Entries by News Director

Ga. Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

Towamencin Township Police arrest an Augusta, Georgia man on a host of charges stemming from a search of his car. Police say, 45-year-old John Foote was sitting in a car at an Exxon station on Sumneytown pike on Monday at around 2am with the lights and engine off. According to police, the odor of alcohol […]

Montco. Official Wants D.N.C To Come To Philly in 2016

Could the 2016 Democratic National Convention be coming to Philadelphia. Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro is among Democratic leaders who are trying to lure the convention to the region.  Shapiro says, the process is lengthy and competitive. “Putting together a work group that is going to do some of the early fundraising and make […]

Local Cardiologist: Healthy People Receive Stents

Former President George W. Bush received a stent for a blockage in one of his arteries. Sellersville cardiologist, Doctor Todd Alderfer says, most former President’s get an annual stress test. “Where they run on a treadmill and they usually get a nuclear stress, so they have a nuclear agent injected to try and look for […]

Couple Face Trial on Prescription Fraud and Other Charges

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office says a couple cooked up a scheme to obtain massive quantities of the prescription drug Adderall through the use of the identities and health insurance of two people. Court records show that the couple, from Chalfont, 42-year-old Melanie Keyser and Eric Harrell, 39-years-old, worked together in getting the Adderall […]

State Rep. Says Common Core Standards Should Not Be Feared

A local State lawmaker says the Federal Government is not trying to implement new education standards through something called Common Core. State Rep. Paul Clymer chairs the House Education Committee says local residents are adopting Pennsylvania Core Standards. “These standards are only applicable to public schools, not private, religious or the home school community. They […]

Manna On Main Street Calls on Volunteers For Food Drive

Manna On Main Street continues its efforts in confronting hunger with a food drive scheduled for next Saturday, but more volunteers are needed to collect food donations. Manna On Main Street’s Anthony Tarzia. “Will be looking for people to help out with any number of distribution bags. Right now we have community captains that are […]

Man Sentenced For Sexual Involvement With Teens

42-year-old Jairo Castillo, a one-time resident of the Souderton Garden Apartments will face time in prison on guilty plea. Castillo, according to court records, was involved with a 14 year old gild and a 17 year old girl in October of 2011. He was charged with various offenses, including deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting minors. […]

More Legal Filings Over Same Sex Marriage in Montco.

The issue of same sex marriage in Montgomery County has more legal hurdles before it, after Commonwealth Court granted the State’s request for an expedited process, giving the State Health Dept, until August 12th to file a brief. County spokesman Frank Custer says the county will then have until August 19th to file a response. […]

Warning: Used Cars Damaged By Flood Waters Being Sold

Cars damaged from Hurricane Sandy are starting to surface, and that’s why the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs is offering a brochure for things you need to know when buying a used car. Mike Bannon is the Director “It talks about how to spot a flood damaged car, a moldy type smell in the […]

Habitat For Humanity Designates Home For Purple Heart Vet.

Bucks County Habitat For Humanity will break ground on two homes this morning. Resource Development Director For Bucks County Habitat For Humanity, Debbie Lynch says, there are two themes to Tuesday morning’s groundbreaking. One is The House That Faith Built. The second theme is called The House That Valor Built. Lynch says Jeff Garber will […]

Gaming Revenues Continue To Help Homeowners.

Gaming revenues to the rescue for homeowners again, in the Souderton and North Penn School Districts. Next school year, residents in the North Penn School District will get a rebate of 178 dollars, while Souderton homeowners will see 182 dollars. The moves comes by way of The Taxpayers Relief act of 2006, which was upgraded […]

Select Committee Concludes Hearings on School Safety

Montgomery County State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, member of a select committee on school safety, says several hearings were held across the state to address the issue of various strategies in keeping schools safe from violence, but the possibility of arming teachers failed to connect with those who attended the hearings. “In conversations that I’ve […]

North Penn Commons Aims To Offer Privacy

Combining four non-profit into one location on Main Street in Lansdale is part of the North Penn Commons, According to Russ Johnson, C.E.O. of the North Penn Commons Project. “What this particular project offers is a complex that when people arrive there no one will know why someone is going to this complex.” Johnson hopes […]

Elder Abuse is Often Concealed and Hidden

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office continues its efforts in protecting the elderly. Bradford Richman, an Assistant D-A and Captain of the Elder Abuse Training and Outreach Unit says, elder abuse is often hidden and much of it never comes to the surface. “You have people in facilities or very often at home being taken […]

Educator From China To Speak To Teachers in Pennridge

A teacher in 21st century learning is coming to the Pennridge School District from China to talk to teachers at a cost of 38-hundred dollars, a move that was passed at the Scholl Board’s July 29th meeting.  Dr. Yong Zhao is a global leader in 21st century teaching. Zhao is expected to talk to Pennridge […]

Montco Stands Its Ground on Same sex Marriage Licenses

Montgomery County officials are not backing away from their stance of issuing same-sex marriage licenses. County Solicitor, Ray McGarry released a statement Friday, along with official documents, urging Commonwealth Court to reject the State Health Department’s suit ordering the Register of Wills to stop issuing same sex marriage licenses. Montgomery County Register of Wills, Bruce […]

Stephens Cites Recent Case For Proposed Child Sex Abuse Law

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens cites a recent case for support of House Bill 436, which compels anyone working with children to report sex abuse, without having to go through a chain of command. Stephens says, Upper Perkiomen Township Camp Director, Ryan Wexelblatt, was charged with failure to report the sex abuse of a […]

Non-Profit Continues Its Outreach to Help Abuse Victims

Laurel House continues to provide services to women who suffer from domestic abuse. The abuse can range from physical to mental abuse. Director of Development and Community Outreach for Laurel House, Tina Reynolds says Laurel House is considered a comprehensive domestic violence agency. “We look at it as our shelter being at one end of […]