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Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead

By Oscar Gamble ogamble@21st-centurymedia.com @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

Congress: Gerlach last-ditch effort to pass conservation tax break falls short

WASHINGTON >> Despite winning a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, the last-ditch effort by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to make permanent a federal tax break for donating land for conservation fell just 13 votes shy of passage Thursday...

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  • Government and politics

    Kichline sworn in as new Chester County commissioner

    WEST CHESTER >> When you are an office holder in a place as old as Chester County (332 years and counting), the numbers pile up, as Michelle Haris Kichline’s swearing in as the new Republican county commissioner on Tuesday demonstrates.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-centurymedia.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Manhunt on for Pennsburg man suspected in Montgomery County shooting rampage

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY >> A Pennsburg man who authorities said went on a killing spree early Monday morning, slaying his ex-wife and five of her family members in three Montgomery County communities, remained at large as of press time Monday night after SWAT teams surrounded two residences where he was thought to be holed up and a police manhunt intensified as the day progressed.

    By Michael Goldberg mgoldberg@21st-centurymedia.com @mg_thereporter on Twitter |

  • General news

    DA: Six dead, search continues for suspected gunman in connected Montgomery County shootings

    PENNSBURG >> Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has identified the man who allegedly went on a shooting spree this morning as Bradley William Stone and announced that the death toll has risen to six.

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  • Columns

    From ashes of firebird vandalism, Phoenixville provides example to other communities

    Last Saturday, I woke up to a phone call at 7:30 in the morning from photographer and Phoenixville area staple Barry Taglieber.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-century media.com @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Movies

    Chaplin’s to host ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ short film fest

    SPRING CITY >> Chaplin’s Music Café is hosting an event that will feature short films that have a horror/thriller twist on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

  • General news

    Mayor vetoes vote to dissolve rec board, final vote scheduled for Dec. 23

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Mayor Michael Speck vetoed a vote by borough council to dissolve the Recreation Board at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-centurymedia.com @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    The Loft at Landis Creek Golf Club to host Brunch with Santa

    The Loft at Landis Creek Golf Club (formerly Limerick Golf Club) has announced that it will host Brunch with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 12 and under.

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  • Pets

    Pets of the Week

    Julie (dog) Julie is a very sweet 3-year-old beagle. She loves exploring outside, going wherever her nose takes her, and she is good with children and other dogs. Julie is a great cuddler, house- and crate-trained and up-to-date on her shots. Please contact Spay and Save at 610-279-9714 for more information.

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  • Features/People

    O’Grady’s to host fundraiser for Phoenixville firefighter battling brain cancer

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Dale Sims and his wife, Barbara, met by accident.

    By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Calendar of Events

    Ongoing Christmas Village: Visit the Christmas Village at Westridge Estates, 970 Township Line Road, Phoenixville. See over 150 lighted porcelain houses in a late-19th Century setting, including a city, farmland, amusement park, ski mountain resort, New England countryside and seaport and Alpine village. This 300 square foot display includes working trains and animation to the thrill the Christmas child in all of us. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. Hours are 2 to 4...

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