Thursday, January 24, 2013
The State Police have complied with State Rep. Todd Stephens' request to have mental health records included in a national gun check database.
It took 18 months, but State Rep. Todd Stephens said the Pennsylvania State Police have begun sending the mental health records of people prohibited from buying firearms to a federal database. Stephens (R-151) of Horsham, has been working for a year and a half to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Without that inclusion, Stephens said anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. Earlier this month, Stephens said he intended to introduce legislation that would require that the state's …
Friday, January 4, 2013
State Rep. Todd Stephens of Horsham plans to introduce legislation that would require the Pennsylvania State Police to upload information about people not legally permitted to buy guns in Pennsylvania into a national database.
As it stands now, anyone from Pennsylvania who has been involuntarily committed, or found to be mentally deficient - and thus ineligible to buy firearms - could travel to another state and buy a gun. State Rep. Todd Stephens (R-151) of Horsham is looking to prevent what he calls a “loophole” pertaining to the inclusion of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). “What I’m proposing is already the law in 17 other states,” Stephens said. “I’ve been working on this initiative for a year and a half urging the state police to add this data to the national database.” Currently, the Pennsylvania State Police include mental health commitments in the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS), according …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Football players and enthusiasts gathered in Horsham on Saturday to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Hundreds of football players and enthusiasts gathered at Dennis F. Landis Memorial Park in Horsham on Saturday afternoon with one goal in mind – to raise money and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the fourth annual Lemon Bowl. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer. "We started with one team and it worked out and has grown to this," Lemon Bowl co-founder Jackie Maleno said of the 22 teams and more than 200 players. The flag football tournament is estimated to raise between $7,000 and $10,000 today alone. Every year since the inception of the Lemon Bowl the participation has grown with teams coming from Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as Philadelphia, Lancaster, …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham High School students from the Helping Little Hands and Interact clubs combined forces to present "Noogiefest," a non-scary Halloween event at Gilda's Club in Warminster.
Two clubs from Hatboro-Horsham High School came together with one common goal: Give back to the community. On Friday, Helping Little Hands and Interact combined forces and put together “Noogiefest” - an un-scary haunted house for children at Gilda’s Club in Warminster. “We are a group that reaches out into the community, and this is just one of the places we go here at Gilda’s, but we reach out to the community and help children,” said Helping Little Hands President, Danielle Lang. “There are families that come to Gilda’s that have cancer in the family and tonight we are having a haunted house for the kids.” The main theme for the third annual Halloween event was Scooby Doo, with separate concepts in different rooms of the Club to delight …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The driver died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on County Line and Meetinghouse roads, police said.
An 18-year-old Warminster woman died Monday morning following a one-vehicle car crash at 3:38 a.m., Horsham Township Police said. Samantha Flaville, who had formerly lived in Bensalem, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Line and Meetinghouse roads. Police said the circumstances surrounding the vehicle accident are under investigation. Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to call Det. Robert Waeltz or Sgt. Lawrence Bozzomo of the Horsham Township Police Department at 215-643-8284.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hundreds waited in line for the grand opening of the brand-new Ollie's Bargain Outlet at the Village Mall in Horsham on Wednesday.
Kelly Fantacci drove for three hours, then waited seven hours more for a three-second meeting with NASCAR star Kevin Harvick. Fantacci, of Connecticut, departed her home at midnight Wednesday, arrived at the brand-new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Horsham at 3 a.m. and parked her chair in front of the store to wait for the ticket giveaway at 7:30 a.m. Then, she waited until just after 10 a.m. for a meeting of sorts with Harvick, in which she photographed him autographing her model car. Would she do it again? “Absolutely,” Fantacci said. “We’ve met him twice before and both times were great.” Fantacci was one of 250 early birds who arrived at the new 32,000-square-foot Village Mall store for its grand opening – and to meet the 18-time-winning…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Authorities said the man, who fits the description of a suspect who robbed the Warminster store earlier this month, may have robbed a Horsham Township location on Sunday afternoon.
Horsham Police are on the lookout for a white male who allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store at 100 Moreland Road and may have also robbed the Warminster location a few days earlier. Police said the man, who had some facial hair and was wearing a hoodie and dirty jeans during the 2:40 p.m. robbery Sunday, demanded that the clerk give him all the money. The suspect put his right hand into his pocket and made motions indicating he had a weapon, according to police. He then fled the store toward Blair Mill Road. Police said about $300 was taken during the robbery. Surveillance video is not available, police said, because the store's recorder was not working. The suspect is believed to have fled in a vehicle which may have been …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Residents on Valley Road called the police after witnessing a suspicious man walking around the neighborhood knocking on doors.
A 19-year-old Horsham man has been arrested by Warminster police and charged with several counts of burglary and attempted burglary and has been remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility. Authorities responded to calls by residents from the 200 block of Valley Road that a suspicious man had been seen knocking on doors, then going to the rear of the houses. Responding officers located and identified the man as Caleb Marcus Mumper from Prospect Avenue in Horsham. Mumper was unable to explain his presence in the neighborhood and was arrested for trespassing. Police say that Mumper admitted during his interview that he was looking for houses with no cars in the driveway and no one home to burglarize. Mumper would knock at the door to…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mark Rebuck has been charged in connection with a Monday evening burglary.
The following information was provided by the Horsham Township Police Department. A 44-year-old Warminster man is behind bars after allegedly committing a burglary in Horsham Monday night. Mark Rebuck was arrested and charged with burglary and related offenses and was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail following an 8:02 p.m. security alarm Monday, police said. When Horsham police responded to 719 Dresher Road, officers discovered an unoccupied silver Dodge Ram pickup truck located in the area. Police monitored the truck and at 8:47 p.m. they conducted a traffic stop as the vehicle attempted to leave the area. The resulting investigation led to Rebuck's arrest.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Bux-Mont Meals on Wheels volunteers bring food - and friendship.
He greets his regular visitors with a plastic fork and spoon tucked into the pocket of his flannel shirt. It’s 10:30 a.m., but Joe Celano gestures with his hands to “mangi, mangi.” The ever-charismatic Celano, 95, who served as Hatboro’s mayor from 1982 through 2006, peels back the foil cover over his green beans and lasagna and encourages his meal deliverer, Betty Shepherd, to join him in dining – but not before serenading her in Italian. It’s one of a dozen regular scenes that play out for Betty Shepherd and her husband John, of Horsham, as they deliver meals to residents of Hatboro, Horsham, Upper Moreland and Warminster as part of the Bux-Mont Meals on Wheels. “This is an excellent, rewarding volunteering opportunity,” John Shepherd …