Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy shot dead during July 4 show in Philadelphia; Police issue warrant for shooting 14-year-old boy; Odds of Winning Eagles


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Report: Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy, one of two officers shot dead in Philadelphia fireworks

A 44-year-old Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy assigned to the bomb squad task force was shot and injured in the right shoulder. The sheriff’s deputy, a 16-year veteran, was assisting Philadelphia police, as law enforcement agencies in surrounding counties often do during major events in the city. The shooting happened during the fireworks display near Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Monday night. Another officer, 36, a Philadelphia Police Department highway patrol officer, was grazed on the forehead. He has been with the police for 14 years.

Upper Darby Police issue arrest warrant in connection with shooting death of 14-year-old

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued on Monday in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old Stonehurst boy on Friday night. Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Upper Darby resident Jermaine Young, 16, in connection with what police have called the senseless murder of a 14-year-old child on Ruskin Lane on Friday night. Young is charged as an adult with third degree murder and other related offences.

‘We can’t compete,’ Chester County Sheriff says of vacancies

Six months after first speaking publicly about staffing shortages in her office and three months after rolling out a new compensation plan for Chester County employees, County Sheriff Fredda Maddox said her department is continuing to know of significant vacancies among deputy sheriff positions. “The shortage really hasn’t changed,” Maddox said in an interview in his office at the Chester County Justice Center last week. “It’s like a revolving door.”

Montgomery County woman crippled in car crash moves closer to moving into her home

As Jessie Schmidt has struggled over the past 22 months to recover from a devastating car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down, she has maintained a clear goal. The 31-year-old Montgomery County woman desperately wants to be the mother of her 8-year-old daughter, Ahnjole Gordon. And a big part of that is having a home of their own. Thanks to the generosity of a local roofing company, this dream is about to become a reality.

‘We can’t have an election without poll workers’: 3 in the spotlight in Montgomery County

Several Montgomery County election workers were recognized for their efforts in the middle of the 2022 election cycle. Poll workers Mary Chrisman, of Royersford; James Finnemeyer of Hatfield and Elaine Lehman of Trappe received certificates signed by members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections in the weeks following the 2022 primary election. any voluntary organization, it is good to recognize the efforts that people make, especially with elections,” said Chief Electoral Officer Dori Sawyer. “They are so essential to the process and we really have phenomenal people involved. Just real public servants, and they deserve recognition.


McCaffery: EA-Gee… how good are the Eagles really?

One was loud, generally obnoxious, probably marinated in alcohol and easily dismissed. The other was subtle, distinctively revealing, marinated in business wisdom and worthy of deep consideration. Choose one. The volley cheers, such as they were, were for the Eagles, whose strong finish last season and a highly acclaimed offseason had fans wondering if Jason Kelce would wear that outfit again in February.

Union roster change could stick despite dismal draw in Columbus

Offensively, the Union offense has problems. They may have solutions coming up. And the final episode of a failed season-long launch could hold clues as to how these two might merge. Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Columbus was as effective defensively as it was boring offensively. Although they denied the home crew two points, it was still another ineffective attacking performance.


TV: Summer streams like ‘House of the Dragon’, ‘Moonhaven’ are worth watching

Books, binging and maybe Beatles, Brubeck and Beethoven will have to fill my summer because after carefully examining a long list of series debuting or renewing in July and August, I noted four that deserve a look. . Two of them made the list more out of curiosity than interest. It looks like the biggest of the series will mean a wait until August 21st.


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