Entries by News Director

Montco Congressman Wants to Delay Part of Obama-Care

Congressman Jim Gerlach wants to delay the individual mandate under Obama-Care. The 6th District Republican voted for a bill to delay the individual mandate for a year, just as the administration plans to do for employers with more than 50 workers. “The fact that they’re talking about hiring 20-thousand new navigators, available to help people […]

Couple offered a Marriage License in Montco Are a No Show

Montgomery County officials were prepared to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple. Register of Wills, Bruce Haines says the application was submitted last week. He and county attorneys reviewed the state law and comments from state attorney General Kathleen Kane, who says she believes the state ban on same sex marriage is […]

Seward Brothers Found, Return Home

The Seward brothers, Chadd and Mark, who had been missing since last weekend, have been found and are now back at their Hatfield Township home. The parents of the teens reported their sons missing after 14-year-old Chadd Seward left home last Friday evening at 6. Mark, 15-years-old, was last seen just after 10pm Sunday. A […]

Scammers Send Fake Checks in Con

The latest scam that’s come to the attention of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs is a con called the check scam. “They’re able to print these things up pretty easily. They usually have some information from a legitimate company and they will send you some extra money to try to get you to  […]

Montco State Rep. Concerned About Fingerprinting Mistakes

Fingerprints are a vital part of solving crimes and keeping track of inmates after the leave the prison system, but a State Rep. from Montgomery County is concerned about how the process is being handled by local police jurisdictions across the state after recent information from the F.B.I “Unfortunately two percent or four to five […]

Former North Penn High School Music Dir. Passes Away

A man who was credited with bringing national attention to North Penn High School’s marching band has passed away at the age of 66. Steve Frederick’s love of music blossomed at West Chester University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in music. Frederick also earned a master’s degree in secondary school administration at Villanova. Frederick […]

Congressman Says Govt. Can Save Billions in travel Expenses

Bucks County Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says the government needs to start cutting back on its travel expenses. Fitzpatrick has crafted a bill called“Stay in Place Cut The Waste”….. Fitzpatrick says the key to cutting expenses is through video conferencing. “And what it would do is cut 50 percent of government agency travel and replace it […]

Peco’s Power Supply Handling Demand in Midst of Heat Wave

From Peco’s perspective, the current heat wave is admittedly oppressive, but has not led to a record of peak usage, according to Peco’s Ben Armstrong. “Yesterday we had the highest usage during the week by our customers with 8,593 megawatts and that comes in 14th all time in our peak usage statistics for probably the […]

Blaze Destroys Restaurant, Impacts Pizzeria and Hair Salon

Fire guts a restaurant in Souderton, smoke and water impact two additional businesses. Fire officials say the blaze broke early Thursday morning at El Aquacate on the unit block of West Broad Street. Six people are now in temporary lodging due to the blaze. Apartments about the restaurant were effected by smoke and water. Broad […]

High School Welcomes Freshman Long before First Day

Souderton area high school is continuing an effort to help freshman students know more about the school before the first day of school. Souderton Principal Sam Varano says, it’ all about sending an important message to incoming freshman and their parents. “That we’re hear for you, rather than this imposing institution with imposing authority figures. […]

Hot Temps Could Impact Finances of People on Fixed Incomes

Hot temperatures over the last several weeks can have an impact on finances, particularly for residents who are on fixed incomes. PPL’s Joe Nixon says the utility offers options to residents who may be struggling. “There are a variety of programs for those who may be struggling to pays their bills and, of course, people […]

Cardiologist Urges People To Take It Easy During Heat Wave

Another day of boiling temperatures has a Sellersville cardiologist urging people to take it easy. Doctor Todd Alderfer says, he regularly advises his patients to be as active as possible. “This is one of those rare times where I tell people, be smart, be cautious and stay inside. If you’re going to do something, be […]

Teen Missing Since July 3rd

Lansdale Borough Police are looking for teen missing since July 3rd. Police say, Zykee Smith, according to family members, has been missing since leaving his home on the 300 block of second street. Smith, 16-years-old, is described as a black male, 5-6, weighing 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is […]

North Wales Man Killed on Schuylkill Expressway

A crash on the Schuylkill Expressway early Tuesday morning involved a North Wales man, who lost his life, along with a Philadelphia man. Police say Arnold Khemdy of North Wales lost control of his car about 1am Tuesday and hit a guardrail on the ramp of I-476. While Khemdy was walking away from his car […]

Streetscape Improvements Give Lansdale New Look

Lansdale officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Streetscape improvements along Broad, Main and Madison streets. The upgrades include new sidewalks, street lights and lots of other amenities for pedestrians. Borough Council Member, Denton Burnell says, they make a difference “The walkability, safety of movement and lighting improvement have drawn more people to […]

Exercise Enthusiasts Need To Be Cautious During Heat Wave

The Oppressive temperatures across the region can take a physical and medical toll on anyone. Grace Hess is a physician’s assistant in the emergency room at Grand View Hospital. Hess says, heat combine with humidity can send even the most resilient exercise enthusiast to the hospital “Our bodies are less able to evaporate the water […]

Counter Terrorism Expert Says Terror Risk Still High

Despite the recent revelations about the N.S.A’s operation of collecting information, one counter-terrorism expert believes the U-S is at risk more than ever from a terrorist attack. Clare Lopez is with the Washington bases, Clarion Project and a was a guest on Comment Please By Univest Program. “Our security and intelligence organizations are forbidden to […]