Entries by News Director

Hilltown Township Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction

Hilltown Township Police says someone tried to lure a child into a car with the ruse of identifying himself as a police officer. The incident happened around 6:15 Friday evening on the 600 block of Fairhill Road. He was driving a 4-door white Nissan Maxima. Police say a concerned neighbor scared the suspect away. He’s […]

Political Analyst: Nation Differs with Pres. On Syria

Political analyst, Dr. Chris Borick says, most Americans do not support military intervention in Syria and he doesn’t think the President’s interviews today and address to the nation Tuesday night will sway public opinion. “As much as I give the bully pulpit of the Presidency a lot of power in terms of moving the public, […]

Playground Upgrades on Hold For Now

Souderton Borough Council is likely headed back to the drawing board on how to pay for improvements to the Borough’s Chestnut Street Playground. According to Borough officials, contractors looking to land the job of renovating the playground have left borough officials stunned by the costs associated with the improvements. Borough officials estimated the job at […]

Local Hospital Offers Free Prostate Screenings

Men over 50 years old should be tested for prostate cancer. Abington Health Lansdale Hospital will offer free screenings on Saturday, September 21st from 8am to 10am. The hospital’s director of community health, Kathy McCarter says, statistics show that early detection of prostate cancer often leads to successful treatment. “The screenings are free on Saturday, […]

North Penn School Dist. To Hold “Community Conversations”

North Penn School District Superintendent, Dr. Curt Dietrich is ready to answer your questions about the district through a series of community conversations. “The first one is Thursday afternoon, September 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Lansdale Public Library. We also have one coming up on October 17th at the Upper Gwynedd Township Building. […]

Man Faces Hearing on Possession of Pot Plants and Guns

A Skippack man waives his hearing in connection with his arrest on allegedly growing pot plants in his back yard. Police found 14 pot plants and a number long guns at the home of 35-year-old, David Diehl on August 26th. Police ay, Diehl, who lives on the 800 block of Bridge Road is prohibited from […]

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 […]