RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:05:48 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Police: Housecleaner cleaned Lower Salford house out of jewelry, including precious family heirlooms]]> SKIPPACK >> A 29-year-old housecleaner from Schwenksville turned himself in to authorities Monday after police charged him with cleaning a Lower Salford home out of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry -- including precious family heirlooms that have yet to be recovered -- during a two-month period and selling the stolen items at a Norristown pawn shop.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:21:25 -0400 2015-03-13T15:21:25-04:00 2015-03-13T15:21:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Upper Providence supervisors to stream township meetings online]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> The township will soon join three local municipalities who provide video-recorded meetings for public access.

At the March 3 supervisors' meeting, Information Technology Director Norman Wallace presented an updated proposal to install upgraded audio/visual equipment in the Township Hall.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:18:58 -0400 2015-03-13T15:18:58-04:00 2015-03-13T15:18:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Probation for 2 charged in ruckus at Spring City nightclub]]> WEST CHESTER >> Two Delaware County men who drunkenly terrorized a Spring City gentleman's club, insulting dancers and staff and falsely claiming to be police officers, were given probation Monday as well as a stern warning from the judge who sentenced them.

"Don't mess up," Common Pleas Judge Patrick Carmody said in accepting the guilty plea of defendant Jonathan T.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:18:54 -0400 2015-03-13T15:18:54-04:00 2015-03-13T15:18:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Court records: Man arrested for placing cameras in bathroom of Limerick home]]> LIMERICK >> Police have arrested a Royersford man after they were informed that he had allegedly been placing cameras in a home to spy on several people.

Kevin Rebbie, 56, of Royersford has been charged after police were told that he had been placing small cameras in the bathroom of a home in Limerick to record victims in various stages of undress, according to court documents.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:18:45 -0400 2015-03-13T15:18:45-04:00 2015-03-13T15:18:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Oaks is couple's second franchise location]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is the latest bud to sprout on the site of a former nursery, now seriously beginning to flourish as Oaks Shopping Center.

Owners Gerry and Cate Ruffenach were drawn to the neo-strip mall as a prime spot for their second H&S franchise, even though the area is a bit geographically challenging for them.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:18:34 -0400 2015-03-13T15:18:34-04:00 2015-03-13T15:18:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Extra inspection ordered at Limerick nuclear plant due to security problem]]> LIMERICK >> Exelon's Limerick Generating Station will receive at least one additional inspection from the government this year because of a security problem experienced there last year.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:17:49 -0400 2015-03-13T15:17:49-04:00 2015-03-13T15:17:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Chief financial officer: Montgomery County ended 2014 with a surplus]]> NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County ended 2014 with a budget surplus of more than $1 million, marking its second year in a row with a surplus.

Uri Monson, the county's chief financial officer, announced the surplus during Friday's commissioners' meeting while presenting the report for the fourth financial quarter of 2014.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:16:16 -0400 2015-03-13T15:16:16-04:00 2015-03-13T15:16:16-04:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Phoenixville Borough Council targets crime on Bridge Street]]> PHOENIXVILLE >> After a recent increase in crime along Bridge Street, borough officials, residents and business owners say they've had enough and are searching for solutions.

During Tuesday night's borough council meeting, Councilman Michael Kuznar added his voice to the growing number of people concerned about the borough's safety.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:15:09 -0400 2015-03-13T15:15:09-04:00 2015-03-13T15:15:09-04:00
<![CDATA['Runner' admits to role in Pottstown-based heroin ring]]> NORRISTOWN >> A man described as "a runner" for a heroin ring that once operated out of the Bright Hope Community in Pottstown has admitted to his role in the organization.

Johnathan Jackson, 24, of Lower Providence, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin and conspiracy to deliver heroin in connection with incidents that occurred in Pottstown.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:26:00 -0400 2015-03-12T23:26:00-04:00 2015-03-12T23:26:00-04:00
<![CDATA[World Meeting of Families establishes committees for Pope visit]]> 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.

"This is exciting for Philadelphia and for Delaware County," Civera said in a prepared statement.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:24:32 -0400 2015-03-12T23:24:32-04:00 2015-03-12T23:24:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Police arrest Limerick man for possession of child pornography]]> LIMERICK >> The Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crime Unit investigated an incident that culminated in the arrest of a Limerick man on Wednesday.

Richard Hauk III, 25, of Limerick was arrested Wednesday after police discovered that he was in possession of child pornography, according to police.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:58:40 -0400 2015-03-12T16:58:40-04:00 2015-03-12T16:58:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Trainers lift up more than weights with mentorship program]]> ROYERSFORD >> On the outside, Maxout Strength Studio looks like any other fitness facility, but students who walk through the doors become stronger -- both physically and mentally.

At the end of last year, the studio officially launched the Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP) which is designed to help teens and young adults strengthen their mind, body and soul.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:37:18 -0400 2015-03-12T16:37:18-04:00 2015-03-12T16:37:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Missing Royersford woman found safe in Philadelphia]]> UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Upper Providence police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Deirdre Magolon has been found safe in Philadelphia.

Upper Providence Police Detective Sgt. Bechtel said Monday that the department had been receiving tips on the missing 20-year-old woman since the story hit the media.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:02:43 -0400 2015-03-12T16:02:43-04:00 2015-03-12T16:02:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Montco sheriff rounds up DUI suspects in morning raid]]> NORRISTOWN >> Continuing their effort to crack down on drunken drivers who skip scheduled court appearances or violate their sentences, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department went knocking on doors early Tuesday.

"It's our job to bring them in and get them before a judge. Unless they want to see a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy knocking on their door…they should get in here and fulfill their obligations…or else we're going to come for them," said county Sheriff Russell Bono as he outlined the results of the warrants division's latest so-called "DUI Raid.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:55:41 -0400 2015-03-12T15:55:41-04:00 2015-03-12T15:55:41-04:00 TOUT TOUT
<![CDATA[PVMS West to perform 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown']]> ZIEGLERVILLE >> Perkiomen Valley Middle School West will present the musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," from March 13 to 15 in the school auditorium.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Director Krista Yerkes at (484) 977-7210, or at the door prior to performances.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:41:34 -0400 2015-03-12T15:41:34-04:00 2015-03-12T15:41:34-04:00