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(Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Authorities Announce Takedown of Large-Scale Marijuana Ring

Eight people have been charged, and police say they seized hundreds of pounds of pot, $700,000 in cash, and firearms.

05/23/2013

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman.  Credit: Brad Segall)

DA Ferman Says Fatal Cheltenham Shooting Might Have Been Justified

“This is what we refer to when we talk about the Castle Doctrine,” DA Risa Ferman said.

04/25/2013

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Teen Sought In March Murder In Pottstown, Pa.

Police are looking for 19-year-old Maurice Andrews, who is known to hang out in Philadelphia, Norristown, and Pottstown.

04/10/2013

(Montco DA Risa Ferman and other officials show one of the secure medication drop-off boxes that will be placed around the county.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Placing Secure Drop-Boxes For Prescription Drug Disposal

There will be two boxes at the county courthouse in Norristown, and at eight others at police departments scattered throughout the county.

04/04/2013

(Montco DA Risa Ferman, in white suit, shows US Sen. Pat Toomey the facilities at Mission Kids.  Credit: David Madden)

In Montco, Child-Victim Facility Gets Nod of Approval From Sen. Pat Toomey

Housed in a nondescript building with an unpublicized address, Mission Kids allows children ages 3 to 17 the chance to deal with investigating detectives in a friendly environment.

03/15/2013

(Edward Doyle.  Photo from Upper Moreland PD)

Charges In Death Of Montco Infant Upgraded To Murder

Her father says he tripped while holding her after drinking and fell on her.

02/26/2013

(Dr. Rafael Robb, in 2007.  File photo from CBS3)

Parole Board To Meet With Family Of Woman Killed By Husband Days Before He’s Set To Be Released From Prison

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole will finally hear from the family of Ellen Robb. Her husband, former Penn Professor Rafael Robb, bludgeoned her to death more than six years ago.

01/18/2013

(Dr. Rafael Robb, in 2007.  File photo from CBS3)

Parole For Penn Prof. Who Killed Wife Infuriates Her Family

Ellen Robb’s family is calling on the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to reconsider its decision regarding former Penn professor Rafael Robb.

01/16/2013

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Reward Announced As Montgomery County DA Explains Lack of Disclosure In Murder-Kidnap

As the search continues for a missing 10-month-old girl in Montgomery County, Pa., prosecutors announced a $30,000 reward for her safe return and explained why they have been so tight-lipped when it comes to releasing information about the investigation and the murder of the little girl’s grandmother.

10/24/2012

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IRS To Share Info With Local Authorities in ID Theft Tax Return Frauds

The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to allow local police and prosecutors access to tax information to go after those who are perpetrating tax return fraud.

10/17/2012

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Lower Merion Cop Killed Nine Decades Ago Remembered

Law enforcement turned out Thursday to remember a cop who made the ultimate sacrifice in Lower Merion nearly 90 years ago.

09/27/2012

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Authorities Take Down Operation Distributing Synthetic Drugs Throughout Tri-State Area

Fifteen people are under arrest in Montgomery County for running a synthetic drug and drug paraphernalia network throughout the Philadelphia area.

09/06/2012

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Montco Schoolteacher Charged in Sexual Relationship With Student, 17

Prosecutors say teacher Sean McCullough carried on an intimate sexual relationship with the girl during her senior year at Methacton High School.

08/16/2012

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

Former Montco Commissioner Jim Matthews Settles His False-Swearing Case

As part of his agreement with prosecutors, Matthews did not admit guilt but agreed to enter the ARD program and spend a year on probation.

07/17/2012

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Former Lansdale Catholic Coach Charged With Making False Sex Accusations

Prosecutors say between October of last year and May of this year, Tim Udinski on seven separate occasions sent false claims of sexual abuse in anonymous e-mails to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

07/17/2012

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