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Tuition Expert Offers Tips For College Students

An expert on college selection says the published tuition rate at the university you’re thinking about sending your son or daughter to is not set in stone. Edward Fiske has just put out his 30th annual Fiske Guide To Colleges. Fiske was a guest Friday on Comment Please By Univest. “When it comes down to […]

Lansdale Borough To Address Trash and Recycling Ordinance

Lansdale Borough Council will take action on a trash and recycling ordinance on Wednesday. It will prohibit haulers from picking up after seven at night or before six in the morning. Council member, Mike Sobel says some haulers were picking up earlier than that. “Some of the commercial properties were being picked that early and […]

Police Say Man Flees To Pa. Turnpike After Burglary

Two Lower Salford Township Police officers were injured as a result of a chase involving a New Jersey man. The officers were treated and released from a nearby hospital.  According to police, the man was suspected of burglarizing a Harleysville gym. The incident happened a little after 3:30 Saturday morning when officers spotted Isaiah Crawley […]

George Zimmerman Not Guilty in Death of Trayvon Martin

Six jurors in Sanford, Florida have found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of teenager, Trayvon Martin. Jurors could have found Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. It became clear that jurors were not considering the 2nd degree charge when they sent a message to Judge Debra Nelson, asking about instructions regarding […]

Suspect in Theft of Wedding Gifts Turns Himself In

Police say, a Bridgeport man wanted in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars in wedding gifts has turned himself in. 35-year-old, Joseph Franzone Jr. turned himself in to the District Justice in Skippack Friday Morning. Police were able to use surveillance video to determine Franzon’s identity in connection with the Sunday, July 7th […]

Sen. Toomey: Another Fiscal Cliff Around The Corner

Another fiscal cliff is looming this fall, according to Republican Senator, Pat Toomey. Toomey says, Democrats continue to refuse to do traditional appropriations bills. “That creates a dilemma of how do you continue to funs the government. What we’ve done is recent years is a terribly bad policy, which is, you roll out this thousand […]

Conservation Officer Provides Tips If You See a Bear

Bear sightings in Bucks and Montgomery Counties have increased over the last several weeks. Cassie Zlecksi, a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer says, bears people are seeing have been recently kicked out the den. ”They’re still young and looking for an area to call their own. They are afraid because it’s the first time they are […]

Wet Weather Has Mosquitos On The Prowl

Montgomery and Bucks County residents are being warned that their property could become a breeding ground for mosquitos. Dennis Murphy of Moyer Indoor Outdoor in Souderton says resident need to be proactive. “There’s some things a homeowner can do. If they eliminate any kind of staining water, even dog dishes sitting out for a day. […]

Thieves Hit Inglewood Elementary School, Flee With Copper

Burglars take advantage of the July 4th holiday to burglarize Inglewood Elementary school on Allentown Road. Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickenson. “They gained entry through an area that was under construction at the time. They took ten 20-foot long copper pipes, 18 brass ball valves, 100 copper fittings of various sizes and five reels […]

Missing Lansdale Woman Believed To Be In Phila.

Lansdale Borough Police know more about a missing Lansdale woman, Sergeant Alex Kromdyk says, Amanda Schumacker was seen in Philadelphia on North Broad Street Tuesday with a male. “From that report, she was o-k, but we would really like her to reach out to Lansdale Borough Police to make sure she’s safe.” Schumacker, 26, was […]

Man Found Dead in Lower Pottsgrove Home After Standoff

A Pennsylvania National Guard Solider who failed to report for duty since last Friday led Pa. National Guard Command to check on the man who lives on the 1300 block of Lynn Drive in Lower Pottsgrove Township. Authorities arrived just before noon. After several hours, officers heard a gun shot from within the home. Just […]

Montco Hopes To Save Big Bucks in Energy Consumption

Montgomery County officials are staking steps to cut their energy consumption. Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro says, they’re looking to cut it in half. “Making our buildings much more energy efficient, looking at ways to use our power more economically and carefully. In doing so, you have the short term dollar savings, but then you’ve got […]

Man Sent To Prison For Sexual Relationship With Teen

A Souderton man will spend nearly two years behind bars in connection with a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. According to court records, Keith Hunter admitted to the court that he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old girl. The incidents happened between August of 2011 and March of 2012 in Franconia Township. Hunter was […]

MCCC Prof. Cites Economic Problems For Egyptian Unrest

The civil and political unrest that continues to plague Egypt is mainly economic and the inability of past leaders to address the economy, according to Dr. Tom Kolsky, Professor of Political Science and History at Montgomery County Community College. Kolsky says, Hosni Mubarak, the third of three military leaders, continued the peace with Israel and […]

Police Investigate Bottle Bomb in Towamencin Twp

someone detonated a bottle bomb in Towamencin Township, an act that police believe could have been precipitated over bad blood between residents. Towamencin Township Police say the device exploded on the 300 block of Erie Drive Monday night just before 10:30. Residents who heard the loud blast saw a Honda Civic driving away. The Montgomery […]

Local Consumer Expert Offers Tips to College Students

Heading off to college can be an exciting time, but it can also be a confusing time in life when considering the financial jungle that college students have to navigate in an effort to be on a good setting when starting year one. Mike Bannon, Head of the Bucks County Consumer Affairs Department says a […]

Proposed Ordinance Aimed at Unruly Renters

An ordinance that would make landlords responsible for the behavior of their tenants is in the preliminary discussion stage among Lansdale officials. The idea is to cut down on nuisance calls that require a police response. Borough Council member, Jack Hansen days, it gives landlords a means of dealing with problem renters. “If they get […]

Downed Power Line Severs Power To More Than 1,000 Homes

Power outage….two words homeowners never want to hear, particularly when it’s pushing 90 degrees. More than 1,000 residents in Montgomery Township were left without electric for a period of time on Monday due to a power line that was down. Power outages occurred mainly in the area of North Wales Road and Bethlehem Pike. The […]