Saturday, March 23, 2013
Also, man shoots himself inside a sporting goods store, residents held at gunpoint in their home, and how we're all breaking the law.
Check out some of Patch's biggest stories from the past week in eastern Pennsylvania: A man who barricaded himself inside a Dicks Sporting Goods store shot himself after a more than three-hour standoff with police. Read the story here. An elderly man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and a hospital official said. Full details here. A 16-year-old girl is missing and there is concern that she might be in danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Chester County sent out alerts about the disappearance Angela Marie Vega-Yohn, of Philadelphia. Her case is being categorized as an …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A "winter update" will address additional stresses young children are facing in the wake of recent violent school attacks.
With the violence of Sandy Hook Elementary School still fresh in the minds of parents and educators, the need to talk to young children about violence is evergrowing. Bucks and Montgomery county educators will soon have a chance to learn how to best handle what can be a very difficult discussion to have. The Montgomery County Cooperative Extension of Penn State will host a 2013 Winter Update for Early Education professionals. The six-hour conference will be held at the Franconia Heritage Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Among the topics for discussion will be: Educators will receive credits for attending. "All participants will receive six training credit hours from PQAS certified instructors," …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The $200 million Parkway will have a 40mph limit and feature 12-foot-wide shared-use bike and pedestrian pathways
Friday, November 16, 2012
After many years of construction, and numerous traffic restrictions for new guardrails, traffic signalization, sound walls and the like, the $200 million U.S. Route 202 Parkway will open to traffic Monday, Dec. 3. The 8.4-mile Parkway, according to PennDOT, is a direct route from Montgomeryville to Doylestown, beginning at Route 63 near Stump Road and ending at Route 611. “We look forward to opening Pennsylvania’s newest roadway as the Route 202 Parkway will provide additional transportation capacity and enhance travel along this congested corridor in Montgomery and Bucks counties,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said in a statement. The Parkway boasts four 11-foot-wide travel lanes (two in each direction), between Route 63/…
More residents in Bucks and Montgomery turn to their smartphones in emergencies, like Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
News Releases from Bucks County. For more information, please go to www.buckscounty.org. On an increasing basis, residents are relying on technology to receive comprehensive information about weather and other emergencies. That trend was born out during the recent effects of Hurricane Sandy as it passed through southeastern Pennsylvania. Within the five-day period October 26-30, almost 18,000 residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties signed up to receive emergency alerts through the public safety notification system, www.ReadyNotifyPA.org. The signup numbers for each county that were triggered by Hurricane Sandy: Bucks County 3,770 Montgomery County 3,469 "On behalf of the Bucks County emergency management…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The cause of death of Natalie Marella, 26, of Ambler, is still undetermined pending toxicology testing.
The body that was discovered Wednesday along a cornfield in New Hanover has been identified as 26-year-old Natalie Marella, of Ambler, according to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. New Hanover Police initially responded to a report on Monday morning that a local farmer had discovered the body of a white woman at 2471 Little Road, near the intersection of Renninger Road. An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday evening, but the cause and manner of death remain undertermined pending the results of toxicology testing. According to Marella's Facebook page, she was most recently employed as a model at F.A.B. Modeling, and she graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in 2006 as a certified clinical …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman says ringleaders lived lavish lifestyles.
[This article was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7] Five people have been arrested and warrants issued for 17 others in an elaborate scheme to defraud Comcast of more than $2.4 million between April 2011 and April 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. The district attorney's office said Alston Buchanan, 28; Leighton Harrell, 26; Kendall Singleton, 26; and Richard Justin Spraggins, 29, all of Philadelphia; and Nicholas Caputo, 31, of Virginia Beach, Va., were "top members of an elaborate criminal organization" that led Comcast customers to make one-time payments to them in exchange for a one-time reduction in their Comcast service bills. "This is a corrupt organization involving a number of individuals …