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Pottstown man and teen face November trial in gunshot slaying of borough woman

NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man and a borough teenager face a November trial for their alleged roles in the gunshot slaying of a borough woman during a home invasion robbery. Aaron Joseph Taylor, 18, of the first block of West Second Street, and Camren Xavier Williams, 17, of the 800 block of North Fra


Police Investigating After Shots Fired At Montgomery County Restaurant

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Police are investigating after shots were fired at a restaurant in Skippack Township. The incident happened at Justin’s Carriage House, located on the 3900 block of Skippack Pike, just after midnight on Friday.


Parking rates going up in downtown Pottstown

POTTSTOWN — Borough council has authorized the advertisement of a change to parking rates that will, among other things, reduce free parking on High and King streets and raise hourly rates by 43 percent.


Pottstown swears in new police officer

POTTSTOWN — The borough's newest police officer, Andrea Sovari, was sworn in during Monday's borough council meeting. Sovari, who is the borough's third female officer, comes to Pottstown via the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, where she worked for six years and was a member of the CERT team


Love blooms for couples on Valentine's Day at Montgomery County Courthouse

NORRISTOWN — With abundant love in their hearts, Andrew Lucien and Alicia MacMullen locked eyes as they exchanged marriage vows on Valentine’s Day, describing it as a powerful moment that will never be replaced.


Pottstown Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

POTTSTOWN, PA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


Fire crews battle house blaze in Montgomery County

POTTSGROVE, Pa. (WPVI) -- A house fire broke out early Thursday morning in Montgomery County. Chopper 6 HD was over the scene on the 100 block of Lemon Street in West Pottsgrove Township.


Pennsylvania drug bust seizes crack, heroin — and alligator

A Pennsylvania drug bust netted three suspects, over $5,000 in cash, crack-cocaine, heroin, a substance believed to be fentanyl — and a four-legged critter. South Coatesville cops were stunned to see a three-foot-long alligator on the residence’s kitchen floor during the Feb. 8 raid.


Pottstown council rejects Montgomery Elks Club's liquor license request

POTTSTOWN — With a pair of 6-1 votes Monday night, Pottstown Borough Council rejected a request for a new liquor license made by an Elks lodge with a troubled police history.


Pottstown Police Encourage Fiscal Plan Input

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown’s police department wants the residents it protects and serves to hear and comment on what, if any, recommendations will be made next week by a Borough Council-hired financial consulting team that may reduce or change local law enforcement operations.


Pennsylvania child Cherrie Mahan still missing after getting off school bus in 1985

February 22, 1985 began like any other Friday for Cherrie Mahan's family in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Cherrie was just eight years old and was in the third grade at a nearby school, just north of Pittsburgh.


Judge bans man from Pottstown school grounds after assault

NORRISTOWN — A Pottstown man who threatened and assaulted a juvenile outside Pottstown Senior High School is banned from the grounds of the high school, according to a judge’s sentencing order.


Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

The Eastern hellbender (Photo by Dave Herasimtschuk, U.S. Department of Agriculture: usda.gov) "The Eastern hellbender exemplifies what is good about Pennsylvania's waterways."


Here Are Pennsylvania's Most Prolific Robocallers

Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Pennsylvania can expect even more.


Fugitive wanted for murder of Brooklyn rapper arrested in Pennsylvania

Cops tracked down and arrested a Brooklyn man Friday who allegedly shot a rapper to death back in December 2017. Fugitive James Oliver, 40, was picked up for drunken driving on Jan. 1 in Upper Saucon Township near Allentown, Pa. Pennsylvania cops notified the NYPD when they saw he was wanted for mur


Bill Cosby says he won’t feel remorse because he’s a ‘political prisoner’

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — In his first public statement from prison, Bill Cosby said he will never have remorse for his crimes and called himself a political prisoner. “My political beliefs, my actions of trying to humanize all races, genders and religions landed me in this place surrounded by barb wire f


Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed. On Jan. 23, Judge Harvey Bartle III for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Randy Langer's motion to remand on the


1 year after first medical marijuana sale in Pennsylvania, here's where things stand

Today is the one-year anniversary of the first medical marijuana sale under the Pennsylvania law passed in 2016. The first Lancaster County sale came about three weeks later, on March 10, 2018.


Pennsylvania woman accused of breaking into Monongalia County trailer; threatening to kill residents

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office arrested a Pennsylvania woman after answering a disturbance call involving a gun. On February 10, deputies answered a call at about 4 a.m. at Canyon Village. Dispatchers had told deputies that a woman named "Neek" was at a trailer there, had