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NORRISTOWN - Senior Philadelphia Judge John Braxton has been appointed to preside over the attorney general's case against the former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party, according to online court documents.

Braxton is a retired judge who worked on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas until he retired in 1995.

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:25:55 -0400 2014-08-05T12:25:55-04:00 2014-08-05T12:26:00-04:00
<![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[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[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