Vietnam War - the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, a struggle that would help set the stage for the rest of the war - was Robert Harvey Gsell, a 20-year-old from Mount Holly. "He didn't go to sleep for nine days," his wife, Geraldine, recalled. "A lot of the things he saw were so horrific. " The November 1965 battle was the first significant contact between American and North Vietnamese forces in a war that would expose Army Pfc. Gsell to bloodshed, some of it involving children.
April 2, 2014 |
Five years ago, almost exactly to this date, fair-haired rapper Asher Roth - the toast of Morrisville and West Chester University - topped the charts when his major-label debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle , soared to No. 1 on iTunes upon release. Then 23, a hot, fair-haired MC, a child of Pennsylvania's middle class, Roth struck gold on the back of his booze-and-weed anthem "I Love College" and its dedication to the high life and higher education. Heady days, for sure; a level of success Roth seeks to revisit with his official sophomore full-length, RetroHash , its singles ("Fast Lane" and "Tangerine Girl")