Fire in Bucks County
Bucks County firefighters were out Friday afternoon to douse a blaze at a home on Haycock Drive in Nockamixon Township. One of them was shocked by a live electric wire while knocking the flames down. He was taken to Saint Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem for evaluation but was released. Nobody else was hurt. The house suffered extensive damage and is uninhabitable. The Bucks County Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Borough Council Primary Election Results in Lansdale Primary
Endorsements made the difference for Lansdale Borough Council candidates. In Ward 1, incumbent Mary Fuller and and newcomer Jeff Howard won the Democratic primary. Joseph Wolf ran third. Fuller and Howard both had the backing of the Lansdale Democratic Committee. Howard also had the backing of the political action committee Friends of Lansdale. Fuller and Howard will run against Republicans Jean Fritz and Michelle Coyle. Neither Fritz or Coyle faced opposition in the primary. Fritz was endorsed by the Lansdale Republican Club. Incumbent Jason Van Dame will run as a Ward 1 independent in the Novemeber election. In Ward 2, Kathleen Becker ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. She was endorsed by by both the Friends of Lansdale and the Lansdale Democratic Committee. On the Republican side, Tom Work beat incumbent Mike Sobel. Work was endorsed by the Lansdale Republican Club. In Ward 3, Peter Schmitt and Walter Brown won the Republican primary. Incumbent Dan Dunigan placed third in the race for two seats. Both Schmitt and Brown had the endorsement of the Lansdale Republican Club. On the democratic side, Liz Troy and Leon Angelichio were the top vote getters in a four way race for two open seats. Richard Strahm and Robert Willi placed third and fourth respectively. Troy and Angelichio had the endorsements of the Friends of Lansdale and the Lansdale Democratic Committee.