Regional Roundup: Tire Slashing Paperboy Arrested
Catch up on today's top headlines from the area.
Catch up on news from around the region and click on a headline to read the entire story.
Tire Slashing Paperboy Arrested: According to Bensalem Police, 18-year-old Bristol resident Jason Knapp was delivering newspapers and was upset with people who illegally parked their vehicles and slashed their tires. Learn more about Knapp's charges on Bensalem Patch.
Coming Soon: More Fro-Yo: Doylestown will now have four frozen yogurt locations. The latest entry into the dessert business, Yogo Factory, is coming to the Mercer Square shopping center on North Main Street. A sign advertising the new store went up this week in the former home of Pet Valu. Learn more about the new business on Doylestown Patch.
Fitzpatrick Bill Seeks to Strengthen Public Safety Officer Benefits: The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Daniel McIntosh Public Safety Officers Benefits bill (H.R. 4018) that Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) authored, which would extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to the families of emergency service personnel who die in the line of duty while serving a non-profit organization. Get the details of the bill on Newtown Patch.
Southampton Days are Here Again!: The 41st annual Southampton Days Country Fair, which is themed “Our Legacy, Past and Present,” will begin at Tamanend Park on Monday, July 2 and will feature all of the usual staples and a few new attractions. Visit Upper Southampton Patch to find out what those new attractions will be.
Forecast: Heat Wave Through The Fourth Of July: The National Weather Service is predicting highs at or above 90 for the next week in the Philadelphia area, prompting an excessive heat watch. Levittown Patch has more information about how hot it will get.
Supervisors Award Bid for Traymore Manor Water Line Installation: The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors awarded a bid to locally-owned B. Blair Corporation to install public water lines at Traymore Manor. The total cost will be $1.26 million, which is less than the township originally estimated. Find out how this project is getting paid for on Northampton Patch.
Superintendent Candidate Quizzed on Community Concerns: The Neshaminy School Board hosted another forum to introduce new superintendent candidate Robert L. Copeland, who answered a series of previously submitted questions from the community. Copeland is the current Superintendent of Schools in Piscataway, N.J. Find out how he answered the community questions on Lower Southampton Patch.
Ex-Marine Gets Probation for Government Thefts: Christopher Cook, 30, of Lakehurst, N.J., a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who had been assigned to the Willow Grove air base was sentenced to five years probation for government property thefts valued at more than $375,000. Go to Hatboro-Horsham Patch to find out what Cook stole.
Francesca’s Collections is Now Open at Willow Grove Park: Fashionable accessory retailer Francesca’s Collections is now open at Willow Grove Park, and Laila Rowe is set to join the property in September. Visit Lower Moreland Patch to learn more about the store.
Poll: What Do You Think of Obamacare Decision? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as "Obamacare," upholding the constitutionality of the act in a ruling Thursday morning, according to a report from the Supreme Court website. Read how our senators reacted to the ruling and vote in a poll on Warminster Patch.