April 24, 2016 |
It's a late night at Sansom Street's Helium Comedy Club, and Doogie Horner - an absurdist stand-up comedian and former Philadelphian who recently moved to Queens - is on stage, talking about his debut album, recorded at the club last year, and his coming gigs in the area. "I'm a delicate man made for a smaller planet," Horner says, echoing both the title of his album ( A Delicate Man ) and his awkward position as a new family man in a hipster-conscious New York City borough, joking about difficulties at Home Depot and his habit of "pulling his back while sitting.
April 21, 2016
Man killed in Norristown A 43-year-old man died early Tuesday after being found stabbed in an alley in Norristown, police said. Just after 12:15 a.m., police responded to a report of a man down in the 600 block of Jamison Alley, where they found Christopher Thomas. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the homicide can call Norristown police at 610-270-0977 or Montgomery County detectives at 610-278-3368. - Robert Moran Testimony to begin in slaying of two women Testimony will begin Wednesday in the Common Pleas Court trial of a South Jersey man incriminated through DNA in the 1989 rapes and stranglings of two women in North Philadelphia.
March 31, 2016 |
Stephen E.T. Kacir, 43, of Norristown, a naturalist, researcher, and bird-watcher extraordinaire who had been president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club since January, died Tuesday, March 22, of a heart attack at his gym. "It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current president, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening," the club said in an statement on its website, www.dvoc.org/Main.htm . Mr. Kacir...
March 12, 2016 |
A Norristown woman was charged Thursday with fatally stabbing her stepfather, police said. Shakira Hayward got into a verbal argument Thursday morning with her stepfather, Kenneth Bullock, in his Norristown home, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said in a news release. Police said Bullock drove with his son to the Suburban Community Hospital Thursday morning. Hospital staff called police about 7 a.m. Bullock, 37, suffered stab wounds in his hand and leg, police said, and was pronounced dead at 8:55 a.m. Police found a trail of blood on the street and sidewalk at Bullock's home on East Marshall Street, and observed Hayward, 23, pouring water onto the bloodied sidewalk, according to an arrest affidavit filed in the case.
March 11, 2016 |
I had a realization as I stood before the roughly 60 volunteers at a meeting for this spring's My Daughter's Kitchen cooking classes: We have started a small cooking revolution. Readers of this newspaper have opened their wallets and rolled up their sleeves to make the dream of teaching kids to cook healthful meals a reality. These volunteers continue to inspire by their sheer volume, their dedication, their passion for how important a home-cooked meal can be in the life of a child.
March 10, 2016 |
At age 11, Greg Scott met President Bill Clinton. At 16, he became the first junior member of Norristown's town council. Now, at 28, he is Montgomery County's first African American district judge, and the youngest sitting judge in Pennsylvania. To those who know him, Scott's win in November - in his first run for elective office - was no surprise. "He is a force of nature," said James A. Daley, a neighbor and mentor since Scott was a student at Eisenhower Middle School in Norristown.
February 27, 2016 |
Flood warnings remained in effect Thursday afternoon in parts of the region, with the Schuylkill at Norristown and the Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford sloshing over their banks. Meanwhile a few thousand customers remained without power, the aftermath of potent thunderstorms that thrashed the region, bringing heavy rain and damanging winds to the area. A gust of 63 mph was reported in Elverson, Chester County, and the storm knocked down trees and power lines. There were reports of motorists stranded in high water, and police departments were urging drivers to be on the lookout for roads blocked by water or wires.
February 27, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Pa. should count Pennsylvania voters are effectively disenfranchised in every presidential primary. Why should primary voters in Iowa and New Hampshire dictate our choices? Many qualified candidates drop out before the Pennsylvania primary in April. The system stacks the deck in favor of the super PACs and candidates appealing to the limited electorate in the early primaries. Why can't all the primaries be held on the same day or week so we all have an equally weighted part in selecting the candidates for president?
February 22, 2016 |
Eleven years ago, Debbie DiBattista asked her three sons - Gianpiero, 7; Nicolino, 5; and Marco, 4 - if they wanted to try wrestling. Marco was quick to say no, but his perception of the sport was far from reality. "At first, I said no because I saw WWE and I thought that was wrestling, so I got freaked out," said Marco, 15, a Plymouth Whitemarsh sophomore. "But then she told me that there's trophies and stuff, so I said yeah and I did it and I kind of liked it. " On Saturday, DiBattista placed first in the 106-pound weight class at the Suburban One American Championships at Norristown, where Plymouth Whitemarsh finished first with 215 points.