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Bucks Coroner Seeks National Accreditation for Forensic Facility

Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck has announced that she is seeking national accreditation for the Bucks  County Forensic Facility for the first time in its long history. Accreditation requires an office to demonstrate it  meets the national standards for death…

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PennDOT, Police, Safety Partners, Focus on Seat Belt Safety as part of National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Philadelphia Police Department, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, Delaware State Police (DSP), and AAA Mid-Atlantic, held a media event today at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to urge…

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Man Who Stole Ambulance Gets 10 to 25 Years in State Prison for “Crime Spree”

The 31 year-old man who stole a rescue squad ambulance from Lower Bucks Hospital, bite and spit on Bristol Township police officers during an arrest, assaulted a corrections officer and committed two thefts in Falls Township, will spend at least…

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Gov Shapiro Signs Landmark, Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Breast Cancer Screenings for Free in Pa

Governor Josh Shapiro signed the first bill of his Administration – Act 1 of 2023, a first-of-its-kind law in the nation that will require insurers to cover preventive breast and ovarian cancer screenings for high-risk women at no cost, earlier…

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Grant awarded to the Bucks County Historic Deed Book Preservation Project

Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, Dan McPhillips, who partnered with Bucks County  Genealogical Society President, Mary Bustash, have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the  Bucks County Foundation.  Earlier this year the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds partnered with  the…

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Serial Gun Trafficker Gets 10 Years for Straw Purchases

Attorney General Michelle Henry announced last week that collaborative enforcement efforts between the Office of Attorney General and Bucks County investigators have resulted in a serial straw purchaser being jailed for at least 10 years. Frederick Cornelius Brown, Jr. was…

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Nearby: Philly Man Sentenced to Death for 2007 Bucks Landing Killings

Last week a Bucks County jury sentenced Alfonso Sanchez to death on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, for the killings of a man and woman inside a Warminster Township apartment in October 2007. It marked the second time Sanchez was convicted…

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House Passes Galloway Bill Aiming to expand worker protections

A bill introduced by Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, to amend independent contractor standards in the construction industry passed with bipartisan support in the House today. The measure would make changes to the three-pronged system that dictates whether a construction worker…

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OD’s Decrease, but Fetanyl remains as Leading Killer in Bucks, Coroner Says

Data released by the county coroner’s office says over the last year there was a slight decrease in the number of confirmed overdose fatalities from 178 to 173 in 2022. Fetanyl remains as the most common drug found on toxicological…

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