NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Office of Public Health released recommendations Monday for COVID-19 prevention in K to 12 schools for the 2021-22 school year.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County and all of its neighboring counties in Southeast Pennsylvania saw coronavirus positivity rates increase, according to the latest week-to-week data compiled by state health officials.
POTTSTOWN — As COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and misinformation complicate planning for a return to in-person learning next month, an online town hall Thursday aimed to clear the air and let parents know what they need to know.
NORRISTOWN — A North Wales man who authorities say worked as a school bus driver is awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges he possessed child pornography on his electronic devices.
LANSDALE — The recent theft of dozens of markers from graves at the Lansdale Cemetery has drawn condemnation from county officials and a vow from the town's mayor.
Forty-five volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2101 celebrated the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, July 21.
MALVERN — People across the Greater Philadelphia Region, including veterinarians in Chester County, are rising up to help abandoned pups find their forever homes.
UPPER MERION -- A Delaware man is facing several charges related to invasion of privacy after Upper Merion Township Police discovered pens equipped with cameras allegedly belonging to the suspect in the dressing rooms of clothing stores.
ABINGTON — While a 71-year-old Abington man awaits court action on homicide-related charges for allegedly neglecting his younger brother who had Down syndrome and who died of an untreated medical condition, two other siblings now face charges for their alleged roles in the victim’s neglect.
LANSDALE — A Wednesday afternoon storm battered a swath of Montgomery County east of Lansdale, leaving thousands of residents without power more than a day later.
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 will spend up to a decade in prison after admitting to his role in the operation.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man has some jail time and counseling in his future in connection with a domestic disturbance during which he strangled his girlfriend after reportedly getting upset about text messages on her phone.
WHITEMARSH -- The Whitemarsh Township Authority has officially moved into its own 2,500-square-foot home. The Authority board, its professionals and dignitaries attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday evening to mark the opening of the new administrative office.
Making the decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home can be a very stressful and confusing process. Not only must you handle the details involved in the physical move, but you must also navigate the paperwork and financial side of the admissions. Nursing home admissions agreements can be complicated and confusing. When presented with the nursing home admissions agreement, many do not realize the importance of carefully reviewing these agreements. It is important not to rush into a decision to sign the agreement, but rather to carefully read the agreement. If possible, you should have your attorney review the agreement before signing it.
For the seventh year, You, Me & Reenie music group will hit the stage for three performances, all to benefit Variety – The Children's Charity in Worcester.
EAGLEVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new parenting challenges for everyone. Children and teenagers have experienced disruptions to their daily lives and increased worries about their safety and that of their family and friends. Children can react in unexpected ways because they cannot express how they are feeling.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man has admitted to his role in a methamphetamine trafficking organization and is awaiting his fate from a judge.
Take It Outdoors Adventures, a recreational outfitter and service company based in Pottstown, is providing summertime programs to help the community experience the Schuylkill River beyond paddling.
NORRISTOWN — The number of new, positive coronavirus cases and the 14-day average of cases in Montgomery County continued to inch upward during the latest seven-day period, according to weekly data compiled by health officials.
Educators and mental health specialists largely agree creating art sharpens critical thinking skills, enhances mental flexibility and fosters self-esteem. No disrespect to the pros, but it’s more likely the girls and boys who designed the eye-catching murals on display at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery’s Braemer Medical Arts Building in East Norriton see art-making in more basic terms — simply a fun way to spend a hot summer day.
BLUE BELL/POTTSTOWN — Montgomery County Community College has announced the appointment of three deans following competitive, nationwide searches.
NORRISTOWN -- Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg, is proud to proclaim 2021 to be a record breaking year for the office. In the first six months of this year, the office has recorded over 76,000 documents. For comparison, in an average year, the office typically records around 100,000 documents a year.
NEW HANOVER — A Bucks County man is behind bars and awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl during an encounter in a Montgomery County park after meeting the girl in an online chatroom.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, offers virtual programs for children. Currently, all programs will be online or grab-and-go activities until further notice.
UPPER MERION — A Philadelphia man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he fatally shot another man during what prosecutors characterized as “a drug deal gone bad” inside a King of Prussia hotel room.
NORRISTOWN — A former substitute teacher at North Montco Technical Career Center in Towamencin was sentenced to some time behind bars and a lengthy probationary period for sexting with female students through the social media application Snapchat.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Commissioners authorized more than $400,000 last week to cover the cost to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the area’s juvenile probation office in Norristown.
HARRISBURG — Six Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including Montgomery County, saw slight upticks in coronavirus positivity rates for the first time in several weeks, according to the latest week-to-week data compiled by state health officials.
NORRISTOWN — As the COVID-19 pandemic took a financial toll on many Montgomery County families, officials spotlighted available resources for people looking for help getting back to work.
As businesses emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, and return to normal operations, many have been faced with a new reality — not enough employees. That reality has led some to curtail hours and turn away business.
NORRISTOWN — For many families, the question isn't whether to work or collect unemployment. The issue is how to put food on the table when neither wages nor assistance covers the bills.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale Thursday challenged a six-figure contract that would work for external repairs on a building that the county leases.
NORRISTOWN — As Montgomery County’s previously established COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration winds down, two contracts were approved Thursday for response efforts related to the ongoing public health crisis.
NORRISTOWN — Already awaiting trial on charges he possessed child pornography, an Upper Hanover man who worked as a police officer with the Hilltown Township Police Department in Bucks County saw charges mount this week after detectives uncovered additional images on his electronic devices.
After 16 months of dispensation from attending Sunday Mass due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time to fill those pews again.
NORRISTOWN — A West Norriton man who authorities say used a makeshift recording device to secretly film women in a bathroom at his Upper Merion workplace faces several years of court supervision.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia man who previously was acquitted of third-degree murder by a jury in connection with the 2018 gunshot slaying of a Norristown man has admitted that he helped set up the robbery that went awry and led to the fatal shooting.
On Thursday, July 15, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley located in Worcester Township celebrated its annual Community Day complete with a parade of local first responders.
EAST NORRITON — A man died last week after falling from the roof of a construction site off Germantown Pike, according to the East Norriton Township Police Department.
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia woman accused of supplying the drugs that led to the overdose death of a Willow Grove man will face a jury that will decide her fate in September.
NORRISTOWN -- Eastbound Main Street will be reduced to a single lane between Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) and Barbadoes Street beginning Monday, July 19, for utility relocations under the ongoing Markley Street Improvement Project in Norristown, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The lane closure will be in place weekdays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM through Friday, July 30.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man accused of the April 2019 gunshot slaying of another man lost his bid to keep a jury from hearing testimony about firearms, including the alleged murder weapon, that prosecutors claim he “voluntarily abandoned” in a vehicle he used to flee the homicide scene.
EAST NORRITON — Drivers who typically use Route 202 between Germantown Pike, Township Line Road and Johnson Highway have most certainly noticed the work being done, and the delays that work is causing.
NORRISTOWN — About four dozen people attended a demonstration to decry a decision by the Montgomery County district attorney to pursue charges against a Black Muslim student at North Penn High School who they say was attacked by two classmates, had her hijab forcibly removed and was “the victim” of the incident.
PLYMOUTH -- Fancy having a goat amble across your back or stand on your shoulders? They say it’s a great way to soothe a troubled spirit and relax tight muscles.