Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Karen Pilat, 51, of Hatfield, got a maximum 23 months in county jail on a simple assault misdemeanor for menacing her husband with a butcher knife on Christmas because she didn't like her gifts.
Being a butcher-knife-wielding “Grinch” on Christmas has sent one Hatfield woman to jail. Karen Pilat, 51, got a maximum 23-month sentence for conviction on a misdemeanor simple assault for a Christmas 2011 attack on her husband, according to Mainline Media. Pilat menaced her husband with a butcher knife inside their 2400 block of Merel Drive home Christmas morning. Why? Because she didn’t like her gifts. She wanted jewels and a card. She got an artsy tile and a Bonsai. Assistant District Attorney Cara McMenamin said in the article that Pilat's anger at the wrong gifts "... turned her into essentially the ‘Grinch’ on steroids. She really was an abomination." According to the article, Pilat can serve the sentence over three consecutive …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
John Sambath, 19, of S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, allegedly shot a man in Wedgewood in Lansdale in September 2011. Christian Vietri, 21, of S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, was his alleged accomplice
Two Philadelphia men charged in connection with a September 2011 drive-by shooting in the Wedgewood development in Lansdale had charges withdrawn and others upheld at their preliminary hearings Thursday morning. Police said John Sambath, 19, of the 1600 block of S. 15th St., and Christian Vietri, 21, of the 1200 block of S. 11th St., were involved in the shooting on the 900 block of Wedgewood Drive on Sept. 4, 2011. The shooting left one man injured, resulting in a felony criminal attempted homicide charged lodged against Sambath. Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Strubel withdrew the felony burglary charge and the felony criminal trespass charge against Sambath. Strubel also withdrew two counts of misdemeanor simple assault and two …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A warrant has been filed for the arrest of John Sambath, 19, of Philadelphia, on 24 criminal offenses, including felony criminal homicide, in connection with his alleged involvement in a shooting September 4, 2011 in the Wedgewood development in Lansdale
Lansdale Police have a warrant filed for the arrest of John Sambath, 19, of Philadelphia, who is the alleged shooter in a September 4, 2011 shooting in the Wedgewood development of the borough. According to Matt Coughlin of The Intelligencer, Sambath allegedly shot a now 19-year-old man in the shoulder during an altercation in the neighborhood of Moyers Road. According to court records, Sambath, of Asian nationality, is charged with 24 criminal offenses: felony criminal homicide, felony burglary, felony criminal trespass, two counts of felony aggravated assault, felony carrying a firearm without a license, felony discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, six misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, misdemeanor criminal …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Finance director Shannon Drosnock said Montgomery Township's 2011 budget ended with increased revenues and below budgeted expenditures
Montgomery Township's 2011 budget ended with a $1.27 million surplus and actual revenues exceeding the original budget by 6.34 percent. Expenses were 1.3 percent above 2010 and 4.35 percent below the original budget for 2011. That $1.27 million surplus will fund the township's open space acquistion, the 14-year road program and the 10-year equipment replacement program. "(The 2011 budget) ended with $3.799 million in the unreserved General Fund balance, an increase of $1.27 million," said finance director Shannon Drosnock at a recent supervisors meeting. "The budget for 2012 assumed we would have a starting fund balance of $2.6 million in the General Fund. In order to be in accordance with that, we are asking the board to consider …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Post a photo of your “Buddy,” “Max,” “Daisy,” “Bella,” or “Lucy”
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular dog names in 2011 showed no change over the previous year. Bella, Bailey, Max, Lucy and Molly were the top 5 most popular dog names. Rounding out the top 10 are Buddy, Daisy, Maggie, Charlie and Sophie. What's your dog's name? Take our poll, and if it's not on there, add it in the comments. And while you are here - upload a photo of your pet.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Examining a handful of poignant gaming industry videos this year.
One year after its inception, I'm happy to declare that the weekly Numb Thumbs column is still trucking along here at Patch.com! What started with a modest review of an addictive puzzle game (which still deserves to be played if you missed it) expanded to a weekly catalog of musings and examinations on various games and industry events. Now, at year's end, it's time to reflect on some particularly noteworthy moments that occurred in the game industry over the year of 2011. But you don't need another article of obvious news bites like the launch of the Nintendo 3DS or the announcement of the PlayStation Vita. Instead, we present you with five must-see videos from this past year that help us to remember just why we love gaming as much as we …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The 61st-annual parade had its memorable flash and flair
Main Street in Lansdale's downtown business district was the site Saturday afternoon of one of the most beloved events in town. Returning for a 61st year, the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade kicked off at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Avenue and Main Street, featuring the equipment of local emergency responders, businesses, floats from service organizations, performances from local middle school bands and the award-winning Marching Knights, and plenty of familiar faces from the neighborhood. This year's theme was "Holiday Sing-A-Long." Residents and out-of-towners lined the sidewalks of Main Street in their typical bundled-up glory as they feasted their eyes on the people and vehicles parading down the street. There was, of course, some candy too. And at …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
It's officially hot out. Here are some of the near-future releases that might make a nice companion to your A/C.
I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that it's a relatively slow month as far as video game releases go. Not much big-name content here. The good news is that is this a prime opportunity to direct you towards some titles you may or may not have heard of that could very well end up being worth your attention. So, without further ado: Here we have the sequel to 2007's Earth Defense Force 2017, an Xbox 360 game that has developed somewhat of a cult following. A third-person shooter with famously bad voice acting, EDF 2017 was credited with having gameplay that was pure fun. Over 150 weapons, 4 vehicles, hordes of enemies, 53 levels with destructible environments... Throw some 2-player co-op in there and you have yourself a good …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A confident group of Republican hopefuls held a Thursday morning press conference in support of the Brown-Castor ticket.
With the Montgomery County Republican ticket standing behind them, Jenny Brown and Bruce L. Castor Jr. held their first press conference, which aimed to solidify their stance and unify the party for the upcoming 2011 election in November. Standing inside the Swede Street entrance of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Bob Kerns began the press conference with a brief statement, introducing Brown and Castor and setting a tone for what seems likely to be a highly contested race against the Democratic ticket of Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards. "We have two candidates as commissioners who I believe are the epitome of what is good about Montgomery County," said Kerns. "We are ready to go. We are …