Cities, municipalities will keep control of plastic bag bans; Wolf to veto bill that would forbid themA state Senate bill sitting on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk isn’t likely to be struck into law.
Casey: GOP health plan will worsen opiate crisisU.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be stopped because the cuts it will make to Medicaid will amplify the heroin epidemic — since so many rely on the program for…
NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County officials are investigating reports that a member of the public who attended the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial allegedly audiotaped a portion of the trial and took photographs from inside a satellite courtroom that broadcast the proceedings.
The alleged recording of the June 12 closing argument of defense lawyer Brian J.
MONTGOMERY TWP. >> A 44-year-old Malvern man is set to be formally arraigned on 70 felony and misdemeanor criminal counts next month for his alleged role in a series of overnight rooftop burglaries across the county earlier this year, including a heist at a Costco in Upper Merion in which the perpetrators made off with more than $82,000 in jewelry.
NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County Commissioners announced Shelley R. Smith is joining the county’s senior team as county solicitor.
For eight years, Smith served as city solicitor under Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
“Shelley will be a wonderful addition to the county’s strong legal team and our senior staff,” said board Chairwoman Val Arkoosh.