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  1. Large structure fire reported in QuakertownRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 | WFMZ

    Officials were not sure if the structure was a garage or a barn, but say the flames did spread to a nearby home. It took crews about a half hour to knock down the bulk of the fire in the structure, and firefighters are still searching the nearby home for hot spots.

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  2. Quakertown Borough Council gets a sneak peak of upcoming downtown muralRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | WFMZ

    Quakertown will see a mural years in the making thanks in part to efforts from Quakertown Alive!, the downtown's non-profit revitalization volunteer group. Quakertown Borough Council received a private preview of the mural -- presented in a much smaller version -- that will adorn a prominent exterior wall in Quakertown in about a month.

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  3. Woman allegedly admits to drugging babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | WFMZ

    A Bucks County woman was arrested today for allegedly mixing baby formula with Buprenorphine, an opioid, to make a baby go to sleep at night. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, Corinne Barndt, 28, of Quakertown, admitted giving an 8-month-old boy the drug six or seven times between November 2015 and April 2016.

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  4. Berks selections eager to showcase skills at Big 26 ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | WFMZ

    Some of the best high school baseball players on the East Coast converge in Harrisburg this weekend for the Big 26 Classic. The best of Pennsylvania and Maryland go toe-to-toe at FNB Field, home of the Senators.

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  5. Quakertown readies to set up auxiliary police partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | WFMZ

    At the Monday evening work session, council discussed establishing an Auxiliary Police Partnership . The partnership would consist of civilians who successfully finish the borough civilian police academy. 3 comments

  6. Police say pair faked prescriptions for hundreds of painkillersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | WFMZ

    Authorities have linked more than a dozen fake prescriptions to a man and woman who used them to scoop up well over 1,000 tablets of painkillers in at least three counties. Amber Faden, of Quakertown, and Adam R. Longenbach, of Hanover Township, Northampton County, face drug and forgery charges in connection with a string of allegedly forged prescriptions that netted the two more than 1,500 Oxycodone pills.

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  7. Quakertown readies to set up auxiliary police partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | WFMZ

    At the Monday evening work session, council discussed establishing an Auxiliary Police Partnership . The partnership would consist of civilians who successfully finish the borough civilian police academy. 3 comments

  8. Quakertown school board ratifies five-year contract for teachers, professional staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | WFMZ

    The Quakertown Community School District School Board Thursday night ratified a five-year contract for teachers and other professional staff. Passing by a 7-2 vote, the new contract, approved last week by the 377-member Quakertown Community Education Association, will provide for an increase in starting salaries from $46,434 in the coming school year to $47,842 by the 2020-21 school year.

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  9. Quakertown approves 2016-17 school budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | WFMZ

    The Quakertown Community School Board approved a $104.7 million final budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 on Thursday night. The vote was 6-1 vote with Director Steaven Klein dissenting.

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  10. Playground renovations shelved at Quakertown schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | WFMZ

    Playground renovations at most Quakertown area schools are being scratched from a priority list of projects that should be done this summer. It happened Tuesday night during a meeting of Quakertown Community School Board's facilities committee, which will present its recommendations to the full board Thursday night.

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  11. Coroner searching for Quakertown man's next of kinRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | WFMZ

    William Fox was pronounced dead at age 51 on Wednesday, May 24. According to the coroner's office, Fox died of natural causes.

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  12. Quakertown Community SD looks to invest additional $1M in high school renovation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WFMZ

    Quakertown Community School District may soon be investing an additional $1 million in the Quakertown Community High School renovation project. Board member Stephen Ripper updated the board Thursday evening with news of three change orders for high school renovations for technology education, Project Lead the Way and the dance studio.

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  13. Quakertown police K-9 Jynx officially retiresRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | WFMZ

    Council recognized the efforts and service of Jynx at Wednesday evening's meeting by unanimously passing a resolution approving Jynx's retirement, effective immediately. Jynx, who was trained and specialized in explosives detection, will retire into the hands and full-time care of police detective Matthew Molchan, who served as Jynx's K-9 handler since 2010.

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  14. Milford supervisors honor long-time resident by naming baseball complex after himRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | WFMZ

    The tireless contributions of Clayton Molnar to Milford Township youth baseball were recognized at Tuesday evening's board of supervisors meeting. The board unanimously passed a resolution naming the township municipal baseball complex the Clayton Molnar Memorial Baseball Complex in honor of Molnar, who passed away Nov. 12, 2015 at the age of 74. Bob Irick, chairman of the township park board, also unveiled to the supervisors and public a sign in honor of Molnar.

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  15. Kids unleash their superpowers at fun run in Bucks CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | WFMZ

    Batman, Superman, Supergirl and Spiderman were at Strayer Middle School in Quakertown for the Superhero Fun Run.

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  16. KU softball stays alive; Game with Gannon suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | WFMZ

    The Kutztown softball team stayed alive at the PSAC Tournament on Thursday morning in Quakertown with a 3-2 win over Indiana . The Golden Bears advanced to take on Gannon.

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  17. Quakertown donors show their support for borough K-9 unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | WFMZ

    Quakertown Borough businesses, along with a resident and teachers association, were recognized at Wednesday evening's council meeting for their financial and service support of the police department's K-9 unit. The donors include borough resident Andy Young, Tractor Supply Co., Quakertown, Quakertown Veterinary Clinic and the Quakertown Community Education Association .

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  18. Milford Supervisors pass resolution to claim township's portion of Philly wage taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | WFMZ

    This act allows the City of Philadelphia to collect a 3.5 percent wage tax even from workers living outside city limits and is not required to share any portion of the proceeds with the neighboring municipalities the workers call home. According to Supervisor Tom Courduff, who also serves on the Bucks County Association of Township Officers the Sterling Act passed into law during the Great Depression was designed to raise revenues for Philadelphia.

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  19. Low prices at the pump are about to go back upRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | WFMZ

    AAA predicts that average will likely increase in the coming weeks, largely due to spring refinery maintenance happening in many parts of the country. "It is depressing because the nice weather is coming," Kathy Wilt of Quakertown said.

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  20. Quakertown SD to develop alternative budget scenarios to conserve cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | WFMZ

    Quakertown Community School District is doing what it can to ensure its cash flow remains as stable as possible through the remainder of this fiscal year, and into 2016-17. District Superintendent Dr. William Harner presented a $5 million cash conservation plan at the board's Thursday evening meeting in front of an audience consisting of district teachers, staff and residents.

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