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January 9, 2016
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County is projecting $9.2 million in economic impact from the Democratic National Convention in July, including more than 11,000 room-nights reserved in county hotels. Lisa Karl, vice president of sales for the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, said the Democratic organizing committee initially requested 5,000 to 6,000 room nights "as an overflow to the city of Philadelphia. ... We contracted twice that amount. " Fourteen states, the District of Columbia, and three island delegations selected hotels in Lansdale, King of Prussia, Conshohocken and Collegeville.
NEWS
August 18, 2011
NEWARK, Del. - New Castle County police have arrested a man wanted in Montgomery County for violating probation, authorities said Wednesday. Rasul Jones, 27, was being held Wednesday in Delaware, awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania. Police received information that Jones was living with a relative in Newark. About 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, officers went to the home and arrested him, authorities said. - AP
NEWS
August 29, 2012
Police in Montgomery County are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found early Wednesday in New Hanover Township. The body was found at 10:22 a.m. in a field along Little Road, police said. It lay in a remote section of hedgerow adjacent to a cornfield. The discovery was made by a local farmer. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and New Hanover Township Police Chief Kevin McKeon began a joint investigation, according to a statement issued at late afternoon.
NEWS
February 14, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A ninth grader at Pennfield Middle School in Montgomery County's North Penn School District has been diagnosed with whooping cough, an official said Monday. The student came to school Monday morning, mentioned he had whooping cough last week, and was sent home, said Christine Liberaski, the district's manager of school and community engagement. The district sees a handful of cases each year, she said. In a letter to parents posted on North Penn's website, officials warned: "Your child may have been exposed.
NEWS
January 31, 2013
This story has been updated. About 1,600 Peco customers in the communities of Willow Grove, Abington, and Huntingdon Valley are at least temporarily without power due to an outage that began about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, said Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong. The problem is at a pole at Moreland and Easton Roads, Armstrong said. Peco hoped to have power restored to most, if not all, customers by midnight or shortly thereafter.    - Michael Matza
NEWS
July 28, 2011 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County health officials alerted unvaccinated people Thursday that they might have been exposed to measles at three public locations visited by a resident who is suspected to be recovering from the infection. The latest case - a 34-year-old woman who recently traveled to Nigeria, where there is an outbreak - is believed to be unrelated to recent cases in Berks County that led to an announcement earlier in the week about possible exposures there and in Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh Counties.
NEWS
December 25, 2011 | By Nathan Gorenstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times inside a Cheltenham Township home early Christmas Day, and died less than an hour later. Officers found the victim about 2 a.m. inside a home on the 1400 block of Beech Avenue in the Melrose Park section. He was transported to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:26 a.m. Police said the victim, whose name has not been released, was a visitor at the home. The suspect in the shooting is still at large, and is described by police as a black male, armed with a semi-automatic handgun and wearing an Adidas sweatshirt.
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NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to let them sit in on depositions in Andrea Constand's defamation lawsuit against the former Montgomery County prosecutor who declined a decade ago to charge the entertainer after an alleged assault. Judge Eduardo C. Robreno questioned if Cosby's lawyers were simply trying to use the civil case to find information to help in his criminal defense. "You weren't invited to this party - you kind of crashed the party," he said. Cosby's lawyers didn't dispute that.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - After serving as the state's top law enforcement official for a mere two weeks, Bruce L. Castor Jr. will leave the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office at the end of the week, state officials said Tuesday. Castor, a former Montgomery County district attorney and commissioner, was hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane last spring, and was quickly promoted to be her second-in-command. He became the agency's leader after Kane resigned last month following her conviction on perjury and other charges stemming from abusing her office.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Einstein Healthcare Network, which owns hospitals in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, on Thursday reported preliminary results for 2016 showing its first annual operating gain since 2012. The tax-exempt organization said it had an operating gain of $2.34 million in the year ended June 30, up from a $1 million operating loss the year before. In each of the two prior years, including fiscal 2013, when Einstein Medical Center Montgomery opened in East Norriton, Einstein had losses of more than $20 million.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County officials say their efforts to complete a massive overhaul of emergency radio system and eliminate dangerous "dead spots" in emergency communications has hit a roadblock in a critical area. Upgrades or construction of 29 radio towers have been completed as part of the more than $36 million infrastructure project approved four years ago. But there's one holdout: Upper Merion Township, one of the region's most-populous towns and a major employment and shopping center.
NEWS
August 18, 2016
A story Tuesday wrongly identified Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general. He is the current chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Craig R. McCoy and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
A day after the trial judge in the prosecution of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane warned against any retaliation against witnesses, her top deputy - the incoming acting attorney general - said he was pondering arresting a key witness against her who had an immunity deal. Bruce L. Castor Jr., who takes over the agency after Kane's resignation takes effect Wednesday, stopped short of saying he would charge Joshua Morrow, who admitted on the witness stand that he lied repeatedly in grand jury testimony "to protect Kathleen.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Monday denied Bill Cosby's request to reseal excerpts from a 2005 deposition in which he discussed his extramarital affairs and the use of drugs to seduce young women. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit declared moot the question over the documents' release, which reignited controversy about the 79-year-old entertainer's alleged sexual misconduct and led in part to the criminal charges filed against him last year in Montgomery County.
NEWS
August 17, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Trump: 'Cheating' Pa. Donald Trump has added Pennsylvanians to the list of people he has insulted ("Donald Trump: 'Cheating' is only way Hillary Clinton will win Pennsylvania," Friday, Philly.com). We are now corrupt losers who have no integrity and cannot be trusted to vote only once. He also maligned poll workers. If Trump is afraid someone will vote "five times," that means the staff signing in the voters is allowing that to happen - but only in "certain areas," which is code for Democratic and minority areas, because those areas are made up of cheaters.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, STAFF WRITER
While Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has been convicted of perjury and other crimes, she does not have to resign as Pennsylvania's top law enforcement official — at least not immediately. The state constitution says public officials convicted of certain offenses, including perjury and other "infamous crimes," must step down. Over the years, however, court decisions have allowed officials to remain in office until sentencing.  The judge in Kane's case indicated that sentencing would occur within 90 days.
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
J. Theodore Jensen Jr., 91, a lifelong Jenkintown resident and the borough's former mayor and fire chief, died Aug. 7, of cancer at Sunrise of Abington. He had a high profile in civic affairs, including four four-year terms as Jenkintown's Republican mayor from 1973 to 1989, when he was unseated by Democrat Michael O'Neill. In the late 1960s and early '70s, he served eight years on the Jenkintown Borough Council, including two as president, and he frequently acted as a mediator for the sometimes-divided council.
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