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June 20, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel and Laura McCrystal, Staff Writers
When the planes burned, the kids would come out. Hope Grosse and her siblings would run down their Warminster street and rubberneck amid shrieking sirens. They would watch Navy firefighters shoot a dense white foam from hoses, smothering the flames that leapt up from the fenced-off lot. When the blackened plane was cool, the children would climb the fence and jump into the burned-out cockpit, pretending to be pilots, Grosse recounted. The plane, and the field where the Navy conducted drills, was also a playground for the Kirk Road kids back in the 1970s and '80s.
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June 3, 1993 | For The Inquirer / JOHN SLAVIN
Warminster brought out the bands for Memorial Day. High school bands, string bands and a fife and drum corps were among the attractions for spectators.
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October 21, 1990 | By Peter J. Shelly, Special to The Inquirer
If you're looking for intrigue, try Ludlum or le Carre. Don't bother with the state Department of Community Affairs' (DCA) report on Warminster's governmnent. It has all the drama of a macro-economics textbook. The report - which some had hoped would spark a grand jury investigation - is full of recommendations and suggestions on how the township should be run. It was released this week and presented to the Board of Supervisors at Wednesday night's meeting. Warminster asked the state agency for the study after the township went broke last year.
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January 13, 2013
A man who police say sprayed gunfire Friday inside a Warminster take-out restaurant he once owned has surrendered to authorities. Jose Delgado, 33, of New York City, was arraigned Saturday on a long list of assault and weapons charges. He was jailed in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. The former owner of the restaurant now known as Mama Juana's, Delgado was in a business dispute with the current owner when he fired the shots, Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy said. About 10 a.m. Friday in the restaurant, Delgado allegedly fired four rounds from a silver semiautomatic handgun, Murphy said.
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May 22, 1986 | By Kurt Pfitzer, Special to The Inquirer
Paul Bailey took a notebook everywhere he went during the hectic year of 1960 when he crisscrossed North America. A notebook and 250 years of history. Bailey, a retired electronics technician who designed components for laser equipment, traveled to Panama, Puerto Rico and Bermuda for his employer, the U.S. Naval Air Development Center. During his spare time, he was on a mission for which he had been volunteered. "My wife was attending a meeting of the Women's Club of Warminster in 1960," said Bailey, now 72. "Somebody realized the township's 250th anniversary was coming up and asked for a volunteer to write the township's history.
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August 25, 1991 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Kevin Stricker loved playing basketball and defeating bad guys in Nintendo games. But there was one bad guy he couldn't overcome. On Tuesday, the 11-year-old Warminster youth lost his war against leukemia when he died of pneumonia at an Iowa hospital. "He had a lot of courage, when it came down to the hard facts," said Sam Clover, Sam's uncle. "He accepted it and knew what was going to happen. " Kevin was recovering at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City after undergoing a bone-marrow transplant in February.
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June 23, 1994 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It looks as if Warminster has Fort Washington's number. In a Lower Montco American Legion game that had 18 walks in just 5 1/2 innings (because of darkness), the Warriors got timely hitting and dropped the visiting Golden Generals, 5-4, Tuesday night at Munro Park. It was the second time this season that Warminster had beaten Fort Washington by that score. It was an ugly game that only Warriors coach Frank Fisher could love. Generals coach Lou Lombardo was so disenchanted with his team that he made everyone, including the scorekeepers, do 50 pushups after the game, and would not comment.
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June 30, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / BONNIE WELLER
There's nothing like a good cause and a backyard fair to bring out the best in children. Such a fair - developed by 9-year-old Mimsy Winston and 12 friends - on June 18 raised almost $500 in cash and donations from merchants for abused and neglected children at the Stenton Shelter in Mount Airy. Among the 13 children who manned booths and helped out at the fair in the Winstons' back yard were these eight: (front, from left) Jessica Adamski, 9, Bruce Smith, 6, and Mimsy, all of Warminster; (middle, from left)
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April 30, 1996 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Robert J. Walsh, 70, formerly of Warminster, a retired union official, died April 22 at his home in Longwood, Fla. Mr. Walsh was born and educated in Flemington, N.J., and served with an antitank unit of the Army's 78th Infantry Division during World War II, including during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 50 years. He was the business manager for Local 542 in Norristown for 18 years, then regional director in Florida and Alabama before his 1990 retirement.
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April 19, 2000 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Three residents of an apartment complex on North York Road have been charged with prostitution and related offenses, the result of a three-month undercover investigation, police said yesterday. The investigation centered on what police described as an illegal "massage" parlor at the apartment shared by the trio at the Log College Apartments, 885 N. York Rd. Joanne Seehousen, 30, and Gerardo Picardi, 44, were charged with promoting prostitution. Seehousen and Stephanie Van Blarcom, 39, were charged with prostitution, police said.
