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Ellis resigns from Phoenixville School Board, replacement sought |Jan 19, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Area School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of board member Michael Ellis at Thursday night’s meeting.

Phoenixville Police: Recently paroled man tries to steal car, attacks 2 people |Jan 18, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> A recently paroled Phoenixville man has been charged by police after he allegedly tried to steal a car and assaulted two people.

Chester County formalizes relationship with Chinese law firm |Jan 18, 2018

Chester County’s efforts to increase business opportunities in China took another step forward recently with the establishment of a “China Desk.”

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today:

Rafferty to seek fifth term in Pa. Senate |Jan 17, 2018

State Sen. John Rafferty Jr. announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to a fifth term representing the 44th Senatorial District in Harrisburg.

Phoenixville looking at later start times for middle, high schools |Jan 14, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> Try not to be mad at that teenager in your life who stays in bed too long every morning. It’s not their fault — it’s biology.

Phoenixville schools ponder impact of too much homework |Jan 14, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> While it might not be hard to find middle and high school students complaining they have too much homework, in Phoenixville some of their parents are saying the same thing.

Watch Live: Funeral Mass for fire Lt. Matt LeTourneau |Jan 12, 2018

The Mass of Christian Burial for fire Lt. Matt LeTourneau will be held Friday morning at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul in downtown Philadelphia.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers spotted at Montgomery County Courthouse; have ‘no comment’ |Jan 12, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> The sex assault retrial for entertainer Bill Cosby won’t begin until April but his new lawyers were at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Friday, apparently getting familiar with the courtroom where the legal drama will play out.

Army pilot lands Black Hawk in Limerick to visit family |Jan 10, 2018

LIMERICK >> There’s nothing like the feeling of returning home.

School districts closing early ahead of winter storm today |Jan 8, 2018

Here are school districts who have announced an early dismissal today ahead of an expected winter ice storm:.

Phoenixville groups plan peace vigil for mid-January |Jan 5, 2018

PHOENIXVILLE >> In response to recent violence, area organizations are coming together to call for peace.

Philadelphia region school delays and closings announced for Jan. 5 |Jan 4, 2018

Some school districts in the Philadelphia region have announced delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 5. The following list (in alphabetical order by county) will be updated as delays are announced.

Police seek shooter in killing of Phoenixville teen |Dec 28, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are looking for a suspect after the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Secret Santa enlists help of Phoenixville Police for holiday surprise |Dec 27, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A handful of area residents saw a little more green this holiday season thanks to police and a secret Santa.

Upper Providence Police Department receives accreditation |Dec 27, 2017

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Upper Providence Township Police Department has been officially recognized as an accredited police department.

Program helps seniors and pets stay together |Dec 22, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Henry’s Helping Paws Fund is now making it easier for seniors to stay together with their pets.

‘A Christmas Miracle’ — Calhoun Jewelers employees, first responders save manager’s life |Dec 22, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> When an employee at Calhoun Jewelers had a massive heart attack on the job, he was lucky to have coworkers and first responders to step in.

GOP tax bill draws protesters to Rep. Costello’s office |Dec 18, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> As part of two different demonstrations, diverse groups of protesters met Monday outside U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s office at the Historic Chester County Courthouse.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department copes with deputy’s family tragedy |Dec 16, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> An outpouring of support for Deputy Bryan Lukens and his family continues to flood the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in the aftermath of the early Wednesday morning fire at their Schwenksville home that claimed the lives of his sons, 11-year-old Bryan Lukens Jr.

Phoenxivlle sets phoenix ablaze at 14th annual Firebird Festival |Dec 15, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Along with the first snow of the season, Phoenixville welcomed in the 14th annual Firebird Festival on Saturday night, Dec. 9.

State Sen. Mensch to seek re-election in 2018 |Dec 14, 2017

Saying he’s kept his promises to constituents but there’s still work to do, state Sen. Bob Mensch is asking voters to send him back to Harrisburg for another four years.

Lower Providence Police seek suspect in road rage incident |Dec 8, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Police are looking for a suspect after a woman reported she was assaulted inside her car.

Downtown Phoenixville dons new wreaths with help of sponsorship |Dec 6, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville is getting some extra help with getting into the holiday spirit this year.

Upper Providence man admits exposing himself to female shopper |Dec 6, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> An Upper Providence man faces court supervision after he admitted to exposing his genitals to a woman on the parking lot of a township shopping center.

No charges in Phoenixville police standoff |Dec 6, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE>> An elderly borough resident armed with a gun will not be charged after a Friday incident in which he barricaded himself inside a home, according to police.

