Regional Roundup: Feds Indict Alleged Bookmaking Ring
Today's top stories from around the region.
Alleged Montco-Based Bookmaking Ring Busted: Sixteen people, including seven Montgomery County residents, were indicted Wednesday by federal authorities who allege that they operated a multimillion dollar illegal bookmaking ring that stretched across the United States and used a Blue Bell gas station as its mailing address. Find out who was charged on Upper Moreland Patch.
Hatboro Firehouse Project Nearing Completion: After 18 months of construction for a project that was supposed to have concluded a year ago, Hatboro officials said that the nearly $1 million addition to the Enterprise Fire Company building is wrapping up. Find out why the project could be a matter of litigation on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.
Who's Hiring in Doylestown: Slate Bleu, Sweet Spot and Planet Smoothie are all looking to fill vacant positions. See what other businesses having openings in Doylestown Patch.
Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Turns Himself In: Jonathan H. Simmons, 27, of Bristol Township, surrendered to police Tuesday, and admitted he drove the Cadillac that struck a Croydon man July 22. Read more about the crash on Bensalem Patch.
Board Honors Newtown Eagle Scouts: Three Newtown Boy Scouts were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Wednesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting. Troop 99 scouts Ryan Varian and Andy Sabol were honored for their work at Newtown’s Veterans Park. Find out what work the Eagle Scouts did on Newtown Patch.
Residents React to Proposed Apartment Plan: Lower Moreland received a revised sketch plan from a developer that wishes to revitalize parts of Philmont Avenue. Learn all the details of the plan on Lower Moreland Patch.
A Philly Pair Charged with Macy's Theft: A man and woman from Northeast Philadelphia were arrested and charged for theft from the Neshaminy Mall Macy's. Read all of their charges on Lower Southampton Patch.
FBI Issues Latest Internet Scam Alerts: The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a report based on information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3. Learn what those scams are on Upper Southampton Patch.