Montgomery County

Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
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May 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
By Maryclare Dale, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's criminal case said he let five other accusers testify at the sex-assault trial because their accounts had "chilling similarities" that pointed to a "signature" crime. A jury last year convicted Cosby of...
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When voters in Montgomery County head to the polls for next Tuesday’s primary election, they’ll cast their ballots on a new voting system.
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Jim Melwert
May 14, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — When voters in Montgomery County head to the polls for next Tuesday’s primary election, they’ll cast their ballots on a new voting system. As in previous elections, when voters walk into a polling place they will sign the log book. But this year, rather than...
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high school student with back pack
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Tim Jimenez
May 02, 2019 - 8:56 am
SOUDERTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Students weren’t allowed to bring their bags to a Montgomery County high school Thursday morning because a suspicious note was found in the building the day before. Souderton Area High School officials say the note was found late Wednesday. It's not clear what was...
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A Montgomery County investigator with the detectives unit and her K-9 therapy dog get recognition for their work with victims and witnesses in the court system.
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John McDevitt
May 01, 2019 - 8:02 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County investigator with the detectives unit and her K-9 therapy dog get recognition for their work with victims and witnesses in the court system. Turks, a Red Fox Labrador and her partner and handler Kiersten McDonald, an investigator with the...
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Spotted lanternfly
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Jim Melwert
April 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Spotted lanternflies will start hatching soon. A horticulture expert has some advice on what to do — and what not to do — to fight the pests. Spotted lanternflies don’t bite people or pets, but since they have no known predator here in the US, they tend to swarm...
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Butler Pike construction
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Jim Melwert
April 24, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A stretch of Butler Pike that closed last summer in Montgomery County was supposed to open earlier this month. But much to the frustration of businesses and residents, that re-opening is delayed at least a year and a half. Butler Pike was first closed between...
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Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years.
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Jim Melwert
April 24, 2019 - 12:21 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby is asking the Pennsylvania Superior Court to let him out of state prison on bail until his appeal is heard. Cosby has been in prison since September, serving a three- to 10-year sentence following a conviction on aggravated indecent assault...
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Patrick Bradley
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer from Collegeville who pleaded guilty to stealing from trust funds set up for people with special needs has been sentenced. The 17- to 34-year prison sentence for Patrick Bradley represents one year for each of his 17 victims, according to prosecutor Kelli...
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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper hosted a discussion in Horsham on April 8, 2019, with Sen. Bob Casey in attendance, on a dangerous chemical found in drinking water near Willow Grove air bases.
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 1:54 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- With continued frustration over a chemical found in drinking water around the Willow Grove air base on the border of Bucks and Montgomery counties, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del, the ranking member on the Enviroment and Public Works Committee, hosted a discussion in...
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