More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast |Oct 3, 2015

Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week.

Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane |Oct 1, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane’s alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

Phoenix Community Calendar Oct. 4 |Sep 30, 2015

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue,, 610-933-3013 x132

Ukrainian Catholic church celebrates 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival |Sep 30, 2015

On Saturday, Sept. 19, St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, located at 301 Fairview Street in Phoenixville, celebrated their 3rd Annual Ukrainian Day Festival. It was a warm, sunny day, and people gathered for a day filled with activities and entertainment.

Penn State THON ‘canners’ take to the local streets |Sep 30, 2015

THON, which started in 1977, is a fundraising group run solely by Penn State student volunteers. Their goal is to raise funds, bring awareness and provide emotional and financial support to families affected by pediatric cancer.

Phoenixville Restaurant Week kicks off Oct. 4 |Sep 30, 2015

Phoenixville Restaurant Week is kicking off, offering perfect pairings and so many options, slated to run through Oct. 8.

Spring-Ford student selected to participate in Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Ceremony |Sep 30, 2015

Ben D’Arcangelo, a Spring-Ford Area School District sophomore, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) in Washington D.C. Ben, who set a lofty goal of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, has taken a full slate of honors courses for the past two years and participates in football, wrestling and tennis for Spring-Ford.

Schwenksville Elementary fourth-graders become historians for a week |Sep 30, 2015

Fourth grade students in Mr. Josh Brecht’s and Miss Susan Horenci’s classes became historians for a week. They interviewed their parents about the history of their names and their families’ stories behind the names.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Halloween Decorations |Sep 30, 2015

There are many types of Halloween decorations that are collectible and crafty. For the purists among us, you can decorate a pumpkin using everything from acrylic paint to glitter glue, featuring themes ranging from the scary Frankenstein monster to Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Schwenksville Elementary school takes on ‘100 toothpicks’ challenge |Sep 30, 2015

Schwenksville Elementary second grade students recently worked on the “100 toothpicks engineering challenge” in art class with Mrs. Jill Seitz. The object was to create the tallest possible tower using only 100 toothpicks and two cups of mini marshmallows.

Royersford man pleads guilty to stealing from register at Target |Sep 30, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A Royersford man was sentenced to county prison after he pleaded guilty to taking money from the register at his place of work, the Target store in Royersford.

Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs |Sep 29, 2015

NEW YORK >> U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.

Phoenixville Hospital executive ends a long and active career |Sep 28, 2015

Phoenixville >> Phoenixville Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Sally Strzelecki was recently honored for her 47 years of service in the community with a special retirement celebration.

They wouldn’t miss seeing Pope Francis because ‘He is a rock star’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia is bringing people near and far together for at least the weekend.

Pope Francis meets with sexual abuse victims, promises change |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis met on Sunday morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with three women and two men who had been victims of sexual abuse — at least some in the group were abused by clergy members.

Walk across Ben Franklin Bridge becomes draw for New Jersey residents |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> Making the pilgrimage to see the pope in Philadelphia meant many things to many people, and for those in New Jersey, a pilgrimage was undertaken in the literal sense.

Battleship New Jersey becomes temporary home to Pope Francis pilgrims |Sep 27, 2015

CAMDEN >> For the O’Neal family of Raleigh, N.C., the trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia was “an adventure beyond belief.”

Pope Francis cutout huge hit with traveler making trip to Philly |Sep 27, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> Pilgrims lined up in the 69th Street Transportation Center on Sunday not to board the Market-Frankford train but to have their photo taken with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis.

Immigrants hope Pope Francis’ words can change thoughts |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Thousands of pilgrims flooded Independence Hall to hear Pope Francis speak about immigration Saturday.

Pope Francis to prisoners at Curran-Fromhold: Stay open to ‘new possibilities’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis delivered a message to inmates at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning.

Vice President Joe Biden among group to bid Pope Francis adieu |Sep 27, 2015

It was announced Sunday morning that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will lead the American delegation attending the departure ceremony for Pope Francis when he departs to Rome, Italy, after the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families.

Travelers describe experience seeing Pope Francis |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The faithful traveled from as far as Argentina and as near as Lansdowne on Sunday to celebrate Mass with a pope who many feel brings a message of humility, redemption and hope.

Volunteers share experiences helping faithful during Pope Francis’ visit |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The spirit on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was infectious.

Column: For this Catholic, seeing Pope Francis was surreal |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Standing in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, a few football fields away from the head of the Catholic Church, well, let’s just say it felt surreal.

Being handicapped made seeing Pope Francis a little tricky |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> For the all the walking and standing crowds had to endure to catch a view of Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the papal Mass on Sunday, organizers had to scramble to accommodate those with disabilities.

