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November 21, 2017

Public Safety

Philadelphia man arrested for child pornography

By Alex Lloyd Gross Taron Brown , 23, of the  1400 block of West 72nd Avenue was arrested by Philadelphia Police during the late afternoon hours of November 15, 2017. He is charged with sexual abuse of children, and related offenses.  While there is no evidence that Brown ever physically touched any of the children,

CVS pharmacy damaged in Bensalem crash

By Alex Lloyd Gross A one vehicle accident in the parking lot caused serious damage to the CVS store located on Hulmeville and Byberry Roads in Bensalem. Shortly after 10:30 PM November 15, 2017,  an elderly lady apparently reversed her vehicle and slammed into the wall of the store. The force of the impact punctured

Joe DiGirolamo reelected Bensalem Mayor

By Alex Lloyd Gross In a very tight race for the job of mayor in Bensalem, incumbent  Joe DiGirolamo was in the fight of his political life and came out the victor against challenger Bryan Allen. The republican has been at the helm in the Bucks County township  for a while. During that time he

Cops looking for “Butt Crack” bank robber

By Alex Lloyd Gross A 40 year old Phoenixville male is wanted by police in Lower Bucks County Pa for robbing several banks. The most recent one was a Santander Bank on Street Road  in Bensalem.  The robber will announce a crime and then get the money and leave. In this case, Peter Harkins is

Fatal head on crash closes Woodhaven Road

By Alex Lloyd Gross A head on accident closed Woodhaven Road from Interstate 95 last night, October 30 2017  about 7:00PM . What was left of the evening rush hour was forced to exit at Street Road.   At least two people were removed by ambulance from the scene. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a woman

Candidates for Mayor of Bensalem debate

By Alex Lloyd Gross The two men want the title of Bensalem Mayor. One already had the job, Joseph DiGirolamo  and the other,  Bryan  Allen wants to take it away.  To allow the voters in Bensalem the opportunity to determine who they think is the better person for the job, the two  agreed to a

Crash injures three and closes Bensalem gas station

By Alex Lloyd Gross A grinding three vehicle crash  damaged the property of a gas station on Street Road  in Bensalem Twp. late last night. According to police, shortly after 10:00 PM a vehicle traveling east on Street Road went off the road near Eddington Ave. and slammed into a light pole which was property

Bensalem school kids walk for Red Ribbon Day

By Alex Lloyd Gross Red Ribbon Week started 32 years ago ,in 1985.when the Bensalem School District and Bensalem Police Deapertment commemorated the murder of DEA agent Enrique  Camerena. Today, October 27, 2017 ,  about 2000 school kids , marched,  from Snyder Middle, Shafer Middle and Rush Elementary Schools  north on Hulmeville Road, to the

Woman hurt in Philadelphia house fire

By Alex Lloyd Gross As firefighters raced to the a house on fire today, October 26, 2017  on the 4700 block of Meridian Street, they were met with a huge column of smoke from blocks away. They knew the fire would be raging when they arrived.  from the front of the structure,  only smoke was

Wanted for robbery and car jacking in Philadelphia

On October 20, 2017, at approximately 11:00 pm, the victim, a 56 year-old-male, was delivering pizza to a Luk oil Gas Station located at 5748 Baltimore Avenue. After making his delivery and returning to his vehicle minutes later, he was approached by an unknown black male who pulled a gun from his waist band, pointed

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