Montgomery County

Drive-thru coronavirus testing
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Jim Melwert
April 14, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Montco’s community-based coronavirus testing site is scheduled to reopen on the County Community College’s Blue Bell campus. And this time, they’ll be using a new testing kit. Read more here.
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A woman walks by the emergency entrance to Mount Sinai Hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on March 31, 2020, in New York City.
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Dave Uram
April 14, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Maureen Boland is a healthy 52-year-old, who was a runner, has never smoked, abides by a meat-free diet and takes her daily vitamins. The Abington High School English teacher has taken very good care of herself. Unfortunately, that didn't prevent Boland from contracting COVID-19. Read more here.
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Michael Hatfield
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 13, 2020 - 2:37 pm
A 69-year-old Pottstown man is facing murder charges, after he was accused of strangling his 71-year-old wife with an extension cord. Read more here.
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Samples of COVID-19
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Jim Melwert
April 13, 2020 - 1:49 pm
Montgomery County’s community-based testing site at Temple University’s Ambler campus is closed, but it will instead re-open this week on the campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain Township. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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KYW Staff
April 13, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Friday that he wants the authority from the state to send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter there so that the June 2 primary election can be conducted entirely by mail. Holding an in-person election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis...
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A hospital bed
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Jim Melwert
April 10, 2020 - 5:03 pm
Workers are setting up a surge facility site at a Montgomery County hospital to help provide extra hospital beds for the region. Read more here.
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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) (L) votes for the second of two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Jim Melwert
April 09, 2020 - 3:40 pm
Montgomery County’s community-based testing site is not closing at the end of the week after all. Read more here.
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Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jim Melwert
April 08, 2020 - 6:06 pm
With 108 new cases, accounts of coronavirus in Montgomery County now surpass 1,400. County officials announced 11 more deaths on Wednesday — 43 in all. But Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh doesn’t believe the county has reached its peak yet. Read more here.
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Coronavirus
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KYW Staff
April 07, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Montgomery County officials announced five more deaths, bringing the total coronavirus-related deaths in the county to 32. The county has had about 1,300 positive cases in total. Read more here.
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ventilator
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Jim Melwert
April 06, 2020 - 6:41 pm
Leaders of five southeastern Pennsylvania counties have sent Gov. Tom Wolf a letter asking his administration to develop a centralized system to help balance the load for hospitals across the state. Read more here.
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