Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's stories include an alleged panhandler who can't take a hint, an allegedly drunken driver who police say pushed emergency personnel while they were rescuing her and a Norristown man who picked a bad place to sleep one off.
If at First You Don't Succeed: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 22-year-old woman was cited three times in one day after she repeatedly panhandled for cigarettes outside of Redner's. The woman reportedly launched into profanity-laden tirades directed towards the store's manager as well as responding officers. When police declined the woman's request for money, she reportedly said that someone who "is working and making so much" should be able to give her money. Read the full story here. Woman Pushes Through Emergency Responders Trying to Rescue Her: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 31-year old woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle and pushed through emergency personnel who were …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who is heading to prison after assaulting her husband for buying lousy Christmas presents, a missing cactus in Whitemarsh, and an assault with a lacrosse stick.
You're a Mean One, Mrs. Grinch: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a 51-year-old woman will spend up to 23 months in prison after she menaced her husband with a butcher knife on Christmas. The woman – whom the prosecutor referred to as "the Grinch on steroids" – was reportedly unhappy with the presents her husband had purchased. Specifically, she wanted jewels and a card, but she received an artsy tile and a Bonsai. Click here to read the full story. Boy Attacks Father with Lacrosse Stick: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 16-year-old received a referral on charges of simple assault and harassment, stemming from an incident with his father. The report states that the son allegedly punched his father in the face, …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places.
When Patch launched in your town, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim your listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information and proof of ownership. Check out this step-by-step video on how to claim a listing. …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team looks at the unexpected victims of the foreclosure mess
A very sad unexpected victim of the recent housing and economic downturn are pets. According to a report by MSNBC, the number of dogs left at shelters by loving owners has rose 25 fold in the last few years. “Their pet is the last thing someone wants to give up,” said a spokesman for the Humane Society. But difficult financial times and people losing their homes has forced many pet owners to give up their animals as the owners move into apartments or with family. And as financial aid and donations to animal shelters has dropped, the shelters are feeling the pinch. What can you do? If you are thinking about getting a dog or a cat, consider visiting a local shelter. Mixed breeds do make wonderful pets, but for anyone seeking a pure bred…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Patch editors from throughout Montgomery County helped restore nearly 100 flood-damaged trees at the Trust during Patch's community service Give 5 program.
As part of Patch's commitment to community service, Patch editors from throughout Montgomery County travelled to Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, for a day of service. Patch calls its community service program, "Give 5," as in the editors spent over five hours at the Trust, pulling invasive porcelean berry vines from trees and straigtening nearly 100 saplings that were damaged by recent flooding. Most of the editors were astonished at how quickly the service opportunity went, and how much fun they had working in the woods. "I may not want to return to the land of technology," David Powell, Patch Montgomery County associate regional editor, said. --- For the full story, please click on the above video.