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1 hr ago | News Times

A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Upper Darby, PA

5 hrs ago |

Emergency Preparedness Exercises Held at DCCC

The following was provided to Patch by Delaware County Community College: After much planning, the College and the Marple Police Department, in conjunction with many other local law enforcement, fire and emergency management agencies, held an emergency preparedness exercise [Friday].


Related Topix: Fire

9 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

An officer walks near the scene of a shooting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Darby, PA, Media, PA, Opinion

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Area Medical Facilities Consider Higher Security In Wake of Fatal Shooting

What security changes, if any, will come at local hospitals and health care facilities in the wake of Thursday's deadly shooting inside a medical office on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, in Delaware County? Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events ... (more)


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

14 hrs ago | WTVC

Prosecutor: Man faces charges in hospital shooting

A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

17 hrs ago |

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday: Delaware County authorities say a psychiatric patient, Richard Plotts, fatally shot a caseworker who accompanied him to an appointment with a psychiatrist at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on Thursday.


Related Topix: Beaver County, PA

18 hrs ago | CBS Local

Darby Medical Center Shooting Prompts Question - Should Doctors Carry Guns To Work?

Primum non nocere. Above all, do no harm. It's safe to say that many physicians, nationwide, have this philosophy.


Related Topix: Darby, PA

18 hrs ago |

5 stories to follow: July 25

The psychiatrist returned fire with his own weapon and critically injured the patient, identified as Richard Plotts.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Five Philadelphia traffic judges acquitted of ticket-fixing

A long federal investigation into the Philadelphia Traffic Court has ended with five judges being acquitted of conspiring to fix tickets.


Armed Doctor Shoots Hospital Gunman

A gunman who had shot two people, killing one, at a Delaware County hospital was stopped Thursday afternoon when his own doctor shot him.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Darby, PA, University of Pennsylvania

Pa. home sellers don't have to disclose murders, satanic rituals

Home sellers in Pennsylvania are under no obligation to disclose if a house was the site of a murder, a suicide, or even satanic rituals, according to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Thornton, PA


1 Female Employee Dead, 2 Wounded In Shooting At Darby Wellness Center

We are following breaking news in Darby, Pa. where one female employee is dead and two are wounded in a shooting at the wellness center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus.


Related Topix: Darby, PA, Lansdowne, PA, Retail, Dicks Sporting Goods, Sporting Goods

Business Journal

Report: Three shot at Delco hospital

The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. on the third floor at the Darby, Pa. medical center in Delaware County.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Darby, PA, Lansdowne, PA

Cops: Boy, 11, shows up at policing center with 27 injuries

He walked into the Upper Darby Community Policing Center on Long Lane near Radbourne Road about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, just steps behind a woman.


Related Topix: Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA

Nagging dispute over a small Delco dam

Weeds grow through chain-link fences and cracks in the pavement in a corner of Media Borough.


Related Topix: Media, PA, Upper Providence Township, PA, Broomall, PA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ralph Loucks Rogers, retired research chemist

Ralph Loucks Rogers, 92, formerly of Norwood, Delaware County, a retired research chemist, died Thursday, July 10, of heart failure at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Pittsburgh, PA, Indiana, PA, Wilkinsburg, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Home sellers don't have to tell buyers about murders, other...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice J. Michael Eakin. Read Eakin's profile. Sellers of properties where horrific events - such as murders - have occurred do not have a legal obligation to tell prospective buyers about those tragedies, the state Supreme Court has determined.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Mortgage, Foreclosures, Personal Finance

Cops: Drunk falls out of moving constable van

A man who received his third driving under the influence offense Sunday morning for causing a three-car collision in Upper Darby found himself on the road again that evening when he fell out of a moving constable's van that was transporting him to prison, police said.


Related Topix: Upper Darby, PA

CBS Local

Delco SPCA Partners With Local Stage Company To Pitch Pet Adoptions

Animal advocates are getting creative, taking to the stage as they spread the message to adopt rather than shop for a family pet.


Related Topix: Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA, Drexel Hill, PA

Some Wegmans fruit recalled

Delta Air Lines ' subsidiary Monroe Energy L.L.C. has signed a five-year agreement with a Texas-based company, Bridger L.L.C. , to receive 65,000 barrels of domestic crude a day at its oil refinery in Trainer, Delaware County.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Trainer, PA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA