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Bucks Co. Non Profit Addresses Issue of Bullying

The Network of Victim Assistance or NOVA, a Bucks County non profit, is reaching out to school children who are the targets of bullying. Nova’s Elementary Education Coordinator, Mary Worthington says, it’s important for the parents of a child who’s being bullied to know the details. “Where is the hot spot, where is it happening, […]

Local Counselor: Rx Drug Abuse on Rise in Bucks and Montco.

Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway. “Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the […]

Towamencin Twp. Manager Faces Court Date on DUI Charge

A District Judge in Souderton has ordered a trial for Towamencin Township Manager Rob Ford, in connection with a DUI charge stemming from an August 17th DUI checkpoint by the North Penn Area DUI Task Force. Ford was stopped at Cowpath Road and Cindy Lane, where police offices say they could smell alcohol on Ford’s […]

Witness Provides Partial Tag in Attempted Child Luring

Hatfield Township Police have a little more information in connection with the attempted luring of a 9-year-old boy on Wheatfield Circle in Hatfield Borough, just after ten Monday morning. A witness has come forward with a partial tag of the maroon van the suspect was driving. It’s a Pennsylvania tag with the letters Y-H-E. The […]

Workshop For Families With Special Needs Children

Families with special needs children are invited to attend a workshop Wednesday night called “Living With Special Needs in The Family: Taking Care of Everyone’s Needs. Doctor Robert Naseef will talk about various special needs, including autism, attention deficit disorder, behavioral problems, all of which, according to Dr. Naseef, ultimately impact the family. “Hopefully, they […]

Police Looking For Suspect in Attempted Child Luring

Hatfield Township Police are investigating an attempted child luring in the area of Wheatfield Circle, Hatfield Borough. Police say, it happened just after 10am Monday when a 9-year-old boy was riding his bike. He was stopped by a man in a maroon work van. The suspect ordered the boy to get in the van. The […]

Court Date For Man who Fired Bullet at Party

It was a shot that was accidentally fired, according court documents, but the bullet sailed through the neighbor’s storm door. Lansdale Police say, it happened at a party on May 3rd on York Road when 58-year-old, Gordon Arthur, inadvertently fired at gun in his home. Arthur made an apology to the neighbor, just after the […]

MCCC Involved in Pilot Program to Help High School Grads

Montgomery County Community College is playing a more active role to bridge the readiness gap between graduating high school students and potential employers. “Trying to builds a pipeline of future, of specifically advanced manufacturing workers by reaching in to the high schools and the college doing more pathway planning with students,” That’s Montgomery County Community […]

Toomey: Pres. Could Drop Med. Device Portion, End Shutdown

As the government shutdown enters its third week, Pennsylvania U.S. Senator, Pat Toomey says, it’s apparent that the president will not sign legislation that de-funds the affordable care act, but he believes the President may negotiate on another part of the act. “Hopefully, repeal some of the more egregious laws in Obama Care that have […]

Lower Salford and Police Agree On New Four Year Contract

Lower Salford Police Officers have a new four year contract that starts in 2014 through 2017. The current contract is due to expire at the end of the year. The new accord calls for a raise of 2.75 percent in the first year and a three percent increase for 2015,16 and 17. First year officers […]

Fire Prevention Week Highlighted at Skippack Fire Co.

The Annual event is a celebration of fire prevention week. Despite the weather, hundreds of Township residents came out to learn about fire safety. The demonstrations included putting out a fire in a building as well as a simulated vehicle rescue. Chief Hayden Marriot says, events like this help the fire company recruit new members. […]

Former Law library Dir. Pleads Not Guilty In Theft Case

The former Director of the Montgomery County Law Library enters a not guilty plea after being accused of stealing nearly 5,000 dollars from the law library. Authorities say, 61-year-old, Bruce Piscadlo used the money to buy personal items for himself and staff members. He’s out on 20,000 dollars bail. Piscadlco, according to court documents, carried […]

Local Chamber of Commerce Develops “Perk Up” Program

Workforce development efforts in Upper Montgomery County have been given a thumbs up from the Secretary of the State Depart. of Community and Economic Development. Alan Walker met with representatives of the Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce Thursday in East Greenville. “You go in to a lot of communities and you meet people who have […]

Perkasie Borough Settles with Family in Fatal Shooting

A June 9th, 2012 incident that resulted in the death of a Sellersville man at the hands of a Perkasie Borough Police officer has been settled for a reported 550-thousand dollars. Michael Marino Jr. was arrested and handcuffed, but during a struggle with police while the 26-year-old was in handcuffs, one of the officers fired […]

Organizer of Menlo Pool Party Charged with Deception.

A pool party that got out of hand at the Menlo Aquatics Center in Perkasie on August 11th results in charges against the person who rented the pool, Antwan Garfield. According to police, Garfield told officers he organized the party for his brother, Dion Waters, an NBA player. Garfield told officers he did not sell […]

Teva To Eliminate 5,000 Jobs

Just last week, Merck announced it would cut 85-hundred jobs. Now, Israeli drug manufacturer, Teva, will eliminate five-thousand jobs. Teva’s U-S headquarters is located in Montgomery Township. Teva has nearly 7,000 U-S employees. The company has over 700 employees working in Montgomery Township. Teva announced in the spring that it would close its Bucks County […]

Still Time To Donate Coats, Other Items For Veterans

The American Legion Riders Post 234 in Souderton is holding a special drive for veterans. Nancy Buck is the Coordinator for Post 234. “We’re in our 5th year now of collecting coats and hygiene products for veterans who are at the Coatesville Veterans Hospital. Some vets are there for an extended period of time and […]

Author on Pa’s Bonusgate on Comment Please By Univest

The Author of the book “Keystone Corruption” was a guest on Comment Please By Universt Monday afternoon. Brad Bumstead says, he was inspired to write the book while covering bonusgate trials, which landed a number of legislative leaders in prison. “Really a hundred years or more of Pennsylvania corruption.” Bumstead documents misdeeds back more than […]