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Phoenixville council OKs affordable units |Mar 21, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> A controversial housing project aimed at helping those less fortunate is moving forward after officials gave it the rubber stamp.

FILM TALK: Allentown-born Amanda Seyfried talks finding love on set, expecting her first child |Mar 17, 2017

Allentown native Amanda Seyfried came away from “The Last Word” with more than a starring role in a crowd-pleasing comedy. She also found a fiancé.

FROM THE GROUND UP: Does beer belong in the garden? |Mar 17, 2017

I didn’t even know that such a thing as “leftover beer” existed or that it might be considered a dilemma. So I was surprised at a recent family gathering when the talk turned to the topic of excess brew and what to do with it.

Wawa announces hiring spree |Mar 17, 2017

Wawa hopes you “gottahavvawawa” – paycheck.

Montgomery County DA, police announce creation of website for victims to find stolen jewelry |Mar 17, 2017

Victims from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are being asked to search a website for stolen jewelry, coins and precious metals – all evidence recovered as a result of arrests from a burglary ring.

Phoenixville swears in new police chief, two officers |Mar 20, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> It was a changing of the guard for the Phoenixville Police Department as a leader officially took the helm and it added to new officers.

Chester County home sales take a dip |Mar 21, 2017

Home sales in Chester County saw declines in February in both the numbers sold and their selling prices, a report released Friday found.

Perkiomen thief says ‘he doesn’t think straight when he needs drugs’ |Mar 17, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Perkiomen man who told authorities “he doesn’t think straight when he needs drugs,” is headed to state prison for breaking into vehicles to steal items to support his drug habit.

Sailor from Downingtown participated in NASA’s SnowEx |Mar 20, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS >> Lt. Kyle Smith, a sailor from Dowingtown, recently participated in NASA’s ground and airborne snow mission exercise to investigate snow and water availability.

$11 million awarded in verdict against Devereux |Mar 21, 2017

A Common Pleas Court jury’s verdict last week in Philadelphia against the Devereux Foundation could reverberate in the matter surrounding the home invasion case involving an East Brandywine woman.

Police in Chester County investigate identity theft, discover skimming device at gas station |Mar 21, 2017

CALN >> While filling your gas tank can cost you a lot, so can a skimming device, which was discovered on a gas pump at one gas station in the township.

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown wants you to vote to name their jaguar cubs |Mar 20, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Elmwood Park Zoo has narrowed down the name suggestions for their recently-born jaguar cubs, and now it’s your turn to vote for the top contenders.

Phoenixville teacher surprised with teaching award by Eagles’ Brian Westbrook |Mar 22, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Dedication and hard work are two things to be admired, especially when it comes to education.

Chimney fire severely damages home in Upper Frederick |Mar 17, 2017

UPPER FREDERICK >> Firefighters responded to a large fire early Thursday morning that severely damaged a home.

PHOTOS: Crowds line up for free water ice at Rita’s on first day of spring |Mar 21, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> Crowds lined up at Rita’s Italian Ice, 411 Schuylkill Rd., for a refreshing — and free — first day of spring treat. Getting a free water ice on the first day of spring from Rita’s has become a tradition for many area families.

Upper Providence man jailed for indecent assault of underage girl |Mar 20, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> An Upper Providence man has state prison time and more than two decades of court supervision in his future for having indecent contact with a girl who was under the age of 13.

Costello says some cuts “unacceptable” |Mar 20, 2017

One of Chester County’s three congressmen is speaking out against some of the proposed cuts in national spending suggested by the Trump administration’s $1.15 trillion budget.

Montgomery County moves forward on $281M campus project |Mar 20, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> An estimated $281 million county campus redevelopment project over a decade in the making is moving forward.

Boyertown student sues school district over same-sex locker room |Mar 22, 2017

BOYERTOWN >> A high school student and his parents have sued the Boyertown Area School District claiming the district’s new transgender policy violated his right to privacy.

Chesco DA, DEA chief named to head Regional Drug Strike Force |Mar 22, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named chairman of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program’s Executive Board. Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Philadelphia Division, has been named vice chairman of HIDTA.

Pottstown woman admits embezzling $1M from furniture business |Mar 22, 2017

Philadelphia >> A Pottstown woman faces over four decades in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling her company, the United States Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Spring-Ford officials squabble over expansion price ahead of town hall |Mar 22, 2017

ROYERSFORD >> Just days before they’re set to hold a town hall meeting to discuss the proposed $10 million high school expansion project, Spring-Ford Area School Board members were still squabbling over the estimated price tag.

Soup’s on! Celebrate spring with five fresh recipes |Mar 22, 2017

After a warm February and snowy March, it’s officially spring ­­‑ a time when chefs eagerly await tendrils, shoots and other tempting ingredients for seasonal soups.

Area GOP Reps voting to roll back restrictions aiming to keep guns out of hands of the mentally ill |Mar 22, 2017

WASHINGTON >> A rule adopted by the Obama administration last year aimed at restricting gun purchases by veterans deemed to be mentally incompetent to manage their benefits took an important step toward being rolled back last week with the help of votes from three area Republican Congressmen.

In taped testimony East Norriton man, now deceased, tells jury neighbor assaulted him |Mar 22, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> Three weeks before he died, a 96-year-old East Norriton man provided sworn testimony that his neighbor assaulted him on the driveway of his home as he went outside to retrieve his morning newspaper.

Snow may fizzle, but economic costs are high |Mar 22, 2017

If April showers bring May flowers, what do March snowstorms bring?