Phoenixville stabbing suspect nabbed by border patrol |Dec 5, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A man police say was responsible for the brutal stabbing of a woman in Phoenixville was apprehended by border patrol agents attempting to flee to Mexico.

Phoenixville police: Man with gun barricaded himself inside home |Dec 1, 2017

Phoenixville >> Police are questioning a man after officers say he barricaded himself inside a home with a gun early Friday morning.

Phoenixville Police purchase new utility vehicle thanks to community donations |Dec 1, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Phoenixville Police Department got something on their wish list just in time for Christmas.

Police: Horse threw rider, made its way to downtown Phoenixville |Nov 30, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police spent part of their Tuesday chasing down an unusual suspect.

After losing election, Perk Valley school board president resigns, applies for vacant board seat |Nov 30, 2017

PERKIOMEN >> A new member was appointed to the Perkiomen Valley School Board Tuesday night — but not before the board president, who was rejected by the voters and said he would not apply for the post, nonetheless resigned at his last meeting and asked to be appointed to fill the vacancy.

Reps seek support for proposed new recreation/senior center, fire station, transit center in Phoenixville |Nov 30, 2017

HARRISBURG >> State Reps. Warren Kampf, R-157, and Becky Corbin, R-155, have requested that House leadership support two projects that would benefit Phoenixville with funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).

New book reflects on the life of Al Boscov |Nov 27, 2017

A newly released book celebrates the late Albert Boscov, who was chairman of the department store chain that bears his family’s name.

Small Business Saturday puts the focus on small business |Nov 22, 2017

Small businesses across the region are getting ready for the holiday shopping season.

Philadelphia region revs up for Thanksgiving travel |Nov 21, 2017

Nothing says economic security like jammed roads around Thanksgiving.

Phoenixville man accused of raping Montgomery County teen held for trial |Nov 21, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl was held over for trial on rape and related charges following a Nov. 16 preliminary hearing.

Phoenixville man accused of raping Upper Dublin teen held for trial |Nov 20, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl was held over for trial on rape and related charges following a preliminary hearing.

Mantey resigns from Perk Valley School Board, replacement to be chosen next week |Nov 15, 2017

Just six days after voters in the Perkiomen Valley School District chose four new school board members, the current board will be choosing another new member.

Phoenixville Police search Schuylkill River for missing 17-year-old from Schwenksville |Nov 13, 2017

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville Police and Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit searched along the Schuylkill River Monday morning for a missing 17-year-old from Schwenksville.

Rep. Quigley to host telephone town hall meeting on Nov. 14 |Nov 13, 2017

HARRISBURG >> Rep. Tom Quigley will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 146th Legislative District on Tuesday, Nov. 14, beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m. The program will consist of a legislative update and the status of major issues of interest, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Phoenixville man headed to trial in drug overdose case |Nov 13, 2017

PHOENXIVILLE >> A 25-year-old Phoenixville man is headed to trial on a long list of charges stemming from a drug overdose death with which he has been connected by police.

Perkiomen Valley School District to hold public forum on substance abuse |Nov 10, 2017

LOWER FREDERICK >> Perkiomen Valley School District is asking parents an important questions about their children: Have you had the conversation?

Police seek info on Perkiomen Valley Middle School vandalism |Nov 10, 2017

LOWER FREDERICK >> Police are asking for the public’s help after investigating a vandalism incident at Perkiomen Valley Middle School.

Woman stabbed in Phoenixville church parking lot |Nov 9, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a church parking lot Wednesday night.

Democrats sweep all Phoenixville Borough Council seats; Urscheler elected mayor |Nov 8, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Democrats swept into all borough council offices Tuesday night, ousting one Republican councilman in the process.

Democrats sweep Phoenixville Area School Board race |Nov 8, 2017

The four candidates on the Democratic ballot line swept the Phoenixville Area School Board election Tuesday, ousting two incumbents in the process.

Republicans take three of five open seats in OJR School Board race |Nov 8, 2017

Four candidates running on the Republican ticket took the three of five open seats on the Owen J. Roberts School Board Tuesday night.

Alleged Phoenixville Pizza Hut robbery suspect in police custody |Nov 7, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> The man police believe is responsible for several area robberies is now in police custody.

Phoenixville man charged with sexual assault of Montgomery County girl |Nov 7, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN >> A Phoenixville man was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl.

Incumbent faces challenger in Perkiomen Township supervisor race |Nov 2, 2017

PERKIOMEN >> Two candidates are seeking one open supervisor seat in November.