December 19, 1996 |
Rudolph, it's not. Ed Shortman's front lawn along Route 537 in Plumstead Township displays Santa Claus with a more imposing animal companion: a (fake) rhinoceros.
June 30, 2010
Firefighters in Bucks County battled a four-alarm fire in an industrial building Tuesday. The blaze at Custom Particle Reduction Inc. and Hawk Mold & Die Supply Inc. in Plumstead Township was reported shortly before noon and sent clouds of black smoke hundreds of feet into the air. Authorities say chemicals were stored in the building but posed no threat. Firefighters did not evacuate any nearby homes, but advised residents to keep their windows closed and shut off window-unit air conditioners.
March 22, 2000 |
Thomas W. Wurtenberger, 51, a structural steel estimator who enjoyed sports and other outdoor activities, died on Friday at his Plumstead Township, Bucks County, home after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was a structural steel estimator for Cherry Steel Corp. in Langhorne for more than 22 years. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wurtenberger was raised in Bucks County and was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Levittown. An Army veteran, he served during the Vietnam War era with the National Security Agency, his wife said.
July 24, 1995 |
Heritage Building Group, a local development company, has filed a $3 million lawsuit against Plumstead Township, its Board of Supervisors and Supervisors James Yost, George Capell and Bill Schutt individually, claiming violations of federal civil rights and racketeering statutes. In the 48-page complaint, filed last week and assigned to U.S. District Judge Herbert Hutton, Heritage contends that the township supervisors deliberately engaged in conspiratorial violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
April 21, 1993 |
The driver accused of killing a 14-year-old Plumstead Township boy while driving with a 0.42 blood-alcohol level - more than four times the legal limit - was ordered held for trial yesterday on a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk and related offenses. During a preliminary hearing yesterday for John Conrad Mills, 37, of the 4900 block of Apple Butter Road, Plumsteadville, District Justice Robert A. Schnell of Doylestown set May 28 as an arraignment date in Bucks County Court.
September 12, 2009 |
A man in Upper Bucks County was shot and killed by police after fleeing from officers in a stolen truck and then on foot, authorities said. The man, whose identity was not available, was shot about 6:10 p.m. in the area of Dark Hollow Road about 100 yards from the historic Piper Tavern in Plumstead Township, near where Route 413 meets Route 611. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police reported that they believed the man was armed, but no gun was found. Authorities said the man was suspected in several burglaries and vehicle thefts and had confronted and then fled from police earlier.
November 13, 1996 |
The skeletal remains of a man believed to have been in his early 60s and to have died a year or two ago have been recovered in woods off the Route 611 Bypass. The remains were discovered about 1 p.m. Friday by a hunter walking near the intersection of Sawmill and Ferry Roads. Plumstead Township police, after consulting the Bucks County Coroner's Office, had the remains removed to Doylestown Hospital. Forensic pathologist Halbert A. Fillinger, assisted by anthropologist Thomas Crist, conducted an autopsy.
October 31, 2001 |
A 29-year-old man apparently shot his parents in the bedroom of their house in Plumstead Township, then went downstairs and killed himself, leaving a suicide note urging others to avoid drugs "because this is what happens to you," authorities said last night. The 61-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were apparently shot Monday night or yesterday morning in the second-floor bedroom of their house, authorities said. Their names were not released. "The father was in bed under the covers," Bucks County District Attorney Diane E. Gibbons said.