Archive: July, 2012
Route 30 has reopened in Ardmore, Montgomery County, two hours after police, fire and emergency workers responded to a traffic accident, officials said this afternoon.
The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. It involved a privately-owned trash truck, a SEPTA bus that was empty except for the driver, and a mini-van.
George Pilz, from King of Prussia, will compete in the 67th annual U.S. Blind Golf Association National Championship.
The tournament will take place from Aug. 6 to 7 on Long Island, N.Y.
The 25 competitors come from as far away as California and Oregon to vie for the title of "best blind or visually-impaired golfer in the nation."
Police in Lansdale have arrested a former handyman and charged him with burglarizing a home in the borough where he had worked.
On Saturday, Lansdale officers served an arrest warrant on Jason Burg, 29, of the 800 block of Girard Avenue in Upper Gwynedd, following an investigation.
Sixty-one cadets graduated from Montgomery County Community College's Municipal Police Academy on July 18, and many have already landed jobs at local police departments.
The graduation ceremony was held at the college's Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, said spokesperson Alana Mauger.
Steven A. Beck, coordinator of school safety with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, and Paul N. Leo, district justice, both instructors at the academy, gave keynote addresses.
Okay, fellow motorists.
Cross your fingers and toes, hold your breath, do whatever it takes to summon good fortune for the work crews putting the finishing touches on the piece of Rte. 23 that has been closed to traffic in Montgomery County.
The third annual Honey Fest, a 2-day music and arts festival to raise money for the fight against Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), will be Aug. 10 and 11 in Downingtown.
The campout event is at Paradise Farm Camps Summer Camp. All proceeds benefit the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.
Montgomery Bar Association's Women in the Law Committee and the county’s Office of Children and Youth are collecting school supplies for children in foster care.
From now until August 14, new school supplies and book bags can be dropped off at the Montgomery Bar Association between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Montgomery County is offering a comprehensive Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review. The dates below are correct, have been changed to accommodate the Jewish holiday calendar.
The course will be taught on three consecutive Monday nights: Sept. 10 and 24, and Oct., 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room A of the Whitpain Township Administration Building, 960 Wentz Rd., Blue Bell, Pa. 19422.
Not a Montco story, but we liked this feel-good piece on the Associated Press wire:
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man purchased a 17-pound lobster at a Waterford restaurant, then released the crustacean back into Long Island Sound.
An Ethiopian man who had become separated from family members Monday during a visit to Center City was found safe by police wandering along the northbound lanes of Rte. I-95.
A Pennsylvania State Trooper on routine patrol found Kifleyohanesse Tessema, 62, walking along the highway at 7 a.m. Tuesday and took him to Episcopal Hospital. From there, he was transferred to a shelter for the homeless.