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NORRISTOWN — Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) motorists will encounter periodic, flagger-controlled lane closures in either direction between Main Street and Elm Street in Norristown on Monday, January 20, through Friday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for installation of temporary traffic signal poles and wires under a project to reconstruct and improve the highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

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When Montgomery County Community College Computer Science instructor and part-time filmmaker Jill Frechie first visited the Kensington section of Philadelphia in 2018 for a film assignment, she could not believe the extensive opioid epidemic that exists.

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NORRISTOWN — A jury has been seated for the trial of a Philadelphia man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and driving over her with his vehicle, crushing her to death, during what prosecutors called a “disturbing” killing that was recorded by surveillance videotape.

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NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man will be behind bars for at least three decades for robbing multiple businesses in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships while armed with a box cutter or handgun.

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CHESTER SPRINGS — In celebration of preserving the sustainable gift of growing and National Seed Swap Day, the West Vincent Township Sustainability Committee and the Chester County Environmental Agricultural Coalition are hosting a seed swapping event.

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In the first five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged, according to Pennsylvania court officials.

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NORRISTOWN -- The Wolf Administration announced that work will begin on Monday, Jan. 13, on a project to reconstruct and improve Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) and its intersections between Main Street and Elm Street in Norristown, Montgomery County.

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BLUE BELL — Montgomery County Community College has received more than $46,000 to help combat the opioid crisis locally, according to Gifty Key, a professor and coordinator of the school’s public health program.

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NORRISTOWN — Saying he “terrorized” the Cheltenham community when he shot and injured five people during “an active shooter situation” inside a crowded Walmart, a judge sent a Philadelphia man to prison for more than two decades.

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Twenty years ago, pastry pushed her sluggish scholastic efforts to scholarship-worthy heights. Back then, Colleen Yaeger Kriebel remembers herself as a largely-indifferent student at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School until she enrolled in the culinary program at Central Montco Technical High School and discovered she was a wiz at pie-making.

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State Rep. Joe Ciresi made official Wednesday what many of his supporters already knew, that he will seek a second term representing the 146th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Dr. Richard Ira Mintz, 69, of Dresher, Montgomery County, was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and fined $100,000 by United States District Court Judge Michael Baylson for illegally distributing controlled substances.

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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NORRISTOWN — Prosecutors intend to rely on a so-called “Second Strike” law to seek up to six decades in prison against a Philadelphia man convicted of robbing multiple businesses in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships while armed with a box cutter or handgun.

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NORRISTOWN — A West Norriton man in jail awaiting trial for the alleged sexual assault of a woman at gunpoint in Norristown Farm Park has turned to a Montgomery County judge with a request to reduce his $1 million bail previously set by a district court judge.