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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, Jan. 27, 2018, 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

One killed, another injured in Route 100 crash
One person has been killed and another seriously injured in Upper Pottsgrove, after a mini van flipped into a ravine Wednesday off Route 100. (The Times Herald)

Pottstown

Man convicted in fatal Route 100 pedestrian crash
A former Douglass (Mont.) man showed no emotion late Friday (Jan. 26, 2018) as a jury convicted him of charges he left the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian on Route 100 in Pottstown, and then tried to cover up the crime. (The Mercury)

Pottstown Police seek witnesses, driver involved in pedestrian accident
Pottstown Police are seeking witnesses after a child was struck by a car earlier this month. Police said Thursday they are looking for anyone who may have witnessed an accident that involved an 11-year-old pedestrian struck by a vehicle Jan. 16. (The Mercury)

Gilbertsville and West

Vote to limit Boyertown Schools tax hike fails in 5-4 vote
Facing a budget deficit of nearly $6 million in the coming school year, a Boyertown Area School District proposal to avoid raising taxes above a 2.9-percent increase allowed under the state index failed Tuesday night on a 5-4 vote. (The Mercury)

Boyertown School board member’s email spurs call for his resignation
A mass e-mail issued Jan. 15 by Boyertown Area School Board member Clay Breece spurred several parents Tuesday to call on him to stop dividing the community. One called for his resignation. (The Mercury)

Perkiomen Valley and North

Perkiomen woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in fatal stabbing of mother
A Perkiomen Township woman choked back tears as she pleaded guilty but mentally ill Wednesday in Montgomery County Court, to a charge of third-degree murder in connection with the July 2017 stabbing death of her mother. (The Mercury)

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