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Abington Pa.

(Officials hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for an extension of the Pennypack Trail which will use a former Septa railroad bed.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Work Begins On 3.2-Mile Extension Of Pennypack Trail In Montco

Construction on the trail, most of which will be along the scenic Pennypack Creek, is already underway, and should be wrapped up by the fall of next year.

06/06/2014

(Abington Police Officer Jennifer Doyle and her canine partner  "Bella." Credit: Bernadette Wilkinson)

2013 IN REVIEW: Abington’s First Female K-9 Officer

Officer Jennifer Doyle had already been an Abington police officer for eight years and says she has loved every minute of it but always aspired to be a canine officer.

12/25/2013

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Abington Thief Steals Christmas Gifts Meant For Goodwill Donation

Hundreds of dollars’ worth of gifts and other items that were supposed to be donated to Goodwill for the holidays were taken from a car in the Noble section of Abington Township last Tuesday.

12/23/2013

(Richard Cirko of VNA describes the new program for area elders.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Elder-Care Group Improving Odds For Clients To Remain at Home

The program, called “Aging at Home — a Community Network,” is a partnership between the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, in Abington.

11/06/2013

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Montco Officials To Offer Anti-Fraud Seminars To Youth Sports Groups

“It can be as simple as requiring two signatures on every check,” says Montgomery County controller Stewart Greenleaf Jr.

08/09/2013

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Montgomery County Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing From Youth Sports Organizations

An Abington man is under arrest after being accused of stealing over $40,000 from two youth sports organizations in Montgomery County.

07/19/2013

(The scene of the building collapse on June 5th that killed six people and injured 13.  File photo)

Montco Firm Is Digitally Mapping Site of Fatal Center City Building Collapse

Attorneys are hoping to use that information to reconstruct the collapse by comparing it to how the building looked before and during demolition.

06/11/2013

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Montco Businessman Gets 2-4 Years For Soliciting Kidnap Of Supposed Rival

Midway through his trial late last year, Paul Vangore pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal solicitation to commit kidnapping with the intent to cause bodily injury.

02/28/2013

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Local Red Cross Helping Families After Several Christmas Fires

The local chapter of the Red Cross says they are assisting 16 people who were forced from their homes by fire on Christmas Day.

12/25/2012

(File photo by Tony Hanson)

Montco Police Departments Offering Grocery Gift Cards For Surrendered Guns

They’ll pay $75 for handguns and rifles, and $125 for assault weapons.

09/28/2012

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Fast Food Armed Robbery On Old York Rd. Caught On Video

Police say it was just after 6am Monday when two men, at least one armed with a handgun, burst into the store and announced a holdup.

09/18/2012

(Artist's rendering, provided, of how the advertisement for Aretha Swift will look on the billboard.)

Area Billboard Companies Aid Montco Woman’s Search for a Kidney Donor

An Abington Township family’s effort to find a kidney donor for their ailing mother is moving to another level.

06/01/2012

(File photo: Penndot workers place a roadway advisory sign.)

3½-Month Closure of Major Pa. Turnpike Access Artery Begins Next Week

Drivers who use Susquehanna Road through Abington to get to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County will have to find another route, starting Monday.

05/10/2012

(Aretha Swift, left, and her children, in family photo.)

Montco Family Hoping For A Kidney Donor For Their Ailing Mom

Aretha Swift of Abington just turned 52. She suffers from diabetes, is in renal failure and on dialysis. Doctors say she needs a new kidney, and she’s been on the transplant list for more than a year.

01/27/2012

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Montco Man Hopes For Lower Bail In Triple-Murder-For-Hire Case

Defense attorney Francis Recchuiti argued that his client, Paul Vangore, is not a flight risk or a threat to the community, his wife, or the alleged victims in the case.

01/04/2012

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