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- Sources say hazing incident preceded coach's removal at Germantown Academy
- Rain, slush and road closures across the region
- How much snow fell in your area? (2-3.5 inches in Montco)
- Montco hospital finds success using yogurt to reduce infection rates
- Upper Dublin residents wary of Mattison Estate development plan
- Grant will aid college program for at-risk high school students
- Upper Dublin Township to vote on real estate tax hike
- Carjackers beat Glenside man, attempt to get ransom
- Boychoir holiday concert also honors Mandela
- Wynnewood temple incorporates interactive Holocaust testimony
- 2 Hatboro teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year
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- No public explanation for swim coach's ouster at Germantown Academy
- No suprise -- Vereb elected Montco GOP Chairman
- Richards is named woman of the year by WTS Philadelphia
- Elkins Park woman waives hearing on murder charge
- Hearing for Kerns is postponed
- Man sues in KOP kidnapping deaths of his mother, baby
- Tax break expected to change next month for commuters
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- Rifle deer season opens, schools and offices close
- W. Norriton's Main Street has 2nd most elderly-driver crashes
- What's next for Montco GOP: An uncontested chairman race
- Hanes files same-sex marriage case with Supreme Court
- Radnor trying to keep teen drivers' eyes off phones, on the road
- Steampunk festival draws enthusiasts, vendors
- 5K walk raises $32K for first responders
- North Penn alum going the distance in Ironman Triathlon
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- Working to aid children of jailed parents
- Former Montco GOP Chairman charged with drugging, raping employee
- Montco stores get in on the ever-earlier Christmas shopping frenzy
- Adult, two schoolchildren hurt in Pa. Turnpike crash
- Teddy Pendergrass' will disputed
- Dems join Corbett as he signs road bill in Montco
- Gaming fees to go for infrastructure grants in Montco
Ned Smith is Thanksgiving.
He has enough gratitude for family and friends who have helped him since he suffered a stroke in 2011 to make a Thanksgiving Day table groan.
The 56-year-old Glenside resident is a former employee of the Philadelphia newspapers. For years, Ned was in charge of scheduling the presses at the printing plant in Conshohocken, where the Inquirer and the Daily News roll off giant presses.
I've gotten a lot of feedback from this week's investigation of suicides among law-enforcement officers: "The perplexing silence of suicidal police"
I mentioned a couple of resources, but here's a longer list. (This is not an endorsement of any of these organizations or materials, it's just a list of some of the groups I've come across.)
- SafeCallNow.org -- nationwide nonprofit hotline for struggling officers. 206-459-3020.
- Montgomery County Emergency Services -- (610) 279-6100
- Livengrin Foundation -- Philly-based nonprofit offering a specialized addiction treatment program for police, other first responders and combat veterans. It has a strong peer counseling component and other programs to deal with PTSD and suicide prevention. http://www.livengrin.org/html/frat.html
I spent much of last week attending the trial of Michael Ruth and his father, Dr. Richard Ruth. The pair was convicted Friday of numerous charges involving recklessly writing prescriptions of Oxycodone and other narcotics, which made addicts out of patients. Space in the Saturday newspaper was tight, so not all of the story I wrote made it into print, including comments from Michael Bruce's wife. I thought she should have her say, so here is the story that included her comments.
Richard Ruth wasn’t just an old-fashioned neighborhood doctor who went the extra mile for his patients. He was a drug dealer who made money hooking people on highly addictive drugs that he prescribed, a Montgomery County jury said.
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- The perplexing silence of suicidal police officers
- Democrat wins Abington council seat in tiebreaker drawing
- Even Mr. Transit has traffic troubles
- Bryn Mawr CFO the latest executive to depart abruptly
- Iraqi brothers' fates here show successes and pitfalls
- E. Norriton school raising money for playground
- Democratic gubernatorial candidates lace into Corbett
- Valley Forge Casino fined $200,000
- Parx complaint led to Valley Forge Casino fine