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PHOTOS: Stretch it out to help decrease daily pain in the body |Sep 22, 2017

Many people experience pain in the body on a regular basis whether it’s in the back, neck, shoulders, knees or other areas. Pain is caused by a variety of different reasons such as tension, stress, overuse, injuries or bad posture.

Mosquito spraying scheduled for parts of Spring City |Sep 22, 2017

SPRING CITY >> The Chester County Health Department has scheduled a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Spring City.

Police ID suspect in Limerick shooting |Sep 22, 2017

LIMERICK >> Authorities are searching for a man after he allegedly shot a woman in the township Friday afternoon.

Royersford Police seek ID of burglary suspects |Sep 22, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying several burglary suspects.

Montgomery County commissioners unveil public safety initiatives |Sep 22, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Innovative public health and safety initiatives were the focus of the Montgomery County commissioners’ meeting as new online services designed to address the opioid crisis and enhance 911 services were discussed.

Missing Chester County teen located in Minnesota |Sep 22, 2017

West Whiteland >> The missing teen who was last seen Wednesday at West Chester Henderson High School has been located in Minnesota. Law enforcement in Minnesota have her safely in custody.

Police searching for missing 15-year-old girl |Sep 21, 2017

WEST WHITELAND >> The West Whiteland Police Department is attempting to locate a 15-year-old juvenile, who was last seen Wednesday at West Chester Henderson High School in West Chester. Police said Victoria Lynn Grimaldi is currently being treated for depression and bipolar disorder.

‘Sucker punch’ plea falls apart; trial looms |Sep 21, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The twists and turns of Barry Robert Baker Jr.’s anticipated guilty plea proceeding ended Wednesday when the“sucker-punch” defendant left a Common Pleas courtroom with the prospect of a trial hanging over his head, at which a video recording of him throwing the infamous punch at a disabled man will surely be played.

Chester County receives state funding to combat homelessness |Sep 21, 2017

Chester County has quickly put to use a new source of state funding to begin helping reduce and eliminate homelessness. The money comes from the first ever statewide grants issued by Pennsylvania’s recently expanded state housing trust fund.

Iron Hill Brewery to release Tower 61 beer to benefit Kimberton Fire Company |Sep 21, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville will host a special event Sept. 26 — the launch of a collaborative beer brewed with the Kimberton Fire Company and firefighter Eric Kiley — to benefit the volunteer fire company.

12 sickened after chemical spill at mushroom facility |Sep 21, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>> Twelve people were hospitalized following a chemical spill at Kaolin Mushroom Farms Inc. in the 600 block of West South Street at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday.

Penn State eyes expanded program at The Navy Yard |Sep 21, 2017

Penn State has tapped a top administrator from its Great Valley campus to expand academic programs at The Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Alleged Phoenixville carfentanil dealer to face trial |Sep 20, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A Phoenixville man charged in the first carfentanil death in Chester County will be heading to trial.

Phoenixville Police seek driver in hit-and-run crashes |Sep 20, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a hit-and-run accident.

Medical marijuana dispensary Keystone Shops CMO optimistic about future of cannabis treatments |Sep 19, 2017

ARDMORE >> Prescribing medical marijuana for pain relief rather than opioids may be a way to help fight the opioid addiction crisis.

Chester Springs native one of four students attacked with acid in France |Sep 19, 2017

Among the four Boston College students attacked with acid in France on Sunday is a Chester County native who is asking for prayers for their attacker.

PennDOT to begin $35M upgrade of Route 422 near Pottstown |Sep 19, 2017

HARRISBURG >> State officials announced that a major construction project on Route 422 in the Pottstown area is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 25.

Corropolese Italian Bakery opens in Audubon in former Wawa |Sep 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Out with one icon, in with another.

Classes canceled Tuesday as Methacton teacher strike enters second day |Sep 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> Methacton teachers took to the picket lines Monday after talks between the district’s negotiators and the teachers’ union, the Methacton Education Association, broke down Sunday evening.

ON STAGE: Norristown’s Centre Theater hosts 1880 Theatricals’ production of ‘‘night Mother’ |Sep 19, 2017

It won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1983, but in the more than 30 years since it debuted, “‘night Mother” has not seen a ton of performances across the United States. That is because the subject of Marsha Norman’s powerful script is a very difficult one to process.

Constitution Day celebrated in West Chester |Sep 19, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> When was the Constitution signed?, asked Dr. Joseph O’Brien, executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Thousands of students to take steps to support Walks Day |Sep 19, 2017

West Chester >> Throughout this week, thousands of school children across Chester County will be taking steps – literally – to support Chester County Walks Day, set for this coming Saturday.

Phoenixville first in Pa. to commit to 100% clean energy |Sep 15, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville is the latest U.S. community — and the first in Pennsylvania — to make a commitment to transition to 100 percent clean energy, according to the Sierra Club.

Police: Student brought unloaded shotgun onto Phoenixville High School property |Sep 14, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police have arrested an 18-year-old student after he allegedly brought an unloaded shotgun on school property.

