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NORRISTOWN — State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, announced Friday that Laborers' International Union Local 135 at 740 Sandy St. will receive a $1.5 million grant for the construction of a new union hall and community meeting room through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

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MANAYUNK — Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams has announced street improvement work in the Manayunk area will begin Wednesday night, Sept. 19, weather permitting.

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ROXBOROUGH — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, will host a free Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 during the Roxborough Hospital Good Neighbor Day being held at the hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave.

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WEST OAK LANE — Just meeting Patrice Cathy Santos, of West Oak Lane, one may make some in accurate presumptions. One may think she has spent her life working as a white-collar professional and that she may now be a Latina-American woman culminating her career.

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UPPER SALFORD — The legal battle to determine whether Verizon Wireless is allowed to build a 105-foot-tall cellular tower on the firehouse grounds isn't over yet. 

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BEDMINSTER — The police department is getting new-generation body cameras to replace the ones currently used and adding in-car cameras. 

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WEST OAK LANE — A school haircut is just one additional expense parents are forced to add to their back-to-school lists. Since the cost of bookbags, school supplies and school uniforms increases each year, many struggle to find those last dollars to get their child’s hair shaped up.

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JENKINTOWN — The man accused of shooting five people at the Walmart in Cheltenham last month waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Christopher Cerski Sept. 14 “in order to spare the victims and families of reliving all the details,” his attorney, Abigail Leeds, said afterward.

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SELLERSVILLE — A 15-year-old boy was taken by medical hospital to Lehigh Valley Hospital with serious injuries after having been hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Diamond Street and Township Road in Sellersville about 4:39 p.m. Sept. 13, Perkasie Borough Police Department posted on its…

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SOUDERTON — Now in its sixth year, the Souderton Art Jam keeps getting bigger and better each year, according to John Taylor, a Souderton-Telford Main Streets board member.

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With multitude of cooking and baking shows, recipes handed down from generations to ones found on the internet, along with the various meal plans and menu choices, some residents and staff at Kendal-Crosslands Communities, a Life Plan Community located in Kennett Square, discuss their thoughts about culinary trends and delights. 

WARRANTS >> Two Lansdale men were taken into custody on outstanding warrants after one attempted to take two pizzas from Giant food store, 1760 DeKalb Pike, at 8:57 p.m. Sept. 7, police said. David W. Allen Jr., 57, of the unit block of Edgemont Avenue, was turned over to Philadelphia …

THEFT FROM VEHICLE >> A bag containing about $25 worth of quarters was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 400 block of Brookside Avenue the evening of Sept. 4, police said. The victim’s dog started barking around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and may have scar…

SOLICITORS >> Amanda Randazzo, 28, of Plainsboro, N.J., and Benjamin Kotchi, 24, of Fairless Hills, Pa., were cited for soliciting in the township without a permit after being stopped by an officer at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 who observed them going door-to-door on Laurel Lane, Wyndmoor, police …

AUTO RECOVERED >> A 2017 Chevy Impala stolen out of Philadelphia Aug. 20 was recovered Sept. 4 in the 300 block of Brookdale Court, police said. The vehicle was discovered when a resident reported an abandoned vehicle had been sitting in the same place for two weeks, police said.

DUI, MARIJUANA — Robert Bruce Kerr, 37, of Phoenixville, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped for a motor vehicle violation about 10:18 p.m. Aug. 25 in West Rockhill, Pennridge Regional Police Departmen…

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NORTH WALES — As the search for the next full time North Wales police chief continues, council has put in place a new test for all new hires, while squaring away police pension costs for 2019.

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LOWER PROVIDENCE — The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has declined to prosecute either person involved in a shooting in the 100 block of Hollywood Avenue after an investigation revealed that the victim entered the shooter's house unannounced and uninvited through an unlocked rear door. 

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EAST FALLS >> NewCourtland LIFE has received a $750,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to help build the LIFE center for seniors, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, announced.

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NORRISTOWN — Investigators are looking into what caused a fire to break out in a duplex in the 800 block of Swede Street across from Gotwals Elementary School Tuesday evening.

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NORRISTOWN — Prosecutors informed a judge they will use a so-called “three strike” law to seek “a life sentence without parole” for a Norristown man who supplied the gun to and was the getaway driver for another man during the gunshot slaying of a 16-year-old Pottstown boy.

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UPPER GWYNEDD — A male and female were found deceased in a vehicle on Kerwick Court on Tuesday afternoon in Upper Gwynedd. The male driver was in possession of a handgun. The female passenger was a resident of Kerwick Court. The homicide appears to be domestic related, and there is no immediate public safety concern.