Saturday, February 23, 2013
Coincidentally, the Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County met during a shootout at the Jefferson on the Creek apartment complex in Warminster on Tuesday.
As police officers began a seven-hour stand-off Tuesday night with alleged gunman Andrew Cairns, which included an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of 85-year-old Marie Zienkewicz, a meeting of the Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County was in session a few blocks away at the Warminster VFW. The group formed shortly after President Barack Obama announced his proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in America, formed in reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 people, mostly first-graders. Tuesday night was the second time the organization met, attracting more than 300 attendees to the standing-room only event, according to organization member William Marsh. "We are a very peaceful, but committed, group that does not …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Housing Continuum and Care agency counted more than 150 unsheltered people living in Bucks County.
One day before starting the official count of unsheltered people living in Bucks County, volunteer Deborah Neidhart asked a staff member at one of the Central Bucks libraries if she knew of any homeless people in the area. Neidhart said the woman was shocked and denied that there were any homeless people at all in the area. "If you are not exposed to it, if you don't see it, then you really don't know that it exists," she said. "It's more invisible in Central Bucks than anywhere else in the county." It's a common misconception that Neidhart encounters, that only the lower part of Bucks County has a homeless population. It's a myth that Neidhart needs to shatter if she and the rest of her team hope to get an accurate count. "The camps are …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Former Tullytown Councilman George Fox will not face charges.
Former Tullytown Borough councilman George Fox has lost his job as a clerk with the Bucks County Prothonotary department after an investigation by the district attorney found he issued two unauthorised subpoenas. While Fox will not be facing any criminal charges, District Attorney David Heckler wrote in a letter to Prothonotary Patricia L. Bachtle that labeled the clerk’s actions as “misconduct” and an “abuse” of the subpoena system. Fox overstepped his legitimate authority when he purchased a subpoena, stamped it with the county seal and delivered it to Farm and Home Oil on Levittown Parkway in Tullytown as part of an effort to compel them to show him security camera footage from their property, Hecker said. “The purpose for which Mr. Fox…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The big game is just hours away. Are you ready for some football? You still have time to reserve a seat at one of these area parties.
That time of year has come again, and even though one team that is not the Eagles (the San Francisco 49ers) is playing another team that is not the Eagles (the Baltimore Ravens), the Super Bowl still manages to bring out the excitement in both sport and non-sports fans. Between the opening performances, halftime show and the eagerly awaited commercials, the actual game is almost incidental. Of course, no Super Bowl is complete without enjoying the game surrounded by friends, fried foods and free-flowing beer. If you are not interested in handling the organization, preparation and clean-up involved with hosting your own party, there are plenty of options from local restaurants and bars. Just remember to drink responsibly and get home safely…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The morning commute could be sloppy according to the latest advisory from the National Weather Service.
Monday morning's commute could be messy, according to the latest weather forecast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a winter weather advisory for Bucks County for Monday morning. The advisory runs from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light snow is expected to begin during the morning commute, the weather service said. It will change over to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain by late morning. In the afternoon, it should change over to rain. The storm could bring snow accumulation of up to 1 inch, with a trace of ice, the forecast predicted. "The combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain will lead to hazardous travel on Monday," the weather service said. "Many surfaces may become icy, especially untreated and elevated surfaces." …
Monday, January 21, 2013
A gallery of the county's most wanted criminals as released by the Sheriff's Department.
The Bucks County Sheriff's Department has released information on the most wanted criminals in the county. The gallery shows photographs, along with the last known address of each individual and what crimes they are wanted for in the caption. Residents can submit an tip by following this link or call 215-348-6284 to report any information about the whereabouts of any of the wanted persons. These fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous, and citizens are advised not to approach them. Contact the authorities if they are sighted. Those wanted for Domestic Relations active warrants can be found at this link. Anyone with additional questions, concerns or suggestions, can contact the Bucks County Sheriff's office at sheriffwarrants@co.…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Temperatures are expected to be frigid the next few days, prompting cold weather preparation.
A governmental cold-weather alert was issued Friday in advance of a cold front expected to bring frigid temperatures overnight next week. Bucks County's Code Blue weather alert will run from 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 through 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, county officials said Friday. The alert puts two Bucks County churches on call to help the homeless or others needing shelter. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures overnight on Sunday to drop to around 24 degrees and continue to fall. Tuesday night's low is predicted to be about 15 degrees. Two churches are on-call to assist residents in Central Bucks and Lower Bucks. Woodside Presbyterian in Yardley and Trinity Episcopal in Buckingham will activate their emergency shelters, as…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Recorder of Deeds staff will be available in Croydon today, Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 4 - 8 p.m. to issue Bucks County Veterans ID cards.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Recorder of Deeds staff will be available in Croydon next week in Croydon to issue Bucks County Veterans ID cards.
Friday, January 11
Bucks County's Recorder of Deeds staff will be available in Croydon to issue Veterans ID cards next week. Interested veterans can go to the Croydon VFW, 901 Bellevue Avenue, on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 4 - 8 p.m. with their original DD-214 form for the Recorder of Deeds staff to issue cards. Information about the program is available by calling 215-348-6209. To date, the Recorders of Deeds office has processed 5,875 ID cards. Currently, over 500 Bucks County businesses have agreed to offer substantial veterans discounts (5-20 percent on merchandise and services) to those holding the Bucks County Veterans ID card, and more are signing up to participate each day. To register a business to participate in the Veterans ID Card Discount Program, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Bucks County's Bicycle Task Force now will help municipalities implement the county-wide comprehensive plan.
Imagine being able to hop on a ten-speeder in Bristol and work your way around Bensalem, up to Newtown, through Doylestown, detouring into Warminster and eventually ending up in Quakertown, all while traveling on either shared roadways or bike trails. This vision of an interconnected network of bike trails that weaves a web all around Bucks County gained the unanimous approval of the Bucks County Commissioners Wednesday morning. "This would be a great asset for Bucks," said Rob Loughery, who was re-appointed chairman of the commissioners on Monday. With the plan approved, it's now time to implement it throughout the county's 54 municipalities. That's where a Bucks County Task Force hopes to step in. Formed in 2008, the 10 members of the …