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Posted on: May 25, 2022

ARREST MADE IN 1991 MURDER OF JOY HIBBS IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Robert Atkins

District Attorney Matt Weintraub today announced that a 56-year-old man will be charged with murdering Joy Hibbs in April 1991 and trying to cover up the crime by setting her Bristol Township home on fire, an arrest that follows a tireless investigation b...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Board of Elections Accepts Most Outstanding Ballots, Votes to be Tallied

A mail in ballot.

The Bucks County Board of Elections this morning voted to accept nearly 1,000 ballots outstanding from last week’s primary election.

During a public meeting Tuesday, the board ruled that Board of Elections staff should canvass the ballots and acc...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

MAN SENTENCED FOR SUPPLYING DRUGS THAT LED TO WOMAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH AT TULLYTOWN RECOVERY HOUSE

Matthew Lavender

A 26-year-old man will spend two to five years in state prison for supplying the drugs that led to a woman's overdose death at a Tullytown recovery house last summer. 

Matthew Derby Lavender, of Bensalem, appeared before Common Pleas Judg...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

FREE VIN ETCHING EVENT AT PARX CASINO IN BENSALEM THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22

VIN Etch Flyer

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office is hosting a free VIN etching event this Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Parx Casino in Bensalem, in conjunction with the Bensalem Police Activities League “Cops and Rodders” Car Show.&...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Before and After the Storm

With the memory of last summer’s flooding rains and tornadoes still fresh on the mind, we should all be proactive in preparing for severe weather damage to our property, whether a homeowner or renter. Many homeowners and tenants without flood in...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

SHANE BROLLY SENTENCED TO 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUNKEN CRASH THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED FOUR TEENS

Shane Brolly

The 25-year-old man who seriously injured four Neshaminy High School girls in a drunken head-on crash in Northampton Township last year will spend more than 15 to 30 years in state prison.

Shane Brolly was heavily intoxicated the night of March 27, 2021, w...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Vote Count Mostly Finished in May 17 Primary with Some 1,500 Ballots Outstanding

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The vast majority of votes cast in Tuesday’s primary election in Bucks County have been tallied, with about 1,500 ballots outstanding.

Board of Elections staff had finished processing the bulk of ballots – more than 152,000 total – by about 1:30 a.m. Wedne...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 7: Foster Parent and Volunteer Program: “These are Bucks County kids

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we talk about Buck County’s Foster Parent and Volunteer Program. The Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency currently has close to 200 children in its foster care system, wh...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

PA EMS Weekend of Recognition and Remembrance

Stars of Life Awards Banquet,
PA EMS Memorial Service,
PA EMS Memorial Bike Ride

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Statewide, Federal Offices on Ballot Tuesday in Primary Election

A person dropping off their mail-in ballot to a Bucks County Ballot Drop Box

Voters in Bucks County on Tuesday will have their pick of candidates to run in the fall for statewide, federal and local legislative offices.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. or until the last voter in line has cast their ballot. Find...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

MAN CONVICTED BY BUCKS COUNTY JURY OF FIRING AT GROUP OF PEOPLE IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Sysco Schruby

A 22-year-old man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, of shooting at a group of people that included a 4-year-old child during a November 2019 encounter in Bristol Township. 

Sysco Schruby, of Bristol, was found guilty...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

June 13 Application Deadline for Third Round of Bucks Built Startup Fund Investments

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Early-stage startup companies have until June 13th to apply for the Bucks Built Startup Fund’s third round.

Funded by the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority and administered in partnership with non-profit Startup Bucks, the Bucks Built...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

TRINH NGUYEN NOW FACING FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES IN UPPER MAKEFIELD SHOOTING

Trinh Nguyen

The 38-year-old mother who shot her two juvenile sons in Upper Makefield Township last week is now facing first-degree murder charges after the boys passed away on Friday. 

Trinh T. Nguyen, 38, has been in custody since Monday, May 2, 2022, when s...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

GILLIE ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES HE SET FATAL BUCKINGHAM FIRE; NOTICE OF AGGRAVATING FACTORS FILED

Christopher Gillie

Christopher Gillie, charged with setting the December fire at a Buckingham Township home that killed an 81-year-old man, was formally arraigned Friday morning, a day after the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office filed notice of aggravating c...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Bucks Health Department Encourages Awareness of Rabies Protection

BCDH Logo

Spring is in full swing, and the outdoors once again feels warm and inviting.

And with extra time outside, chances to interact with wildlife increase. With this interaction, however, comes heightened risk of exposure to rabies.

So far in 2022, there have be...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Bucks Health Department Encourages Awareness of Rabies Protection

County Seal-New 2021

Spring is in full swing, and the outdoors once again feels warm and inviting.

And with extra time outside, chances to interact with wildlife increase. With this interaction, however, comes heightened risk of exposure to rabies.

So far in 2022, there have be...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Commissioners Call on State to Increase Mental Health Funding

A building, a monument and a flag pole.

The Board of Bucks County Commissioners this week called on state lawmakers to boost funding for mental health services to help counties fortify the state’s strained mental health treatment system.

The commissioners’ call came in the fo...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

WOMAN SENTENCED FOR STEALING FROM GRANDMOTHER IN COUNTY’S FIRST CONVICTION OF NEW EXPLOITATION LAW

A Bensalem woman will spend close to one to two years in the Bucks County Correctional Facility for stealing $6,500 from her 89-year-old grandmother in the county’s first conviction of a recently passed law aimed at protecting seniors from finan...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Bucks Co-Responders Program Expands to Three More Police Departments

A woman and a man

Two more social workers began working last month alongside police in Lower Bucks, growing the county’s efforts to divert people in need of social services away from the criminal justice system.

The appointments of Fetiye “Tia”...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Commissioner Harvie Announces Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee

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Bucks County Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie today announced the Chairman’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee to advise him on appropriation of opioid settlement funds. 

Commissioner Harvie has selected members of the Bucks County commu...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR BEATING EX-GIRLFRIEND WITH ALUMINUM BASEBALL BAT IN QUAKERTOWN

Roland Ghiloni

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to five to 15 years in state prison for a brutal domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend where he twice struck her in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.

Roland Blake Ghiloni, with a last known address in Quakertown, ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

UPPER MAKEFIELD MOTHER CHARGED WITH SHOOTING HER TWO SONS, ATTEMPTED SHOOTING OF NEIGHBOR

Trinh Nguyen

District Attorney Matt Weintraub today announced attempted homicide charges against a 38-year-old woman for the shooting of her two juvenile sons and the attempted shooting of a neighbor in Upper Makefield Township. 

Trinh T. Nguyen, 38, was taken...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 6: Training and Safety: “We always need to stay fresh”

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On this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we are talking about the importance of training and safety from both the education side and the enforcement side. Rich Vona, Director of Law Enforcement and Safety, explains his role in Bucks County and how h...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS FATHER IN NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP

Jordan Kurman

A 22-year-old man is being charged with killing his father in their Newtown Township home on Friday, April 29, 2022. 

Jordan Matthew Kurman, of Newtown Township, faces charges of criminal homicide and possession of an instrument of crime. He was a...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

MAN FACING GUN CHARGES FOLLOWING SEARCH OF HIS PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP HOME

Scott McCaughey

A 64-year-old man is facing a number of weapons charges after a search of his Plumstead Township home turned up a fully automatic “ghost gun” and a rifle with an obliterated serial number.

Scott Allen McCaughey, of the 4900 block of Dur...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Nicholas Stefanowski

A 79-year-old man is facing child pornography charges following an investigation conducted by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. 

Nicholas Stefanowski, of Newtown Township, was charged with possession of child pornography and c...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

FATHER PLEADS GUILTY IN DEATH OF 2-YEAR-OLD SON WHO ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF IN MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP

Jorddan Thornton

A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in the death of his 2-year-old son who picked up his father’s handgun and accidentally shot himself in a Middletown Township apartment in December 2020. 

Jorddan M. Thornton a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

MAN SENTENCED TO 7 ½ TO 15 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR FIRING SEVERAL SHOTS AT MIDDLETOWN APARTMENT

Eric Dawson

A 34-year-old man will spend up to 15 years in state prison for firing 18 shots toward a man, the man’s girlfriend, and her child in Middletown Township two years ago, the bullets striking occupied apartments but missing anyone inside.  ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Trail Opening Joins Bucks, MontCo Trail Systems

Government officials cutting the ribbon to the Newtown Rail Trail

Government officials representing Bucks and Montgomery counties joined regional community groups and trail enthusiasts Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a mixed-use pathway joining trail networks in the two counties.

County officials and planners cut t...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR SENTENCED TO 25-50 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF BOY

David Hofmann

A Bristol Township man will spend 25 to 50 years in prison for the repeated sexual assault of a boy during a 12-year period from 1995 to 2007. 

David Charles Hofmann, 62, was found guilty in December on charges of rape of a child, involuntary devi...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Bucks County’s Fiscal Outlook Improves in New S&P Report

A building, a monument and a flag pole.

Bucks County’s financial outlook has stabilized since the current administration took office, says S&P Global Ratings.

The credit rating agency upgraded the county’s outlook from negative to stable in its April 13 report on the coun...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

GRAND JURY RECOMMENDS CHARGES IN CHRISTMAS EVE HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED MAN IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Kevin Baker Jr.

A Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury has recommended a 20-year-old man be charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last Christmas Eve in Bristol Township. 

Kevin Michael Baker Jr., of Bensalem, turned himself in on Monday, April 25, 2022, to be arr...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

ALFONSO SANCHEZ SENTENCED TO UP TO 40 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR RUNNING DRUG RING OUT OF BCCF

Alfonso Sanchez

A 40-year-old man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly 10 years to 40 years in state prison on Friday, April 22, 2022, for running a drug smuggling ring inside the Bucks County Correctional Facility.   

Alfonso Sanchez was in the co...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Heads Up, Voters: VPC/CVI Mailings Are Not Affiliated with Bucks County Board of Elections

The word vote.

The Bucks County Board of Elections is notifying voters of coming mailings from the Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information (VPC/CVI), which have no connection to the county.

In previous years, mailings from the organizations have cause...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Annual Count Shows Rise in Homelessness in Bucks County

Preliminary results from the 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) homelessness count performed earlier this year showed a marked increase in people experiencing homelessness in Bucks County.

Conducted the evening of Jan. 25, the count found 427 people sleeping in emer...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 5: Parks and History: “Something for everyone”

A Kayak on the water, the Erwin Stover House and a crowded pool to represent Parks and Recreation.

In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we discover our sprawling park system in two different ways. Angie Nagle, the executive director of the Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department joins us to talk about her first few months on the job, her...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eli...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

POWER AT THE (GAS) PUMP

  • Make sure that you see a Weights and Measures approval seal on the device that you pull up to.
  • If you pull into a station based on a low price that you see on a road sign, make sure that the price you see on the road sign is also the price on the pump. In ...
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Fraud Alerts
Posted on: April 12, 2022

MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR ASSAULTING DEPUTIES AT BUCKS COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER

Jeffrey Dingle

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and was sentenced to 18 months to 48 months in state prison for assaulting Bucks County sheriff's deputies last year while trying to evade security protocols at the Bucks County Justic...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR SENTENCED TO 19-40 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WARRINGTON RAPES

Rosalio Suchite

A 28-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, to 19 to 40 years in a state prison for the repeated rapes of two boys in Warrington Township. 

Rosalio Suchite, of Warrington, pleaded guilty on August 27 to two counts of involuntary d...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 4: The Planning Commission - “The answer people”

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we chat with the department that handles everything from land development to household hazardous waste to rail trail connections, as well as interactive, informational maps on our website. Evan Stone, the dir...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

WOMAN CHARGED IN HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP KILLING; BODY DISCOVERED INSIDE BEDROOM

Anna Maria Tolomello

Hilltown Township Police and the Bucks County Detectives have charged a 48-year-old pizza parlor owner with the death of her longtime partner. 

Anna Maria Tolomello was arraigned on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. She is charged with shooting and killi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

COUPLE FOUND GUILTY, SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING $5.6 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS THROUGH BUCKS

Edith Rodriguez Cardenas

A Texas truck driver and a California woman were found guilty on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, of trafficking $5.6 million worth of drugs through Bucks County. 

Christian Ochoa, 29, of Laredo, Texas, and Edith Tomasa Rodriguez Cardenas, 28, of Huntingt...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Set for 2022

hazardous household items

Bucks County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program returns this weekend with the first of several planned collection events in the county.

Sponsored by the Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission, the event wi...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIDING OVERDOSE VICTIM’S BODY BEHIND BENSALEM DUMPSTER

Maksim Stankevich

A 41-year-old man admitted on Friday, March 25, 2022, to hiding the body of an overdose victim behind the dumpster of an apartment complex in Bensalem Township. 

Maksim Stankevich pleaded guilty before Common Pleas Judge Raymond F. McHugh on charg...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

NORTHAMPTON MAN TO SPEND UP TO FOUR YEARS IN STATE PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO KILLING DOG

Nikolay Lukyanchikov

A 50-year-old man was sentenced to two to four years in state prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, to killing his dog last year and then burning it on a barbecue grill.

Nikolay Lukyanchikov, of Northampton Township, entered an open gu...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

PHILADELPHIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN UPPER SOUTHAMPTON KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY

Pavel Belous mugshot

A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty on Friday, March 25, 2022, to kidnapping a young man last year in Upper Southampton Township, forcing him at knifepoint to drive to an ATM to withdraw money and threatening to kill him and his mother. 

Pavel Belous...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

BANK ROBBER WHO ATTEMPTED TO MURDER STATE TROOPER DURING ARREST SENTENCED TO OVER 25 YEARS

Christopher Larue

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Christopher Larue, 44, of Lansdale, PA, was sentenced to 25 years and one day in prison, five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine by U...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

2022 Spring/Summer Parks and Recreation Program Guide

Program Guide Cover

This guide is meant to be interactive and most pages have links and QR codes to be scanned that will take you directly to the relevant registration pages. We invite you to follow us on social media (account listed on page 3) for pictures, polls, videos an...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

DA WEINTRAUB, AG SHAPIRO ANNOUNCE ARREST OF MAN FOR STRAW PURCHASES OF 16 FIREARMS

Deon Hudson

In a joint operation by Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a 25-year-old Philadelphia man w...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP MAN TO SPEND 12-24 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR GUN, DRUG ARRESTS

Austin Carter mugshot

A 33-year-old man was sentenced on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to 12 to 24 years in state prison for three arrests involving gun and drug offenses, two arrests happening while he was out on bail. 

Austin Vaughn Carter, of Northampton Township, pleade...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

EX-PHILLY OFFICER SENT TO COUNTY JAIL FOR SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD

Richard Frank

A former Philadelphia police lieutenant was sentenced on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to just under a year to two years in the Bucks County Correctional Facility for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in 2017. 

Richard Michael Frank, 51, was conv...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR RAPE OF GIRL IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

Shane Ferguson

A 38-year-old man will spend the next seven to 15 years in state prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Falls Township last year. 

Shane Ferguson, of Morrisville, pleaded guilty in September to rape by forcible compulsion, aggravated indecen...

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Posted on: March 12, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Ahead of Saturday Storm

code blue

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Sunday in response to anticipated winter weather conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Ep. 3: Ordinance #166 - “Human trafficking will not thrive"

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we’re talking about a recently passed county-wide ordinance that aims to crack down on human trafficking by regulating the operation of massage parlors. 

Chelsey Jackman, assistant county solicitor, j...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commissioners Approve $4.8 Million in Bucks Business Recovery Grants

A building and trees.

Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners last week awarded $4.8 million to small businesses in the county’s latest round of recovery grants.

The commissioners approved the grants on March 2 during their regular public meeting. Spread over 785 business in 46 m...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Weekly COVID Update March 11

Vaccine vials in a basket next to a hazardous waste container.

The CDC County Community Transmission Level for Bucks County as of March 11 is low.  

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

NOTE: The county will no longer publish a weekly COVID-19 update after to...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

FORMER CB WEST CHOIR DIRECTOR CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT OF TWO FORMER STUDENTS

Joseph Ohrt

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, that additional charges are being filed against the former choir director at Central Bucks West High School for indecently assaulting two former students. ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2022

GRAND JURY: WOMAN AND SON KILLED CHRISTOPHER WILSON IN MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP

Joyce Brown-Rodriguez

A Philadelphia woman and her son were charged Friday, March 4, 2022, with the murder of Christopher M. Wilson, who was gunned down outside his workplace in Middletown Township in December of 2020. 

Joyce Brown-Rodriguez, 55, and Kahlill Saleem Bro...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF SELLING DRUGS LEADING TO FATAL MILFORD OD

Jose Maldonado

A Bucks County jury on Thursday, March 3, 2022, convicted a 46-year-old man of selling the heroin/fentanyl that killed a man at a Milford Township cemetery in November 2019. 

Jose David Maldonado, of Easton, was found guilty of drug delivery resul...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Weekly COVID Update March 4

Stickers

The CDC County Community Transmission Level for Bucks County as of March 4 is low.  

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

NOTE: Bucks County no longer maintains the COVID-19 municipality map.&...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

BCCF Inmate Death Under Investigation

The death of an inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation.

The inmate, a male in his late 40s, was found unresponsive Tuesday evening in his cell and lifesaving measures were immediately started. Medical personnel pronounced t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Commissioners Highlight Ukrainian Support Agencies

blue and yellow lights in a building

The Bucks County Commissioners during their regular public meeting Wednesday highlighted local organizations providing support to the people of Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing efforts to repel the Russian invasion.

The commissioners encouraged...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

BENSALEM MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXTORTION OF 15 VICTIMS

Ian Pisarchuk

A 26-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 1, 2020, to sexually extorting and harassing 15 victims, including one young woman who later killed herself. 

Ian Pisarchuk, of the 3600 block of Skyline Drive, Bensalem Township, admitted that fo...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Bucks Commissioners, District Attorney Target PFAS Manufacturers in Lawsuit

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The Bucks County Commissioners and the District Attorney have filed a joint lawsuit against several manufacturers of dangerous PFAS that have contaminated water and soil in Bucks County. 

