Friday, May 3, 2013
Karim Walker, 20, is charged with attempted murder in the Easter Sunday shooting near Ridge and East Main streets in Lansdale. Walker remains in Montgomery County prison on $500,000 bail.
For the third time, a preliminary hearing for accused attempted murderer Karim Walker, 20, of the 5000 block of Boudinot Street, Philadelphia, was continued in Lansdale District Court Thursday morning. Court officials said Walker's attorney, Douglas Dolfman, requested the continuance. The new preliminary hearing date is May 7 at 2 p.m. A hearing was continued last month due to witnesses failing to appear to testify on the Easter Sunday shooting near Ridge and East Main streets in Lansdale. One of those witnesses was an alleged target of Walker—his girlfriend's brother, according to court documents. Walker remains in Montgomery County prison on $500,000 bail. Walker’s attorney told The Reporter in April that he had a “gut feeling” that the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Glendon Fenty, 52, of the 6400 block of Clearview Street, has a felony warrant for his arrest for allegedly facilitating the pick-up and transport of marijuana from Arizona to Lansdale in 2011, police said.
A Philadelphia man is wanted for allegedly facilitating the pickup and transport of 203 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Philadelphia. Lansdale Police have issued a felony warrant for and, along with the Montgomery County District Attorney, are seeking the whereabouts of Glendon Fenty, 52, of the 6400 block of Clearview Street. Fenty allegedly fled in a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck from the scene of a September 28, 2011 bust in Lansdale behind The Pavilion shopping center, police said. Lansdale Police seized the 203 pounds of the drug from a tractor-trailer behind the Broad Street shopping center. In the early-morning hours of Sept. 28, 2011, a Lansdale Police officer spotted a tractor trailer in the parking lot of The Pavilion, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Richard Lee Stroud, 20, of Philadelphia, allegedly conspired with Jeremiah White of Pottstown and Sarah Nodecker of Montgomery Township to rob a man who met the trio for a test drive of a car Feb. 24.
The Philadelphia man wanted by Hatfield Township Police for his alleged involvement in the Tasering and robbery of a man inside a vehicle on Feb. 24 turned himself into police Wednesday. Richard Lee Stroud, 20, of a third floor apartment on the 600 block of North 43rd Street, faces charges of felony robbery with immediate serious bodily injury, felony robbery with taking property by force, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, felony theft, felony receiving stolen property, felony criminal use of a cell phone, possessing an instrument of crime, and felony use or possession of an electric or electronic incapacitation device, police said. Stroud also faces felony criminal conspiracy charges on all those offenses, police said. …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Michael Jerome Aye, 25, of Lansdale, is facing multiple drug-related charges after the staff of a local bar called police to report suspicious activity occurring in the bathroom.
A 25-year-old Lansdale man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly sold cocaine to undercover police in the bathroom of a local bar. Michael Jerome Aye is charged with felony possession with intent to distribute, felony distribution and sales of a non-controlled substance as a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to us drug paraphernalia and receipt in commerce. Aye entered the front door of Montella's Sports Bar around 3:45 p.m., when a staff member recognized him as a previous customer who had been physically chased away by the bar's management during a previous visit. Since that time, Aye had been banned from entering the establishment. While Aye was lingering in the bathroom, a…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Connecticut's James "The Bear" McDonald pulls out a narrow victory over the three-time champ.
