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Pottstown House Explosion Leaves 5 People Killed, 2 Others Injured: Officials

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Five people were killed and two others suffered injuries after a house explosion in Pottstown on Thursday night. The number of people dead grew from four people to five people on Friday.  Officials say one of the victims is in critical but stable condition, and one is in surgery at this time. The specifics of their injuries are unknown at this time.  Officials say more details about the victims will be released as their families are notified.  Pottstown officials say they believe all people have been accounted for after saying two people might have been missing on Thursday.  Fire officials...
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Body Found At Broomall Auto Body Shop Owned By Missing Man George Hughes, Police Say

MARPLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Marple Township Police are investigating after a man’s body was found at the Broomall Auto Body on Wednesday morning. The auto body shop is owned by 57-year-old George Hughes, Jr. who has been missing since last week. Police have yet to confirm the identity of the deceased body. However, they say the clothing closely resembles the one worn by Hughes at the time of his disappearance. Hughes was last seen at the Edgmont Square Shopping Center in Newtown Square on May 16. “This is not characteristic of him, he has never taken off like this before and we don’t understand what has happened,” Debbie O’Connor, his sister, said. “He is normally a very jovial, fun-loving person. He’s been struggling lately, COVID has not helped anyone, but he has been somewhat down.” An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the male’s identity and cause of death.

Body Found At Delco Auto Body Shop Owned By Missing Man: Police

A body was discovered Wednesday, May 25 at a Delaware County auto body shop owned by a man who has been missing for more than a week, authorities said. Marple Township police have yet to confirm the identity of the male body found at Broomall Auto Body on Media Line Road, but say the clothing closely resembles that of George Hughes Jr. at the time of his disappearance.

Radnor High School Dismisses Students After Going On Lockdown Due To Bomb Threat

WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) — Radnor High School has dismissed its students after going on lockdown due to a bomb threat on Friday. The school says a written threat was discovered in the bathroom. Out of an abundance of caution, based on time of day & length of time anticipated for police to complete full sweep of building, we are dismissing RHS students early. All students have been safely evacuated. RHS families – check text/email for details. Thank you for your patience — Radnor Township School District (@RadnorTSD) May 27, 2022 The school decided to dismiss the students out of an abundance of caution and how long it will take for police to complete a full sweep of the building. All of the students were safely evacuated. The Radnor Police Department is on the scene  sweeping the school.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ulta Theft Suspect

EXTON, PA — The West Whiteland Township Police Department announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Kareem Raekwon Johnakin. According to authorities, Johnakin is wanted in connection to a Retail Theft that occurred at the Ulta Beauty supply store located at 131 E. Swedesford Road in Exton, Chester County Pennsylvania. The warrant for his arrest was issued on Thursday, May 26, 2022, by the Chester County Magisterial Court 15-4-03.

Popular July Fourth fireworks show in Lehigh Valley is permanently canceled

One of the most popular annual July Fourth fireworks shows in Lehigh County has been canceled for good. Schmoyer Funeral Home, the host of The Village of Breinigisville Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular, announced on its Facebook that it will not longer be staging the show, held annually in Earl Adams Memorial Park. “Friends, neighbors and family, it is with deep regret that due to ...
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North Wales man faces prison for DUI crash that killed Trappe woman

NORRISTOWN — A North Wales man must report to prison next month to begin serving several years behind bars after he admitted that he was driving while intoxicated at the time of a two-vehicle crash in Collegeville, killing his fiancée, a Trappe woman who was a passenger in the vehicle.

5 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania home explosion, officials say

POTTSTOWN, Penn. — Authorities in Pennsylvania say five people are dead and two others were injured after a house exploded 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Several media outlets reported that Pottstown Borough Manager Justin Keller said at a Friday press conference that the explosion occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday.
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Bethlehem's budget and finance director terminated after investigation

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem's budget and finance director has been terminated, according to a statement from the city. Mark Sivak was terminated for violation of numerous city policies following a City of Bethlehem investigation that began in January 2022, according to the city's statement. Sivak's conduct is the subject of...
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Judge sets October trial date for trio accused in Pottstown slaying

NORRISTOWN – A judge has set an October trial date for three Philadelphia men accused of roles in the fatal shooting of a man in Pottstown during a botched marijuana robbery. Ahmed Mohammed, 17, of the 4700 block of Valley Place, Samir Bentley, 20, of the 1600 block of...

At least four dead in home explosion in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — At least four people are dead after an explosion in Montgomery county. The blast happened at a home in Pottstown Thursday night. Officials say there may be two people who are unaccounted for, another two people were transported to the hospital for injuries. Three homes were destroyed in the explosion. […]