LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ >> Rider University and Bucks County Community College signed a program-to-program transfer agreement on Monday, Nov. 5. The agreement guarantees admission into Rider's cybersecurity bachelor's program for Bucks students who have received an associate's in cybersecurity.
LANGHORNE >> Woods Services, a leading population health care provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex medical challenges, has selected Philadelphia architectural firm KieranTimberlake as the site planner for its campus transformation.
FRAUD >> 1200 block of Colts Lane reported at 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 7. Complainant reported receiving a call from the bank stating a check was forged and attempted to be cashed with their business account.
DRUG ARREST >> An 18 year old man from Lower Makefield was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9:31 p.m. on South Main Street after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Police found the man in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was process…
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> A short section of the Delaware Canal towpath on the Pennsylvania side of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge will be barricaded by the close of business on Nov. 6 and will remain off limits to the public use for up to two weeks, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commis…
DOYLESTOWN >> For the first time in 40 years, Bucks County voters on Tuesday flipped control of county government to the Democrats.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Continuing a tradition dating back at least 29 years, 46 first graders at Saint Andrew School marched into the school’s gym Wednesday morning dressed as their favorite saints.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Downtown Yardley will be hosting its next 2nd Saturday event on November 9 featuring a #ShopLocalYardley theme supported by Visit Bucks County and sponsored by ShopRite of Yardley and Commonplace Reader Yardley.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> It was a particularly scary Canal-O-Ween this year thanks to a Halloween Week filled with wacky weather.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> The Council Rock School District will hold a public informational session on Thursday, November 7 to discuss its proposed CR STAR Center in Northampton Township.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) on Nov. 4 announced that it plans a full transition to “cashless” All-Electronic Tolling (AET) in late 2021. Once the change is implemented, in-lane or onsite payment will no longer be accepted anywhere along the 552-mile tollway.
NEWTOWN >> The Philadelphia Chapter of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU), a professional insurance educational society, has announced the winners of its 36th Annual Fire Safety In The Home Contest co-sponsored by the Council Rock School Board.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Police are investigating the theft of a firearm from a truck parked in the driveway of a residence on Bruce Drive and the theft of a dirt bike from a shed at a residence on Woodlake Drive.
NEWTOWN >> Cherry Blow Dry Bar, one of the fastest growing blow dry bar franchises in the country, is set to open its first location in Newtown inside the Village at Newtown Shopping Center (next to the Melt Shop).
DRUG ARREST >> 300 block of Oxford Valley Road reported at 4:46 p.m. on Oct. 31. Police responded to the report of a man at the location running and dancing around shirtless. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 33 year old man from Bensalem for possession of methamphetamine …
HARRISBURG >> Governor Wolf made voting more convenient and secure by signing Act 77 of 2019, the most significant improvement to Pennsylvania’s elections in more than 80 years. The bipartisan compromise legislation takes effect for the April 2020 primary election and makes Pennsylvani…
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), is implementing a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone spe…
LANGHORNE >> Metro Diner, known for its craveable award winning dishes with bold flavors served in a family friendly atmosphere, is opening its first Langhorne location on Tuesday, November 19.
NESHAMINY >> The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has tabled a final decision on whether the Neshaminy School District’s use of the name ‘Redskins’ for its sports teams and mascot is offensive to Native-Americans and should be scrapped.
BENSALEM >> When a woman checked out of her Bensalem hotel room she took more than just the shower gels and a towel.
THEFT >> 200 block of Emerald Dr. reported at 11:56 p.m. on Oct. 24. Complainant reported theft of Halloween decorations from the front porch.
TULLYTOWN BOROUGH >> The District Attorney’s VIN etching squad is descending this weekend on Tullytown Borough to provide free VIN etching to motorists at Levittown Town Center.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> A man suspected in a series of non-violent thefts in the township was arrested Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. near Council Rock High School North.
BUCKS COUNTY >> A record 52 collection sites will be available across Bucks County on Saturday, Oct. 26 for residents to drop off their unwanted medications.
ARREST/ASSAULT >> On Oct. 7 a 17 year old female juvenile was arrested for simple assault during a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of S. Pennsylvania Ave.
