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Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
First Responders Rescue Watercraft From Delaware River: NJSP First Responders Rescue Watercraft From Delaware River: NJSP
First Responders Rescue Watercraft From Delaware River: Njsp First responders rescued a watercraft from the Delaware River in Burlington County on Sunday evening, June 30, authorities said. At about 5 p.m., New Jersey State Police troopers responded to a report of a personal watercraft stuck on a sandbar near Hawk Island in Delanco Township, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron, a NJSP spokesman. The craft was dislodged from the sandbar and escorted to a marina, Lebron said. No injuries were reported.  The incident remains under investigation, and no additional information is available, he said.
Body Of Missing Swimmer, 24, Recovered From Delaware River Body Of Missing Swimmer, 24, Recovered From Delaware River
Body Of Missing Swimmer, 24, Recovered From Delaware River A 24-year-old missing Delaware River swimmer from New Jersey has been found dead, officials said. Jeysson Ariel Osorio-Reyes went missing while swimming about 75 yards from the shoreline of Milford Beach, an unguarded beach, on Saturday, June 29 around 3:15 p.m. the National Park Service said. The Jackson Township man disappeared mid-channel, bringing multiple fire departments and dive teams to the scene. His body was found at approximately 7 p.m., just when the search planned on ceasing for the night. Responders included National Park Service rangers, dive team members from Dela…
'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County 'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County
'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County A 19-year-old from Berks County set a new state record when he caught a 2-pound, 1-ounce white perch in the Delaware River.  The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission said Christopher Barrett's catch topped the previous state record for white perch, set in 2008.  Barrett and his dad Craig, both of Mohnton, set out in a 20-foot center console fishing boat from the Ridley Township Municipal Marina on April 14 and headed up the river, officials said in a release.  They ended up just below the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester County and were using heavy-duty spinning rods …
New Historical Society In Bucks County Hopes To Save Revolutionary War Landmark New Historical Society In Bucks County Hopes To Save Revolutionary War Landmark
New Historical Society In Bucks County Hopes To Save Revolutionary War Landmark Members of the newly-formed Buckingham Historical Society are raising funds to one day turn General Greene's Inn into a public museum.  The Inn, 4705 York Road in Buckingham, served as General Nathaniel Greene's headquarters during the Revolutionary War, according to the Solebury Township Historical Society.  From there, General Greene is said to have ordered the flat boats used by George Washington in his 1776 crossing of the Delaware River.   "Our ultimate goal is to preserve the General Greene's Inn (...) and convert it into a historical park for the community,"…
Man's Body Recovered From Schuylkill River: Philadelphia Police Man's Body Recovered From Schuylkill River: Philadelphia Police
Man's Body Recovered From Schuylkill River: Philadelphia Police The body of a man was recovered from the Schuylkill River on Easter Sunday, police said. The body was found floating in the river around 3:40 p.m. near Spring Garden Street, bringing a marine unit to the scene, Philadelphia police said. The deceased has been identified as a black male in his 30s, known as "John Doe." He was pronounced deceased at 5:10 p.m. by Medic 13. Preliminary assessments indicate no signs of trauma or physical wounds. Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.  Editor's note: Police initially said the discovery was made in the Delaware Riv…
Search For Girl Swept Away In PA Creek Is Recovery Operation, Officials Say Search For Girl Swept Away In PA Creek Is Recovery Operation, Officials Say
Search For Girl Swept Away In PA Creek Is Recovery Operation, Officials Say The search for a 6-year-old girl swept away by a creek in Chester, PA after this weekend's storm continues as a recovery operation, officials said. Lin'ajah Brooker was playing near Chester Creek off 8th Street sometime before 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 when she slipped and fell in, officials said at a press briefing. #BREAKING: Officials tell us the search for missing six-year-old Lin’ajah Brooker has turned into a recovery operation. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/xvoLcctJ3m — Brian Sheehan (@BSheehanTV) March 24, 2024 Chester City Officials have updated the community on th…
Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ
Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ Beginning in late February, work will begin in preparation for the construction of the new Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center. The Mercer County park is the site of General George Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas night crossing of the icy Delaware River. The new visitor center is designed to be built into the landscape, featuring a green roof, a multipurpose theater, and immersive exhibits. The new visitor center is one of several projects the State Park Service is undertaking ahead of the United States’ Semiquincentennial Anniversary, the 250th anniversary of the signing of…
Woman Who Jumped Into Delaware River Found Alive: Troopers Woman Who Jumped Into Delaware River Found Alive: Troopers
Woman Who Jumped Into Delaware River Found Alive: Troopers The 30-year-old who leaped into the Delaware River when approached by state police Monday night, Jan. 15, was found alive and well, troopers say.  State police were looking for the unnamed woman in connection with a domestic incident on Durham Street in Riegelsville around 6:30 p.m., Daily Voice reported. They found her on a nearby river trail with three children, but when troopers approached, she hopped into the water, authorities said. The children were "safely secure(d)" by troopers.  First responders scanned the river for two hours but were unable to locate her and called off…
Troopers Investigate After Woman Jumps Into Delaware River: State Police Troopers Investigate After Woman Jumps Into Delaware River: State Police
Troopers Investigate After Woman Jumps Into Delaware River: State Police A woman in Bucks County jumped into the Delaware River on Monday evening, Jan. 15 after police approached her about a domestic dispute, authorities announced.  State police said they were called about a domestic incident at a house on Durham Street in Riegelsville around 6:30 p.m. A 30-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man were involved, they wrote in a release.  Troopers searched nearby and found the woman with three children on a walking trail near the Delaware River, but when they approached, police said she leaped into the water.  The three kids were "safely secure(d)," t…
Midweek Downpours Expected To Bring 3 Inches Of Rain, Travel Delays To East Coast Midweek Downpours Expected To Bring 3 Inches Of Rain, Travel Delays To East Coast
Midweek Downpours Expected To Bring 3 Inches Of Rain, Travel Delays To East Coast A new storm system tracking along the East Coast is expected to drop several inches of rain on the region in the next two days, meteorologists say. Rainfall is expected to begin along the mid-Atlantic Tuesday night, Dec. 26, and make its way north through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New York City area on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 27. Flooding and travel delays are to be expected from Virginia to New England, the Passaic, Ramapo and Raritan rivers in New Jersey most likely to experience flooding, according to AccuWeather. This is not good news for municipalities across Passaic County w…
Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son
Easton Man Sentenced For Brutal Attack That Killed NJ Mom, Son The Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to the brutal attack on an 84-year-old mother and her 53-year-old son at their New Jersey home has been sentenced to state prison. Kyle Kaspereen, of the 1200 block of Butler Street in Easton, was sentenced to 35 years in New Jersey State Prison with a 30-year period of parole ineligibility on Wed., Dec. 20, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer said. UPDATE: The Warren County Prosecutor says the motive for the gruesome Washington attack appears to be robbery. He says Kyle Kaspereen of Easton stole 84-year-old Elaine Trachin’s wallet & her…
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report The driver of the car that rammed into a Phillipsburg school bus on Route 22 Tuesday afternoon was fleeing authorities in two states, WFMZ reports.  A bus transporting first- and second-graders from Phillipsburg Primary School was struck by a vehicle shortly after dismissal on Dec. 12, Daily Voice reported. Superintendent Gregory Troxell has said that some of the 22 students onboard received minor injuries.  The driver of the other vehicle had been the subject of a police pursuit that began in Lopatcong, WFMZ reported, citing the Warren County Prosecutor's Office. Authoritie…
KIDNAPPING: NJ Girl, 11, Returned Home Safely From Delaware, Accused Abductor, 27, Seized KIDNAPPING: NJ Girl, 11, Returned Home Safely From Delaware, Accused Abductor, 27, Seized
