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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A resident of the Elmwood Park Zoo for almost 20 years, Anasazi the Jaguar even graced the zoo's logo and signs.
The Elmwood Park Zoo today issued a release announcing the death of Anasazi, the zoo's beloved jaguar resident of almost 20 years. According to zoo officials, Anasazi died on Thursday, Feb. 28, of apparent kidney failure resulting from complications with cancer. He was 19 years old. Veterinarians had been caring for the ailing jungle cat for most of the past year with a special diet and medications and had planned to euthanize the animal to end it's suffering. Anasazi died on his own before that could happen, according to the release. Anasazi came to the zoo in 1994 from a wildlife preserve in Maryland and quickly became popular with staff and visitors alike. His image even graces the logo for the zoo and appears in many of the zoo's …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sean Quinn, 46, died Monday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Philadelphia's FDR Park, township police said.
Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch is reporting that 46-year-old Lower Merion police officer Sean Quinn was found dead Monday morning in South Philadelphia. Quinn died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath. The township released the following statement at 12:23 p.m. Monday: Lower Merion Police Superintendant Michael McGrath regrets to report that Officer Sean Quinn, a respected veteran of the force, was found this morning deceased as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Quinn was found unresponsive is his personal vehicle which was located in FDR Park located on Pattison Ave. in South Philadelphia. Superintendent McGrath issued the follow statement, “The Lower Merion Police …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Four dead in Montgomery County; the most recent was a 26-year-old Lansdale man, who died at Abington Memorial Hospital.
The influenza outbreak in Montgomery County has claimed its fourth and youngest victim of the flu season. 26-year-old Andrew Pogoda died Jan. 3 at Abington Memorial Hospital, according to WTXF FOX 29 [link goes to video report]. Pogoda suffered from asthma, which complicated doctors' efforts to help him recover from the illness. The other three victims of the flu in Montgomery County have been among the elderly. Health officials have recommended that everyone over the age of six months be vaccinated. Montgomery County health officials recently expanded the hours for free vaccination at sites around the county. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported earlier this week that 40 people have died from influenza-related causes in the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said two people were killed shortly before 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in a crash on the northbound lanes of Route 309 between East Valley Green Road and Camp Hill Road at the eastern edge of Whitemarsh Township.
Police were called after medics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a 5-month old baby girl.
According to The Times Herald, the Norristown Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-month old baby girl Thursday night. Officers arrived at the home in the 1000 block of Cherry Street shortly before 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, to find medical personell already on the scene had tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a 5-month old baby girl who was found not breathing. The mother had reportedly come home and found the baby not breathing and the father asleep. The mother called 911 and the baby, who had been born prematurely and reportedly had difficulty breathing, was pronounced dead at Montgomery Hospital. According to the Herald report, police are investigating whether or not the father had accidently rolled onto the child …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Roughly 21,000 inflatable slides will be recalled from Walmart and Toys 'R Us stores due to the death of a woman as well as reports of severe neck injuries.
From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walmart and Toys 'R' Us are announcing the recall of about 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides. During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions and carries inadequate warnings and instructions. The CPSC is aware that a 29-year-old Colorado mother died in Andover, Mass. after fracturing her neck going down a Banzai in-ground pool water slide which had been placed over the concrete edge of a pool. The victim hit her head at the bottom of the slide because it had…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Norristown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Norristown's Charles Genuardi, 102, the eldest of five brothers who founded Genuardi's Supermarkets, died of kidney failure Friday, Sept. 16.
Friday, July 29, 2011
It's the second death at an area SEPTA station in just over a week.
A person is dead at the Lansdale SEPTA station after being struck by a train shortly before 8 a.m. today. Lansdale Borough Council President Matt West was aboard a southbound train at the station at the time of the incident. West told Patch that all passengers aboard that train were made to disembark and were told that another train would not be available for two to three hours. By 9:30 a.m., authorities had moved a stopped southbound train to access a man's body that had been pinned beneath it. Workers from the Montgomery County Coroner's office were seen examining the body on the adjacent tracks. The man's body was loaded onto the last car of the stopped train. To accomodate police activity and the ongoing investigation, Hancock Street …