Entries by News Director

New Special Ed Funding Comm. Wants Feds To Keep Promises

Pennsylvania’s Special Education Funding Commission is in place, and it will soon begin hearings. The Commission’s task has its sights set on changing the current funding method, which allocates funds based on a set percentage of a school district’s enrollment. State Rep. Bernie O’neill has been calling for the move for years. He says the […]

N.J. Man Arrested on Charges of Robbing Knapp Rd. Bank

A Hamilton, New Jersey man is behind bars in connection with allegedly using a note that threatened he had a gun in order to rob the Citizens Bank branch on Knapp road in Montgomery Township, just after 3pm on May 23rd. Montgomery Township Police say, the bank branch is located in the Montgomeryville Giant Supermarket. […]

Neshaminy Teachers Agree To Tentative Deal

The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the Neshaminy School Board began negotiations for a new contract in 2008. Fast forward to 2013, and the two sides have agreed on a tentative deal, ending five years of bitter disagreements and two strikes. Although details of the accord have not been released, it’s believed the new pact […]

Montco Comm. College Approves Tuition Increase

A tuition hike has been announced at Montgomery county Community College. The school’s Board of Trustees announced the increase as part of the college’s operating budget for 2013-14. Students who take 12-credits per semester will see an increase of 432 dollars for year. Students taking on 15-credits or five courses, will pay an additional 540 […]

Royersford Teen Remembered By Many on Skippack Trail

Students, parents and friends laid flowers on Skippack Trail in Palmer park Monday to remember Julianne Siller. The 17-year-old Spring-Ford Area High School student was allegedly murdered at the hands of her boyfriend Saturday night in the park, after an argument he had with Siller at his parents house in Skippack. More is coming to […]

Weights & Measures Dept. Keeping An Eye on Gas Pumps

The price at the pump has slowly increased over the last two weeks. The Director of Consumer Affairs for Bucks County, Mike Bannon says, the County’s Department of Weights and Measures is always checking pumps to ensure drivers are getting the amount of gas they purchase. “We will check that out to make sure it’s […]

Lansdale Remembers Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Thousands of Bucks and Montgomery County residents paused today to remember the sacrifices carried out by the men and women of the U-S Armed services. Services were held today Memorial Park. Event organizer, Jay Davler says, more and more, people realize that today is not just a day to have a barbeque. “I think with […]

Lansdale Candidate Must Choose Seat or Job.

The dust hasn’t settled yet from the primary election in Lansdale last week. Democrat Kathleen Becker won her party primary in the ward two Borough Council race, but her name might not appear on the November ballot because a policy instituted by her employer last month after the deadline to withdraw prohibits the members of […]

Teen Charged with Murder in Stabbing of Royersford Teen

One young girl’s life has violently and tragically come to an end. Meanwhile, another teen will likely see the rest of his life through bars after allegedly committing the act that took the life of 17-year-old Julianne Siller. Police say, Saturday night, between nine and ten, violence erupted at Palmer Park when 16-year-old, Tristan Stahley […]

Senator Casey Crafts Bill to Help Veterans

Helping veterans as Memorial Day approaches is the goal of a bill sponsored by Senator Bob Casey. Casey has crafted legislation that would make it easier for veterans to start a small business by way of a franchise. “It would provide a tax credit for veterans who choose to purchase a franchise and open a […]

College Students Feeling Stress Can Seek Help on Campus

It’s not known why a 21-year-old college student from Skippack failed to return home after leaving the University of Rhode Island last Thursday. Matthew Royer eventually made contact with his family, ending a week of emotional turmoil for his parents, who held a news conference on Monday in an effort to reach their son. Dr. […]

Lansdale Woman Charged With Homicide By Vehicle.

Hatfield Township Police say a Lansdale woman’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit and she was reading a text when she slammed into two teens just after 11:30 at night on April 26th on route 309, killing 15 year old, Dennis Kee and injuring another teen. The teens were walking on the shoulder […]

Missing College Student Found Alive in NC

Matthew Royer, who was the subject of a massive search and investigation by several police jurisdictions has been found alive in North Carolina. According to reports, the 21-year-old Skippack resident is with his  family at an unknown place in North Carolina. Royer had been missing since leaving the campus of The University of Rhode Island […]

Operation Weed Whacker: Marajuana Worth Millions Confiscated

District Attorneys from Montgomery, Bucks, Deaware Counties, along withPhiladelphia announce a major drug bust in connection with “Operation Weed Whacker”8 men are under arrest and nearly 37-hundred pounds of marajuana with a street value of almost 15-million dollars is off the streets. The investigation started in September, when large amounts of marajuana was being sold […]

Montgomery County to Offer Locations For Human Services

Montgomery County officials are getting ready to take the wraps off their new Nava-kit Program, according to Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro. “They’ll be able to go to an office where, no matter what their issue is, a veteran who needs benefits or a mom who is struggling with a young child with autism or a […]

Local Tea Party Member Wants Deeper IRS Investigation

Retired Navy nurse, Dot Michael, took part in a protest at a Horsham IRS building earlier this week. Michael is the coordinator of the Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots of Eastern Montgomery County. Michael says, the hearings in Washington are only one step in a process that she feels need to move to another level. “A […]

Scammers Likely To Use Okla. Tornado For Donations

The nasty side of nature has once again reared its ugly head by way of the deadly and destructive force of a category four tornado. Scammers arelikely to prey on the sympathy of the public to solicit donations,according to Bucks County Director of Consumer Affairs, Mike Bannon. “These unscrupulous people will call people as way […]

Parents Make Emotional Plea To Their Missing Son.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a college student from Skippack continues. 21-year-old, Matthew Royer, after a few sightings, has seemingly vanished on his way home from the University of Rhode Island. Police say he left the campus on Thursday at 6:30. He was seen by video at a Sunoco on routes-78 and 100, just […]