Kidnapping: NJ Girl, 11, Returned Home Safely From Delaware, Accused Abductor, 27, Seized An 11-year-old New Jersey girl was returned home safely after she was kidnapped in Wayne and taken to Delaware, authorities said. Darius Matylewich, 27, of Bear, DE. was captured on Sept. 10 after he took the girl earlier in the day from an undisclosed location near the confluence of Routes 46, 80 and 23 without her parents’ knowledge, they said. Certain specific details are being withheld to protect the identity of the child, whom authorities said Matylewich met while playing an online video game. Some information was provided in a joint release from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. V…
Fake Federal Agent Steals Sailboat In PA River: Police Fake Federal Agent Steals Sailboat In PA River: Police
Fake Federal Agent Steals Sailboat In PA River: Police A man claiming to be a federal agent was chased down in a stolen sailboat in the Delaware River on Thursday, Aug. 16, according to authorities. City police were patrolling the river near Penn's Landing around 7 p.m. when a member of a sailing club flagged them down about a stolen vessel, the department said.  A Philadelphia police boat cruised south and spotted the sailboat near the Walt Whitman Bridge, where a Coast Guard unit was already in pursuit, authorities said.  The thief stopped the boat, identified himself as a federal agent, and told the Coast Guard team he was armed,…
Trailer Fire Shuts Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Trailer Fire Shuts Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Trailer Fire Shuts Tacony-Palmyra Bridge All lanes of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge were closed Sunday evening, July 30 after a tractor trailer caught fire underneath it. The blaze broke out around 5 p.m.  .🔥 MAJOR FIRE 🔥🚧 ALL LANES BLOCKED 🚧All lanes are blocked at the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge due to a fire in Tacony. #kywnewsradio pic.twitter.com/VYA555LcJU — Traffic on the Twos (@KYWRadioTraffic) July 30, 2023 The bridge connects Palmyra, NJ to Philadelphia, and runs over the Delaware River. Videos of the blaze were posted to Citizen. No word on a reopening.
Search Ends For Infant Lost In Bucks County Flood: Officials Search Ends For Infant Lost In Bucks County Flood: Officials
Search Ends For Infant Lost In Bucks County Flood: Officials After more than a week of active efforts to locate 9-month-old Conrad Sheils, Bucks County officials are ending their search.  Sheils, his sister 2-year-old Matilda, and their mother Katie Seley were swept away in the flash flooding that submerged sections of Bucks on Sunday, July 16, Daily Voice has reported.  Seley and five other adults were found dead during the initial search that Sunday, police said at the time, but Conrad and Matilda remained the focus of a county-wide recovery effort for the week following.  Matilda's remains were found near the Delaware River on Friday, July 21 so…
'Decomposing' Body Pulled From Delaware River, Police Say 'Decomposing' Body Pulled From Delaware River, Police Say
'Decomposing' Body Pulled From Delaware River, Police Say Philadelphia police are investigating after a man's body was recovered from the Delaware River late on Sunday, July 23, the department told Daily Voice.  It happened just before 8 p.m. near the corner of North Delaware Avenue and Orthodox Street in Bridesburg, authorities said.  The remains were found in the water by a passing ship and reported to the US Coast Guard, police said. A police boat recovered the body and turned it over to the Medical Examiner's Office for identification, according to PPD.  The man is described as being white and between 40 and 50 years old. Polic…
Body Of 2-Year-Old Swept Away By Bucks County Floods Found 32 Miles Away Body Of 2-Year-Old Swept Away By Bucks County Floods Found 32 Miles Away
Body Of 2-Year-Old Swept Away By Bucks County Floods Found 32 Miles Away The body of a 2-year-old girl swept away by intense flooding last weekend in Bucks County has been found after a 6-day search. Matilda "Mattie" Shiels' body was found along the Delaware River in Philadelphia on Friday, July 21, AccuWeather reports. Her body was found after police in Philadelphia received a pair of 911 calls about a body being spotted in the river, and was recovered approximately 32 miles from where she was lost in Upper Makefield Township, the outlet says citing the Upper Makefield fire chief. Her brother, Conrad, 9 months, remains missing, and police said they are "devast…
I-80 Bridge Jumper Swam To Safety, PA Troopers Say I-80 Bridge Jumper Swam To Safety, PA Troopers Say
I-80 Bridge Jumper Swam To Safety, PA Troopers Say A person jumped into the Delaware River, Pennsylvania State Police told Daily Voice on Thursday.  The unidentified person jumped from the I-80 toll bridge around midday on July 20, 2023, PSP explained.  The jumper was taken in by authorities for "evaluation," said Trooper Anthony Petroski.  Their condition was not immediately clear. 
