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3 hrs ago | Concord Monitor

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Darby, PA

4 hrs ago | SFGate

News of the Day From Across the Nation, July 28

The 48-year-old driver and his family, who are all deaf, had waited for several minutes Saturday at a downtown intersection as a large crowd taking part in the walk, including some in zombie makeup, went by, Officer David Stafford said.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Police: Man kills son, 5, wounds the boy's mother

Police say a Philadelphia man shot and killed his 5-year-old son and critically wounded the boy's mother before trying to kill himself as officers closed in.


19 hrs ago | WFTV Orlando

Hospital shooting highlights common gun rights argument

It was a terrifying scene at a Pennsylvania hospital, where a doctor shot one of his patients three times in self-defense after the patient shot and killed a hospital employee.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Yeadon, PA

19 hrs ago | NBC Bay Area

Gunman Suicidal After Killing Child

Shots were fired after a gunman broke into a Delaware County home, killing a young boy and critically injuring a woman.


Yesterday |

Tucked into Pa. bill, funding that critics call pork

They are among the several dozen projects worth tens of millions of dollars that the legislature has designated for special funding this year.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Philadelphia, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Low- or No-Cost Vaccination Clinics Planned in Delco

The Pennsylvania Health Department has planned three low- or no-cost vaccination clinics in Delaware County.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Psychology Today

A Little Advice About Guns

Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about hima Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said, "We do believe that there were some issues between the doctor and the ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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