September 18, 2016 |
STING, A Belgian Malinois trained by police to detect explosives, has a problem. If someone reaches for his neck or pulls on his leash, he will turn and bite. Enter Cesar Millan, the "Dog Whisperer. " On Friday, Millan visited the Huntingdon Valley home of Carol Skaziak, founder of Throw Away Dogs, a nonprofit that rescues potential police K-9s. With the cameras rolling, Millan firmly took Sting's leash. The dog, clearly overstimulated by all the strangers in the room, tried several times to bound away but Millan held tight.
September 17, 2016 |
A Montgomery County man convicted of breaking into a Hatfield Township apartment and raping a 6-year-old girl while she slept in her bed was sentenced Thursday to 24 to 70 years in prison. In June, a Montgomery County Court jury found Oscar Herrera, 29, guilty of six of seven charges, including rape and burglary. "I know I made a mistake, and I need to pay for that," Herrera said before the sentencing, speaking through a translator. But, he said later, "I want to continue with my life because I have reason to live . . . my family, my son. " In a nearly 90-minute proceeding, during which the mother of Herrera's young son spoke of the man's "responsible" nature and his ability to be "a very good father," the parents of the victim sat in silence, her father wiping away tears.
September 16, 2016
By Valerie A. Arkoosh In our hyperpartisan times, there is one issue that just about everyone agrees upon: the need for government to invest in roads, bridges, and infrastructure. This is an urgent problem in Pennsylvania - in 2014, the commonwealth's bridges received a D-plus rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Montgomery County, where I serve as one of three county commissioners, owns 133 bridges. Four years ago, as a result of years of neglect and deferred maintenance by prior administrations, nearly half of those bridges were deemed structurally deficient.
September 4, 2016 |
Someone in Montgomery County bought a Cash 5 ticket that's now worth $600,000. The ticket matched all five numbers in Wednesday's drawing (7, 12, 21, 23 and 38) to win the jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased in East Norriton, at Ana's Corner Store, 3310 N. Wales Road, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The shop gets a $5,000 bonus. The winner has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize. In other lottery news, both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are on the rise for this weekend after no one won this week.
September 3, 2016 |
An employee of the Montgomery County Youth Center was charged Wednesday with raping an 18-year-old female who was staying there. Joel Springer, 34, of Philadelphia, is charged with rape, sexual assault, and other crimes. District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said Springer worked as a youth and family advocate at the center. He is accused of raping the 18-year-old twice Saturday. She met with police Sunday to report the rapes, and was examined at the hospital, according to a police affidavit.
September 3, 2016 |
Federal and local authorities are seeking three men who stole more than 45 cellphones and watches, valued at more than $21,000, at a T-Mobile store in Montgomery County last month. About 8 p.m. Aug. 22, the three men entered the store at 2401 W. Cheltenham Ave. in Cheltenham Township, just across the Philadelphia border. One man brandished a gun, and the two store employees were ordered into the stockroom, where cellphones are stored, authorities said. After making off with the phones and Apple watches, the men fled.
September 1, 2016 |
Citing a lack of numbers and experience, administrators at Springfield (Montgomery County) have canceled the remainder of its varsity football season. "The decision was delayed as long as possible in hopes that more students would join the roster," Springfield athletic director Jason Pane said. "At this time, we simply do not have enough players to safely play this year. " Springfield, a member of the eight-team Suburban One League American Conference, bowed to Octorara, 47-20, in its nonleague opener Friday night.
August 31, 2016 |
A ticket sold in Montgomery County split a $325,000 jackpot in a Pennsylvania Cash 5 game this weekend. The ticket, along with one sold in Allegheny County, matched all five numbers drawn Friday: 11, 12, 215, 26 and 39. The lucky Montgomery County ticket was sold in Norristown, at the Quick Stop located at 927 Stanbridge Street, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The ticket holder and the Allegheny County winner will each get $162,500. The other ticket was bought at a Super Mart in McKees Rocks.