Regional Roundup: Man Found with 40 Bags of Suspected Heroin, Needles
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Man Found with 40 Bags of Suspected Heroin, Needles: Police responded to a two-car accident on the 1300 block of Byberry Rd. where the victims were hit by a driver who had some questionable items in his pockets. While conducting a search of the driver of the striking vehicle, Robert Hawk, 31 of Warrington, police found 40 separate glassine baggies containing blue wax paper with suspected heroin in his cargo pocket, and three used blue wax paper sheets inside the one cut glassine baggie. The police report said officials also removed three needles from Hawk’s right front pocket. Get the details of this crime on Lower Moreland Patch.
Governor Signs Three Execution Warrants for Convicted Murderers: On May 29, Gov. Tom Corbett signed execution warrants for three men, each of whom were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. Two of the men were convicted of murders in Philadelphia. With these latest warrants, Corbett has now signed 14 execution warrants. Read more about this on Bensalem Patch.
Intersection Improvement Plans Discussed: Residents and officials from both Lower Southampton and Northampton filled an informational meeting held by PennDOT Wednesday night to discuss possible improvements that could be made to the intersection of Maple Avenue (Route 213) and Bridgetown Pike. An engineering firm hired by PennDOT presented three different options to residents. Learn more about the improvement plans on Lower Southampton Patch and Northampton Patch.
What Would You Like to See Here?: Hatboro-Horsham Patch wants to know what you'd like to see in place of The Old Mill Inn, which has been listed for sale since July 2011. Share your opinion on what the shuttered and flood-ravished Old Mill Inn should house on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.
First Friday to Provide Shuttle Service: The Doylestown First Friday committee is starting two new initiatives to try to ease parking headaches during the monthly event. Starting Friday, June 1, the Doylestown DART bus will shuttle First Friday attendees from the county parking garage to the downtown area. First Friday volunteers also will place signs around town directing drivers to the lots that allow free public parking during the event. Read more on Doylestown Patch.
Bristol Township Elementary School Holds Science Symposium: Maple Shade Elementary School is planning a Research and Science Symposium. Students in every classroom—from kindergarten through 6th grade—will conduct an experiment to answer a question. Learn more about the symposium on Levittown Patch.