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, February 19, 2013
The restaurant wants to encourage dads and their daughters to spend a little quality time over some chicken and fries.
Area Chik-fil-As are hosting their annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Monday, March 4. This year, Dads and their daughters are invited to spend a special evening enjoying dinner, spending some quality time and enjoying the special events Chik-fil-A has planned. Dads and daughters who want to participate will have to register on the Daddy-Daughter Date Night website. There are four one-hour reservation times starting at 4:30 p.m. at each of the Bensalem and Trevose locations. The event is free to attend, except the cost of the food. Customers can visit www.daddydaughterdate.com to make a reservation. See the video in our media section to get an idea of what to expect on Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Area Chik-fil-A locations:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Officials said the investigation into the alleged $1.5 million conspiracy included a grand jury, search warrants, investigative work and tips.
A letter from an anonymous tipster is what sparked the investigation that ultimately lead to the arrest of 20 people connected to $1.5 million in thefts from the Bensalem School District, officials said. Bensalem's Superintendent Dr. David Baugh, who took his job in 2011, said he received a letter in February 2012 filled with allegations that school employees were not working. After only an hour and a half of investigating during a break in his schedule, the district head realized something was wrong. The letter appeared to be correct. According to court records, the letter was submitted by a "hard working current employee of the district." More tips on possible corruption in the district came pouring in over next few days, Baugh said. The…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The former Bensalem School District business administrator is arrested in connection with a massive conspiracy investigation involving thefts from the district.
A year-long corruption investigation culminated in the arrest of 20 people associated with the theft of more than $1.5 million from the Bensalem School District, police announced Tuesday morning. Bensalem investigators made the arrests after they launched two separate investigations into alleged misdoings involving district staff. One investigation focused on “ghost employees,” the other on theft and illegal distribution of vehicles and related parts, township Public Safety Director Fred Harran said. District Attorney David Heckler and Harran both said the investigation is not finished and more arrests are possible. Jack Myers, the retired Bensalem School District business manager, was among those arrested in the corruption probe. He is …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Authorities believe the ATM skimming devices were identified and removed quickly.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, January 26
ATM skimmers ― illicit devices that blend into a cash machine's card slot, then record bank card info for later retrieval by a thief ― were found at two bank ATMs along Street Road earlier this month. PhillyBurbs.com reports that the devices were found on Jan. 11 on the ATMs of TD Bank branches at 2751 Street Road in Bensalem and at 701 East Street Road in Lower Southampton. Authorities believe that the devices were discovered quickly and that no customer accounts were compromised, the website reports. Other skimmers have recently been found on ATMs in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Philly.com said a similar incident occured in Medford, N.J. Security expert Brian Krebs told KYW Newsradio that ATM skimmers are growing increasingly …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Bensalem School of Musical Arts Has Been Open in the Township Since the Summer
If you just listen, you might think it's a Guns and Roses reunion. But if you look at the screen of Andrew Sumbillo's laptop, you see a 7-year-old girl singing "Sweet Child of Mine" and five musicians backing her up who aren't much older. And if you look on Sumbillo's face, you see pride. The 30-year-old Sumbillo is the executive director of the Bensalem School of Musical Arts and the children on the video are some of the 80 or so students at the school. "More kids are getting lessons these days, and our approach is very different," he says. "We use a curriculum but we try to help them in their own musical goals." For instance, he says, not all children want to be concert pianists; some just want to play in a band. Vocal students may not …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Crews from Bensalem, Bristol and Lower Southampton searched the Neshaminy Creek and Delaware River for a 73-year-old woman who went missing Wednesday night.
Thursday, 2:01 p.m.: Authorities confirm to Patch that Jean Carson's body was found in the Delaware River near the Burlington-Bristol Bridge in New Jersey. The 73-year-old's body was discovered near the bridge and state police crews removed it from the water, a bridge employee said. Crews removed the body just less than 5 miles from where she disappeared late Wednesday night in the 900 block Haunted Lane in Bensalem. Original Story: First responders are searching along the Neshaminy Creek in Bensalem and the Croydon section of Bristol for a missing 73-year-old woman. The search for Jean Carson began late Wednesday night with police, local fire company boat teams and the Philadelphia Police Department's air unit. Crews from Bensalem, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friends of Bucks County Technical High School student Ryan Viola raised funds over the weekend to help the Bensalem teen's family.
Chance Dansbury Williams along with two other teens are seen manning a stand at the Pathmark in Fairless Hills over the weekend. The teens were collecting money to help the family of Bucks County Technical High School student and friend, Ryan Viola, who was killed after a strike from a vehicle in Bensalem recently. The teens are set to be collecting money at the ShopRite in Levittown this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Williams' aunt Megan Masterson Soley.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A deadly accident on I-95 tied up traffic during the Saturday evening commute.
A deadly accident on northbound I-95 closed the highway Saturday evening as emergency crews worked to free victims trapped in a car. Media and emergency radio reports indicated that two people were killed in the crash. Four other victims were transported to area hospitals. The accident happened just before 6:30 p.m. near the Route 13 (Bristol Pike) overpass. The scene is near the Bensalem and Bristol border. According to Phillyburbs.com, six people were in a vehicle that rolled over. Several victims were trapped and one person was believed to be thrown out of the vehicle. A report from the AlertPage network stated that one victim remained entrapped more than 30 minutes after the accident. Both lanes of the major highway were closed for a …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Bucks County Department of Health will be conducting a mosquito spraying Tuesday, August 21 in Bensalem and Lower Southampton.
The Bucks County Department of Health has announced that it will be conducting a mosquito spraying, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in Lower Southampton and Bensalem Tuesday, August 21. In Bensalem, the spraying will take place between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. - weather permitting. The spray will be limited to the municipal building property and open air theater. Immediately after spraying in Bensalem, Health Department officials will also be spraying the following streets in Lower Southampton Township: Sterner Mill Road between East Street Road and Philmont Avenue; Bruce Road; Fay Drive; David Drive and Ann Drive. The start time will be approximately 9 p.m., with completion by 10:30 p.m. According …