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CBS 3 meteorologist Kate Bilo discusses journey from Phoenixville to the Philly forecast |Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Phoenixville native Kate Bilo likes to say she came into weather forecasting through the back door.

New Sly Fox brew SRT Ale will benefit the Schuylkill River Trail |Apr 17, 2015

POTTSTOWN >> Sly Fox Brewing is gearing up for the launch of its newest product — SRT Ale — a product which both celebrates and benefits the Schuylkill River Trail.

Teen Safe Driving Competition teaches safety behind the wheel |Apr 16, 2015

PHOENIXVILLE >> With up to $2,000 on the line, 26 high school students from across a five-county area tested their skills behind the wheel Wednesday.

Transportation the focus of TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast |Apr 16, 2015

SPRING CITY >> Things are starting to look up for commuters along the Route 422 corridor. That was part of the message shared during Thursday’s TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

New census figures show growth in Chester, Montgomery counties |Mar 31, 2015

Chester and Montgomery counties added more new residents in the past four years than almost any other of the state’s 67 counties, growing at rates above 2 percent, far above the state average of 0.

Wegmans adds Yuengling’s Ice Cream to inventory; four new flavors added to original lineup |Mar 16, 2015

UPPER MERION >> The cold, hard fact is that Wegmans customers seemed to have the scoop on one of the biggest comeback stories to ever hit the ice cream aisle.

World Meeting of Families establishes committees for Pope visit |Mar 12, 2015

Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera is serving on the planning committee for the World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015, as the establishment of a comprehensive committee structure was announced Tuesday to prepare for the historic visit of Pope Francis in September.

PHOTOS: Flower show wows indoors while winter roars its last |Mar 6, 2015

Winter dumped sleet and ice on the region and followed it up with well over half a foot of snow this week, but that didn’t keep patrons from enjoying the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.

Phillies fans scoop up tickets on first day of individual game sales |Feb 20, 2015

Despite dire prospects for the upcoming Phillies season and sub-zero wind chills, Tom O’Neill never considered passing on his winter pilgrimage to Citizens Bank Park for the first day of individual game ticket sales.

Chester County Democrats delighted with DNC selection |Feb 13, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County Democrats reacted with delighted anticipation to the news Thursday that the Democratic National Committee had selected neighboring Philadelphia as the site of the party’s 2016 convention, at which a presidential nominee will be chosen.

Local political leaders debate Wolf’s gas extraction tax plan |Feb 13, 2015

CALN >> In light of Gov. Tom Wolf announcing Wednesday his plan for a natural gas extraction tax to fund statewide education, some local political leaders are again not completely opposed to the idea.

Montgomery County officials react to announcement that 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philly |Feb 13, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> With the Democratic National Committee’s Thursday morning announcement that Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, local lawmakers hailed the move as both a political and economic boon to the region.

Debate swirls on natural gas extraction tax in Pa. |Feb 5, 2015

Area state lawmakers agree that a natural gas extraction tax is a needed economic initiative that would take Pennsylvania off the map as the only state without the severance tax. However, opinions on the details behind the tax proposal vary.

Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center |Jan 29, 2015

EAST NORRITON >> Is your “next” a torqued-up, tire-melting icon of speed and style, a granola-crunching power train, or a hard-working, two-ton pickup truck?

Finalist in Super Bowl ad competition from Lansdale |Jan 29, 2015

LANSDALE >> A Lansdale native is among the finalists vying for a spot among this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

Wawa offering customers rewards through new app |Jan 23, 2015

DELAWARE COUNTY >> Want a way to get something for free at Wawa?

Norristown school board to vote on switch to PAC10 |Jan 21, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> In an effort to keep the public abreast of the Norristown Area School District’s potential move to the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC) from the Suburban One League (SOL), representatives from the PAC attended Tuesday night’s work session for a question and answer with the school board.

Afternoon storm on Wednesday looks to make a messy commute |Jan 21, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> For those of you who don’t know – or don’t care – Alberta is a western province of Canada. And a “clipper” is a quick moving winter storm.

Federal charges filed for string of bank robberies last year |Jan 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Two people were indicted on federal charges this week in connection to a string of bank robberies late last year in Chester and Montgomery counties, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Economy should continue to improve in ‘15, but dangers persist |Jan 15, 2015

Many observers are optimistic 2015 will be a good year for the economy, but some are far more optimistic than others.

10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback scheme |Dec 19, 2014

BRIDGEPORT >> Corruption charges were filed against two PennDOT administrators and eight former inspectors accused of bilking Pennsylvania taxpayers out of more than $1 million by defrauding the department’s Highway Occupancy Program), which oversees permits and inspections for roadwork on the commonwealth’s interstates, U.

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.

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.

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.

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