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18 min ago |

Forcing taxpayers onto a diet, lawmakers find pork for themselves: Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So you know how you convince yourself you're not really violating your diet by eating that piece of birthday cake by having a salad for lunch? Now imagine that the "salad" is the annual state budget and the "cake" is tens of millions of dollars tucked into a piece of legislation into a piece of budget-related ... (more)


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Senator Casey Calls On Congress To Provide Long-term Fix For Highway Trust Fund

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is calling on Congress to avoid the equivalent of a government shut down of federally funded highway projects.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Robert Casey, Democrat, Green Lane, PA

5 hrs ago | WFMZ

Woman rescued from car in high water

A woman who was driving during the height of a strong storm in Montgomery County Sunday night had to be rescued from high water.


Related Topix: Pottstown, PA, Weather

6 hrs ago |

Merck Will Lay Off 600 Workers in Montgomery County

The company has already filed notices with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor which says the jobs are being cut in North Wales and Lansdale.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, North Wales, PA, Lansdale, PA

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Senator Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Nation's Veterans

A meeting was held today in Montgomery County to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, Senator Patrick Toomey, Republican

8 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Alleged Burglar

A 22-year-old Norritown man is dead after he allegedly tried to break into a home in Montgomery County around 1 a.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Willow Street, PA

12 hrs ago | The Sanatoga Post

Monday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

Turn Here, Slow There. Traffic Flow Controls Coming A years-old project that would allow PennDOT and local municipalities to control the flow of traffic across 66 intersections, including eight in Lower Pottsgrove, is moving ahead.


Related Topix: Sanatoga, PA, Pottsgrove, PA

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

Panel Aims To Revamp PA Ed Funding Formula

A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state's formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.


16 hrs ago |

Failed Norristown condos still a burden to buyers

Terry Derby had to surf on seven different couches. Ellen Frank was turned down for credit cards and had trouble leasing a car.


Related Topix: Norristown, PA, Home Buying, Home, Collegeville, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

Remembering the Deadly Limerick Twp. Tornado

The Oklahoma tornado stirs up memories of a twister that struck our area nearly 20 years ago.


Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Oklahoma, PA, Weather

CBS Local

27th Annual Tour De Shore Kicks Off In Philadelphia

Overcast skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of over 2,000 bikers helping to raise money for charities that help the children of fallen firefighters and police officers.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Erie Times News

Thousands of disabled workers in Pennsylvania paid far below minimum wage

About 13,000 disabled Pennsylvanians are earning an average of $2.40 an hour in a legal use of subminimum wages.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Venango, PA, Oil City, PA, Westmoreland County, PA

Four Awarded Hatfield Township Police 2014 William J. Chapman Memorial Scholarships

The legacy of the late Hatfield Township Police Officer William Chapman lives on in the efforts and intellect of four high school seniors.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park

The Sanatoga Post

Saturday's Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

'Speak Up, Please,' When At Township Meetings Again Thursday, Lower Pottsgrove commissioners' president Bruce Foltz reminded visitors to the municipal building meeting room that their words were being recorded for accuracy.


Related Topix: Pottsgrove, PA, Sanatoga, PA, Jazz, Phoenixville, PA, Pottstown, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Lansdale Police Sgt.: Commend Workers of Hatfield's A.L....

On the morning of July 14, a community that spanned municipalities came together for one purpose: Find and safely return home two missing Lansdale Borough toddlers.


Related Topix: Lansdale, PA, Hatfield, PA, Gwynedd, PA

CBS Local

Sign Installation To Close I-476 SB Sunday Between Lansdale And Mid-County

A 13-mile stretch of the Northeastern Extension will be closed southbound for six hours Sunday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said.


Related Topix: Lansdale, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Neighbors Fear Flooding, Traffic Issues With Church Development in Hatfield Township

A resident of Stewart Drive in Hatfield Township has just recently discovered that his home exists at the wrong place, wrong time.


Related Topix: 9, Montgomeryville, PA

Merck Cutting 600 Jobs in Montco

By Kara Seymour Merck will be cutting 600 jobs in Montgomery County, according to recent reports.


Related Topix: North Wales, PA, Lansdale, PA

A fundraiser for Wolf in the HQ of a top Corbett ally

A LOCAL POLITICIAN and two lawyers are hosting a campaign fundraiser next week at a Philly law firm for Tom Wolf , the Democratic nominee for governor.


Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Johnstown, PA

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Southbound turnpike closing for six hours Sunday

An 11-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's southbound lanes will be closed for six hours Sunday, between the Lansdale and Mid-County interchanges.


Related Topix: Lansdale, PA