NORRISTOWN — Reporting that more than 500 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and one person died from the virus in Montgomery County during the latest seven-day period ending Oct. 27, officials declared that the fall surge of the virus has arrived in the area.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — A Bucks County lawyer must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly stole $563,000 from one of his clients, a Lower Providence man who was seriously injured in an Upper Merion hit-and-run crash, and used the funds for personal expenses, including vacations.
When Frederick Wagner came to the village of Lansdale in 1870 he had one goal in mind — to open a print shop and earn enough money to support his wife and kids. And boy did he start something!
PLYMOUTH — A recent Nestle Toll House TV promo called chocolate chip cookies “the original way to share love.” On the other hand, sixth grade history teachers at Colonial Middle School saw the cookie world’s most popular entries in way more practical terms when they reimagined them as archeological sites for students confined to virtual classes before Colonial School District’s hybrid sessions began.
ABINGTON — Abington School Board approved a revised version of Abington School District Health and Safety Plan during a special meeting last week.
NORRISTOWN — Authorities dismantled a gun trafficking network operating in Montgomery County, alleging five Norristown residents illegally obtained or transferred 15 firearms using a straw purchase scheme.
UPPER MERION — The pandemic certainly hasn’t been kind to restaurants this year, but at least those that participated in King of Prussia District’s annual Restaurant Week were able to salvage most of the event last March, benefiting not only their own businesses but also raising money for a good cause.
With one week to go until the 2020 general election, candidates vying for state and congressional offices in Montgomery County are adjusting to campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG — Each of the seven counties in southeastern Pennsylvania recorded increases in their coronavirus percent-positivity rates, but Montgomery County continued to have the lowest rate, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The small, quiet neighborhood of Black Horse came to life on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 despite the rain and chilly weather, to celebrate the birthday of one of its oldest residents, Louise Piccirilli Basile, as she celebrated her 103rd birthday.
TOWAMENCIN — The scene of a summer tragedy could soon be turned into a place for Towamencin residents to remember a young life lost far too soon.
NORRISTOWN — A Reading man who was on parole for a previous conviction for murder faces new charges for his alleged role in the gunshot slaying of a man during a home invasion robbery in Norristown.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County recorded its highest number of positive coronavirus cases in April and in June the first signs emerged to indicate the county was beginning to control the spread of the virus.
NORRISTOWN — A judge has set a March trial date for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend during an encounter at the Meadowbrook Train Station in Abington.
NORRISTOWN — Six municipalities will soon receive needed funding for improvements to area roads and bridges as part of the Montgomery County Transportation Program.
NORRISTOWN — Saying the COVID-19 pandemic has placed many renters at risk of being evicted in the midst of a public health emergency, the office of the Montgomery County Prothonotary has opened a satellite office with the specific purpose of assisting residents with landlord/tenant appeals.
NORRISTOWN — Prior to returning to the Centre Theater in Norristown, the theater’s music director Steve Kramer is branching out with a concert at the Morris House Hotel in Philadelphia on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.
EAST NORRITON — Seven years after the debut of the daVinci Si Surgery Robot, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton welcomes the robot’s younger, more advanced “sibling,” the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.
DOYLESTOWN — A Lansdale man is facing a long list of charges in Bucks County after allegedly robbing a bank in Perkasie, then trying to shoot at a state trooper pursuing him.
NORRISTOWN — While Montgomery County officials are seeing a slow but steady increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases in the community, the overall positivity rate remains stable, according to the latest county data.
HARRISBURG — More than 39,000 new petitions for protection from abuse orders were filed statewide in 2019 and Montgomery, Berks and Delaware counties were among the 10 counties leading the state in the number of such filings, according to statistics compiled by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
LANSDALE — It’s been 15 years since Michael Ewer was stomped to death in his sleeping bag in a dugout of Memorial Park in Lansdale and investigators are asking for the public’s help to solve the brutal crime.
NORRISTOWN — Kelly Espinoza was already considered a Norristown hero by her fellow teachers and firefighters when she organized a fire safety program following the death of a student in a tragic fire four years ago.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported more than 300 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 and one person died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
CHELTENHAM — Video surveillance footage and “good old-fashioned police work” led detectives to a Philadelphia man who is accused of fatally striking a female pedestrian crossing a Cheltenham roadway and then leaving the scene without rendering aid.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County Commissioners authorized more than $2.7 million worth of contracts as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the county prepares for an unprecedented voting turnout in the Nov. 3 General Election.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County continues to have the lowest coronavirus positivity rate in southeast Pennsylvania while Berks County’s positivity rate continues to climb, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
ROYERSFORD — The effort to restore a former railroad bridge into a link between Royersford and the Schuylkill River Trail has received a $428,000 boost from the state.
BRIDGEPORT — At a recent meeting, council announced that Bridgeport’s newest police officer, former enlisted Marine Marvin Rosario, had been sworn in prior to the meeting.
Despite everything going on, many new attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels have opened in the Philadelphia region. That's one reason why National Geographic named Philadelphia to its list of best places to visit in 2019. And why Irene Levy Baker felt there was a compelling reason to update her book, 100 Thing To Do In Philadelphia, which is one of the best-selling in the national travel series published by Reedy Press.
EAST NORRITON — What started as a simple idea with food being dropped off on a doorstep quickly led to a family-operated truck collection that would feed the clients of three food pantries.
NEW HANOVER — The township planning commission Wednesday night unanimously rejected final site plan approval for the first phase of the proposed Gibraltar Rock Quarry off Route 73.
PENNSBURG — Sarah Ott Carlin was a passionate advocate for children and vulnerable members of her community, and that legacy will continue through a project inspired by her desire to selflessly help others and one her loved ones say she’d embrace.
HATBORO — Kathleen Lochel, owner of Lochel’s Bakery in Hatboro, says her campaign cookies have become a “viral” sensation with just three weeks until the 2020 general election.
LOWER GWYNEDD — With less than one month to go, area residents tuned in to a Virtual Voting Town Hall on October 15 to get questions answered about the voting procedures in the upcoming election.
NORRISTOWN — A majority of Montgomery County residents reached by contact tracers during the coronavirus pandemic have cooperated with the tracers since the program began in earnest in May, according to county officials.
POTTSTOWN — Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health invites the community to take their medicine while on the move with a new walking program.
NORRISTOWN — The timing of the Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Food Drive’s 25th Anniversary during the pandemic could have been unfortunate.
NORRISTOWN — With less than three weeks until the 2020 general election, Montgomery County officials continued encouraging voters to cast their ballots.
WILLOW GROVE — A Lower Moreland man faces charges he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography while using social media messaging apps and his cellphone.
NORTH WALES — A figure from a century and a half ago, and hundreds of miles away, could have valuable lessons for 2020, a North Wales Borough Council member noted at a meeting Tuesday.