NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will be handling the case of a suburban Philadelphia man accused of firing three shots into a local Democratic Party office on Inauguration Day,...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man who said he was stressed over losing his family, the COVID-19 shutdown and the “theft of the election” acknowledged firing three shots into a...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating after gunshots were apparently fired through the front window of a Democratic Party office in a suburban Philadelphia county, officials...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided against seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the stabbing death of an ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a suburban...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have ruled out seeking the death penalty against a man accused of having strangled his wife to death with an extension cord in their southeastern Pennsylvania...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man accused of beating his girlfriend to death and calling an Uber to take her to a hospital will not face the death penalty if he is convicted of...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two men were charged with burglary and other crimes for allegedly breaking into 10 churches in Philadelphia and nearby suburbs, stealing safes, precious metals and...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A brief but severe storm killed three people in southeastern Pennsylvania and ripped the roof off a seven-story apartment building, authorities said.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Last Christmas, Carol Merinar got the best present she has ever received.
It didn’t come from a chain store or online retailer. It came from the Montgomery County...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The firing of two county public defenders in the Philadelphia suburbs is drawing a growing backlash, coming after their office filed a court brief that said systemic...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 12½ to 25 years in the stabbing and beating death of her grandmother almost two years ago in suburban Philadelphia.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Even in death, Todd Donohue is homeless.
The 51-year-old man was a frequent visitor at Norristown shelters in the years before his 2016 death, according to coroner...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors who won a conviction in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case defended their work as they fight the imprisoned actor's latest appeal.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man accused of having stabbed and run over his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her suburban workplace has been convicted of first-degree...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Trial has begun for a Philadelphia man accused of having stabbed and run over his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her suburban workplace.
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An insanity defense is planned in the trial of a woman accused of having killed her former landlord and another woman in a suburban Philadelphia home earlier this...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say a woman stabbed her parents to death before turning the weapon on herself.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania say three people have been found dead in a home in what is being referred to as “a family tragedy.”
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who shot five people inside a Pennsylvania Walmart last year has been convicted of attempted murder.
A Montgomery County jury also found 31-year-old Keenan Jones...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they used DNA testing and genealogy research to arrest a teenager in the gunpoint sexual assault of a woman in a suburban Philadelphia...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say an argument at a family birthday party ended with one person being fatally stabbed, another hospitalized with stab wounds and a third charged with...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say more than a dozen people have been arrested in a ring they say mailed Oxycodone pills concealed in toy teddy bears and rabbits from California to suburban...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who authorities say was driving his pickup truck at 101 mph (163 kph) while under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed a man riding a lawn...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania prison inmate is facing first- and third-degree murder charges following the death of his cellmate following an alleged...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — During "a pretty powerful experience," some high school students came together with participants of Montgomery County's innovative mental health treatment court program and...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in the Philadelphia suburbs are charging six people for four opioid overdose deaths that have occurred there since August.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her former landlord and another woman in a suburban Philadelphia home where the suspect's 6-year-old son was also present, authorities...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former official with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday a judge has sentenced 53-year-old Nicholas Martino, of Norristown, to 9 to 23 months on house arrest and ordered him to pay $10,000.
Authorities say Martino accepted payments from a PennDOT contractor in return for continued work with the agency.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing his adoptive father to death with a butter knife in the Philadelphia suburbs and taking out one of the 74-year-old victim's eyeballs.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to driving drunk at the time he barreled into a home and killed a sleeping 86-year-old woman has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison.
Joseph Bezanis, who was sentenced last week in Norristown, pleaded guilty in September to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in the April 6 death of Marianne Lambert.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an elderly Pennsylvania couple found dead outside their home had no obvious signs of trauma and it's not yet clear how they died.
Authorities in suburban Philadelphia identify them as 84-year-old Ross Woodward and his wife Rhoda, 81. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office says an autopsy done Wednesday will be followed by toxicology tests to try to learn the cause of their deaths.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on former Attorney General Kathleen Kane's request to delay her jail sentence (all times local):
A county judge is rejecting former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's 11th hour request to delay her deadline of Thursday morning to report to jail and begin serving a sentence for perjury.
Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy moved quickly Wednesday, denying Kane's request for a delay shortly after it was filed.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's jail sentence (all times local):
A judge says former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane must report to a suburban Philadelphia jail by Thursday morning to start serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence.
Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy on Tuesday granted a request by Montgomery County prosecutors and revoked Kane's bail, a day after the state Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal.
CORRECTS: Ex-Attorney General Kane ordered to report to jail by 9 a.m. Thursday to start perjury, obstruction sentence.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — CORRECTS: Ex-Attorney General Kane ordered to report to jail by 9 a.m. Thursday to start perjury, obstruction sentence. (Corrects APNewsAlert to fix typo in spelling of dateline, Norristown, Pa.)
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two former Philadelphia-area high school hockey players have been placed on probation and ordered to do community service after being convicted of assaulting members of a rival team during a playoff game last year.
Jurors in Montgomery County deliberated for nearly 11 hours over two days before convicting 19-year-old Brock Anderson and 20-year-old Jake Cross of misdemeanor simple assault and conspiracy charges Friday, The (Pottstown) Mercury reported.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His real-life work as a detective drawing attention in a reel-life drama on movie screens this weekend has thrust the name of Montgomery County Detective James Wood into the national spotlight.
"Knowing it's a once-in-a-lifetime happening for me, it was just awesome," Wood said on Friday as the film, "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" opened in theaters.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a driver involved in a shooting death following a traffic dispute near Philadelphia.
The Montgomery County district attorney and Cheltenham Township police say the shooting happened at about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the township's Melrose Park section.
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. But the pope's gentle words and lack of condemnation angered those who feel top Catholic leaders continue to shirk responsibility for the global crisis.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (all times Eastern):
The prosecutor who released a grand jury report in August on rampant sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses says it is unacceptable that Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is retiring with no apparent consequences.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has appealed to legislators to "do the right thing" and change state law so that civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke Friday at the court complex outside Philadelphia where Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby's legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They're also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local):
Bill Cosby has several avenues of appeal if he hopes to get out of prison.
The 81-year-old comedian spent the first night of his three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault alone in a single cell near the infirmary at SCI Phoenix, a new state lock up outside Philadelphia.
Cosby's lawyers, meanwhile, are working to get him out of there.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):
Bill Cosby's accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault.
Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke out Tuesday after he was sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars.
Accuser Victoria Valentino says "this is a great day for women and a great day for rape survivors."
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):
Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars.
A Pennsylvania board recommended Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend at least monthly sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed.
It is now up to a judge to decide whether to accept the finding by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on reaction following a guilty verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):
A judge is confining Bill Cosby to his suburban Philadelphia home until the comedian is sentenced on sexual assault charges.
Cosby must also wear a GPS monitoring device under the order issued Friday by Judge Steven O'Neill.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's team blasted his sexual-assault trial as a "public lynching" Friday and began looking ahead to an appeal as the judge ordered house arrest for the 80-year-old comedian and said he would be outfitted with a GPS ankle monitoring device.
Cosby's appeal seems certain to focus on the judge's decision to let a parade of women testify that they, too, were abused by the former TV star.