Filed Tuesday in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, th...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

BUCKS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY TARGET PFAS MANUFACTURERS IN LAWSUIT

2022.03.01 PFAS news conference

The Bucks County Commissioners and the District Attorney have filed a joint lawsuit against several manufacturers of dangerous PFAS that have contaminated water and soil in Bucks County.

Filed Tuesday in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, the suit see...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Bucks County Conversations - The Hub

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This episode of the Bucks County Conversations podcast features Commissioner Marseglia and staff members of the Bucks Human Services Connect Hub who discuss what the Hub is, the services it provides, and how it got started.

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A Conversation with The Hub HUB - Spotlight
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Bucks County Conversations, Episode 2: The Hub - “A door to Human Services”

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In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Bucks County Human Services Connect Hub. 

Created to streamline the process of connecting people in-need of social services with the people who provi...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

BRIAN CAREY CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS STEPFATHER IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP

Brian Carey

Brian Joseph Carey was charged on Friday, February 18, 2022. with killing his 78-year-old stepfather in his stepfather’s Bristol Township home earlier this week. 

Carey, 41, with no current address, was arrested Wednesday night, hours af...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 18

A man and a syringe

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:

NOTE: Bucks County will no longer maintain the COVID-19 municipality map. Due to the increasing use of home tests that go unreported, the map is no longer an accurate reflection...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Feb. 16

code blue

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Wednesday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper B...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

MAN SENTENCED TO 6-15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEALING GUNS OUT OF BUCKS COUNTY CARS AND SELLING THEM

Bobby Johnson

A 25-year-old man was sentenced on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, to six to 15 years in state prison for entering several unlocked vehicles in Upper Bucks County and stealing handguns and other items, which he then sold. 

Bobby Andrew Johnson, formerly of...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 11

Vaccine vials in a basket next to a hazardous waste container.

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

For a full list of vaccine providers in Bucks County and locations where COVID vaccines are being offered, check Bucks County’s Coronavirus Testing/Vaccination Information page...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Bucks County Conversations: Episode 1

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Projects & Diversity: 'It all comes down to working for the people'  

In the first episode of Bucks County Conversations, we're talking about Bucks County’s mission of diversity and inclusion, as well as one project that’s helping a non-profit...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

CB WEST CHOIR DIRECTOR CHARGED WITH FILMING FORMER STUDENT AS HE UNDRESSED

Joseph Ohrt

The choir director at Central Bucks West High School is being charged with hiding cameras inside a bedroom of his home to record a former student as he undressed. 

Joseph Ohrt, 56, of Buckingham Township, is facing one count of interception, discl...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Feb. 6

code blue

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Sunday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The following shelters have been activated:

Upper Buc...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Feb. 4

A basket of empty syringes at the county-run Warwick vaccine clinic

*Data in this week's report is compared against numbers from two weeks ago unless otherwise specified, as a data reporting delay prevented the creation of a weekly update last Friday. 

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

MAN SENTENCED TO 8-20 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR BRISTOL TOWNSHIP SHOOTING

Terrance Hall

A 51-year-old man pleaded guilty on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, to an October 2020 shooting in Bristol Township and was sentenced to eight to 20 years in state prison. 

Terrance Oliver Hall fired at least six shots at an occupied vehicle at Mitchell Ro...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Jan. 31

code blue

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through the weekend.

The following shelters have been activate...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

HELP US CATCH THESE CATALYTIC CONVERTER THIEVES

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Can you help us catch these brazen catalytic converter thieves? 

These two suspects committed this theft in broad daylight on the Jan. 20. The theft happened at approximately 2:42 p.m. at a home on Century Avenue in Bristol Township. They fled in ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bucks Board of Elections to Mail 134K Ballot Applications

A mail-in ballot.

Bucks County voters on the permanent mail-in list should soon receive a vote-by-mail application for 2022 elections.

The Bucks County Board of Elections in the coming weeks will mail nearly 134,000 applications to registered voters who requested on a previ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration Until Jan. 24

code blue

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County until Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through the weekend.

The following shelters have been activated:...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Join our Summer Pool Staff!

Pool Job Posting

Bucks County Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the Oxford Valley Pool and the Tohickon Valley Pool.

Lifeguards: $13/hr

Cashiers: $11/hr

Managers: $18/hr

Apply now to work in a fun environment with competitive pay and flexible scheduling.

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

PHILLY MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR ILLEGAL SALE OF A GUN IN BENSALEM

Xzayvien Jenkins

A 29-year-old man who illegally sold a loaded handgun and ammunition to undercover police in Bensalem Township in December 2020 was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to serve up to seven years in state prison. 

Xzayvien Jenkins, of Conestoga ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 21

A basket of empty syringes at the county-run Warwick vaccine clinic

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

THREE CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING FENTANYL-LACED PILL THAT CAUSED FALLS TOWNSHIP WOMAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH

Ryan Shields

After 40-year-old Amanda Shields died of a suspected drug overdose in her Falls Township home on Aug. 11, 2020, Bucks County Detectives and Falls Township Police began a lengthy investigation to find out where she got the fentanyl-laced Percocet pill that...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

MAN WILL SERVE 18 TO 40 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR SHOOTING MAN IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

Thomas Zorrer

A man convicted of attempted homicide for shooting a man during an assault in February 2019 at a Falls Township trailer park was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, to 18 to 40 years in state prison. 

Thomas Zorrer, 39, was convicted on all cou...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

COUPLE SENTENCED TO DECADES IN PRISON FOR SEX ABUSE OF THREE CHILDREN IN BRISTOL

Leonard Hewitt

A man and woman will face decades in state prison for the repeated sexual assault of three children under the age of 13, abuse that they also filmed in more than 40 videos of child pornography. 

Leonard F. Hewitt Sr., 51, and Krystyn Anne Smock, 4...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED BY DRUG STRIKE FORCE WILL SERVE UP TO TWO DECADES IN PRISON

Winston Frias-Moya

Two Philadelphia drug dealers arrested two years ago during an investigation by the Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force were sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, to up to 20 years in state prison. 

Winston Frias-Moya, 33, and Adalberto Villa...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration through Jan. 17

CODE BLUE

A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Monday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day throughout the weekend. 

The following shelters have ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 14

A basket full of COVID-19 vaccine vials.

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Bucks EMA, Health Department to Distribute Free COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits

Boxes containing COVID-19 rapid tests.

NOTE: With two full days of rain expected for the end of the workweek, the COVID-19 home test distribution scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, in Warminster has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 7. The event will run from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

The Bucks Coun...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Bucks Issues ‘Code Blue’ Declaration through Jan. 12

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A Code Blue declaration will be in effect for Bucks County through Wednesday in response to extreme cold conditions.

Shelters in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks are set to open at 8:30 p.m. each day through midweek.

The following shelters have been activated...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

County-run COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Reopen Monday

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County-run COVID-19 vaccine clinics are set to reopen Jan. 10 with updated hours and locations after a brief closure.

Now housed in the former PetValu store in Jamison, the Warwick Square shopping center clinic is scheduled to open 8 a.m. Monday. ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Weekly COVID Update Jan. 7

A basket of empty syringes at the county-run Warwick vaccine clinic

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are taken, t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

WOMAN ADMITS TO HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED PEDESTRIAN; SENTENCED TO 3-10 YEARS IN PRISON

Charlotte Kleckner

A 27-year-old woman admitted Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, that she was intoxicated when she struck and killed a man walking along Stump Road in Plumstead Township and then fled the scene.

Charlotte Mary Kleckner, of Doylestown, appeared before Common Pleas Judg...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUNKEN NORTHAMPTON CRASH THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED FOUR TEENS

Shane Brolly

The 24-year-old man who seriously injured four Neshaminy High School girls in a drunken head-on crash in Northampton Township last year pleaded guilty on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, to all charges. 

Shane Brolly is accused of crossing into opposing tr...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Commissioners' Reorganization Meeting Pushed to Jan. 5

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bucks County Board of Commissioners Reorganization Meeting, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, has been postponed to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Media Contact: James O'Malley, 215-348-64...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 30

COVID vaccines in containers

**NOTE: An earlier version of this post contained outdated statistics. It has been updated to contain the correct numbers.**

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and proba...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

County Vaccine Clinic Hours to Change in 2022, Upper Bucks Clinic to Return

A woman pulling a vaccine dose.

The new year is bringing some changes to the county’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics, including more convenient hours and the return of a previous location in Upper Bucks.

Beginning the second week of January, the county’s Jamison clinic at W...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

PENNDEL MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO 98 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FIVE BOYS

Louis Aiello

A Penndel Borough man was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, to 49 to 98 years in state prison for the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010. 

Louis Charles Aiello, 59, was found guilty in July on several charges, including felony count...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 23

COVID vaccines in containers

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

BUCKS DA, PERKASIE POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON TWO MEN MISSING SINCE OCTOBER

Matthew James Branning

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Perkasie Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in finding two men who have been missing from the area for more than two months. 

Matthew James Branning, 50, of Sellersville, and Mi...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Commissioners Adopt 2022 Operating Budget with No Tax Increase

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Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners during its meeting on Dec. 15 voted unanimously to adopt a balanced operating budget with no tax increase for 2022.

