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: Former St. Vincent de Paul Parish Parochial Vicar Reverend George Cadwallader was one of five Philadelphia-area priests removed from the ministry after a ”thorough and complex” investigation into reports of sexual abuse of minors by clergy and violations of the church's Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. Read more on Northampton Patch.
: One tower has already been installed at 1249 Dennis Rd. in Southampton, and three more will soon follow. Officials say the new towers that are being installed by the American Tower Corporation, the same company updating and installing towers in Northampton, will increase cellular service throughout the community. Talk about it in the comments on Upper Southampton Patch.
: Patch Editor Saliqa Khan speaks with Rep. Fitzpatrick and Bensalem Mayor Joe DiGirolamo about Salute to Our Veterans 2012, an upcoming job fair focused on securing jobs for local veterans. Watch the video on Levittown Patch.
: Trevose troopers investigated several Parx Casino incidents that took place between Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30. Police investigated to two separate incidents of counterfeit bill reports, a reported theft and criminal trespass. Get the details on Bensalem Patch.
: The Bucks County District Attorney's Office, Lower Southampton police and Solebury police are investigating candy canisters marketed with the images of missing children. Investigators are looking into whether the sales of candy from canisters left in various stores around the county are in violation of the Pennsylvania Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act. While the canisters do note that they are not a charity, a large photo and biographical information about a missing person is prominent on the packaging. Learn more about the possible scam on Lower Southampton Patch.
Doylestown Borough police are investigating three separate cases where someone tried to obtain Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, from area pharmacies with fake prescriptions. The first report of a fraudulent prescription came on Thursday, April 26, police said, followed by another attempt on Friday, April 27, and Sunday, April 29. Oxycodone, sold under the brand name OxyContin, is increasingly abused in the Central Bucks area, including by teenagers because of the euphoric effects it produces. Get the details on Doylestown Patch.
Six students involved in what some are calling the "Great Food Fight of 2012" at Council Rock North have been suspended and will receive citations charging them with disorderly conduct, according to Newtown Township Police. The school's principal Susan McCarthy said a number of senior boys initiated the pre-planned food fight, which posed a health and safety risk. Read more about the “Great Food Fight of 2012” on Newtown Patch.
: Forty-eight SEPTA employees will share a $107.5 million jackpot after winning the Powerball Lottery on Wednesday, April 25. Once the winnings are split, each winner will get roughly $2.2 million. Read more on Lower Moreland Patch.
: Two fathers, whose children attend Wood, were fighting over which of their sons was better suited to play on the boys' lacrosse team. The two men were cited for disorderly conduct Wednesday after an argument turned into a physical fight at a lacrosse game. Get the whole scoop on Warminster Patch.