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Man Armed With Rifle Arrested In Delaware County: Police Man Armed With Rifle Arrested In Delaware County: Police
Man Armed With Rifle Arrested In Delaware County: Police Police in Marple Township said they took an armed suspect into custody on Monday afternoon, April 1.  Officers were called to the 400 block of Yale Avenue around 2:20 p.m. for "a domestic dispute involving a male armed with a rifle," Marple police said in a release.  Authorities said they blocked off the area and made contact with the suspect before disarming and arresting him. "At no time during the thirty minute incident was there any danger to the surrounding neighborhood and its residents," the department said.  Newtown, Media, and Chester police also assisted, Marple p…
Bucks Co. School Bus Catches Fire With 36 Students Onboard: Police (PHOTOS) Bucks Co. School Bus Catches Fire With 36 Students Onboard: Police (PHOTOS)
Bucks Co. School Bus Catches Fire With 36 Students Onboard: Police (Photos) Authorities in Newtown are investigating two separate fires involving school vehicles on Friday morning, March 22, according to the township police department.  The first fire happened in the parking lot at St. Andrew Catholic Education Center on Wrights Road around 7:45 a.m., police said. The vehicle was unoccupied and there were no injuries or damages to other property, authorities wrote.  The second blaze broke out on a Council Rock School District bus with 36 students and one driver onboard, according to police.  Scenes from the Council Rock school bus fire…
Barricade Situation With Armed Suspect Ends In Arrest In Bucks County: Police Barricade Situation With Armed Suspect Ends In Arrest In Bucks County: Police
Barricade Situation With Armed Suspect Ends In Arrest In Bucks County: Police Residents of a Newtown housing development were ordered to shelter in place on Sunday morning, March 17 while township police worked to arrest an armed suspect, the department said in a release.  Authorities said they were called about an assault on Independence Place in the Headley Trace development around 7 a.m. They arrived and spoke with a female victim who snuck out of the rear of a residence, according to the release. The suspect was armed with a handgun and the South-Central Emergency Response Team was called to establish a barricade, police said.  Residents were advi…
PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach' PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach'
PA State Trooper Bryan Gray Dies, 36: 'Leader With Calm, Level-Headed Approach' Bryan Gray, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, husband, and father, died on Thursday, Jan. 18, according to his obituary. He was 36.  A Philadelphia native, Gray most recently lived in Morrisville with his wife and daughter, loved ones wrote. He was a state trooper of five years, serving at the Troop K barracks in Philadelphia, a family member wrote on GoFundMe. FOP State Lodge #37 said Gray was a "leader on his midnight squad, and always provided a calm and level-headed approach to any situation." Until 2015, Gray served in the US Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, and toured in…
Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Delaware County Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Delaware County
Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Delaware County Officials are advising residents across southeastern and central Pennsylvania to take caution ahead of the snowstorm predicted for Friday, Jan. 19, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.  Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and parts of lower Bucks and Montgomery counties are under a winter storm warning as of 5 p.m. Thursday. In Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and upper Bucks and Montgomery counties, a winter weather advisory is in place.  NWS's Mount Holly, New Jersey station says snow will begin to fall around 4 to 7 a.m. …
Popular Bucks County Indian Restaurant Closing — For Now Popular Bucks County Indian Restaurant Closing — For Now
Popular Bucks County Indian Restaurant Closing — For Now A pair of Bucks County restauranteurs are hanging up their aprons for the time being to focus on family.  Ashni “Baba” Kumar and Priya Guru of Guru's Indian Cuisine in Newtown said they will be taking a leave of absence to concentrate on adopting two sisters from India.  The effort to grow their family began three years ago, the couple said. “It’s been an exhausting experience,” explained Priya. “We hope to travel to India in the coming weeks to complete the adoption process, and we hopefully will have some good news to share.” Guru's, located at 203 North Sycamor…
