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Police focus on the pros, cons of body cameras

Aug. 18, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Gun — check. Badge — check. Body camera — check. Clipping a video camera to his chest is not something Central Bucks Regional police Cpl. Cliff Horn ever thought would become part of his pre-shift ritual. And two years ago, when Horn, then an officer, learned the...

Helicopter instructor, student pilot hurt in hard landing

Aug. 10, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A helicopter with a student pilot and an instructor aboard made a hard landing at a small airport in southern New Jersey, leaving both injured and the aircraft on its side. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter ended up in a marsh area just west of the...

Friendships, jobs advice come from online community groups

Jul. 30, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When Carmen Sapara and her husband moved to the Central Bucks area last year, she had few connections. "I knew two people, a friend and my real estate agent; that's it," said Sapara, who moved to Plumstead from East Windsor, New Jersey. She turned to the Doylestown Community Facebook...

A year later, families of 4 murdered young men remain raw

Jul. 21, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the sweltering heat of a summer day, Sharon Patrick walked the cornfields of the DiNardo family's Solebury Township farm, praying the rosary. She told herself that her Jimi would be found, perhaps traumatized, but alive. Aimee Sturgis King stared up the long driveway toward the...

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

Jul. 16, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman with a painkiller addiction has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby. An autopsy found the baby died from a combination...

As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

Jul. 14, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds. Even among this year's most prized voting bloc...

Pennsylvania-based sailor dies during Navy training exercise

Jul. 10, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor from Pennsylvania has been killed in a training exercise. Navy officials say 23-year-old Ensign Sarah Mitchell, of Feasterville, was injured during small boat training in the Red Sea Sunday. Mitchell was taken to a hospital in Aqaba (AH'-kah-bah), Jordan where she...

Teen gets about 6 to 12 years in drug-related robbery death

Jul. 1, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A teenager has been sentenced to more than six to 12 years in state prison in a suburban Philadelphia slaying that investigators said stemmed from a botched drug-related robbery. The (Lansdale) Reporter reports that 17-year-old Harrison Moss apologized as he was sentenced last week...