Regional Roundup: Northampton Settles with Cell Tower Company
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Township, ATC Reach Settlement in Cell Phone Debacle: After months of public outcry, private and public meetings and a "plethora of litigation," Northampton Township's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a settlement with American Tower Corporation on Wednesday. Read the whole story on Northampton Patch.
Taser-Carrying Bank Robber Sentenced to 408 Months in Prison: A Philadelphia man, Tyrone Bentley, 35, was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the 2010 robbery of a Trevose Wachovia bank. Read more on Lower Southampton Patch.
Thieves Steal Equipment From Girls Softball League: On Friday, Aug. 17, thieves hit two separate buildings—the clubhouse at Oxford Valley Fields and Johnson Elementary School—and took memorabilia and equipment used by the Bristol Township Girls Softball League. Read more on Levittown Patch.
Local Residents Charged with Selling Prescription Pills: Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation have filed criminal charges against 25 individuals allegedly linked to the trafficking of prescription pills, cocaine and marijuana in the greater Philadelphia area, including at least three dealers accused of selling prescription pills on and around university campuses in the region. Get the full story on Lower Moreland Patch.
Is Your Rising Electric Bill Bringing You Down? Heating and air conditioning can account for almost half of your electric utility usage. By making a few small changes, you might be able to significantly reduce your monthly costs while increasing your family’s comfort level and also making an environmental contribution. Get money-saving tips on Upper Moreland - Willow Grove Patch.
Ted Vigil Performs John Denver at TD Bank Amphitheater: A John Denver Tribute act performed at the TD Bank Amphitheater on Aug. 15. Head to Bensalem Patch to see a video recap.