Entries by News Director

MCCC Prof. Cites Economic Problems For Egyptian Unrest

The civil and political unrest that continues to plague Egypt is mainly economic and the inability of past leaders to address the economy, according to Dr. Tom Kolsky, Professor of Political Science and History at Montgomery County Community College. Kolsky says, Hosni Mubarak, the third of three military leaders, continued the peace with Israel and […]

Police Investigate Bottle Bomb in Towamencin Twp

someone detonated a bottle bomb in Towamencin Township, an act that police believe could have been precipitated over bad blood between residents. Towamencin Township Police say the device exploded on the 300 block of Erie Drive Monday night just before 10:30. Residents who heard the loud blast saw a Honda Civic driving away. The Montgomery […]

Local Consumer Expert Offers Tips to College Students

Heading off to college can be an exciting time, but it can also be a confusing time in life when considering the financial jungle that college students have to navigate in an effort to be on a good setting when starting year one. Mike Bannon, Head of the Bucks County Consumer Affairs Department says a […]

Proposed Ordinance Aimed at Unruly Renters

An ordinance that would make landlords responsible for the behavior of their tenants is in the preliminary discussion stage among Lansdale officials. The idea is to cut down on nuisance calls that require a police response. Borough Council member, Jack Hansen days, it gives landlords a means of dealing with problem renters. “If they get […]

Downed Power Line Severs Power To More Than 1,000 Homes

Power outage….two words homeowners never want to hear, particularly when it’s pushing 90 degrees. More than 1,000 residents in Montgomery Township were left without electric for a period of time on Monday due to a power line that was down. Power outages occurred mainly in the area of North Wales Road and Bethlehem Pike. The […]

Several State Reps. Eager to Address Transportation Funding

A Transportation Funding Bill will likely get another go around in the fall. The latest proposal to eliminate the cap on the State’s wholesale gas tax and raise other revenue couldn’t get passed prior to the budget approval on June 30th. Some of the money would help fund the Septa, and Montco Republican State Rep. […]

Vegetable Basket Program Gets Underway

A Coalition of local food pantries this morning is kicking off the vegetable basket program. A half dozen sites from North Wales to Hilltown have been set up to accept donations of fresh produce. “Every Monday you can go to six different locations, including Manna on Main Street and drop of your produce, and they […]

Montco Deputy D.A. Accepts Job With Phila. Law Firm

The career path of a prosecutor, after a few years, often veers toward the private sector. Montgomery County Deputy district attorney Christopher Maloney is taking that same path, but 21 years after he started his job at the Montgomery County D-A’s office. Maloney started at D-A’s office in 1992, handling many murder and violent crime […]

Police Charge Lower Bucks Man With 200 Counts of Child Porn

A 32-year-old Bensalem Township man is under arrest after authorities discovered more than 1,000 images of young children engaging sex acts. Police say, Salvador Barbaro Jr faces 200 counts of child porn charges. Investigators with the Pennsylvania Office of The Attorney General and Bensalem Township Police served a search warrant Wednesday where the images were […]

Governor Corbett Remains Confident on Core Agenda Items

Governor Tom Corbett’s three agenda items failed to gain traction at the end of the legislative session, leaving liquor privatization, pension reform and transportation funding undone. “I’ve been a lawyer and prosecutor. You’re going have times when you get everything you want and times when you don’t get everything you want, but I would be […]

Consumer Expert: Watch Out For Big Promises In The Mail

Whether it’s scammers or business activities that may be legal, but unethical, expect things in the mail or over the phone that try to separate you from your money, according the Head of Consumer Affairs for Bucks County. “I Have won free airline tickets, it came to my mailbox, with U-S Air, which I was […]

Man Allegedly Uses Craigslist To Lure Teen To Hotel

A Sellersville man faces a list of charges after allegedly using Craigslist to lure a teen girl to a hotel. Officials with the U-S Department of Homeland Security say, 39-year-old, Michael Barndt thought he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl, but on the other end of the messages he was receiving through yahoo, was an […]

Bucks Co. Man Owns True Copy of Declaration of Independence

What some people believe to be one of only two copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display today at the Visitor’s Center of Valley Forge National Park in Montgomery County. The document was purchased at a flea market in Bucks County by Doylestown resident, Tom Lingenfelter about 20 years ago. Lingenfelter has […]

Some Tips From Barbeque Guru For Success at The Grill

For thousands of local residents, the 4th of July means cooking out. Everything from seafood to chicken to ribs will be on the grill today. Barbeque guru, Steven RaichlenWas a gust this week on the AM-Edition with a recommendation.   “I think the most common mistake is overcrowding the grill. I work on something I […]

Crafting of Declaration of Independence Was Long Process.

What really happened during those hot summer days of July when the Declaration of Independence was being formed. Dr. Wayne Huss, Professor of History and Chair of The Humanities Division at Gwynedd Mercy College, says Richard Henry Lee spearheaded the move for a free country. The delegate from Virginia presented a resolution on June 7th, […]

WNPV’s Legally Speaking Weighs-In on Zimmerman Case

A jury continues to hear testimony in the Trayvon Martin murder case. The defense for George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Martin, has presented a good case thus far, according to Lansdale attorney Greg Gifford. But Gifford predicts, if the jury acquits Zimmerman, there’s another possibility that may unfold. “There is always a possibility […]

Towamencin Man Charged Again With Exposing Himself

The alleged actions of a 60-year-old man have him in trouble with police for the 2nd time in one week. Towamencin Township Police accuse Thomas Clifford of exposing himself to a married couple at the Main Street Apartments at 11 Sunday night. According to the couple, Clifford was completely naked during the incident. Police arrested […]

Norristown Man Killed in Trash Truck Crash

A trash truck crashes in Hilltown Township, killing a Norristown man and sending the driver to Grand View Hospital for treatment. Hilltown Township Police Chief, Christopher Englehart, says it happened Tuesday morning at around 4:30, when the driver lost control of the truck after making a left turn onto Dublin road. The truck skidded on […]