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| A Bensalem K-9 officer stopped the vehicle in the 3700 block of Street Road for a traffic violation. During the search incident to arrest, 15 kilograms of heroin and 20 lbs of Methamphetamine were found. Read more on Bensalem Patch.

| After 11 weeks in the hospital and AristaCare in Plymouth Meeting, bouts of intense rehab with visible signs of progress; Brian Piscitelli, 23, of Warminster, died early last week at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown after going into cardiac arrest and suffering several seizures. Read more local news on Warminster Patch.


| Fire officials said three lightning bolts sparked a four-alarm blaze that injured several people, including five firefighters, at a Middletown Township apartment complex Sunday night. The fire was reported at Windsor at Harper’s Crossing apartments shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. Read more local news on Newtown Patch.


| Police officers arrived to find a 44-year-old male stabbing victim at a home on Woodland Drive, where the man had sought refuge after having been stabbed in a neighboring home on the same street. Read more on Northampton Patch.


| The Feasterville Business Association recently gave out two Neshaminy High School seniors from the class of 2012 college scholarships.. See more local news on Lower Southampton Patch.

| Hatboro officials have decided not to seek outside applicants for its borough manager post, which was most recently held by Steven Plaugher, whose last day of work was Friday. In Plaugher’s place, Public Works Superintendent Fred Zollers – who was named interim borough manager last week – will serve through at least the remainder of the year in both roles. See more local news on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.

| Check out these local jobs posted recently on Craigslist.org and other online job sites. Openings include Steam Pub, a Thai Bistro and TruBeauty Concepts. Read more on Upper Southampton Patch.


| Bristol Township police are investigating two separate armed robberies that took place July 6. According to police reports, the incidents happened hours apart from each other, with two masked men, with at least one brandishing a handgun, were involved. The subjects pointed a gun at the victim’s head and demanded money. Check out this story and more on Levittown Patch.

| An operation to rebuild and improve New Britain Road in Doylestown Township will close the road to through traffic for six weeks, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The project, which began on July 9, is expected to be finished by Aug. 19. Read that story and more on Doylestown.

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