June 12, 2016 |
A man has been arrested in a fatal shooting that took place earlier this week in the drive-thru lane of a McDonald's in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Friday that 22-year-old Jonathan Walker was charged with first- and third-degree murder and other offenses in the Tuesday night slaying. Prosecutors said Walker got into an argument with Marquis Johnson, 24, in a gas station adjacent to the fast food restaurant on the 200 block of West Main Street in Norristown shortly after 11:30 p.m..
June 7, 2016
Service was restored Sunday afternoon at SEPTA's Norristown Transportation Center two hours after it was shut down about 1:30 p.m. at the request of Norristown Police after a suspicious package was discovered at the adjacent Bieber Tourways bus depot. At 3:45 p.m., a SEPTA spokesperson said the Norristown High Speed Line, the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line and bus service had resumed. "It ended up being nothing," said a Norristown Police spokesman. "The bomb squad cleared it. " SEPTA had stopped servicing the Norristown Transportation Center after receiving word from Norristown police that an unattended package was being investigated.
May 26, 2016 |
Bill Cosby was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on sexual-assault charges. But the decade-in-the-making courtroom confrontation between the entertainer and his accuser was deferred for another day. At the case's first evidentiary hearing, Montgomery County prosecutors opted not to call Andrea Constand to testify - a move Cosby's lawyers decried as "garbage. " Instead, investigators read into the record portions of statements she and Cosby gave to police in 2005, airing for the first time Constand's account of the night she says he drugged her, put his hand down her pants, and forced her in turn to touch him. "I got scared," Constand told detectives a year after the alleged 2004 assault at Cosby's Cheltenham home.
May 22, 2016
Fully Committed Through June 5 at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St., Norristown. Tickets: $25-$38. Information: 610-283-2230 or www.TheatreHorizon.org .
May 20, 2016 |
Ralph M. Schrager, 58, of Elkins Park, a specialist in the care of fragile and seriously ill newborns, died Friday, May 13, of complications from acute leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A beloved and influential physician, Dr. Schrager joined the Abington Memorial Hospital staff in 2006 as an attending neonatologist. In a career lasting three decades, he saved the lives of thousands of babies, many of them born prematurely. "He was excellent in both his practical and diagnostic skills, as well as his empathy and compassionate care of families," said his wife, Debbie.
May 15, 2016 |
The Norristown rowhouse that caught fire last weekend, killing two adults and two children, contained illegally rented apartment units, municipal officials say. The house on DeKalb Street was registered as owner-occupied, said Michael Simonson, manager of building and code enforcement. Simonson said this week that he planned to issue several code violations against the home's owners. Each violation has a maximum fine of $1,000. The building also did not have fire escapes. Young and Hyun Kim of North Wales purchased the 6,600-square foot building for $130,000 in 2006, according to property records.
May 15, 2016 |
Longtime area high school football coach Roger Grove, who spent 27 seasons in charge at Norristown, died Friday morning from complications related to skin cancer. He was 70. Grove compiled a 209-98-6 record at Norristown from 1976 to 2002. A health and physical education teacher at the school for 35 years, he accepted an early-retirement package offered by the school district in 2003. Grove then joined Neshaminy as an assistant, working mostly with the running backs and quarterbacks under close friend Mark Schmidt.
May 9, 2016 |
A fire in Norristown early Saturday morning killed three people, including a child, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 4 a.m. for a residence on Dekalb Street near Oaks, and was put under control at 5:20 a.m., a Montgomery County dispatcher said. 6abc reported that two adults died inside the three-story home, and a child was taken to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, but later died. The TV news station said six other people were also injured, including a child who was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
May 5, 2016 |
Hilary Strauss, 88, of Haverford, a businessman, athlete, and volunteer, died Friday, April 29, of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital. In the 1940s, Mr. Strauss represented Central High School in the Penn Relays and also at city-sponsored swim meets. He was so physically fit that he ran a six-minute mile daily until age 70. He enlisted in the Army during World War II, and was selected for special training at the Virginia Military Institute, where he won the Seventh Army championship in swimming.