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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
Runner Guilty of Trespassing During Government Shutdown

Runner Guilty of Trespassing During Government Shutdown

He drove his car around a barricade and a closed sign to go for a run in Valley Forge.
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.
Teen Drivers Will Compete to See Who's Safest

Teen Drivers Will Compete to See Who's Safest

Thirty teens from 10 high schools in the five-county region will be competing for $2,000 in scholarship prize money.
Owners of Popular Shore Spot Charged with Tax Evasion

Owners of Popular Shore Spot Charged with Tax Evasion

Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife, Mary, 53, were charged Thursday morning with multiple counts of tax evasion and other charges.
Montco Man Pleads Guilty to Three Bank Robberies

Montco Man Pleads Guilty to Three Bank Robberies

In federal court, the Fort Washington man admitted his role in three March 2013 Montgomery County bank robberies.
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.
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.
Rafferty Supports More Ignition Locks on DUI Offenders

Rafferty Supports More Ignition Locks on DUI Offenders

All offenders convicted of drunk driving would require a breathalyzer-like device in the car.
Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

Pa. Ranks Fourth in Black Homicide Victims

A new study from the Violence Policy Center found that blacks are killed at disproportionately high rates in Pennsylvania.
Police Investigate Bodies in Lower Providence Home

Police Investigate Bodies in Lower Providence Home

The couple appear to have been dead for some time. An initial investigation found no apparent evidence of violence, say police.
UPDATED: Bodies found in Lower Providence Home

UPDATED: Bodies found in Lower Providence Home

The bodies were found in a residence on North Trooper Rd.
Vehicular Crash Closed Intersection of W. Germantown Pk. and N. Trooper Rd.

Vehicular Crash Closed Intersection of W. Germantown Pk. and N. Trooper Rd.

Pennsylvania State Police recently opened the roads, which had been closed.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Driver Killed in Route 422 Crash at Oaks Exit

Driver Killed in Route 422 Crash at Oaks Exit

The driver of a Clemens Uniform Rental truck was Medevac'd to a hospital after the crash.
Driver Killed in Route 422 Crash

Driver Killed in Route 422 Crash

The four-vehicle crash snarled traffic on Thursday afternoon.
Pa. Woman Gives Birth on a Sled

Pa. Woman Gives Birth on a Sled

A Roxborough woman gives birth to her baby girl on her front lawn, on a sled early Tuesday morning.