NORRISTOWN — Authorities dismantled a gun trafficking network operating in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties, alleging nine adults and five juveniles, including some from Norristown and Cheltenham, illegally obtained and sold 44 firearms using a straw purchase scheme.
A pair of leaking roofs. A 50-year-old boiler. An electrical system so outdated that parts must be rebuilt. Closets converted to cramped workspaces. Asbestos in portions of the building.
CONSHOHOCKEN -- Last December, Hispanic Heritage Association of Southeastern PA’s colorful Parrandera parade added joy to Conshohocken’s Christmas season. Six months before, HHA sponsored the appearance of Los Bomberos de La Calle drummers and dancers and Pedro Villasenor-Mariachi Group at the borough’s annual Arts Festival and Car Show.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was honored to welcome Rabbi Glenn Ettman of Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill as its new chaplain during a special outdoor ceremony at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man will stand trial in Montgomery County Court on charges he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend during an encounter at the Meadowbrook Train Station in Abington.
EAGLEVILLE — Although the COVID-19 pandemic still holds a strong presence, the area's positivity rate fell below 3 percent, according to Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairwoman Dr. Val Arkoosh.
NORRISTOWN — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the region, forcing governments and businesses to change their routines, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has devised an innovative way to conduct its next sheriff’s sale.
NORRISTOWN — On National Voter Registration Day 2020, Montgomery County Board of Elections Chairman Ken Lawrence Jr. urged residents to exercise their civic duty.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 266 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 but only one person died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
ROYERSFORD — Starting a new business is a daunting task. Starting a business during a global pandemic brings a whole host of additional challenges — from delays to limited customer access.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County’s coronavirus positivity rate decreased while Chester and Berks counties continued to have “concerning” positivity rates, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
ELKINS PARK — More than 20 Cheltenham School District students, administrators, school board members and the public came together to have a candid conversation on racial equity.
NORRISTOWN — A Norristown man received some time behind bars when he admitted that he failed to stop after being involved in vehicle crashes in West Norriton and Lower Providence and fled from police during one of the incidents.
JENKINTOWN -- A traffic stop led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man earlier this month in a residential neighborhood several blocks off of Route 611 in Jenkintown, according to the Jenkintown Police Department.
NORRISTOWN — Drug delivery resulting in death charges are increasingly being filed by prosecutors statewide and Chester and Montgomery counties are among the areas leading the state in charging drug dealers with killing buyers, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
NORRISTOWN — While a program aiming to provide representation to offenders at preliminary hearings is still in its infancy, representatives from the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender remain optimistic.
Dr. Thomas J. Whalen, 65, of Berwyn, has agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that he submitted or caused the submission of false claims to federal health care plans for FDA-approved versions of Remicade, Orencia, Prolia/Xgeva, Synvisc/Synvisc One, and Boniva when he had, in fact, administered non-FDA-approved, foreign versions of these medications.
BLUE BELL — It was a torn Achilles tendon that helped jump-start Donnell Peake’s self-described “roller coaster” career as a student at Montgomery County Community College.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has ensured that a Hatboro man and former pastor will spend the remainder of his life in prison on charges he sexually abused and recorded the abuse of an infant and young girl.
Two Montgomery County cultural institutions have received state grants totaling nearly $60,000 to help them weather the revenue losses brought about by coronavirus pandemic shut-downs.
NORRISTOWN — An Upper Providence man identified in court papers as one of the “main targets” during an investigation of a drug trafficking organization in the Pottstown region has admitted to his role in the operation and awaits his fate from a judge.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials confirmed they are preparing plans for the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine once a vaccine becomes available later this year or early next year.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week that it has resumed issuing REAL IDs at reopened Driver License Centers offering driver license services throughout the state.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials announced that two new COVID-19 testing opportunities will be available for Latino residents of the Pottstown and Norristown areas on two days next week.
NORRISTOWN — An Upper Hanover man who ignored police warnings to stay away from his ex-girlfriend faces time in jail after he illegally entered the woman’s Lower Merion residence and proceeded to send her text messages indicating he was waiting for her in her bedroom, behavior that caused the woman fear.
UPPER MERION — Upper Merion Township Police arrested and charged a Norristown man in connection with a shooting Sunday which left one man hospitalized.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported nearly 300 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and two more people died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
NEW HANOVER — During the latest incident of domestic violence in Montgomery County, a New Hanover man fatally shot his son and daughter-in-law before turning the gun on himself to die by suicide, according to authorities.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County continues to experience upticks in its coronavirus positivity rate and Chester County’s rate surged to a “concerning” rate, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — An Upper Providence man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly possessed child pornography on his home computer, including images of an infant being sexually assaulted.
Blue Bell/Pottstown, Pa. — Montgomery County Community College will join libraries from across the country this year in celebrating African American poetry, thanks to a new national grant obtained by two MCCC faculty members.
The workforce in Bucks and Montgomery counties is still bouncing back from pandemic. As of June, the unemployment rate for Bucks County was 12.7%, while Montgomery County’s was 11.8%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, each county’s unemployment rate hovered under 4% in June 2019.
LOWER MERION — Montgomery County authorities are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate a fatal shooting that occurred in Lower Merion on Sunday night.
They answer to Nana and Grammy; Pop-Pop and Grandpa. Sometimes they’re called Oma or Babcia; Abuelo or Pawpaw. In the end, though, grandparents are pretty much all the same: Reliable sources of hugs and cookies. Endlessly patient listeners, story-tellers and game-players. Or, as one unknown pundit put it, “People reaping the reward they’ve earned for not strangling their own teenagers.”
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) seniors Alexander Szperka and Dean Suchsland have been named Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Szperka and Suchsland were among approximately 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools who entered the 66th annual scholarship program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screening of students.
In recent weeks envelopes have turned up in mailboxes across the region — sometimes several per home — offering to help residents register to vote, or to vote by mail for the Nov. 3 general election.
ROYERSFORD — Concerts for a Cause has announced that singer/songwriter Anne Hills will give a free benefit concert on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.
State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24th Dist., has introduced a new piece of legislation that would allow for long-term care facilities to designate one or more "Essential Family Caregiver" per resident.
POTTSTOWN — Enrollment is open for the next 12-week session of adult basic education/adult secondary education (high school diploma) classes at YWCA Tri-County Area.