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9 hrs ago | via Philly.com
For about eight hours, Raghunandan Yandamuri stuck to his story: During the time a 10-month-old girl was kidnapped from her apartment and the baby's grandmother was stabbed to death, he was home having lunch with his wife, elsewhere in the apartment complex. But shortly before 11 p.m. on that Thursday in October 2012, the detective questioning Yandamuri learned from another officer that Yandamuri's wife had contradicted her husband's alibi. Comment?
Monday | via Ocean Pines Independent
Car cavalcade H20 keeps Ocean City police busy "It was definitely a busy weekend for our officers," said an OCPD spokeswoman. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: An officer of the Ocean City Police Department stops a vehicle participating in the H2O event Sunday morning near 16th Street and Phildelphia Ave in Ocean City. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via Philly.com
Soon after Venkata Venna and his wife, Latha, moved to the Marquis apartment complex in King of Prussia with their infant daughter in the summer of 2012, they befriended a couple who, like themselves, had moved to the United States from India. When they learned that Raghunandan Yandamuri's wife was pregnant, the Vennas felt bad that the couple had no family nearby and hosted a traditional meal at their home. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via WGBH
In this image taken from video on Jan. 15, police officers Edward Sarama and Robert McGuire try to talk to officer Matt Dougherty, who is pretending to be mentally ill, during a training simulation at Montgomery County Emergency Service in Norristown, Pa. A number of high-profile police shootings, including that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month, have led to increased scrutiny of police interactions with civilians. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via Philly.com
In response to the police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., about 100 people gathered Tuesday night in Norristown for a public forum on race, law enforcement, and community relations. The discussion, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta sorority's Montgomery County chapter, spanned a wide range of topics, from arrest and incarceration to education, ingrained social systems, and economics. Comment?
Saturday Sep 13 | via CBS Local
An apparent attempted burglary went horribly wrong for a man who was trying to steal copper wiring early Saturday morning in Montgomery County. Authorities say a Norristown man was killed while attempting extract copper wiring from high-voltage electrical box in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via Salon
In addition to striking down the law, the city of Norristown will pay Lakisha Briggs, a domestic violence victim who faced eviction because she called the police to report the abuse, $495,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Under the "nuisance property ordinance," landlords were encouraged to evict tenants if the police were called to a residence more than three times during a four month period. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via PennLive.com
Norristown will pay $495,000 to resident Lakisha Briggs, who faced eviction from her home after requesting police protection from an abusive ex-boyfriend, the ACLU said. A landlord friendly ordinance is costing Norristown, Pa., some $495,000 because of the unintended consequence of the ordinance - it punished domestic violence victims who phoned police for help. Comment?
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