Two people suffered burns from an industrial accident involving nitric acid this morning in Falls Township, Bucks County, at a company that makes dental implants.
Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening, according to Mike McClellan, chief of Falls Township and U.S. Steel fire companies, which responded.
The burn victims, who work for Hiossen Inc. on Ben Fairless Drive, were taken to Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton.
A polling place in Bristol Township will be temporarily relocated for next month's election, county officials announced Tuesday.
The Bristol Township 9-1 district polling station will move from the Magic Cottage, in Levittown, to George Washington Elementary School, also in Levittown. The Magic Cottage suffered fire damage recently, county officials said, and can't currently handle an election.
If you're unsure of your polling location, click here to access a state polling place locator.
Police are searching for a Bensalem man who went missing Tuesday and was last seen at a boat ramp on the Delaware River.
Xiang "Billy" He, 38, keeps his boat moored near a dock along the river in the Torresdale Manor section of the township. He was last seen there about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
After he was reported missing today, police said they found his car near the boat ramp. But missing from his boat is a red kayak he would use to travel from the dock to his moored boat.
The latest incarnation of the Temperance House, a long-standing bar and restaurant in Newtown, has closed.
“It was a difficult decision, but the time has come for a new adventure,” the website says in a statement. The owners left a similar message on the restaurant’s answering machine. They could not be reached for comment.
The owners thanked customers for 11-plus years of service. But the place had been around in one form or another dating back to the 1700s. The building, on State Street, first opened as an inn in 1772.
Levittown will be the focus of a reading at Philadelphia's Free Library on Tuesday night (that's tonight), as author Michael Sokolove visits to discuss his book about a Bristol Township drama teacher.
Sokolove, a former Inquirer staffer and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, wrote this book - Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater - about Lou Volpe, the renowned drama teacher at Harry S. Truman High School. Sokolove was a student of Volpe's at Truman in 1972.
By Chris Palmer / Inquirer Staff Writer
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R, Bucks) became one of several area representatives this week to break with Republican House leadership and call on the House to pass a “clean” funding bill that would end a government shutdown.
But a potential Democratic challenger for Fitzpatrick’s seat says that’s not enough.
As promised, the state has commissioned a study to assess how much drillable natural gas exists beneath Bucks and Montgomery counties.
In 2012, state lawmakers mandated that no drilling permits could be issued in those counties until such a study is completed or until 2018.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources hired Penn State for the job, which will include a review of existing private industry data, DCNR spokeswoman Chris Novak said.
More than 4,500 free flu vaccinations were distributed during Bucks County’s annual pandemic flu drill on Saturday, the county said this week.
The drill, which was coordinated by the county’s Health Department and the Major Incident Response Team, served as a dry run for a potential mass inoculation. Such an incident could be necessary following the outbreak of a dangerous communicable disease, county officials said last week.
The vaccines were distributed across four locations in lower, central and upper Bucks, officials said, and they were handed out by personnel and volunteers in about three hours.