Montgomery County Courthouse

Montgomery County commissioners Val Arkoosh (left), Josh Shapiro (second from left), and Bruce Castor (right) plant "moon tree" outside the courthouse. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Montgomery County Courthouse New Home Of “Moon Tree”

A new tree, recently planted outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, is “out of this world.”

04/26/2015

(The current security checkpoints at the Montgomery County Courthouse are being expanded.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Courthouse Expanding Security; Judges, Attorneys To Undergo Screening

Starting next month, Montgomery County, Pa. will implement new security measures at the courthouse in Norristown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

(The Montgomery County Courthouse.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County Judge Gives High School Students Inside Look At Life In Legal Field

Judge Gary Silow is giving some students at Abington High School a unique opportunity to see first-hand what it’s like working in the fields of law and government.

02/27/2015

Still image of "person of interest" from surveillance video outside of 7-Eleven along Main Street in West Norriton. (credit: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office)

Surveillance Video Released In Connection With Montgomery County Courthouse Bomb Threat

Law enforcement authorities in Montgomery County have released surveillance video of a man they are calling a “person of interest” in connection with last week’s bomb threat at the courthouse in Norristown.

02/03/2015

(The Montgomery County Courthouse.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County Courthouse Receives Bomb Threat

Officials say they responded to the Montgomery County Courthouse Thursday morning following a bomb threat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montgomery County District Attorney Won’t Seek Re-Election

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says she will not run for re-election, but instead will seek a seat as a Common Pleas Court judge.

01/06/2015

(credit: Brad Segall)

Unique Art Program Inside Courthouse In Norristown Singled Out For Recognition

Tourism officials have singled out a Montgomery County judge for her unique program designed to dress up the walls inside the courthouse in Norristown.

11/24/2014

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Montgomery County’s New Courthouse Dog To Help Comfort, Support Victims And Witnesses

“Turks”, a “Courthouse Comfort Dog”, will now roam the hallways, helping witnesses, victims and even prospective jurors make their way through the often daunting criminal justice system.

10/03/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial In 2012 Slaying Of Baby, Grandmother In Montco Set To Begin This Week

Jury selection is scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Philadelphia man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot.

09/16/2014

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Former Head Of Montgomery County Courthouse Law Library Pleads In Misuse Of Funds

The former head of the Montgomery County Courthouse law library has pleaded guilty to misuse of funds.

05/29/2014

(DA Risa Ferman, Sheriff Eileen Behr, and dogs-in-training "Reece" and "Bear" wtih their handlers.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Patrol Dogs Being Added at Montgomery County Courthouse

The district attorney’s office used money confiscated from convicted drug dealers to buy a pair of dogs that will be trained to sniff for narcotics and will be used to patrol the two courthouse entrances and the hallways outside courtrooms.

10/07/2013

(Photo from Montgomery County DA)

Theft Trial Ordered For Former Montco Law Librarian

Bruce Piscadlo is charged with stealing taxpayer money to buy expensive items for himself and his staff.

08/30/2013

A stop gun violence rally in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse on National Day to Demand Action. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Law Enforcement, Politicians, Public Gather For ‘Stop Gun Violence’ Rally In Montgomery County

It was billed as a National Day to Demand Action with hundreds of people across the country demanding that Congress take immediate action to strengthen the background check system and reduce gun violence.

03/29/2013

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Montgomery County To Test Use Of Self-Service Payment Kiosks

Montgomery County is looking into whether self service payment kiosks will help collect more county fees, court costs, fines and other financial obligations that people owe.

12/31/2012

A portrait of Judge Richard Hodgson hangs in the Montgomery County Courthouse. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Mourns Loss Of Prominent Common Pleas Court Judge

Longtime Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Hodgson passed away on Thursday night at the age of 64 after an illness.

07/20/2012

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