Entries by News Director

Consumer Advocate: Don’t Get Overcharged with Car Service

The Bucks County Department of Consumer Affiars is reminding drivers about getting fair and reliable service for car repairs. Director, Mike Bannon says, to avoid being overcharged, you have to take charge. “It’s important that you set a dollar limit on the amount of work they can do without contacting you, or you can just […]

Whitpain Tavern Robbed: Masked Gunmen Escape Dragnet

Whitpain Township Police say a silent alarm was triggered at around 1:30 Monday morning for the report a robbery “From the Whitpain Tavern on Dekalb Pike and as Officers were responding they received some additional information that a red Mustang was taken during the incident.” Whitpain Township Police Sergeant, Kathy Penecale says before the two […]

LIHEAP Application Process is Underway

Bucks County State Rep. Kathy Watson reminds individuals and families in Bucks County who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, applications will be accepted beginning today. “If you’re a one person household and you have an income of no more 17,235, you can qualify. I you’re a two person household […]

Tension Brewing in Hatfield Township Commissioners Race

The race for Commissioner in Hatfield Township is heating up. Republican incumbent, Tom Zipfel, is looking for another term. “The next couple of years in particular we’re going to refocus our attention to our roadways again. We have just not had the financial ability to put as much money toward our roadways as would have […]

Toomey Says Lawmaker Looks to Hold Pres. To His Promise

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and many of his colleagues continue to be in disbelief at the level of incompetence and misinformation involving the entire Affordable Health Act. Toomey says, Senator Ron Johnson is crafting a measure to allow people to keep their insurance “And it would simply codify the promise the President made repeatedly. […]

46-year-old Man Sentenced For Relationship With Teen

A relationship with a 14-year-old girl and her testimony in court, results in a six to 23 month prison term for a Souderton man. Prosecutors say, 46-year-old Michael Cardillo engaged in inappropriate sex acts with the teen, and gave her alcohol and cigarettes. The incidents happened between September of 2011 and April of 2012. Cardillo […]

Drivers Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Montgomery Twp.

A crash in Montgomery Township injuries three drivers, police say the crash happened a little after 1pm Thursday near the intersection of Route-309 and North Wales Road when a car was leaving a fast food restaurant, moments later the car and two other vehicles impacted each other. One driver had to be extricated. Police say, […]

Hatfield Township Commissioner’s Race Has Two Newcomers

The race for commissioner in Hatfield Township’s second ward will be to watch next Tuesday when voters cast their ballots. “The Board in the past, I don’t really know this personally from my own experiences, but there was a lot of infighting going on and I know they’ve worked on clearing that up and working […]

Woman Pleads Guilty After Killing Teen on Route 309

A Towamencin Township woman faces 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a crash on the evening of April 26th on route 309 in Hatfield Township near Sterling drive, where she hit one teen walking on the side of the road and injured another. 32-year-old Sarah Derstein was under […]

Corbett’s Poll Numbers Down with GOP in Quest For 2nd Term

Governor Corbett’s approval ratings continue to be a problem as he looks for another term in office.  A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows members of his own party are indifferent and non-supportive of his candidacy. “Only 34 percent of Republicans rate his performance as excellent or good. We asked an additional question of Republican […]

Nightmare on Elm For Kids Over Alleged Bullying

A bizarre incident on a school bus in North Wales last Wednesday lands the parents of a student behind bars over the alleged bullying of their son. Police say, the bus was stopped at around 4pm on Elm Street by Christina and Christopher Gring. According to court records, the bus driver let Christina Gring in […]

Child Protection Laws Soon Ready For Governor’s Signature

State lawmakers are ready to deliver the governor a series of child protection laws by the end of November to protect children from predators. Bucks County State Representative, Kathy Watson, put together several of the bills. “One of my ideas is that we would create a little kind of written vignette that you could go […]

Tolliver Hopes Many Years in Courtrooms Will Lead To Bench

An attorney for 32 years, Steve Tolliver has practiced lawthroughout the region in a variety of legal settings. Tolliver now looks to take his experience to the next level in a run for judge in Montgomery County. Tolliver says, moving along cases will be a priority if he’s elected “Set good schedules to complete discovery […]

School Board Candidate Says Respect Missing on Board

Paul Edelman, a Democratic candidate for the North Penn School Board says, respect is in short supply when negotiating with teachers and communicating with the public. Edelman cites the last round of teacher talks as an example of how the process needs to change. “The board used in very poor judgment when representing our teachers […]

Sherpinsky: Pension Plan Could Devastate NP School Dist.

Vince Sherpinsky, a veteran member of the North Penn School Board, is seeking another term on the board. Sherpinsky says, there’s still a lot of work to be done, particularly with the school district’s pension plan. He says, 29 cents of every dollar the district pays an employee goes to the plan without help from […]

State Senator Credits Septa For Its Work in Transportation

Local State Senator Stewart Greenleaf is pushing for some kind of transportation funding bill. The 12th District Republican sits on the Septa board. “I’m really proud of what Septa is doing. We’re increasing our ridership on our regional rails. The biggest problem we have is parking. We’re always looking for parking lots we can acquire, […]

Hatfield Twp. Eyes Repair of Bridge in Budget Workshops

Hatfield Township is facing the task of repairing the Walnut Street Bridge. According to Hatfield Township officials, the bridge is deteriorating. Fortunately for the Township, revenues for 2013 are up and projections for 2014 look to be in positive territory. The Commissioners will meet on November 6th and the 13th for two budget workshops. Full […]

School Board Candidate: Teacher Contracts Main Focus

Four seats are up for grabs on the North Penn School Board. Josie Charnock, a Republican, says the current board has done its job for students and taxpayers. “The district tax increase for the 2013-14 school year was once again one of the lowest in Montgomery County. We ranked 5th lowest of 21 school districts.” […]