At $475.5 million, the new year’s budget is 1.4 percent larger than the budget for 2021. But due in pa...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2021

TULLYTOWN BABY RESCUE

DA Weintraub interview with Officer Nate Aldsworth

Tullytown Borough Police Officer Nate Aldsworth had just finished a call when he got a distressing call around 10:58 a.m. on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving. 

A 4-to-5-day old baby boy had stopped breathing, possibly from an obstructed airway...

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Posted on: December 19, 2021

MAN CHARGED IN BRISTOL TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE

David Jenner

A 38-year-old man was charged Sunday morning with a killing a man inside a Bristol Township home on Saturday night. 

David Joseph Jenner had been staying at the home at 605 Veterans Highway when he got into an argument with 43-year-old Charlie R. ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 17

A woman pulling a vaccine dose.

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Children & Youth Opens ‘Visit House’ in Lower Bucks

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Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency today celebrated the opening of its first “visit house” in Middletown Township.

Located on Middletown Boulevard near the Oxford Valley Mall, the facility provides a long-needed sp...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

COUPLE SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR VIOLENT CARJACKINGS IN NEWTOWN, MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIPS

Eric Meehan

A homeless couple was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, for two violent carjackings and an attempted carjacking in Newtown Township and Middletown Township in November 2020, sending two people to the hospital. 

Eric Meehan, 29, and Ashley Young,...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 10

COVID vaccines in containers

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

MORRISVILLE MAN WHO REPEATEDLY RAPED VICTIM SENTENCED TO 10-20 YEARS IN PRISON

Joseph Exume

A 51-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, to 10 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to the repeated rape of a woman for more than seven years, starting when she was 16 years old. 

Joseph Exume, of Morrisville, began ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

THOMAS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO TARGET PORCH PIRATES

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HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) will soon introduce legislation to crack down on home delivery theft. 

“With the ongoing pandemic, online purchases have skyrocketed,” Thomas said.   

Thomas is ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Bucks County Hires 2 New Co-Responders to Assist Police, Creates 2 More Positions

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A year after its launch, Bucks County’s Human Services Co-Responder program has expanded into two more municipalities with efforts underway to spread the successful pairing of social workers and police even further.

The county’s two new...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY JURY CONVICTS BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING BOY FOR 12 YEARS

David Hofmann

A 62-year-old man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, for the repeated sexual assault of a boy during a 12-year period from 1995 to 2007. 

David Charles Hofmann, of Bristol Township, was found guilty of rape of a child...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP INVESTIGATORS SEEK ASSISTANCE IN 2020 HOMICIDE

Christopher Wilson

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Middletown Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the murder of Christopher M. Wilson of Philadelphia, PA. 

Friday, December 10th, will mark one year since...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH SETTING BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP FIRE THAT KILLED 81-YEAR-OLD MAN

Christopher Gillie

A Lackawanna County man was charged with setting a fire at a Buckingham Township home early Sunday morning, killing an 81-year-old man inside and sending his wife fleeing from the home. 

Christopher George Gillie, 61, of Dunmore, was charged with ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Dec. 3

COVID vaccines in containers

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are taken, t...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

FORMER PHILLY POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF CHILD SEX ABUSE IN BUCKS COUNTY

Richard Frank

A former Philadelphia police lieutenant was convicted by a Bucks County Jury on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, of sexually assaulting a minor. 

Richard Michael Frank, 51, was found guilty of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and corrup...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE FOR SHOOTING AT MORRISVILLE TRAILER PARK

Thomas Zorrer

A 38-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, of attempted homicide and related charges stemming from a shooting and assault in February 2019 at a trailer park in Morrisville. 

Thomas Zorrer was also convicted by a Bucks County jur...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Historic Environmental Preservation at Lake Galena Would Net Bucks County Nearly $25M

Trees reflecting on a lake.

The Bucks County Commissioners on Wednesday will consider a proposal to permanently protect the water supply, wildlife habitation, and the public’s right to access and enjoy Lake Galena and Peace Valley Park through a $24.7 million plan proposed...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination

This interim final rule with comment period revises the requirements that most Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to help protect the health ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 by strongly encouraging vaccinatio...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 29

COVID vaccines in containers

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of cases includes both confirmed (PCR) and probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week. Regardless of the type of test, the same public health actions are ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

No Tax Increase Expected in Preliminary 2022 Operating Budget

A building, a monument and a flag pole.

Bucks County today released its preliminary 2022 operating budget of $474.1 million, a 1.1 percent increase over 2021.

With additional anticipated revenue sources, including funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Board of Commissioners expects to bal...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY POLICE WILL BE ON PATROL FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

This Thanksgiving Eve, 15 officers from 10 Bucks County Police Departments will participate in a DUI Traffic Patrol across the county. 
The patrol campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve,” will stretch from Ben...
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Posted on: November 19, 2021

BCCF GUARD PLEADS GUILTY IN SMUGGLING RING; SENTENCED TO 2-4 YEARS IN STATE PRISON

Joseph Jennings

A former guard at the Bucks County Correctional Facility pleaded guilty on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, for his role in a drug smuggling ring inside the jail and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. 

Joseph J. Jennings, 33, of Warm...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 19

A COVID vaccine vial and needle.

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same public healt...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

MILES JONES SENTENCED TO CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES FOR KILLING TWO MEN AT UPPER BUCKS CAMPGROUND

Miles Jones

A dozen relatives and friends of Eric Braxton and Arthur Hill spoke Thursday about the two “good and caring” men gunned down in a shooting rampage in October 2019 at a campground in upper Bucks County. 

Braxton, 41, was a teach...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

LAWYER SENTENCED TO 15-30 MONTHS FOR STEALING NEARLY $1 MILLION FROM BUCKS COUNTY CLIENT

Aaron Friedmann

A Philadelphia lawyer was sentenced Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, to 15 to 30 months in state prison for the theft of more than $980,000 from the estate of his cousin who had hired him as the executor of his will. 

Aaron S. Friedmann, 63, of Conshohocken...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

PHILADELPHIA MAN CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN KILLING OF TWO AT UPPER BUCKS CAMPGROUND

Miles Jones

A Philadelphia man was convicted by a Bucks County jury on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, of two counts of first-degree murder for killing two men in October 2019 at a campground in upper Bucks County. 

Miles K. Jones, 42, shot and killed Eric Braxton, 41...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE ARREST BENSALEM MAN FOR SUPPLYING FENTANYL THAT LED TO WOMAN'S OVERDOSE DEATH

Matthew Lavender

A 25-year-old man was charged on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, with supplying the drugs that led to a woman's overdose death in July at a Tullytown recovery house. 

Matthew Derby Lavender, of Bensalem, was charged with drug delivery resulting ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 17 TO 34 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF MAN AT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PARK

Taariq Norris

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, to 17 to 34 years in state prison for the shooting of a man at a Bristol Township basketball park in March 2019. 

Taariq Alfons Norris, 26, pleaded guilty in August to attempted murder, aggra...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Weekly COVID Update Nov. 12

Vaccine vials in a basket next to a hazardous waste container.

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report:  

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same pu...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

FATAL SHOOTING BY FALLS TOWNSHIP POLICE OFFICER WAS JUSTIFIED, DA RULES

District Attorney Matt Weintraub ruled that the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man on Aug. 29, 2021, by a Falls Township police officer was justified. 

In a letter to Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney, Weintraub wrote, “I ha...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Vaccination Rate for Bucks Employees Exceeds 90 Percent After Mandate

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With all vaccine mandate deadlines now passed, 91 percent of Bucks County employees report being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Of the county’s 2,555 employees, 2,323 had submitted documentation as of Wednesday showing they had received a COVID vac...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Board of Elections Votes to Accept Most Segregated, Provisional Ballots

A mail-in ballot.

Nearly 2,000 ballots will be added to last week’s election totals after the Board of Elections voted to accept most segregated and provisional ballots.

The board during a public meeting Tuesday unanimously approved a measure to canvass some 1,149...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

COVID Weekly Update Nov. 5

COVID vaccines in containers

The Bucks County Health Department's weekly COVID-19 report: 

*Total number of Cases includes both Confirmed (PCR) and Probable (Antigen) cases who were tested each week from Thursday-Thursday. Regardless of the type of test, the same pub...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Registration for Federal Ida Assistance Extended Through Jan. 10

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*This post has been changed to reflect the extended deadline. 

Registration has been extended for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Ida who wish to receive federal aid. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Tally of Nov. 2 Votes Nears End, Board to Act Next Week on Provisionals, Others

A ballot drop box.

The vast majority of votes cast in this week’s election in Bucks County have been tallied, but some outstanding ballots remain.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Board of Elections had counted 191,476 ballots, a figure reflective of voter turnout of ...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Does your child (ages 6 months-3 years old) drink water from a private well?

WHO: Children 6 months to 3 years old

WHAT: A one-year study on water quality and health

WHERE: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery counties

WHY: To provide a free water treatment system (estimated value: $1,000) f...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Bucks Businesses, Non-profits Invited to Apply for Grants Up to $45K

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Bucks County is now accepting applications for its latest round of grants to local businesses.

