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Thursday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications

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You’re reading News Feed for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, a curation by The Post of local news articles from a variety of sources. They’re anticipated to be of interest to Post Publications’ readers, but could not be covered by its staff. Click on any linked headline to read its accompanying story.

The Pottsgroves

Accomplice: Lower Pottsgrove gun trafficker recruited him to make straw purchases
A Lower Pottsgrove man accused of running a gun trafficking network didn’t react as one of his alleged accomplices told a jury the man recruited and paid him to make so-called illegal “straw purchases. (The Mercury)

Man pleads guilty to murder in drag racing crash
A second man has admitted his role in a February drag race on U.S. Route 422 in West Pottsgrove that killed two people, including a pregnant woman. (Reading Eagle)

Pottstown

Pottstown water and sewer rates to hold steady in 2018
Although borough residents may have a potential double digit tax hike looming over their heads, at least the water/sewer bill is not going up. (The Mercury)

Retailer’s Haunt Helps Horses For Halloween
A Halloween “Haunts For Horses” event Saturday (Oct. 21) at an area lawn and garden center will benefit the Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick, south of Pottstown. (Post Calendar)

Limerick and East

Girls volleyball: Pope John Paul II wins PAC title
Pope John Paul II won the Pioneer Athletic Conference girls volleyball championship Wednesday night, beating undefeated Upper Merion 3-2 at Pope John Paul. (Reading Eagle)

Suspect in Phoenixville fatal shooting waives preliminary trial
Keyon La-Shawn Carpenter’s scheduled preliminary hearing was waived Wednesday. His formal arraignment is now scheduled for Nov. 2. (WFMZ-TV)

Gilbertsville and West

Boyertown Seminar Covers Alzheimer’s, Finance
An Oct. 23 seminar in Boyertown covering the latest research and insights on Alzheimer’s can help you keep your mind active as you age, and also offer advice in handling finances for the elderly. (Post Calendar)

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