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 18, 2013
Starting Monday, the Bucks County Courier Times will be printing a smaller paper.
Call it a sign of the times. The Bucks County Courier Times is set to debut a smaller newspaper on Monday morning. In a front-page letter to readers, Executive Editor Patricia S. Walker wrote the paper would be narrower by an inch. She added that readers might find the new page size easier to hold. "We made no changes to the depth of our local news coverage," the letter reads. Walker also said the Courier Times will remain committed to printing concerns and opinions of readers. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are among the many newspaper that have reduced the size of their pages in an era of shrinking advertising revenues. The Courier Times and sister paper The Intellegencer have worked to keep with the times in recent years by …
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 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Three staff members were honored for giving decades of service to the Lower Bucks YMCA in Fairless Hills.
The Lower Bucks County YMCA in Fairless Hills said goodbye to three longtime staff members last week. The three ladies have contributed 60 years of service to the community.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A reported armed robbery and police activity all occurred in Bristol Borough Thursday evening.
An armed robbery at the Dollar General on Route 13 and police activity around Cleveland Street made for an interesting evening in Bristol Borough on Thursday. According to emergency radio reports and a county dispatch official, police were summoned to the Dollar General along Route 13 (Bristol Pike) at around 5 p.m. for reports of an armed robbery. An alert from the Breaking News Network, a service that monitors police radio transmissions, reported the robbery suspect was a "stocky white male" armed with a handgun. The suspect made away with $100 in cash, PhillyBurbs.com reported. Local residents told Patch that police from Bensalem, Bristol Township and the state police were at the Dollar General assisting borough authorities. On …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Several who knew Crabtree resident Jason Smith, who is accused of murdering a Philadelphia doctor, say he had temper issues in his past.
Prior to his arrest on charges of murder last week, Levittown pest exterminator Jason Smith had a relatively clean criminal record. However, several people close to the 36-year-old father said he had a somewhat troubled past. A former friend of Smith’s who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Patch that the Crabtree section resident could have a temper, but murder was not something he felt his old friend was capable of. Smith's fiance, who shared the two-story Crabtree section house with him, her young daughter and other family members, told 6abc the whole family is upset and knew nothing about the her partner of six year's alleged crime until authorities took him away and shot the family dog Wednesday night. On the WebSlueths.com …