Norristown in the Headlines

Norristown crimes, 9/11 remembrances and area residents still recovering from flood damage are just a few of the things other local media outlets around the Web are saying about Norristown.

The Daily Local reports that Tredyffrin Police on a burglary stake-out in a residential neighborhood arrested four people early Sept. 1, three of them Norristown residents. Tabrina Lenning, 26, Austin Gross, 18, and Courtney Appleton, 20, all from Norristown, were arrested after police reported discovering items and cash in their parked vehicles in an area where numerous burglaries have been reported.

The Times Herald reports that a suspect believed to be involved in an armed robbery was arrested Thursday, but later charged with only firearm and marijuana possession after victims could not positively identify him. The victims were robbed at 5:30 pm on Astor Street and although police later found men on bikes fitting the description of the robbers, the victims were unable to identify them. One of the suspects Karl Trusty, 20, of Haws Avenue was arrested after admitting to police he was carrying a handgun in his shorts without a permit.

Norristown Still Recovering From Recent Flooding

Our local ABC affiliate, WPVI, reports that although floodwaters have started to recede, residents throughout Montgomery County have been left with devastation in their neighborhoods and homes. Roz Smith from Norristown was quoted as saying in the past when similar incidents have occurred, elderly victims were offered low-interest loans that they could not afford. Many throughout the area are relying on FEMA for money, but it could take months for the agency to fully assess damages.

Norristown Residents Remembering 9-11

Examiner.com reports that Norristown’s own Verdi Band led the procession at the Italian Festival in Hoboken honoring the Madonna Dei Martiri this past weekend. The festival started in Molfetta, Italy in 1399 and is one of the oldest festivals still being celebrated in the U.S. as well as Italy. A special blessing was held at the festival in memory of Sept. 11.

marked the events of Sept. 11 with a simple 45-minute ceremony this past Friday. A bell tolled 11 times for each resident or person with ties to the county who lost his or her life in the terrorist attacks. A moment of silence was also dedicated to the 16 members of the military with Montgomery County connections who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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