Suspected PA Robber Arrested During Shift At Grocery Store: US Marshals Suspected PA Robber Arrested During Shift At Grocery Store: US Marshals
Suspected PA Robber Arrested During Shift At Grocery Store: US Marshals A man accused of armed robbery was arrested while he was on the clock at a Souderton grocery store, US Marshals told Daily Voice.  Jahmir Radi Green, 25, had been sought in connection with a string of thefts in June — including an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Warminster, an attempted burglary at a gun shop in Hatboro, and another armed robbery in Warrington — according to police.  A suspected accomplice, 19-year-old Christiano D'Antuono of Newtown, was arrested in August.  On Wednesday, Nov. 15, US Marshals seeking Green were told by Warrington police that he was working at the Souderto…
Pennsylvania Podcaster Alex Cooper 'Traumatized' By Boston U Soccer Coach Pennsylvania Podcaster Alex Cooper 'Traumatized' By Boston U Soccer Coach
Pennsylvania Podcaster Alex Cooper 'Traumatized' By Boston U Soccer Coach Alex Cooper, host and creator of the popular podcast “Call Her Daddy,” revealed she is working through a traumatic experience she had with a coach while playing soccer at Boston University. In a profile interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Cooper of Newtown, Pennsylvania, addresses the incident but would not go into detail or name the coach. Instead, the 29-year-old focused on healing, “which I’m proud of myself for.” “Now that I’ve created this platform, I feel new wisdom in certain aspects of my life, from experience and therapy and people I surround myself with,” Cooper told the magazi…
Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials
Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials Authorities have released the names of four more people who died in the flash flooding in Bucks County on Sunday, July 16.  They are:  Enzo Depiero, a 78-year-old man from Newtown Susan Barnhart, a 53-year-old woman from Titusville, NJ Yuko Love, a 64-year-old woman from Newtown Linda Depiero, a 74-year-old woman from Newtown.  Katheryn Seley, a 32-year-old mom from Charleston, South Carolina, was previously confirmed as having died, Daily Voice reported.  Two of Seley's children, 9-month-old Conrad Sheils and 2-year-old Matilda Sheils, are the subject of a mass search…
Thieves Spill Used Cooking Oil At Newtown Borough Hall: Police Thieves Spill Used Cooking Oil At Newtown Borough Hall: Police
Thieves Spill Used Cooking Oil At Newtown Borough Hall: Police Clean-up crews are working to sop up used cooking oil that police say was spilled by would-be thieves at the Newtown Borough Hall parking lot over the weekend. Borough police and firefighters were called to the Municipal Building, 23 N. State Street, for a reported oil spill on Sunday, April 23, they said in a release.  Investigators quickly realized that the oil came from a storage container at the nearby Brick Hotel, they wrote. Police believe that suspects were trying to steal the hotel's used cooking oil when it spilled in the Borough Hall parking lot, but the matter remains under …
Bucks County Tornado: Weather Service Confirms Twister Hit PA Bucks County Tornado: Weather Service Confirms Twister Hit PA
Bucks County Tornado: Weather Service Confirms Twister Hit PA A tornado touched down in Bucks County on Saturday, April 1, one of six twisters confirmed by the National Weather Service to have made its way through the Delaware Valley over the weekend.  The cyclone traveled through Wrightstown and Newtown townships, covering about a 3.9-mile path that was 200 yards across at its widest, according to a chart published by the NWS station in Mount Holly, New Jersey.  As of 8 AM Monday, here is a summary of where we currently stand with storm damage assessment. 6 tornadoes have been confirmed so far and additional surveys are planned for today. More de…
Suspect Crashes Car After Robbing Bucks McDonald's At Knifepoint: Police Suspect Crashes Car After Robbing Bucks McDonald's At Knifepoint: Police
Suspect Crashes Car After Robbing Bucks McDonald's At Knifepoint: Police A Philadelphia man sits in a Bucks County jail cell after police say he robbed a McDonald's, crashed his car, and led authorities on a foot chase.  It started just before 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, Northampton Township police said in a release. Officers were called to the 950 Second Street Pike McDonalds, where a man in dark clothes had "displayed a knife and announced a robbery," the department said.  The suspect fled the burger restaurant in Honda with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Minutes later, dispatchers were alerted to a car crash on Sackettsford in…
