Thursday, April 18, 2013
Michael D. Nesspor, 23, of Pottstown, was killed on Wednesday night after his 1997 Harley Davidson crashed into a guide rail on Route 724. He was not wearing a helmet.
A Pottstown man was killed on Wednesday night after his motorcycle crashed into a guide rail on Route 724 in North Coventry. Members of the North Coventry Police Department responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in area of Route 724 and Scholl Road shortly after 8 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that the operator – identified as Michael D. Nesspor, 23, of Pottstown – had been killed in the crash. The report states that Nesspor – who was not wearing a helmet – sustained severe trauma to his head and neck. A female passenger – who was wearing a helmet – sustained various abrasions and a broken left leg. She was transported to Reading Hospital by Goodwill Ambulance. The female passenger and a witness on the scene told police that …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
For the second time, a man was found with hundreds of child pornography images and videos, according to police.
After an arrest in January for possessing hundreds of child pornographic images and videos, one North Coventry Township man is under arrest again, according to police. According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, "Clay Warren Simpson, 52, of the first block of Parkway Drive, will face more than 300 counts of child pornography possession, total, in the culmination of an investigation that began in January, according to the North Coventry Police." Simpson was arrested in January for having a computer with more than 200 illegal images and videos, according to reports from North Coventry and West Pottsgrove police departments. Later, a second computer found during the arrest proved to include another 100 or more illegal images, according to…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of 20-year-old Shakeem Carter, of Norristown, for the Feb. 12 murder of Kevin Allen.
[Editorial note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a murder that may be disturbing to some readers.] Describing the gruesome scene investigators discovered on entering apartment 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said they had opened "a doorway to hell." Twenty-year-old Shakeem Carter, also of Norristown, has been arrested and charged with the grisly murder that authorities say was in connection with a robbery. Carter had allegedly stolen $350 given to Allen by his father to buy clothes. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Allen's body was discovered in the blood-soaked apartment after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who heard a "…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The body of 17-year-old Kevin Allen of Norristown was found Tuesday night in an apartment in North Coventry.
The body of a Norristown teenager was found in an apartment in North Coventry, Chester County on Tuesday night. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said that the death of 17-year-old Kevin Allen was a homicide. Allen's body was found in Unit 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments on Route 724 following a 9-1-1 call Tuesday. Emergency responders discovered Allen's body and "quickly extinguished" a fire at the scene, Hogan said in a statement sent to the media. The Pottstown Mercury, citing a friend of Allen, reported that Allen had recently completed a term on probation. Those with information are asked to contact the North Coventry Police Department at 610-323-8360 or the Chester County Detectives at 610-692-5100. Subscribe to our …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A Pottstown area family had a very special visitor on Friday night.
Most people probably panic when fire truck sirens come down their quiet street, but for one North Coventry neighborhood, the sirens heralded a special visitor on a mission. Professional Santa Dutch Schrap brought an early Christmas surprise to a local family on Friday night through an initiative he started this year called Operation Nine Reindeer. Jim and Cathy and their five-year-old daughter Cassie needed some holiday spirit this year - Jim is battling stage 4 brain cancer. He has already endured surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy twice a week. As Santa pulled up, escorted by Norco Fire Company, Ridge Fire Company, Linfield Fire Company and the North Coventry Police Department, Cassie flew out of the house to greet him. "Santa! …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The organization is looking to provide footwear to the needy.
The charity In Ian’s Boots is thinking of everyone who may be affected by Sandy. As its name implies, the organization donates footwear to the needy, and Holly Miller, the charity’s co-founder, said she thinks there’s going to be a lot more of them following the storm. “In the past, when [Hurricane] Irene struck, we were able to render aid to several families along the Perkiomen — some of these people were left with nothing but the shoes on their feet,” Miller said. She added that she wanted the charity to help people who were affected by this round of terrible weather. Miller lost her 12-year-old son in January 2010; he died from a traumatic brain injury after he crashed into a ski-lift tower while sledding on a saucer-style sled. He …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Local Obituaries for the Limerick, Royersford and Spring City area
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Grace L. (Bealer) Wampler, 98, widow of Francis M. Wampler Sr., of North Coventry, passed away on Monday evening, April 16, 2012, in the Coventry Manor. Born in North Coventry, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Ethel (Leary) Bealer. Mrs. Wampler was a 1932 graduate of the former North Coventry High School and had attended her most recent class reunion at Reading County Club. Grace was a camp counselor at Camp Swatara for two years and also served as its director for one year. She volunteered with the PTA at the former Kenilworth School when her children were young and also with the Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was a very active member of Coventry Church of the Brethren where she had been a deaconess for 60 years, starting in …