The heavy snowfall has prompted Bucks County and its police chiefs association to postpone today's wreath lighting ceremony outside the county courthouse in Doylestown. Officials are firming up plans to reschedule the event for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
The 6-foot wide wreath is part of Project Blue Light, a program that encourages families during the holidays to remember law enforcement officers killed on duty. The wreath will be adorned with blue lights as well as 12 white ornaments, one for each of the 12 county officers killed on the job since 1914.
Bucks County officials unveiled the preliminary county budget for 2014 Wednesday. Our recap can be found here (access code: U442). The highlight? A surplus of about $70,000, the first in seven years.
But if you want to dive into the whole document, click here to download a PDF.
Keith Olbermann, the fiery ESPN anchor who hosts a weeknight talk show, ripped into Neshaminy High School officials last week, calling school board president Ritchie Webb a "menace to mankind," among other barbs, for asking the school newspaper to lift its self-imposed ban on use of the term "redskin."
During a segment he calls "The World's Worst Person in Sports," Olbermann derided remarks by Webb and principal Rob McGee defending the school's use of the term and arguing that the students' ban would limit freedom of speech.
"President of the school board there everybody!" Olbermann sarcastically bellowed after reading remarks from Webb. "[Webb] is telling his kids they can't protest - not even proactively - they can't protest passively what they have debated and decided is a racist term."
Bucks County Coumissioner Diane Marseglia issued a statement Wednesday blasting the county's register of wills, and asking him to withdraw legal briefs he submitted defending his decision to pass on issuing a same-sex marriage license.
The full story - with quotes from Marseglia, background on why she wrote the letter, and reaction from a fellow commissioner - can be found here.
For the full text of Marseglia's letter (not all of which made the story), see below.
Two people suffered burns from an industrial accident involving nitric acid this morning in Falls Township, Bucks County, at a company that makes dental implants.
Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening, according to Mike McClellan, chief of Falls Township and U.S. Steel fire companies, which responded.
The burn victims, who work for Hiossen Inc. on Ben Fairless Drive, were taken to Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton.
A polling place in Bristol Township will be temporarily relocated for next month's election, county officials announced Tuesday.
The Bristol Township 9-1 district polling station will move from the Magic Cottage, in Levittown, to George Washington Elementary School, also in Levittown. The Magic Cottage suffered fire damage recently, county officials said, and can't currently handle an election.
If you're unsure of your polling location, click here to access a state polling place locator.
Police are searching for a Bensalem man who went missing Tuesday and was last seen at a boat ramp on the Delaware River.
Xiang "Billy" He, 38, keeps his boat moored near a dock along the river in the Torresdale Manor section of the township. He was last seen there about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
After he was reported missing today, police said they found his car near the boat ramp. But missing from his boat is a red kayak he would use to travel from the dock to his moored boat.
The latest incarnation of the Temperance House, a long-standing bar and restaurant in Newtown, has closed.
“It was a difficult decision, but the time has come for a new adventure,” the website says in a statement. The owners left a similar message on the restaurant’s answering machine. They could not be reached for comment.
The owners thanked customers for 11-plus years of service. But the place had been around in one form or another dating back to the 1700s. The building, on State Street, first opened as an inn in 1772.