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This TD Bank branch in Hatboro was robbed shortly before Kevin Way, walking down the street, was shot by a Hatboro councilman.  File photo from Chopper 3)

Montco DA Weighing Charges Against Hatboro Councilman Who Shot Bank Robbery Suspect

Could councilman George Forgeng face criminal charges? The Montgomery County district attorney must decide.

07/10/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco DA Says Statute of Limitations Prevents New Prosecution of Bill Cosby

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says there’s nothing her office can do with the new information that he obtained prescription drugs for others.

07/07/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Investigators Visit Office of Embattled Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane; No Items Seized

Montco DA Risa Ferman has been assigned to decide whether to file charges against Kane, in light of a grand jury report that accused Kane of leaking grand jury information and then lying about it.

06/18/2015

(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

(The family of late state trooper David Kedra unveils his memorial plaque outside the Montgomery County Courthouse.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Memorial Plaque Unveiled For Pa. Trooper Killed on Duty, Renewing Family’s Ire

The trooper’s brother says his family is still upset because they feel more serious charges should have been brought against the state police firearms instructor who accidentally shot him.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Paul Brown was killed on Christmas Day 2012, in Norristown, Pa.   Photo provided by Montco DA)

$5,000 Reward Offered in 2012 Norristown Cold-Case Murder

Paul Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body inside a car on Scott Alley, in Norristown, just before 5pm on Christmas Day, 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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

Montco DA Apologizes For Remarks About Contractor, Later Exonerated

When he was arrested and charged with failing to pay subcontractors on a project at the Salem Baptist Church, DA Risa Ferman (in file photo) used words like “despicable” and “low” to describe Walter Logan.

05/21/2014

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

Montco DA Hoping ‘John’ Stings Will Cut Down on Prostitution in County

The DA of Montgomery County, Pa. wants to crack down on the illegal sex trade and its potential link to human trafficking.

02/21/2014

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, center, shows a seized bag of crystal meth as  Montco prosecutor Kevin Steele, left, and Berks DA John Adams, right, listen.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Six Charged In Montgomery County Meth Ring Bust

Six Mexican nationals, five of them in the country illegally, are under arrest, accused of running a high-level crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring that targeted the streets of Berks and Montgomery counties.

10/08/2013

(THE REAL THING.  Montgomery County sheriff Eileen Behr, right, and deputy John Austin, left.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Officials Warn Of Phone Scammer Posing As Deputy Sheriff

The Montgomery County district attorney’s office is currently investigating at least two calls that were made to county residents in which the caller, identifying himself as a member of the sheriff’s office, demands the answerer’s Social Security number, date of birth, and address.

09/10/2013

(Montco DA Risa Ferman and other officials show one of the secure medication drop-off boxes that will be placed around the county.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Placing Secure Drop-Boxes For Prescription Drug Disposal

There will be two boxes at the county courthouse in Norristown, and at eight others at police departments scattered throughout the county.

04/04/2013

(Edward Doyle.  Photo from Upper Moreland PD)

Charges In Death Of Montco Infant Upgraded To Murder

Her father says he tripped while holding her after drinking and fell on her.

02/26/2013

(Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Photo provided)

Officials Say Hatboro-Horsham Student Found and Punished For Disruptive E-Mail

That student has now gone through the juvenile court system and will be serving 100 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution.

12/18/2012

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Bruce Castor Eyes Possible 2014 Primary Challenge To Gov. Corbett

A Republican who opposed Tom Corbett when he was elected attorney general in 2004 says he may take on now-governor Tom Corbett in the 2014 GOP primary.

12/05/2012

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial Ordered in Montco Kidnap-Double Murder Case

In a 20-minute videotaped confession to police, Raghu Yandamuri says he planned to kidnap Saanvi Venna to get money from her parents.

11/28/2012

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