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Road Rancher a Welcome Sight at Events Throughout Chester County
Officially launched three years ago, the Road Rancher food truck is a familiar and welcome sight at various events in Chester County from March through November, writes Richard Gaw for the Chester County Press.
Stabbing suspect wanted in Paoli, Chester County
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are searching for the suspect involved in a stabbing on Monday night in Paoli, Chester County. It happened along Paoli Pike near Richmond Road just before 6 p.m.
Former N.J. scout leaders among those in Boy Scouts ‘perversion file’ for alleged sexual abuse of boys, lawyers say
Fifty former New Jersey Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused young boys were among thousands included in the organization’s nationwide “perversion files” released Tuesday by a law firm advocating for victims.
Man convicted in triple-fatal Route 422 crash wants sentence reduced
NORRISTOWN — A New York man previously sentenced to up to three decades in prison for crashing his car while racing and speeding on Route 422 in West Pottsgrove, killing two passengers including a pregnant woman, wants a judge to reduce his punishment.
ATF investigating Bethlehem church fire
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (WPVI) -- ATF agents, police and fire officials are working to determine the source of a two-alarm church fire in Bethlehem. The fire broke out a bit past midnight Tuesday at the Iglesia Pentecostal de Bethlehem church on Pembroke Road.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts
The lawyers’ ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.
Marijuana, Money, Weapon Seized In Lower Prov. Traffic Stop: Cops
LOWER PROVIDENCE, PA — A traffic stop in Lower Providence resulted in police seizure of marijuana, money, and a loaded weapon, police said. The incident occurred on April 22 on Egypt Road near the intersection with Trooper Road.
Souderton man, Ex-Montco deputy sheriff, indicted by feds on child porn charges
NORRISTOWN — A Souderton man who once worked as a Montgomery County deputy sheriff saw previously filed county charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography transferred to federal court, where penalties are more severe upon conviction.
New York And Pennsylvania Will No Longer Suspend Driver's Licenses Over Drug Crimes
Under legislation taking effect this month, New York and Pennsylvania will no longer suspend driver’s licenses for people convicted of drug crimes. Previously, any drug offense in either state (no matter how minor) triggered a mandatory license suspension of at least six months, even if the crime ha
2 Trenton Police Officers Facing Federal Charges After Assaulting Man During Arrest, US Attorney Says
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — Two Trenton police officers are now in trouble with the law. They are accused of assaulting a man during a traffic stop in 2017. Attorney Robin Lord is seeing her client Chanzie Washington’s claims of police brutality vindicated. Two Trenton officers involved in arresting Washi
2-cent fee proposed for single-use plastic bags in Pennsylvania
Earlier this month, PennEnvironment joined forces with Pennsylvania House Democrats to announced its “Zero Waste PA” package of 13 bills looking to tackle a number of litter and pollution problems.
Driver flown for treatment after car is pinned between tractor-trailer and utility pole
Two drivers were taken to area hospitals after a Honda Civic became wedged between a tractor-trailer and a utility pole Tuesday afternoon in Warren County. It was reported about 3:10 p.m. at Route 519 and White Road in White Township, New Jersey State Police said.
Woman Dies in Meat Grinder at Pennsylvania Processing Plant
A female employee of a processing plant in Pennsylvania’s Muncy Township died yesterday following an incident with a commercial meat grinder. Citing the Lycoming County coroner, media outlet WNEP-TV reported the fatality happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Economy Locker Storage Company. Officials sai
Woman yells racial slurs, pulls down pants during angry Easter tirade
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- An Oregon family says their Easter was ruined after they were racially targeted by a couple in an incident captured on cell phone video. The video appears to show a white woman, later identified by police as Jessica Hollinger, using racial slurs while yelling at members of the M
Victim Identified In Easter Sunday Shooting
POTTSTOWN PA – The victim who died Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019) as a result of multiple “gunshots to the head and neck,” in an Industrial Highway shooting incident being actively investigated by Pottstown police and Montgomery County detectives, has been identified as Pottstown resident Joshua Smi
Will Pennsylvania legalize recreational marijuana?
MANSFIELD, Pa. (WETM) - The "Keystone" state debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. On Tuesday, the states Lt. Governor made a stop at Mansfield University on his listening tour.
Wildwood mayor says town will continue playing Kate Smith recording on boardwalk
The mayor of Wildwood, N.J. says the town will continue to play Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer.
‘It was a horrific scene’: Mother dies protecting infant in grisly Delaware County murder-suicide
Shekierrah Adams spent her last moments shielding her infant son from his father’s rage, authorities said. By the time police arrived at the Sharon Hill apartment where the violence took place Saturday afternoon, authorities said, Adams, 18, and the child’s father, Raquill Holland, 23, were dead in
Man, 19, wounded in Pottstown shooting
POTTSTOWN — One person was hospitalized after a reported shooting Monday evening. According to police, officers responded to Pottstown Hospital on April 22, for a report that a victim that was at the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.