Entries by News Director

Accident Takes Life of Man Working at Elementary School

A man working at Skippack Elementary School dies after an accident occurred during the installation of lighting at the school. Montgomery County 9-1-1 dispatched an ambulance to the school around 10pm Wednesday night. It’s not clear if the worker was the victim of electrocution. The work was being carried out at night to avoid disturbing […]

Gerlach: I Would Vote “No” To Strike Syria

President Obama continues to seek out support for a resolution that would allow the United States to carry out a military attack on Syria chemical weapons stockpile. Congressman Jim Gerlach says, right now, he would cast a “no” vote to attack Syria, based on the information that’s available. “The Resolution only says, you’re only going […]

Judge Says Expect Quick Ruling in Same Sex Marriage Case

Pennsylvania is the only eastern state that prohibits couples of the same sex to marry. the topic was the focus of a court hearing Wednesday in Harrisburg before Commonwealth Court Judge, Dan Pelligrini. the state health department filed suit, asking judge pellgrini to order Bruce Hanes, Montgomery County’s Register of Wills, to stop issuing same […]

Wissahickon School Dist. Asst. Superintendent Leaving

The Assistant Superintendent of the Wissahickon School District is moving up the educational career ladder. Michael Marchese will get to drop “assistant” from his title in his new post when he becomes the Avon Grove School District’s new Superintendent. The Avon Grove School District has released information through its website that Marchese will start in […]

Hatfield Man faces Hearing After Fleeing From Police

A Hatfield man faces a court hearing in connection with allegedly leading Lansdale Borough Police on a chase that eventually ended in front of his home. The August 24th incident started just before 2:30 in the morning, when a Lansdale Borough Police officers saw two men banging on the windows of a blue truck, urging […]

Showdown in Commonwealth Court On Same Sex Marriage

A Commonwealth Court Judge will take up a dispute today between the state health department and Montgomery County on the issuance of same sex marriage licenses by Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes. The state is asking the court to order Hanes to stop issuing the licenses based on a 1996 state statute that […]

Man Wants Reduced Sentence in Deadly Gun Sale

September 13th will signal a sad day for a family and a local police department. The date will mark one year since Plymouth Township Police Officer, Bradley Fox, was killed in the line of duty at the hands of convicted felon, Andrew Thomas, who purchased a gun and used it to kill Officer Fox. Thomas […]

Former Fire Co. Treasurer Charged With Theft Waives Hearing

Ken Nolan, former treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Fire company, will remain free on 100,000 dollars bail after waiving his court hearing Tuesday. Nolan now faces a formal arraignment on October 23rd to face charges, accusing him of stealing nearly 250-thousand dollars from the Upper Gwynedd Fire Company from 2006 to 2012, when he was […]

Montco. Looks to Create Ordinance to Protect Gays, Others

A vote on an ordinance to protect members of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities could come in Montgomery County sometime near the fall season. Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro says a work group is trying to determine if Montco can adopt such an ordinance. “We’ve exploring that legal question and we hope to be able […]

Two Men Charged with Murder of 2010 Pennridge Grad.

Two men are in custody in connection with the murder of Pennridge High School graduate, 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak. Wheeling Police have charged 22-year-old, Craig Peacock of Lewiston, Florida and 24-year-old, Jarrett Chandler of Winnfield, Louisiana. The two men were arrested at a campsite in Wheeling used by oil and gas workers. Both men are being […]

FEMA Reminds Families and Individuals About Being Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, Tim Manning, a guest on Monday morning’s AM-Edition on WNPV says, families and individuals should have blankets, flashlights, battery operated radios and develop a home escape plan. Manning says, you also may want to include a non-family member. “Say you can’t bet back to your […]

Montco. Comm. College Will Install Solar Panels

Solar Power is coming to Montgomery County Community College, an initiative by the college in cooperation with siemens to bring more awareness to green technology. the panels will be set-up near the intersection of Morris Road and Route-202. The 44 panels will be capable of producing more than 12-thousand watts of power. The panels will […]

Univest: Jobs and Wage Increases Needed To Spur Economy

Univest’s Vice President of Investments, Bill Van Sant says, the economic recovery will continue to be slow unless two things heat up. “The number of new jobs being created every month and probably more importantly than that, wage increases.” Van Sant says, those will be keys to maintain and grow increases in consumer spending to […]

PPL Customers Will See Increase Per Kilowatt Hour

The cost of electric supply for PPL customers will see an increase beginning this Sunday, September 1st. PPL Spokesman, Bryan Hay say, homeowners will see a kilowatt hour increase from 8.2 percent to 8.7 percent. “Roughly, five dollars more a month for customers using 1,000 kilowatt electricity hours a month.” Hay adds, small business owners […]

Veteran at Hatfield Twp. Police Dept. is New Chief

Department veteran, William Tierney, will take over as chief on Monday. The Board of Commissioners made the appointment official Wednesday night. Tierney has been with the Hatfield Township Police Department since 1985. Tierney started as a patrolman, then moved up to Sergeant in 1998 and Lt. in 2007. Tierney takes over for retiring Chief Mark […]

Sen. Casey: Pres. Should Strike Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Should the U.S. and its allies take out Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons. Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey believes President Obama has the power to make a move without consent from Federal lawmakers. “I believe the War Powers Act allows the President to take military action, especially when you consider that chemical weapons are […]

This Weekend “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The Pa. Dept. of Transportation, and State Police will be out in force this weekend with an initiative to prevent crashes due drink drivers or motorists who use drugs and become impaired behind the wheel. PennDot’s Brad Rudolf says, the campaign, which started in mid-august is called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” “And it’s […]

Poll: Pa Residents Agree With State Law on Marriage

The State’s Constitution has a provision that protects marriage, but since July, the Montco. Register of Wills Bruce Hanes has been marrying same sex couples. Pennsylvania pollster, Dr. Terry Madonna is just out with a new poll indicating that 76 percent of respondents oppose Montgomery County’s action of issuing same sex marriage licenses, in opposition […]