Entries by News Director

School District To Implement Controversial Ed. Standard

National education standards called, Common Core is being implemented in the Souderton School District. Superintendent, Frank Gallagher. “We are implementing or aligning the Common Core standards, so we’re working on implementing Common Core in our language arts curriculum and math curriculum right now ad then eventually our social studies curriculum.” Gallagher rejects claims by some […]

State Rep. Calls Issuance of Same Sex Licenses an Overreach

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens says he doesn’t oppose gay marriage, but he does not support Montgomery County’s issuing licenses to gay couples. He says, the county could get caught up in a lawsuit. “If there is litigation, I would hope that the county taxpayers don’t have to foot that bill because of this […]

Attorney Accepted Sex as Payment, Suspended For 1 Year

A Bucks County attorney is barred from practicing law for one year after accepting sex from a client for the cost of legal fees. According to evidence obtained by a disciplinary panel of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, David Knight, who has offices in Middletown Township and Doylestown, Bucks County, agreed with a female client to […]

Police Say Book Keeper Stole 900-Grand

A 46-year-old book keeper faces a court date after police accuse her of stealing from personal and business accounts. Hilltown Township Police say, Lisa Rascher diverted cash to from the victim’s personal and business accounts to herself. The total take, according to police, more than 900-thousand dollars. Police say, Rascher carried out the plot over […]

North Penn HS To Remember Steve Frederick

The life of Steve Frederick will be remembered Saturday. Frederick passed away last Saturday at the age of 66. He was instrumental as band director in bringing the North Penn High School Marching Band to national prominence. Davis Giersch, who will conduct the music tomorrow, was with Steve during his last moments and someone in […]

Former Mobster Tells WNPV About Life In La Cosa Nostra

A former mobster tells Inforadio that the mob’s influence isn’t what it was 40 years ago, but it’s not going away. Michael Franzese was born into a New York mob family. He spent a lot of time in Philadelphia and South Jersey. “I knew Nicky Scarfo very well. There’s no question that the scrutiny and […]

Univest Corp. Will See New C.E.O at Helm in 2014

The Univest Corporation will get a new C.E.O. at the start of next year. Jeffery Schweitzer will replace Bill Achiele, who will stay on in an advisory role as chairman of Univest Corporation and Univest Bank and Trust Company when he retires his other posts at the end of the year. Schweitzer worked for Ernst […]

87 Year Old Man Dies After Being struck By Car

Upper Gwynedd Township Police say an 87-year-old man who was hit by a car on the 100 block of Hancock Road just before 10pm Wednesday, has died of his injuries. Police say, the man’s identity was discovered through a witness who knew the man who was struck by the car, as Al Shinskie. Police say, […]

Montco Congressman Wants to Delay Part of Obama-Care

Congressman Jim Gerlach wants to delay the individual mandate under Obama-Care. The 6th District Republican voted for a bill to delay the individual mandate for a year, just as the administration plans to do for employers with more than 50 workers. “The fact that they’re talking about hiring 20-thousand new navigators, available to help people […]

Couple offered a Marriage License in Montco Are a No Show

Montgomery County officials were prepared to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple. Register of Wills, Bruce Haines says the application was submitted last week. He and county attorneys reviewed the state law and comments from state attorney General Kathleen Kane, who says she believes the state ban on same sex marriage is […]

Seward Brothers Found, Return Home

The Seward brothers, Chadd and Mark, who had been missing since last weekend, have been found and are now back at their Hatfield Township home. The parents of the teens reported their sons missing after 14-year-old Chadd Seward left home last Friday evening at 6. Mark, 15-years-old, was last seen just after 10pm Sunday. A […]

Scammers Send Fake Checks in Con

The latest scam that’s come to the attention of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs is a con called the check scam. “They’re able to print these things up pretty easily. They usually have some information from a legitimate company and they will send you some extra money to try to get you to  […]

Montco State Rep. Concerned About Fingerprinting Mistakes

Fingerprints are a vital part of solving crimes and keeping track of inmates after the leave the prison system, but a State Rep. from Montgomery County is concerned about how the process is being handled by local police jurisdictions across the state after recent information from the F.B.I “Unfortunately two percent or four to five […]

Former North Penn High School Music Dir. Passes Away

A man who was credited with bringing national attention to North Penn High School’s marching band has passed away at the age of 66. Steve Frederick’s love of music blossomed at West Chester University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in music. Frederick also earned a master’s degree in secondary school administration at Villanova. Frederick […]

Congressman Says Govt. Can Save Billions in travel Expenses

Bucks County Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says the government needs to start cutting back on its travel expenses. Fitzpatrick has crafted a bill called“Stay in Place Cut The Waste”….. Fitzpatrick says the key to cutting expenses is through video conferencing. “And what it would do is cut 50 percent of government agency travel and replace it […]

Peco’s Power Supply Handling Demand in Midst of Heat Wave

From Peco’s perspective, the current heat wave is admittedly oppressive, but has not led to a record of peak usage, according to Peco’s Ben Armstrong. “Yesterday we had the highest usage during the week by our customers with 8,593 megawatts and that comes in 14th all time in our peak usage statistics for probably the […]

Blaze Destroys Restaurant, Impacts Pizzeria and Hair Salon

Fire guts a restaurant in Souderton, smoke and water impact two additional businesses. Fire officials say the blaze broke early Thursday morning at El Aquacate on the unit block of West Broad Street. Six people are now in temporary lodging due to the blaze. Apartments about the restaurant were effected by smoke and water. Broad […]

High School Welcomes Freshman Long before First Day

Souderton area high school is continuing an effort to help freshman students know more about the school before the first day of school. Souderton Principal Sam Varano says, it’ all about sending an important message to incoming freshman and their parents. “That we’re hear for you, rather than this imposing institution with imposing authority figures. […]