Region celebrates Independence Day with #Philly4th |Jul 3, 2016

Celebrate your Independence by sharing what’s going on in your community. Share what you are doing to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday by using #Philly4th in your tweets and when posting your Instagram photos.

Bring your appetite to the Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Most visitors may not be expecting to bring their appetites along to the Philadelphia Flower show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

‘Big Timber Lodge’ to welcome attendees to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Horticulturists and artists alike are pretty excited about this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.

Delco designers recreate national parks |Feb 18, 2016

SWARTHMORE >> As soon as you see Michael Petrie’s home in Swarthmore, you know an artist lives there.

Philadelphia Flower Show has bouquet of special guests coming |Feb 18, 2016

It’s no secret that painstaking time and effort goes into making sure the submissions at the Philadelphia Flower Show are among the most beautiful and elaborate in the world. That’s why for people like Tim Farrell, judging each one takes a team of people with years of experience and an eye for perfection.

Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators artists bring their skills to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> When the Philadelphia Flower Show opens March 5, visitors will be dazzled not only by acres of outstanding landscapes, but by a number of fine art displays featuring beautiful and fascinating plants.

Hoedown, International Women’s Day among new events at Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

There is always more to the Philadelphia Flower Show than flowers — as if the beautiful landscapes and displays are not sufficient — and this year’s March 5 to 13 show adds some new special events to the array of extras.

Butterflies, model rail lines, art entice visitors to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Live butterflies, a garden railway and the fanciful “make and take” exhibit are special feature exhibits designed to delight the young at heart at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March.

After 40 years, Kremp Florist in Jenkintown remains Philadelphia Flower Show staple |Feb 18, 2016

After a remarkable 40 years with the Philadelphia Flower Show, family owned Kremp Florist is not only one of the longest running vendors at the nine-day event — it’s one of the only vendors that actually sells cut flowers.

Expanded amenities aim at enhancing Elmwood Park Zoo experience |Jul 12, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> Sure, you’ll still come mainly for the world-class animals, but neither the cuddly red pandas nor the engaging giraffes will mind if you find the Jus’ Java coffee creations and the expanded variety of zoo grub compelling attractions in their own right.

Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region |Jun 25, 2015

The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

Prison release rarely an option for dying state inmates |Jun 14, 2015

Leon Jesse James was supposed to die in prison.

Senate committee votes to delay Keystone Exams |Jun 11, 2015

The Senate Education Committee Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to delay the graduation requirement associated with the Keystone Exams for two years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.