Entries by News Director

Cameras Are Vital Source of Crime Fighting says Former D.A.

The use of surveillance cameras to deter crime continues to a source of crime fighting for police agencies. Montgomery County Commissioner, Bruce Castor says, cameras are key in stopping crime and catching people who carry out acts of violence and drug dealing. “I think that the municipalities are missing an opportunity if they don’t take […]

Woman Who Killed Teen in Hit & Run Faces July Arraignment

A 31-year-old Towamencin Township woman who allegedly fled the scene on route-309 after hitting two teens and killing one in late April, has waived her preliminary hearing. Sarah Derstein is charged with homicide by vehicle in the death of 15-year-old, Dennis Kee. Deshawn Page, also 15, was injured. According to police, Derstein was drunk, and […]

State Rep. Kate Harper To Hold Telephone Town Hall Meeting

State Rep. Kate Harper will hold a telephone town hall meeting tonight at 7. Harper will be in a studio in Harrisburg, fielding calls that are sent out from the studio to her constituents. Harper has cited two issues that are likely to hot topics tonight, the budget and privatization. “I think the idea of […]

Grand View Hospital Gets Ready For A Special Anniversary

The centerpiece of Grand View Hospital’s 100th Anniversary is being planned for October. It’s a Centennial Gala in Sellersville. Dave Alderfer is Grand View’s Director of Development. “You can find information about how to get tickets and be a sponsor by going to our special Grand View 100 website, which is WWW.GVH100.ORG. Grand View Hospital’s […]

Body of Upper Gwynedd Man Found, Foul Play Not Suspected

The body of an Upper Gwynedd man has been discovered in the Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. Police say, Joshua Hutchinson was last seen on May 9th. The 26-year-old was not reported missing until May 27th, according to police. A member of a search group, consisting of family and friends, found Hutchinson’s body just before 4:30 Saturday […]

Montco Residents Have Opportunity To Shred Documents, Bills

Looking to safely dispose of documents and old bills and other sensitive materials. The Montgomery County Commissioners, with the assistance of The Waste Authority of Montgomery County will hold a shredding event this Saturday, June 8th. It’s happening at the green parking area at Montgomery County Community college from 9am until noon. The shredding event […]

Sheriff offers Amnesty to Parents who owe Child Support.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is reaching out to parents who owe child support with an amnesty-week. Montgomery county sheriff, Eileen Behr says, from June 10th until June 14th, people who owe child support can make arraignments to start paying to avoid arrest. “There are about 300 active warrants out there for people who are […]

New Chief in Charge at Lower Gwynedd Township Police Dept.

The Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department has a new to cop. He’s also a familiar face to residents and staff. Paul Kenny was sworn-in as the new Police Chief of Lower Gwynedd Township. Kenny started with the department as a patrolman in 1985. Kenny takes over for Chief John Scholly, who recently retired after holding […]

North Penn Tactical Team Receives Vital Equipment

In an effort to enhance the safety of police officers in the North Penn valley, two hospitals have donated bullet proof vests to the North Penn Tactical Team, which consists of officers from various local police departments.  Gary Candia is the C.E.O of Abington Health Lansdale Hospital. “We decided to provide the tactical team with […]

Economy Improving According to Financial Expert

The Souderton based financial institution, Univest, held its 7th annual economic summit in Montgomeryville. Economist Luke Tilly from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank says, most economic indicators are pointing up. “What we’re seeing from consumers is that they’re building equity in their homes. They’ve de-leveraged some of their debt and they’re starting to spend more […]

North Wales To Begin Search For New Police Chief

North Wales is looking to hire a new Chief of Police. Officials expect to receive nearly one-hundred applications for the chief’s position. The Chief’s responsibilities, unlike other departments, will include a regular patrol shift, due to the small size of the department. Terry Hammerstone has served as the chief on an interim basis since January […]

Market in Montgomery Twp. is Approved To Sell Alcohol

Looking for a meal or to purchase of a six-pack of beer before or after you’ve finished your food shopping? The Giant Supermarket on Knapp Road in Montgomery Township will provide that convenience to customers after getting approval from the Township’s Supervisors. The license, which once belonged to a Chinese restaurant has been transferred over […]

Community Forum on Heroin Addiction in Buckingham

Montgomery and Bucks Counties are going through what many say is a heroin epidemic. Randy Trauger is with The Recovery Center at The Penn Foundation. “The drugs aren’t coming the way the use to. They getting into the country easier and they’re coming from Mexico and they’re just having places to set-up the operation and […]

New Special Ed Funding Comm. Wants Feds To Keep Promises

Pennsylvania’s Special Education Funding Commission is in place, and it will soon begin hearings. The Commission’s task has its sights set on changing the current funding method, which allocates funds based on a set percentage of a school district’s enrollment. State Rep. Bernie O’neill has been calling for the move for years. He says the […]

N.J. Man Arrested on Charges of Robbing Knapp Rd. Bank

A Hamilton, New Jersey man is behind bars in connection with allegedly using a note that threatened he had a gun in order to rob the Citizens Bank branch on Knapp road in Montgomery Township, just after 3pm on May 23rd. Montgomery Township Police say, the bank branch is located in the Montgomeryville Giant Supermarket. […]

Neshaminy Teachers Agree To Tentative Deal

The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the Neshaminy School Board began negotiations for a new contract in 2008. Fast forward to 2013, and the two sides have agreed on a tentative deal, ending five years of bitter disagreements and two strikes. Although details of the accord have not been released, it’s believed the new pact […]

Montco Comm. College Approves Tuition Increase

A tuition hike has been announced at Montgomery county Community College. The school’s Board of Trustees announced the increase as part of the college’s operating budget for 2013-14. Students who take 12-credits per semester will see an increase of 432 dollars for year. Students taking on 15-credits or five courses, will pay an additional 540 […]

Royersford Teen Remembered By Many on Skippack Trail

Students, parents and friends laid flowers on Skippack Trail in Palmer park Monday to remember Julianne Siller. The 17-year-old Spring-Ford Area High School student was allegedly murdered at the hands of her boyfriend Saturday night in the park, after an argument he had with Siller at his parents house in Skippack. More is coming to […]