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7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Bucks County Police Investigating Alleged Indecent Exposure

The incident happened on Aug. 20 around 7:30 p.m. Two juvenile females, ages 12 and 13, reported they had been fishing at the river area located at East Ferry and River Roads.


7 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Bucks County woman charged with theft of government funds related to Tropical Storm Lee

A Morrisville, Pa., woman was charged today by information with theft of government funds and making false statements related to Tropical Storm Lee, United States Attorney Zane David Memeger announced.


Related Topix: Morrisville, PA, Prison, FEMA, US News

14 hrs ago | Philadelphia Gay News

News Briefing

Fee-payment talks continue in Whitewood case Efforts to negotiate the payment of legal fees in the Whitewood lawsuit were ongoing this week.


Related Topix: ACLU

18 hrs ago |

More Bucks farm land is preserved

WRIGHTSTOWN The Bucks County commissioners opened the 66th annual Middletown Grange Fair last week by preserving 266 acres of farm land.


Related Topix: Pipersville, PA

22 hrs ago |

Officials call for stronger law on illegal gun possession

NPCGUNN21C Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams calls for a two-year mandatory-minimum sentence for people convicted of illegally carrying a firearm in the city.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Philadelphia, PA, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Montgomery County, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

CBS Local

Across Pennsylvania, A Push For Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Education advocates in Pennsylvania have been canvassing the state, trying to raise awareness of the importance of quality, affordable early child education.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Levittown, PA, Newtown, PA

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Illinois release new track "Things Are Gonna Be Ok" from upcoming LP

Bucks County outfit Illinois continue to prep for the release of a new record, this week sharing second album cut "Things Are Gonna Be Ok."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Industrial, Nine Inch Nails, Philadelphia, PA

Court: Homeowners' warranties apply only to first buyer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that homeowners' warranties against defects apply only to a property's first buyer, and cannot be passed along in subsequent sales.


Eating disorders to be discussed in Bucks County

NEWTOWN State Rep. Steve Santarsiero will cochair a hearing in Newtown on Monday that will focus on eating disorders, in support of a bill that would require schools to share more information about the issue with parents and students.


Related Topix: Newtown, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cops: Family's hidden camera recorded abuse of woman, 90

THE TINY cameras are disguised as alarm clocks, teddy bears and cereal boxes, designed to keep an eye on the people baby-sitting children or caring for elderly loved ones.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Yardley, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Renee Levine, social worker

Renee Shai Levine loved reading to children, not only infants but also elementary students.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania

CBS Local

Expert Says Parents Should Start Prepping Kids For The School Year Now

School begins again in just about two weeks and one local expert says now is the time to start getting your children out of summer mode and refocus them for school.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Levittown, PA

New 'Good Day' anchor Alex Holley speaks out

A LEX HOLLEY knows that she has big shoes to fill when she replaces the beloved Sheinelle Jones on Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia" .


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Quakertown, PA, Entertainment

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Service Suspended After Deadly Amtrak Accident in Bucks County

A New York-bound Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks Monday afternoon in Bucks County's Bristol Township, temporarily halting train service in the region.


Related Topix: Train Disaster

CBS Local

Alleged Teenage Serial Rapist Set To Face Trial In Bucks County Court

A judge ruled in June that all nine cases against 19-year-old Joshua Benson would be consolidated into one trial.


Related Topix: Bensalem, PA

NBC Philadelphia

Person Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train in Bucks County

The victim was struck on the northbound lanes at the Croydon Station on the 700 block of Bristol Pike, according to officials.


Parties Settle After Inmate Gets Pepper-Sprayed

According to the plaintiff's amended complaint, on Jan. 7, 2011, plaintiff Ernest Soreth, 57, turned himself in at the Bucks County Correctional Facility, at the direction of his parole officer.


Pa. firefighter in critical condition after being stabbed in bar; 3 others injured

Such is the unfortunate case in Bristol Twp., Bucks County, where police say a 21-year-old volunteer firefighter is in critical condition after being stabbed in a bar fight, the Associated Press reports.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Times-Tribune

New education panel faces enduring issues

Education funding is the No. 1 issue in the governor's race, so it's not surprising that lawmakers are studying it to death.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

HUD's changes to maps disrupt assistance money

Community improvement projects across the region have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development changed its low- and moderate-income maps in the middle of the grant process.


Related Topix: Horsham, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Ambler, PA, Delaware County, PA