Neighbors Raise Thousands For Family Of Bucks Flood Victims Neighbors Raise Thousands For Family Of Bucks Flood Victims
Neighbors Raise Thousands For Family Of Bucks Flood Victims Community members and neighbors in Bucks County have pitched in nearly $80,000 to assist a South Carolina family affected by the weekend's storms.  Jim Sheils and Katie Seley were in the area visiting family with their three children on Saturday, July 15, when their car was disabled by rising water, Daily Voice has reported.  Sheils and the couple's 4-year-old son Jack were able to escape the flood, while Seley, her mother Dahlia, 2-year-old Matilda, and 9-month-old Conrad were swept away, police have said.  Dahlia was rescued and treated at an area hospital, while her daugh…
NJ Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap NJ Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap
NJ Swimmer, 19, Goes Missing At Delaware Water Gap Crews were continuing to search for a 19-year-old swimmer who went missing at the Delaware Water Gap. Witnesses said the Paterson man was trying to swim from the shoreline to the bridge abutments with three others when he began struggling in the current around 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13 at Karamac — located about a mile north of Route 80, in Warren County, officials said. Three other swimmers were later rescued by volunteer rescue team members from Portland Hook and Ladder Company out of Portland, PA. None of the swimmers were wearing a life jacket. The swimmer disappeared under the water, w…
Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities
Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities The man whose body was recovered from the Delaware River in Bucks County was allegedly fleeing police, according to the Coroner's Office.  Officials announced on Monday, July 3 that an adult man's remains were found on the riverbank near 6206 Radcliffe Street in Bristol Township. Just four days later, County Coroner Meredith Buck says he has been identified as 36-year-old Sokhon Sam of Philadelphia.  Citing Bristol police, the Coroner's Office said Sam was trying to steal a boat from a private residence on the 6600 block of Radcliffe Street on June 27.  When o…
Body Found In Delaware River Needs ID, Says Bucks Coroner Body Found In Delaware River Needs ID, Says Bucks Coroner
Body Found In Delaware River Needs ID, Says Bucks Coroner The Bucks County Coroner's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man found dead in the Delaware River on Monday, July 3.  Coroner Meredith Buck said an adult man's remains were found on the riverbank near 6206 Radcliffe Street in Bristol.  He is "thought to be the person who went missing" in the river near 6612 Radcliffe Street on Tuesday, June 27, but his identity has not been confirmed, she said. The man was wearing a gray, green, and tan camouflage zip-up hoodie with gray sweatpants and black sneakers, according to officials.  "His id…
Track US Air Force Flyover In NJ-PA Track US Air Force Flyover In NJ-PA
Track US Air Force Flyover In Nj-pa The U.S. Air Force is celebrating 100 years of air refueling on Tuesday, June 27 with flyovers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. The display by the 305th Air Mobility Wing includes a 15-jet formation of tankers and giant cargo planes over the Jersey Shore and Delaware River. The flyover begins from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey with one KC-135, eight KC-46s and six C-17s. The flyovers will follow the Jersey Shore starting at 1:03 p.m. in Asbury Park, heading south over Barnegat Light, Atlantic City and Cape May. The aircraft will then turn toward Philad…
All Clear: Philly Water Safe To Drink And Unimpacted By Spill, Mayor Says All Clear: Philly Water Safe To Drink And Unimpacted By Spill, Mayor Says
All Clear: Philly Water Safe To Drink And Unimpacted By Spill, Mayor Says Four days after a chemical spill into the Delaware River in Bucks County, municipal officials in Philadelphia say the city's tap water was unaffected.  Philly's tap water remains safe to drink and use, said Mayor Jim Kenney in an address late on Tuesday, March 28. As the city's water was not impacted by the spill, all ongoing advisories have been lifted, added the Water Department.  Mayor Kenney thanked "the swift action, caution, and preparedness" of municipal employees in handling the emergency.  "I'm grateful that no residents were exposed to unsafe chemicals in the City’…
Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA
Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA Human remains recovered from the Delaware River in Pennsylvania last week have been identified as a New Jersey college student, officials say. The body found by a fisherman in Falls Township, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 21 was that of 24-year-old Zachary Lodato, said Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck in a release.  Lodato had been officially missing since Jan. 27, she said.  "He is confirmed to be the person witnessed jumping from the Trenton Makes Bridge on that date," reads the release. Preliminary examination reveals "no obvious signs of trauma" though the offici…
No Contaminants In Delaware River, Water Safe Until Tuesday Afternoon: Philly Officials No Contaminants In Delaware River, Water Safe Until Tuesday Afternoon: Philly Officials
No Contaminants In Delaware River, Water Safe Until Tuesday Afternoon: Philly Officials Municipal officials in Philadelphia say that drinking water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe for residents to drink through 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.  After a latex spill occurred in Bristol Township around midnight on Friday, March 24, officials had been urging some residents who live along the Delaware River to avoid the drinking water, Daily Voice reported.  Now, the Philadelphia Water Department says that "hydraulic modeling and sampling results" indicate the water on tap in the affected areas will remain potable through Tuesday afternoon.  Base…
Chemical Spill May Have Tainted Drinking Water For Residents Along Delaware River Chemical Spill May Have Tainted Drinking Water For Residents Along Delaware River
Chemical Spill May Have Tainted Drinking Water For Residents Along Delaware River UPDATE: Philadelphia Water officials say tap water is safe to drink through Monday night, Marcy 27, following a chemical spill into the Delaware River Friday, March 24. Officials had been urging some residents who live along the Delaware River to avoid the drinking water after a chemical spill last Friday, March 24. UPDATE: Based on updated hydraulic modeling and the latest sampling, we are confident tap water from the Baxter plant will remain safe to drink through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27. We're continuing to respond to this incident. Follow for more updates: https://t.co/g0jrCcy17…
150 Gallons Of Fuel Spilled Onto Route 80 After Crash That Jammed PA, NJ Border For Hours 150 Gallons Of Fuel Spilled Onto Route 80 After Crash That Jammed PA, NJ Border For Hours
150 Gallons Of Fuel Spilled Onto Route 80 After Crash That Jammed PA, NJ Border For Hours Route 80 was jammed for hours after a truck carrying hazardous materials crashed, authorities said. This crash occurred at mile marker 1.2 on Route 80 eastbound in Hardwick Township at about 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. No hazardous material leaked from the jackknifed tractor-trailer, but there was a 150-gallon diesel fuel spill, Knowlton firefighters said. No one was hurt. Fire crews immediately began deploying absorbent pads and booms to keep the flowing fuel from the storm drains that empty to the adjacent Delaware River.  Station 22 Warren Co HAZMAT was requested as well to help wi…
Skull Fished Out Of Delaware River ID'd As Missing Trenton Man Skull Fished Out Of Delaware River ID'd As Missing Trenton Man
Skull Fished Out Of Delaware River ID'd As Missing Trenton Man A skull fished out of the Delaware River nearly 40 years ago has been identified as belonging to a missing New Jersey man, authorities revealed Monday, Jan. 30.  Richard Thomas Alt, a 31-year-old Trenton man, was last seen by loved ones on Christmas Eve in 1984, said Bucks District Attorney Matthew Weintraub in a statement.  Shortly after, Alt and his girlfriend disappeared. Both were suspected homicide victims, and police recovered the woman's body in Mercer County, New Jersey the following April, Weintraub said.  But Alt never turned up, leaving his loved ones without answ…