Sunday, January 27, 2013
This week's stories include a parking lot romance between two men leading to weapons charges, a man heading to prison for his PCP-fueled would-be crime spree and a sneaky elderly woman being charged with DUI.
Parking Lot Romance Leads to Weapons Charge: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a Quakertown man is facing weapons charges after an incident in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Towamencin. The report states that police were initially investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle in the rear parking lot, when they discovered two men allegedly engaged in a sexual activity. Later, a search of the vehicle uncovered a concealed weapon in the console. Read the full story here. Man Loses Gun During PCP-Fueled Crime Spree: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 21-year-old Philadelphia man testified that he was high on PCP the night he made several violent, but unsuccessful, robbery attempts in West Norriton and Norristown …
Monday, October 29, 2012
William James Morris, 27, of Fornance Street, allegedly flipped out inside the Wawa at Forty Foot and Welsh roads in Towamencin, causing $5,000 in damage
A Norristown man was arrested and charged by Towamencin Township Police Oct. 26 after allegedly causing a disturbance at Wawa at 1401 Forty Foot Road. William James Morris, 27, of the 300 block of Fornance Street, is charged with criminal mischief, terroristic threats, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, police said. Wawa employees told police that Morris allegedly began acting in an erratic manner inside the store and attempted to go behind the deli counter, police said. When confronted by the manager, Morris allegedly began yelling profanity, jumping up and down and flailing his arms in the air, police said. Morris allegedly began knocking down displays and merchandise, police said. Morris also allegedly …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-13th District), Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), discussed the differing views of the presidential candidates.
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-13th District), Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Schwartz began by saying with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, “We did want to talk about the really strong contrast between the visions for our country and the way we're going to get there." She added, “There is such a stark contrast on priorities and choices.” She highlighted seniors, specifically medicare, as well as education as some of those differences. Schwartz told those who gathered that Romney and Ryan are campaigning on the idea that tax cuts for the wealthy will create a …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Norristown Police Arrested a Penllyn man to is accused of burglarizing Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd homes.
On July 16, the Norristown Police Department received a report of a suspicious person on 316 Hamiliton St. in Norristown. The dispatcher told officers that a white female wearing glasses, a white top and black pants was seen in the backyard of that address and the called believed the female had climbed through a rear window and was inside the residence. When officers arrived on scene, the resident stated he saw the female open the front door and let a black male inside the home. Upon entering the residence, officers heard the door slam shut. Two Norristown police officers were in the rear of the residence and observed a white female and a black male, later identified as Melinda Holder and Leroy Noel Goins, exiting the rear door. The two …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Yesterday was cool and today will be slightly warmer, but this weekend will yet again bring us cold and damp conditions
It is hard to believe that March is coming to an end already. The days are just flying by faster and faster. If you have any plans for outside festivities this weekend, I would suggest bringing a coat and an umbrella because it will be cold and dreary for the majority of Saturday and Sunday. This morning was yet again freezing with temperatures in the mid 30s. As the afternoon rolls around, partly cloudy skies will allow it to feel pleasantly comfortable with temperatures rising into the mid- to upper-50s. Clouds will start to increase by the late afternoon rush hour as a disturbance from the west creeps in. Rain is not expected to arrive until around midnight, if not later. Temperatures will fall into the low 40s with a southeasternly …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Three homes hit the market in Telford, North Wales and Hatfield. Three have reduced in price.
NEW LISTING! — 39 Salford Way, Telford — $522,720 — 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Big bang for your buck! One of the Preserve at Salford's largest homes, this Bennington model by W.B. Homes is ready for you! At over 4400 sf of living space, it's priced in the same range as other far smaller homes in the neighborhood. The huge walkout basement could add even more room. Hi-efficiency HVAC. Make sure you put this one on your list of homes to see today- won't last long! For seller financing incentives, buyers and their agents are requested to contact our designated Chase loan officer. Listed with Karl Kutzner, Coldwell Banker Realty Corp., 600 E. Main St., Lansdale. (215) 855-5600. NEW LISTING! — 304 Croft Road, North Wales — $300,000 — 4 bedrooms, …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The sun will try its best to poke through the clouds today, but more rain is expected to put a damper on any plans for the weekend
March did not really come marching in, but it it's definitely leaving some muddy bootprints. Even though it's the second day of the month, the sun seems shy as it hides behind the clouds. My spring break from college starts today, and this is not what I want to see; my hopes are high for a potentially beautiful pattern next week. Today will start out in the upper 30s with mostly cloudy skies. The sun will try its best to come out in the afternoon, which can bring the high temperatures to the low 50s. If the sun is too shy to come out, the temperatures may not reach the 50 degree mark. By the afternoon commute, clouds will quickly take over and thicken as a storm system approaches from the southwest. Before I carry on, if you plan on …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Jazz legend Jaco Pastorius, held by many to be the world's greatest bass player, was born in Norristown 60 years ago today.
When the World’s Greatest Bass Player was born in Norristown on this day 60 years ago, the music community and the world at large had no idea what it was in for. John Francis Pastorius III (Jaco to the uninitiated) was the firstborn of Stephanie and Jack Pastorius’ three sons and lived the beginning of his incredible life at 25 E. Elm Street. Current neighbors of that property need not worry that it is in danger of becoming a shrine to Jaco Pastorius, since he made his mark primarily in the Jazz world. Even after more than a century, Jazz has not really caught on in America as it has in Europe, Africa and Asia. If this humble location in central Norristown were in Brussels, Paris or Tokyo, it would be revered and regularly inundated with …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Runners, walkers took steps to aid in the fight against domestic violence.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
More than 300 men, women and children laced up for Laurel House's annual 5K Dash in Upper Gwynedd on Sunday morning. Named for Pennsylvania's state flower, "Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communitites throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania," according to the organization's website. The annual event raises about $20,000 for the organization, said press contact Tina Reynolds. Sponsors included Portolese Family Chiropractic, Mary Kay Inc. and Fleet Feet Sports; face painting, raffles and balloon animals were among the family-friendly activities available at the pavilion. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; abuse affects men and women throughout the U.S. every day. • …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Montco DA announces the arrest of 10 members of the Norristown-based "Gangsta Killer Bloods."
On Wednesday morning, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman announced the arrest of 10 alleged members of the "Gangsta Killer Bloods," including the alleged leader of the gang, 23-year-old Augustus Anthony Simmons, of Brooklyn, NY. The arrests cap off six months of work by a Montgomery County investigative grand jury, who traced the alleged criminal enterprise back to Simmons' arrival in Norristown in July of 2010. "When Simmons came in last summer, his goal was to organize criminals on the streets behind him," said Ferman. "He came down with the purpose of establishing and solidifying a Blood set in Montgomery County." A large scale investigation was launched on Dec. 15 2010, after a pair of fire-bombings on Stanbridge Street. …