August 22, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. For most people, the word Solebury means expensive . It's true that this Bucks County township has within its borders some very high-priced houses. Martin Millner, of Coldwell Banker Hearthside Real Estate in Yardley, says the average list price of the 165 houses on the market here today is a remarkable $1.293 million. Forty-six percent of those 165 listings are priced at $1 million and above, Millner says.
August 20, 2016 |
Bucks County District Attorney David W. Heckler, whose term is to expire in January 2018, announced Thursday he will retire in two weeks. County judges will choose an interim district attorney to serve until the November 2017 election. Heckler said that while any prosecutor in the office would be qualified, Chief of Prosecution Matthew D. Weintraub was "sort of the obvious choice" and he predicted Weintraub would win an election. In explaining his decision, Heckler, 69, said he had accomplished most of his goals and felt his value was coming to an end. "This was never going to be a long-term proposition for me," he said.
August 13, 2016 |
Tandigm Health said Thursday that 65 primary care physicians in a group affilated with St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, had joined its network, bringing the Tandigm total to 440. Tandigm, based in West Conshohocken, is a joint venture of affiliates of Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners. Its goal is to help primary doctors coordinate patient care in a bid to improve quality and reduce costs. email@example.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
July 24, 2016 |
A juvenile died after falling from a railroad trestle into Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County this week. Northampton Township police said child fell about 4 p.m. Wednesday from a SEPTA trestle behind the Village Shires community in Holland. Police didn't release the juvenile's name, age or gender. The child received medical treatment at the scene and was flown in a medical helicopter to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but later died. Further details about the incident weren't available.
July 21, 2016 |
The Bucks County man wanted on homicide charges in last week's love-triangle killing was sighted in central Pennsylvania on Monday and could be on the lam in the Philadelphia area, police said Tuesday. Jeffrey Gould, 33, of Doylestown, and his companion were spotted Monday in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, driving a truck with a stolen Pennsylvania license plate. Police issued an arrest warrant for Gould on Sunday in connection with the slaying of Edward Dubinsky, 33, who was found dead at his Warwick Township home Thursday.
July 16, 2016
'Functional, fleecy, and cute' How can you resist a name like SnugPups? The Spinnerstown, Bucks County, company will be at Peddler's Village Bluegrass and Blueberries event this weekend, along with several other vendors. But SnugPups has the cutest models. SnugPups founder Gail Thomas, along with a few other stitchers, makes raincoats (starting at $25), fleece coats (starting at $20), cooling coats ($20), bandannas (starting at $5), and more for pooches of all sizes. Thomas started her 1 1/2-year-old company when she still lived in Rhode Island and her papillon Dinah had three "accidental poodle puppies": Dolly, Goji, and Raji.
July 15, 2016 |
The historic Bucks County inn featured on the hit TV show Hotel Hell is completely off the market, the owner said Thursday. "We never have intended to sell," said Verindar Kaur, owner of The Brick Hotel in Newtown Borough. Kaur had retained SVN Commercial Real Estate in hope of finding someone to operate the hotel and she said she thought a document she signed was to lease the property. It wasn't until she received calls from potential buyers did she understand she signed a sales/lease agreement, she said.
July 14, 2016 |
Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman convicted in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City, was paroled Tuesday after five months in prison. Knott, 25, of Southampton, walked out of the Criminal Justice Center after the ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington. In February, Covington sentenced Knott to five to 10 months in prison after a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor charges of simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment in the attack on Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught.
July 11, 2016
Police in Bucks County are investigating a rash of home burglaries in Morrisville early Saturday. Four burglaries occurred between 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Simons Drive, the Falls Township Police Department said. Meanwhile, two attempted burglaries occurred on nearby Gilbert Drive, which is the next street to the west of Simons. The burglar or burglars got into the four homes through unlocked, rear windows, police said. Wallets, cash, cellphones and laptop computers were taken, among other items.
July 9, 2016 |
A Bucks County woman who faked having terminal cancer has reached an agreement to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution and penalties. Danielle Kunkel, of Newtown, collected more than $36,000 in charitable donations after falsely claiming to have an aggressive form of lymphoma, according to the state Attorney General's Office. The office said Thursday that it had reached a settlement with Kunkel, who was never diagnosed with the cancer. Kunkel collected the funds after claiming that she faced more than $1 million in medical expenses and needed to travel to Germany for treatment, prompting her family and friends to hold a range of fund-raising events, authorities said.