Risa Ferman

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Investigators Visit Office of Embattled Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane; No Items Seized

Montco DA Risa Ferman has been assigned to decide whether to file charges against Kane, in light of a grand jury report that accused Kane of leaking grand jury information and then lying about it.

06/18/2015

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, flanked by Berks County DA John Adams, left,  and Pottstown police chief Richard Drumheller, holds a seized Tec-9 automatic handgun.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

34 Arrests, With More Expected, in Drug Gang Probe In and Around Pottstown, Pa.

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the gangs were rivals not just in selling drugs but in violence, without regard to anyone in the community.

05/14/2015

(Images of suspect Bradley Stone before and after modification by a Souderton student at the request of the Montco DA.)

Montco High School Student Honored For Helping DA via Photoshopping Skills

“Cory (Azeff) was able to use the facilities at Souderton High School digital media lab to create an image for us that more closely reflected what the suspect looked like on that day,” DA Risa Ferman says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(The family of late state trooper David Kedra unveils his memorial plaque outside the Montgomery County Courthouse.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Memorial Plaque Unveiled For Pa. Trooper Killed on Duty, Renewing Family’s Ire

The trooper’s brother says his family is still upset because they feel more serious charges should have been brought against the state police firearms instructor who accidentally shot him.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Montco Judge Quickly Airs Documents From Grand Jury Probe of Kathleen Kane

In a brief motions hearing this morning, Kane’s lawyer asked that the grand jury materials be released. But the judge’s compliance and speed in doing so was surprising.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(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

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montco DA Says She’ll Move Carefully on Grand Jury Leak Charges Against Kathleen Kane

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Risa Ferman said she will review the case with a commitment to “fairness, integrity, and justice.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

North Penn High School. (credit: CBS)

Montgomery County DA: ‘On What Planet Do You Send Naked Photos To A Teen Boy And Think It’s Private?’

Montgomery County District Attorney, Risa Ferman told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano that she is stunned that some of, if not all of, the girls thought that those photos were going to stay private.

03/31/2015

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montgomery Co. DA: We Were Completely Ignored By Gov. Wolf On The Death Penalty

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the lack of communication that occurred before Governor Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

02/16/2015

(The Montgomery County Courthouse.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County Courthouse Receives Bomb Threat

Officials say they responded to the Montgomery County Courthouse Thursday morning following a bomb threat.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

Attorney Lanny Davis speaking in Philadelphia. (File photo by John McDevitt)

Pennsylvania High Court Puts Hold on Kathleen Kane Leak Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for March, in Philadelphia, after Kane questioned the legality of special prosecutor Tom Carluccio’s appointment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(credit: CBS3)

No Criminal Charges Against Bucks County Guidance Counselor For Facebook Threat

A Bucks County guidance counselor who used social media to threaten to harm protesters outside an Eagles game will not face any criminal charges for her actions.

12/24/2014

(Montgomery County, Pa. sheriff Russell Bono, flanked by assistant DA Bradford Richman, left, and DA Risa Ferman, right, talks about the DUI sweep.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Nine Nabbed in Montco For Ignoring DUI Court

“The DUI crimes are the most likely to see crashes where innocent people who are simply minding their own business are killed,” notes Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.

12/22/2014

(Photo from Montco DA)

Horsham Man Charged With Three Robberies at Same Hatboro Bank Branch

Prosecutors say they used eyewitness accounts and video surveillance to develop their suspect, eventually arresting Clark Leary.

11/18/2014

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montgomery County D.A. Restructuring Office In Wake Of Mistake Made Earlier This Year

The changes include a new ombudsman position which will provide independent reviews of cases and an assistant chief of trials who will be there to answer questions from prosecutors in the office.

10/26/2014

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