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Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

Hackers traced back to China stole the personal information of about 4.5 million patients who used Community Health Systems hospitals.
20 Pa. Hospitals Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

20 Pa. Hospitals Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

Hackers traced back to China stole the personal information of about 4.5 million patients who used Community Health Systems hospitals.
Suburban Counties Agree to Set Up 911 Texting

Suburban Counties Agree to Set Up 911 Texting

Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Bucks counties have agreed to set up a regional plan to accept 911 texts.
Car Fires at MCCC's Pottstown Campus Under Investigation

Car Fires at MCCC's Pottstown Campus Under Investigation

The two car fires broke out Wednesday in separate parking lots at Montgomery County Community College’s Pottstown campus.
Rape Charges Against Kerns Dismissed

Rape Charges Against Kerns Dismissed

Kerns will stand trial on the lesser charges of aggravated assault and indecent assault.
DA: Man, 20, Shot and Killed in Pottstown

DA: Man, 20, Shot and Killed in Pottstown

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and Pottstown Borough Police have launched a joint investigation.
County Issues Reminder: Don't Drive on Flooded Roads

County Issues Reminder: Don't Drive on Flooded Roads

A flash-flood warning is in effect for Montgomery County through Friday night. Heavy rains have been falling all day.
Child Shot in North Coventry Township

Child Shot in North Coventry Township

The boy was airlifted to CHOP. There was no word on his condition late Friday night.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Rape, Sexual-Assault Charges Against Kerns Dropped

UPDATE: Rape, Sexual-Assault Charges Against Kerns Dropped

Robert Kerns is a former chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee.
Buckle Up: Seat Belt Checks in Pottstown on Thursday

Buckle Up: Seat Belt Checks in Pottstown on Thursday

The checks aim to increase teen seat belt use.
Pottstown Man Accepts Plea Deal in Phoenixville Shooting

Pottstown Man Accepts Plea Deal in Phoenixville Shooting

A teen was shot in 2012 in what authorities called a drug deal gone wrong.
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.