Archive: October, 2012
All schools except Harriton High School will be open tomorrow, Nov. 1 in the Lower Merion School District. They will operate on a normal schedule.
PECO has been working to restore power in school buildings and is confident that all schools, except Harriton, will have power by morning, officials said late Wednesday.
A 42-year-old North Wales, Montgomery County, man pleaded guilty today in federal court to submitting $250,000 in fraudulent claims for bone stimulators that failed to meet Medicare standards.
Brian Racey was the territory manager of Orthofix, Inc., when he carried out the alleged health care fraud from 2004 until March 2008, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia.
The Rev. Jeffrey Brown, a national youth violence prevention and community empowerment expert, will speak in Norristown on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2.
The free community workshop will be held Thursday at the Montgomery County Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown. The hours are 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Montgomery County is asking residents along the river in Royersford to voluntarily evacuate before Hurricane Sandy hits, Commissioner Josh Shapiro said at a Sunday afternoon news conference.
Residents in other areas, including Pottstown, Mont Clare, Norristown, Conshohocken, Glenside and Whitemarsh should also be prepared to evacuate, Shapiro said. County officials are expecting winds of 45 to 65 mph through Tuesday and several inches of rain that could cause flooding in area that aren't usually prone to it.
A hotline has been set up for non-emergency inquiries -- 610-631-9700. It will go live at 7 pm Sunday.
A series of periodic lane closures will take place next week on several roads in Montgomery and Bucks counties for Route 202 Parkway construction, PennDOT said today.
The new 8.4-mile, state-funded parkway will open in early December to provide motorists with a direct route for travel between Montgomeryville and Doylestown, as well as access to key cross streets.
Instead of asking for the latest doll or computer gadget for her birthday, a girl from Collegeville decided to ask for clothing items to donate to other less fortunate children.
Elizabeth Sarvey, a second grade student at Skippack Elementary School, turned eight on October 16 and after seeing a little girl on the Disney Channel donate shoes to children in need, was inspired to do the same.
Police in Cheltenham Township and Philadelphia are seeking a 16-year-old girl who was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the home of her grandparents in Cheltenham.
Chantell Polk may be depressed over the recent death of her mother, police said. Polk was last seen wearing light blue jeans, and a tan leather jacket, carrying a large tan pocketbook and may be wearing eyeglasses.
Polk is described by police as 5-feet 6-inches tall. She weighs about 160 pounds and has a medium-brown complexion and curly black hair.
We found it disturbing that a 14-year-old freshman at Cheltenham High School was killed while running to the school bus stop on Wednesday, the same day that Gov. Corbett proclaimed Oct. 22 to 26 as ‘school bus safety week.’
That would make it too late for Danjanique Brown-Rogers who was fatally struck by two vehicles as she crossed an intersection in the Melrose Park section of Cheltenham Township at 6:50 a.m.
We caught a news clip on Fox29 about a snowy owl has been acquired by the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. What a gorgeous bird she is.
This female bird weighs 4.5 pounds and has a 5.5-foot wing span, which makes her a big avian creature. She has white feathers tipped with lots of black. Her handler said this is typical of the females over the males, which are smaller and have more white.
This story on the PRNewswire-USNewswire may be of interest to victims of the recent fire in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pennsylvania residents and businesses affected by the fire in Cheltenham Township on Oct. 5, 2012 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.