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Cosby faces May 24 preliminary hearing for alleged sex assault |Apr 26, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> One day after a state court threw out Bill Cosby’s appeal of a judge’s pretrial ruling, officials on Tuesday set a May preliminary hearing date for the entertainer who his accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Cheltenham home more than a decade ago.

REPLAY: What’s happening around town on Primary Election Day |Apr 26, 2016

We were out and about all day checking on voters and what’s happening during this Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. Here is what it looked like

Crafting digital marketing that gets results: Answers to questions from local decision makers |Apr 25, 2016

Second in a series of articles by AdTaxi Networks experts who will be participating in this year’s Philly Tech Week 2016.

Live Blog Replay: Bill Clinton, Gabby Giffords rally in Montgomery County |Apr 23, 2016

President Bill Clinton will host a get out the vote event with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly at Wissahickon Middle School today at 3:15 p.m. and you can follow live right here.

Trump to hold Monday rally at West Chester University |Apr 23, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Donald Trump will hold a rally on the campus of West Chester University on Monday, according to officials at the school. It is expected to be the Republican presidential candidate’s first such foray into the suburban Philadelphia region ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

West Chester firefighter, student saves four people from burning home |Apr 22, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Daniel “DJ” Matthews was walking home from the Fame Fire Company in West Chester around 4:30 a.m. on March 6 when he heard smoke alarms going off nearby.

LIVE at 7:30 p.m.: Bernie Sanders to make appearance in Montgomery County on April 21 |Apr 21, 2016

OAKS >> Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be making a campaign appearance in Montgomery County today at a rally in Oaks.

Live Blog Replay: Doors open at 2016 Greater Philadelphia Comic Con |Apr 21, 2016

Nerds assemble! The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, an annual weekend of pop-culture paradise, returns April 22 to 24, and we will be there blogging live to capture a full slate of artists and writers, cosplay contests, and various popular television and film actors.

Pottstown man sent to prison for role in tri-county burglary spree |Apr 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A former Pottstown man who once was one of Montgomery County’s most wanted fugitives is headed to state prison after he admitted to participating in a serial burglary ring that targeted homes in Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties.

Gov. Tom Wolf visits Montgomery County for Government that Works tour stop |Apr 7, 2016

ABINGTON >> Gov. Tom Wolf wants to ban all gifts to state legislators — gifts, dinners, tickets, the whole gamut —as part of an effort to restore the public’s trust in government.

LIVE at 1 p.m.: Follow the Villanova Wildcats’ parade in Philadelphia |Apr 7, 2016

If you can’t make it to Philadelphia today for the NCAA Champion the Villanova Wildcats’s victory parade at 1 p.m., no problem, you can follow our coverage right here.

LIVE at tipoff: Philly coaches will chat live during NCAA tournament - Villanova vs. Oklahoma |Mar 31, 2016

As the Villanova Wildcats tip off agianst the Oklahoma Sooners beginning at 6:00 p.m., high school coaches and Villanova alumi from around the Philly suburbs are planning to chat live during the game right here and you can join the conversation.

Apartment fire in Phoenixville displaces two families |Mar 28, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> An apartment building fire displaced at least two families on Monday.

Phoenix Community Calendar March 27 |Mar 24, 2016

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green smoothies |Mar 15, 2016

Don’t just wear green this St. Patrick’s Day, drink it. Start the day off right with a green smoothie. How’s that for top o’ the morning?

FOLLOW LIVE: All the inside, outside and dirt from the #Oscars |Feb 28, 2016

We will have reporters inside and outside while the Oscars are going on Sunday night in Hollywood, but that won’t stop you from joining in. Use #Oscars or #Oscars2016 on Twitter to play along with the likes of host Chris Rock, former host Ellen DeGeneres and all the rest during the movies biggest night of the year.

Upper Providence official to retire |Feb 25, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> After serving the township for 26 years, Assistant Township Manager C. Lee Milligan will retire on March 4.

Tornado Watch in effect for Philadelphia region until 11 p.m. |Feb 24, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Philadelphia region until 11 p.m.

LIVE: Are you auditioning for The Voice in Philly? Use #PhillyOpenCall to tell everybody what it’s like |Feb 19, 2016

‘The Voice’ is in Philadelphia this weekend for open tryouts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Are you there? How is it going? Use #PhillyOpenCall on Twitter to let everybody know.

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.

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.

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.

King of Prussia appearance by Def Leppard drummer coincides with concert tour schedule |Feb 11, 2016

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen famously lost his left arm after a car accident on New Year’s Eve 1984.

Royersford woman to appear in Super Bowl commercial |Feb 4, 2016

Royersford >> If you keep your eyes glued to the commercials during the Super Bowl this Sunday, you’re likely to see Tanya Young’s smiling face starring in a special one for the NFL.

