In Other News

Stahley sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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 @Danclark08 on Twitter |


  • General news

    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.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    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.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • General news

    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 @ChescoCourtNews 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 @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.

    By Digital First Staff |

  • Shootings

    Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead

    LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The manhunt for suspected mass murderer Bradley Stone has ended with his apparent suicide.

    By Oscar Gamble @OGamble_TH on Twitter |

  • Crime

    Manhunt on for Pennsburg man suspected in Montgomery County shooting rampage

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY >> A Pennsburg man who authorities said went on a killing spree early Monday morning, slaying his ex-wife and five of her family members in three Montgomery County communities, remained at large as of press time Monday night after SWAT teams surrounded two residences where he was thought to be holed up and a police manhunt intensified as the day progressed.

    By Michael Goldberg @mg_thereporter on Twitter |

  • General news

    DA: Six dead, search continues for suspected gunman in connected Montgomery County shootings

    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.

    Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    From ashes of firebird vandalism, Phoenixville provides example to other communities

    Last Saturday, I woke up to a phone call at 7:30 in the morning from photographer and Phoenixville area staple Barry Taglieber.

    By Matthew D’Ippolito mdippolito@21st-century @PhxvilleNews on Twitter |

  • Movies

    Chaplin’s to host ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ short film fest

    SPRING CITY >> Chaplin’s Music Café is hosting an event that will feature short films that have a horror/thriller twist on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

    By Christine Mawhinney Lark For Digital First Media |

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