AMBLER – More than one week after Tropical Storm Isaias came through Montgomery County, Wissahickon Trails is still picking up the pieces.
NORRISTOWN — While statistics indicate Montgomery County residents are continuing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the county’s 62 municipalities, officials did report more than three dozen new cases of the virus on Wednesday, including new infections at the county jail in Lower Providence.
WEST NORRITON — West Norriton Police are following several leads from the public as they investigate the disappearance of 20-year-old Yonna Marie Santiago, who is considered endangered.
NORRISTOWN — A cellphone video depicting an accused Pottstown killer dancing while holding a gun, obtained months after the gunshot slaying of another man, was lawfully seized from the defendant’s wife and should be seen by a jury at trial, Montgomery County prosecutors maintain.
For 116 years in Norristown, we have celebrated the magnificent feast of La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Sciacca, a fishing village in Sicily. That special day, which is the Sunday nearest to the 15th of August, the feast day of the Assumption of Mary, begins with a Mass by Monsignor John Marine, a native of Norristown, that fills Holy Saviour Church and then a procession that follows winding through the streets of the town and with the air filled with the traditional sounds of the Verdi Band. The procession ends with benediction at the church.
EAGLEVILLE – In light of the local effects of Hurricane Isaias, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, along with neighboring counties that experienced flooding and wind damage, has been working with Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster partners to establish the Hurricane Isaias Home Cleanup Hotline to support homeowners in need.
NORRISTOWN — The Pottstown man accused of the April 2019 gunshot slaying of another man “voluntarily abandoned” firearms, including the alleged murder weapon, when he fled from a vehicle he was operating at the time and evidence of the seized weapons should be admissible at his trial, prosecutors maintain.
ABINGTON — Calling it the latest incident of domestic violence in Montgomery County, authorities said they’ve determined that the gunshot deaths of an Abington couple were a murder-suicide.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County officials reported 275 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus and three more people died from the virus during the latest seven-day period ending Tuesday.
EAST NORRITON — Right in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery patients who've found themselves admitted to the Emergency Department have unexpectedly improved their civic health.
ABINGTON — Concerns about transporting inmates from the Montgomery County jail during the coronavirus outbreak apparently derailed a preliminary hearing for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend during an encounter at the Meadowbrook Train Station in Abington.
FLOURTOWN – As school districts across Montgomery County continue to grapple with teaching strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Colonial School District has changed its tune.
ABINGTON — Montgomery County authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were discovered inside an Abington apartment on Monday.
AMBLER – Just off downtown Ambler’s main drag is a new music school where owner Gary Grisafi is ready to welcome new students.
NORRISTOWN — A Maryland man was sent to jail after he admitted that he used fraudulent identification to try to finance the purchase of a luxury vehicle from a Plymouth business.
UPPER MERION — With newly added improvements, the completion of the first phase of construction for King of Prussia's Linear Park is just a few months away.
A virtual career fair for members of the military, veterans and their spouses has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man is headed to jail on charges he distributed cocaine in the borough and later tried to elude police in a vehicle, placing numerous pedestrians in danger.
NORRISTOWN — Montgomery County detectives investigated 19 homicides during 2019 and each of the cases was solved with the alleged perpetrator identified, a 100 percent clearance rate, according to the county's top law enforcement officer.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County recorded the lowest coronavirus percent-positivity rate among southeast Pennsylvania counties, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health.
NORRISTOWN — With the general election approaching in less than three months, Montgomery County election officials are working to ensure the mail-in component goes smoothly.
The 2020 Schuylkill River Sojourn in-person paddling days, originally scheduled for Aug. 7-9, have been postponed one week because of the recent tropical storm that hit the area.
LANSDALE — A tragedy half a world away has hit home for a pair of local residents who are known for their involvement in one of the area's biggest events.
Kathy Barnette, the Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District, disagrees with Gov. Tom Wolf and incumbent U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean about their efforts to keep schools closed this fall.
NORRISTOWN — In Southeastern Pennsylvania, the American Red Cross disaster volunteers are helping out more families displaced by Tropical Storm Isaias than any storm since Sandy ravaged the area.
NORRISTOWN — A Maryland man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend at her Lower Moreland home had “a history of controlling and jealous behavior and physical abuse” and prosecutors want a jury to hear about it, according to court papers.
TOWAMENCIN — Hundreds of people have come together to raise nearly $30,000 to support a family burdened by the tragic loss of their 5-year-old daughter, Eliza Talal.
NORRISTOWN — In the wake of the fatal stabbing last month of an 18-year-old Abington woman, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, Montgomery County’s top law enforcement officer is raising awareness about “relationship violence.”
NORRISTOWN — The decision to create a Black Lives Matter art installation created a number of conflicting opinions during Wednesday night’s Norristown Municipal Council meeting.
NORRISTOWN — The lawyer representing a man accused of participating in the gunshot slaying of another man during a home invasion robbery in Norristown argues statements he gave to detectives should not be heard by a jury because they were not properly obtained by authorities.
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.
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 — 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.
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.