EAGLEVILLE — Tropical Storm Isaias battered Montgomery County on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction that included floods and power outages and leading county officials to issue an emergency declaration.
KING OF PRUSSIA — The King of Prussia District on Tuesday launched a new campaign designed to focus attention on the businesses in King of Prussia as they reopen and look toward more normal operations.
TOWAMENCIN — The body of a 5-year-old autistic child was found Wednesday morning at Fischer’s Park in Towamencin Township, Police Chief Tim Dickinson confirmed during an afternoon press conference.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported on Wednesday that more than 40 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus and one more person has died from the virus.
PAOLI — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-157th, of Schuylkill Township, will soon introduce both a resolution and a bill aiming to discourage or prevent lawmakers from collecting their annual cost-of-living adjustment for the next three years.
NORRISTOWN — Certain crime scene and autopsy photos taken during the investigation into the gunshot slaying of a Pottstown man should be prohibited as evidence at the accused killer’s trial because they would unfairly “inflame the passions of the jury,” the man’s lawyer argued.
WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP — As of late Tuesday afternoon, the search continues for an individual who “was swept into the Schuylkill River in Whitemarsh,” according to Todd Stieritz, public affairs coordinator for the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the notion of a typical classroom, school districts across the greater Philadelphia region are wrestling with ways to best accommodate students as the first day of the academic year approaches.
NORRISTOWN — The storm that came in like a lion threatened the bison and other animals with its rapidly rising waters at Elmwood Park Zoo on Tuesday.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 276 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus and two people died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man accused of the April 2019 gunshot slaying of another man maintains the police seizure of firearms from a vehicle he was operating, including the alleged murder weapon, was “ripe with problems and confusion” and the gun evidence should be suppressed at trial.
NORRISTOWN — A Lansdale man has pleaded not guilty to charges he abused the corpse of a friend, after the friend died at his home, by wrapping the body in a large trash bag and placing it in the trunk of the dead man’s vehicle before abandoning it on a parking lot.
NORRISTOWN — Just days before a Maryland man allegedly fatally shot his ex-girlfriend at her Lower Moreland home, the woman testified in court that he physically restrained her and tore her dress during a previous domestic-related incident at his home, court papers revealed.
CONSHOHOCKEN — In 2020, the conversation has evolved from whether women should be permitted to vote to the legitimacy of voting by mail. But the years have done nothing to diminish the magnitude of the Suffragettes’ achievement a century ago when they endured ongoing physical, emotional and verbal abuse to secure voting rights for women.
NORRISTOWN — In the planning stages for more than a year, a Pretrial Services Unit has been established by Montgomery County court officials who say it is a significant component of the criminal justice bail reform movement.
COLLEGEVILLE — When Zenon Janicki read about the massive fire at Ashwood Apartments last Thursday night, he knew it was time to open up his trailer for donations.
While the coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of students to learn online, for over 30,000 students in Pennsylvania, this was already the norm. These students have swapped out traditional brick and mortar schools for cyber charter schools.
EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens' officials unveiled plans for a multi-million-dollar building and renovation project that calls for a new conservatory, a new dining and restaurant facility, and state-of-the-art classrooms and library.
“Patch” Adams – the social activist-physician-clown famously depicted by the late Robin Williams in the film of the same name – once reasoned “People crave laughter as though it were an essential amino acid."
NORTH COVENTRY — A massive fire ripped through an apartment building on Worth Avenue Thursday evening injuring seven and leaving more than 100 people homeless.
NARBERTH — A Delaware County man who worked as an aide at Bryn Mawr Hospital must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly had sexual contact with a teenage female patient while she was in his care at the hospital.
HARLEYSVILLE -- More than 70 tractors and a few trucks participated in a tractor parade on Sunday, July 19, as a memorial to Robert “Farmer Bob” Landis and his family. Landis, 64, died June 29.
LANSDALE — A former North Penn School District administrator whose online comments drew a storm of public protest in June and led to her resignation earlier this month, may now be taking the district to court.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County residents continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the county but officials said they are closely monitoring data that indicate the number of positive cases among younger people is increasing.
NORRISTOWN — A Gladwyne man, the grandson of a former judge and the son of a disgraced Norristown lawyer, who previously served probation for lewd behavior was sent to jail after he spewed a racial slur at another man while holding a chainsaw and shouting, “It’s a white man’s world” during a road rage incident in Lower Merion.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 383 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus and one person died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
PHOENIXVILLE — Goodwill Keystone Area has launched a specialty boutique within its Phoenixville store. The Specialty GKA boutique is designed to attract millennial and Generation Z shoppers who are “fashion-forward and price-conscious.”
NORRISTOWN — A Philadelphia woman has been sent to jail for conspiring with a man in the delivery of heroin to detectives during undercover drug buys in Upper Merion.
ELKINS PARK — As school districts across Montgomery County wrestle with plans for reopening as the upcoming academic year approaches, Cheltenham School District Superintendent Wagner Marseille is taking a conservative approach.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Education and administrators have been busy making plans to safely reopen elementary and high schools as well as schools of special education.
ABINGTON — A month after their year-long relationship ended, a Philadelphia man used a Ginsu-style knife to fatally stab and slash his ex-girlfriend more than two dozen times during an encounter at the Meadowbrook Train Station in Abington, authorities alleged.
NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County Commissioners authorized more contracts related to the COVID-19 pandemic totaling more than $1.7 million during a recent meeting.
ABINGTON — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Abington Township Police Chief Patrick Molloy announce the arrest of Gilbert Newton III, 18, of Philadelphia, on First-Degree Murder and related charges in the homicide of Morgan Darlyn McCaffery, 18, of Abington Township.
CHELTENHAM — A Cheltenham man is accused of the gunshot slayings of his wife and mother-in-law during a domestic disturbance in the home they shared.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man accused of the April 2019 gunshot slaying of another man in the borough maintains a cellphone video depicting him “singing and dancing while holding and waving a gun” is unduly prejudicial and prosecutors should be prevented from presenting it to a jury.
NORTH WALES — About 100 people gathered to commemorate an addition to a Montgomery County park that fortified the friendships of two countries: the United States and the Republic of Korea.
POTTSTOWN — Traffic Planning and Design Inc., a Pottstown-based civil engineering firm, has again been ranked among the best places to work.
With school reopenings grabbing all the headlines, there is an aspect of sending folks back to work which is getting less attention — and soon, less money.
NORRISTOWN — A North Wales man faces court supervision on animal cruelty charges after police said he hoarded more than 100 cats, many with eye infections and open wounds, inside a “filthy” garage covered in feces and urine in Hatboro.
UWCHLAN — When the Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group began reopening indoor dining at its 21 area Red Robin Restaurant locations — it celebrated each grand opening with a fundraising commitment: 10 percent of the sales from each restaurant reopening would be donated to the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association.
NORRISTOWN — A query to move the public defender’s office out from under the Montgomery County government umbrella advanced Thursday as a $30,000 contract was assigned to the Temple University Beasley School of Law for research.
AMBLER — For the second time in consecutive meetings, allegations of “racism” and “discrimination” within Wissahickon School District schools were raised recently. So too was a plea for change.
NORRISTOWN — To continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, officials pleaded with citizens to cooperate if they get a phone call from contact tracers.