Monday, January 28, 2013
A call to prohibit fracking in Montco.
Monday, January 28
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." —Rachel Carson Natural gas drilling by horizontal slickwater fracturing (often called fracking) is a monumental environmental issue PA is facing that impacts everyone’s future. Often referred to as a “bridge to cleaner energy” our governor is supporting drilling any and everywhere possible in Pennsylvania to capitalize on the gas drilling boom. Since the Marcellus Shale does not underlie Montgomery County, I think many of us assume this is not our problem because it’s not in our neighborhood or 500 feet from our schools, but it could be coming our way. As previously published in Patch, http://ambler.patch.com/articles/fracking-debate-comes-to-montgomery-bucks-…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Police say 24-year-old Paul Brown was found shot in his car in an alley in Norristown on Christmas night.
Authorities have identified the victim in the fatal Christmas night shooting in Norristown as 24-year-old local man Paul Brown. Friends and loved one's mourned his loss publicly via social media following the news of the killing Tuesday night, Dec. 25. According to the Norristown Police Department, police were dispatched to the alley behind 120 Wayne Ave. in Norristown at 4:41 p.m. for a report of a shooting. On the scene, they discovered Brown sitting in the driver's seat of his 1997 Buick Sedan with multiple gunshot wounds. He was reportedly transported by Plymouth Ambulance to Mercy Suburban Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Dec. 26. Click here to follow us on Facebook Both …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Police say a 24-year-old man is dead after being shot in an alley in Norristown on Christmas night.
Norristown Police responded to the area of West Scott Alley and Park Alley at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Christmas night, Tuesday, Dec. 25, for a report of a shooting and are now investigating a homicide. According to authorities, a 24-year-old unidentified local man has been pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds. There is no suspect and police are investigating the crime in collaboration with Montgomery County Detectives. Click here to follow us on Facebook On the scene, police reportedly recovered over 10 shells in the alley. Authorities are currently questioning witnesses from the scene. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. See also: Coroner Identifies Body Discovered Below Pottstown Bridge Homeless…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The suspects allegedly struck more than 25 single-family dwellings, using the victims' pillow cases to carry the stolen items, which frequently included cash, jewelry, electronics and guns.
Four Montco men have been arrested in connection with a summertime burglary spree that struck more than 25 single-family homes across the tri-county area. Between June 12 and July 23, state police allege that Jason Baldwin, 34, Fabrice Careme, 26, and Gregory Eagle, 29, all of Pottstown, as well as Patrick Brumbaugh, 20 of Lansdale, committed more than 25 day time burglaries throughout western Montgomery County, eastern Berks County and northern Chester County in June and July of this year. Click here to follow us on Facebook According to court records, all of the alleged burglaries shared a common scheme and design, with all break-ins happening on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The suspects allegedly struck only single-family …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A real-life Santa Claus has taken the initiative to help a pair of struggling Montco families
A pair of struggling Montco families will soon find themselves on the receiving end of a Christmas miracle, thanks to the efforts of 38-year-old Dutch Schrap, of East Coventry, who has decided to take his professional Santa routine to the next level. The son of the elder Santa Schrap, Dutch has followed in his father's snow-covered footsteps for the past 21 years. He's made appearances everywhere from the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade to gigs with the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers, and he's even rung the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. This year, however, he's looking to expand on his role by initiating Operation Nine Reindeer, which seeks to aid two families who are in desperate need of support. It all began on October 1, …