Archive: December, 2012
Two former workers at a senior living facility in Lower Bucks County were charged Tuesday with mistreating an 83-year-old resident with Alzheimer’s, and the home has had its license revoked.
Videos show Regina Battles, 20, and Irene Rodriguez, 22, both of Philadelphia, handling the woman roughly in her room in The Arbors at Buck Run in October and November, authorities said.
“They show her being handled very roughly and being tossed on the bed,” county Assistant District Attorney Michelle Laucella said. “They show her crying.”
Alice Hamilton was a 62-year-old widow suffering from terminal cancer in 2007 when she moved into a nursing home and asked her longtime Bensalem neighbor to handle her affairs.
The neighbor, Virginia Marquardt, promptly obtained power of attorney for Hamilton and started spending her money.
Marquardt, a former registered nurse, stole nearly $313,000 over the next 4 ½ years, for everything from meals at local restaurants to trips to Las Vegas and Mexico, tickets for sporting events and a comedy hypnotist to payments for real estate taxes and credit card late fees.
Jason Long, general manager of The Melting Pot restaurant in Warrington, will soon be his own boss.
Long, 39, of Doylestown, won the top prize, a Melting Pot franchise worth about $1 million, in the episode of the A&E reality show Be the Boss that aired Sunday.
He will take ownership of The Melting Pot restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, sometime next year.
Police are looking to interview four survivors of a weekend car crash that killed their 19-year-old Ivyland friend, to help determine the cause of the accident, Northampton Township Chief Barry Pilla said Monday.
“We haven’t talked to them because of their injuries,” Pilla said.
“They were just a bunch of guys who went out for pizza.”
Bensalem Township police are asking for help identifying a young man and woman suspected of stealing a vehicle, breaking into several other cars, and using stolen credits.
Several vehicles were broken into and a 2009 Nissan Altima was stolen early Sunday in the 200 block of Tremain Road, police said Friday.
According to the police statement:
Jason Long, general manager of The Melting Pot restaurant in Warrington, is up for a huge promotion, and the world can watch him battle for it Sunday on the A&E reality show Be the Boss.
Long, 39, of Doylestown Borough, knows whether he won the top prize , ownership of a Melting Pot franchise, but he’s not allowed to give away the results before the show airs at 11 p.m.
The second show of the Be the Boss series pits Long against Terry Love, lead server at The Melting Pot in Louisville, Ky. They’re told they are competing for a senior management position – director of team member communications – and are put through a series of challenges by company CEO Bob Johnston.
Rakesh “Rocky” Raina can’t wait to congratulate the winner of the $50 million Powerball jackpot, who bought the ticket Wednesday in his lower Bucks County store.
“I love my customers. They are the best customers anywhere,” Raina said, as his regulars congratulated and hugged him Thursday.
There was a party atmosphere in the Levittown News & Tobacco shop in the Fairless Hills Shopping Center on South Olds Boulevard, as Raina and his customers waited for the winner to come forward.
A 6-foot Project Blue Light memorial wreath honoring Bucks County police officers killed on duty will be lit at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the county Courthouse in Doylestown.
The wreath, lit with blue lights, will be decorated with 12 white ornaments symbolizing the 12 law enforcement officers killed on duty since 1914. For the fourth consecutive year, it will hang in a large rotunda window overlooking the memorial courtyard, visible to those traveling through the center of the county seat.
Retired Bucks County Judge Isaac S. “Zeke” Garb, who presided over the controversial Point Pleasant pumping station case that garnered national attention and the William Bradfield "Main Line Murders" case, died Monday after a brief illness.
Judge Garb, 83, of Buckingham, was still handling settlement conferences, bail hearings and bench warrants until 2 ½ weeks before he died, although state law forced him to retire as a full-time judge at age 70.
“He had a great legal mind,” county Court Administrator Doug Praul said Wednesday. “There is no one I have ever heard of who compared to him, or will again.