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June 24, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Sapling Co. has acquired a 65,000-square-foot Warminster industrial building to serve as the synchronized clock producer's new headquarters and manufacturing site, according to Bensalem-based Roddy Inc., which helped broker the sale. Sapling paid $3.2 million for the building on 3.7 acres of land, with plans to invest more than $1.2 million in improvements, Roddy said in a release on Wednesday. The company expects within three years to be employing 43 people at the facility at 670-682 Louis Drive in the Warminster Industrial Park, according to the release.
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June 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Asbury, N.J.-based builders J.G. Petrucci Co. plan to officially start work Wednesday on an eight-building, 151-unit apartment complex across the street from SEPTA's Warminster regional rail station. The development, to be called Jacksonville Station, is expected to open in Spring 2017, the company said in a release. J.G. Petrucci also built the nearby Station at Bucks County residential complex, a 257-unit project that opened in 2012. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
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June 20, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel and Laura McCrystal, Staff Writers
When the planes burned, the kids would come out. Hope Grosse and her siblings would run down their Warminster street and rubberneck amid shrieking sirens. They would watch Navy firefighters shoot a dense white foam from hoses, smothering the flames that leapt up from the fenced-off lot. When the blackened plane was cool, the children would climb the fence and jump into the burned-out cockpit, pretending to be pilots, Grosse recounted. The plane, and the field where the Navy conducted drills, was also a playground for the Kirk Road kids back in the 1970s and '80s.
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June 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 47-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a woman in a Bucks County shopping center while trying to rob and sexually assault her Monday night. Angel Ramos, 47, whose last known address was in Hatboro, Montgomery County, was charged with attempted robbery, aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime, indecent assault, and related offenses, and is being held in the Bucks County jail on $7.5 million bail. About 10:45 p.m. Monday, Ramos allegedly attacked a 33-year-old woman who was sitting in her car in the Center Point Place Shopping Center in Warminster.
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May 28, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The water may now be safe to drink, but concerns persist about the impact of tainted wells near former military bases in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Officials said Thursday that the Pennsylvania Department of Health would launch a regional cancer study and was considering blood tests for residents near wells in Horsham and Warminster found to have been contaminated by base firefighting foams. The chemicals have been linked to cancer and reproductive issues. "Quite frankly, nobody knows what the long-term effects are at this point," Will Freeman, a legislative specialist with the Department of Health, said at a meeting of local, state, and federal officials led by State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery)
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May 26, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
Less than a week after new federal guidelines effectively doubled the number of contaminated public water wells near the former naval air bases at Willow Grove and Warminster, residents lined up out the door for an open house with environmental and military officials. "What are they going to do? How bad is it?" asked Sherri Meier, 50, of Warminster, who said she did not want to drink tap water even though the public water supply has been deemed safe. For some among those who packed the room at the Horsham Township Community Center and roamed among the information tables, answers were wanting.
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May 21, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER lmccrystal@phillynews.com 610-313-8116 @Lmccrystal
State officials on Thursday began offering free bottled water to people who live near the former naval air stations in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, which are blamed for contaminating public drinking wells. The distribution of as many as two cases per day to residents in Warminster, Warrington, and Horsham Townships is a "precautionary action," Gov. Wolf said in a statement announcing the initiative. It occurred on the same day that federal officials released new guidelines that set a lower bar for the level of acceptable water contamination than what has been used as the standard in Horsham and Warminster.
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April 25, 2016
Pennsylvania delegate Jan C. Ting has pledged to support Donald Trump. He was incorrectly listed as uncommitted in a chart in Sunday's Inquirer. In a story Sunday, the Inquirer incorrectly reported the number of residents in Warminster, Bucks County, with a high school diploma or some college. The story should have said that 63 percent of residents have a high school diploma or some college.
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March 14, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
C.B. Hyatt, 88, of Elkins Park, a retired veterinarian, World War II veteran, and community volunteer, died Friday, March 4, of pneumonia at Christ Home in Warminster. Born in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he grew up in various cities as his family moved around the country. He attended Garden City High School on Long Island. The school was near Mitchel Air Force Base, where he saw pilots training for combat in World War II. Hoping to become a pilot, "Bud," as he was called, volunteered to join the Army Air Corps at age 16. But the corps wouldn't take him until he turned 17 and had graduated from high school, his family wrote in a remembrance.
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