Entries by News Director

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 […]

Health Care Expert Predicts Problems With Obamacare

How will health care exchanges work under the Affordable Health Care Act in January of 2014. Sally Pipes, President and C-E-O of the Pacific Research Institute says one age group won’t be able to afford the monthly fee. “When these exchanges, if they do get up and running in January of 2014, a lot of […]

Man Sentenced Who Sold Gun That Killed Officer Fox

The man responsible for selling a gun that was used to take the life of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox is sentenced to a long prison term. Thursday, in Montgomery County Court, a Judge gave Michael Henry a sentence of 20 to 66 years behind bars. The Philadelphia man plead guilty to numerous counts […]

Beer and Booze Burglary Botched By Rattling Bottles

Hilltown Township Police arrest three suspects in connection with the theft of beer. Police observed a car in the rear part of the parking lot of the Good Sheppard Episcopal church and detected that the car’s engine was warm. Officers then heard the noise of some bottles rattling from behind the church. Officers witnessed three […]

Lt. Governor Calls on Montco. To Follow The Law on Marriage

Pennsylvania is taking Montgomery County to court over the issuance of same sex marriage licenses. Another elected official has now aired his views on the subject. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, Jim Cawley says, the law is being ignored. “The simple truth of the matter is, the law of the land right now, as passed in the […]

Teen Accused of Stabbing Brother Headed to Juvenile Court

A Lansdale teen accused of stabbing his brother during a June 16th incident has waived his hearing through the advice of his attorney, which will send the case back to juvenile court. The teen, according to court documents, wanted to move forward with the charges, but he would have been tried as an adult. The […]

Saint Stanislaus Parish Celebrates 52nd Summer Festival

The Saint Stanislaus Parish Summer Festival is underway. The fun kicked off Tuesday night on the church grounds at Lansdale Avenue and 3rd Street. Spokesperson for the summer festival, Linda Volpe says, the event is happening through Saturday, 6PM until 10pm. Volpe adds, a large sum of money is up for grabs, if you’re the […]

Notre Dame Grad To Lead Univest in 2014

The incoming C.E.O of Univest wants to steer a steady course for the Souderton based financial services company. “Well, obviously I have very big shoes to fill following in Bill’s footsteps. He’s been a wonderful mentor for me and leader of the organization. I just hope to continue to grow the organization and keep the […]

Powerball: Life’s a Little Easier For a Telford Family

While many lottery winners seek the comfort of anonymity, that’s not the case for a Telford couple, who proudly and happily revealed that they carved out a piece of the Powerball Lottery last month. Pam Baker purchased a ticket at the Souderton Food Mart, but wanted to play family birthdays, including those of her children. […]

Victim Stabbed, Despite Handing Over Cash and Debit Card

Giving up his money and debit card apparently wasn’t enough, a Hatfield man was still the recipient of several stab wounds. Hatfield Township Police say it happened Tuesday morning at around 6:30 while the victim walked on Hickory Drive near Larkspur Lane. The man who committed the robbery and stabbing is described as a white […]

Lansdale Man faces More Than 100 Charges of Child Porn

100 counts of possession of child porn, 15 counts of disseminating child porn and 15-coutns of use of a communication facility, all charges facing a Lansdale man after his arrest on August 8th.  Police say 55-year-old, Eugene Heisey of East 4th Street in Lansdale is being held in the Montgomery County Prison after failing to […]

Ass. High School Wrestling Coach Arrested on Child Porn

The Montgomery County D-A’s Office says an assistant high school wrestling coach at Neshaminy High School is under arrest in connection with child porn that was tracked to his e-mail. Thomas Porter faces charges of distribution of child pornography and related charges. Homeland Security received information in October of 2012 about images that were being […]

County Comm. Predicts Success in Same Sex Marriage Issue

Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro says he’s not concerned about legal expenses associated with defending the county’s controversial decision to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. “There will be some kind of oral arguments in late August or early September and we’ll see where it goes. I think this is a matter that […]