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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.
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.
Prostitution Sting Operation in Montgomeryville Leads to 10 Arrests

Prostitution Sting Operation in Montgomeryville Leads to 10 Arrests

Ten men were arrested after Montgomery Township Police and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau organized a sting operation targeting prostitution in Montgomeryville.
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.
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.
Willow Grove Man Among Six Arrested Following Prostitution Sting

Willow Grove Man Among Six Arrested Following Prostitution Sting

The sting was in response to human trafficking and the commercial-sex trade in Montgomery County.
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.
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.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
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.
Gov. Corbett Nominates Former Norristown Police Chief Bono for Montco Sheriff

Gov. Corbett Nominates Former Norristown Police Chief Bono for Montco Sheriff

Russell J. Bono has 42 years of local law enforcement experience.
OMG PD: Alleged 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' Arrested

OMG PD: Alleged 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' Arrested

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Kerns Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Waives Formal Arraignment in County Court

Kerns Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Waives Formal Arraignment in County Court

Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert Kerns waived his Jan. 29 arraignment in a not guilty plea. Pre-trial motions will now begin in the Montgomery County Court of Co
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Reports: Charges Coming Soon Against Tollefson

Reports: Charges Coming Soon Against Tollefson

Sports broadcaster Don Tollefson is accused of not producing ticket packages after accepting donations at a Warminster 5K fundraiser.
72-Year-Old Woman on Tire-Slashing Spree

72-Year-Old Woman on Tire-Slashing Spree

Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Montco GOP Recommends New Sheriff

Montco GOP Recommends New Sheriff

Recently-retired Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono will likely serve as sheriff through 2015.
‘Jihad Jane’ Sentenced in Philadelphia

‘Jihad Jane’ Sentenced in Philadelphia

The former Montco resident, who had faced life in prison, received a 10-year sentence after cooperating with authorities.