Good morning Here are some of the top stories from around the region.
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A woman from Philadelphia has confessed to illegally acquiring firearms for an arms trafficking organization that operated in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. Shayres Liles, 23, of 6,000 on Walton Avenue, pleaded guilty in a Montgomery County court to charges of corruption, illegal income transactions, making false statements, selling inappropriate human rights activists and conspiracy to commit firearms in connection with the incidents that occurred between March and August 2020.
An attempt to reopen the Glen Mills School has fallen into disrepair as the Pennsylvania Department of Health has rejected Clock Tower’s nonprofit school’s application to reopen a nearly 200-year-old school for troubled teens. Clock Tower Schools is a non-profit organization established in July 2021. Brandon Kvalina, a DHS spokesman, said the application was rejected on April 4 because it did not meet all licensing requirements.
A woman from Bucks County, a former correctional officer in Philadelphia, must answer charges in Montgomery County Court that she illegally acquired and transferred several firearms using so-called “straw purchase” schemes in Montgomery County. Amanda L. Barr, 37, of Quarter 2,500 on Quay Avenue, Trevoz, was brought to trial after a recent preliminary hearing before District Court Judge Kathleen Kelly Rebar on charges of illegal sale or transfer of firearms, transactions with proceeds from illegal activities and falsification by the authorities in connection with numerous incidents, some of which allegedly occurred during the arms exhibitions held at the Grand Philadelphia Exhibition Center in Ox, Upper Providence, starting in January 2018.
A man from Potstown acted with specific intent to kill when he fatally shot another man he reportedly considered a friend during a meeting on Easter Sunday 2019 in the district, the prosecutor told a jury. “Make no mistake, this is a first-degree murder case. You will have no doubt that the evidence will show a specific intent to kill, ”Edward F. McCann Jr., first assistant attorney for Montgomery County Attorney, told the jury when the trial for Stephen Moore’s murder began on Monday.
Two best friends, Bernna Medwitz of West Chester and Mary Flynn of Phoenixville, have joined forces to launch Wandering Picnics. “Traveling picnics allow guests to stay memories with loved ones, creating intimate experiences in beautiful local settings,” Flynn said. “We are creating ways to make outdoor gatherings naturally improved with functional, beautiful and environmentally friendly settings,” she said.
Phyllis 2020 lost 32 games, playing 14 in the lead and not ahead of the Miami Marlins for a place in the playoffs. Phyllis 2021, led by new staff boss Dave Dombrowski, has changed serving coaches and closed its bullpen, spending freely on ones like Sam Kunrod and Archie Bradley. The results were so disgusting that after the expiration of the trade was a bullpen … and it got worse. Phyllis 2022 would be different: Corey Knebel, Brad Hand and Juris Family will give the bullpen a fresh feel. But in mid-May it becomes clear that Phyllis is doomed to another summer of late comedy.
The Arden Theater Company’s long-standing relationship with Stephen Sondheim continues this summer as the company prepares for a new production of his famous musical Into the Woods. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapin, the show, which explores the journey to a happy ending tale and responsibilities combined with a happy life, will play on stage by F. Otto Haas from June 2 to July 3.