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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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WILLOW GROVE — A Lower Moreland man faces charges he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography while using social media messaging apps and his cellphone.

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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.