Bucks Teacher Tried To Meet Teen For Sex, DA Claims Bucks Teacher Tried To Meet Teen For Sex, DA Claims
Bucks Teacher Tried To Meet Teen For Sex, DA Claims A high school teacher in Bucks County faces felony charges after prosecutors say he tried to meet up with a minor for a sexual encounter.  Steven A. Struzinski, a 42-year-old Plumstead resident and a teacher at Council Rock North High School in Newtown, was arrested Thursday, March 9, and late released on a $25,000 cash bond, state court filings show.  According to Bucks District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, Struzinski came under investigation on March 1, when an unnamed individual told Buckingham Township police that they had "been posing as a 13-year-old boy and had engaged in a …
Biker Gang Member Ordered 'Hit' On Victim From PA Jail, State Police Say Biker Gang Member Ordered 'Hit' On Victim From PA Jail, State Police Say
Biker Gang Member Ordered 'Hit' On Victim From PA Jail, State Police Say A suspected member of a motorcycle gang is charged with solicitation of murder after state police say he tried to order the assassination of an alleged victim while locked up in Bucks County.  It began on Bristol Pike in Bensalem on Feb. 17, according to a release by state authorities. Troopers were patrolling the area near Edgely Road just before 1:30 a.m. when they saw a man on a red motorcycle make an illegal U-turn, police wrote.  The officers pulled him over and learned that the motorcyclist, identified in the report only as a 52-year-old man from Philadelphia, was wanted for…
Levittown Dad Of 8 Dies Suddenly At 54 Levittown Dad Of 8 Dies Suddenly At 54
Levittown Dad Of 8 Dies Suddenly At 54 Gary George Merrigan II, a beloved Levittown husband and father of eight, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 6, according to his obituary. He was 54.  Born in Philadelphia to Gary Merrigan I and the late Ingrid Pelc, Gary left school early to pursue a career in the workforce, loved ones wrote. He was employed at Saint Mary's Cemetery and at commercial printer Smith-Edwards-Dunlap before taking a role at manufacturing firm Broderick Industries, where he worked for the rest of his life, his obit says.  Family members wrote that Gary was married to his wife Teresa (nee McFadden…
Pennsylvania Teacher Dies Two Days After Giving Birth Pennsylvania Teacher Dies Two Days After Giving Birth
Pennsylvania Teacher Dies Two Days After Giving Birth Beloved Bucks County teacher, mom, and wife Jennifer Krasna passed away Monday, Nov. 28, just two days after giving birth to her second son. She was 30.  Now, the greater Philadelphia community is rallying to help her husband Jesse and their sons, Cade and Ty, navigate what comes next.  A GoFundMe page set up by friends of the family on Wednesday, Nov. 30 has raised a staggering $220,000 within 24 hours of going live — shattering its $50,000 goal and sending a powerful message to the Krasna family.  "Jesse is overwhelmed by the love, support, and generosity from his family, friends, and c…
Bucks Man Who Fatally Stabbed Father Learns His Fate Bucks Man Who Fatally Stabbed Father Learns His Fate
Bucks Man Who Fatally Stabbed Father Learns His Fate The Bucks County man convicted of stabbing his own father to death will spend decades behind bars, authorities announced.  Jordan Kurman, 22, of Newtown, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison for the April murder of his dad, dentist Gregory A. Kurman, said Bucks County District Attorney Kevin Weintraub in a statement Thursday, Nov. 17.  Kurman must also undergo a mental health evaluation and is court-ordered to keep away from his surviving family members, the DA added.  As Daily Voice has reported, police in Newtown Township were called to the Kurman family home on…
TWEET OF DEFEAT: Mehmet Oz Concedes US Senate Race To John Fetterman TWEET OF DEFEAT: Mehmet Oz Concedes US Senate Race To John Fetterman
Tweet OF Defeat: Mehmet Oz Concedes US Senate Race To John Fetterman “This morning at 9:30 Dr. Oz called John Fetterman to concede,” Fetterman’s Communications Director Joe Calvello tweeted. This morning at 9:30 Dr. Oz called John Fetterman to concede. — Joe Calvello (@the_vello) November 9, 2022 Although Dr. Oz and his team haven't tweeted Calvello's state is official and being cited by numerous media outlets. Oz was last seen in Newtown at an election night event telling the press he felt confident of a win, but that was on Nov. 8 around 11:30 p.m. Both ABC and NBC news made announcements of Fetterman's victory just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9…
