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By Staff On Friday, November 8th, 2019

DEA warns of deadly fake prescription pills in Philadelphia region

The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public to dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans. Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, a More...

By Staff On Monday, November 19th, 2018

Turkey Trot: Nearly 650,000 Philadelphia-area residents to travel for Thanksgiving

Nearly 650,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a five percent increase over 2017 and the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, More...

By Staff On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Memorial Day Travel Facts: Road Trips, Rescues, Running on Fumes

The unofficial start of summer is here, and with it comes plenty of travel plans for Memorial Day. According to AAA’s latest travel forecast, Memorial Day travel volume will reach its highest level since 2005, More...

By Staff On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Going to the Parade? Here’s a few travel and safety tips.

Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia. Most Philly fans never through they’d live to see the day that the Philadelphia Eagles would be Super Bowl Champions, but on Thursday the Birds will “fly” up Broad Street More...

By Staff On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

DEA Says Most Pennsylvania Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year Involved Fentanyl

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division announced the release of its Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania 2016 report Thursday, and key findings from the report indicate More...

By Staff On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

DEA Says There Were 4,642 Drug Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania in 2016

There were 4,642 drug-related overdose deaths reported by coroners and medical examiners in Pennsylvania for 2016, according to an announcement Thursday by Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement More...

By Steve Chernoski On Friday, April 15th, 2016

Readers sound off on access to public transportation in New Hope, Lambertville

Back in the fall, the Free Press asked readers to fill out a public transportation survey. Before delving into the results, the author would like to share an anecdote. While running a variety show in Lambertville, More...

By Staff On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Opinion: What the PA Supreme Court decision really means for charter schools

POWER VACUUM: A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision prevents the Philadelphia School Reform Commission from unilaterally establishing charter school enrollment caps. Contrary to some misleading reports, it will More...

By Charlie Sahner On Friday, January 8th, 2016

Former Bucks County Playhouse owner Ralph Miller to be sentenced Monday for insurance fraud

Ralph Miller also owned the Pocono Playhouse  which was destroyed by fire in 2009. (Photo: Pocono Record) Former Bucks County Playhouse owner Ralph Miller will be sentenced Monday in a Philadelphia federal court More...

By Steve Chernoski On Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Survey focuses on access to public transportation in New Hope and Lambertville

Weekend traffic on Route 29 (Photo: Steve Chernoski) Does the New Hope area have a public transportation problem? The Free Press would like to hear your views, and has launched a survey to gather data on local public More...