Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Firefighters from Trevose and Bristol were awarded by the Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association Monday night for their acts of bravery during two incidents last December.
Trevose Fire Chief Ron Doster received what he calls "the best Christmas gift ever" last December when he found out his sons, Tim and Chris Doster, along with fellow Trevose firefighter Brian Armstrong, survived a successful rescue attempt from a house fire on Orchard Lane in Feasterville. "I didn't know until later that day that they were the ones that went inside," said Chief Doster. "Tim and Chris are fourth generation firefighters, they were raised right." For their rescue of a trapped man from the second floor of the burning home, Tim Doster, Chris Doster and Brian Armstrong were awarded the Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association's inaugural Medals of Valor during the group's monthly meeting Monday night at the Trevose …
A look at some of the region's top headlines today.
Here's a look at some of the region's top stories today: Doylestown Pulling Out All the Stops for Live TV Appearance There will be exercise classes, characters in costume, live music and more Wednesday in Doylestown as Fox 29 films a live television segment. Residential Blaze Spread from Fire Pit Upper Southampton fire crews worked late Monday night extinguishing a fire that spread from a fire pit. New Bakery, Coffee Shop Open for Business Horsham Donuts opened Tuesday morning in the Boxwood Shopping Center on Horsham Road. Graduation Project Revisions OK'd for Tennent The Centennial School Board recently approved graduation project changes beginning with the William Tennent High School class of 2014. Vintage Baseball Game Returns to …
The intent of a checkpoint is to keep drivers safe, police say.
The Pennsylvania State Police at Trevose on Monday announced the results of a DUI checkpoint it staged over the weekend. Between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday at an unspecified location in Bucks County police The checkpoints are designed to keep drivers safe, police said. "The goal of a roving DUI detail is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania's highways," they said in a written release.
More than 30 cars are washed at fundraiser
It's a good idea to lock your car.
Middletown Township police report the following recent thefts: A log splitter valued at $1,500 was reportedly removed from a home on Tollgate Road between May 9 and May 10. A GPS valued at $50 was reportedly removed from an unlocked Nissan parked on Longview Avenue between 10 p.m. Friday and 7:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille is running for retention this fall, after serving two terms on the court.
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — Judges in Pennsylvania typically have no problems securing their offices in retention races. In 45 years, only Supreme Court Justice Russell Nigro lost his seat in 2005, after an infamous pay raise lawmakers gave themselves in the middle of the night inflamed state voters. Eric Epstein with the government reform group Rock the Capital thinks the ease with which judges are retained should give voters pause as Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille campaigns for 10 more years this fall. “Why should people automatically vote yes?” he asked. “And what does it takes before somebody calls into question the ability of someone to serve on the bench?” A new Rock the Capital voter guide urges …
Thefts in the past week include a stroller and a bicycle.
A light green Huffy Beach Cruiser bicycle with brown trim was reported stolen at 11:01 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Lafayette Street. It was valued at $125. A red Chicco umbrella stroller worth $80 was reportedly taken from DiGiuseppe Drive at 9:07 p.m. on Monday. Police reports were provided by the Bristol Borough Police Department.
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a two-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of local folks who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The school-based mentoring program targets at-risk students.
The primary election is Tuesday. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the Tuesday's primary (incumbents are bolded). The list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place Nov. 5. The last day to register for the general is Oct.r 7. State Office Vic Stabile (R) Joseph C. …