December 23, 1992 |
Just short of Perkiomen Valley Airport, this single-engine airplane crashed about 4 p.m. yesterday onto farmland in Skippack Township. Two men aboard the aircraft walked away after the crash, but were taken to Suburban General Hospital in Norristown, authorities said. Their identities were being withheld.
May 12, 2016
One person was airlifted to a hospital after a fire was reported in an inmate's cell Tuesday evening at Graterford prison in Montgomery County, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the reported fire shortly after 6 p.m. at the State Correctional Institution Graterford in Skippack Township. The fire was extinguished and the person, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital to be treated for burns, authorities said. The cause of the fire was not immediately available.
September 21, 2000 |
George W. Matthews, 56, a chemical-weighing specialist and an emergency medical technician, died Sunday at his Skippack Township, Montgomery County, home after a long illness. For more than 30 years, he was a chemical-weighing specialist for McNeil Laboratories' consumer health-care unit in Fort Washington and was the coordinator of the company's first-aid squad. For 10 years, Mr. Matthews volunteered as an emergency medical technician with Skippack Emergency Medical Services. Born in Philadelphia, he was a 1961 graduate of Lincoln Preparatory High School and attended what is now La Salle University.
May 30, 2012 |
State police are investigating an incident in which an officer with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allegedly shoved Michael Marino, the former Montgomery County commissioner and former district attorney, at his ranch Sunday. "I was the victim of an assault," said Marino, 70, when reached by phone Tuesday. About 5 p.m. Sunday, the conservation officer was performing a traffic stop in a parking lot at Marino's ranch on Anders Road in Skippack Township when Marino approached and questioned the officer, state police said.
April 8, 1993 |
Sometimes with the help of an accomplice, Michael Anthony Iacovino Jr., 20, of Norristown, committed a series of brazen burglaries, netting an odd assortment of items. He was sentenced Tuesday in a Montgomery County courtroom to 11 1/2 to 23 months in the county prison. He had pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal conspiracy. In one burglary, Iacovino stole 10 pounds of lobster tails, beer and wine, two cummerbunds and 11 bow ties from a Skippack Township hotel. In another, he stole comic books and baseball cards from a collectibles business, and in the third he helped a friend break into his father's home to steal two guns, compact discs and a video game.
June 29, 1998 |
Five years after his disappearance, many questions remain about John D. Bean. Not the least of which is how much the 50 acres he owned along Heckler Road are worth - land Skippack Township and the Perkiomen Valley School District jointly condemned in January 1997. Land on which Skippack Elementary School now sits and awaits its scheduled opening in September. The elderly Bean vanished Feb. 16, 1993. Police said his abandoned vehicle was found at Facenda-Whitaker Bowling Lanes at Swede Street and Germantown Pike in East Norriton.
September 28, 2011
A federal grand jury added fraud and tax charges Tuesday against David F. Kane, the former Limerick Township supervisor accused of hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from the IRS and supplying false information to get a bank loan, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced. The indictment was the third against Kane, 39, of Phoenixville, who was chairman of the Limerick supervisors from January 2006 to May 2008. Prosecutors contend he failed to pay taxes for a decade and hid hundreds of thousands of dollars in shell companies tied to his now-defunct development firm, Kane Core Inc. Kane's attorney, Ann Flannery, said Tuesday: "Mr. Kane strongly disputes the charges and looks forward to having his day in court.
January 17, 2002 |
Chester County East Fallowfield. Drug charges were filed last Thursday against Richard W. Hamilton, 45, and Richard W. McCarraher, 32, both of Coatesville, after state police at Embreeville said they found them with about 5 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine. Police said the two had shipped it back to Pennsylvania from Arizona. They were charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver, and conspiracy, arraigned before District Justice Chester Darlington, and sent to Chester County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $100,000 bail each.
April 30, 1995 |
One hundred fifty years ago, Henry H. Fetterolf began his formal education at age 6, in a privately financed, octagon-shaped, one-room schoolhouse. And 81 years later, Fetterolf read a paper before the Historical Society of Montgomery County, offering a glimpse of his classroom experiences - details that have been preserved in the records of the historical society. "I was up early in the morning, and my mother packed a lunch for my two older sisters and myself. Together, we walked a short way to the school, which was located on the road leading from Rahns to Limerick in Skippack Township," Fetterolf told the group.
October 7, 1998 |
When John D. Bean vanished five years ago from the parking lot of an East Norriton bowling alley, he left behind two grown children and 50 acres. His mysterious disappearance ignited a battle between his heirs and the Perkiomen Valley School District and Skippack Township, which condemned Bean's property in January 1997. Now, that dispute has been decided, with a Montgomery County Board of View ruling that the district and the township underpaid Bean's children to the tune of $615,946.