Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thomas Troy Young, pictured here, is wanted by police for the attempted murder of a family member.
The Hatfield Township Police Department is requesting information concerning the whereabouts of Thomas Troy Young, according to a release on Thursday afternoon. "There is an active criminal arrest warrant charging Young with attempted murder and related offenses," said the Hatfield Police release. "He is believed to be operating a black 2009 Honda Accord which bears Pennsylvania registration GKS8099. The vehicle is owned by the victim and was taken immediately after the assault. Hatfield Township detectives are currently pursuing leads in an attempt to locate him." Young's alleged victim, a family member, is still recovering. "The victim's condition continues to improve as she receives treatment for her injuries at the Hospital of the …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Find employment through the county with nearly 30 positions up for grabs.
Are you looking for a job? Do you live in or around Montgomery County? If so, there are 29 unique roles up for grabs. The County is seeking a wide variety of employees, from aging center's "Navicate" to custodial work, and park rangers to correctional officers. Each day, the county displays its open positions on its newly remodeled website. Montcopa.org/jobs lists the available roles, along with exact salaries and requirements for the job. Here are just some of the titles the county is seeking to fill, along with salary ranges one can expect to make: For more on the roles listed, click on the hyperlinked job title to find out more, or visit the County's job site here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Congress must pass VAWA in order for funding to be maintained. Casey supporting the Act.
Last year, 530 adults were turned away from a shelter in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to lack of room, said a report on PhillyBurbs.com. "Should Congress fail to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which pays for programs that help victims of domestic violence, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said it would encourage 'a terrible, horrific betrayal of who we are as a people' and make it more difficult to help victims," said the article. VAWA, according to WhiteHouse.gov's fact sheet, is credited with decreasing domestic violence against women by 67 percent from 1993 to 2010. The fact sheet calls the Act a "landmark federal legislation’s comprehensive approach to violence against women combined tough new provisions to hold …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service says those in Montgomery County, Pa. should expect some snow in the coming day with Winter Storm Nemo.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. The storm in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania is expected to bring between four and eight inches of snow. "Heavy snow" and a "possible trace of ice" is expected in the storm. We may even see a rare winter thunderstorm, as two weather fronts collide to form what the Weather Service has called "Winter Storm Nemo." "Any snow Friday morning will change rain during the daylight hours then back to heavy snow late in the day Friday or Friday evening," said the NWS. "One to two inches-per-hour accumulations are possible for a couple of hours Friday night. Northerly winds will gust to 30 mph …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Lititz, less than an hour and half from Norristown, is in the running for Budget Travel Magazine's title of America's Coolest Small Town.
Budget Travel Magazine has narrowed the search for America's Coolest Small Town, and, after 924 nominations, the 15 finalists include a Pennsylvania town that is a perfect day trip from Montgomery County. Lititz, less than an hour and a half from Norristown, offers visitors costumed tour guides of the Lititz Historical Foundation, as well as "a museum that includes Native American artifacts, a replica of a Moravian home, and a heritage garden," according to Budget Travel. Within walking distance of the Lititz Historical Foundation, visitors can tour the original Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, where the hard pretzel was invented. On Broad St., visitors can tour, taste, sample, and delight in the Wilbur Chocolate Factory, which has been in …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The following 11 suspects are wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for Warrants in Child Support cases.
Monday, January 28
Do any of these faces look familiar to you? If so, you could assist the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. These 11 suspects are wanted on warrants extending from child support cases. They each are named (see the photo caption) along with their date of birth, last known town of address and amount owed in back support. Those with information on these wanted individuals can submit an E-TIP (by clicking on the blue link) or call the Warrants Unit at 610-278-3340. Far more than just 11 are wanted in the county for similar warrants. The full list of those with outstanding Domestic Relations Bench Warrants can be found on the Sheriff's Office website here. You can also view the county's most wanted criminal warrants by clicking here. If you …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around the Montco area to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday that implementation of Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's tough new Voter ID Law should be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling can be appealed to the state Supreme Court, which said it would expedite any further action in the case since Election Day is just five weeks away. Do you agree with the ruling? Tell us in the comments section below. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson heard two days of testimony last week, as directed by the Supreme Court, to determine whether the state has made it easy enough to get a photo ID in order to vote. Opponents say the law, and the process to get an ID, disenfranchises voters. Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud - but that justification …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A Gilberstville woman was sentenced to seven years of court supervision for the 2011 hit-and-run death of Kristy Bender.
Patricia Maurer, 75, who was found guilty of the 2011 hit-and-run death of 26-year-old Kristy Bender in June, was sentenced to seven years of court supervision, according to the Philadephia Inquirer. Judge Joseph A. Smyth sentenced Maurer to one year of house arrest, one of parole, and five years of non-reporting probation. She is also required to pay the cost of her four-day jury trial this past spring. The Bender family requested that Maurer, of New Hanover Square Road, not get jail time. Smyth said that he thought not allowing her to drive a car was a "good, practical approach." "We are satisfied," Bender's mother, Kathy, told The Inquirer. "We never wanted to see her spend time in jail, given her age and medical condition." Maurer was…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tips on getting your Montco student back into the classroom this fall.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A website called USA.gov aims to make the United States government and its many offices more digestible for citizens. When it comes to back to school preparation, the site doesn’t let its readers down. There you can find links for national government suggestions on getting ready for the classroom. At Patch, we focus on the local ways we can find you resources. There are many suggestions the government has for getting prepared for the new school year, which is rapidly approaching in Montgomery County, PA. In the coming weeks, students at all of the county’s 22 public school districts will return to the classroom. The site suggests the following steps to prepare for school. Here’s what to get in order locally: 1. Get your children’s check-…