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  1. DePasquale urges state to follow Montco's pension strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Philly.com

    Since Montgomery County moved its pension funds into a low-cost index portfolio last year, Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro has been urging other government agencies to follow a similar strategy. His proselytizing got a boost Thursday when Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale praised Montco's approach and said all government pension systems -- including the Commonwealth's two largest, PSERS and SERS -- should consider making the switch.

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  2. Guarded excitement about Obama's pending new deportation rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Philly.com

    Excitement built across the region Wednesday ahead of President Obama's expected announcement of executive orders that would spare millions of the nation's undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, immigrant-aid groups scrambled, planning parties to watch the president's televised announcement, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, and support it with rallies Friday.

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  3. Immigrants and supporters excited about new deportation rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Philly.com

    Excitement built across the region Wednesday ahead of President Obama's expected announcement of executive orders that will spare millions of the nation's undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, immigrant-aid groups scrambled, planning parties to watch the president's televised announcement, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, and to support it with rallies on Friday.

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  4. Part of A.C. Line suspended; West Trenton trains resumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Philly.com

    Service on part of New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City rail line is suspended this morning, while SEPTA says trains are operating again on its West Trenton Regional Rail line. Trains on the Atlantic City line aren't running between 30th Street Station and Cherry Hill due to an Amtrak switch problem, according to N.J. Transit.

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  5. AG Kane: Office leak did not break lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane a reads a statement to reporters Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 upon her arrival in Norristown, Pa., to testify before a grand jury. Kane indicated Monday that the investigation deals with an alleged violation of grand jury secrecy by her office.

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  6. $450,000 jackpot won in suburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Philly.com

    Last week, an $800,000 Cash 5 jackpot was won in Norristown, Montgomery County. It was sold at the Quik Stop at 927 Stanbridge St., Norristown, Montgomery County.

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  7. The annual hassles of clearing leavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Philly.com

    James Dunne noticed the leaves of his Conshohocken neighbors piled along the street last Wednesday, grabbed his leaf blower, and for two hours played his small part in the massive recycling project that has become as much a part of autumn around here as apples, pumpkins, and scarecrows. The sizable mounds of leaves in front of his neighbor's houses underscored the obvious: The large, old trees - many oak and hickory - that shade his development in summer exact a price in October and November.

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  8. SEPTA sets next hearings on new Montco rail extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Philly.com

    KING OF PRUSSIA SEPTA has scheduled the next round of public hearings on the proposed high-speed rail extension to King of Prussia. The project, which would extend the Norristown High-Speed Rail Line, is roughly two years into a 10-year planning and construction process.

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  9. Arrest in Montco illegal-gun probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Philly.com

    One of the guns was used last week by a man who was angry at his ex-girlfriend and fired seven bullets through a window into her Norristown home just missing an 8-year-old child, police said. Three more guns allegedly were sold outside Cheltenham Mall in July.

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  10. Montco DA announces arrest in illegal-gun probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Philly.com

    One of the guns was used last week by a man who was angry at his ex-girlfriend and fired seven bullets through a window into her Norristown home and just missing an 8-year-old child, police said. Three more guns allegedly were sold outside the Cheltenham Mall in July for $1,500.

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  11. Graphic: School Performance ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Philly.com

    The state Department of Education has released School Performance Profile scores for 2,903 public schools, including charters. Locally, more than 775 schools were scored.

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  12. Jury deliberates in Robb's wrongful death suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Philly.com

    A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday began deliberating in the wrongful death lawsuit against Rafael Robb, the former University of Pennsylvania economics professor convicted of beating his wife to death in 2006 in their Upper Merion home. The jury, which started deliberating in the courthouse in Norristown shortly before noon, will weigh how much money to award to the estate of Robb's former wife, Ellen Gregory Robb.

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  13. Olivia Robb testifies against her fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Philly.com

    On the day that Olivia Robb's mother, Ellen Gregory Robb, was beaten to death in the family's Upper Merion home, police led the 12-year-old girl to where her father, Rafael, sat in a nearby ambulance. "He told me not to worry, that everything would be fine," Olivia Robb testified Tuesday, speaking to jurors in the Montgomery County Court wrongful-death suit against her father.

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  14. Olivia Robb expected to testify Tuesday afternoon in her father's civil caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Philly.com

    On the day her husband, Rafael Robb, beat her to death in their Upper Merion home, Ellen Gregory Robb was poised to leave her marriage, her brother testified on Tuesday in Montgomery County Court in Norristown. Gary Gregory, Ellen Robb's brother, told a jury in Rafael Robb's civil trial that he was elated that his sister was about to start her life anew, freed from the controlling hand of her husband.

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  15. Montco's election website gets a makeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Philly.com

    NORRISTOWN Voters and campaign staff watching for election results in Montgomery County Tuesday will see a different look on the county's website. Election returns that used to appear as a long list of names and numbers will now be presented with graphics allowing viewers to analyze races, voter registration, and turnout.

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  16. Money still a roadblock to KoP rail lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Philly.com

    SEPTA's plan to expand rail service to King of Prussia got a major boost from the state with last year's transportation-funding bill. Yet, two years into the project's planning, funding remains its largest hurdle.

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  17. Montco court proceedings by video conference to expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Philly.com

    NORRISTOWN Montgomery County is expanding a pilot program that allows inmates to waive their preliminary hearings via video conference, instead of having to be transported from the jail in Eagleville to the district court where they were charged. The county says the program saves money for local police agencies and keeps inmates more secure by reducing the number of transports.

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  18. For Tom Wolf, a campaign - and a life - of learningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Philly.com

    Tom Wolf stabbed the broom at an area rug, a dustpan in his other hand. The grit didn't budge.

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  19. Sen. LeAnna Washington to plead guilty, lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Philly.com

    State Sen. LeAnna Washington will plead guilty to accusations that she used taxpayer resources to plan political fund-raisers, her attorney said in court Friday. Washington, a Democrat who represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, faces two felony charges of theft of services and conflict of interest.

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  20. Accused rapist charged in Montco stabbing deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Philly.com

    Chad Wilcox is accused of killing a man in Norristown after failing to show up for court to face rape charges in an unrelated case in Lycoming County. A man who failed to show up to court in central Pennsylvania to face rape charges in September has been charged with fatally stabbing a man in Norristown while on the lam.

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