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Montgomery County

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Ringleader of Comcast Ripoff Scam Sentenced to Prison in Montco

Prosecutors say Alston Buchanan employed more than two dozen people who would spread the word that, for an upfront payment, they could have their monthly Comcast bills reduced.

08/01/2014

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Red Light Cameras Begin Operation In Abington Township

At midnight Friday, red light cameras click on at three of the town’s busiest, and, according to police, most dangerous intersections.

07/31/2014

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Weather: Threat Of Rain Increases As August Begins

An offshore front will be pushed back toward the coast during the next 36 hours and this will increase our precipitation chances through the weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms can occur tomorrow afternoon but will become more numerous as we move into Saturday.

07/31/2014

(Mark Citron, following his arrest.  File photo by Jericka Duncan)

Jenkintown Teacher Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty to Sex With Student

The victim told the court that Mark Citron helped her through a difficult time in her life when she was 17 but began touching her inappropriately.

07/31/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

One Pa. Lawmaker Has Doubts About Passage of Phila. Cigarette Tax For Schools

Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.

07/31/2014

(Penndot inspector Rober Slamon is brought into court for his hearing.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Two Charged in Alleged Scheme To Rip Off PennDOT and Taxpayers

Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.

07/31/2014

File Photo 2013 "National Night Out" in South Philadelphia. (credit: Dan Wing)

Millions To Take Part In National Crime Prevention Effort Started By Local Man

It’s called “National Night Out” and it was started 31 years ago by Matt Peskin of Wynnewood, Montgomery County.

07/31/2014

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Police: Juveniles Break Into Montgomery Co. Home, Bake Some Pot Brownies

According to Pennsylvania State Police, two juveniles were arrested for allegedly breaking into a home and baking some pot brownies.

07/30/2014

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Four Plead Guilty in ‘Preppie Main Line Drug Ring’ Case

The four, labeled “sub-dealers” by prosecutors, pleaded guilty to numerous drug charges in Montgomery County Court.

07/30/2014

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Future Stars Of Broadway Under The Spotlight In Bucks County

It’s a once in a lifetime experience for 18 teens from throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties and New Jersey.

07/30/2014

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Weather: A Chill To Start

Skies will clear overnight allowing temperatures to fall fast. The low in Philadelphia, around 60, just a few degrees shy of the record low: 58 set in 1981.

07/30/2014

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Merck Announces Another Round Of Layoffs

On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August.

07/28/2014

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Nation’s Veterans

A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans. Among the speakers, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

07/28/2014

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Overnight Storms Cause Serious Damage Throughout Area

Heavy storms in the overnight hours wreaked havoc all throughout the region, causing plenty of damage along the way.

07/28/2014

Stratagem Pictures co-president PJ Dimuzio. (Credit: Alexa Kelly)

Hear Philly: Movies, Music Videos, And More – Exploring Conshohocken’s Stratagem Pictures

Philly is known for cheese steaks and football, but an up-and-coming company in Conshohocken wants to add popcorn and quirky independent films to the list.

07/24/2014

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