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Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mum on Changes To Security Procedures

Richard Plotts was able to walk into the Mercy Wellness Center carrying a gun that authorities say he used to killed his mental health caseworker and injure Dr. Lee Silverman before Silverman pulled his own gun and fired back.

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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

(Police gather near a doorway of Mercy Wellness Center following a shooting there.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delco Police Official Calls Mercy Hospital Shooting Suspect a ‘Powder Keg’

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says Richard Plotts has been “302’d,” or committed to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation, after trying to commit suicide numerous times.

07/25/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Area Medical Facilities Consider Higher Security In Wake of Fatal Shooting

Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events that could disrupt care — everything from an “active shooter” incident to transit strikes and snowstorms.

07/25/2014

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Bensalem Police Stumble On 2 Women Suffering Possible Heroin Overdoses

Police say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.

07/24/2014

(Surveillance video images show the man who robbed a Walgreen's drugstore in Warminster, Pa.   Images provided by Warminster PD)

Police Seek Extra-Large Man Who Robbed Two Drugstores in Suburbs

Police say he shouldn’t be hard to miss: he’s described as six feet tall and could weigh between 300 and 350 pounds.

07/22/2014

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Montco Man Accused Of Murdering Toddler And Her Grandmother Asks Judge For Court Appointed Experts

Raghu Yandamuri, representing himself for the first time in a Montgomery County courtroom, asked Judge Steven O’Neill for a forensic pathologist and a computer animation expert who can reconstruct the crime scene.

07/21/2014

(The Montgomery County sheriff's Facebook page.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Montco Sheriff Turns To Social Media To Corral Deadbeat Parents

The sheriff’s department has done early-morning sweeps, and they want the public to take a look at their Facebook and Twitter accounts to see who they’re looking for.

07/21/2014

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Consumer Alert: Phone Scammers Still On The Prowl For Gullible Peco Customers

A phone scam targeting Peco customers in Philadelphia and the suburbs appears to be picking up steam, but officials say the number of people falling for the scam is dropping.

07/18/2014

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Pa. Turnpike Relocating Maintenance Facility, Making More Room For Mall

Work is underway on a $14-million project to relocate the turnpike’s Plymouth Meeting maintenance facility to the eastbound side of the toll road.

07/17/2014

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Bucks County Highway To Be Named in Honor of Slain Police Officer

Officer Brad Fox was shot and killed in September 2012 while patrolling the streets of Plymouth Township, but he grew up running around the streets of Warminster, Bucks County.

07/16/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Prosecutors Urge Judge To Keep Sen. LeAnna Washington’s Trial in Montco

A multi-county grand jury indicted the 68-year-old state lawmaker, and the presiding judge selected Montgomery County as the venue for the trial.

07/16/2014

(David St. Onge Jr. is escorted from district court after waiving his preliminary hearing.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Man Accused of Disposing of Granddad’s Body Held on $50,000 Bail

David St. Onge Jr. was arrested July 2nd and charged with helping his father dispose of the body of David Sr.’s father, whom David Sr. is accused of murdering.

David Sr. has been charged with the murder.

07/11/2014

(Tom Wolf chats with David Chandler of Chandler Bat Company.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Pa. Governor Candidate Tom Wolf Thinks Recent Corbett Action Was No Grand Slam

Visiting Chandler Bat Company, in Norristown, the challenger in the governor’s race took a swing at Corbett’s leadership skills.

07/11/2014

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Judge OKs Montco Official’s Lawsuit Against Private Mortgage Document Firm

The federal judge ruled that the private system for tracking transfers of mortgages known as “MERS” violated Pennsylvania law.

07/10/2014

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