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One person shot, killed in area of Allentown park

Allentown Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the area of Stevens Park Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. in the area of 6th and Tilghman streets. Police said a male was found dead at the scene. Authorities have yet to release his name or age. Police did not specify if any suspects have been identified.
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A Distinction No Area Wants: Two Bucks County Routes Make List of Pa.’s Deadliest Roads

Driver caution is key on two Bucks County roads with statistical histories of fatal accidents. A MoneyGeek analysis of traffic data — specifically fatal accidents — has resulted in a statewide list of the deadliest roads in the commonwealth. Drivers in Bucks County, home to two of them, should be careful in general but especially during commutes involving them. Doug Milnes, a MoneyGeek Chartered Financial Analyst, mined the tragic data to alert drivers of the ongoing hazard.

Woman Stole Pieces of Slate Patio from Neighbor’s Yard: Police

Some of the materials used to create a patio in a Riegelsville borough yard were desirable enough to be stolen by a neighbor, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Dublin. In a recently-issued news release, police said eight pieces of slate of varying shapes and sizes along with white mortar chunks were taken from the yard of a home in the 200 block of Linden Lane on Sept. 8.

Upper Bucks man indicted in alleged assault on Planned Parenthood volunteer

An anti-abortion activist from Upper Bucks County is facing federal charges for allegedly twice assaulting and injuring a Planned Parenthood volunteer. Mark Houck, 48, of Kintersville — just south of Riegelsville — was charged by indictment with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with intent to injure, intimidate or interfere with someone providing reproductive health care.
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1 dead after crash in Bucks

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. - One person is dead after a crash in Bucks County Friday afternoon. The crash happened at Springfield Street and Bethlehem Pike(Route 309) in Springfield Township around 4:30 p.m., according to county dispatchers. Dispatchers say the road is closed in the area of the crash. Traffic is...

This Abandoned Asylum is One of the Creepiest Places in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is filled with history but perhaps one of the most truly terrifying relics of its storied past is the concept of the asylum. Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental health units or behavioral health units, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. During the early 20th century, Pennsylvania was home to dozens of them.

Larger-than-life banned books march through Doylestown, and other ways Bucks County is honoring Banned Books Week 2022

Larger-than-life banned books are walking through downtown Doylestown, Bucks County, on Saturday evening. The marchers are dressed as books that have been banned across the United States. The books, including “Lawn Boy,” “Beyond Magenta,” “The Hate U Give,” and “The Bluest Eye,” depict LGBTQ themes, racism, and some have sexual explicit scenes.

For subscribers: Exclusive looks inside some of the biggest stories of the week

Good morning, subscribers. Happy Fall! Hope you all had a wonderful summer and are enjoying our blast of cooler weather since fall officially arrived Thursday. It was another busy week in our newsroom rolling out watchdog stories we have been working on and covering breaking news as it happened. Both brought us opportunity to provide exclusive content for our subscribers.
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Police say threat of gun violence against Allentown school not credible; security to be increased as precaution

A "potential threat of gun violence" directed towards Allentown's South Mountain Middle School for Monday was found to be not credible, according to city police. Authorities were made aware of the "potential threat" on Sunday, according to a news release from the police department. "The Allentown Police Department immediately initiated...

Line Striping Prompts 422 Lane Closures

NORTH COVENTRY PA – Line striping operations on U.S. Route 422 between the Montgomery County line and the Route 724 interchange in North Coventry will require alternating moving lane closures on both sides of the highway during the coming week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. The work is...

Solar Panel Fire

Skippack crews were dispatched to a working fire on Serenity Street on Saturday afternoon. The fire was contained to a small area above the garage, but the involvement of solar panels presented special hazards as they can produce electricity even when damaged, and the damage can result in their frame and mounts being charged to dangerous voltages. A careful approach is needed when fighting these fires to ensure crew safety. Skippack crews were on scene for approximately 2 1/2 hours. We would like to thank our mutual aid companies Harleysville Community Fire Company, Skippack Emergency Medical Services, Lower Providence Fire Department and Worcester Volunteer Fire Department.

Parade will end print publication, but Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer subscribers will get digital access

Parade's publisher will cease the print version of the weekly magazine after Nov. 6 and offer e-newspaper issues to publication partners, which include the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. The Arena Group announced Sept. 16 that it would transition Parade to a digital-only product and end publication entirely...

Ms. Esher starting a fulfilling new experience as guidance counselor

From the world of Academia to an exciting new role of being the guidance counselor at North Penn only a few days before school started this year, Ms. Esher has only just begun the journey that awaits her. Graduating from the master’s program in counselor education at the College of...