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, 28 Jul 2014 10:25:18 -0400 60 <![CDATA[West Nile virus detected in Chesco and Montco]]> West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito samples collected in both Chester and Montgomery county this year.

According to the West Nile Virus Control Program website, run by Pennsylvania, Chester County has had four mosquito samples test positive and Montgomery County has had two.

No human cases of West Nile virus have yet been reported for 2014.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:34:48 -0400 2014-07-18T13:34:48-04:00 2014-07-18T13:34:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Debt forces college grads to move back home]]> Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his bachelor's degree collects dust. It's the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

"I'm kind of in the in-between mode," he said.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:15:00 -0400 2014-07-16T14:06:21-04:00 2014-07-16T14:06:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Meter tamperer generates probation for defrauding PECO of $346k]]>

NORRISTOWN - A Philadelphia man who tampered with utility meters to reduce some account holders' monthly PECO electrical bills, to the tune of nearly $350,000, has generated some court supervision in connection with the five-county theft scheme.

Marcelino Cuadra Jr., 47, of Aramingo Avenue, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to seven years' probation after he pleaded guilty to charges of corrupt organizations, theft of services and conspiracy to commit theft of services in connection with the meter tampering incidents that occurred in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties between December 2009 and October 2012.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:59:22 -0400 2014-07-14T13:59:22-04:00 2014-07-14T13:59:28-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Great Race makes pit stop in Valley Forge]]> UPPER MERION - Over 100 classic and antique vehicles are currently taking part in the 2014 Great Race from Maine to Florida. It is the race's 31st year.

The oldest of those cars, a 1915 Hudson 6-40 from Newtown, Conn., along with the others, rolled to a stop Monday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Upper Merion for an overnight pit stop on their trip.

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:17:45 -0400 2014-06-25T14:17:45-04:00 2014-06-25T14:17:56-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Former Collegeville man found guilty of murder in 2011 AK-47 shooting]]>

NORRISTOWN - A jury of six men and six women deliberated until 9:30 p.m. Friday before finding that Max Stine committed first-degree murder when he opened fire with an AK-47 in Haws Alley in Norristown on July 11, 2011.

Stine, 24, formerly of Collegeville, was also found guilty of aggravated assault, three counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of possession of a weapon with criminal intent.

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:03:36 -0400 2014-06-16T11:03:36-04:00 2014-06-16T11:03:39-04:00