The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Environmental Protection jointly announced on Tuesday that the presence of West Nile Virus has been detected in an unidentified Montgomery County resident – the first probable human case of WNV infection in the state this year. Read more »
A Montgomery County woman was charged with stealing nearly $1 million from her employer.
Police say 31-year-old Christine Cushman of Douglassville stole $919,301 from consulting firm HighPoint Solutions, located at 301 E. Germantown Pike in East Norriton, where she worked as the director of human resources. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A Montgomery County father is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being accused of shocking his children with an electric dog collar, among other allegations.
Police arrested Joseph Myhre, of Lower Providence Township, on April 7th following a investigation sparked by an emergency room visit by his wife, who arrived at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on March 15th with a fractured skull. Read more »
Update, 11:45 a.m.: Judge Steven O’Neill ruled today that the jury for Bill Cosby’s aggravated indecent assault will not come from Montgomery County — but the trial’s venue will remain in Norristown.
Cosby’s attorneys wanted a complete change of venue. Instead, jurors will come from a neighboring county, but the trial will remain in Montgomery County. Jurors will be sequestered after they’re selected.
Earlier: Bill Cosby is back in court again today.
The entertainer, charged with felony aggravated indecent assault, is in court today asking a judge to bring in jurors from outside Montgomery County. The decision to not charge Cosby when the allegations against him originally surfaced, in 2004, became part of the race for District Attorney in 2015.
A shooting threat and state police investigation prompted the Upper Perkiomen School District to close this morning. Read more »
Conshohocken Brewery opens its Bridgeport brewpub today. The bi-level space has seating for 180 and eventually will offer some different beers on its 12-tap draft system from the original Conshohocken Brewery. The brewpub location is just a little over 5-miles from original, located just across the Route 202 bridge in Bridgeport.
Head brewer Andrew Horne will begin brewing at the Bridgeport location in coming weeks on a three barrel, seven fermenter system.