WirePOLITICS: Senate passes Children of Fallen Heroes Act

Tom Waring, the Wire U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Children of Fallen Heroes Act  – the companion legislation to his measure in the House of Representatives: “As we prepare to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in this upcoming National Police Week,…

MATT SCHICKLING / WIRE PHOTO Maintenance workers at Franklin Commons, an apartment complex located at 1400 Cardinal Road, were thawing frozen pipes with heat guns on Feb. 16, causing a fire. The blaze destroyed two apartments and displaced residents from 18 other units. In total, 35 residents were displaced.

Frozen pipes lead to house fires in Bensalem

By Matt Schickling Wire Staff Writer It’s freezing cold. You go to turn on the sink and nothing happens. Two hours later, your home is destroyed by fire. This was the reality for several Bensalem residents last week. The outside temperature caused pipes to freeze and in thawing the pipes, accidental fires were started. And,…