June 8, 1989 |
The attorney representing Towamencin Township has filed a motion requesting that the verdict in the Robert Smith case be reversed or that a new trial be held. In papers filed in U.S. District Court last week, the attorney presented numerous reasons why he believes a federal jury last month was unjustified in its finding that the township and two officials violated Smith's civil and First Amendment rights. The attorney, Robert G. Hanna Jr., argued that Judge Charles Weiner was wrong not to have "directed the verdict" and advised the jury to rule in favor of the township because there was not enough evidence to support Smith's contentions.
September 1, 1992 |
Montgomery County Court Judge Paul W. Tressler was listed in fair condition yesterday after suffering severe injuries in a Sunday morning auto accident in Towamencin Township. Tressler's left hand was damaged so badly that doctors at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania were forced to amputate it Sunday, said Towamencin Police Chief Joseph Kirschner. A hospital spokeswoman said the judge, 52, of Souderton, remains in the surgical intensive-care unit. "I'm told he is in good spirits, but also in a lot of pain," said Montgomery President Judge William T. Nicholas.
December 12, 1996 |
Al Edwards examines a car driven by his Pace Supply Co. employee Carl Bowers. Police said Harry Himeback drifted into the westbound lane yesterday, colliding with Bowers' station wagon on Allentown Road in Towamencin Township. Both men were taken to University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
September 27, 1990 |
At Fischers Park in Towamencin Township, a group of music students studying under the Suzuki method gathered Saturday for a performance, despite the rain. Under the method, a child learns to play along with a parent, and they practice together daily.
November 26, 1999 |
Garfield James Edmonds Jr., 70, of Towamencin Township in Montgomery County, had owned and operated manufacturing companies and was well-versed in the Bible through seminary studies. He died of heart failure Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was an engineer for Atlantic Refining Co. until 1956, when he joined the family business, JED Manufacturing Co., a machine shop in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. In 1958, JED moved to the city's Germantown section.
February 1, 2013
Two Montgomery County sisters were arrested after a two-year investigation and charged with illegally selling prescription painkillers, police said Wednesday. Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, both of Towamencin Township, were charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy, and related crimes, according to police. Darrina Slocum was arrested Jan. 19 at her home and released on bail. Ebony Slocum was arrested Tuesday after surrendering to police and was taken to the Montgomery County jail after not posting bail.
March 23, 2011 |
Montgomery County authorities are seeking the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver who struck down a woman Tuesday on Forty Foot Road in Towamencin Township. Police responders found the victim, whom investigators did not identify, shortly after 6 a.m. on Forty Foot between Detweiler Road and Towamencin Avenue. But they didn't find the vehicle that hit her. The woman was taken to the Abington Memorial Hospital trauma center for treatment and is listed in critical condition.
September 30, 2011 |
A Montgomery County man has been arrested in a case of suspected "shaken baby syndrome. " Danilo Antonio Duran, 40, of Lansdale, was charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other related crimes. He was arraigned on $50,000 bail and transferred to Montgomery County prison. According to police, Duran flagged down an officer in Towamencin Township at 11:35 a.m. Monday. He had been trying to drive his five-month-old child, who had a seizure, to the hospital.
March 24, 2011
Police in Montgomery County were seeking the motorist who hit a female pedestrian in Towamencin Township on Wednesday morning, and then left the scene. The woman was struck at 6:09 a.m. by a vehicle traveling south on Forty Foot Road approaching Towamencin Avenue, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Towamencin Police Chief Paul T. Dickinson said. The woman was in critical condition at Abington Hospital Trauma Center. Her identity was not available. Investigators said they believed the vehicle is blue or green and might have headlight damage.