Pope Francis final message to Philly: ‘Love is in little things’ |Sep 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Before an audience of hundreds of thousands of people, Pope Francis completed his visit to Philadelphia, and the final leg of his tour of the United States, by celebrating Mass Sunday afternoon.

Pa. Sen. Casey takes pontiff’s message to heart |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA, called Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia an honor and privilege.

On the ground: Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As Shepherd One quietly glided into Atlantic Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia officially began.

Faithful pack Cathedral Basilica for Mass with Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The largest cathedral in Pennsylvania was certainly the right setting for Pope Francis on Saturday morning.

Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis in front of the Basilica |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> There was plenty of brotherly love shown to Pope Francis upon his arrival to Philadelphia on Saturday morning.

Papal pilgrims arrive slowly but steadily at 69th Street Transportation Center |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 69th Street Transportation Center, one of the main transit sites for access to see the pope in Philadelphia, had a scant but steady stream of people before noon on Saturday.

Pope Francis extols virtues of immigrants, talks religious freedom, globalization |Sep 26, 2015

They brought out all the pomp and circumstance at Independence Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Getting out early in hopes of seeing Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

The crush to get an early start on Septa’s regional rail wasn’t nearly as bad as expected the morning when Pope Francis was coming to town.

New Jersey to Philly commute better than expected Saturday morning |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Travelers from New Jersey had a surprisingly easy time Saturday morning commuting into Philadelphia for the Pope Francis visit.

SEPTA passengers make their way by train, foot to Saturday’s papal events |Sep 26, 2015

UPPER DARBY >> The 7:30 a.m. train out of the Primos SEPTA station in Upper Darby Saturday was quiet.

Bishop Shanahan marching band excited to greet Pope Francis at airport |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Among those ready to greet Pope Francis at the Philadelphia airport was the Bishop Shanahan High School marching band.

Chester County boy gets special, moving visit from Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Chuck Keating prepared for weeks for Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, but what happened when the pontiff got here he could have never anticipated.

Pope Francis paints final stroke on commemorative mural that honors WMOF |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> On a cool fall evening in the heart of center city Philadelphia, after a night of celebrating family with moving musical acts, compelling stories shared by families around the world and scripture readings, Pope Francis, joined children and artists on the Festival of Families stage, and signed his name to a mural created to honor his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love during the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday night.

Adolph: Money may be made available for suburbs |Sep 25, 2015

State Rep. Bill Adolph, R-165, of Springfield, said there may be monies available for suburban counties to help reduce the costs of Pope Francis’ visit, if Gov. Tom Wolf signs an emergency funding bill Monday.

For the Red Cross, the visit by Pope Francis is just like any other event |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Even with more than 1,000 volunteers coming from around the country and a bevy of activity humming with tons of charts and maps posted on the walls, the papal visit this weekend is just another ordinary operation for the American Red Cross.

It’s finally here: The region braces for Pope Francis |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia kicks off Saturday and there’s plenty in store for when he arrives.

For one family, the mission is spreading the miracle story of Gianna |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Pope Francis isn’t the only one bringing people of faith to Philadelphia this weekend.

Montgomery County singers will be entertaining Pope Francis as part of the choir |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Keep a close eye on the faces performing before the pope this weekend. Chances are you may see someone you know.

On the whole, people have enjoyed their time in Philadelphia |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As the World Meeting of Families comes to a close, attendees were reflecting on the week of fellowship they shared with others and looking forward to the new experiences they would have over the weekend when Pope Francis arrives.

There will be no getting around travel headaches this weekend |Sep 25, 2015

Philadelphia >> There are only three simple words you need to remember to successfully navigate to and through the venues during the visit of Pope Francis and the culmination of the World Meeting of Families in Center City Philadelphia Saturday and Sunday.

‘We are Family’ taking over the Parkway in Philadelphia Saturday night |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> It’s an upbeat, foot-tapping, disco-soul classic and the message of the 1979 hit “We Are Family” by Philadelphia bred music group Sister Sledge will fill the air on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday as part of a series of performances slated for the Festival of Families.

Walking from Baltimore to Philly to see Pope Francis, stopping at Neumann along the way |Sep 25, 2015

ASTON >> As she lies awake at night because of the pain so anguishing all she can do is pray, Paula Tiller hopes God will transform the agony she endures during her 100-mile walk to Philadelphia to see the pope into grace for her children.

Group comes all the way from Atlanta to get a glimpse of Pope Francis |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> An outreach group called Love and Serve from Atlanta drew inspiration from Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” and decided to make a pilgrimage of their own to Philadelphia this week.

Philly’s Papal gifts include book of children’s letters and bicycle |Sep 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> What gift do you give Pope Francis? A bicycle, of course.

Region expecting more than $400 Million windfall thanks to Pope Francis’ visit |Sep 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> With less than two days to go for the papal visit, city officials say it is now the City of Brotherly Love’s time to shine.