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(Montgomery County law enforcement officials pose with the sheriff's department's K-9 corps, now sporting official police badges.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco K-9s Get Official Police Badges

County officials say the gold shields are just another level of safety for the dogs in case they get separated from their handlers during an incident or investigation.

08/05/2014

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Main Line Teacher Gets Prison After Taking Up With Former Student He Molested

Prosecutors say the law caught up with James Civello earlier this year when they found out he was living in Philadelphia with the same former student of the Shipley School with whom he had an illegal relationship.

08/04/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

P.F. Chang’s Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach, Including Some In Philadelphia Area

Restaurants in Collegeville, Pa., Glen Mills, Pa., and Princeton, NJ are affected.

08/04/2014

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin (Credit: Joan Brook Photography)

Historic Montco Synagogue Hires First Female Rabbi

Congregation Adath Jeshurun is breaking ground with its new rabbi — the first female rabbi in its 156-year history.

08/03/2014

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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

(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

(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

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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

(Credit: Hester Kamin)

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

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

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.

07/29/2014

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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

(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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