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DA: Six dead, search continues for suspected gunman in connected Montgomery County shootings |Dec 15, 2014

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.

QUIZ: How well do you know the history of the Philadelphia Eagles? |Nov 17, 2014

Education funding group hears local testimony |Oct 29, 2014

PERKIOMEN >> Members of the Basic Education Funding Commission met with local school superintendents Thursday at Perkiomen Valley High School to hear their issues regarding the school education formula.

Quiz: Which local craft beer should you be drinking? |Oct 22, 2014

Senior Philadelphia judge appointed to Robert Kerns case |Aug 5, 2014

NORRISTOWN — Senior Philadelphia Judge John Braxton has been appointed to preside over the attorney general’s case against the former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party, according to online court documents.

Participants in Main Line pot peddling ring admit guilt |Jul 31, 2014

NORRISTOWN — With their clean-cut, fresh-scrubbed appearances, conservative haircuts and attire that included blue blazers, ties and fashionable skirts, members of the so-called “Main Line Take Over Project” stood out in the court of law where they answered to charges they were part of a pot peddling ring.

Investing in Pre-K will help reduce crime |Jul 31, 2014

To the editor: The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention – a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts.

West Nile virus detected in Chesco and Montco |Jul 18, 2014

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito samples collected in both Chester and Montgomery county this year.

Debt forces college grads to move back home |Jul 16, 2014

Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his bachelor’s degree collects dust. It’s the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

Meter tamperer generates probation for defrauding PECO of $346k |Jul 14, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man who tampered with utility meters to reduce some account holders’ monthly PECO electrical bills, to the tune of nearly $350,000, has generated some court supervision in connection with the five-county theft scheme.

PHOTOS: Great Race makes pit stop in Valley Forge |Jun 25, 2014

UPPER MERION — Over 100 classic and antique vehicles are currently taking part in the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida. It is the race’s 31st year.

Former Collegeville man found guilty of murder in 2011 AK-47 shooting |Jun 16, 2014

NORRISTOWN — A jury of six men and six women deliberated until 9:30 p.m. Friday before finding that Max Stine committed first-degree murder when he opened fire with an AK-47 in Haws Alley in Norristown on July 11, 2011.

MUGSHOT GALLERY: 44 nabbed in biggest drug bust in Chesco history |May 29, 2014

WEST CHESTER — Forty-four people were arrested and 12 more are wanted on outstanding warrants in what Chester County authorities dubbed “Operation Telaraña” — a year-long, multi-agency probe targeting a major cocaine trafficking network with ties to a dangerous Mexican drug cartel.

Pair killed by train in Valley Forge Park ID’d as scientist, Nature’s Soy CEO |May 27, 2014

NORRISTOWN — The two men hit and killed by a train in Valley Forge park May 17 have been identified as a scientist with GlaxoSmithKline and the CEO of Nature’s Soy by CBS 3.

Montco detective named in lawsuit by Radnor man fired from D.A.’s office |May 23, 2014

NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County detective who was a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a Radnor contractor who was wrongfully accused of stealing from a Jenkintown church is no longer working for the district attorney’s office.

Contractor gets apology, $1.6M settlement from Montco D.A. (video) |May 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A Radnor contractor who received a $1.6 million civil settlement and an apology from Montgomery County prosecutors for wrongfully accusing him of stealing from a Jenkintown church said the last several years have been “a long and difficult struggle” to clear his name.

Warm up to 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show |May 19, 2014

It was a kaleidoscope of creativity inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show. Open until March 9, this year’s theme is “ARTiculture” and explores the effects art has had on gardening and vice versa.

Former Montco GOP chairman Kerns charged again for alleged rape (video) |Apr 25, 2014

WHITPAIN — Former Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert Kerns was arraigned in district court Friday morning on rape and related offenses after the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office filed charges against him in a case that was dropped on the county level last month due to the misreading of a toxicology report.

Sewer main break closes Route 252 in Valley Forge Park |Mar 19, 2014

TREDYFFRIN — Millions of gallons of raw sewage were released into a small creek near Valley Forge National Historical Park after a sewer main broke Tuesday.

(Updated) Wedding crasher admits stealing gifts |Mar 10, 2014

(Updated 9:55 a.m.) NORRISTOWN — A wedding crashing Bridgeport man has admitted to stealing cash gifts totaling nearly $15,000 from matrimonial events in Upper Providence and Lower Gwynedd, reportedly to fuel his addiction to prescription painkillers.

Warm up to 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show |Mar 4, 2014

It was a kaleidoscope of creativity inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show. Open until March 9, this year's theme is “ARTiculture” and explores the effects art has had on gardening and vice versa.

Pennsylvania schools debuting new evaluation system |Oct 7, 2013

For the first time, schools across Pennsylvania will not be judged with the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, but with a new system based on a 0-100 scale.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

Former Lower Providence man facing prison for weapon violation |Sep 30, 2013

NORRISTOWN – A former Lower Providence man is headed to state prison for illegally possessing a firearm when a protection from abuse order prohibited him from having firearms.

Sen. Dinniman calls for eliminating property taxes |Sep 25, 2013

HARRISBURG — When supporters of legislation aimed at eliminating school property taxes stepped onto their Harrisburg-bound buses early Tuesday morning, they believed they were three senators away from achieving a majority.

