Jim Melwert

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. 
(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio)

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

(Images of suspect Bradley Stone before and after modification by a Souderton student at the request of the Montco DA.)

Montco High School Student Honored For Helping DA via Photoshopping Skills

“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Chad Wilcox is led from court after being sentenced to 40-80 years in prison for third-degree murder, robbery, and burglary.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Pa. Man Gets Decades in Prison After Guilty Plea in a Craigslist Murder

Chad Wilcox, 29, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to robbing and killing a Norristown man he’d met through a sex ad on the commerce web site “Craigslist.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(photo provided by Ryan Ritchey)

Local Documentary Filmmaker Sets Sights On Willow Grove Park

A documentary-film maker is focusing on an area-theme park that’s been closed for decades, but was once one of the biggest in the country.

05/10/2015

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono announces new bike unit on steps of Montgomery County Courthouse. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Gets New Bike Unit

Some Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling on bicycles around the courthouse, the Norristown Transportation Center, and on the trails, thanks to some help from Pottstown police, the D.A.’s office – and an anonymous donor.

05/09/2015

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