Thursday, May 9, 2013
It's been nearly 2.5 years since Diane Corado was allegedly abducted from her Falls Township home; her body was found in a New Jersey creek, according to reports.
Diane Corado, of Falls Township, was declared legally dead in 2011 after she went missing a year earlier, and though officials didn’t have her body, the district attorney’s charged her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Lamon Patterson, with murder. In a startling turn, reports indicated that after all this time, Patterson, 50, allegedly told authorities where the body was, and Corado’s remains were retrieved from a creek in Camden N.J. two weeks ago, philly.com reported. At the year anniversary of the crime, Falls police Lt. Hank Ward told Patch that investigators had “exhausted everything,” and only had Patterson, who wasn’t talking. On Dec. 16, 2010, Corado was staying with a friend at the Village of Pennbrook apartment complex, when Patterson …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wade’s Comic Madness will be giving away hundreds of comic books as part of the annual Free Comic Book Day.
Spiderman and Batman and Superman, oh my! Stories featuring those household comic book heroes and more will be given away in stacks on Saturday at Wade’s Comic Madness in Falls Township. The Free Comic Book Day giveaway runs from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to store owner Wade Shaw. “The emphasis on there is the ‘free’ part,” said Shaw, 40, who’s been collecting comic books since he was a kid. “We give out a nice stack of them. We really want people to enjoy them and show people that comics are alive and kicking.” Shaw’s store is one of thousands nationally and internationally that, since its establishment in 2002, celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Participating stores purchase freebie comics for 25 cents or 30 cents each, for …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fueled by a Levittown's man's massive collection, Wade's Comic Book Madness began 20 years ago.
Some questions never have to be asked. Like who is Wade Shaw's favorite comic book superhero. Everything from the logo on the sign at his business to a sizable personal collection tucked away–and not for sale–at his shop, Wade's Comic Madness, Shaw is all about Captain America. "He’s always been my favorite character, but Iv’e always liked a lot of different characters," said Shaw, 40, a virtual lifelong comic book and Captain America memorabilia collector. "There’s always going to be some new trinkets that I can find from the past." But, as for why Shaw keeps a cardboard cutout Captain America, countless unopened action figures, an old-school metal lunchbox, framed posters and several hundred other pieces on display at his store? "I don'…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Piazza's Bakery offers game-inspired treats as Philly opens a four-day home series against the Pirates.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Gardeners are readying their plots for planting at Falls Community Park.
As he planted spinach, cabbage, broccoli and romaine lettuce in one of two raised beds at Falls Township Community Park, Joe Grabowski had one thing on his mind. How could he keep the rabbits from nibbling on his garden-in-waiting? Would chicken wire keep them at bay, Grabowski wondered. "The rabbits are going to be an issue," Grabowski said after weeding and turning the soil in the first plot. In all, 46 raised planting beds are situated beneath a fence inside the 60-foot-by-100-foot plot, located next to the playground in Phase One of the park. Grabowski, a first-time user of the 2-year-old community garden, considers himself lucky to have been able to snatch up two plots. All 46 of the plots have been claimed. Finding a new garden …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The remains of Molly Lynch, 22, were discovered in Pemberton Township in June 2012. She had been reported missing to Falls Township police in April 2012.
The body of a Falls woman who had been reported missing last April was identified Wednesday by Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas as Molly Lynch. The remains were found off of Quail Run Trail in Pemberton Township, N.J. by two people riding all terrain vehicles on June 17, 2012, according to the police statement. Lynch, was reported missing to the Falls Township Police Department in April 2012. At that time, she was 22 years of age. "Molly was identified through information received after the case was publicized," the statement says. "The investigation into her death is continuing, and law enforcement officials are now asking the public to provide information to help …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Plots are available in the community garden established at the Falls Community Park. Interested gardeners have until April 1 to fill out an application.
Volunteering a Saturday morning to shovel piles of dirt in under-40 degree weather is not something you do because you have to, it's something you do because you want to. The five members of the Falls Community Garden Club steering committee definitely want to be at the park this chilly Saturday morning because they want to. They are hard at work preparing for the opening of the garden's second year at Falls Community Park, expanding the area with six more raised beds, increasing the total to 46 inside the 60-foot-by-100-foot plot, located next to the playground in Phase One of the park. Garden club president Phil McAloon and Hank Ward, a Falls Township police officer, spent the past two weeks constructing the bed frames. After placing the…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday morning from the TD Bank on W. Trenton Ave. in Falls Township.
The FBI has reported a man walked into TD Bank in Falls Township Saturday morning and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man demanded $50 and $100 bills, or he would shoot, Phillyburbs.com reports. The teller gave him the cash and he fled, last seen headed west on West Trenton Avenue. This was the second TD Bank robbed Saturday. Someone shot there way into the TD Bank in Abington, Montgomery County, when the branch was opening. FBI described the Falls robber as a white male in his late 50s, wearing a brown jacket with lighter color collar, jeans and a plaid “newsboy” style cap and glasses. He has is approximately 5-foot seven inches tall with a medium build. The FBI said that the man is considered armed and dangerous.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Children 10 and under are invited to the hunt at 1 p.m.
The Falls Township Parks and Recreation Department invites families to come out Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. to Falls Community Park and participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is free and open to children 10 and under. If the forecasts are correct, it looks like the weather will hold out long enough for the hunt. According to the National Weather Service, the Levittown area will see temperatures in the 40s with a high of 49, but no rain until Sunday.