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State Police to Increase Patrols on Turnpike Over Labor Day Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-08-29 14:27
As many as 2.2 million cars are expected to travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the Labor Day weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pennsylvania State Troopers will step up traffic enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 14:04
PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to keep Southeastern Pennsylvania’s roadways safe over the holiday, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are conducting the Combined Accident Reduction Enforcement (CARE) Labor Day enforcement period from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth man's growing non-profit, The First Twenty, aims to improve firefighter wellness, earns national support

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 10:38
When Dave Wurtzel, already a 10-year veteran volunteer firefighter in 2008, came across the statistic that heart attack is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths of firefighters, accounting for more than half, “I couldn’t just say I hope somebody else figures that out,” he says. “I felt compelled – something should be done.”
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#PAGov Meltdown: Corbett Campaign Manager Accuses Terry Madonna of “Unfairly Influencing This Election With Bad Polls”

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:25
Tom Corbett’s campaign manager Mike Barley got a bit salty on the Twitters earlier because F&M isn’t skewing their polls to favor Republicans, and accuses Terry Madonna of...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Aug. 29

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:56
The Daily Numbers: 12-3 win for the Broomall-Newtown 13-15 Babe Ruth team to take the national title last night.

2 Babe Ruth Little League championships coming home to Broomall-Newtown. Their 13 team won a title last week.

11 walks, 7 errors, 3 wild pitches and 1 hit batter by team from Lumber River, N.C., that helped paved the way for Broomall-Newtown last night.

300 residents who packed a meeting in Brookhaven last night to discuss a proposed development for the last piece of open space in the borough.

25 acres of the 55-acre Chester Water Authority ground at Coebourn and Edgmont that is targeted for a new shopping center.

15 years with the Springfield School District coming to end as Superintendent James Capolupo is planning to leave. He will not accept a contract extension.

9 years as leader of Marple Newtown School District Merle Horowitz, who announced she is retiring.

42, age of Concord man nailed on child porn charges by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

3.5 million dollar renovation of the Neumann University Library that was officially unveiled this week.

1 year of probation for former Interboro High athlete who pleaded guilty in an attack on a Ridley football player.

330 volunteers who showed up recently to help create a new playground at Evans Elementary School in Yeadon.

500,000 more low-income residents of Pennsylvania who will get health care after the feds accepted the state’s plan to accept Medicaid expansion money.

20,000, how many cases of Ebola virus outbreak are being predicted.

42 point dip for the stock market yesterday.

298,000 people who filed for unemployment benefits last week, that’s down 1,000 from the week before.

3 field goals booted by Eagles kicker Cody Parkey last night in his bid to unseat Alex Henery as the team’s kicker.

54, 53 and 25 yarders converted by Parkey.

22 of 34 for backup QB Matt Barkley as the Birds rolled over the Jets, 37-7.

1 play for Michael Vick to start the game in front of the Philly fans before he was lifted from game by Jets.

37-7 win for Temple over Venderbilt to open the season. Hoot, Owls!

1, where Garnet Valley is sitting on the 1st edition of Matt Smith’s Delco Football Super 7.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

If I was Alex Henery, I might start packing my bags. It will be hard for Chip Kelly not to go with Cody Parkey after his performance last night.

I Don’t Get It: We apparently set some kind of record for a cooler than normal summer. So much for global warming.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth. They took not 1 but 2 Babe Ruth World Series crowns.

Quote Box: “The attraction and charm of Brookhaven will be lost.”

- Resident Jesse Walker, speaking against development of large tract of open space.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Score one for those looking to stop straw gun purchases

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:54
Staci Dawson, meet Brad Fox.

If only she could.

Fox is the Montgomery County police officer who was shot with a gun he acquired via a straw purchase.

Dawson this week became the first person convicted under the new law enacted in Fox's name, enacting a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence for anyone who engages in the practice of straw gun purchases.

Delco District Attorney Jack Whelan sounded a warning for others, if you engage in this practice, you are looking at serious jail time.

If the Brad Fox Law keeps even one person from considering buying a gun for someone who is not legally allowed to possess one, it will be well worth it, and a tribute to the legacy of Brad Fox.

