Entries by News Director

Use of Hands Free Device While Driving… Not Free of Danger

The debate over hands-free devices while driving continues, but now there’s more information that suggests it’s not safe. AAA East Penn’s Theresa Podguski says, a recent study shows it’s dangerous. “Reaction time slows, brain function is compromised and drivers scan the road less and miss visual cues. So there is sort of inattention blindness. Even […]

Political Watcher: Gov. Corbett’s Initiatives Need Support

The Republicans may have a majority of the State House and Senate, but G.O.P. Governor Tom Corbett might not get any of the legislative priorities he’s been pushing for, according to political watcher, Dr. Terry Madonna. “I think pensions probably get put off. Transportation and liquor privatization an outside chance. But I’ll tell you what, […]

NP School Board Pres. Says Parents Believe in Ed. System

In passing a new budget, North Penn School Board President, Vince Sherpinsky says, he feels parents believe in the educational system at North Penn and know their children are getting a valuable education. The North Penn School Board recently passed a budget, unanimously. “At the prescribed baseline of Act 1, which is 1.7 percent of […]

Montco S.P.C.A Receives Grant

The three animal shelters operated by the Montgomery County S.P.C.A get some help by way of a grant of more than 74-thousand dollars.  Executive Director Carmen Ronio says, the S.P.C.A can go through those funds in about three weeks, but he adds, the animals are cared for and fed. Many animals, he says, eventually find […]

State Lawmakers Eye Gas Tax To Fix Roads and Bridges

You might have to pay more at the pump to help pay for rehabbing Pennsylvania’s road and bridge infrastructure. “We need to do those things before there is an accident or heavy knows.” That’s State Rep. Kathy Watson who says she doesn’t like lifting the capon the state’s wholesale gasoline tax, but believes it’s necessary […]

Companies Target Seniors in Offering Inflated Deed Prices

Montgomery County Recorder of deeds Nancy Becker says two private companies have been offering homeowners copies of their deeds at jacked up prices.  She says the solicitations are misleading and come in official looking envelopes: “For a senior citizen, it looks like a bill. I’m sure they would send their 89 dollars in.” Becker adds that […]

Car Hits Pole in Upper Gwynedd Township

Despite smashing head-on into a utility pole, the driver not only survived the crash, but was not injured during the impact. Upper Gwynedd Township Police say it happened at around noon Sunday. Police say, the driver, a man in his mid 20’s, told officers he tried to swerve his vehicle when he saw something moving […]

Grooming: Part of Proposed Child Protection Law.

A series of child protection bills that were crafted over the Jerry Sandusky scandal are moving forward in HarrisburgBucks County State Rep. Kathy Watson sponsored a bill that passed in the House. Watson says, another bill, crafted by State Rep. Scott Petri, includes a ruse used by sexual predators called “grooming.” “Which is a form […]

Local Cardiologist: Actor’s Death Serves As Wake-Up Call

The death of actor James Gandolfini has spurred debate about coronary artery disease. Doctor Todd Alderfer, a cardiologist at Alderfer and Travis Cardiology in Sellersville, says people may feel good, but in many cases, the internal workings of the body offer a different view of what could be really happening. “They don’t know what their […]

Burglary Ring Arrested After Targeting Hatfield Businesses

Two men and a woman face a combined total of 97 charges in connection with a theft ring that targeted metal manufacturing and recycling businesses. The businesses in Hatfield township were burglarized between October and April. Police say, 27-year-old Michael Dasburg of Allentown and 25-year-old Robert McBrien of Quakertown face 61 charges, including multiple counts […]

Souderton Area School Board Vote in Favor of Budget

Taxpayers in the Souderton Area School District with a home assessed at 150-thousand dollars will pay an extra 37 dollars for the 2013-14 school year, after the board voted 6-2 to approve the final budget at 108-million dollars. There was a gap in the budget of 800-thousand dollars, but the increase to taxpayers will cover […]

Liquor Store Reform May Fall Short in Harrisburg

Political reporter, Pete De Coursey, the Editor of Capitol Wire.com believes state store reform has a less than 50-percent chance of getting done prior to budget passage at the end of the month. Chuck Mcilhinney of Bucks County unveiled a reform package this week. But De Coursey says two other local senators have been non-committal. […]

Heroin Dealer Sentenced

A Lansdale man will do a stint in prison after coming clean about his activities with heroin. Police say 34-year-old Paul Gensert admitted to selling heroin in the Lansdale Borough and violating his probation on a previous run-in with the law. Gensert will spend 11 ½ to 23 months behind bars for selling heroin between […]

NP Class of 2013 Encouraged to “Pursue Their Dreams”

The weather prevented graduation ceremonies from going forward Tuesday night, but Wednesday night presented a picture perfect backdrop of sunshine and blue skies as 973 seniors at North Penn High School received their diplomas. School Board President, Vince Sherpinsky, encouraged the 2013 North Penn Graduates to pursue their dreams, invest in themselves and never forget […]

Lansdale Borough Police: Teen Stabbed His Brother

A Lansdale Borough teen is behind bars. Police say he stabbed his brother at around 6pm on Sunday. It happened on the 300 block of West 6th street. Police say the stabbing happened as a result of a heated argument. His brother is believed to be in his early 20’s. Police say, multiple charges have […]

Bucks Co. State Senator Weighs in on Privatization

Debate continues in Harrisburg on liquor privatization. Bucks County State Senator, Chuck McIlhinney, unveiled a proposal for liquor sales yesterday. McIlhinney says, there’s fairness for all concerned under his proposal, including people who have beer distributors and other liquor licenses. “What I heard from is the existing licensees, some currently in the beer business and […]

Lansdale Borough Police Look For Hit and Run Driver

Lansdale Borough police are looking for the driver of a hit and run truck. Police say a white pick up truck, described as a Ford F-250, backed into an unoccupied Mazda CX-7 outside the Third and Walnut Bar on June 7th just before 9:30 in the evening. The Mazda sustained damage. Anyone with info can […]

New Law Allows Family of Victim To Attend Parole Hearing

Starting on September 1st the family members of crime victims in Pennsylvania will be permitted to attend the parole hearing of the offender. The bill, signed by Governor Tom Corbett Tuesday afternoon, was authored by State Rep. Mike Vereb in response to the murder of Ellen Gregory Robb by her husband, Rafael…who received ten years […]