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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.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County declared a state of emergency around 3 p.m. Wednesday, due to mounting power outages and damage from an ice storm. Commissioner Josh Shapiro said 187,000 Peco customers - about two-thirds of the county - were without power. Many county buildings, including the Willow Grove Annex, the Youth Center's shelter school and some of the county's designated warming stations, were in the dark. But there are other buildings ahead of them on the repair list - such asike Abington Memorial Hospital, which Shapiro said "is in dire need of getting back online and off the generators.
NEWS
August 11, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Vernon Clark, and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
Michelle Obama pushed supporters in eastern Pennsylvania to lobby just one neighbor, relative, or friend for their votes Thursday, amid concern over waning enthusiasm in the Democratic coalition that propelled her husband into office. "That one new voter you registered in your precinct, that one voter you get to the polls, that could be the one that makes the difference in this election," she told a fired-up crowd of 3,000 grassroots organizers and spectators at the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 28, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former teacher at a Montgomery County church school has been arrested on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old student she met at the school, Hatfield Township police said Tuesday. Nicole Jacques, 25, of Maple Avenue, was arraigned on 20 counts each of involuntary sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, and corruption of a minor, as well as 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor. Jacques got to know the boy when she worked as a teacher at Calvary Baptist School in Lansdale, according to Police Chief Mark A. Toomey.
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NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his 50 years as a forensic pathologist, there are some cases that stick in Walter I. Hofman's mind. Like the time he was called to examine a seemingly lifeless body and noticed the man's finger moving. "He lived another four, five, six days in the hospital," Hofman recalled last week. "But it goes to show you, simply because someone's lying there and there are maggots on them," it doesn't mean they're dead. Hofman's tenure as Montgomery County coroner will end this year; he announced last week that he would not seek a third four-year term.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Uber driver accused of raping a 24-year-old passenger who had called for a late-night ride from Manayunk will stay in jail after a judge on Wednesday rejected his plea for lower bail. Calling the charges "very serious," Montgomery County Court Judge William T. Nicholas kept bail at $1 million cash for Abdellah Elkaddi, turning aside pledges of support from a dozen of the defendant's friends and family members, including his pregnant wife. Elkaddi, 46, of Northeast Philadelphia, was arrested hours after the woman said he attacked her early June 11. He has denied the charges, and his lawyer, James Lyons, promised a vigorous defense.
NEWS
August 11, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The allegations were startling: Prosecutors said parents had starved their 6-year-old to the point that he looked like a child from a Third World country. But something didn't seem right to Keir Bradford-Grey, who was the new Montgomery County chief public defender when the case began in 2012. She dug into the case and learned that the boy had not been neglected, but had a medical condition that kept him from absorbing nutrients. After taking her findings to prosecutors, both sides agreed to a pre-trial diversion program so the family could stay together while officials monitored the boy's treatment.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Every few years, a case shakes Centre County to its core and reverberates across the state: The still-unsolved disappearance of District Attorney Ray Gricar in 2005. The 2012 trial of Jerry Sandusky for child molestation at Pennsylvania State University. Now, it's a web of allegations including forgery by the current district attorney, improper relationships among judges and prosecutors, and conspiracy by the county's top elected officials. Battle lines have been drawn for nearly a year, and a grand jury report Friday clearing District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller of forgery has done little to ease tensions in the county seat of Bellefonte.
NEWS
August 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Paul Knox, 87, formerly of Oreland, a lawyer in Montgomery County for many years, died Tuesday, July 21, of cancer at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a retirement community in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Knox and his wife, Eleanor, had moved to Westminster Canterbury in 2006. The son of Paul Waddell Knox and Florence Welch Knox, Mr. Knox grew up in Chestnut Hill and graduated in January 1946 from Central High School. He began early studies at Yale University in the fall of 1945.
SPORTS
August 3, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
About a week before the Montgomery County Junior Championship, Tony Leodora made a frustrating phone call to Sam and Dina DiLisio. He told them there would be no Montgomery County Junior Girls' Championship this year. Their daughter Isabella, a two-time winner of the event, was the only golfer to sign up, so there was no one to compete against. But Leodora slept on it and had a solution in the morning. "I'm not one to push people into things," said Leodora, the executive director of the Montgomery County Amateur Championship.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - State prosecutors on Friday ended a yearlong investigation that had entangled the Centre County district attorney, and laid bare bitter conflicts and allegations among the county's top elected officials. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said a grand jury probe did not find evidence to charge District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller with forgery or other offenses. Kane launched the inquiry after a former paralegal in Parks Miller's office filed an affidavit saying she witnessed the district attorney's signing a judge's name on a warrant.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
As cyclists whizzed past and kayakers drifted below the bridge on a hot summer afternoon, the final link in the Schuylkill River Trail connecting Philadelphia to Phoenixville officially opened. The Schuylkill Canal Towpath, a 13/4-mile stretch running along the border of Upper Providence Township, is ready for runners, bikers and walkers after 35 years of work to restore the canal. "This is a gem that links our county to Philadelphia," said Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro at the ribbon-cutting on Tuesday attended by state and local officials and advocates.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County has joined the small but growing list of jurisdictions nationwide offering 911 services by text message. The system is not designed for widespread use, officials said, because calling is faster and more accurate. Rather, it is intended for people who have speech or hearing difficulties; in domestic violence or active-shooter situations where speaking might endanger the caller; or when phone service is spotty or not functional. During a demonstration Monday at the county Emergency Operations Center in Eagleville, advocacy groups said the service could be a game-changer, especially in domestic violence cases.
NEWS
July 17, 2015
WHATEVER THE situation, it seems we can always count on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to make the wrong decision. The latest involves an investigation, led by the Montgomery County district attorney, into allegations that Kane leaked secret grand jury information about an investigation to newspaper reporters, then lied about it. If indicted, she could face charges of perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction of justice....
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