Charlotte Reese June 16, 2017 The first National Grandparents Day was Sept. 9, 1979, per President Jimmy Carter - since then every Sunday after Labor Day honors grandparents across America. A historical Census Bureau report shows grandchildren under age 18 living in the home of their grandparents went from 2,214 in 1970 to 4,474 in 2009. The opioid epidemic holds a strong correlation to “grandfamilies” situations, while the reasons do vary. Child welfare officials are connecting this most recent uptick in grandparents raising grandchildren to the rise during the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and ‘90s. Locally, State Representative and Chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) is working to discuss ways legislators can support their circumstances. Two years ago,
Charlotte Reese June 6, 2017 JURY VERDICT IS IN: Feasterville man, Lee Kaplan guilty on 17 charges including 3 child rape. Story at 5 p.m on @WBCB1490 — Char Reese (@creese28) June 6, 2017 The live story during Trevor Newcomb's 'Lower Bucks Tonight': The jury's verdict is in. Feasterville man, Lee Kaplan found guilty on 17 charges, including 3 child rape. Stay... https://t.co/qDfRcmtdbL — Bucks County's Best (@WBCB1490) June 6, 2017 A great and just verdict. Kaplan will not victimize another person as long as he is alive. — Matt Weintraub (@ADAWeintraub) June 6, 2017 Lee Kaplan's home on Old Street Road in Feasterville, currently under police restraining order
Charlotte Reese Updated: June 5, 2017 Day One: The start to a wicked tale Lee Kaplan, 52, was arrested in June 2016 after a neighbor called in a complaint. Lower Southampton Detectives took him into custody outside of his home after they found 11 Amish girls living inside with poor conditions. Kaplan cooperated stating, “I knew this wouldn’t last long," and he was taken away from 428 Old Street Road for the last time. The case continued to June 2017. Kate Kohler, Deputy District Attorney, opened the trial Wednesday with the point that Kaplan “brainwashed” the family so he could use the girls as sexual objects. Ryan Hyde, Defense Attorney, stated he believes Kaplan is the prey of an “opportunistic” former Amish
WBCB Staff May 16, 2017 RESULTS: One of three region races for the Neshaminy School Board will continue to November. Current Neshaminy School Board: President - Region 1, Scott Congdon Vice President - Region 3, Irene M. Boyle Region 2, Bob Feather Region 1, Tina Hollenbach Region 2, Mike Morris Region 1, Stephen Pirritano Region 3, Ron Rudy Region 2, Robert Sanna Region 3, Marty Sullivan Neshaminy School Board Candidates: Region 1 Cyndie Bowman - Cross-filed Maryellen T. Toy-Ricciardi - Democratic Region 2 John Allen - Cross-filed Adam J. Kovitz - Cross-filed Region 3 Irene M. Boyle - Cross-filed David Marrington - Cross-filed Ron Rudy - Cross-filed The
Charlotte Reese May 5, 2017 The Dietz and Watson’s Real Philly Deli Best Sandwich of 2017 Competition is happening right now! Two Bucks County establishments are up for the grand prize. The winner of the 10 sandwich shop contest will be on a billboard along I-95 and on all local Dietz and Watson's ads for one year. Village Pantry in Feasterville and Roma's Italian Specialty in Trevose both share the love of the classic Italian hoagie with a twist. The Philadelphia Magazine sponsored battle will host events and give anyone the opportunity to vote once per day until the final decision is made. Stay tuned with WBCB 1490 for details.
Charlotte Reese May 4, 2017 The volunteer firefighter and police officer who allegedly misappropriated money from the Feasterville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association (VFRA) remains out on bail after his preliminary hearing Thursday. Brian Walter, 33, entered a plea of not guilty with all charges standing per Lower Southampton acting Judge Philip Daly. He faces nine different charges including tampering with public records, forgery and misapplication of entrusted property of government institutions. In July 2016, Walter appeared before a grand jury for a suspicious audit between the years 2011 to 2013. The Auditor General’s office and Bucks County detectives found the misuse of government funds. The Feasterville VFRA, along with several thousand other associations, receive annual assets decided by the Department of
Charlotte Reese Carry The Load's Memorial May will walk through Bucks County Wednesday, May 3rd into Thursday, May 4th. Stay tuned with WBCB and Yardley Borough Mayor Chris Harding as we follow this march devoted to restoring the importance of Memorial Day. Join the celebration at the Continental Tavern in Yardley on Thursday, May 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry The Load, is a non-profit, dedicated to providing honor and celebration for the military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.
Charlotte Reese In this News Update you will hear from Diane Rosati, Executive Director of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, find out what new list Philadelphia is on and the latest from the 8th District's Congressman.
Charlotte Reese This News Update will introduce Lower Southampton's new police chief, further explain Bucks County's newest initiative Ben's Campaign, and preview some events for the weekend. All this plus your complete 1490 forecast.
Charlotte Reese This News Update will introduce an upcoming Bucks County initiative, catch up with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and look into State Representatives' session in Harrisburg. Across the bridge in New Jersey a suspicious death is ruled a homicide. All this plus sports and finances.