Suburban Meth Ring Busted; Santa Arrives and More

Here are the most popular local stories from Patch during the week.

Just in case you missed a day at Patch, which can happen but shouldn't (sign up for our free newsletters), here's a look at the top headlines around our area this week:

Bux-Mont Holiday Guide
From the Newtown holiday parade to the annual festival in Peddler's Village to the Christmas in Doylestown house tour, this time of year is packed with festive events.

Major Suburban Meth Ring is Caught
A methamphetamine trafficking organization that worked in Pennsylvania through Bucks and Montgomery counties have been caught in "Operation Blowout."

Hoax Cop Pleads Guilty
Jon Cousin pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to a faked shooting in Chalfont.

Middle School Students' Pics Uploaded to 'Racy' Web site

'Up to four' Keith Valley Middle School students' photos were uploaded without permission to a Web site described by an administrator as being 'racy.'

Santa Arrives at Shady Brook Farm by Helicopter
The start of the Christmas season officially kicked off at Shady Brook as Santa arrived to the farm via helicopter.

Charges Filed in Local Jewelry Store Robberies
Ryan Wiley, 23, of Doylestown and Phillip A. Prokop, 38, of North Wales have been charged in connection with three jewelry store robberies in Newtown Township.

Northampton Township Presents Flag to Family of Local Man Deployed to Afghanistan
Cindy and Ed Hughes participated in a flag presentation at the township building to honor their recently deployed son, Christopher.

Student Struck by School Bus
Centennial School District reports that a student was hit by a school bus in Warminster Tuesday morning.

Sexual Assault of Minor Reported at Langhorne Barnes & Noble
Falls Township police are looking for a man suspected of touching a little girl in the Langhorne Barnes & Noble.

Upper Moreland Man Admits he Molested Teens
Three men have come forward to claim that they were sexually assaulted as minors by Burt Ludin, an Upper Moreland resident.


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