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POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012, 11:30 AM
Kristy Bender, 26

Every so often, the suburbs yields a moment that sets the bar high for mercy and compassion. Take Thursday, for instance.

In a Montgomery County courtroom, Judge Joseph A. Smyth did some legal razzle dazzle that allowed 75-year-old Patricia Maurer to avoid serving the one-year mandatory jail term for anyone convicted of leaving the scene of an accident in which a person dies.

The merciful disposition came at the request of Kathy and Frank Bender, whose daughter, Kristy, 26, Maurer fatally struck with her Camry on April 27, 2011 in Upper Providence Township.

POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:27 PM

Do you have expired, unwanted drugs lying around you don't know what to do with? Now could be the time to get rid of them, properly and safely.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting its fifth National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at many local law enforcement offices and other locations.

POSTED: Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:30 PM

Budding astronomers and others will be able to see the sun up close and personal during Solar Saturday in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers will set up special lenses and telescopes for safe viewing.

POSTED: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:07 PM

A civil lawsuit filed against a Villanova socialite who pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run car accident has been settled for $635,000, the victim’s attorney announced Thursday.

Richard Hollawell, a Philadelphia personal-injury lawyer, represented the family of 13-year-old Andrew Mallee, of Bryn Mawr, which benefited from the settlement.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 2:48 PM

Three Montgomery County nonprofit organizations have received grants from the employees of the John Middleton Company in King of Prussia.

The grants were part of $172,000 donated to 11 greater Philadelphia nonprofits as part of the Altria Companies Employees Community Fund.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 1:58 PM

A police official in Montgomery County released traffic and detour information today relating to the viewing and funeral of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox.

Viewings are planned for this afternoon and early Wednesday, followed by the 11 a.m. funeral on Wednesday.

POSTED: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9:53 PM

Photographer Frank Rausch will give a seminar Saturday, Sept. 29, on how to shoot photos by moonlight.

The session at the historic Montgomery Cemetery will start at 8 p.m. The cemetery is located at 1 Hartranft Ave., Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. 19401.

POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:26 AM

The first-ever King of Prussia Beerfest Royale will be held Oct. 5 and 6 in the King of Prussia Mall Court parking lots adjacent to DeKalb Pike.

The event is a celebration of local craft and German beer over two days, in two tents, and is expected to draw more than 3,000 beer aficionados.

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Montco Memo, a blog written by Inquirer staffer Jessica Parks, covers police and courts, issues and community news in Montgomery County.

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