The application window for the Bucks Business Recovery Grant program opened Friday morning to both for-profit and, for the first time, non-profit businesses oper...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

DA, BENSALEM PD INVESTIGATING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER'S AIDE FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS

The Bensalem Police Department, with assistance from the Bucks County District Attorney’s office, is investigating a teacher’s aide who is also a junior varsity basketball coach at Bensalem High School, regarding allegations of inappro...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

DETECTIVE EISENHAUER RECOGNIZED BY U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR HELPING TAKE DOWN MAJOR DRUG RING

Certificate of Recognition

On Thursday, Detective Jarrod Eisenhauer, with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, was honored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the hard work of the Bucks County Detectives in taking down a large-scale drug trafficking ring t...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Suicide Prevention Task Force is Walking to Save Lives in Perkasie

Hold on you matter walk

The Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force invites the public to participate in its walk for suicide prevention and awareness. 

Join neighbors, family and friends 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Upper Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College, 1 Hil...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AWARDED GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION GRANT

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that will be used to prevent and reduce gun violence in Bucks County neighborhoods. 

The Gun Violence Redu...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 7 ½ YEARS TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING OF FORMER FRIEND IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

Jason Brennan

A 26-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 7 ½ years to 20 years in state prison for shooting a former friend in an unprovoked assault in Falls Township in May 2020. 

Jason Brennan, of Langhorne, was convicted in June by a Bucks County ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 16 ½ YEARS TO 35 YEARS FOR REPEATEDLY THREATENING AND STALKING EX-GIRLFRIEND

Steven Castner

A 41-year-old man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then repeatedly threatened, stalked, and harassed her, even while he was in Bucks County Correctional Facility, was sentenced Monday to 16 ½ years to 35 years to state prison. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

DA PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON AUTO GROUP FOR FREE VIN ETCHING ON OCT. 30

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A free VIN etching event will be held at Thompson Lexus in Doylestown on Saturday, Oct. 30, through a partnership between the Thompson Auto Group and the District Attorney’s Auto Theft Prevention, Awareness and Education Program. 

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Bucks County Negotiates Settlement in Retirement Fund Fraud Suit

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A Bucks-led class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Endo International for defrauding the Bucks County Employees Retirement System and other investors has reached a $63.4 million settlement.

Attorneys in the case filed notice of the settlem...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Planning Commission to Discuss Bucks2040 at Open House Meetings

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The Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC) will host a series of open house meetings this fall to engage the public on the “Bucks2040” comprehensive plan update. 

Interested citizens will be able to view displays and express their comments to pro...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

COVID Weekly Update: Week of Oct. 11

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Bucks County recorded 833 new COVID cases between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14, a decrease of 13 cases compared to the previous week. 

The county’s seven-day case average also decreased from the previous week to 158 new cases per day as of Friday. According...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

DISTRICT COURT DIVERSION PROGRAM EXPANDS ITS PROBATION PROGRAM BEGINNING TODAY

Starting today, Oct. 18, 2021, the District Court Diversion Program (DCDP) will expand its pilot DCDP Probation Program from 5 district courts to all 18 of them county-wide, allowing for the inclusion of additional participants who need drug treatment, bu...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

BRISTOL MAN SENTENCED TO 19 ½ TO 39 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATAL DUI CRASH THAT KILLED MAN, WOMAN

Kevin Peters

A 38-year-old man was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, to 19 ½ to 39 years in a state prison for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol Township.&...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MOCK BALLOT DROP BOX LEFT IN BRISTOL BOROUGH HALL

On Tuesday afternoon I was contacted by concerned citizens about the existence of a mock ballot drop box that was placed in Bristol Borough Hall, and which had accumulated six apparent absentee votes which were deposited inside of it.  That box a...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Vows and Veterans Expo Includes Free Marriage Ceremonies

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Veterans, military and first responders will have the chance to tie the knot for free next month during a Vows and Veterans expo hosted by Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Linda Bobrin, Esq. 

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Bucks, Montgomery Commissioner Chairs Issue Support for AG’s Subpoena Challenge

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The county commissioner chairs of Bucks and Montgomery counties have lent their voices in support of the Attorney General’s legal challenge to a state senate committee subpoena seeking reams of private voter information.

The Bucks County Board of Elections...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH LEAVING OVERDOSE VICTIM’S BODY BEHIND DUMPSTER AT BENSALEM APARTMENT COMPLEX

Maksim Stankevich

A 41-year-old man is being charged with abuse of corpse after a man overdosed in his Bensalem Township apartment last month, and instead of calling for help, he wrapped the victim’s body with a rope and blanket and left him behind a red dumpster...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Board of Elections Confiscates Mock Drop Box in Bristol

The Bucks County Board of Elections on Wednesday afternoon was made aware of, and immediately removed from Bristol Borough Hall, a mock ballot drop box that had been used previously as a “dancing drop box” costume.

Six voters appeared to have deposited the...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

BUCKS DA ANNOUNCES REWARD IN THREE UNSOLVED BRISTOL TOWNSHIP KILLINGS

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Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the creation of a reward fund to help solve three killings in Bristol Township. 

The reward through Bucks County Crime Stoppers was funded by donations from state Rep. John Galloway, state Re...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Got Mail-in Ballot Questions? The Bucks County Board of Elections Has Answers

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Mail-in and absentee ballots have gone out, ballot drop boxes are going up and Bucks County’s first municipal election with mail-in voting is underway.

And as more ballots arrive in mailboxes, phones at the Board of Elections office are lighting up – many ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

MAN ADMITS TO KILLING PREGNANT BRISTOL WOMAN, UNBORN CHILD; SENTENCED TO 39-78 YEARS IN PRISON

Jaleel Loper

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to the 2018 strangulation deaths of a young pregnant Bristol Township mother and her unborn child and was sentenced to 39 to 78 years in state prison. 

Jaleel Lamar Loper, 30, of Philadelphia, admitte...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

COVID Weekly Update: Week of Oct. 4

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Bucks County recorded 846 new cases of COVID-19 between Oct. 4 and Oct. 8, an increase of 198 cases compared to the previous week.

Of the new cases, 135 are in children aged 0-11 and 96 are in residents aged 12-18, according to the Bucks County Department ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR CHOKING, BEATING EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THREE SEPARATE ATTACKS

Patrick Dando

A Bensalem man who beat and choked his ex-girlfriend three different times in a seven-month period pleaded guilty on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, and was sentenced to two to four years in state prison. 

Patrick Dando, 35, of Elmwood Avenue, pleaded gui...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Investigation Finds BCCF Inmate Died by Suicide

After investigation, the death of a Bucks County Correctional Facility inmate has been ruled a suicide.

Tadeusz Domagala, 69, of Bayonne, New Jersey, died Sept. 15 after he was discovered unresponsive in a shower at the correctional facility. 

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN COUPLE CONVICTED OF CHILD NEGLECT OF THREE OF THEIR CHILDREN

Albert Dunkowski

A Middletown Township couple were convicted in absentia Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in a case of child neglect one doctor described as the worst he’s ever seen. 

Albert Dunkowski, 54, and Christine Dunkowski, 47, were convicted by a Bucks C...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

New COVID Cases Declining, Hospitalizations Steady

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New COVID-19 cases in Bucks County are on the decline, while hospitalizations remain steady. 

To start off October, the county’s seven-day case average on Friday was 132 cases per day. The previous week’s seven-day average was 152 new cases per da...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

FEMA Resource Center for Ida Victims Coming to Upper Bucks

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resource center for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida will open next week in Upper Bucks.

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is planned to run Monday, Oct. 4, throug...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

HIRED TO REMOVE BEES FROM NEWTOWN HOME, CONTRACTOR INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED BOY

JEFFREY LUKENS

A 61-year-old man is facing indecent assault and related charges for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old boy in Newtown Township in September. 

Jeffrey Todd Lukens, of Buckingham Township, had been working as a contractor at the boy’...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

COVID Cases, Vaccination Rates Increase Slightly

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Both vaccination rates and new cases of COVID-19 trended upward last week.

The county’s seven-day average as of Sunday was 152 new cases per day, the highest average since the end of August. The previous week’s seven-day average was 133 new cases per day.&...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes in Bristol and Middletown Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 28, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting We...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

MAN SENT TO STATE PRISON FOR STABBING OF LOWER MAKEFIELD MAN

Zachary Ganie

A Levittown man who repeatedly stabbed a Lower Makefield Township man during an altercation two years ago was sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Zachary Ganie, 26, pleaded guilty on June 1 to aggravated as...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF COP KILLER

Officer Brian Gregg

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, again upheld the death sentence of Robert Anthony Flor, convicted of killing Newtown Borough Police Officer Brian Gregg in 2005. 

On Sept. 29. 2005, Flor was taken into custody for s...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

COVID Case Numbers Stall, Report Affirms Vaccine Efficacy

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New COVID-19 cases in Bucks County stayed flat last week as a new report underscored the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in Pennsylvania.

Last week’s seven-day average of 133 new cases a day was the same as the previous week’s average, though the total ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Providers and EMS Agencies the 2021 Protocols are out

Reminder you must complete a protocol update prior to the use of the 2021 release.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

BRISTOL MAN CONVICTED OF THIRD-DEGREE MURDER IN FATAL DUI CRASH THAT KILLED MAN, WOMAN

Kevin Peters

A Bucks County jury on Friday, September 17, 2021, found a 38-year-old man guilty of two counts of third-degree murder for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol To...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Sept. 21 in Bristol Township

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 21, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting We...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Property Recordings in Bucks County Soar in 2021

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The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office is on pace to have a record-breaking year for processing documents, specifically property recordings, amid a sizzling housing market. 

