PHILADELPHIA >> Evidence of infection by the B.1.1.7 variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom has been found in a southeast Pennsylvania resident.
PHILADELPHIA >> Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will preside at the annual Archdiocesan Interfaith Prayer Service commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He will be joined by Reverend Edward Sparkman, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (Philadelphia), and Rabbi…
DOYLESTOWN >> A generous donation from Carol and Lou Della Penna to Doylestown Health on December 1, 2020, launched a challenge match campaign that has ended with nearly $1.7 million in new gifts and pledges to the health system.
DOYLESTOWN >> Citing a strong record of accomplishment and dedication to seeking justice for all citizens, Bucks County Sheriff Milt Warrell on Jan. 13 announced he will seek re-election to a second term as county sheriff.
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan on Jan. 11 filed a motion to appoint the Bucks County Employees Retirement Fund as the lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action litigation on behalf of investors of Malvern-based pharmaceutical giant Endo International plc.
LANGHORNE >> The Bucks County Department of Health on January 12 began vaccinating emergency medical personnel and other healthcare workers against COVID-19 at an appointment-only clinic in Langhorne as part of Phase 1A inoculation efforts.
HARRISBURG >> An orderly, planned distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority of the Wolf Administration, Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine shared during a Jan. 12 update on the vaccine, stressing its safety and efficacy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and colleagues introduced a concurrent resolution on Jan. 12 to censure the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for attempting to unlawfully overturn the 2020 Presidential election and for violating his oath of o…
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> A Penndel Borough man already facing trial for sexually assaulting six boys between 1993 and 2010 was charged Monday, Jan. 11 with two counts of possession of child pornography.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> NorthPoint Development has officially purchased the iconic Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Fairless Hills.
BUCKS COUNTY >> A post-Christmas season increase in COVID-19 cases appears to be underway in Bucks County and across Pennsylvania.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Bucks County will offer free COVID-19 testing through the end of January at three sites provided by Bucks County Community College.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> Falls Township Police arrested a 61 year old man on Saturday, January 9 after he allegedly cut wires, disrupting communication services in neighboring Morrisville Borough.
HARRISBURG >> Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Jan. 8 announced the fourth version of the commonwealth's COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan, detailing updates and how the state is working to ensure safe, swift implementation.
BENSALEM >> A 22-year-old Bensalem man is being charged with killing Dr. James Sowa on Nov. 2 inside the chiropractor's home office in Bensalem, Bucks County, District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced Friday, Jan. 8.
A year ago, on January 6, 2020, we took our oaths as County Commissioners. All three Commissioners have happy memories of that swearing-in day. We pledged to defend the laws of our Commonwealth, and the Constitution of the United States. The oath was the same for all three of us, no matter o…
Changes are taking place in the atmosphere above the Arctic Circle that suggest the clock is ticking on the mild weather -- for January standards -- gripping much of the United States.
HARRISBURG >> Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Jan. 7 announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Pennsylvania. The confirmed case is in Dauphin County. This variant is the same one that was first discovered in England in December.
HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE) on Jan. 7 provided school administrators and school boards with updated recommendations as to which instructional models they should consider using based on the changing levels of community transmission of C…
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Shelby Labs (R-143) was sworn in on Jan. 5 to serve her first term as the House representative for the 143rd District. She replaces Democrat Wendy Ullman who Labs defeated in the Nov. election.
HARRISBURG >> Bucks County Democratic State Representatives Perry Warren (D-31), John Galloway (D-140) and Tina Davis (D-141) took the oath of office during a noon swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol on Jan. 5.
HARRISBURG >> Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-178) was sworn in on Jan. 5 to her second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the people of the 178th District.
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> A man charged last month in the shooting death of his two-year-old son in a Middletown Township apartment is now also facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-29) was sworn in on Jan. 5 to serve the people of the 29th District in Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She is serving her second full term.
