NORRISTOWN — Saying they changed the lives of their victims “forever,” a judge sent two men to prison for up to three decades for their roles in a three-county, residential burglary spree that reportedly netted the home invaders more than $1 million in stolen goods.
Five outstanding projects, their creators and a dedicated advocate, who leads, motivates, and energizes others to enhance and protect communities and the environment, were honored at the Montgomery Awards celebration sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Conservation District.
PLYMOUTH -- After discussion with the community and careful consideration over the last several months, the Plymouth Township Council on Monday cautiously moved forward with its goal to provide additional oversight of the Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy facility.
NORRISTOWN — A Whitpain Township woman broke ties with her boyfriend, admitting the couple and a North Wales man operated a gun trafficking network that prosecutors alleged profited by arming criminals.
NORRISTOWN — A former Conshohocken cop and a onetime candidate for New Hanover supervisor potentially faces time behind bars after a jury found he engaged in a pattern of intimidation and harassment against a woman with whom he was involved in an ongoing domestic dispute.
WHITPAIN — It may come as a surprise to many, but you don't need to be a generous millionaire to be a part of National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15.
More than $1 million in state grants for local projects was announced by state Sen. Maria Collett, D-12th District, as part of a statewide rollout of funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
NORRISTOWN — A “concerned citizen’s” report and a link to a maroon pickup truck played roles in a Norristown man’s undoing, leading to his arrest for allegedly robbing four Montgomery County banks.
NORRISTOWN — Over a period of seven years, a Norristown man illegally transferred or sold 18 firearms to others and now he’ll spend at least as many years in prison for those crimes.
NORRISTOWN — The food drive named after the late Patty Simons, Norristown Police Department’s first female police officer, whose passion for helping the less fortunate helped elevate the effort to a whole new level, continues for the 24th year.
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.
NORRISTOWN -- Join the Historical Society of Montgomery County (HSMC) for its next presentation in our Making History Greater Series when Michael Shaw presents The History of King of Prussia Mall.
NORRISTOWN — For more than 5½ hours Monday the planet Mercury's tiny black silhouette could be seen crossing the face of the sun, and photographer Harry Orlind captured the event from the Norristown Farm Park.
NORRISTOWN — The next stop is prison for a Philadelphia man after a traffic stop in Lower Merion uncovered he was in possession of bundles of heroin, many of them stamped “So Fly.”
NORRISTOWN — A jury convicted a Philadelphia man of robbing three businesses in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships while armed with a box cutter or handgun and wearing a skull mask.
ABINGTON — Military officers, residents, township and other elected officials gathered Sunday for the unveiling and dedication of the Abington Township War Memorial Park on Old York Road.
VALLEY FORGE — In the opinion of Steven Sims, there is "no better backdrop to celebrate Veterans Day than at Valley Forge National Park. It's where the spirit of the American military was born."
NORRISTOWN — The victim of Saturday night's shooting is expected to recover from his injuries and the investigation is still active, according to Norristown Police Department.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites is now accepting applications to participate in a one day controlled antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Jan. 15, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LOWER MORELAND -- The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust placed 20.6 acres under a conservation easement in Lower Moreland Township on November 7. The local land trust partnered with the Sullivan Family to permanently protect property at 1170 Country Lane from development. This easement is the second such addition to the Trust this year and raises the total amount of land they conserve to 852 acres, all of which protects four linear miles of the Pennypack Creek.
TOWAMENCIN -- A three-month saga for a Chalfont family ended with a happy reunion Friday night when one of two dogs that had gone missing three months ago was found by a Valley Forge Road resident and reunited with its owner.
EAST WHITELAND — Tech360 continues to grow in its appeal. The annual event, held Nov. 6 at Penn State Great Valley, attracted more than 175 business professionals — the most since the event’s inception in 2013.
Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with 793,000 veterans as of 2018, according to information from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
TRAPPE — The Audubon Symphony Orchestra, an amateur ensemble based in Trappe, PA, will offer free holiday concerts in Trappe and King-of-Prussia this December.
LANSDALE — As over 100 veterans walked back across Lansdale Avenue into Mater Dei Catholic School from the nearby parish cemetery, they received a special welcome back, literally and figuratively.
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Attorney's office has announced charges against four Philadelphia men for burglarizing dozens of pharmacies including sites in Hatboro and Springfield Township.
There are lots of discounts and freebies this year for former and active military members. With ID, local restaurants and businesses are offering these specials.
Telford Borough approved its 2020 budget at the Nov. 4 borough council meeting with a very slight increase in taxes. The millage rate will be 6.74 mills, which is a 0.1 percent increase millage increase from last year.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Township is calling all area veterans. The township’s parks and recreation department has set Nov. 13 as the date for its second annual Veterans Day Celebration and the goal is to recognize as many veterans as possible.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — While most of our beloved furry companions are ecstatic to receive a simple tummy rub and a few scraps from supper, it's no secret that the 200 breeds that will descend on the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks for the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show on Nov. 16 and 17, are aiming for bigger rewards than that.
UPPER PROVIDENCE — It's not every day that Pope John Paul II High School gets to honor such an esteemed veteran from its alumni legacy.
NORRISTOWN — In an unprecedented action, the Montgomery County District Attorney has filed a civil complaint in the Court of Common Pleas against vaping industry giant JUUL Inc.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Democrats retained their control of county government during Tuesday’s elections, maintaining their majority on the commissioners’ board and sweeping nine row office posts.
NORRISTOWN — Three lawyers on the Democratic ballot easily defeated three GOP candidates for three seats up for grabs on the Montgomery County bench and will be sworn-in come January.
HARRISBURG — Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported that Tuesday’s municipal election saw no widespread problems as 67 percent of Pennsylvania’s counties deployed new voting systems.
Today promises to be an historic Election Day, no matter who wins and loses. Let everybody know what it looks like in your neck of the woods by using #montcovote, #chescovote or #berksvote on Twitter.
UPPER DUBLIN — A group of African-American parents in the Upper Dublin School District has reached a settlement with the district regarding a complaint filed four years ago alleging discrimination against black students through academic tracking and disciplinary practices.