Marcelo Rizzo, 38, of Elizabeth, N.J., was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for driving drunk last November and crashing his car after he weaved in and out of traffic. His 9-year-old daughter was thrown from the car and killed.
Years after the manufacturer U.S. Gauge contaminated a large swath of land in Sellersville with trichloroethylene, Bucks County officials cleaned up the tainted soil. Then the Jones family, which has long been in the business of heat-treating metal, bought the property and built a factory on it.
As Wawa reigns in the Philadelphia suburbs and communities are changing, smaller, local gas stations are floundering. Some have closed, leaving skeletons of defunct gas pumps, oil stains on the cement, and a question for sellers and prospective buyers: Does this property even have a future?