Pottstown, PA

422 East Truck, Motorcycle Accident Reported Friday

CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE – Emergency teams from Goodwill Ambulance, Lower Pottsgrove Police, and Sanatoga and Ringing Hill Fire companies arrived Friday (Aug. 19, 2022) at around 7:12 a.m. on U.S. Route 422, about a third of a mile east of its Armand Hammers Boulevard interchange, to a call by Montgomery County dispatchers for what was said to be a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a truck. No information has yet been made available regarding who, if anyone, was injured, or to what extent; the accident’s cause, or information about the vehicles or drivers involved. Eastbound traffic on 422 was significantly delayed for about a period during otherwise rush-hour commuter traffic. The eastbound left lane remained open for vehicles to slowly pass under the direction of fire police.
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Pottstown’s VideoRay Lands ‘Large’ U.S. Navy Order

POTTSTOWN PA – VideoRay LLC, the Pottstown-based manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), said Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2022) it landed “a large and diverse order” for its Defender-model products from the U.S. Navy. The company, which currently reports annual revenues of more than $30 million, did...
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Berks DA: Reading man justified in fatal shooting of son

READING, Pa. — A Reading man was justified in fatally shooting his 38-year-old son during a confrontation involving the two men, Berks County District Attorney John Adams announced Friday. The shooting happened last Saturday morning inside the father's home in the 600 block of North Front Street. Alexis Martinez,...
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Montgomery County Commissioners approve final Pandemic Recovery Plan

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – “It’s the last first step, until we get to the next step,” said Tom Bonner, director of the Montgomery County Recovery Office, before the county commissioners approved the final county Pandemic Recovery Plan Thursday morning. The vote was 2 to 1, with commissioner Joseph Gale voting no without explanation.

12 Montgomery County Towns Are Among 100 Safest Places to Live; One Town Reports Zero Violent Crimes

Twelve Montgomery County cities ranked among the 100 safest places to live in Pennsylvania in 2022, according to a list recently published by ElitePersonalFinance. To determine which places in Pennsylvania are safest, ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest available data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States, taking violent crime as the main factor. Cities with under 5,000 residents or those that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included on the list.

Stowe Woman Arrested Tuesday for Drug Possession

WYOMISSING PA – A 23-year-old Stowe woman, who initially was stopped Tuesday (Aug. 16, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police for potential vehicle code violations, was later arrested for drug possession as a result of an investigation, according to their report. Troopers from the Troop L Barracks in Reading said...

New Home Depot finally coming to Lower Macungie years after initial approval

A new Home Depot location in the making since 2007 is coming to Lower Macungie Township. The Board of Commissioners approved the one-story, 136,058-square-foot development for 5877 Hamilton Boulevard during a meeting Thursday night. Commissioners approved land development plans for the applicant, RB Grange Road Associates, roughly 15 years ago. However, aside from the construction of public ...

Police Ask for Help Finding Man with Traumatic Brain Injury

QUAKERTOWN, PA — The Quakertown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 39-year-old Adam Smith. Smith, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, walked away from a group home on Broad Street in Quakertown, Bucks County on August 11, 2022, at 2:41 PM. He was last seen wearing a green button-down shirt or black shirt and green or tan shorts.

Largest-ever Cash 5 lottery prize sold in Montgomery County

SOUDERTON, Pa. (CBS) -- There's a chance that one of you is a new millionaire. The Pennsylvania Lottery says a Cash 5 ticket sold at Souderton Food Mart last Friday is worth more than $3 million.The winner has not publicly come forward yet.The Pennsylvania Lottery says this is the largest-ever Cash 5 jackpot in the game's 30-year history.

One injured during Thursday night shooting in Reading

A 19 year-old is in the hospital following a shooting Thursday night in the Northwest section of Reading. Fire and EMS were dispatched to the 100 block of North Front Street on August 18, 2022, around 7:55pm, for a report of a teen male with multiple gunshot wounds to the legs.
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Berks man sentenced for role in shooting outside hotel

READING, Pa. — A Reading man will spend up to 20 years behind bars in state prison following his guilty plea in connection with a shooting. Joel Joshua San Andres pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges, including aggravated assault and conspiracy. San Andreas and another man, Pedro Franco-Flores, assaulted...

Weekend Stuff To Do On The Post Calendar

Ride the painted zebras (at top) this weekend at the Carousel at Pottstown to benefit Steel River Playhouse. The weekend weather will be just fine, forcasters claim, for the returning Philadelphia Folk Festival in Upper Salford, a country fair in Spring City, and a butterfly festival as well as the new fire station dedication and parade, both in Phoenixville. Get served pancakes in Lower Frederick, and ice cream in Boyertown. Ride the carousel in Pottstown, or the train in Boyertown.

Thieves using garage door openers to enter Central Bucks County, Montco homes, police say

Police in Central Bucks and eastern Montgomery County are once again urging residents to lock their cars after a series of thefts happened recently, including some where homes were entered using garage door openers found in unlocked cars. Police in Warrington, Doylestown Township, New Britain Township and Montgomery all reported thefts early morning...