Montgomery County Pa.

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Montgomery County, Pa. Implementing Texting Option for 911 Emergency Callers

County commissioners have awarded a $100,000+ contract to begin the upgrades needed to make the 911 system compatible with texting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

No Easy Fix Seen For Plymouth Road, Closed By Worrisome Sinkhole

The bridge, which carries more than 15,000 cars a day, was shut down late last week when the shoulder started to cave in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(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

(Montco sheriff Russell Bono, left, announces the results of a sweep for defendants charged with DUI.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Deputies Arrest 11 For Outstanding DUI Warrants

Two o’clock in the morning, the defendants are sound asleep, and then comes the knock in the door.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Commissioner-designate Valerie Arkoosh, right, with Montgomery County commissioner Josh Shapiro.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Val Arkoosh Set to Be Sworn in As Replacement Montgomery County Commissioner

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because she ran last year in the Democratic primary to represent the 13th Congressional District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Graphic Crime Scene Photos in Yandamuri Trial Cause Stir, Then Recess

Several jurors in the trial of an Upper Merion man accused of murdering a ten-month-old girl and her grandmother were visibly shaken today when prosecutors showed one of their many crime scene photos.

10/02/2014

(File photo: carcasses of dead bedbugs.  Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

County Offices in Norristown, Pa. Reopen After Bedbug Scare

Exterminators were brought in to One Montgomery Plaza, across the street from the courthouse, on Monday and Tuesday after someone spotted a bedbug on a child’s stroller brought in by a family.

09/24/2014

(County commissioner Leslie Richards and Abington police chief William Kelly listen as first assistant DA Kevin Steele speaks with reporters about the new task force.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug Abuse

The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.

09/12/2014

(This house, on West Indian Lane in West Norriton, sold for $275,000.  Photo from Montgomery County property records web site)

Montgomery County Sells Off Properties of Deadbeat Owners To Satisfy Taxes

The auction raised about $450,000 — money that will be used to satisfy county, school district, and local municipality tax bills.

08/28/2014

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, far left, county chief public defender Keir Bradford-Grey, far right, and county commissioners listen as mentor Kirk Berry describes his experiences as a Big Brother mentor.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Montco Officials Hope Mentoring Can Break Cycle of Juvenile Crime

Officials say nearly three thousand children between the ages of 10 and 15 entered the juvenile justice system in the county last year. They say that one in five will return to the system within one year.

06/24/2014

(Officials hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pennsylvania Turnpike project.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Another Pa. Turnpike Widening Project Gets Rolling

The eleven-mile stretch between Mid-County and the Lansdale interchange carries more than 65,000 cars a day.

06/23/2014

(Officials hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for an extension of the Pennypack Trail which will use a former Septa railroad bed.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Work Begins On 3.2-Mile Extension Of Pennypack Trail In Montco

Construction on the trail, most of which will be along the scenic Pennypack Creek, is already underway, and should be wrapped up by the fall of next year.

06/06/2014

(Mindy Cohan and Lauren Rosenberg of Lafayette Hill, Pa. chat with Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.  Photo by Nicole Brewer)

(credit: Nicole Brewer)

Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Resumes in Montgomery County

Mindy Cohan and Lauren Rosenberg of nearby Lafayette Hill walked through the doors of the register of wills office — where marriage licenses are issued — shortly after 8:30am.

05/28/2014

(Contractor Walter Logan, center, with his wife and his attorney, Mark Tanner.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Detective at Heart of Embarrassing Montco Prosecution Fired By DA

Contractor Walter Logan (in photo) was charged with defrauding a Jenkintown church, but later exonerated. The Montgomery County DA issued an apology and the county paid Logan $1.6 million.

05/23/2014

(Gov. Corbett, in red sweater, holds a briefing at the Peco operations center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Gov. Corbett Says Federal Government, Outside Utilities Helping Ice Storm Recovery

Corbett toured a section Blue Bell, Pa. where Peco crews were working to fix downed power lines, and he urged those without electricity to be patient.

02/06/2014

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