Here is our editorial.
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SEPTA announces schedule change for Norristown/Manayunk Regional Rail line

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:41
Commuters who rely on SEPTA’s Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line learned on Aug. 27 that there will be a change of schedule due to track work being performed from Sept. 2 until Sept. 14. SEPTA askes that patrons regularly check the timetables on their website; as they vary from weekday, Saturday and Sunday service.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco police officer who took his own life ID'd

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:41
LOWER PROVIDENCE — The police officer who took his own life at the Lower Providence Township Building Wednesday has been identified as Mark F. Wells, a 25-year employee of the township police department.
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Title Town! Broomall-Newtown takes 2nd Babe Ruth World Series crown

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:31
Forget Broomall. And Newtown.

Just call them Title Town.

They did it! The Broomall-Newtown 13-15 Babe Ruth team captured an amazing second national title Thursday by beating a team from Lumber River, N.C., 12-3 out in Longview, Washington.

You can read all the details here. Unfortunately the game ended too late to make it into our print edition.

It caps off an amazing run for Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth. Last week their 13 team took a World Series crown.

Scott Hahn was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

They will celebrate with a parade and a party on Sunday. We'll be there.
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It's Football Friday!

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:01
Fall starts today.

That's because it's Football Friday - the first big day of the Delco high school football season.

And we have our game face on already. Make sure you pick up a copy of the print edition today for our special high school football preview, including a weekly schedule that has the entire season for every team at a glance.

Our popular Football Friday package is back today as well, including the first edition of Matt Smith's Super 7. Want to guess who's sitting on top of the heap as we kick off the high school football season. You'll find that and a lot more at our home for high school sports, GameTimePa.

Harry Chaykun has his popular Instant Replay package, with snippets from games 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago. And our intrepid staff will hold forth with their first round of predictions for Week 1.

If all that's not enough, we have Bob Grotz and Jack McCaffery weighing in from last night's Eagles exhibition finale. Has Chip Kelly found a new kicker. All eyes were on Cody Parkey - and he delivered with three field goals - including two from more than 50 yards out. Alex Henery's days might be numbered. We'll find out soon. The Birds and other NFL teams have to be down to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m.
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#PAGov: Doing Medicaid the Corbett Way Imposes Hefty Corruption Tax on PA Taxpayers

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:38
While it’s certainly great news for the hundreds of thousands of poor and middle class people who no longer need to live in fear that a random accident will destroy their finances all because...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Montgomery County Auctions Off Houses of Tax-Delinquent

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:36
The county reportedly wants the properties back on the tax rolls.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Man Wins $86.7M Mega Millions Jackpot

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-08-28 15:48
It was the first jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket sold by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Man Turns Cancelled Wedding into Major Fundraiser

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:26
Phil Laboon was set to be married on Aug. 31. Instead of calling off the event when his relationship ended, he decided to hold a fundraiser.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford police to auction abandoned bikes

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:26
Hoping to rid the department of abandoned and unclaimed bicycles found throughout the township, Haverford police are planning a bike auction Sept. 13. 
Categories: Lower Merion

Sandwiches: The best thing since sliced bread

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:06
Fluffernutter, Sloppy Joe, cheesesteak, lobster roll, Reuben, BLT, patty melt, PB&J ... hungry yet? Turn a sandwich into a celebration. It’s National Sandwich Month. No kidding or, more appropriately, no baloney.
Categories: Lower Merion

PA Working Families Makes its First Endorsement

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-08-28 13:06
New-to-Pennsylvania progressive organization Pennsylvania Working Families has been quietly plugging away this year, collecting signatures to put a local education control question on the ballot in...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Lower Merion Police Reports: Multiple burglaries

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:23
Lower Merion police are investigating two burglaries at the apartments on Oakland Terrace in Bala Cynwyd that occurred Aug. 20 between 6:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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Lower Merion police investigate juveniles in alleged theft of bikes

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:16
Police were called to a residence on the 1500 block of Manoa Road in Penn Wynne Aug. 20 at 8:10 p.m. on the report of a stolen bike.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr Hospital demolishing two older buildings; no announced plans for development

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-08-28 11:16
Crews have been at work this summer demolishing two older buildings on the Bryn Mawr Hospital campus. Located behind the hospital’s emergency room, a former nursing residence and a medical office building are being razed, a hospital administrator confirmed this week.
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