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Archive: July, 2012

POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012, 6:46 PM
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Pennsbury School Board Vice President Simon Campbell would not have a seat to run for under a civic group's plan.

The Pennsbury School District is seeking the dismissal of a civic group’s proposal to redraw the voting regions.

The proposal by the Concerned Residents of Pennsbury is politically motivated and is supported by flawed signatures, the district said in petitions filed Thursday in Bucks County Court.

“The CROP petition would succeed in eliminating available seats for current board members, creating an illegal result under the [Public] School Code,” the district said.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 1:20 PM

 

Bensalem Township police are asking for help in identifying two suspects who broke into the Grand Plaza Pharmacy early Wednesday and stole Oxycodone and other prescription pills.

 


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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:50 PM

A school bus heading to pick up summer-school students with disabilities and special needs crashed into a broken-down truck in Newtown Township on Thursday afternoon, injuring the driver and adult monitor.

The 20-passenger bus was heading east on the Newtown Bypass just after 2 p.m., when it hit a concrete bridge wall, police said. The bus then “rode the guardrail” about 20 yards and crashed into the back of a furniture truck, police said.

The impact collapsed the front of the bus, trapping the driver. Rescue workers cut her out, and she was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. The aide also was hospitalized. The women’s names and conditions were not available.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 5:43 PM

A school bus heading to pick up summer-school students with disabilities and special needs crashed into a broken-down truck in Newtown Township on Thursday afternoon, injuring the driver and adult monitor.

The 20-passenger bus was heading east on the Newtown Bypass just after 2 p.m., when it hit a concrete bridge wall, police said. The bus then “rode the guardrail” about 20 yards and crashed into the back of a furniture truck, police said.

The impact collapsed the front of the bus, trapping the driver. Rescue workers cut her out, and she was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. The aide also was hospitalized. The women’s names and conditions were not available.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 3:29 PM
Two people were hospitalized Thursday after a crash occurred between a school bus and a delivery truck in Newtown Township in Bucks County. (Bill Reed / Staff)

Two people were hospitalized Thursday after a crash occurred between a school bus and a delivery truck in Newtown Township in Bucks County. 

The bus driver and an adult aide were the only two people aboard the bus when it crashed. It was thought that the driver of the bus was airlifted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No children were on the bus.

The bus was a First Student bus, which is contracted by local school districts. It wasn’t immediately clear which district the bus was working for at the time. The truck is Empire Delivery Inc. with a Pennsylvania license plate.

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 2:44 PM

Police reportedly suspended their search for a 15-year-old boy in the Delaware River near Frenchtown, N.J., on Wednesday afternoon because of an approaching storm.

New Jersey State Police confirmed reports that a boy was missing in or around the river. He was described as African-American, wearing black trunks, a white T-shirt and flip-flops, according to the reports.

The boy was floating on a raft near Treasure Island when he disappeared under the water, according to the reports.

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride the 12-, 26- or 50-mile courses.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all children with cancer, will host a Lemon Ride Bicycle Tour in Doylestown on Sunday for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The event will offer 12-, 26- and 50-mile courses, starting and finishing at Central Bucks High School West, at 375 W. Court St. There also will be children’s activities, vendors with the latest cycling products, giveaways and a raffle for a Fuji bike.

Registration is $65 for cyclists 12 years and older, and $35 for those under 12. Lunch, snacks and a limited edition T-shirt will be provided. Rest stops and support for cyclists and their bikes will be provided throughout the ride.

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 8:53 PM
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Still wearing their "No!" stickers after Tuesday's vote are (from left) Mike, Lynne amd David DiBonis, with Dan Sadley, all of Lower Makefield. (Bill Reed/Staff)

Aria Health’s controversial plan to build a medical center next to Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield Township  was rejected Tuesday night, though the proposed development is far from dead.

An overflow audience of nearly 150 residents gave the township zoning hearing board a standing ovation after the 4-1 vote to reject Aria’s appeal. In 2009, the board granted an exception for the center, triggering opposition by the township supervisors and a residents’ group that landed in Bucks County Court before being returned to the zoning board.  

“The people ruled,” Mike DiBonis of Lower Makefield said after the vote. Like most of the audience members, he wore a “No!” sticker.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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