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Stahley sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

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Montgomery County commissioners pass 2015 budget with no tax-hike

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million budget for 2015 Thursday that does not increase county taxes. ...

By Dan Clark dclark@21st-centurymedia.com @Danclark08 on Twitter |

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    Ex-boxer ‘The Gladiator’ admits to scuffle with Lower Providence police

    NORRISTOWN >> A professional boxer who appeared in arenas as “The Gladiator” stood in a legal arena on Tuesday addressing charges he used his skills out of the ring during a scuffle with Lower Providence police.

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    Kagel named head of Chester County emergency services

    WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Commissioners on Monday named a protege of the late director of the Department of Emergency Services, Ed Atkins, to succeed his mentor.

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    Lower Frederick man convicted of possessing child porn

    NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Frederick man potentially faces jail time after he was convicted of possessing child pornography on his home computer.

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    No public comments on proposed $371M Montgomery County budget

    NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County commissioners set two different times on Thursday for the public to make comments about the proposed 2015 budget, and no one came.

    By Dan Clark dclark@21st-centurymedia.com @Danclark08 on Twitter |

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    No tax hike in 2015 Chester County budget

    WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Commissioners on Monday approved a $522 million 2015 budget that decreases overall spending and keeps property tax rates the same, while still providing what the commissioners said was a high quality of government services to residents, from courts to parks and in between.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-century media.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    ‘Fun-loving, kind-hearted’ girl recalled through tears by emotional family and friends

    NORRISTOWN >> A grieving Jennifer Siller will never forget the final moments she shared with her teenage daughter, Julianne.

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    Democratic leaders balk at Kichline’s appointment

    WEST CHESTER >> Chester County Democratic leaders are taking issue with the recent appointment of Michelle Kichline as county commissioner, calling it a contradiction and requesting she step aside when the term ends.

    By Kristina Scala kscala@21st-centurymedia.com @Scala_Kris on Twitter |

  • Government and politics

    Kichline sworn in as new Chester County commissioner

    WEST CHESTER >> When you are an office holder in a place as old as Chester County (332 years and counting), the numbers pile up, as Michelle Haris Kichline’s swearing in as the new Republican county commissioner on Tuesday demonstrates.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-centurymedia.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Government and politics

    Congress: Gerlach last-ditch effort to pass conservation tax break falls short

    WASHINGTON >> Despite winning a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, the last-ditch effort by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to make permanent a federal tax break for donating land for conservation fell just 13 votes shy of passage Thursday.

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