UPDATE: Police charge 14-year-old in racial threats targeting West Chester East High School students |Sep 12, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A 14-year-old student at West Chester East High School has been charged in connection with a series of racially tinged threats against fellow students posted on social media.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa open in Blue Bell |Sep 12, 2017

WHITPAIN >> Five years after introducing the area to the benefits of a regular massage, Jim and Denise Vizzini have just launched their second Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

Ceremonies held throughout Montgomery County in remembrance of 9/11 |Sep 12, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Throughout Montgomery County commemorative services were held on Monday to honor the fallen and pay homage to the heros of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

OJR teacher accused of having sex with student waives preliminary hearing |Sep 12, 2017

SOUTH COVENTRY >> A former Owen J. Roberts High School teacher has waived her preliminary hearing involving allegations she had a sexual relation with a student.

Several Chesco residents affected by wrath of Irma |Sep 12, 2017

Go figure; a hurricane can certainly alter your honeymoon plans.

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce shares info on new workforce development partnerships |Sep 12, 2017

LIMERICK >> The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce put the focus on workforce development when it kicked off its new program year.

Ex-Lower Providence cop arraigned for theft of police rifle, ammunition |Sep 11, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A former Lower Providence Township police officer has been arraigned on theft-related charges for allegedly stealing a police rifle and ammunition from his onetime police cruiser.

Phoenixville police blotter for Sept. 8-11 |Sep 11, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Police reported Monday that between Sept. 8 and Sept. 11, they received 79 calls for service. The following incidents occurred on Sept. 9 and were reported by Phoenixville Police on their Facebook page:

Collegeville hiker, 20, suffered pulmonary, cerebral edema in Colorado |Sep 11, 2017

High altitude pulmonary edema and high altitude cerebral edema caused the death of a young Collegeville woman who was hiking in Colorado last month, authorities said.

Royersford Community Day returns to Main Street |Sep 11, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Royersford Community Day returned Saturday with a variety of activities for the entire family.

PHOTOS: Children celebrate butterfly release at Colonial Gardens in Phoenixville |Sep 11, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Colonial Gardens held its annual celebration of pollinators Saturday with two releases of Monarch butterflies in the store’s Gardens at Colonial facility. In addition to the release, food, local vendors and crafters were on hand for the event, as well as guest speakers and seminars.

Ride for the River to accompany Sly Fox Can Jam Festival for second year |Sep 11, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> As the Sly Fox Can Jam Festival returns, it brings with it a Schuylkill River bike ride returning for its second year.

DA defends ‘Scotty’ decision |Sep 11, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The case against Gary Lee Fellenbaum III for the torture and murder of 3-year-old Scott “Scotty” McMillan was built on four main pillars of evidence, a Chester County prosecutor said as the 28-year-old suspect pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault charges.

19 bridge projects in Montgomery County moving forward |Sep 11, 2017

Montgomery County will be moving forward on 19 bridge projects, after the county commissioners approved corresponding contracts and advertisements.

Two Norristown men held for trial in murder of teen |Sep 8, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Two Norristown men were ordered by a district court judge to stand trial on murder-related charges in connection with the gunshot slaying of a 16-year-old boy in the borough.

DaVinci’s Pub holding golf outing to benefit area firefighters |Sep 8, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE >> The fire that threatened to destroy the 167-year-old home of DaVinci’s Pub in Collegeville was extinguished, but what impressed operations director David Finch most was the professionalism demonstrated by volunteer firefighters who responded to the near-catastrophe.

Pediatrics unit at PMMC closing, low admissions numbers cited |Sep 8, 2017

Pottstown >> Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is temporarily closing its inpatient pediatric unit at the hospital due to low admissions.

Man charged in fatal crash on Route 202 |Sep 8, 2017

WESTTOWN >> Jalmeel Conway was going to be late for work.

In memory of Bianca & Mykel: Mom of road-rage victim seeks to help others |Sep 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Michelle Roberson is giving back to the community that gave her so much support.

Rescheduled: Adult mosquito spraying in selected areas of Upper Providence |Sep 8, 2017

Upper Providence >> The Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Upper Providence officials, will be rescheduling adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

Limerick Police arrest 3 women for retail theft at outlets |Sep 8, 2017

LIMERICK >> Limerick Police have arrested three women in relation to a shoplifting incident in August.

Pottstown man charged with DUI |Sep 7, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> Marlon Rodriguez-Maradiaga, 25, of Pottstown, was charged by North Coventry Police for DUI.

North Coventry Police charge man after alleged domestic dispute |Sep 7, 2017

NORTH COVENTRY >> North Coventry Police have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted his fiancee.

Chandler Bats in Norristown humbly wants to be ‘the best’ |Sep 7, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> As rain washes the August morning into a relentless gray, the floor of the Norristown warehouse appears to be covered in a light coating of off-color snow.

DACA decision could devastate local economy, officials claim |Sep 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Rosedo Billafuerte, a laboratory technician from Avondale who graduated with honors last year from Immaculata University, broke out in tears in front of his boss when he learned the news that he may soon be deported to Mexico.

Vanguard’s CEO wants companies to think long-term |Sep 7, 2017

TREDYFFRIN >> As he leaves his position as CEO of Vanguard, Bill McNabb is becoming involved in an organization that encourages American corporations to take a long-term approach to running their organizations.