Entries by News Director

Teen’s Lawyer in Murder Case Wants Confession Concealed

The attorney representing a Skippack teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death is asking a Montgomery County Judge to remove from the record Tristan Stahley’s confession to State Police on the grounds that Stahely was not in the right mental frame of mind when he offered statements to investigators. Stahely told police he stabbed […]

Congressman Meehan Critical of Health.Gov Problems

Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan says, the website Health.gov is a disaster. “600 million dollars was spent putting together this system and they’ve spent millions and millions of dollars advertising that it would be ready on day one. The best line that I heard, it was like an FTF florist being flustered on Valentine’s Day.   […]

Candidate For NP School Board Wants to Restore Rspect

The November elections are quickly approaching for a variety of posts, including seats on the North Penn School Board. Tina Stoll is running for the board. Stoll says, changing the environment is one her main concerns. “We have a district with 40 thousand taxpayers and 13 thousand students. You would think that more people would […]

Hatfield Borough Keeping Taxes Stable, Watching Costs.

The effort to keep costs down in smaller communities is a task that often falls on the shoulders of council and the town manager. Hatfield Borough Manager, Mike Definis says, the borough faces challenges with health insurance, but has also been able to lesson the burden on borough taxpayers. “We struggle with the rising costs […]

Two Suspects Arrested in Towamencin Twp. Home Invasion

Two brothers from Philadelphia are under arrest in connection with a home invasion robbery in Towamencin Township Saturday afternoon. Police say the brothers,Phrira and Phereoun Sream and two other men, entered a home at around 12:15. According to police, the four home invaders tied up two people in a home on the 600 block of […]

Fire Erupts at Vacant Lansdale Building

Firefighters were called to the old Lansdale Finishers building Tuesday afternoon for a blaze. The fire was doused in about 15 minutes. The vacant building is located on the 100 block of Broad Street. The cause of the fire is not known. three fire companies responded to the scene. no one was hurt as a […]

Pa. Pollster: Time Running Out For Trans. Funding Bill

Leading Pennsylvania pollster, Doctor Terry Madonna says, it might be now or never, or at least until next fall’s election for a transportation funding bill. “Most people think if it’s not done I the next couple of weeks, it will not get done through this session. I’m not sure about that, but I am sure […]

Former Ass. D.A Will Run For Judge in Montco. On Nov 5th

After years of serving as an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County and serving clients as a defense attorney, Maureen Coggins will take the next step in her law career with a run for judge. Coggins says, the experience with victims and defendants make her uniquely qualified to hear cases in Montgomery County. “I’ve prosecuted […]

Franconia Twp. Man Faces Probation on Animal Cruelty

A Franconia Township man is sentenced to 4-years probation. Police say, Earl Heitz 3rd was charged with cruelty to animals and weapons offenses in connection with a March 21st incident, where police and animal control officers were called to his home by concerned neighbors for an injured goat and other animals that were living in […]

Man Held on 2.5 Million Bail in Strip Club Shootings

A 55-year-old Warrington man is behind bars on serious charges, including attempted criminal homicide in connection with shooting two brothers, employees of Double Visions, a strip club in Horsham Saturday night. Police say, Joseph Thiers was asked to leave the club, but came back with a gun and shot the sons of the owner, Jason […]

Lansdale Will Make It Easier To Find Locations in The Boro.

Getting around Lansdale could soon be easier for residents as well as visitors to Lansdale. Borough Council has authorized staff to prepare and advertise bid specs for way-finding signs that will direct those who follow them to destinations in Lansdale. Borough Manager, Timi Kirchner says signs will be rolled out in two phases. “The first […]

The Peak Center To Offer “Medicare Made Easy” Program

The Peak Center will provide a presentation this Wednesday called “Medicare Made Easy.” The Peak Center’s Consumer Education Coordinator, Carole Costlow says, the program is for people who already enrolled in Medicare or anyone who is looking to help enroll their parents. Costlow adds, it takes multiple reviews of the information. “ Before it really […]

Woman Faces Sentencing After Stealing at Senior Facility

The sad story of broken trust exposes its ugly head at a Lansdale senior living facility by way of multiple thefts in the form of an employee, according to an investigation. Lansdale Police were called to the Elm Terrace Gardens for the report of missing rings, earrings and cash in the amount of more than […]

Chainsaw Theft Caught on Video Lands Man in Prison

The theft of two chainsaws leads to a prison term for a Green Lane man. 36-year-old, Patrick Dillon, according to police, committed the theft on November 27th of last year. The chainsaws were first reported missing from Terra Landscaping in Lower Providence on November 29th. Dillon, an employee of the company at the time of […]

Teen Accused of Girlfriend’s Death Wants Trial Moved

Tristan Stahley, the 17-year-old charged as an adult with killing his girlfriend, 17-year-old Julianne Siller, wants to be tried in juvenile court. Stahley, according to police, stabbed Siller to death on the night of May 25th in a park near his Skippack home. Stahley faces charges of first and third degree murder. A judge has […]

Bucks Co. Non Profit Addresses Issue of Bullying

The Network of Victim Assistance or NOVA, a Bucks County non profit, is reaching out to school children who are the targets of bullying. Nova’s Elementary Education Coordinator, Mary Worthington says, it’s important for the parents of a child who’s being bullied to know the details. “Where is the hot spot, where is it happening, […]

Local Counselor: Rx Drug Abuse on Rise in Bucks and Montco.

Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway. “Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the […]

Towamencin Twp. Manager Faces Court Date on DUI Charge

A District Judge in Souderton has ordered a trial for Towamencin Township Manager Rob Ford, in connection with a DUI charge stemming from an August 17th DUI checkpoint by the North Penn Area DUI Task Force. Ford was stopped at Cowpath Road and Cindy Lane, where police offices say they could smell alcohol on Ford’s […]