Entries by News Director

Human Trafficking and Servitude Bill Pass in State Senate

A measure sponsored by State Senator, Stewart Greenleaf, to address the growing problem of human trafficking clears a hurdle in Harrisburg. Bill 75 passed unanimously. Greenleaf says, Pennsylvanians need to be aware of what is going on concerning human trafficking. “It’s an evil that’s not only all over the globe, but right here in Pennsylvania. […]

Trial Ordered For Two Brothers Accused of Home Invasion

Two brothers from Philadelphia have been ordered to stand trial after being accused of committing a home invasion robbery in Towamencin Township on Saturday, October 19th. Authorities say, 24 year old, Phereourn Sream and his brother, 26 year old, Phrira Sream, along with two other men, assaulted and terrorized two brothers, who were inside the […]

Judge Denies Request For Gun Seller in Officer Fox Case

Convicted of selling the gun that killed Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, Michael Henry was sentenced to a prison term of 20 to 66 years. Henry attempted to have his sentence reduced. Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth denied Henry’s request Tuesday. Henry filed for a reduced sentence, calling the court proceedings, a circus atmosphere.

Towamencin Twp. Receives Grant Money For Fischer’s Park

Towamencin Township lands a grant through the Pennsylvania Greenways, Trails and Recreation program. Township Manager Rob Ford says, the Township will receive 170,000 dollars. “This is a 340,000 dollar project and we’ll be doing work down at Fischer’s Park to replace some old playground equipment and do some work on the dam. The playground will […]

Alzheimer’s Research Underway At 3 Universities in Pa.

Coping and living with Alzheimer’s Disease was the subject of discussion on Comment Please by Univest Monday, live from the West Main Diner in Lansdale. State Senator Bob Mensch says, a statewide Alzheimer’s Task Force includes research that’s being conducted at three universities in Pa   ”From Pitt and Penn and Penn State, there’s research […]

Long Prison Term For 21 Year Old Man in Rape of Girl

A 21-year-old Montgomery Township man won’t see the light of day for the next 10 to 20 years after admitting he sexually assaulted an 11 year old girl. Police say, Kareem Richardson sexually assaulted the girl several times in 2011 when he was 18 years old. An investigation was opened in June of 2011. The […]

Heroes Run Raises Funds For Children of Fallen Officer

The Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run Committee releases some numbers concerning money raised in the 1st Annual Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run of the Travis Manion Foundation.The run, held in early September, raised 32,000 dollars. 16,000 dollars will be presented to the Fox Children’s Fund to support the children of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer, Brad Fox. […]

Montco. Prison Guards To Vote On Union Representation

There’s been conflicting reports of have how life is for corrections officers at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Some recent comments from officers suggest the facility is in dire need of repairs and that staffing levels need to be boosted. Others call those allegations untrue and not representative of all correctional officers. The matter has […]

Property Tax Rebates Available To P.A. Residents

Pennsylvania residents who qualify can receive property tax rebates. “Residents who qualify should be age 65 or older, widows or widowers, age 50-years and older and residents with disabilities, age 18 and older.” Maia Warren is with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Warren says, some residents can receive rebates checks of more than 900 dollars. […]

Bucks Co. Congressman offers Different Idea For Health Ins.

The 8th district Republican is talking about a plan he has that would replace Obamacare. “I don’t want to be mean about this, but the President was trying to help, but instead of trying to help 41 million people access to care, there are ways to do it and much less expensive ways to do […]

No Tax Increase For Residents in Borough of North Wales

The proposed 2014 budget for the Borough of North Wales offers some welcome news for residents, no tax increase. The Borough has a little less than 1.6 million dollars in the general fund. The budget numbers are in line with the 2013 figures, according to Borough of North Wales manager, Nate Dysard. Health insurance has […]

Highways and Byways Busy For Thanksgiving Trips

It’s the day before thanksgiving. “It’s the busiest travel day of the year. That’s AAA East Penn’s Theresa Podguski “We have 43.4 million Americans that will be traveling 50 miles or more during this Thanksgiving Holiday and 37 percent of them plan to travel today(Wednesday) Podguski says, fewer people will be sky bound this year. […]

East Norriton Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle

A 28-year-old East Norriton man faces numerous charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection with a crash which killed his co-worker. Police say, Adam Bermudez was using his cell phone on July 2nd when he drove through stop sign in Hilltown on Dublin and Bypass Roads at around 4:25 in the morning, causing the trash […]

Former G.O.P Chairman Kerns, Arrested on Rape Charges

The former chair of the Montgomery County Republican Committee was charged with rape today.  Attorney Bob Kerns recently stepped down as party chair and was formally charged after a Grand Jury investigation. Montco DA Risa Fermansays Kerns spiked a bottle of wine with the sleeping aid Ambien, “Once she was unconscious and unaware of what was […]

Bucks Lawmaker: Teachers Should Be Judged on Merit

Bucks County State Rep. Paul Clymer wants to give public school administrators autonomy when laying off teachers. “When a school district has to furlough school teachers, under the present guidelines, it’s the last in the first out.” Clymer is the Chair of The State House of Education Committee and he wants administrators to decide which […]

Lt. Gov. Says Transportation Bill Will Help Montco., Bucks

Governor Corbett signed the Transportation Funding Bill today. A portion of the 2.3 billion dollars bill will help Montgomery and Bucks Counties “15 million dollars in the Sellersville bypass. Almost 17 million dollars and an extension down in Lower Bucks County at Bristol Road. That’s Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, who says 127 million is earmarked […]