Villanova University Warns Of Prowler Preying On Female Students Villanova University Warns Of Prowler Preying On Female Students
Villanova University Warns Of Prowler Preying On Female Students Villanova University officials have issued a safety alert, warning students and staff to be on the lookout for a man who has been caught loitering on campus multiple times in the last year. Eugene Hammen, 40, of Newtown, first broke into an unoccupied student dorm room in Good Counsel Hall over the fall semester break in October 2021, said David G. Tedjeske, the director of public safety and chief of police. Then in May, Hammen was arrested for loitering outside Caughlin Hall. He was subsequently charged with burglary, invasion of privacy, loitering and prowling at night, and poss…
Newtown Police Seek Road Rage Driver Caught On Video Throwing Woman To Ground Newtown Police Seek Road Rage Driver Caught On Video Throwing Woman To Ground
Newtown Police Seek Road Rage Driver Caught On Video Throwing Woman To Ground Police are seeking the public's help locating a road rage driver caught on surveillance cameras assaulting a woman in Newtown last month. Officers responded to the PetSmart parking lot on South Eagle Road around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 on a report of a road rage incident, Newtown police said in a Nov. 30 release. A nearby camera captured the incident, in which a man driving a white Tesla Model X got out of his car and threw a woman to the ground during an apparent parking dispute, according to a video posted by the police department on YouTube. The man is then seen fleeing the scene. He is desc…
WINNER: Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off Good For $1 Million Sold In Bucks County WINNER: Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off Good For $1 Million Sold In Bucks County
Winner: Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off Good For $1 Million Sold In Bucks County A Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off worth $1 million was sold in Bucks County. The Mining for Millions scratch-off was sold at Hometown Deli on Durham Road in Newtown. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Scratch-Off prizes expire one year from the game's end-sale date posted at palottery.com. Winners should immediately sign the back of their ticket and call the Lottery at 1-800-692-7481.
Council Rock HS Grad, Bucks County Native Raymond Kruzick Dies, 31 Council Rock HS Grad, Bucks County Native Raymond Kruzick Dies, 31
Council Rock HS Grad, Bucks County Native Raymond Kruzick Dies, 31 Bucks County native Raymond D. Kruzick died on Aug. 13 at the age of 31. The Newtown resident was a 2009 graduate of Council Rock High School, according to his obituary. Kruzick was remembered for his "charismatic personality, belly laughter, and kind heart, always caring for those around him." He loved surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, dirt bike riding, cliff jumping, his obit says. He was predeceased by the late Daniel J. Mabin, and the late Raymond and Angeline Kruzick. He is survived by his mother Kathleen McKamey (Mabin) step-father Schaunn McKamey of Warminster, Pa., his f…
Most Popular Coffee Shops In Suburban Philadelphia Area Most Popular Coffee Shops In Suburban Philadelphia Area
Most Popular Coffee Shops In Suburban Philadelphia Area Suburban Philadelphia is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino, or the most thoughtfully made cup of joe, there are a handful of absolute musts. Here are five top coffee shops each in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware County that promise to provide that needed jolt, relaxation, and a little something to eat, too! The spots you see on this list were top-rated on several user-generated review sites and featured in local publications. Bucks: Native Cafe, 12 S Main St, Doylestown, PA …
LOOK INSIDE: These Mansions Are Most Expensive Real Estate Listings In Bucks County LOOK INSIDE: These Mansions Are Most Expensive Real Estate Listings In Bucks County