Even with the COVID-19 lock down and restrictions, the county’s Record...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

‘L.O.V.E is the Answer’ Day, Mural Painting Event in Morrisville

Members of the community and a police officer in front of the L.O.V.E. is the Answer mural.

Artists in Bucks County will join dozens of groups worldwide Friday to simultaneously paint murals representing L.O.V.E. in action in their communities. 

In Bucks County, a mural designed by Harry S. Truman High School senior Carolina Gonzalez-Esp...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

STAATS, QUINN UNVEIL CHILD WELFARE REFORM LEGISLATION IN MEMORY OF GRACE PACKER

Grace Packer

Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced the introduction of a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was m...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

FEMA Disaster Aid Available to Bucks Residents Affected by Ida

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Inspectors with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are on the ground assessing losses in Bucks County from the remnants of Hurricane Ida after aid was made available to eligible families and individuals affected by the storm.

The application pe...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

New COVID Case Totals, Hospitalizations Remain Steady

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New positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Bucks County held steady last week while vaccination rates dipped. 

Between Sept. 5 and Sept. 13, at least 930 new COVID cases were reported in Bucks County with a seven-day average of about 133 ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Sept. 14 in Warwick, Warminster, Warrington, Doylestown Twps.

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Virus Mosquito Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 14, to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus in Warw...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Commissioners Approve $5 Million for More Bucks Back to Work Grants

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The Bucks County Commissioners last week approved $5 million of American Rescue Plan funds to once again help small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

At the Commissioners’ public meeting on Sept. 1 County Commissioner Bob Harvie said a total of about $27 mi...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Five Startups Receive $25,000 Investments from Bucks Built Startup Fund

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Five early-stage startups with high potential have been selected to receive $25,000 in funding and 12 months of advisory support as part of the latest cohort of the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

The five recipient startups span various industries and have foun...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Bucks COVID Cases, Vaccination Numbers Dip During Stormy Week

A COVID vaccine vial and needle.

In a week marred by extreme weather, Bucks County ushered in a new month with a decrease in new cases of COVID-19.

September’s start also saw a dip in vaccination rates.

The county’s seven-day average as of Monday was 135 new cases per day, down from an ave...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Hundreds Report Damage in Bucks, Infrastructure Impact Tops $9 Million

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Hundreds of homes and businesses in Bucks County have reported damage so far from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, while a preliminary tally puts the storm's impact to public infrastructure at $9.4 million.

Compiled Tuesday, the numbers are expected to grow ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

MORRISVILLE MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR KILLING OF WOMAN IN FALLS TOWNSHIP MOTEL

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man charged with killing his girlfriend two months ago in a Falls Township motel was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, appeared via video before Magis...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mosquito Sprays Set for Thursday in Penndel, Bristol Boroughs

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The Bucks County Department of Health West Nile Mosquito Control Program will conduct a barrier treatment mosquito control operation Thursday, Sept. 9, to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile viru...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

LEADER OF DUBLIN METHAMPHETAMINE RING SENTENCED TO NINE TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON

Gary Moyer

The leader of a methamphetamine ring taken down in a joint Drug Strike Force investigation last year was sentenced on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to nine to 20 years in a state prison. 

Gary Lynn Moyer, 72, of Dublin, ran the operation out of his ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2021

CHECKPOINT IN WARRINGTON LEADS TO 13 DUI ARRESTS, TWO OTHERS FOR DRUGS

On Friday, Sept. 3, a dozen Bucks County law enforcement agencies and state police held a checkpoint on both northbound and southbound lanes of Easton Road in Warrington, leading to several arrests.  

The checkpoint, which ran from 10 p.m. to 3 a....

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitos Sept. 7 in Bristol, Falls and Middletown Townships

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The Bucks County Department of Health's West Nile Virus Mosquito Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Bristol, Falls and Middletown townships to reduce high populations...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Ida Brings Heavy Rains to All of Bucks, River Flooding Remains a Threat

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The Bucks County Commissioners have declared a disaster emergency in response to the widespread damage and flooding brought by the remnants of Ida.

Between 3 p.m. and midnight Wednesday, the powerful storm dumped 4 to 8 inches of rain countywide, and more ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING FATAL CRASH IN DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP

Paul Foster

A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle and related charges for causing a fatal crash on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 where he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in Doylestown Township. 

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Vaccination Rates Increase, COVID Cases Continue to Rise

COVID vaccines in containers

As Bucks County’s COVID cases have continued to increase in recent weeks, more residents have been choosing to get vaccinated. 

Last week’s seven-day average of 158 new cases per day was up from the previous week’s average of 113 new cases per day...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

YARDLEY MAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR SHOOTING CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

Colin Petroziello Mugshot

A 24-year-old man charged with shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly earlier this month was ordered to face attempted murder and related charges in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Judge Corryn L. Kronnagel ruled during a prel...

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Posted on: August 29, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DA'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN FALLS TOWNSHIP

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Falls Township on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. 

Falls Township Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Federal Lane at 12:04 p.m. on ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Tuesday in Quakertown, Richland Township

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Quakertown Borough and Richland Township to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

H.O.P.E. Recovery Unit Celebrates Five-Years of Successful Re-Entry

A presenter talking to members of the H.O.P.E. program.

An award-winning substance abuse recovery program that has helped hundreds of Bucks County jail inmates re-enter society is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Since it launched in July 2016, the Bucks County Department of Corrections’ H.O.P.E. Rec...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Bucks Vaccine Numbers Continue to Rise as FDA Approves Pfizer Shot

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More than half of all Bucks County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with 644,256 total doses administered in the county. 

Sixty-five percent of eligible residents (12 and older) have received at least one dose of vaccine, and as...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Commissioners, Courts, Mandate COVID Vaccination for All Employees

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All employees of the County of Bucks, including court employees, who do not have a religious or medical exemption must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October.

Informed of the mandate via email Wednesday, county employees in all departments wi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

MAN SENTENCED TO 2 ½ TO 5 YEARS FOR DRUNKEN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT INJURED TWO IN BENSALEM

Almondo Merjia

A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, to a hit-and-run crash of two pedestrians, one who suffered serious injuries, on New Year’s Day 2021 in Bensalem Township.

Almondo Merjia, of Bensalem, was sentenced to 2 ½...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

BCDH Recommends Schools Follow CDC Guidance in Reopening

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The Bucks County Health Department has amended its COVID-19 mitigation guidance to county schools for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, bringing the county’s recommendations in line with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Thursday in Upper Southampton, Warminster

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Thursday, Aug. 26, in Upper Southampton and Warminster Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.&nb...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

RAPPER PNB ROCK PLEADS GUILTY IN BENSALEM DRUG, STOLEN GUN CASE

Rakim Allen

A 29-year-old Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, to charges related to a 2019 arrest following a Bensalem Police investigation that netted five pounds of marijuana, a stolen .40-caliber handgun and more than $33,000 in cash.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitoes Aug. 24 in Bristol and Bensalem

The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito spray control operation Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Bristol and Bensalem Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile viru...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

MAN SHOT TRYING TO HELP MIDDLETOWN DOMESTIC ASSAULT VICTIM; SUSPECT KILLED IN PHILADELPIA

A man who was killed in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, had earlier shot a man in Middletown Township who was attempting to help the victim of a domestic assault.  

Officers with the Middletown Town...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

MAN FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FOR SHOOTING YARDLEY POLICE CHIEF JOSEPH KELLY

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A 24-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday night on attempted murder and related charges for shooting Yardley Police Chief Joseph Kelly who was assisting a Bucks County probation officer on an offender check at the Yardley Commons Condominiums.  

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Additional Bucks County Consumer Protection Office Opens in Levittown

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The Bucks County Office of Consumer Protection announced today that it has opened an additional office in Lower Bucks County, staffed with a consumer investigator to assist residents.

The newly opened office is at the Lower Bucks Government Services Center...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Bucks County Provides Third Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Immunocompromised

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The Bucks County Health Department (BCHD) has begun providing third doses of COVID vaccine to the immunocompromised in compliance with guidance from the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

As of Monday afternoon, the county had adminis...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Health Department Amends School Guidance After Hospitals Request Masking

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Acting on new information from area hospitals, the Bucks County Health Department this afternoon revised the county’s school guidance to include a recommendation for masking of all students.

All other school guidance issued Sunday by the county remains in ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Tuesday in Bristol Borough

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 17, throughout Bristol Borough to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.  

The treatments w...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP MAN SENTENCED TO 3 1/2 TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISSEMINATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Kenneth Roberts

A 26-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison for the dissemination of child pornography. 

Kenneth Richard Roberts III, of Falls Township, pleaded guilty on April 22, 2021, to dissemina...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PARK

Taariq Norris

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, to attempted murder for his role in a shooting at a Bristol Township basketball park in March 2019.  

Taariq Alfons Norris, 26, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

State and County Officials Urge Residents to Apply for Rental Assistance

A wide view of a press conference held in Doylestown to promote the BERA program.

