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(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by 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 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

(Photo from Montco DA's office)

Montco Schoolteacher Charged in Sexual Relationship With Student, 17

Prosecutors say teacher Sean McCullough carried on an intimate sexual relationship with the girl during her senior year at Methacton High School.

08/16/2012

(The Rittenhouse Club condominium, in Norristown.  File photo)

Judge Rules Builder Of Condemned Norristown Condos Was Not Reckless

Judge William Carpenter ruled that prosecutors did not meet their burden of proof in the case against Bruce Fazio, accused of lining his own pockets by intentionally cut corners on the construction project.

06/25/2012

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