Planning ahead helps retailers weather the storm |Jan 28, 2016

More than 500. That’s how many truckloads of shovels, generators and snow blowers Home Depot moved to hundreds of stores that were in the path of winter storm Jonas over the weekend. That statistic doesn’t include other winter items, like ice melt.

Survey wants Chester County businesses to vent — really |Jan 28, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County businesses are being asked to do something many don’t get the chance to do very often: vent.

Phoenixville woman wins Big Event contest sponsored by Mercury, Phoenix Item & Reporter |Jan 28, 2016

Pottstown >> Every year, hundreds of readers vie to be the winner of the annual Big Event, sponsored by The Mercury and The Phoenix Item and Reporter. The contest gives readers the chance to win a prize if they can find the correct number of Big Event logos hidden throughout the special section.

School closings, delays announced for Chester County schools on Tuesday |Jan 25, 2016

While snow clean-up continued across Chester County Monday, schools have announced closings and delays for Tuesday’s start.

Spring City United Methodist Church to close after 170 years |Jan 22, 2016

Spring City >> When its doors opened in 1845, Spring City United Methodist Church was a large, vibrant congregation of more than 800 members. For decades the church dutifully served its community.

Chester County under a winter storm warning; townships declare snow emergencies |Jan 22, 2016

Eastern Chester County is in a Blizzard Warning from 7 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held in Phoenixville |Jan 22, 2016

The 17th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Bethel Baptist Church in Phoenixville on Monday evening.

Upper Providence man draws probation for indecent exposure |Jan 21, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> An Upper Providence man will be under court supervision for several years after he admitted to exposing himself to others in his neighborhood.

Philly Home & Garden Show debuts in Oaks |Jan 21, 2016

UPPER PROVIDENCE >>Without the magnet of home improvement stars drawing crowds on Sunday, the Philly Home and Garden show still wound down its three-day stay at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in rousing fashion, with hundreds of vendors taking the spotlight.

Perkiomen Valley School District holds Martin Luther King Jr. day of service |Jan 21, 2016

Collegeville >> While many enjoyed a day off from work or school Monday, students in the Perkiomen Valley School District took the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to heart as they participated in a “day on” of service.

Two pets die in Perkiomen Township house fire; cause under investigation |Jan 21, 2016

PERKIOMEN >> Flames tore through a Perkiomen Township home Thursday morning, killing at least two pets and destroying the residence. Three people escaped the blaze without serious injury, although one resident was taken to Einstein Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and a burn on his side.

Blizzard Watch issued for Philadelphia region, New Jersey |Jan 21, 2016

Spring-Ford board debates nixing federal lunch program |Jan 21, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> While most would agree providing a healthy menu for students purchasing lunch is important, some school district officials say the strict federal regulations are “an abysmal failure” and have made it difficult to even provide a program at all.

Spring-Ford officials blame state impasse for budget woes |Jan 21, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Officials in the Spring-Ford Area School District say they’re still not sure how they intend to balance the proposed 2016-17 preliminary budget, thanks to Harrisburg’s failure to pass a budget of its own.

Preview: What do low gas prices mean for the Philadelphia region? |Jan 15, 2016

WEST NORRITON, Pa. >> It’s not exactly 1973 again, but gas prices are currently at their lowest in seven years.

Einstein Healthcare Network celebrates 150 years of compassionate care |Jan 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Einstein Healthcare Network marks its 150th anniversary in 2016 with a year of events, including an anniversary bash with a performance by legendary singer Diana Ross and hosted by award-winning stage and screen actor, Jason Alexander; a series of talks given by medical experts; a “Born at Einstein” social media campaign; a time capsule burial; and more.

No injuries reported in Limerick barn fire |Dec 30, 2015

LIMERICK >> Several fire departments responded to a barn fire amid rainy weather Tuesday.

Ferman reflects on career as Montco D.A. |Dec 30, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> As she strode confidently through her outer office during one of her last days there, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman glanced at the wall of fame that houses photos of all the county’s district attorneys.

East Coventry Township begins work on 1.4 mile trail |Dec 30, 2015

East Coventry >> Work has begun recently on a new public hiking and equestrian trail that will help connect several acres of open space in the township.

Limerick police chief to retire at end of 2016 |Dec 23, 2015

Limerick >> After nearly four decades as a police officer, Limerick Township police Chief William Albany will be stepping down from his post at the end of next year.

Upper Providence supervisors OK 2016 budget |Dec 23, 2015

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> During the last supervisors’ meeting of the year, the board approved a $25 million spending plan for 2016 and said goodbye to one of its own.

Limerick man admits to filming minors in the bathroom |Dec 23, 2015

Philadelphia >> A Limerick man is facing up to 580 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to federal child pornography charges.