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Saturday ‘News Feed’ From The Post Publications

Stories We Think You’ll Find Worthwhile

You’re reading News Feed for Saturday, Nov. 11, 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.

Pottstown

Pottstown man admits assaulting woman, cops during domestic incident
A Pottstown man potentially faces some time behind bars after he admitted to assaulting a woman during a domestic violence incident and to assaulting police who responded to the scene. (The Times Herald)

OJR, Pottstown to discontinue Thanksgiving Day rivalry in ’18
The oldest Thanksgiving Day tradition in the Pioneer Athletic Conference is coming to an end. The annual rivalry game between Owen J. Roberts and Pottstown is being discontinued after this season’s contest. (The Mercury)

With a $1.4M budget gap, Pottstown council faces personnel cuts or 18% tax hike
The looming tax hike in Pottstown has dropped from the 23 percent cited in September to 18.4 percent unveiled Wednesday night by Borough Council President Dan Weand. (The Mercury)

Limerick and East

Limerick insurance broker sentenced for fleecing clients
A Limerick man faces court supervision under a special treatment program for veterans on charges he fleeced more than $88,000 from two clients while he worked as an insurance broker. (The Mercury)

Woman stabbed in Phoenixville church parking lot
Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a church parking lot Wednesday night. Police received a report of an assault at the intersection of Main and Morgan streets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. (The Mercury)

Gilbertsville and West

POLICE: Birdsboro woman died of self-inflicted injuries
A woman found dead in Birdsboro Wednesday died of apparent self-inflicted wounds, police say. State Police have been investigating the death of Michelle Amos, 49, of Birdsboro after her body was discovered late Wednesday morning. (The Mercury)

Harrisburg

Justices order Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit to proceed
A state-level challenge to how congressional districts were drawn by Republicans six years ago will proceed on a compressed schedule, a closely divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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