Entries by News Director

Grooming: Part of Proposed Child Protection Law.

A series of child protection bills that were crafted over the Jerry Sandusky scandal are moving forward in HarrisburgBucks County State Rep. Kathy Watson sponsored a bill that passed in the House. Watson says, another bill, crafted by State Rep. Scott Petri, includes a ruse used by sexual predators called “grooming.” “Which is a form […]

Local Cardiologist: Actor’s Death Serves As Wake-Up Call

The death of actor James Gandolfini has spurred debate about coronary artery disease. Doctor Todd Alderfer, a cardiologist at Alderfer and Travis Cardiology in Sellersville, says people may feel good, but in many cases, the internal workings of the body offer a different view of what could be really happening. “They don’t know what their […]

Burglary Ring Arrested After Targeting Hatfield Businesses

Two men and a woman face a combined total of 97 charges in connection with a theft ring that targeted metal manufacturing and recycling businesses. The businesses in Hatfield township were burglarized between October and April. Police say, 27-year-old Michael Dasburg of Allentown and 25-year-old Robert McBrien of Quakertown face 61 charges, including multiple counts […]

Souderton Area School Board Vote in Favor of Budget

Taxpayers in the Souderton Area School District with a home assessed at 150-thousand dollars will pay an extra 37 dollars for the 2013-14 school year, after the board voted 6-2 to approve the final budget at 108-million dollars. There was a gap in the budget of 800-thousand dollars, but the increase to taxpayers will cover […]

Liquor Store Reform May Fall Short in Harrisburg

Political reporter, Pete De Coursey, the Editor of Capitol Wire.com believes state store reform has a less than 50-percent chance of getting done prior to budget passage at the end of the month. Chuck Mcilhinney of Bucks County unveiled a reform package this week. But De Coursey says two other local senators have been non-committal. […]

Heroin Dealer Sentenced

A Lansdale man will do a stint in prison after coming clean about his activities with heroin. Police say 34-year-old Paul Gensert admitted to selling heroin in the Lansdale Borough and violating his probation on a previous run-in with the law. Gensert will spend 11 ½ to 23 months behind bars for selling heroin between […]

NP Class of 2013 Encouraged to “Pursue Their Dreams”

The weather prevented graduation ceremonies from going forward Tuesday night, but Wednesday night presented a picture perfect backdrop of sunshine and blue skies as 973 seniors at North Penn High School received their diplomas. School Board President, Vince Sherpinsky, encouraged the 2013 North Penn Graduates to pursue their dreams, invest in themselves and never forget […]

Lansdale Borough Police: Teen Stabbed His Brother

A Lansdale Borough teen is behind bars. Police say he stabbed his brother at around 6pm on Sunday. It happened on the 300 block of West 6th street. Police say the stabbing happened as a result of a heated argument. His brother is believed to be in his early 20’s. Police say, multiple charges have […]

Bucks Co. State Senator Weighs in on Privatization

Debate continues in Harrisburg on liquor privatization. Bucks County State Senator, Chuck McIlhinney, unveiled a proposal for liquor sales yesterday. McIlhinney says, there’s fairness for all concerned under his proposal, including people who have beer distributors and other liquor licenses. “What I heard from is the existing licensees, some currently in the beer business and […]

Lansdale Borough Police Look For Hit and Run Driver

Lansdale Borough police are looking for the driver of a hit and run truck. Police say a white pick up truck, described as a Ford F-250, backed into an unoccupied Mazda CX-7 outside the Third and Walnut Bar on June 7th just before 9:30 in the evening. The Mazda sustained damage. Anyone with info can […]

New Law Allows Family of Victim To Attend Parole Hearing

Starting on September 1st the family members of crime victims in Pennsylvania will be permitted to attend the parole hearing of the offender. The bill, signed by Governor Tom Corbett Tuesday afternoon, was authored by State Rep. Mike Vereb in response to the murder of Ellen Gregory Robb by her husband, Rafael…who received ten years […]

Congressman Fitzpatrick Starts Group Called “No Labels”

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick says he’s working with a group of lawmakers from both parties to introduce a series of bills. “I’m part of the “No Labels’ organization and we’re going to roll out nine bi-partisan bills. Sponsored by an organization that is comprised of 70 Democrats and Republicans with a Motto of start fixing, stop […]

Consumer Expert: Scammers Use Ruse To Dupe Sick and Seniors

It’s the latest scam that targets the sick and elderly. “Folks getting calls about Med-alert, you put it around your neck and push for help. It’s a con and a scam. They’re calling all over hoping to rip-off senior citizens and the sick.” That’s Mike Bannon, Head of Consumer Affairs for Bucks County. Bannon urges […]

Donated Cell Phones Help Seniors With Safety

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public to seniors. Sheriff Eileen Behr says you may have something that you no longer need that could save the life of an elderly person.  “We work with the D-A’s office and other groups educating the elderly on crime. One of the things we are […]

Immigration Reform Could Save The Nation Trillions

The issue of immigration reform continues to be a source of heated debate in D.C. Pennsylvania U-S Senator, Bob Casey admits the system, in its current form is broken, laying the path for a bad economic outcome. Casey says, if immigration reform is passed, it could possibly benefit the nation’s financial health. “One estimate by […]

Montco Lawmaker Agrees with Fee and Gas Increase for Roads

Debate continues on the course the state will take on generating money for the repair of roads and bridges throughout the state. State Rep. Paul Clymer is concerned about the vast number of state roads that need care. “I do support a modest increase for the cost of gas at the pump and modest increases […]

Local State Rep. Pleased With Amount of Funds For Education

Legislative action is moving in Harrisburg. The house passed a 28.3 billion dollar budget. State Rep. Paul Clymer says 280-million dollars more has been earmarked for education in this budget. “We also increased pre-k education by almost 5-million dollars, head start supplemental assistance, we increased dollars for that as well and dollars for higher education.” […]

Montco. Sheriff Releases Some Results on Amnesty Program

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is slowly chipping away at the money that’s owed to families for child support. Since the amnesty week started on the 10th, 24 parents have paid 1,000 dollars, but those 24 still owe 450-thousand dollars. sheriff Eileen Behr says, the amnesty week ends Friday (today) at 4:15. “Then starting monday […]