Pennsylvania and Bucks County officials joined together on Tuesday to urge qualified residents and their landlords to apply for rental assistance. 

More than $1 billion in assistance will be available statewide to renters and landlords who suffere...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Bucks County COVID Cases Continue to Rise Amid Mitigation Debates

A young man receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in his arm.

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Bucks County as spirited debate swirls over masking and vaccination mandates.

The county’s seven-day average from Aug. 1 - 7 reached 80 new cases per day on Saturday, the highest it has been since...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Bucks Solicitor Khan Honored by PA Commissioners’ Association

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Bucks County Solicitor Joseph Khan last week was presented the 2021 Outstanding Solicitor Award by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP).

Khan was selected for helping Bucks County’s government “realize its vision for transparency, et...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

County Mosquito Spray Set for Wednesday in Bristol, Falls, Middletown & Northampton

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 11, in portions of Bristol, Falls, Middletown and Northampton townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Bucks County Reentry Coalition Unveils “One-Stop Shop” Website

Michael Harrison, coalition chair, talking about the reentry website at the commissioners meeting.

A recently launched county-run website aims to provide enhanced access to resources and support for people reentering the community from prison. 

The Bucks County Reentry Coalition believes that “good reentry is good for everyone,&rd...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

BILL WASYLENKO JR. MEMORIAL CAR SHOW THIS SATURDAY IN BENSALEM

This Saturday, the Bensalem Business Directory will be hosting the Bill Wasylenko Jr. Memorial Car Show at Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Road. 

The car show will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

“It Gave Them Back Their Lives”: Vaccinating the Homebound in Bucks County

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For some county residents who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine, getting to a clinic simply wasn't an option. So, the Bucks County Health Department decided to bring the shots to them. 

The Bucks County Commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting paid tribute to...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN BUCKS COUNTY

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Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub visited several locations in the county Tuesday as those who protect and serve our communities hosted National Night Out events. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promot...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Bucks COVID Vaccination Pace Increases as New Cases Rise

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The pace of COVID vaccinations in Bucks County, which had steadily declined for several weeks, appears to be picking up again. 

A total of 4,822 Bucks County residents received vaccination shots from July 25 – 31, an 18 percent increase ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Penndel Borough

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Penndel Borough to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. 

The area to be sprayed i...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Supreme Court Approves Bucks Court Action to Delay Evictions

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has swiftly approved a recent Bucks County court order designed to give struggling residents more time to get help paying rent before facing eviction.

The order, originally signed July 22 by Bucks County President Judge Walla...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Court Rescinds Order Delaying Evictions Pending Supreme Court Review

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A recent court order designed to give struggling Bucks County residents more time to get help paying rent before facing eviction has been put on hold. 

The order, signed July 22 by Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr., had authorize...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Ten Finalists Selected to Vie for $25K County Startup Investments

Ten early-stage startup enterprises have been selected to compete for this year’s second round of $25,000 county investments offered through the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

The 10 finalists, chosen from 120 applicants by a screening panel, are now ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

County Officials Begin Assessing Damage from Suspected Tornadoes

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Officials from Bucks County Emergency Management Agency will join state and local officials this morning to begin assessing damage from a pair of suspected tornadoes that tore through parts of the county Thursday evening.

The heaviest damage appears to hav...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Tuesday in Bristol, Bensalem Townships

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Tuesday, Aug. 3, in portions of Bristol and Bensalem Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus. ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

NWS Confirms Tornado Hit Bensalem, Commissioners Call for Climate Action

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An EF-3 tornado with peak winds of 140 mph ripped through Bensalem Township’s Trevose section just after 7 p.m. Thursday evening, the National Weather Service has confirmed.

The massive funnel cut a trail of devastation as it destroyed homes and ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Feds Approve Low-Interest Loans for Lower Bucks Flood Recovery

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NOTE: This news release has been edited to reflect the SBA Outreach Center's updated location.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request from Gov. Tom Wolf to make financial aid available to residents and businesses affec...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

BENSALEM MAN FACES DOZENS OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN DIGITAL “SEXTORTION” INVESTIGATION

Ian Pisarchuk

A man who was charged in June for sexually extorting and harassing six victims now faces 40 additional charges after nine more victims have been identified.  

Ian Pisarchuk, 26, of the 3600 block of Skyline Drive, Bensalem Township, was charged Tu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Bucks COVID Increases Modest as Commissioners Continue to Urge Vaccinations

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As COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the nation, Bucks County’s numbers have also gone up in recent weeks. 

The increases here, however, have not approached the alarming, hospital-crowding spikes being seen in states where vaccination r...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Southamptons, Middletown

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, July 28, in portions of Lower Southampton, Middletown and Upper Southampton Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of tran...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF CORPORAL CLIFF HORN - JULY 26, 2021

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

"The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is aware of the investigation and arrest of CBRPD Corporal Clifford Horn in Atlantic County, New Jersey.  Our office has assigned p...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Bucks County Corrections Hosts Inaugural Job Fair for Inmates

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Eleven employers, five support agencies and 141 inmates participated this week in the Bucks County Correctional Facility’s first “Behind the Walls” job fair.

Inmates Thursday morning met with representatives from area employer...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Bucks Court Orders Stay on Evictions for Renters Seeking Assistance

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Under a new court order, Bucks County residents seeking help paying rent have additional time to prevent an eviction while their applications are being reviewed.

Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. on Thursday signed an order granting a 30-...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Monday in Warminster and Warrington

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Monday, July 26, in portions of Warminster and Warrington Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.

The ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

JUDGE HANDS DOWN 22-46 YEAR SENTENCE TO BRISTOL MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL ESTRANGED WIFE

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A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife during a brutal attack in August was sentenced Thursday to 22 to 46 years in state prison. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, had pleaded guilty in May to attempted homicid...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

RING RETURNED TO FAMILY OF 1977 SLAYING VICTIM

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For 44 years, a gold ring that spells out the word “Love” sat in a Bucks County Detectives evidence locker. The ring, with a diamond chip in the center of the letter “O,” was among the crime scene evidence from one ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE ARRESTS BCCF OFFICER FOR SMUGGLING SUBOXONE INTO JAIL

Anthony Miller

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force arrested a correctional officer on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, for smuggling suboxone strips into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. 

Anthony Louis Miller, 28, of Quakertown,...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Two U.S. Presidential Scholars from Bucks Receive Commissioners’ Recognition

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Most counties would be honored to count one of the nation’s 161 U.S Presidential Scholars among their residents. This year, Bucks County has two – including the first technical school student in Pennsylvania to receive the distinction.

The Bucks County Com...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Bucks Commits $1.2 Million to Housing Aid for Flood-Displaced Residents

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The Bucks County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday approved $1.2 million in funding from federal COVID dollars to assist displaced victims of last week’s flooding in Lower Bucks.

At their morning meeting, the three commissioners unanimously passed a pair...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Commissioners Name New Parks and Recreation Director

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The Bucks County Commissioners this month appointed Angela Nagle, a college athletics and recreation administrator for more than 15 years, to be director of the county Parks and Recreation Department.

In her new role, Nagle will oversee the state&rsquo...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Hundreds Affected by Flooding Seek Help on Day 1 of Lower Bucks Resource Center

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Hundreds of victims of last week’s flooding in Lower Bucks showed up Tuesday at Keystone Elementary School for the first day of the county’s one-stop resource center. 

Dozens of representatives from state, county and local governments, as well as ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

County to Spray for Mosquitoes Wednesday in Doylestown, Newtown & Northampton

The Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation Wednesday, July 21, in Doylestown Borough and Doylestown, Newtown and Northampton Townships to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitt...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

FALLS TOWNSHIP TEACHER’S AIDE CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF STUDENT

Jennilynne Derolf

A Falls Township teacher’s aide was charged Thursday, July 15, 2021, with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. 

Jennilynne M. Derolf, 38, was charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statu...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Gov. Wolf Touts $7 Million in COVID Recovery Grants to Bucks Hospitality Businesses

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Gov. Tom Wolf visited Bristol Borough today to highlight state efforts to financially help scores of county restaurants and hotels harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolf gathered at the Bristol Wharf this afternoon with County Commissioner Bob Harvie and ot...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Resource Center for Flood Victims Coming to Croydon Tuesday

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A temporary resource center for victims of Monday’s flooding in Lower Bucks is coming next week to Bristol Township.

Featuring representatives from more than a dozen state, local, county and regional agencies, the resource center will be open fro...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Commissioners Declare Disaster Emergency in Flooded Lower Bucks Communities

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The Bucks County Commissioners have approved a Declaration of Disaster Emergency in response to Monday’s flash flooding in several Lower Bucks communities.

Signed Thursday morning, the disaster declaration allows the county Emergency Management A...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Commissioners, Officials Survey Flooding Damage in Lower Bucks

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Damage assessment efforts in Lower Bucks County will extend into a second day, when county, state and local officials head out Wednesday morning to measure the fallout from Monday’s flash flooding.

Teams from Bucks County Emergency Management, to...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Storm Damage Assessment Underway in Lower Bucks

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County, state and local officials are on the ground in Bucks County this morning assessing damage from storms that brought flash flooding Monday in the area of Bristol and Bensalem.

