Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event, hosted by CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi, will raise money for the Montgomery County child advocacy center.
Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center will hold its Fifth Annual “Mission Possible” event on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia to raise money for the Montgomery County non-profit, aimed at helping child victims of abuse. CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi will host the event to raise funds for the East-Norriton based center, which was co-founded by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly setting. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the hote - tickets are $150 per person, and can be purchased at the door. A silent auction will be featured at the event, which includes a VIP Flyers …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Abington Police Department honors former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney John Walko.
Abington Police Deputy Chief John Livingood, speaking to the Abington Board of Commissioners and the audience last week, said that John Walko kept strange hours and was silly enough to give Abington detectives his personal phone number … and that’s part of the reason he was “Abington’s favorite ADA.” The Abington Police Department honored former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney John Walko at the March 14 meeting. Walko, an Abington resident, left the district attorney’s office in early March after working there since June 2008. Though Walko’s a relatively young guy — he graduated from West Virginia University in 2002 and then went on to Villanova law school — the district attorney’s office wasn’t the first stop in his career. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Officials say Ellen Robb's family deserves to be heard by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; a meeting has been scheduled.
The family of Ellen Robb, the wife and mother who was brutally murdered by her husband, Rafael Robb, just before Christmas in 2006, has been granted an opportunity to speak to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole regarding its recent decision to release Robb from prison after officials uncovered a law requiring the board to give victims a voice in the parole process. Montgomery Count District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, State Representatives Mike Vereb (R-150) and Todd Stephens (R-151), and Ellen Robb’s brother, Gary Gregory, announced that Ellen’s family would be meeting with the chairman of the parole board next week. “The opportunity to meet with the chairman of the parole board is a terrific development and a step forward …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Abington Detective Philip Geliebter, Cheltenham Detective James McClelland and Cheltenham Police Officer Thomas Fahy were among those honored yesterday at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
The Montgomery County District Attorney honors the victim in the June home invasion in Glenside for her ‘courage and bravery.’
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman called several law enforcement officers to the center of Courtroom A yesterday to be honored as part of law enforcement appreciation month, but a few civilians got the nod as well. Alexa Marie Watters, a 17-year-old Glenside resident, was recognized for her help in capturing Leroy Dade, a Philadelphia man, who robbed her house in June 2011. “We expect police officers to be brave, because that's what we're trained to do,” Ferman said, “but when a 17 year old displays incredible courage and bravery, that’s something worthy of special attention. That’s why we’re here today.” Dade, who was sentenced on Monday to 20 to 40 years in state prison, broke into a house in the 2300 block of …
Monday, October 31, 2011
As children prepare their costumes for an evening of more treats than tricks, it's important for parents to take the appropriate safety measures to protect their kids against harm. According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, it all begins with supervision. "When it comes to safety, the best thing that parents can do is keep their kids supervised," Ferman said. "Make sure you know where they're going and who they're going with. Talk to your kids about safety tips, and never let a child go off on their own." While that may seem like common sense, the level of necessary supervision becomes somewhat hazy as the children hit their teens. "The challenges come into play with the kids who are older — in their early teens," …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Abington Police Officer Thomas Mathews, who was killed in the line of duty in 1949, was honored with a plaque Tuesday morning at the township building. Montco DA Risa Vetri Ferman and Abington Police Chief Kelly talked about Mathews' life.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Commissioner Steven Kline, the DA's office and the Abington Police Department will hold an internet safety forum tonight.
Twenty years ago, the terms “identity theft,” “Twitter,” “cyber-bullying” and “phishing” would have all sounded like science fiction. Those terms have now entered our lexicon, and need to be addressed. Abington Commissioner Steven Kline, in conjunction with the Abington Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’ Office, will hold an Internet safety forum tonight at the township building. The idea stemmed from a conversation Kline had with his neighbor, Montco DA Risa Vetri Ferman. (Kline said jokingly that Ferman had some advice for him about his Facebook page.) The forum is geared toward parents, but it will also touch on Internet-related economic crime like identity theft, credit card fraud and phishing. “Detectives …
Monday, September 12, 2011
'Reflection and Renewal' commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tom Kirk
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The pituitary gland of Mark Geisenheyner, 51, was removed during an autopsy and sent for tests, The Associated Press reports.
Testing was conducted to learn whether Mark Geisenheyner, 51 — suspected killer of two adults and a child — had a brain tumor, The Associated Press reports. The pituitary gland of Geisenheyner — an ex-convict — was removed during an autopsy and sent for tests, said Trish Cofiell, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County medical examiner. According to the AP, coroner Fredric Hellman was told by an investigator and a member of Geisenheyner's family that he had a tumor. Hellman did not confirm that and said test results may not be available for weeks. The coroner also sent for Geisenheyner's medical records, Cofiell said. A SWAT team on July 4 shot and killed Geisenheyner — a suspect in the shootings of five people that left a child, man and …