Taxpayers swarm Harrisburg to demand property tax relief |Sep 25, 2013

HARRISBURG — Hundreds of frustrated taxpayers boarded buses Tuesday morning to take their demand for property tax relief to the people who can make it happen — the members of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Route 422 construction to begin in October |Sep 25, 2013

LOWER PROVIDENCE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will begin construction in October to improve the U.S. Route 422/ Trooper Road, interchange between Lower Providence and West Norriton.

Coatesville schools in crisis after racially-charged text messages surface |Sep 23, 2013

The abrupt departure of the Coatesville Area School District superintendent and another senior administrator came two weeks after numerous exchanges of inappropriate and racially-charged text messages were discovered on their district-issued cell phones, and multiple sources have indicated that school board officials were not only aware of the exchanges, but were prepared to allow the pair to remain in their positions until the conduct prompted a criminal investigation, the Daily Local News has learned.

PennDOT: Closures on 202 Ramp to I-76 for Bridge Inspections |Sep 19, 2013

The following is a press release from PennDOT

DEP finalizes Air Quality Permit criteria for unconventional gas well sites |Aug 27, 2013

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that operators of unconventional gas wells will no longer be unconditionally exempt from seeking an air quality plan approval for well sites.

Significant changes to GED test starting January |Aug 27, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that the current version of the GED exam, 2002 Series GED test, will expire on Dec. 31, 2013, and will be replaced with the new 2014 Series GED test beginning Jan.

Congressman Gerlach continues push for conservation tax break |Jul 29, 2013

EAST NANTMEAL — The pending expiration of a federal tax incentive for land conservation has added a sense of urgency to efforts to make the incentive permanent.

Royersford man jailed for stealing from elderly clients |Jul 23, 2013

NORRISTOWN — A former personal banker at a Pottstown financial institution is headed to prison after admitting to engaging in a scheme to steal money from six elderly female clients.

Nominate a family caregiver for chance to win a cruise |Jul 17, 2013

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one. What better way to relieve that stress than a getaway? That’s why Pennsylvania residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise.

Public Safety and Security Task Force provides update to PASSHE Board |Jul 17, 2013

Pennsylvania State System of Higher EducationBoard of GovernorsChairman Guido M. Pichini directed the creation of a safety task force to help ensure PASSHE universities provide the safest campus environments possible.

Corbett unveils JobGatewaySM, a job-matching website |Jul 17, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett, along with Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway, announced the latest release of JobGateway.pa.gov, a website created to better connect people looking for work and local employers.

4-year-old hospitalized after Chesco crash |Jun 4, 2013

WEST WHITELAND — Two people were hospitalized Monday, including a 4-year-old child, following a crash in the eastbound lane of the Route 30 Bypass in Exton.

American Red Cross on water safety |May 28, 2013

Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don’t know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll.

Multimillion-dollar, cross-country drug ring busted |May 23, 2013

NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County District Attorney announced Thursday that police seized $1,600,000 worth of marijuana during “Operation Weed Whacker.”

Police: No new info on missing Skippack student |May 22, 2013

SKIPPACK — Pennsylvania State Police issued a statement that said no new information is available on the missing college student, Matthew Royer, 21.

IRS kept shifting targets on tax-exempt groups |May 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When tax agents started singling out non-profit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as ‘Tea Party,’ but later they focused on criticisms by groups of “how the country is being run,” according to investigative findings reviewed by Reuters on Sunday.

Fed report compares treatment costs between local hospitals |May 13, 2013

The federal government released a report Wednesday, May 8, showing that costs for the same treatments varied widely between different hospitals in the same state and even the same city.

Ex-Phoenixville principal pleads guilty to child porn |May 13, 2013

PHILADELPHIA — Former Phoenixville Middle School Principal Troy Czukoski entered an open guilty plea Friday in U.S. Federal Court to one count of possession of child pornography.

Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” on May 11 |May 9, 2013

Residents throughout Pennsylvania are being asked to help feed the needy by participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction with the Postal Service.

DEP awards West Nile Virus Control grants to Berks and Montgomery |Apr 26, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection announced it is awarding nearly $2.2 million in West Nile Virus Control program grants to 26 counties, which are slated to begin surveillance activities in early April.

Governor Corbett signs House Bill, amends the Public School Code, establishing a Special Education Funding Commission |Apr 26, 2013

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bill:

State Police put additional drug recognition experts on the road |Apr 26, 2013

In Pennsylvania’s latest effort to bolster highway safety, nine state troopers and eight municipal police officers have completed training to be certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as drug recognition experts, or DREs, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced.

Revolutionary War program at Pottsgrove Manor |Apr 11, 2013

Visit Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, April 20from 11a.m. to 3p.m. to learn about the importance of iron in the Revolutionary War.

State Police accept expired meds April 27 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day |Apr 11, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 27, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Marcellus Shale Impact Fee proceeds above $400 million in first 2 years, says Governor Corbett |Apr 5, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett announced Thursday that the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, part of Act 13, signed into law in February 2012, has brought in more than $400 million in its first two years.