Bucks County Pa.

(The Ben Wilson Activities Center, in Warminster.  File photo provided)

Bucks County Extends Hours For Senior Centers During Post-Storm Outages

As if temperatures in the 90s weren’t bad enough, Tuesday night’s powerful storm knocked out power in several Bucks County communities.

07/09/2014

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Bucks County’s H.R. Director Suspended in Wake of Health Insurance Debacle

Meredith Dolan, the county’s human resources director, has been suspended indefinitely without pay and is not likely to return.

06/25/2014

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Bucks County’s H.R. Department Slammed by Health Care Probers

The grand jury did not find fraud by county workers but noted that the county’s human resources department failed to remove people who weren’t entitled to benefits from the health care rolls.

06/20/2014

(The historic Newtown Theatre is being updated to be able to show digitized versions of movies.  Photo provided)

Historic Newtown Theatre Getting a 21st-Century Makeover

The Newtown Theatre, in Bucks County, stopped showing movies last fall to get ready for a digital upgrade.

04/29/2014

(A poster created by Bucks County officials encourages the public to submit drug crime tips by phone, e-mail, or text message.)

Bucks Officials Urging Public To Join County’s War on Heroin

“Drug dealers are killing Bucks County’s kids,” says county prosecutor Matthew Weintraub.

03/07/2014

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Suburban School Districts Plan Ahead To Deal With Slow-Cranking Weather

In the Centennial School District, in Bucks County, spokeswoman Andrea Didio says mechanics will be coming in a little earlier.

01/06/2014

(File  photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP/ Getty Images)

EMS Official Urges Patients To Have Meds, Oxygen On Hand Before Snow Hits

With snow coming to the Delaware Valley by nightfall, a local EMS official is reminding people who rely on medications or oxygen to make sure they have what they need before the storm begins.

01/02/2014

(Beware of e-mail messages that might not be from who they appear to be.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Holiday Shopping Means Online Holiday Scamming Not Far Behind

Bucks County director of consumer protection Mike Bannon says his department is getting calls about an old scam that’s been reinvented. He says it involves a major retailer.

12/24/2013

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Bucks County Playhouse Hoping Old Flood Map Doesn’t Delay Expansion Plan

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map that dates back nearly fifteen years puts the playhouse and its highly anticipated expansion in a high-risk flood zone.

12/16/2013

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Bensalem Police Dept. Expanding Its DNA Testing, Cataloguing Facility

Bensalem public safety director Fred Harran says the BodeHITS Rapid DNA Initiative will take DNA testing to the next level.

11/19/2013

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Bucks DA Thinks Tullytown Police Acted Appropriately in Arrest of Teen Boy

Bucks County district attorney David Heckler says the boy fell onto his face after being Tasered while trying to escape. The boy’s mother says her son was beaten.

11/18/2013

("Baxter" is an industrial robot made by Onexia Inc., based in West Chester, Pa.   Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Delaware Valley Manufacturers Strut Their Stuff on National Manufacturing Day

The “Made in America” event gave local firms a chance to showcase some of the more cutting-edge technologies available to manufacturers.

10/04/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Bucks County Mom Sentenced For Using Daughter, 7, For Child Porn

The woman also allowed her boyfriend to molest the girl.

08/21/2013

(Photo from Doylestown PD)

Bucks County Man Gets 8-25 Years In Rt. 611 Crash That Killed Girl

A man convicted of third-degree murder in a suburban Philadelphia crash that killed a 9-year-old girl and paralyzed her grandmother has been sentenced to eight to 25 years in state prison.

08/15/2013

(Cars head over the Brooklyn Bridge beside a blacked-out New York City skyline on August 14, 2003.  Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

On 10th Anniversary of Major US Power Outage, Electric Industry More Secure

“It was a pretty scary time in that, immediately after it happened, we really did not know what had caused it,” recalls an electric industry official at a major regional interconnect in Valley Forge, Pa.

08/14/2013

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