The slow-moving storms dumped nearly 10 inches of rain in isolated areas, ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

County to Contact Partially Vaccinated for Second Shots; Case Rates Remain Low

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Bucks County will be reaching out individually to as many as 60,000 partially vaccinated residents who may have failed to return for their second COVID-19 shots.

Emails, text messages and phone calls will be made to those on the list – first to c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Neshaminy Manor Seeks to Address Nursing Shortage with Job Fair, Bonuses

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Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home will host a job fair this week in an effort to address an ongoing nursing staff shortage afflicting the Bucks County-owned long-term care facility.

Flexible schedules, union benefits and sign-on bonuses are among the perks the...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Bucks Health Dept. to Spray for Mosquitos in Falls, Bristol Townships

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The Bucks County West Nile Virus Prevention Program will conduct an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus Tuesday, July 13, in Bristol and Falls townships.

The tre...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Bucks Leaders Unveil First Steps in Ready for 100 Clean Energy Plan

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The road to a greener Bucks County begins with unplugged appliances, powered-down computers and far fewer printers in government facilities, according to plans laid out by the county’s Ready for 100 Committee.

Bucks County Commissioner Bob Harvie...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

NEW YORK COUPLE CONVICTED IN ASSAULT OF TEEN SESAME PLACE EMPLOYEE

Troy McCoy

A Bucks County jury found a New York couple guilty on Friday, July 9, 2021, of assaulting a 17-year-old Sesame Place employee last summer, leaving the teen with several injuries, including a broken jaw. 

Troy McCoy, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., was found g...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

PENNDEL MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIVE BOYS

Louis Aiello

A Penndel Borough man was found guilty Wednesday, July 7, 2021, on all charges related to the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010. 

In a waiver trial that began on Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Diane E. Gibbons ruled that Louis Charles Aie...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY HUNTER PLEADS GUILTY, SENTENCED FOR KILLING JASON KUTT AT NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK

Kenneth Heller

The Bucks County hunter who shot and killed 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park in October pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 7, 2021, and was sentenced to seven to 20 years in state prison. 

Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminste...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

AFTER VICTIM DIES, BUCKS COUNTY MAN NOW FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE IN NEW FALLS MOTEL ASSAULT

Evan Smith

A Bucks County man arrested last week in the brutal domestic assault of his 39-year-old girlfriend is now facing a homicide charge after the victim died on Sunday. 

Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, was charged last week with Aggravated Assa...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Board of Elections Approves Additional Ballot Drop Boxes, Security Measures

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The Bucks County Board of Elections voted Thursday to provide voters with 11 ballot drop boxes for November’s general election.

The board, composed of the three Bucks County commissioners, voted 2 - 1 in favor of adding seven new drop boxes at ar...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

BUCKS MAN CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF GIRLFRIEND AT NEW FALLS MOTEL

Evan Smith

On Friday, July 2nd District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the arrest of a Bucks County man in connection to a domestic assault that has left a 39 year old woman clinging to life.  

Late on Thursday, police were dispatched to 201 Lincoln Highw...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

BUCKS DA, BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PD SEEK INFORMATION ON FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bristol Township Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the hit-and-run-driver who struck and killed a 53-year-old bicyclist in the 5500 block ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

County Seeks Public Feedback on Newtown - D&L Canal Trail Options

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The Bucks County Planning Commission is seeking feedback from the public on possible trail routes connecting the Newtown area to the Delaware and Lehigh Canal Trail. 

In a feasibility study completed in April, the planning commission identified 11...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

First-Dose COVID Vaccination Totals Top 70 Percent Mark for Bucks Adults

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Bucks County has exceeded President Joe Biden’s goal of having at least 70 percent of adults partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Almost 78 percent of Bucks County residents ages 18...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

County Solicits Business Owners' Input for Comprehensive Plan Update

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The Bucks County Commissioners and the Bucks County Planning Commission want more information about local businesses to help shape an upcoming revision of the county’s comprehensive plan.

To help gather data about our vast range of businesses and how they ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF FIVE TEENS

James Carey

Bucks County prosecutors presented sufficient evidence Monday to send all charges against former Warminster Township police officer James Carey, accused of sexually assaulting five teen boys, to the Court of Common Pleas. 

Carey, 53, of Cape May C...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

June 30 Application Deadline Nears for Bucks Built Startup Fund

Early-stage startup companies have until June 30 to apply for this year’s second round of $25,000 investments offered through the Bucks Built Startup Fund.

Developed and administered by Startup Bucks, a non-profit organization, with funding from ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED AGAINST MAN ACCUSED IN UPPER SOUTHAMPTON KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY

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A 36-year-old man awaiting trial for robbing and kidnapping a man in Upper Southampton Township in March is now facing attempted homicide charges for that crime. He is also being charged in Philadelphia with killing a man in the city, less than a week bef...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Corrections Director Pirolli to Retire After 39-Year County Career

Director of Corrections Chris Pirolli, who rose from feeding Bucks County’s inmates to overseeing the county’s entire prison system, is retiring.

Pirolli, 58, steps down July 6, ending a county government career spanning 39 years.&n...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

County Commissioners Support Keeping Bucks in Single Congressional District

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For more than 170 years, all of Bucks County has been part of one congressional district. The Bucks County Commissioners want it to stay that way.

Last week, amid preliminary political discussions in Harrisburg that Bucks could soon be divided among two co...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

New Bucks COVID Cases Drop Below 10 Per Day; Pop-Up Vax Clinics Offered

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Bucks County averaged just eight new COVID-19 infections per day last week, the first time since March 2020 that the daily rate has been in single digits.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 56 new COVID cases in Bucks last week as the county&am...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

BUCKS COUNTY DETECTIVES CHARGE BRISTOL TOWNSHIP MAN WITH POSSESSING, SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Brendon Lauff

A 21-year-old man was charged Friday with possessing several videos and images of child pornography, which he shared on an instant messaging app. 

Brendon Vladimir Lauff, of Bristol Township, was charged with dissemination of photo or film of chil...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY BROTHERS CHARGED IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE

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District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced Thursday, June 17, 2021, that two New Jersey brothers will be charged with killing a man found dead in Richland Township. 

Anthony Joel Gamble, 19, and Joshua David Gamble, 17, both of Somerset, N.J., are...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Unveils New Website for Quicker, Easier Government Access

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Bucks County’s web presence just got a much-needed overhaul.

The county’s new website buckscounty.gov launched Tuesday, bringing both a modern facelift to the old site, and a host of new features that promote wider, easier virtual acces...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Affordable Housing for Veterans and Seniors Opens in Bensalem

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BENSALEM — Senior veterans experiencing homelessness or needing affordable housing now have a new resource in Lower Bucks.

Officials from Bucks County, Bensalem Township and developer Pennrose on Wednesday celebrated the opening of Bensalem Veterans Reside...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

FORMER WARMINSTER OFFICER FACING ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FIFTH VICTIM

James Carey

Former Warminster Township police officer James Carey was charged this week with sexually assaulting a fifth teenage boy while working as a DA.R.E. officer more than two decades ago.

Carey, 52, of Cape May Court House in New Jersey, was arrested on April 7...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF OFFICER MATTHEW REISS

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has cooperated and worked with Montgomery County authorities since being made aware of the investigation into Matthew Reiss.  This offic...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

MORRISVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO COUNTY JAIL FOR FILING SEVERAL FALSE AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS

Shaminga Davis

A 32-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to four to 23 months in county jail for submitting a series of false auto insurance claims over the past few years that defrauded two auto insurance companies of almost $40,000. 

Shaminga L. Davis, of Mo...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

CHALFONT WOMAN ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL FOR CYBER HARASSING THREE TEENS ON DAUGHTER’S CHEER SQUAD

A 50-year-old Chalfont woman was ordered Friday, May 14, 2021 to face trial for harassing three teens on her daughter’s cheerleading squad. 

Raffaela Spone was charged in early March following an investigation by the Hilltown Township Po...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

BRISTOL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OF ESTRANGED WIFE

Walter VanDoren

A Bristol man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife in August pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted homicide and related charges. 

Walter Joseph Vandoren Jr., 44, of Bristol Township, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley and pl...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Bucks2040: A New Comprehensive Plan for Bucks County

This update to the 2011 comprehensive plan will form a collective vision for Bucks County and set a direction for future Bucks County policies and programs. To kick off the plan, the BCPC has mailed about 4,500 surveys to residents across the county to ge...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVE TIM CAMPBELL EARNS DESIGNATION AS CERTIFIED INSURANCE FRAUD INVESTIGATOR

Recently, Bucks County Detective Tim Campbell was designated a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI) with the International Association of Special Investigative Units (IASIU).  

The Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator program is an accr...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DETECTIVES WARN OF SCAM USING SPOOFED DA'S PHONE NUMBER

A Bucks County resident received a phone call today telling him his personal information was being used out of state with the caller ID showing that the call came from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

The call did not come from this o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

DRUG STRIKE FORCE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST WOMAN FOR CAUSING MAN’S OVERDOSE DEATH

CORRINE SMITH

A Montgomery County woman is being charged with delivering the drugs that caused the June 2020 overdose death of a 33-year-old Bensalem man. 

Corrine Marie Smith, 42, of Jenkintown, is facing charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal u...

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