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Past articles by Jim:

GOP In Chester County Facing Dilemma In Wake Of Costello Decision

Republican Ryan Costello’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat in Chester County leaves the GOP in a bit of quandary. → Read More

Man Pleads Guilty To Posing As Rising Country Star To Scam Woman

A man posing as an up-and-coming country star has pleaded guilty to swindling a Montgomery County woman and her family out of a quarter million dollars. → Read More

Pawn Shop Owner, Employees Accused Of Selling Stolen Items From Thieves Addicted To Drugs

The owner of two Bucks County pawn shops is facing charges he was buying stolen goods and selling them. → Read More

Clarity On Democrats Side On District Race Focusing On Montgomery County

The race for the district that focuses on Montgomery County is a bit clearer Thursday morning -- at least on the Democratic side. → Read More

Thousands Wait Hours In Dark To Board Train For Eagles’ Super Bowl Parade

Getting into the city for the parade was a challenge on Thursday morning. → Read More

Cosby Defense Team Seeks Dismissal Of Charges

The comedian’s defense team argues charges should be thrown out because prosecutors can’t prove the alleged encounter happened within the statute of limitations. → Read More

Montgomery County Woman Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill To Killing Mother

A Montgomery County woman pleads guilty but mentally ill to last summer’s stabbing death of her mother inside their Perkiomen Township home. → Read More

Man Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill In Murder Of Mother

A 31-year-old Yardley man pleaded guilty but mentally ill for the murder of his mother. → Read More

Quakertown Man Found ‘Not Guilty’ In Bucks County Rape Case «

A Bucks County jury has found a 57-year-old Quakertown man, accused of assaulting a young boy several years, NOT guilty of all charges, including child rape. → Read More

Former Underwear Model Arrested For Alleged Human-Trafficking Ring

The investigation started when a woman burst into tears to an Uber driver in King of Prussia, saying she was being a victim of human-trafficking. → Read More

Bucks County Man Sentenced To 60-120 Years In Prison In Child Rape Case

A Bucks County handy-man accused of raping children over a nearly 30-year span will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. → Read More

Man Found Guilty Of Secretly Recording Inside Dorm Bathroom At Villanova University

A Broommall man is found guilty of several charges that were filed against him after he was caught secretly videoing people inside a bathroom at Villanova University. → Read More

5 Former High School Hockey Players Will Stand Trial For On-Ice Brawl

At their preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors argued it was a concerted attack, but defense lawyers countered saying fighting is just part of the game. → Read More

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Sharing Ex-Girlfriend’s Intimate Photos Online «

A 46-year-old man gets prison time after pleading guilty to sharing intimate photos of an ex-girlfriend online – and also with her family members. → Read More

Charges Filed Against Man Shot By Police During Confrontation Inside King Of Prussia Mall Parking Garage

Charges have been filed against a Delaware man shot by police during a confrontation inside a parking garage at King of Prussia Mall over the weekend. → Read More

Winter Preparations Underway At PennDOT

Winter is still a couple months off, but PennDOT preparations are already underway. → Read More

Woman Charged In Slaying Of Bucks County Pharmaceutical Executive

A 33-year-old woman is charged with the death of a 64-year-old pharmaceutical executive inside his Bucks County home. → Read More

Reward Offered For Man Accused Of Shooting Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom

A reward of $1,000 is now being offered by the Montgomery County DA’s office as the search continues for the Harleysville man who is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s mother in Limerick on Friday. → Read More

Woman Charged With Murder In Head-On Crash On Route 611

A 30-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including 3rd degree murder, for a deadly crash on Route 611. → Read More

Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 6 Girls From Same Family Sentenced To 30 To 87 Years In Prison

Police say the girl’s parents “gifted” their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially. → Read More