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Montgomery County Pa.

(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

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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

(Supporters of same-sex marriage rally on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Gay Marriage Supporters Rally at Montco Courthouse

Several dozen members of the community showed up to thank register of wills Bruce Hanes for the bold step he’s taken in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

08/05/2013

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Montco Asks Pa. Judge To Toss Pennsylvania’s Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.

08/02/2013

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Delaware Valley Bracing For Upsurge In Mosquito Population

Weather experts say June was the wettest month on record for the Philadelphia region, and that could translate into a bad mosquito season later on this summer.

07/05/2013

Man Gets 23 To 46 Years In Pa. Girlfriend’s Murder

A man has been sentenced in the strangulation murder of his girlfriend in Pottstown last year.

06/24/2013

(A truck driven by Benjamin Kane lays overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike after crashing into a maintenance crew.  File photo)

Guilty Plea In 2012 Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash That Killed Maintenance Worker

Benjamin Kane pleaded guilty to a felony charge of causing an accident involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.

06/24/2013

Montco commissioners Bruce Castor, Josh Shapiro, and Leslie Richards, L-R, at Tuesday morning's announcement.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County, Pa. Named Among The Healthiest Counties Nationwide For Kids

Montgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.

06/18/2013

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Montco Bookkeeper Charged With Buying Daughter’s Textbooks Using County Funds

Prosecutors say Barbara Melnyk was taken into custody inside the courthouse and charged with theft and related offenses.

06/14/2013

Montco Officials Urging Deadbeat Parents To Beat Child Support Amnesty Deadline

So far this week, two dozen people have turned themselves in to make arrangements to pay without fear of being arrested or sent to jail.

06/13/2013

(Montgomery County sheriff Eileen Behr announces the one-week child support delinquency amnesty.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Announces One-Week Amnesty For Child Support Deadbeats

Montgomery County officials say there are 300 outstanding bench warrants representing nearly $6 million that’s owed to the children.

05/29/2013

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