Entries by News Director

Burglary Could Land Lansdale Man Behind Bars For 22Yrs

The theft of scrap metal was just the beginning of a day long saga for a Lansdale man in the early morning hours of January 12th that eventually led to his arrest at his former wife’s home in Montgomery Township. 31-year-old Edward Soloman Jr. now faces the prospect of spending 11-to-22 years in prison after […]

Using Math to Recycle: 5 North Penn Students Compete in NYC

Five North Penn High School students are in the “Big Apple” today to compete in the Siam Moody’s Math Challenge. North Penn junior, Priya Kikani and four of her classmates will use math to develop a solution for recycling. Kikani says, on a larger scale, the experience is a confidence builder and sign of things […]

Fitzpatrick Likes House Plan for Federal Budget

Budget talks are going on in Washington. Local Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says three very different visions have been laid out. “The House budget that passed, comes to balance in ten years. The Senate budget, which was passed subsequent to ours, increases taxes by about a trillion dollars. It doesn’t reform any of the spending programs […]

Negotiations Moving Forward on Former Souderton High

The Souderton Board has approved a re-negotiation of the terms of sale of its old high school, according to Souderton School Board President, Bernie Currie. “So that means the developer has gotten approvals more quickly from Souderton Borough and that means Souderton Borough must be please with what the developer wants to do. The District […]

Police Ask For Public’s Help in Hit and Run

Lansdale Borough Police search for a hit and run driver. The incident happened just after the noon on Wednesday at the Pavilion Shopping Center when a Ford 150 STX pick-up truck hit an unoccupied parked vehicle in the parking lot of the shopping center. According to Police, a witness saw a middle aged white male […]

Bomb Squad Responds to Box Left on Courthouse Steps

There were some tense moments Thursday afternoon at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a box was discovered on the steps of the courthouse. The County Bomb Squad responded to the courthouse at around 12:30. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a brown box from a large delivery company was found outside the door of the courthouse. […]

Univest V.P.: Country Needs To Improve Monthly Job Numbers

The economy continues to be the focus of concern and subject of conversation. V.P. of Investments at Univest, Bill Van Sant says, while home and car sales are heading in the right direction, one issue could possibly impact the growth of the economy. “What will happen with sequestration. What will be the outcome with some […]

Police: Woman Used Power of Attorney To Profit

Tinicum Township Police have charged a 64-year-old woman in connection with stealing a large sum of money from a 93-year-old woman. Danawa Buchanan is accused of taking close to 320-thousand dollars from Angelina Darago. The investigation revealed that Buchanan became close with Darago’s brother, Frank, who left his sister in his will. Police say when […]

Firefighters Find Flames Inside Drywall of Home

Montgomery Township on Taylor Road. The blaze erupted Wednesday morning just before 9:30 inside a piece of drywall. Firefighters were able to minimize the damage by quickly extinguishing the flames before they could spread. The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes. Fire officials say, no family members were injured as a result of […]

Prescription Drugs Often Pose Household Danger

Souderton Police Chief Jim Leary is warning parents of the danger lurking in their own medicine cabinet. “Pharm party occur when young people, generally 15 to 21, raid moms or dads medicine chest, and very often raid grand moms and grand dads medicine chest, find medicines that they think will be of interest. They bring […]

Doctor Faces Drug Charges

A doctor who worked out of a Lafayette Hill office is in some hot water with authorities after being accused of writing prescriptions to drugs to three drug-dependent patients. Court records show that people who visited the office of doctor Michael Rosen referred to him as “doctor feel good.”  After interviewing patients, dating back to […]

State Rep’s Bill Would Allow Judges To Stay Until 75

State Judges are currently required to retire at the age of 70. Montgomery County State Rep.Kate Harper believes its an unfair and unwise requirement. “I see no evidence and I’am a lawyer, that judges suddenly become incompetent on their 70th birthday. More importantly, you want wisdom in a judge and life experience helps with wisdom.” […]

Could New School Superintendent Be on Current Staff

The Souderton School district may promote from within to replace Superintendent Fred Johnson. The Board is scheduled to vote tomorrow night on a proposal to make Assistant Superintendent and Director of Pupil Services, Frank Gallagher, the new Superintendent. Fred Johnson recently announced that he accepted a education job in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Spike in Manufacturing in The Region

The C.E.O. of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce says 4 out of 5 jobs being created in the region are in manufacturing. Ron Wonderling says lower energy cost are the reason why. “Being driven, first, as its always been driven is by the great location of the Philadelphia region. Great transportation access from railroads […]

Town Meeting Focuses on Redevelopment of Madison Lot

Lansdale officials held a town meeting Tuesday night about the redevelopment of the Madison lot. The plans call for a private developer to put up two multi story buildings with 250 high end apartments and 20-thousand square feet of retail space between them. Lansdale Borough Council Pres. Matt West put the focus on the broader […]

Court Date Set: Man Wanted in Series of Burglaries

A man who once lived in Lansdale will soon be in front of a Montgomery County Judge to answer for an alleged crime spree of theft, burglaries and identity theft that date back to 2005. Authorities say 37-year-old Haun Nguyen faces 22-felony charges stemming from burglaries at the silk factory lofts apartments in Lansdale in […]

Scammers Try To Take Advantage of Recent Tragedies

Phone scammers are again trying to take advantage of tragedies, according to the Director of Consumers Affairs for Bucks County. Mike Bannon says, when people ask for money over the phone, it should signal a red flag. “Unfortunately we have received some calls about people asking for money about the Boston Marathon and even about […]

Harleysville Co. Acquired For 210 Million Dollars

Harleysville based, Met-Pro Corporation has been sold to CECO Environmental Corporation of Cincinnati for 210 million dollars. Met-Pro is a global provider of product recovery and pollution control, fluid handling and filtration solutions. There’s no word on how the takeover will impact employees at Met-Pro.