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(Marcel Johnson, 22, was convicted of the November 2013 death of 22-year-old Ebony Talley and her four-year-old daughter.)

Trial Opens in 2013 Levittown, Pa. Murder of Woman and Four-Year-Old

Bucks County assistant district attorney Matt Weintraub says he is confident the evidence will show defendant Marcel Johnson was the murderer.

05/27/2015

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West Chester Family Sues Ikea After Toddler Crushed By Toppled Dresser

Curren Collas was killed last February in his West Chester home when a 136-pound, six-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over on him.

05/26/2015

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Redevelopment Plan For Willow Grove Air Base Inches Forward

“This is a gigantic step forward for us,” says Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority (HLRA) director Mike McGee of the newly signed negotiating agreement.

05/26/2015

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Montgomery County Loan Helping Popular Flourtown Farmers’ Market Relocate

The Flourtown Farmers Market now has a new home, thanks in part to a low-interest loan from Montgomery County.

05/22/2015

Emergency crews were out on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County to practice drills in the case of an oil spill from a train derailment. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Emergency Crews Practice Drills In Case Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

Training this week has emergency crews doing a “what-if” for potential disasters along suburban rail lines.

05/22/2015

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Pottstown Man, Saved From Gang Assassination, Charged With Drug-Induced Felonies

The same day the 30+ gang member arrests were announced, Morgalo was himself arrested. Witnesses say he climbed onto a UPS truck and forced the driver to flee.

05/21/2015

(Participants in the 2014 GirlSTEM conference.  Photo provided)

Bucks County Conference Aims To Give Girls A Leg Up in ‘STEM’ Careers

STEM, of course, stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

05/20/2015

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Upstart Challenger Prevails in GOP Primary For Montco Commissioners

It was a surprise victory, as the 26-year-old ran without the backing of the county’s Republican Party and held small gatherings inside the homes of his supporters.

05/20/2015

(Richard Schroeter.  Photo provided by Montgomery County DA)

Former State Police Firearms Instructor Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Trooper In Montgomery County

Forty-three-year-old former State Police Corporal Richard Schroeter has pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering others in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Trooper during a training session in Montgomery County in September.

05/19/2015

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Norristown Gun Dealer Thinks Lawsuit Over Cop Killing is Harassment

“They’ve now filed suit against everybody they can think of, because they want to put gun dealers out of business,” says William Gordon’s personal attorney, Michael Gottlieb.

05/18/2015

Left to right: Supt. Michael McGrath, Ofc. Joseph Hunsicker (coordinator of LMPD’s mental health program), Capt. William Boegly. 
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Local Police Department Honored For Its Work Assisting Those Dealing With Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI awards Lower Merion Police Department with its 2015 Criminal Justice Award.

05/17/2015

(A digital rendering of the veterans' memorial as it will look outside Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Image provided)

New Military Veterans’ Memorial Being Unveiled at Hatboro-Horsham H.S.

The school’s director of choral activities, Bill Naydan, came up with the idea for a veterans’ monument at the high school as he toured through Europe.

05/15/2015

Montco contingent bikes to Valley Forge Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ride Your Bike To Work Day Recognized In Philly Suburbs

A group from Montgomery County rode up the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to Valley Forge National Historic Park, meeting with a contingent who rode in from Chester County.

05/15/2015

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, flanked by Berks County DA John Adams, left,  and Pottstown police chief Richard Drumheller, holds a seized Tec-9 automatic handgun.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

34 Arrests, With More Expected, in Drug Gang Probe In and Around Pottstown, Pa.

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the gangs were rivals not just in selling drugs but in violence, without regard to anyone in the community.

05/14/2015

Suspect Edward O'Brien III. (credit: Chester County District Attorney's Office)

Chester County Judge Tosses Son’s Murder Charge in Death of Elderly Father

A judge in Chester County has dismissed charges of third-degree murder, theft, and receiving stolen property against Edward O’Brien III, but a trial was ordered on other charges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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