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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:51:56 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Investing in Pre-K will help reduce crime]]> To the editor:

The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention - a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts.

What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention?

Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation's state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration and productive citizenship.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:48:56 -0400 2014-07-31T23:48:56-04:00 2014-07-31T23:49:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Burglars caught making brownies in Perkiomen Twp. home]]> PERKIOMEN TWP. - Two 17-year-old male juveniles were apprehended within a residence they had broken into after they stopped to bake brownies, police said.

The two began baking the brownies, which contained a controlled substance, when they were caught in the home in the 100 block of Lincoln Road around 10 p.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:33:17 -0400 2014-07-31T22:33:17-04:00 2014-07-31T22:33:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Phoenixville man kicks woman out of truck]]>

PHOENIXVILLE - A Phoenixville man who allegedly kicked a woman out of his pickup truck outside the Pickering Creek Inn on July 18 faces DUI and assault charges.

Mark Turner, 49, of the 200 block of Hall Street, was in a maroon Ford F-150 with the victim in the parking lot of the Pickering Creek Inn on July 18 at 1:40 a.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:32:42 -0400 2014-07-31T22:32:42-04:00 2014-07-31T22:32:46-04:00
<![CDATA[2 charged with breaking into vehicles in Mont Clare]]>

UPPER PROVIDENCE - A township resident is credited with helping police locate two alleged car thieves.

James Moonan, who lives in the 200 block of Jacobs Street in the Mont Clare section, sighted two men entering cars on the street near his residence around 12:11 a.m. July 24, according to court documents.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:17:34 -0400 2014-07-31T22:17:34-04:00 2014-07-31T22:17:38-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Soldier welcomed home in Limerick]]> US Army PFC Jake Spear received a grand homecoming after his deployment overseas recently. Warriors Watch Riders, Hogs and Heroes Foundation and A Hero's Welcome led the way as they escorted him from the Philadelphia Airport to his home in Limerick. Lazer Limo provided a free ride home for Spear.

For more photos and photo galleries, visit <![CDATA[Facetime Theatre presents 'Tarzan the Stage Musical']]> Facetime Theatre's Summer Stage II program will be the first in the area to present "Tarzan the Stage Musical" on Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. in the beautiful Lenfest Theatre in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at Ursinus College. Tarzan the Stage Musical is based on Disney's epic animated film and Edgar Rice Burrough's story, "Tarzan of the Apes.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:01:19 -0400 2014-07-31T15:01:19-04:00 2014-07-31T15:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Trappe Ambulance purchases twin van-style ambulances]]> Trappe Fire Co. No. 1 and Ambulance is pleased to announce the arrival of twins.

The organization welcomed a pair of 2013 Marque Squad 2 Type-II van-style twin ambulances in March for its Phoenixville Division, located at Phoenix Hose Co., 170 Church St., Phoenixville.

"A big factor for us to purchase van-style ambulances [rather than box-style ambulances] was the big cost savings," stated Renee Sullivan, community outreach coordinator for Trappe Ambulance.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:32:50 -0400 2014-07-31T14:32:50-04:00 2014-07-31T14:32:54-04:00
<![CDATA[NRC mum about security problem at Limerick nuclear plant]]>

LIMERICK - The federal government has identified a security problem at Exelon's Limerick Generating Station but because it's a security matter, officials can't say what it is.

According to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission letter issued Tuesday to Exelon, the problem or problems were <![CDATA[Participants in Main Line pot peddling ring admit guilt]]>

NORRISTOWN - With their clean-cut, fresh-scrubbed appearances, conservative haircuts and attire that included blue blazers, ties and fashionable skirts, members of the so-called "Main Line Take Over Project" stood out in the court of law where they answered to charges they were part of a pot peddling ring.

]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:38:29 -0400 2014-07-31T12:38:29-04:00 2014-07-31T12:38:41-04:00 TOUT MEDIACENTER <![CDATA[Accused Skippack killer hints at diminished capacity defense]]>

NORRISTOWN - A Skippack teenager accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend will head to trial in September and through his lawyer hinted in court he is exploring a potential "diminished capacity" defense.

Tristan Brian Stahley, who recently turned 18, appeared in Montgomery County Court on Thursday for a case status hearing before Judge William R.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:55 -0400 2014-07-31T12:36:55-04:00 2014-07-31T12:37:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Meadow Brook golf tourney on tap]]> By Barry Sankey


PHOENIXVILLE - The Meadow Brook Invitational Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10.

A mixture of local players as well as some of the top players from the Philadelphia area will compete in a 36-hole stroke play tourney.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:57 -0400 2014-07-30T12:47:57-04:00 2014-07-31T12:56:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Bella Napoli captures VFCC men's basketball title]]>

CHARLESTOWN - Bella Napoli outscored Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, 55-38, in the second half to post a 97-84 victory to capture the 2014 Valley Forge Christian College Men's Summer Basketball League championship July 29 at The Pit gymnasium.

Bella Napoli trailed at halftime, 46-42, but turned up the intensity during the second half to take the victory and the playoff title.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:12 -0400 2014-07-30T15:06:12-04:00 2014-07-31T11:11:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Art & Antiques with Dr. Lori: Losing money at your yard sale]]> When it comes to learning how to spot a treasure, the first thing you have to learn is where to look.

My real gift comes from my years of experience in museums and universities, knowing how to identify and spot the real valuable stuff. In my experience, the most common places where valuable antique treasures are hiding are at yard sales and inside people's homes.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:31:34 -0400 2014-07-30T11:31:34-04:00 2014-07-30T11:31:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: You, Me and Fireflies]]> "There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle."

Albert Einstein

I have always been fascinated by fireflies. I remember running through the yard as a child trying to catch them. Since they fly rather slowly and broadcast where they are by their intermittent light, the task was not too difficult, even for little hands.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:03 -0400 2014-07-30T11:20:03-04:00 2014-07-30T11:20:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Area eighth graders graduate from Devon Prep]]> Twenty-eight Devon Prep Eighth Graders "moved up" recently during the Eighth Grade Advancement Ceremony held in the school's athletic facility. Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended the ceremony which began with a Mass concelebrated by Devon Prep Headmaster Rev. James J. Shea, Sch.P.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:56:05 -0400 2014-07-30T10:56:05-04:00 2014-07-30T10:56:11-04:00