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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Manhunt Underway After Pa. State Trooper Killed in Ambush

Manhunt Underway After Pa. State Trooper Killed in Ambush

A second Pennsylvania State Trooper was wounded in the shooting late Friday night.
State Police: 686 Crashes in Pa. Over Holiday Weekend

State Police: 686 Crashes in Pa. Over Holiday Weekend

Thirteen people were killed and 211 injured, police said.
Four Charged in Alleged Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four Charged in Alleged Nationwide 'Grandparent Scam'

Four people, including one from Montco and two from Philadelphia, allegedly stole $162,600 from 11 elderly victims throughout the country.
Have You Seen This Missing Teen?

Have You Seen This Missing Teen?

A Montgomery County teen has been missing for three days, and police are asking for the public's help in locating her.
Gunman Reported at PSU Abington; Campus on Lockdown

Gunman Reported at PSU Abington; Campus on Lockdown

Students have been asked to "shelter in place."
Former Norristown Police Chief Publicly Sworn in as Montco Sherrif

Former Norristown Police Chief Publicly Sworn in as Montco Sherrif

Bono, who was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett to replace Eileen Whalon Behr, was sworn in privately in March immediately following his confirmation by the state Senate.
Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

Owners of Popular Shore Spot Plead Not Guilty to Tax Evasion

The owners of Manco & Manco appeared in federal court Monday afternoon.
Smoke Smell Wafting Across Region is from N.J. Forest Fire

Smoke Smell Wafting Across Region is from N.J. Forest Fire

A 1,500-acre fire has been burning since Sunday morning.
Abington PAL Hosting Comedy Night

Abington PAL Hosting Comedy Night

This show is tailored to an adult audience.
UPDATE: HazMat Crews Find Suspected Toxic Substance in Hatboro

UPDATE: HazMat Crews Find Suspected Toxic Substance in Hatboro

The search came the day after a Hatboro man was charged with attempted murder for allegedly mailing the toxin ricin to a romantic rival.
BREAKING: Rape, Sexual-Assault Charges Against Kerns Dropped

BREAKING: Rape, Sexual-Assault Charges Against Kerns Dropped

Robert Kerns is a former chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee.
Have Coffee with a Cop Friday in Abington

Have Coffee with a Cop Friday in Abington

The event is a chance to get to know police officers in the community.
Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

At least 22 people have died in the past two weeks.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

New Jersey State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
Pennsauken Man in Bizarre Naked Crash, Philly Police Say

Pennsauken Man in Bizarre Naked Crash, Philly Police Say

Vincent Wade wrecked his car at a Crown Fried Chicken in the city.
Grand Jury to Probe 1983 Death of Wrestler Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

Grand Jury to Probe 1983 Death of Wrestler Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

A Lehigh County, PA, grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino in Whitehall, PA.
Montco Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Montco Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Erica Ann Ginnetti, a math teacher at Lower Moreland High School, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a male student.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.