July 2, 2015
A story Wednesday about a volleyball tournament in Pottstown misspelled the name of cafe owner Ashraf Khalil. A story Wednesday about the killing of a woman in East Mount Airy misstated her name, Regina Brunner Holmes.
July 2, 2015 |
Volleyball is often associated with sand and surf. So why is one of the sport's biggest annual tournaments held in a Philadelphia exurb, 100 miles from the nearest shore? "We never bother to make a big deal out of it. We just kept putting on a great event, and more people kept coming to it," said Seth Kaas, one of about a dozen local players responsible for the Pottstown Rumble. His father, Ken Kaas, and some friends started the Rumble 24 years ago as a small regional tournament.
June 7, 2015 |
Summer racing in the Philadelphia area is usually limited to two things: 5Ks or races that take place near the beach, or both. The Pottstown Half Marathon is bucking that trend with its first year race set for July 11. Chris Bayless, who is the head of the Sly Fox Track Club (which is not affiliated with the brewery of the same name in the same town but often co-hosts events with track club), started thinking about putting on a half marathon because people asked him to. "July is about halfway between the spring marathon season and the fall marathon season," he said.
May 16, 2015 |
They went by the artful nicknames of "Pudge," "Cream," and "Pizza," but law enforcement officials said they were nothing but "thugs" connected to two homegrown, violent street gangs, intent on dominance, that terrorized a community for months. On Thursday, officials announced the arrests of 34 people connected with the gangs Straight Cash Money Gang and Brothas From Anotha, which operated in Pottstown, Montgomery County, and whose tentacles reached into Berks County and Philadelphia.
April 16, 2015 |
Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of man in Pottstown last month following a falling out over money, officials announced Tuesday. Richard Collins and Mariah Walton are to be charged with killing Artie Bradley, 38, of Pottstown, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Police learned after Bradley was found dead in Pottstown on March 20 that he had had a relationship with Collins, 37, of Philadelphia, and Walton, 22, of Pottstown. Collins and Bradley had a falling out in the months leading up to his murder, Ferman said in a press release announcing the arrests.
March 25, 2015 |
Authorities are looking for information about the killing of a Pottstown man. Artie Bradley, 38, was found dead in Pottstown on Friday morning, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. An autopsy found that he died of gunshot wounds. Pottstown police reported to the scene, at Washington and Beech Streets, after receiving a report of an unresponsive person. Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide. The District Attorney's Office and the Pottstown Police Department said Monday that they were investigating the death.
November 6, 2014 |
When Abraham Weitzenkorn opened his family clothing store in Pottstown, Abraham Lincoln was president, and stovepipe hats were the new black. Weitzenkorn, a German immigrant who had peddled his wares from a covered wagon, had saved enough to open a clothing shop, marketing his brand of overalls and work boots to farmers in the area. Over a century later, Weitzenkorn's family still owns a men's clothing store on a main street of the Montgomery County borough. Weitzenkorn's, now offering everything from black tie to beachwear, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, still standing after a shifting retail landscape and a decline of Pottstown's manufacturing base squashed other small businesses.
October 28, 2014 |
Stanley M. Nowacki, 104, a longtime doctor in Pottstown who received a Bronze Star for his work saving blood during World War II, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Lexington, Va., of renal failure. Born to Polish immigrants in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia on Dec. 20, 1909, Dr. Nowacki graduated from Germantown High School in 1926 and then became an Owl twice over, graduating from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in 1930 and his M.D. in 1935. The next year, Dr. Nowacki married Ellen Siek, who years before had caught his eye at a parish dance.
October 19, 2014 |
A volunteer equipment coach at a Montgomery County high school was one of two men found shot dead Friday morning inside a parked vehicle in Berks County, authorities said. Steven E. Mixon, 27, of Pottstown, volunteered with the Pottsgrove High School football team and was a 2006 graduate. The other man was identified as Joseph E. McCullough, 20, also of Pottstown. "The initial stages of this investigation indicate that there are no other persons involved in this crime and therefore there are no concerns for public safety," Pennsylvania state police said in a brief report.
September 28, 2014
SOCCER INTER-AC LEAGUE Agnes Irwin 3, Penn Charter 1: Kristen Burnetta scored twice for the visiting Owls, ranked No. 9 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Kendall Shein made nine saves. PUBLIC LEAGUE Freire Charter 3, Olney 0: Josephine Chukwuani stopped two penalty kicks among her six saves to secure the shutout at Olney. Tahira Thurmond scored twice. Essence Robinson netted a goal. NONLEAGUE Garnet Valley 3, West Chester Henderson 2: In the 77th minute, Brittany Dragoni scored the winner at home, off an assist from Morgan Morrisroe.