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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:52:26 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Finalist in Super Bowl ad competition from Lansdale]]> LANSDALE >> A Lansdale native is among the finalists vying for a spot among this year's Super Bowl commercials.

Genevieve Younce Zabielski and her husband, Scott Zabielski, had their commercial, "Middle Seat," selected as one of 10 finalists in the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" competition this month.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:22:24 -0500 2015-01-29T11:22:24-05:00 2015-01-29T11:22:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Auto Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center]]> EAST NORRITON >> Is your "next" a torqued-up, tire-melting icon of speed and style, a granola-crunching power train, or a hard-working, two-ton pickup truck?

If your next dream machine isn't waiting for your blessing at the Philadelphia Auto Show -- which runs Jan. 31 through Feb. 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center -- well, they just haven't made it yet.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:38:25 -0500 2015-01-29T10:38:25-05:00 2015-01-29T10:38:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Wawa offering customers rewards through new app]]> DELAWARE COUNTY >> Want a way to get something for free at Wawa?

Check out the company's new mobile app and corresponding rewards program.

Since the summer, Wawa has been piloting a new app, which is now available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for Android phones.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-01-23T02:00:00-05:00 2015-01-28T11:44:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Norristown school board to vote on switch to PAC10]]> NORRISTOWN >> In an effort to keep the public abreast of the Norristown Area School District's potential move to the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC) from the Suburban One League (SOL), representatives from the PAC attended Tuesday night's work session for a question and answer with the school board.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:13:23 -0500 2015-01-21T11:13:23-05:00 2015-01-21T11:13:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Afternoon storm on Wednesday looks to make a messy commute]]> WEST CHESTER >> For those of you who don't know - or don't care - Alberta is a western province of Canada. And a "clipper" is a quick moving winter storm. Put the two together and you have a messy Wednesday commute around here.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meterologist Alex Sosnowski, the second of a couple of Alberta Clipper storms on Wednesday will drop snow on the Philadelphia area as well as northern Maryland, northern Delaware, and southern New Jersey.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:57:28 -0500 2015-01-21T10:57:28-05:00 2015-01-21T10:57:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Federal charges filed for string of bank robberies last year]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Two people were indicted on federal charges this week in connection to a string of bank robberies late last year in Chester and Montgomery counties, according to the United States Attorney's Office.

Christian (also known as Christopher) Thomas LeBlanc, 40, and Elizabeth Lynn Kenneally, 25, were arrested at a Delaware motel last November while they were allegedly hiding out after a string of bank robberies in the West Chester area.

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:03:22 -0500 2015-01-16T12:03:22-05:00 2015-01-16T12:03:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Economy should continue to improve in '15, but dangers persist]]> Many observers are optimistic 2015 will be a good year for the economy, but some are far more optimistic than others.

"I'm about as optimistic a person as there is out there," said Joel L. Naroff, president and chief economist of Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pa. "I'm at the top of most polls.

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:03:25 -0500 2015-01-15T17:03:25-05:00 2015-01-15T17:03:25-05:00
<![CDATA[10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback scheme]]> BRIDGEPORT >> Corruption charges were filed against two PennDOT administrators and eight former inspectors accused of bilking Pennsylvania taxpayers out of more than $1 million by defrauding the department's Highway Occupancy Program), which oversees permits and inspections for roadwork on the commonwealth's interstates, U.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:35:22 -0500 2014-12-19T10:35:22-05:00 2014-12-19T10:35:24-05:00
<![CDATA[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.

In a press conference at the Lower Salford Police Department around 2:30 p.m., Ferman announced authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, in connection with six deaths and the serious wounding of another person at three locations across Montgomery County this morning.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:11:24 -0500 2014-12-15T11:11:24-05:00 2014-12-16T00:28:21-05:00 SCRIBBLE