Friday, May 17, 2013
The civil suit asks for monetary compensation.
The sons of Jean Carson, the woman who drowned after falling into Neshaminy Creek while attending a party on Dec. 19, are seeking compensation from the party's host. Robert and David Carson filed a wrongful death civil suit in Bucks County about a week ago that seeks to collect more than $50,000 from party host Edward Brodecki, according to a story on PhillyBurbs.com. The suit says the between the bench and the edge of a drop off to the creek is unguarded by any barrier or railing “and otherwise affords no protection by way of separation from the waterway,” the story says. According to Patch reports, during the course of the party held Brodecki's home in the 900 block of Haunted Lane in Bensalem, Jean Carson stepped outside. When she did…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Residents on Palmer Avenue say they have been after the Township for years to fix a sinkhole that has closed the road.
A large sinkhole on Palmer Avenue—in Bristol Township's Edgely section—has been a problem for years, residents say, and they want something done soon, Phillyburbs.com reported. The street is not on the township's $4 million road paving program for 2013, but the reports stated the township will address the problem.
Monday, May 6, 2013
State Police arrested a Bristol Township man on Friday because he failed to register as a convicted sex offender by Thursday.
Jeffrey Dolton, 38, a convicted sex offender, was arrested Friday for failing to comply with Megan’s Law by registering as a sex offender in a timely manner, according to a State Police report. Dolton had gone to State Police barracks in Trevose to register Friday, but he was supposed to have registered by Thursday, so police arrested him. Phillyburbs.com reported that Dolton, of Plumtree Turn, was found guilty in 2011 of being a violent predator after pleading guilty to indecent assault on someone younger than 13. He was sentenced to 5 years. The report also stated that Dolton had told police he was employed, but when the business was checked, they found that Dolton had been fired in March. Dolton was arraigned in Bensalem and charged …
A manager at Chancey's Country Garden in Bristol Township shares when the spring planting should begin.
It's May, which means you're probably rounding up mulch and spring flowers for planting. Debbie Schiefer, manager of Chancey's Country Garden on Bath Road in Bristol Township, said after Mother's Day is the best time to plant petunias, pansies, potato vines, vinca vines, hibiscus and vegetables. "It's a temperature thing," Schiefer said. "The frost does kill them." All of the business' annuals are in a greenhouse to ensure cooler temps overnight do not harm them, she said. For some people, spring plantings have already been done and that may be OK, "as long as you're not going to get a freeze," she said. This blog from The Old Farmer's Almanac offers tips for predicting a frost. In the coming days, Shiefer said she'll begin integrating …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Flowering trees are in full bloom at Silver Lake Park in Bristol Township.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator Jason Smith who allegedly killed Philadelphia doctor Melissa Ketunuti was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing.
The confession of the 36-year-old exterminator who allegedly killed a Philadelphia doctor was read in court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing, according to several reports. Jason Smith, 36, of Crescent Lane in Levittown will face trial on charges of arson, murder and related charges in the death of his customer, Melissa Ketunuti who was a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to an article on PhillyBurbs. Smith told investigators, according to previous Patch reports, that Ketunuti "belittled" him when he was on a freelance exterminator job at her brick-faced townhome at 1728 Nauddain St. in Center City on Jan. 21, which led to an argument that escalated. A transcript from Smith's confession was released by…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A 65-year-old man was placed under arrest in the Croydon section of Bristol Township.
A 65-year-old New York City man was charged with terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and harassment after an incident at the Croydon Laundromat on Route 13 (Bristol Pike). Bristol Township police responded to the laundromat on Monday, Feb. 11 after they received a harassment call at 10:14 p.m, court records show. The man arrived and confronted an employee who owes him money and told her, "If I don't get my money, I am going to kill you and make you lose your job," according to an affidavit. The victim told investigators her friend witnessed the threats. Authorities cited the same man two days prior for harassment related on an incident which happened on Saturday, Feb. 2. The man is set to have a preliminary hearing in …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Officials say not to be alarmed by a large number of emergency vehicles at Mary Devine Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
Bristol Township School District officials are asking parents and residents not to be alarmed Tuesday morning if they see a large amount of emergency vehicles outside Mary Devine Elementary School in Croydon. The school is set to be the site of the Bucks County Emergency Management Team's regular meeting. "As part of the School District's Safety and Emergency Plan, members of our administration meet regularly with County representatives to review safety procedures," a statement read. Recently, Walt Disney Elementary School in Falls Township was used by Tullytown police as the site of a weekend active shooter training drill.
Friday, February 8, 2013
An investigation into alleged 'inappropriate relations' between a staff member and student at Bucks County Technical High School is ongoing, sources say.
An investigation into a “personnel matter” is being conducted at Bucks County Technical High School, according to a letter issued to parents and students late in the week. Sources tell Patch the investigation is focusing on accusations of “inappropriate relations” between a male member of the teaching staff and a female student. The letter, dated Feb. 6., does not state what the investigation is focusing on, but it asks parents for their “support and confidence” in the administration's probe. A copy of the letter can be seen in the media section of this article School Principal Mary Kelly said she had no comment on the investigation and Bristol Township police have not issued word on whether they are involved. “We always work in the best …
An emergency medical helicopter took an injured teen from Bucks County Technical High School to the hospital on Thursday.
A medical helicopter operated by the University of Pennsylvania landed at Bucks County Technical High School on Thursday morning to rush an injured teen to the hospital. The 14-year-old boy suffers from "brittle bone disease" and fractured his femur during school. Emergency medical crews deemed it in the victim's best interest to transport him via helicopter, Principal Mary Kelly said. Local fire crews established a landing zone at the high school in Bristol Township so the distinctive blue and white helicopter was able to land and transport the 14-year-old to a city hospital just before 10 a.m., emergency officials said. Kelly said the teen was just walking when his femur "snapped." The genetic disease is characterized by fragile bones …