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Norristown In The Headlines

Here's a quick look at what other area media outlets are saying about Norristown.

reported that the manager of testified last Friday against customer Marc Viney for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting and robbing him in the early-morning hours of July 10.

Roosevelt Haulcy II testified he returned home to his apartment on DeKalb Street after closing the bar and was hit from behind and tied up at gunpoint by Viney and another attacker. The men drove him back to the bar where they allegedly stole over $3,000. Viney’s girlfriend Tyrissa Stone was named a third accomplice in the case.

Police Sgt. Todd Dillon testified that a "hit list" was found on Viney that included the names, addresses and vehicles driven by intended victims, including Haulcy and his father, Roosevelt Haulcy Sr., owner of the tavern.

The Herald also has pictures and video of friends and family gathering at the on DeKalb Street on Saturday to mourn the loss of 17-year-old Jervont Tyler.

Tyler was killed last Saturday when an altercation with suspect Palmer Rodriguez, who is now in custody and awaiting arraignment, ended with .

The Mercury reports a Norristown man was arrested for the assault and gunpoint robbery of a minor in Chester County.

Jabir Sims, 18, of the 200 block of Chain Street, was one of three men who allegedly robbed the youth during a drug transaction at the victim's residence in East Pikeland. The suspects threatened to set him on fire after dousing him with gasoline and punching him in the head.

The victim reported the robbery on Friday, Aug. 5, and said the attackers made off with a laptop computer, several iPods, an iPad and cash. He recognized Sims as one of his fellow classmates at Renaissance Academy School in Schuylkill Township. 

Preservation Society Looking for Volunteers

In a letter to , Norristown Preservation Society president Russell Rubert made a plea for volunteers to help with clean-up and Halloween events at the Selma Mansion on Airy Street.

A to restore the mansion raised over $2,500, and the president said visitors to the mansion expressed wishes to help support additional efforts to rejuvenate this historic Norristown treasure.

Volunteers can contact Rubert at ruberto53@comcast.net or 610-265-2645.

DanceFest

Feel like shaking things up? Our local ABC affiliate reports that the will take place next weekend at the .

The event will feature eight companies with a variety of dance ranging from contemporary to pop and ballet. The festival is showcased by the in an effort to highlight the arts in downtown Norristown. Buy tickets now at the box office because this intimate venue only seats 75 people and will sell out quickly.

DanceFest performances are Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m.

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