November 12, 2015 |
Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson, trying to stop the slide in his company's stock price, said Tuesday that he was assured by management of Hatboro-based Philidor RX Services L.L.C. that it did nothing wrong, and then he defended the decision to dump Philidor, Valeant's only specialty pharmacy. With the Valeant relationship ending, Philidor will cease operations by Jan. 30, putting several hundred employees out of work. Valeant, meanwhile, is cutting prices to avoid losing customers because of any supply disruption.
September 23, 2015 |
The Hatboro councilman who chased and shot an alleged bank robber will not face criminal charges, the Montgomery County District Attorney announced Monday. In a statement, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said evidence supported George Forgeng's claim that the shooting was in self-defense and a reasonable use of non-deadly force. Forgeng, 60, told police he was driving in July when he saw a dye pack explode near a TD Bank that had been robbed before. Nearby, he saw a man running with a bag. Forgeng said he got out of his car and chased Kevin Way, 30, into a parking lot, where he shot Way in a shoulder and arm. According to prosecutors, Forgeng said that after he confronted Way in the parking lot, Way began walking toward him and said, "Go ahead and shoot me. " Forgeng has a concealed carry permit for his Glock 9mm handgun.
September 2, 2015
A 33-year-old Montgomery County man was arrested Thursday and charged with having and sharing child pornography, police said Monday. Russell Hunt Bates, of Hatboro, faces 14 counts of dissemination of child pornography and 76 counts of possession of child pornography and related charges. He may face additional charges following a more thorough forensic search of his computer. Bates is accused of sending 46 files with images of naked children and children being sexually assaulted by adults to an undercover detective in the East Norriton Township Police Department on May 28. The files were sent using the BitTorrent file sharing network, police said.
July 15, 2015 |
Days after chasing and shooting a suspected bank robber, a Hatboro councilman said the ongoing investigation into the incident would not keep him from serving as an elected official. "I'm not hiding," George Forgeng said outside Borough Hall before Monday evening's meeting. Police and prosecutors are investigating whether to press charges against Forgeng, who shot Kevin Way in a hand and an arm Wednesday morning. Forgeng declined to speak about the shooting. "I'll be honest with you, I really can't comment on that," he said.
July 11, 2015 |
The day after a Hatboro councilman chased and shot an alleged bank robber, police and prosecutors were still sorting out whether his actions were justified or a crime. The wounded suspect, Kevin Phillip-Johnson Way, was transferred from Abington Memorial Hospital to the Montgomery County prison, where he will await trial on robbery, theft, and other charges, officials said. But the man who chased him for a quarter-mile and then shot him in an arm and a hand was still out of sight.
May 12, 2015 |
It was late morning, just a few hours before Hatboro-Horsham softball practice was going to begin. It was also Wednesday, one day after a tough loss put the team in jeopardy of missing the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs. Coach Joe DiFilippo knew exactly what he was going to do when his squad took the field later that afternoon. He would challenge his co-captains, Jaynie Black and Jen Cader. How the Hatters fared the remainder of the season was going to be up to them. In his fifth year at the helm, DiFilippo is known for demanding a lot from his players.
April 3, 2015 |
Jaynie Black hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth Wednesday to send Hatboro-Horsham to a 10-7 victory at Truman in a nonleague softball game. Dee Moyer went 3 for 5 with three runs for the Hatters. In other nonleague games: Jackie Bilotti struck out nine in a two-hitter as North Penn shut out visiting Archbishop Wood, 13-0. Bilotti also went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs. North Penn is ranked No. 5 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Tori Sherwood went 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple, and three RBIs to lead Little Flower to a 7-1 home win over Philadelphia Academy Charter.
March 2, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. A tip of the hat to Hatboro is in order this Sunday morning: March 1 marks the 300th anniversary of the 1.7-square-mile Montgomery County town. Don't make too much noise, however. Many borough residents will have danced late into Saturday night at the black-tie Tricentennnial ball at Spring Hill Manor in Ivyland, kickoff of a yearlong observance focusing on the arrival from England of a hatmaker named John Dawson, whose house became a tavern where George Washington dined in wartime.
December 1, 2014 |
Hatboro-Horsham senior Casey Comber advanced to nationals by finishing fourth in the Foot Locker Northeast Regional boys' cross-country race Saturday at Van Cortland Park in New York. Comber completed the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 37 seconds. Central Bucks East's Jake Brophy, a junior, was one second behind in fifth place. The first 10 finishers qualified for nationals, which take place Dec. 13 in San Diego. Spring-Ford's Paul Power, a senior, was 14th in 15:53. Alex Ostberg, of Darien in Connecticut, won the race with a time of 15:18.
November 20, 2014 |
A man suspected of robbing a Hatboro bank three times over the course of nearly two years has been arrested, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said Tuesday. Clark Leary, 54, of Horsham, was charged with robbery, theft, recklessly endangering others, and other offenses. Leary is accused of stealing a total of $12,154 from the TD Bank on York Road during robberies in January 2013, this July, and last month. He allegedly appeared to be armed and wore a different disguise - but the same pair of white sneakers - in each incident.