Look Inside: These Mansions Are Most Expensive Real Estate Listings In Bucks County Got $8 million bucks lying around? If so, there are several Bucks County homes in your budget. Of the more than 1,000 listings in the area on Zillow, the most expensive located in New Hope is marked at $7,995,900 million. Here are the top 10 most expensive in the area. 1. New Hope, $7,995,900 million: 6 beds,10 baths,19,037 square feet New Hope, PARE/MAX ELITE New Hope, PARE/MAX ELITE 2. Buckingham, $7,995,000 million: 11 beds, 9 baths, 8,601 square feet Buckingham, PAKurfiss Sotheby's International Realty BuckinghamKurfiss Sotheby's International Realty 3. Newtown, $6.4 mil…
Here's The Scoop: Best Ice Cream Spots In Greater Philly Here's The Scoop: Best Ice Cream Spots In Greater Philly
Here's The Scoop: Best Ice Cream Spots In Greater Philly This week's gonna be a hot one. What better way to keep cool than with ice cream? Here are some of the most popular ice cream spots in the Greater Philadelphia area. The sampling of spots below were top-rated on several user-generated review sites, featured in local publications and recommended by Daily Voice readers. Buster's Real Ice Cream, 3630 Concord Road, Aston View this post on Instagram A post shared by queen of ice cream (@queenoficecream_) Chester Springs Creamery, 521 E Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs Cocco's Gelateria, 550 Oak …
SEEN THEM? Newtown Police Seek ID For Pair Who Stole $700 Worth Of Merchandise From Ulta SEEN THEM? Newtown Police Seek ID For Pair Who Stole $700 Worth Of Merchandise From Ulta
Seen Them? Newtown Police Seek ID For Pair Who Stole $700 Worth Of Merchandise From Ulta Police in Bucks County are seeking the public's help identifying a pair who they say stole around $700 worth of merchandise from a local Ulta Beauty store. Two suspects were seen leaving the store without purchasing any items, but with full bags around 4:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Newtown location, according to the Newtown Township Police Department. Surveillance footage revealed that they had stolen multiple items, and an inventory confirmed that $686.88 worth of merchandise was missing, police said. The first suspect is described as a White or Hispanic female, who is heavyset, in their la…
Bucks 'Contractor' Scammed Victim of $4,500 For Incomplete Job, Police Say Bucks 'Contractor' Scammed Victim of $4,500 For Incomplete Job, Police Say
Bucks 'Contractor' Scammed Victim of $4,500 For Incomplete Job, Police Say An unlicensed Bucks County contractor turned himself in for scamming an alleged victim of $4,575 for an incomplete home improvement job, authorities said. A Newtown resident told local police that they hired Patrick Niles, 58, of Yardley under the business name of PFN Home Improvement to complete work on their home in September 2020, Newtown Township police said. Niles was subsequently paid installments for the project, totaling $4,575, but never completed the work on the victim's house, nor did he return any of the payments, police said. An investigation determined that Niles is not a lic…
Bomb Threat Deemed Unfounded After Evacuation Of Council Rock High School North Bomb Threat Deemed Unfounded After Evacuation Of Council Rock High School North
Bomb Threat Deemed Unfounded After Evacuation Of Council Rock High School North A bomb threat deemed unfounded forced students and staff of the Council Rock High School North in Newtown to evacuate the premises Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Local police arrived at the school after someone called in the threat around 2 p.m., Newtown Township police said. The school was evacuated to an alternate site while officers searched the perimeter, and concluded the investigation around 2:40 p.m., police said. School activities resumed as usual after the search, police said. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Fraser was on location and advised of the situation, police…
Newtown Police Warn Residents Of Scammers Posing As Arrested Family Members In Need Of Bail Newtown Police Warn Residents Of Scammers Posing As Arrested Family Members In Need Of Bail
Newtown Police Warn Residents Of Scammers Posing As Arrested Family Members In Need Of Bail Local police are urging residents to be aware of any calls from scammers posing as arrested family members in need of bail money. A Newtown resident told police that she had received a phone call around noon on Monday from someone who claimed to be her granddaughter, according to the Newtown Township Police Department. The scammer apparently used the granddaughter’s actual name and claimed she was arrested after a car accident and needed bail money, police said. The scammer then put “her attorney” on the phone who said that bail was set at $18,000, police said. The "attorney" explain…