The Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run Committee releases some numbers concerning money raised in the 1st Annual Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run of the Travis Manion Foundation.
The run, held in early September, raised 32,000 dollars. 16,000 dollars will be presented to the Fox Children’s Fund to support the children of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer, Brad Fox. Another 16,000 dollar check was presented to the Montco. heroes fund to provide financial support for families of Montgomery County Firefighters and Police Officers. The Travis Manion Fund was founded in honor of Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in action while protecting wounded soldiers in Iraq’s Anbar Province
The former chair of the Montgomery County Republican Committee was charged with rape today. Attorney Bob Kerns recently stepped down as party chair and was formally charged after a Grand Jury investigation.
Montco DA Risa Fermansays Kerns spiked a bottle of wine with the sleeping aid Ambien, “Once she was unconscious and unaware of what was happening, he sexually assaulted her. The Grand Jury also found that he also sexually assaulted her as he took back to her home in Franconia Township. The defendant delivered a controlled substance and sexually assaulted a woman at multiple locations during the course of their time together on October 25th."
Authorities say the victim is a 51 year old part-time employee of Kerns' law firm and the incident occured following an employee gathering at a Blue Bell restaurant.
The 66 year old Kerns was sent to Montgomery County Prison in lieu of one million dollars bail.
A 28-year-old East Norriton man faces numerous charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection with a crash which killed his co-worker. Police say, Adam Bermudez was using his cell phone on July 2nd when he drove through stop sign in Hilltown on Dublin and Bypass Roads at around 4:25 in the morning, causing the trash truck he was driving to overturn, killing 24-year-old Ricco Rios of Norristown. He faces a December 6th preliminary hearing.
Souderton Area High School and neighborhoods close to the school were without power for about three hours Thursday morning after a car hit a pole. Franconia Township Police say, just before 5am Thursday, a vehicle moving west on Lower Road hit a pole, knocking high tension wires off another pole. Police discovered blood in the car, but the driver was not in the vehicle. Police later contacted the driver and are investigating the incident. Nearly 680 PPL customers lost power.