Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The former Wanamaker Eagle at Montgomery Mall, once a popular meeting place for shoppers, is now perched outside a Schuylkill County high school where it serves as its mascot. The eagle took flight from the mall in 1995.
Tuesday, January 8
How often did you meet your friends at the eagle outside John Wanamaker's at Montgomery Mall? How many times did you try to drop a wishing penny near it? In 1995, the Wanamaker Eagle outside the then John Wanamaker's department store at Montgomery Mall flew north forever — and it's now perched outside Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill County. Fans of the Facebook page "Old Images of Montgomery County, PA" recently reminisced about the former popular meeting spot at Montgomery Mall in Montgomeryville. According to a November 2008 article in The Reporter, that same 7-foot-tall granite and bronze eagle is now the meeting place — and the mascot — of the high school. Up until 1995, Wanamaker's did business at the anchor store that is now …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Jack McAfee, 29, of Norristown, allegedly attempted to steal scrap metal from Del-Val International on Bethlehem Pike earlier in December
A Norristown man, who was allegedly found attempting to steal scrap metal from inside an exterior bin at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Dec. 8, had a misdemeanor charge of theft and a summary charge of defiant trespassing held over for county arraignment Jan. 30 following a preliminary hearing in Montgomeryville on Dec. 17. Jack Lee McAfee Jr., 29, had his bail reduced from $5,000 cash to $5,000 unsecured at the hearing, according to court records. The building alarm went off at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:17 a.m., and K9 Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose sprung into action. Duke got track of a scent at the 1034 Bethlehem Pike facility, and it led him to a metal storage …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Montgomery Township Police K9 Officer Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose allegedly found Jack McAfee, 29, hiding in an exterior storage bin at Del-Val International.
The building alarm went off at Del-Val International Truck on Bethlehem Pike on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:17 a.m., and K9 Duke and handler Officer Daniel Rose sprung into action. Duke got track of a scent at the 1034 Bethlehem Pike facility, and it led him to a metal storage container outside of the building. As Duke and Rose approached, 29-year-old Jack Lee McAfee, of Norristown, allegedly sprang up out of the container, hands up, police said. McAfee allegedly admitted to attempting to steal scrap metal from the same container, police said. Next to the container — 25 pieces of scrap metal, police said, that were allegedly removed by McAfee. Nearby, on the property, was McAfee's vehicle, with scrap metal in it, police said. McAfee was arrested…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The $200 million Parkway will have a 40mph limit and feature 12-foot-wide shared-use bike and pedestrian pathways
Friday, November 16, 2012
After many years of construction, and numerous traffic restrictions for new guardrails, traffic signalization, sound walls and the like, the $200 million U.S. Route 202 Parkway will open to traffic Monday, Dec. 3. The 8.4-mile Parkway, according to PennDOT, is a direct route from Montgomeryville to Doylestown, beginning at Route 63 near Stump Road and ending at Route 611. “We look forward to opening Pennsylvania’s newest roadway as the Route 202 Parkway will provide additional transportation capacity and enhance travel along this congested corridor in Montgomery and Bucks counties,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said in a statement. The Parkway boasts four 11-foot-wide travel lanes (two in each direction), between Route 63/…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Kathleen Arnold-Yerger informed supervisors about the popularity of e-books at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and her hopes for the future of the Bookmobile in the township
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has $9,000 more to its coffers, thanks to a contribution Monday night from Montgomery Township. Executive director Kathleen Arnold-Yerger was there to accept the check and she filled in supervisors and the public in attendance on e-books and her dream for the future of the Bookmobile. Arnold-Yerger said the library now has more than 11,000 titles for e-readers like Kindles and Nooks. "I think since last year we tripled the circulation with e-books. We can't keep up with the requests for e-books," she said. "You don't have to purchase them; you borrow your e-books from the library. You can choose to have it for seven, 14 or 21 days. That's up to you as a reader." On day 14, for instance, poof - …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A total of 32 suspects were arrested in connection with a methamphetamine distribution network which spanned from northern Montgomery County to Philadelphia.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced the arrest of 32 suspects in connection with a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking operation, which spanned from northern Montgomery County to Philadelphia and included 12 residents of Lansdale Borough and Hatfield, Towamencin, Montgomery and Upper Gwynedd townships. Methamphetamine was recovered from a motorcycle repair shop in Lansdale, according to the report, just one of many locations where police executed a search warrant. One of those arrested in charged with drug violations include Ronald Krauss, owner of Bad Ronald's Custom Tattooing in Lansdale. The investigation began in 2011, when detectives from the district attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team were tipped off …