Philadelphia's championship drought has spread to yet another sport: New Englander James "The Bear" McDonald pulled off an upset victory in Wing Bowl 21, edging three-time champ Jonathan “Super” Squibb to take the title. One of five out-of-town ringers brought in to challenge Squibb, McDonald lived up to his bidding as the 2012 All Pro Eating Rookie of the Year and fulfilled his prediction he would out-eat Squibb for the title. “This wasn’t necessarily as intimidating as I thought, but the final result was a lot closer than I thought it would be,” McDonald said amid a rain of boos from a drunkenly partisan crowd. “I had to really push it.” McDonald built a slim lead heading into the finals and held off Squibb and Dave “U.S. Male” Goldstein…
Jean Broden, an Advanced Placement art history teacher at St. Hubert's in Philadelphia, can teach the same course simultaneously with Lansdale Catholic students via distance learning
Friday, February 1
It’s like Jean Broden never left Lansdale Catholic. The former LC art history teacher, who now teaches at St. Hubert High School in Northeast Philadelphia, stays connected to her old school through distance learning, according to Elena Perri of CatholicPhilly.com. Broden, who taught at LC for six years and holds a fine arts degree from Moore College of Art, teaches Advanced Placement art history at both schools, according to the article. Broden’s distance learning course is a first for Lansdale Catholic; she admits in the article to adjusting her PowerPoint-heavy curriculum for the computer system. Quizzes, according to the article, are done on one PowerPoint slide viewable by everyone. A Lansdale Catholic colleague brings students’ …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ebony Slocum, 32, and Darrina Slocum, 34, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, were arrested by Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police for allegedly selling Oxycodone and Percocet from their home, after a three-year investigation
After a nearly three-year investigation, Lansdale Police and Towamencin Township Police have arrested and charged two sisters for allegedly dealing Oxycodone and Percocet from their Berwick Place home in Chatham Village in Towamencin. Darrina Slocum, 34, and Ebony Slocum, 32, of the 100 block of Berwick Place, face numerous felony drug dealing charges stemming from a November 2012 incident, police said. Darrina Slocum is free on $10,000 unsecured bail, set by District Judge Harold Borek, according to court records. Darrina has a preliminary hearing March 14 at 1:15 p.m. in Lansdale. Ebony Slocum remains incarcerated at Montgomery County prison in lieu of $75,000 cash bail, according to court records. Ebony has a preliminary hearing set …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Gerald Samuel Gethers III, 22, of the 700 block of Rhawn Street, allegedly had the .22-caliber revolver in his jacket pocket. He is not licensed to carry a concealed firearm
A Philadelphia man pulled over by Towamencin Township Police for a busted headlight was found to have a loaded, concealed .22-caliber revolver in his jacket pocket and was not licensed to carry a concealed firearm. Gerald Samuel Gethers III, 22, of the 700 block of Rhawn Street, was also charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license, police said. Gethers’ vehicle was stopped on Jan. 20 at 1 a.m. on the 1600 block of Valley Forge Road after officers spotted the vehicle on Sumneytown Pike with an inoperative passenger side headlight, police said. Gethers was found to be allegedly in possession of a loaded .22-caliber revolver in his jacket pocket, police said. Gethers does not have a license to carry a concealed weapon, police said. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Trivia buffs, register for your shot at the first round of competition: the online quiz.
Are you bored at the lack of some stiff competition in Trivial Pursuit? Do you find bar Quizzo fails to meet your rigorous personal standards? Are you tired of shouting at the television and not winning money? All that could change in a flash if you perform well enough on the entrance exam for America's preeminent quiz show, Jeopardy!, which is holding online tryouts through Thursday. Hopefuls should register for their chance to compete at the show's website—but be warned. Most of the test times remaining are geared for folks in the Central and Western timezones, so if you want to play, you might have to stay up a little later. Good luck! And in the meantime, why not burn a few minutes re-living some of the better moments in recent …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Joseph and Janet Swaim, of Upper Gwynedd, are hosting a beef and beer event for a family member battling cancer for the fourth time. Insurance will not fully cover medicine at $2,000 a month
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Tuesday, January 8
Marguerite Burke Miller is a cancer survivor three times over. Her battle is back again, in the form of Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Miller, an Archbishop Ryan alumnus and a mother of two living in Fort Myers, FL, has also been on dialysis ever since the chemotherapy damaged her kidneys. Miller is the cousin of Upper Gwynedd resident Joe Swaim, of Mifflin Drive. He and his wife Janet, along with Gina Burke Kuzemka of Somers Point, NJ, have organized a beef and beer benefit for Miller on Jan. 18 at The Waterfall Room by P&P Catering, 2791 Southampton Road, Philadelphia from 8 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds will go toward Miller's monthly cost of medicine — about $2,200. Insurance does not cover the cost of medications completely. Donations are being…