Entries by News Director

Lansdale Borough Mayor Follows Law on Marriage

The same sex marriage saga in Montgomery County, now immersed in the court process, is beginning to filter through local towns and borough’s, including Lansdale Borough where community activist Richard Strahm took Mayor Andy Szekely to task for refusing to marry him and his long time partner at a recent council meeting. Szekely says he […]

Lansdale Borough Police Arrest Phila. Man on Drug Charges

Lansdale Borough Police arrest a Philadelphia man wanted on drug charges stemming from drug sales in the Borough last spring. Police say, 35-year-old, Gregory Williams was captured after officers saw him leaving a Lansdale apartment on West 5th Street late Monday afternoon. Officers checked his s-u-v and discovered 10 bags of white power, police tested […]

Hilltown Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 7 Year Old

A Hilltown man accused of touching a 7-year-old girl in July of 2010, has him faces charges in connection with the incident. Investigators say, 51 year old, Walter Wiseman was under the influence of crack cocaine when he sexually assaulted the little girl. The 7 year old is the Granddaughter of his ex-girlfriend. Police say […]

Quakertown Woman Uses Daughter For Child Porn

A 36-year-old Quakertown woman and her 41-year-old boyfriend will spend the next 25-years behind bars in connection with child porn that involved the woman’s seven year old daughter. Federal prosecutors say, names are being withheld to protect the identity of the seven year old victim. Federal authorities received information from Australian Police after they collected […]

Perkasie Inks New Deal With Employees

14 municipal workers with the Perkasie Department of public works and electric workers have a new three year deal in place. Public works employees will receive a 3.75 percent raise this year, a 3.5 percent hike in 2014 and an additional increase of 3.5 percent in 2015. The American federation of state, county and municipal […]

Big Business Thrives, But Things Still Slow on Main Street

The condition of the economy was the subject of discussion Wednesday morning on the WNPV Program Legally Speaking. Top Executive and decision maker at Univest Corporation, Jeff Schweitzer says, the financial outlook is mixed, with robust corporate balance sheets and an energized wall street. “That’s true at the Apple’s of the world. We had a […]

Sen. Toomey Critical of Obama Admin. On Syria Diplomacy

Pennsylvania Senator, Pat Toomey says, the military’s actions in Egypt in shooting people in the streets is crossing the line, but he says, diplomatically, the U-S should support the military because it will provide a more stable form of government. Toomey also commented on the situation in Syria on Wednesday morning’s AM-Edition with Darryl Berger […]

Montgomery County Working To Change Image With Moody’s

Montgomery County’s recently received a negative financial rating from Moody’s.  The County’s Chief Financial Officer, Uri Monson says, the rating is evidence of the previous administration’s problems with finances. “In Moody’s own words, they pointed out that the fund balance in 2008 was nearly a hundred million dollars. When we came in it was 24 […]

Archdiocese of Phila. Putting St. Mary Manor on The Market

Financial setbacks for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has led to more “for sale” signs. Archbishop Charles Chaput has announced that Saint Mary Manor in Lansdale is one of six properties, along with an assisted living home, that will be put on the market. According to financial statements, the archdiocese has an operating deficit of just […]

Former Head of Montco. Law Library Accused of Theft

The Montgomery County Law Library is again a target of theft. Bruce Piscadlo, the former head of the law library faces a list of charges, including several theft charges and conspiracy. According to reports, Piscadlo hastily retired in late December. He was released after posting 20-thousand dollars bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for […]

Fla. Police Say Lansdale Man Took Cell Phone Pics of Boy

Police in Florida continue to accuse and pursue the prosecution of Lansdale resident, 59-year-old Joseph Cionzynski in connection with photos police say he took of an eight year old boy at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Police say, the incident happened on August 2nd in a bathroom stall. The 8-year-old boy frantically rushed from the bathroom […]

Penn State Settles with 25yr Old Man in Sandusky Case

A 25-year-old man, sexually assaulted by Jerry Sandusky, when he was a young teen, has collected a multi-million dollar settlement from Penn State. He’s the first of 26 victims to be compensated as a result of the former assistant football coach’s sexually abusive actions. Known as victim 5, he was sexually assaulted in a shower […]

State Rep Looks For Stiffer Penalties in Copper Thefts

The theft of scrap metal is the subject of a hearing. Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee, State Rep. Bob Godshall says, some businesses are getting hit hard. “Verizon for one, has said last year their loses have run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.” Two bills have been crafted for stronger penalties, and […]

Two Hatboro Women Hit on York Road.. One Dead, One Critical

A Hatboro women is dead, another woman who was walking with her is listed in critical condition. The Montgomery County D-A’s office is investigating the incident that happened at around 12:17 Monday morning when Francisca Polanco and Mable Cruz were hit by a car as they walked on York road, near the intersection North York […]

State Rep. Wants Tougher Sentencing For Child Porn

A bill sponsored by State Rep. Marcy Toepel calls for more prison time for people who download and disseminate child pornography. Toepel says, it’s been happening for many years. “In 2001 there were 16-hundred individuals were convicted of disseminating or possession of child pornography. In just one month the Attorney General identified 28-hundred active internet […]

Local Cardiologist: Coffee In Moderation

Another coffee study suggests too much can have harmful effects, even early death. Four cups a day appears to be the red flag.   “That stimulant increases heart rate, increases blood pressure and sensitizes you to certain rhythm issues and other things.” That’s Sellersville Cardiologist, Dr. Todd Alderfer says, you don’t have to give up […]

Man Receives Prison Term For Fatal Crash in Doylestown

A Plumstead, Bucks County man’s recklessness behind the wheel will cost him 8 to 25 years of freedom. 38-year-old Drew Bodden was speeding on 611 in Doylestown last Thanksgiving Eve. Bodden’s Mustang hit a car from behind. The resulting impact killed 9-year-old Holly Huynh and critically injured her grandmother, Suzanne Berry. Police say Bodden was […]

Towamencin Twp. Sign Deals with Three Electric Providers

Towamencin Township has come to an agreement with three electric providers. The Township signed a deal with Constellation for two traffic lights on Welsh Road. The Township’s additional traffic lights will be covered by an agreement with Nextera. The company will also provide power for the Township’s street lights. Direct Energy will work with the […]