Montgomery County Pa.

(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

(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

(Rep. Jim Gerlach, .  Credit: CBS-3)

Montco GOP Head Hopeful a ‘Good Candidate’ Will Emerge to Succeed Rep. Gerlach

Congressman Jim Gerlach’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to a seventh two-year term in the US House is expected to set off a mad scramble for his seat.

01/07/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Lower Merion Police Hoping Public Can Help Crack String of Burglaries

Since the beginning of the year, Lower Merion police say, there have been more than 200 burglaries or attempted burglaries at homes and commercial buildings throughout the township.

11/13/2013

(Former Montgomery County commissioner Jim Matthews, in file photo.)

Former Montco Commissioner Jim Matthews Gets His Record Cleared

Matthews, a former Montgomery County commissioner, spent a year on probation after agreeing to enter a probationary program for first-time offenders without admitting any guilt.

10/25/2013

(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

(Montco DA Risa Ferman and Mission Kids development director Dina Fink at a "Mission Possible" fundraiser in April.  Photo provided)

Mission: Helping Young Victims of Abuse

Montco DA Risa Ferman’s vision of a center of advocacy for child abuse victims has gotten a big boost from Dina Fink (right).

09/16/2013

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