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NEWS
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
May 20, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 57-year-old Montgomery County man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for videotaping boys and girls in his bathroom as they undressed, showered and used the toilet, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Wednesday. Kevin Rebbie, of Royersford, pleaded guilty in December to 19 counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of possession of child porn. U.S. District Judge Nitza Quinones Alejandro also ordered during the sentencing Tuesday that Rebbie serve 20 years of supervised release after his prison term.
REAL_ESTATE
May 16, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Here's something you can't do in most Pennsylvania communities: walk back and forth between two counties without leaving town. But you can on North Main Street in Telford, part of which lies in Bucks County and part of which is in Montgomery County. All of it is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, not far from Route 309. It's been that way since Jan. 11, 1935, when the Boroughs of Telford and West Telford became one with a stroke of Gov. Gifford Pinchot's pen. Telford was incorporated in 1886, West Telford in 1887.
NEWS
May 14, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
The world stopped making sense for Theresa Drebes a few years back. Because of crushing medical bills, she and her husband couldn't afford enough food, yet were unable to receive food stamps because the federal government said they brought in too much money. "I'm not in poverty, but I am poor," said Drebes, 60, who lives in Lansdale, Montgomery County. "Just pray to God you don't fall into a situation like ours. " To be poor is to live in a whirlwind of want, unsettled and insecure.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
For all the popularity of local beers in the Philadelphia region, little is local about those brews beyond the labor it took to make them. The barley malt could be from western Canada, the hops from Germany, and the yeast from England. Two small local companies - Deer Creek Malthouse in Chester County and Double Eagle Malt in Montgomery County - are out to change that equation for barley and other malted grains used to make beer and spirits. They buy grain from farmers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, turn it into malt by allowing it to partially germinate, and sell it to brewers such as Tröegs Brewing Co. in Hershey, Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown, and Screamin' Hill Brewery in Cream Ridge, N.J. This week, during the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, Deer Creek, Double Eagle, and other members of the Craft Maltsters Guild will highlight beers made with their malts at a tap takeover Wednesday at the Fox & Hound in Center City.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Key Philadelphia suburbs are poised this year to have their best job growth in many years, after lagging since the 2008-09 recession. Gains in construction, health care, and professional services are expected to push Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester Counties to 2 percent job growth this year - a level not seen since 2000, Moody's Analytics said. "Anecdotally, you can look around and see more activity in pharmaceutical investment and more health-related, pharmaceutical-related start-up activity," said Adam Ozimek, an economist with Moody's Analytics in West Chester.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
A day after securing their parties' nominations for attorney general, Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican John Rafferty wasted no time in jumping into the general-election campaign. Hours after Shapiro told reporters Wednesday that he was best qualified to reform the criminal-justice system and bring integrity to the office, Rafferty suggested that his rival had other plans. He said that the position of attorney general should not be used as a stepping-stone to the governorship.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The White House says U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah did not have permission to use President Obama's voice in a campaign robocall that some voters received Tuesday. Fattah's primary day robocall to Democratic voters in the Second Congressional District has City Councilwoman Cindy Bass saying, "Listen to what President Obama has to say about Chaka Fattah. " What follows appears to be from a tape of Obama speaking in September 2013 to the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, according to a transcript of that speech on the White House website.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Jeremy Roebuck, and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
Chaka Fattah, a fixture in Philadelphia politics for three decades, was ousted from the Second Congressional District seat by State Rep. Dwight Evans in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Fattah's fall came 20 days before the start of his federal criminal trial, an impending peril he tried to downplay as he campaigned for a 12th term. Fattah conceded just after 10 p.m. He stuck to the twin themes of his campaign - his long record of bringing resources to the district, and his complaint that the media did not give those accomplishments attention.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Republican newcomer Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic State Rep. Steve Santarsiero rolled to victories Tuesday in their primaries for the Bucks County-based Eighth Congressional District, ending a hotly contested race that has drawn attention from national party leaders. With nearly 80 percent of the statewide vote tallied, Fitzpatrick, brother of Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, easily topped Marc Duome, a neuropsychologist, and Andy Warren, a former Bucks County commissioner and official with the state Department of Transportation, according to unofficial results.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
Polls in Pennsylvania are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Need help finding your polling place? Report a problem at the polls? Philadelphia: 215-686-1590 Committee of Seventy 1-855-738-3689 District Attorney's Office, 215-686-9641, 9643, 9644 or 9884 Bucks County: 215-348-6154; elections@co.bucks.pa.us Delaware County: 610-891-4659 Montgomery County: 610-278-3275 Chester County: ...
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