Montgomery County Pa.

(County commissioners Josh Shapiro, center, and Val Arkoosh, standing at right, at the Homelessness Summit at Montgomery County Community College.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Homelessness Summit in Montco Touts County’s Aggregate Approach

Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”

06/17/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, shown with a kilogram of heroin, a handgun, and $10,000 cash found in an investigation that was started by an intercepted phone call to a Mexican drug trafficker.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Drug Task Force Intercepts Kilo of Heroin in Norristown, Pa.

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the heroin has a street value of more than $300,000.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Authorities in Montco Checking Door-to-Door For Valid Dog Licenses

Dog wardens were fanning out across municipalities in Montgomery County this week, checking to make sure dog owners have obtained licenses for their pets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Hand model: Alexa Kelly)

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.   File 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

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

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

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