7 hrs ago
100 talk about race, law enforcement in Montco
In response to the police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., about 100 people gathered Tuesday night in Norristown for a public forum on race, law enforcement, and community relations. The discussion, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta sorority's Montgomery County chapter, spanned a wide range of topics, from arrest and incarceration to education, ingrained social systems, and economics.
21 hrs ago
Wayne Avenue Home For Rent in Norristown
Mary Ann Manning died on September 8, 2014 after battling breast cancer. Services will be held on September 20 at 3:00 p.m. The Oklahoma State Capitol is more than 1,000 miles away, but Detroit Satanists have a thing or two to say about Baphomet monument.
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#PhillyFive Developing Stories: Sept. 16, 2014
3. Prostate cancer screening: The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition is holding a rally in Harrisburg today to promote a pro-screening law. The group has launched a "Don't Fear the Finger" campaign in an effort to counter a decline in PSA screening rates.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Norristown Man Sleeps in Strangers' Bed -- While They're In It -- Gets Probation
A Norristown man has been sentenced to four years' probation after pleading guilty to breaking into a home and climbing into bed -- right next to the couple who were already in it. Hank Williams, 28, had been drinking on Aug. 24, 2013, when he broke into the house on the 700 block of West Marshall Street, The Times Herald said .
Police: Norristown man electrocuted stealing wire
Upper Merion Police have released the name of a man electrocuted early Saturday morning while allegedly attempting to steal wire. Marc A. Tuoni, 41, of Norristown was found about 4. a.m. partly inside a large electrical junction box on the front lawn of the Kennedy Supplee Mansion, 1700 S. Trooper Rd., in Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Montco task force to address heroin overdoses
NORRISTOWN Faced with an alarming rise in overdose deaths from heroin and prescription drugs, Montgomery County has appointed a task force to address the issue. Eileen Lafferty, of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Prevention, said Montgomery County ranks seventh in the nation for prescription overdoses and heroin fatalities.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Exploring the link between sleep apnea and heart failure
Tyrone Conner of Norristown, Pa., left, thanks Dr. Paul Mather, center, and Dr. Sinil Sharma at the Jefferson Sleep Disorder Center in Philadelphia. Plenty of people with sleep apnea have found relief with the whirring nighttime machines that exert positive pressure on their airways, but for some reason these devices don't help much in people with heart failure.
Police: Norristown Man Electrocuted While Attempting To Steal Copper Wiring
An apparent attempted burglary went horribly wrong for a man who was trying to steal copper wiring early Saturday morning in Montgomery County. Authorities say a Norristown man was killed while attempting extract copper wiring from high-voltage electrical box in Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Unfixed leaky roof leads to Norristown resignation
What started as a leaky roof at a Norristown house in February ended this week with the resignation of the borough's code-enforcement officer and embarrassment for the local district judge who, it turned out, had illegally rented the building. Joseph Januzelli, Norristown's code officer since 2008, was forced to resign, town officials say, after an internal review found he failed to make sure the 81-year-old renter's house was up to code.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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Friday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post
Pottsgrove Knows 2015 Magic Tax Number: 2.6 Percent School district Business Administrator David Nester on Tuesday delivered his first news of the coming budget season by calculating how much Pottsgrove might be able to raise taxes next year. Pottsgrove Personnel Decisions Affect 28 Positions Pottsgrove school board personnel votes Tuesday covered an administrative appointment, three professional staff actions, five support staff actions, and 20 other authorizations.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Theatre Horizon to Open 10th Season with the Syringa Tree, 10/16-11/9
Theatre Horizon begins its 10th Anniversary season by taking audiences into South Africa during Apartheid with Pamela Gien 's renowned memory play, The Syringa Tree. This lovely work is set to run October 16-November 9. It opens Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. All shows are performed at Theatre Horizon's home space at 401 Dekalb Street.
SEPTA and MCES Unveil Suicide Helpline Signs at NTC
Sept. 10 is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. SEPTA and Montgomery County Emergency Service Inc. will unveil signs for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at the Norristown Transportation Center, Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line Station.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
County's Upset RE Tax Sale to Include 20 LP Properties
Properties throughout the county are being checked for back taxes. Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus, who also serves as the County's Director of Tax Claim, said that, in order to boost the local economy, he is on a mission to sell the homes.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Norristown to stop treating domestic violence victims as nuisances
Settling a federal lawsuit Monday, Norristown agreed to revoke an ordinance that sought to evict a woman for calling the police in several domestic violence disputes. The so-called nuisance ordinance targeted landlords and tenants who called for police assistance more than twice in four months.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Montco officials tout saving money for college
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County is encouraging its residents to start saving money for college this month, and it's offering an especially sweet deal for county employees. Employees who enroll in the state's 529 savings plan will not have to pay the program enrollment fee, county treasurer Jason Salus said Thursday.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Easy Way to Cut Your College Tuition in Half
A neighbor of mine is sending her son to a well-respected New England liberal arts college.
Police: Maintenance Worker Struck By Tractor-Trailer On Pa. Turnpike
Pennsylvania State Police say a highway maintenance worker was struck by a tractor-trailer on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Eastbound between Valley Forge and Norristown near mile marker 327.
Sandy Hill Road Home Among Those For Rent in Norristown
A 15-year-old girl was driving the Chevrolet Suburban that crashed Saturday, killing three Council Rock teens, the District Attorney said.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Temporary Schedule Change Planned for Manayunk/Norristown Line
There will be a change in the schedule on SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line due to track work being performed from Sept.
SEPTA routes get a Montco makeover
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SEPTA is implementing new transit schedules for the fall, with some of the biggest changes affecting Montgomery County routes.