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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Bucks County Election Night Reporting Website Overview

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Interested in learning more about the election website and its reporting capabilities? The following short videos will give you an overview of the election website and the different ways you can check results.

You can view live results on election night af...

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Board of Elections - Spotlights
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Fraud Alert

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Fraud Alerts
Posted on: October 27, 2021

The Erwinna Fall Festival

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Activities include:

  • Obstacle Course
  • Carnival Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Crafts
  • Story-Telling 
  • Irish Music

Witness the harrowing account of the death of Arthur Ewin of Bucks County by the hand of an assassin on June 9th, 1791. Showtimes for this re-enactment a...

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Parks & Recreation Spotlights
Posted on: October 22, 2021

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

Vin-Etching Oct. 30

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. 

The ev...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Bucks County Negotiates Settlement in Retirement Fund Fraud Suit

A building, a monument and a flag pole.

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

COVID Weekly Update: Week of Oct. 11

A woman pulling a vaccine dose.

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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County News & Press Releases
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

Fraud Alerts

Chances are you have online accounts that you haven’t used for a long time, maybe years. 

The average American has between 70 and 100 online accounts requiring passwords, and many of them are likely dormant and probably forgotten.“Old and abandone...

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Fraud Alerts
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

A military groom holding hands with a bride.

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. 

Under-Secretary of the Army Patr...

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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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

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

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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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 29, 2021

Welcome to the Hub!

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The Bucks County Human Services Division has launched The Hub – Bucks Human Services Connect!  The vision of the Hub is for Bucks County residents, their families, and those who support them to be aware of and have access to human servi...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

What is Narcan?

Tree of Hope

 NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends and caregivers.  NARCAN&...

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HUB - Spotlights Carousel
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

EMS Agencies the 2021 updates are out

The Required Equipment and Medications list are now posted

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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 21, 2021

Providers and EMS Agencies the 2021 Scope of Practice are out

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

Property Recordings in Bucks County Soar in 2021

Recorder of Deeds books on a shelf.

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

New COVID Case Totals, Hospitalizations Remain Steady

A basket of COVID-19 vaccine syringes.

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

Bucks COVID Cases, Vaccination Numbers Dip During Stormy Week

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

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

A damaged bridge.

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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County News & Press Releases
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. 

Paul Sy...

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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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Bucks Vaccine Numbers Continue to Rise as FDA Approves Pfizer Shot

Coronavirus vaccine shots in a basket.

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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Bucks County Provides Third Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Immunocompromised

A basket full of COVID-19 vaccine vials.

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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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

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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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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

Love Ring

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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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’s third-l...

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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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

Mysterious bird disease that is affecting the SE region of the US

As you may have heard by now, a morbidity/mortality event has been occurring in nestling and fledgling songbirds in the mid-Atlantic and extending into the Southeast and eastern upper Midwest. Since mid-May, numerous young birds – mainly blue ja...

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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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
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

Anthony Gamble Arrest Photo

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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Plunge as Vax Campaign Continues

Not since the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic has the number of new cases in Bucks County been as low as now.  

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported just 116 new infections in Bucks County last week. That’s 90 percent lo...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Bucks-Backed Fracking Ban Survives ‘Political’ Challenge in Federal Court

A moratorium banning the environmentally fraught practice of fracking in the Delaware River Basin has been upheld in federal court after a judge dismissed a challenge to the prohibition as a partisan political endeavor. 

U.S. District Judge Paul S...

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County News & Press Releases
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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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

COVID Numbers Keep Improving in SE Region; Strong Vax Rates Credited

New COVID-19 infections are at a rate lower than they’ve been for 50 weeks in Bucks County, part of a fast-improving outlook as the region continues to reopen. Last week ended with the seven-day rolling average of new cases at 17 per day in Buck...

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

Bucks COVID Cases Fall to 23 Per Day as Wolf Lifts Most Restrictions

As Gov. Tom Wolf lifted most COVID mitigation restrictions across Pennsylvania, new infections are at their lowest level since last summer in Bucks County. 

The month of May ended with a seven-day average of 23 new cases being reported per day in ...

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County News & Press Releases
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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Bucks2040
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Hospital Diversion Information

Check out this page for more information about Hospital Diversion

Hospital Diversion Information Emergency Health Services
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Phone Scam

The Bucks County Sheriff's office has been made aware that there is a current phone scam in which the caller states they are from the Bucks County Sheriff's office. The caller proceeds to inform the recipient he/she missed Jury Duty and ...

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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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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

Horse Park 30 years

The Bucks County Horse Park is celebrating 30 years.

Parks & Recreation Spotlights
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Bucks Starts COVID Vaccine Pre-Registration Ahead of 1B

Signups opened Friday morning for qualifying individuals and businesses on the county’s Coronavirus Vaccine Information page.

Those who pre-register will receive a notification when they are able to schedule an appointment.

Bucks County, and all o...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Bucks County Seeks Lead Position in Fight Against Pharmaceutical Giant Endo International

The lawsuit, which is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before Judge Michael M. Baylson, alleges that Endo committed securities fraud by engaging in inherently risky and unstable generic drug pricing prac...

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County News & Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Bucks Health Dept. Launches COVID Vaccine Clinic for EMS Workers

Employees administered 422 doses of the vaccine during the clinic’s first day of operation, a pace staff expects it can surpass in the coming days. Space for the clinic has been provided by Woods Services, where vaccinations are set to continue ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2021

Post-Holiday Increase Pushes Bucks COVID Cases 12 Percent Higher

The state Department of Health last week reported 2,710 new COVID infections in Bucks County, a 12 percent increase from the previous week’s total. The seven-day average stood at 380 cases per day as of Saturday.

State totals increased by 58,945 ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

County to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing at Bucks Community College Sites

The three-week testing push was created through a partnership between the county and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, which will operate the locations seven days a week.

It comes in response to recent upswings in post-holiday COVID infections, initially after...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Inch Upward As Short-Term Restrictions Expire

January 3, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org 

As indoor dining, health clubs, casinos and other indoor entertainment venues prepare to reopen across Pennsylvania, Bucks County’s new COVID-19 infe...

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