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Student Arrested, District Schools Closed After Threat to “Shoot Up” School

Bristol Borough High School and Middle School were closed Monday due to a threat received by district officials of a student planning to shoot up the school. Superintendent Dr Thomas Schaffer said in a statement the district received a tip…

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Fugitive Bucks Couple Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Late last week the U.S Marshals Service arrested a fugitive couple convicted of child endangerment offenses in absentia earlier this month. Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Christine Dunkowski, 47, and Albert Dunkowski, 54, both who were…

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Langorne Man Sentenced 7 1/2 to 10 Years in State Prison for Shooting of Former Friend in Birch Valley

A 26 year-old Langnorne man will spend at least the next seven, and up to 10 years in state prison for an unprovoked attack and shooting of a former friend in the Birch Valley section of Levittown in 2020.  Jason…

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“We Haven’t Decided Yet” on Hiring of New Police Chief, Council Pres Says

It was as an impromptu as a chance meeting can get. On Monday evening Bristol Borough Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe was shopping at a local supermarket and stopped to answer a couple of questions about the hiring process for a…

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Unclaimed Vets Ceremony to be Held Thursday, Public is Invited

A ceremony to celebrate the lives of 10 unclaimed area Veterans will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery Thursday.  The community is invited to join the Bucks County Coroner’s Office at a combined ceremony with the Chester County Coroner’s…

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Planning Commission to Discuss Bucks2040 at Open House Meetings

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 project…

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Bucks County Negotiates Settlement in Retirement Fund Fraud Suit

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 it was announced last week. Attorneys in the case filed notice of…

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Philly Woman Beater Sentenced to State Prison for at least 16 Years

41-year-old man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then repeatedly threatened, stalked, and harassed her, even while he was in Bucks County Correctional Facility, was sentenced Monday to 16 ½ years to 35 years to state prison. Steven Jeffrey Castner, of…

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Police Departments across SEPA to Target Aggressive Drivers during Statewide Mobilization

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Monday that more than 80 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join the Pennsylvania State Police in a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave to help reduce the…

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Galloway Announces Measure to Protect Consumers After a Digital Hack

A local lawmaker is crafting legislation in an effort to protect residents when their digital wallets are breached. As a longtime proponent of consumer protections, state Rep. John Galloway is introducing legislation that would seek to include digital wallets in…

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