Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged panhandler who can't take a hint, an allegedly drunken driver who police say pushed emergency personnel while they were rescuing her and a Norristown man who picked a bad place to sleep one off.
If at First You Don't Succeed: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was cited three times in one day after she repeatedly panhandled for cigarettes outside of Redner's. The woman reportedly launched into profanity-laden tirades directed towards the store's manager as well as responding officers. When police declined the woman's request for money, she reportedly said that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Read the full story here. Woman Pushes Through Emergency Responders Trying to Rescue Her: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 31-year old woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle and pushed through emergency personnel who were …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who is heading to prison after assaulting her husband for buying lousy Christmas presents, a missing cactus in Whitemarsh, and an assault with a lacrosse stick.
You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a 51-year-old woman will spend up to 23 months in prison after she menaced her husband with a butcher knife on Christmas. The woman – whom the prosecutor referred to as "the Grinch on steroids" – was reportedly unhappy with the presents her husband had purchased. Specifically, she wanted jewels and a card, but she received an artsy tile and a Bonsai. Click here to read the full story. Boy Attacks Father with Lacrosse Stick: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 16-year-old received a referral on charges of simple assault and harassment, stemming from an incident with his father. The report states that the son allegedly punched his father in the face, …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Six people, including four from Montco, were arrested and charged following a target-specific wiretap investigation.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced the arrest of six people stemming from a target-specific wiretap investigation titled "Operation Walled In." In total, law enforcement recovered more than 50 pounds of marijuana, $23,248 in cash, four vehicles and two weapons. Charges for the six people range from corrupt organization to drug and weapons charges. Members of the Montgomery County Detectives, the Pennsylvania State Police, and officers from the Upper Dublin, Hatfield, Upper Providence, West Norriton, Upper Merion, Plymouth Township, Norristown and Pottstown Police departments participated in the investigation. To read the full story on Patch, click here.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged mugger who was doused by a cup of hot tea, a man who allegedly attempted to steal from the 'poor box' of a local church, and more evidence that the elderly can still run afoul of the law.
Woman Fights Off Mugger with Cup of Tea: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man who attempted to mug a woman in a Wawa parking lot left empty handed after she splashed him in the face with her just-purchased cup of hot tea. Making matters worse for the failed mugger was the fact that the incident occurred in front of police, who were parked in a nearby SWAT truck. Read the full story here. Divine Intervention: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a man unsuccessfully attempted to steal from the "poor box" of a local church just weeks before Easter. Read the full story here. Panty Thief Gets Prison Time: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, a Dresher man will spend the next 11½-to-23 months in prison after …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This week's stories include an accused killer seeking money for legal fees from the victim's estate and a thief who allegedly tried to sell stolen items in the parking lot of the store he just robbed.
Accused Killer Seeks Money from Victim's Estate: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man accused of killing his mother, father and brother with a sword in 2011 has filed a request to draw money from the victim's $1 million estate. The accused killer stated in court documents that he needs the money to retain counsel, as well as hire expert forensic psychiatrists to defend against the charges. He was previously given $16,000 in public funds for his defense. Read the full story here. Home Burglarized While Resident Showered: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, an Oreland man was robbed after leaving the front-door unlocked while showering. A gray Samsung laptop that was sitting next to the front door was stolen, but…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Enjoy our stupidly funny video, and if any of our readers or local businesses have a version of their own, you can upload it here.
What began as a simple video of a few guys in costume dancing to a techno beat has quickly turned into one the internet's latest viral memes. This week alone, tens of thousands of people have uploaded their version of the "Harlem Shake" to YouTube, including cadets at the West Point Library, families across the country, and even the Today Show. Inspired by the trend, the staff at Montellas Pub in Lansdale approached the Montgomery County Patch team with the idea to make our own "Harlem Shake" video while working through lunch, so naturally, we jumped on board. In the video, you'll see the majority of the team seated as they enjoy lunch and work on their laptops. Suddenly, an all-too-familiar beat will play, and, well, – you know the rest. …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The winner will net $100,000 for their local school district on Dec. 29
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We have chosen 25 finalists from all our entries across the country. From Dec. 18 to today at noon, readers can vote for their favorite, and that favorite could win $100,000 for his or her local school district. All you have to do is visit this page to browse a gallery of the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Get your Clark Griswold on: Decorate your home for the holidays, upload pictures and be in the running to win $100,000 for North Penn School District
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Go crazy on those Christmas lights. The more extravagant, the better. Then, snap a picture of your display and upload it to the "Deck the House" contest page. Your picture could land $100,000 for North Penn School District. Patch has launched a nationwide contest to find the best-dressed home in the country. The winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. None. Here are the details: Through Dec. 16, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest website. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. One house per Patch will be chosen — by you! — as the winner in your Patch. Of these best and brightest, our judges will select 24 …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A visual look at citizens celebrating an annual tradition that ushers the holiday season in the borough
You can't beat candy and Santa. You also can't beat community, as thousands packed West Main Street from Mitchell to Memorial Park Saturday for the 62nd Mardi Gras Parade in Lansdale. There were oohs, there were ahs, there was Santa Claus. This year, his elves were Towamencin volunteer firefighters, and his sleigh, Engine 76-4. He was paraded through town by the likes of North Penn Marching Band, Souderton's Big Red Band, Fairmount Fire Co., Hilltown Fire Co., Lansdale Cannoneers, North Penn YMCA (and Adventure Guides), 4-H Clubs, Mater Dei Catholic School, Knights 4 Life, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, cops, clowns and — literally — cheerleaders. The event ran 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and was organized by the Lansdale Mardi Gras …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove: Hope you bought your tickets to groove at the sold-out Get The Led Out show tonight at 8 at Sellersville Theater
1. Lansdale Farmers’ Market is open today 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stick around for the 11 a.m. presentation of checks to beneficiaries from Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival. 2. Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove. Hope you bought your tickets to groove at the sold-out Get The Led Out show tonight at 8 at Sellersville Theater. It’s the first of three days in Sellersville. Tonight and Sunday night’s show are sold out, but there’s a new matinee at 4 p.m. Tickets are $28 and $40. 3. Perseverance Fire Co. of Souderton Ladies Auxiliary has cash Bingo tonight at 6 at 226 N. Second St., Souderton Borough. Cost is $15. 4. Tubetop Mama plays at 9 p.m. at Molly Maguire’s in Lansdale. 5. Did you see this event …