September 9, 2016 |
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.
September 8, 2016 |
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.
August 27, 2016 |
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.
August 20, 2016 |
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.
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.
August 18, 2016 |
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.
August 17, 2016 |
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.
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.
August 17, 2016 |
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.
August 16, 2016 |
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.