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Photos: The New Hope community came together to celebrate a very special birthday for a very special boy this weekend. h...
05/27/2020
Photos: New Hope community celebrates with Wesley

Photos: The New Hope community came together to celebrate a very special birthday for a very special boy this weekend. https://bit.ly/3gsA4tl?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

The New Hope community came together Monday to celebrate Wesley Howard’s 4th birthday. Wesley was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2018, shortly after the family moved from California to New Hope. Since the family couldn’t have the birthday party Wesley wanted — the family is living in stric...

Passing the budget in waves would allow the state to meet a July 1 deadline for passing a spending plan while buying som...
05/27/2020
Facing nearly $5 billion shortfall, Pa. lawmakers plan to pass short-term budget

Passing the budget in waves would allow the state to meet a July 1 deadline for passing a spending plan while buying some time to figure out how deeply revenues will be impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. https://bit.ly/2XD60T0?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

The plan will allow officials to get a clearer picture of the strain placed on Pennsylvania’s finances by efforts to slow the spread of the

Henry Mercer is a household name in Bucks County. But what do you know about his sister Lela?
05/27/2020
LaVO: The sister no one knows

Henry Mercer is a household name in Bucks County. But what do you know about his sister Lela?

Lela Mercer was a European baroness whose brothers made Doylestown famous.

The sudden and unexplained removal of #Montco 's top public defenders shined a national spotlight on the role of public ...
05/27/2020
Montgomery County faces suits over public defender terminations

The sudden and unexplained removal of #Montco 's top public defenders shined a national spotlight on the role of public defenders in the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania, the only state where county government funds and oversees the office https://bit.ly/2X7GkPr?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

Montgomery County’s former top two public defenders contend they were terminated in retaliation for exposing the county’s

“They could have made this process a lot more streamlined and had a lot more accurate if they followed the law two month...
05/26/2020
Are dueling state laws obscuring long-term care facility deaths?

“They could have made this process a lot more streamlined and had a lot more accurate if they followed the law two months ago because the coroners would have the information. We’d have a good check and balance.”

Some Pennsylvania coroners believe the state could have avoided inaccuracies and inconsistencies in its newly released long-term care center COVID-19

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05/26/2020
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05/26/2020
Beer and brotherhood unite Marines at gravesite

As these Marines gather around the grave of their fallen brother, each pours out a swig of beer in their comrade's honor, some of them with tears streaming down their cheeks. 🍻🇺🇸

“If they had reported all these deaths we’d have accurate information. It’s what we do everyday,” said Charles Kiessling...
05/25/2020
Are dueling state laws obscuring long-term care facility deaths?

“If they had reported all these deaths we’d have accurate information. It’s what we do everyday,” said Charles Kiessling Jr., president of the Pennsylvania Coroners Association. https://bit.ly/2TyLrWC

Some Pennsylvania coroners believe the state could have avoided inaccuracies and inconsistencies in its newly released long-term care center COVID-19

Photos: Montgomery Township police, fire and public works, and the Lansdale Volunteer Medical Services Corp. took vetera...
05/25/2020
Photos: Montgomery Township honors veterans

Photos: Montgomery Township police, fire and public works, and the Lansdale Volunteer Medical Services Corp. took veterans on their own parade Monday. https://bit.ly/3elZYwP?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

Montgomery Township’s veterans got their own social distancing parade Monday in honor of Memorial Day. In lieu of a traditional parade, the township police department, fire department, public works and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale escorted veterans through the township, where th...

Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night at the Holiday Inn Express in Falls.
05/25/2020
Man shot at Falls Township hotel

Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night at the Holiday Inn Express in Falls.

A Trenton man was found shot early Sunday morning outside the Holiday Inn Express in Falls. He later was pronounced dead.

‪“These reporting discrepancies throw a wrench into every community’s efforts to plan for this emergency, and it calls i...
05/25/2020
Are dueling state laws obscuring long-term care facility deaths?

