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Newtown Library holding 5K run/walk Oct. 7

NEWTOWN BOROUGH - The Newtown Library will hold its 11th annual 5K run/walk on Oct. 7 as part of Newtown Market Day. The event starts with registration at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. The run/walk ends in front of the library at 114 E. Centre Ave., where the Market Day booths and other attr


Have you seen this man? He's wanted for alleged retail theft by Newtown Township Police

NEWTOWN >> The Newtown Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred on August 28 at McCaffrey's Food Market located at 2890 South Eagle Road. McCaffrey's employees told police that a white male with black hair, a black beard and wearing a two-tone long-sleeved shirt conce

BUCKSLOCALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:11:00

SERVICE ABOVE SELF: Newtown Rotarians honor longtime member with Bob Davis Award

Jean Torongo, second from left, accepts the Bob Davis Service Above Self award from Michelle Knobloch, left, Paul Salvatore, second from right, and Kyle Davis, president of the Newtown Rotary Club.Jean Torongo, second from left, accepts the Bob Davis Service Above Self award from Michelle Knobloch,

BUCKSLOCALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 14:15:00

Newtown Quakers to Hear about "Gun Control" from Richmond Shreve, Sports Car Driver and Broadcaster

Richmond B. Shreve, member of Newtown Quaker Meeting, activist and former businessman, will make a presentation on "Gun Control" to the Newtown Meeting Adult Class at 9:45 a.m. at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street. (newtownfriendsmeeting.org). Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends wi

PATCH - 2017-09-17 19:05:14

Donations needed for 'Remembrance Wreaths' for graves

Volunteers are calling on residents in Bucks and Montgomery counties to help make sure a remembrance wreath is placed on every gravesite in December at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield. The volunteers are asking residents to donate to Wreaths Across America on behalf of t

THEINTELL.COM - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

2 Child Luring Attempts Under Investigation This Week In Bucks County

BUCKS COUNTY, PA - Two separate child luring incidents are under investigation in Bucks County. The first incident was reported Sunday in Lower Southampton Township. According to police, the incident happened around 4 p.m. Sunday, when a man tried to lure a 9-year-old and an 8-year-old on Park Lane.

PATCH - 2017-09-19 18:59:50

Police ID man killed by hit-and-run driver

TRENTON -- The man killed as he walked along Chambers Street Sunday night was identified Tuesday as Rodney Taylor. He was 61. Taylor was struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the 10:20 p.m. crash, police said. Police have said Taylor was on foot in the westbound lane on the 400 block of Chamber

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 22:56:08

GOP expresses hope for Affordable Care Act repeal, hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's


Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings

Patients lie on their hospital beds after being evacuated following an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. (AP Photo/


Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition,


Courier Times reporters win top honor for Unwell Water series

HARRISBURG -- Bucks County Courier Times reporters Kyle Bagenstose and Jenny Wagner have won the 2017 Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation's G. Richard Dew Award for their Unwell Water series on contaminated drinking water in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The G. Richard Dew Award is the PN


What happened? America's political axis tilted

Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. With all respect to Hillary Clinton, her newly published memoir, "What Happene


Turning a dream into a nightmare

If I were a dreamer I would be more angry than pleased about Trump's apparent change of heart about DACA. If he was eventually going to let the program continue in some fashion, why would he allow over 800,000 happy people to be plunged into a state of profound fear and despair? What could possibly


Game On: Week 4 Athlete of the Week

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Rhys Hoskins' 4 RBIs lead Phillies over Dodgers 6-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rhys Hoskins had four RBIs, including a tiebreaking, three-run double off Pedro Baez in seventh inning that led the Philadelphia Phillies over Los Angeles 6-2 Tuesday night and prevented the Dodgers from moving closer to the NL West title. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch its


Montgomery County Trail Challenge offers great way to experience Mother Nature

I am anything but an athlete - I fail horribly at every sport I try, I got to be on an all-star soccer team once because I was the only player who was at every game, and when I hit a baseball I also almost always hit my leg along with it. Nevertheless, I love being outside and exploring nature. So i


Pennsbury board tackles opioid epidemic with 2 new initiatives

Jacquelyn Redner couldn't save her son, but the Pennsbury school board president and fellow members approved two measures at Tuesday night's meeting that they hope will save others. Redner, whose 28-year-old son Joshua - a 2007 Pennsbury High School graduate - died of a heroin overdose Sept. 13, vot


6 Stolen Vehicles, 6 Burglaries, 12 Thefts Reported Recently In Bristol Township

The following police activity was recently reported by Bristol Township Police: BURGLARIESSept. 6, 7100 block of Bristol Pike, Bristol, Pa. Sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, someone gained entry to the above location through the front door. Taken was an air conditioner, copper and aluminum. Appr

PATCH - 2017-09-19 18:34:18

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane took aim at Puerto


Video: Gov. Wolf and his wife help launch a Planned Parenthood initiative

Gov. Tom Wolf and his wife Frances host a Planned Parenthood panel discussion and community forum at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell on September 19, 2017. The forum discussed the importance of the health care provider throughout Pennsylvania and kicked off a video initiative that w