BUCKS COUNTY >> One of the four $1 million, top-prize winning tickets in the Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle drawing was purchased at the Pantry 1 Food Mart, 123 Woodbourne Road, Langhorne.
FAIRLESS HILLS >> Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund, established in March by United Way of Bucks County with additional funding from Penn Community Bank, continues to provide grants for COVID-19 related needs.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Tiffany Thomas-Smith of Lower Makefield has announced her candidacy for judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
DOYLESTOWN >> As indoor dining, health clubs, casinos and other indoor entertainment venues reopen across Pennsylvania, Bucks County’s new COVID-19 infections increased slightly last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> On January 3, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced a sweeping legislative package that would significantly reform Congress and restore faith in the nation's elections.
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> St. Mary Medical Center welcomed the first baby of the new year - a baby boy - born at 1:31 a.m. on January 1, 2021.
PITTSBURGH >> Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh died December 31 at a retirement community outside of Pittsburgh. He was 88.
PENNDEL >> State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, has announced that $199,461 in grant funding from the state’s Growing Greener Program has been awarded to Penndel Borough to install a hydrodynamic inlet for watershed pollution reduction.
HARRISBURG >> Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has announced the launch of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, now available on the department’s website. The dashboard includes information on the number of vaccinations administered by county, as well as demograph…
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub on Dec. 30 announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park on Oct. 24, 2020.
HARRISBURG >> The time-limited mitigation orders put in place on Dec. 12 have helped to begin flattening the curve of new cases following the post-Thanksgiving surge in Pennsylvania. As a result, on Dec. 30 Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the …
HARRISBURG >> Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Dec. 30 signed an order directing that a percentage of all vaccine distributions to hospitals, health systems, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and pharmacies be designated for health care personnel within Ph…
HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Nearly a decade after the original closed, the newly-built county-owned bridge spanning Morris Run in Hilltown Township quietly opened to traffic last month.
BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP >> Sometime between December 23 and December 25 an unknown actor removed the baby Jesus statue from a Christmas Nativity scene at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road.
PLUMSTEAD >> In October, the Plumstead Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police, Dublin Barracks, jointly investigated three separate incidents involving an unknown male who exposed himself to two employees at the McDonald's Restaurant on Easton Road, along with a 1…
NEW HOPE >> New Hope Borough has been awarded a $1.75 million dollar grant towards the construction of a new parking garage, funded by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County’s new COVID-19 cases dropped last week to the lowest level since late November, just before the post-Thanksgiving spike began.
ARREST WARRANT >> An arrest warrant has been issued for David Goodbred for Theft By Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property and Driving While Operating Privilage is Suspended or Revoked. On Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9:50 a.m. a white male driving a white conversion van stole a red 2014 …
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Detectives with the Bristol Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the shooting death of a young man in Bristol Township on Wednesday night, Dec. 23.
LEVITTOWN >> More than 950 children in Bucks County awoke to a very merry Christmas on Friday morning thanks to the generosity of the community and the work of the Salvation Army’s Levittown Corps.
BUCKS COUNTY >> State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) has announced that $3.5 million in state grant funds to improve local infrastructure, health and safety, and arts and culture in Bucks County, which will help grow and strengthen businesses, while providing a needed economic boost …
HARRISBURG >> The Wolf Administration is warning citizens to stay alert for heavy rain, strong wind, accumulating snow, and rapid temperature drop that will lead to flash freezes, along with dangerous flash flooding across much of the state from Dec. 24 and into the early morning on Dec. 25.
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> Detectives with the Bristol Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office are investigating the shooting death of young man in Bristol Township on Wednesday night and are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooter.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and U.S. Representative Jared Golden (ME-02) announced that they successfully defied party leaders and secured a provision to block a pay raise for members of Congress in the government funding bill that passed Cong…
DOYLESTOWN >> The Bucks County Commissioners have unanimously approved the county’s 2021 operating budget of $469 million, which includes no tax increase.