‪“These reporting discrepancies throw a wrench into every community’s efforts to plan for this emergency, and it calls into question whether the numbers we see every day are accurate.” #COVID19 ‬ https://bit.ly/2TyLrWC

Some Pennsylvania coroners believe the state could have avoided inaccuracies and inconsistencies in its newly released long-term care center COVID-19

ICYMI: For Memorial Day, columnist JD Mullane's Keystone Award winning piece on the death of Larry McDowell, killed in V...
05/25/2020
Mullane: Half a century later, remembering a brother killed in Vietnam

ICYMI: For Memorial Day, columnist JD Mullane's Keystone Award winning piece on the death of Larry McDowell, killed in Vietnam at 19. "No part of Bucks County was left untouched by war deaths Vietnam, but no place took a bigger hit than Levittown."

No part of Bucks County was left untouched by deaths in Vietnam. But no place took a bigger hit than Levittown.

“These reporting discrepancies throw a wrench into every community’s efforts to plan for this emergency, and it calls in...
05/24/2020
Are dueling state laws obscuring long-term care facility deaths?

“These reporting discrepancies throw a wrench into every community’s efforts to plan for this emergency, and it calls into question whether the numbers we see every day are accurate.” #COVID19 ‬ https://bit.ly/2TyLrWC?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

Some Pennsylvania coroners believe the state could have avoided inaccuracies and inconsistencies in its newly released long-term care center COVID-19

Mullane: Feeling the governor is unreasonable and a threat to his livelihood, Mike Domanico reopened his Bensalem shop.
05/24/2020
Mullane: As Wolf maintains lockdowns, Bucks businesses quietly reopen

Mullane: Feeling the governor is unreasonable and a threat to his livelihood, Mike Domanico reopened his Bensalem shop.

With Pennsylvania on the downswing of the coronavirus nightmare, pressure grows on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to ease lockdowns in Bucks County. The county

Update: Two men were found dead following a shooting at the The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex in Lower Makefi...
05/22/2020
2 dead in murder, suicide shooting in Lower Makefield

Update: Two men were found dead following a shooting at the The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex in Lower Makefield on Friday afternoon.

Two people are dead following a murder suicide Friday at The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex in Lower Makefield, police said.

A surprising announcement Friday puts a deadline for coronavirus restrictions in Bucks County to lift early next month. ...
05/22/2020
Bucks, Montgomery counties to reopen by June 5

A surprising announcement Friday puts a deadline for coronavirus restrictions in Bucks County to lift early next month. Area lawmakers say the county is ready, but urge residents to be cautious to avoid backlsiding https://bit.ly/2WSxmFH?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-buckscct-main

A surprising development in the state’s reopening plan as Gov. Tom Wolf sets a deadline to reopen all counties early next month ahead of the

Multiple departments responded to the The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex on Cornerstone Drive.
05/22/2020
Police respond to shooting in Lower Makefield

Multiple departments responded to the The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex on Cornerstone Drive.

One person has been shot at The Edge at Yardley luxury apartment complex on Cornerstone Drive in Lower Makefield on Friday, according to the Bucks County

Conshohocken-based MM Metals USA LLC will create a “new operation, new entity” on a 3.738-acre lot leased from U.S. Stee...
05/22/2020
2 businesses to bring more jobs to Falls

Conshohocken-based MM Metals USA LLC will create a “new operation, new entity” on a 3.738-acre lot leased from U.S. Steel, according to attorney Michael Meginniss, of Begley, Carlin and Mandio.

A new company at the former U.S. Steel property and another planning to expand soon will bring dozens of new jobs to Falls, officials said.Last week,

Officials said PennDOT also is scheduled to pave Bridge Street and Trenton Avenue sometime this year.
05/22/2020
Morrisville to pave 5 streets in June

Officials said PennDOT also is scheduled to pave Bridge Street and Trenton Avenue sometime this year.

Roads scheduled for repair include Francis, Grandview and Legion avenues as well as portions of Althea and Melvin avenues.

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