Photo via the Upper Gwynedd Police Department
A Montgomery County man has been charged with forcibly kissing a woman in a Wawa parking lot.
The incident allegedly occurred on April 12th at the Wawa located at 1601 Valley Forge Rd. Upper Gwynedd Township police say the woman alleges that Mazen Salfit of Lansdale grabbed her by her arm before pulling her close to his vehicle and kissing her against her will by forcing his tongue inside of her mouth. Read more »
Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has released the findings of a comprehensive report authored by a 23-person grand jury tasked with investigating what he calls one of the most pressing public safety issues of our time: the opioid epidemic.
The report, made public on Wednesday, includes six recommendations – or “solutions [that] come from all sides of the political spectrum, because this issue knows no politics,” according to the DA’s office. The grand jury reviewed evidence and testimony pertaining to the epidemic over a 13-month period starting in April 2016. Read more »
Upper Dublin Township Police are investigating after several flyers containing hate speech promoting the Ku Klux Klan were discovered on Monday in Maple Glen.
Police said the flyers were left on the driveways of several homes early in the morning. In a statement issued yesterday, authorities called the flyers “acts of hate” that “will not be tolerated.” Read more »
Clockwise from top left: Darrin Collins, Alfred Gregory, Jr., Jason Marshall, Edwin Negron, Anthony Saxby and Randall Sims. (Photos via the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office)
Six correctional officers at a Montgomery County jail have been charged in two alleged assaults that investigators say took place in February.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said an investigation by the Detective Bureau’s Major Crimes Unit found that the six officers assaulted two inmates – Derrick Houlihan, who wears a prosthetic leg, and Matthew Ruffings – on the morning of February 14th at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Read more »
Minecraft fans broke a Guinness World Record for largest convention organized around a single video game when 12,140 people attended the Minefaire conference in Montgomery County on Saturday and Sunday. Read more »
A bomb threat received by the Pottstown Police Department at 11:42 a.m. has led to the evacuation of Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus in Pottstown. Read more »
A 70-something Montco man has lost his spot at an assisted living facility after a prostitute was discovered under his bed, The Intelligencer reports via the Morning Call.
That discovery led authorities to realize the man — unidentified in news reports — had been making “booze runs” for his fellow, less-mobile residents of the home, selling liquor to them at a profit. As for the profits… Read more »
A teen from Harleysville is the new world record holder for the fastest person to figure out a scrambled Rubik’s Cube.
At the World Cube Association (WCA)’s Doylestown Spring 2015 Competition on Saturday, Collin Burns solved the Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds. The whole thing was caught on video (above), which catches the students going insane when he correctly lines up all the colors.
According to The Intelligencer, The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes several categories of Rubik’s Cube competitions—from those who can do it with one hand to contests involving larger-than-your-average Cubes. Burns set the record for figuring out the conventional three-by-three cube, which, according to WCA Delegate Tim Reynolds, is the premier record to hold.
Reynolds goes on to say that, while no one from the Guinness Book of World Records was in attendance at Saturday’s competition, Burns’s name will likely appear in the next edition. “I believe in last year’s book they recognized all of (the WCA’s) records and published all of ours.”
Burns, who was named U.S. National Champion last summer, is the first U.S. citizen to hold this particular record since 2006, when someone figured out the Rubik’s cube in a looooong 10.48 seconds.
Check out his winning moment above.
Dominic Zaffino | Photo from Instagram
Yesterday afternoon, after being bullied at school for months for being too short, 10-year-old Hatfield youth Dominic Zaffino decided to take to Instagram to respond to his name-callers. He posted a message explaining that his growth was stunted because he had gone through 3-and-a-half years of chemo at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to fight—and defeat—cancer. His heartbreaking rebuttal to his bullies read as follows:
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An officer walks out of the LaMott Fire Company after police escorted a man away, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Authorities say a former volunteer firefighter held four firefighters hostage at the Philadelphia-area firehouse before surrendering to police. No injuries were reported.
Reports of a hostage standoff in Montgomery County started coming in a little before 11 this morning.
Now NBC 10 is reporting that a former volunteer firefighter, approximately 30 years old, is in custody after taking four firefighters hostage at the LaMott Fire House in Elkins Park this morning. According to Cheltenham Township police chief John Norris, the as-yet-unidentified suspect had been in a dispute with the fire company that had led to his dismissal. He’d reportedly taken four hostages initially, though one was let go fairly quickly.
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