NEWTOWN >> As the president of the new Bucks County Community College’s Disability Pride Club, Matt Young takes a tremendous personal interest in the upcoming Race for Resources hosted by the Autism Cares Foundation (ACF).
DOYLESTOWN >> A Northampton Township couple who plotted to incapacitate a woman with grain alcohol and then photograph her in various states of undress using spyglasses and a webcam have admitted to numerous criminal offenses.
WARRANT ARREST >> On Thursday, Oct. 17 at 3:54 p.m., an officer observed a 1998 Honda operating on South Main Street with its muffler hanging to the ground. The officer stopped the vehicle and during the investigation discovered the driver had a confirmed open arrest warrant issued by …
FAIRLESS HILLS >> The Bucks County Commissioners, the county’s Industrial Development Authority and the YMCA of Bucks County announced on Oct. 16 the approval of a $20 million, tax-free financing project to support the refinancing of long-term debt and planned improvements to YMCA fac…
BENSALEM >> “When We Fight, We Win” is the title of the annual Freedom Fund Banquet which will be hosted by the Bucks County branch of the NAACP.
HARRISBURG >> When lawmakers return to Harrisburg on Oct. 21, they will be taking up a package of bills, including legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Wendi Thomas, to aid the state’s 37,000 volunteer emergency responders, including those in Bucks County.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> At the request of state Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on Santarsiero’s SB 868, or “Kayden’s Law,” which would provide children in the family court system with greater legal protections by adding to the evid…
HARRISBURG >> State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) on Oct. 17 introduced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would legalize cannabis for adult-use in Pennsylvania.
DUI ARREST – Heacock and Edgewood Roads reported at 10:27 p.m. on Oct. 9. Police on patrol stopped a vehicle for violations. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 20 year old male driver from Lower Makefield for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Na…
DUI >> On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1:17 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of North Main Street and Dolington Road on a report a rideshare driver who was speeding and operating recklessly. The officer, assisted by Lower Makefield officers, arrived and located the suspect vehicle -…
SCAM >> At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 a Newtown Township resident responded to headquarters to report a phone scam. The resident explained that she received a call from a man claiming to be with IRS with a warrant for her arrest for back taxes. She was then directed to pay off a $2,000 debt by u…
ASSAULT/TERRORISTIC THREATS >> On Friday, Oct. 11 at 1:36 a.m., police were dispatched to a home on Morgan Avenue for the report of an armed subject assaulting others inside a home.
WARMINSTER >> On Oct. 2 at 5:12 p.m. Officer Parell was conducting a traffic detail at Tenth Avenue and York Road when he was approached by an man in need of help.
MORRISVILLE BOROUGH >> Bucks County and Morrisville Borough officials on Oct. 8 announced that the county has granted $25,000 to Bucks Beautiful for its ongoing efforts to restore the county’s tree population after recent waves of storm damage, disease and invasive insect devastation.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Democrat Debbie Wachspress raised more than $215,000 in her first fundraising quarter in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District and is entering October with more than $190,000 on hand, according to information released by her campaign.
BRISTOL BOROUGH >> The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will provide $1,563,106 in grant money for Bucks County to launch a county-wide lead hazard reduction program.
HARRISBURG >> Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is encouraging Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Newtown Rotary Club is teaming up with the Newtown Exchange Club to hold its annual fall food drive on Saturday, Oct. 12. And the community is encouraged to donate.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Like so many of our readers, I was terribly shocked to learn about the crash of the WWII vintage B-17 bomber, also known as a 'Flying Fortress,' at the Bradley International Airport on Oct. 2.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Fire companies throughout the county will mark National Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) with open house events and fire prevention activities.
NEWTOWN >> State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), state Representatives Tina Davis (D-141) and Perry Warren (D-31), and family members of the late Kayden Mancuso, held a press call on Oct. 4 to announce the introduction of SB 868, and a companion House Bill, also known as “Kayden’s Law.”
THEFT >> Crown Terrace reported at 1 p.m. on Oct. 2. Complainant reported sometime between Sept. 26 and 27 unknown person(s) entered an unlocked garage and removed a Bianchi bicycle.
WRIGHTSTOWN >> A Trenton man was taken into custody in New Jersey on Oct. 2 and is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania on burglary and related charges.