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Expert: ‘Some form of gas’ is likely culprit in deadly Pottstown home explosion

Richard Kuprewicz, president of the energy infrastructure firm Accufacts, has investigated pipeline explosions and often serves as an expert witness. He says the investigation has to run its course to determine exactly what happened.

By Susan Phillips

What caused the deadly Pottstown home explosion?

The investigation into the deadly house explosion in Pottstown could take up to a year to complete.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY and Susan Phillips

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties approve the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority

Berks, Chester and Montgomery counites. with the help of Amtrak, hope to restore passenger train service connecting Reading, Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Philadelphia.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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Man accused of shooting into Democratic Party headquarters in Montgomery County enters pleas

Anthony Nero recently entered the pleas to federal charges of sending threatening communications and cyberstalking in connection.

By The Associated Press

Montgomery County GOP alleges ‘lack of trust’ in election results, but says there’s no evidence of fraud

The county says there was an additional slowdown when workers “encountered a higher than usual number of ballots that [could not] be read by the ballot scanners.”

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies in Montgomery County at 91

Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died. She was 91.

By The Associated Press

Montgomery County’s mobile health team approaches a milestone — 10,000 vaccinations — as Gov. Wolf visits

The teams that go out and do the work on the ground are typically made up of local paramedics and county staff.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

‘We lost everything’: Montco residents flock to resource center for help recovering from Ida

The remnants of Hurricane Ida pounded the region with heavy rain and fierce wind.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Pottstown BMX prodigy is prepared for her Olympic debut in Tokyo

BMX racing is fun for Pottstown resident Payton Ridenour, who at age 19 placed second in world competition last spring to become the youngest member of Team USA’s women’s team — bound for the Tokyo Olympics.

By Jennifer Lynn/WHYY

JBS plant in Montgomery County fully operational after weekend cyberattack

The attack, believed to be perpetrated by the Russian-based ransomware gang REvil, shut down the Souderton facility on Tuesday.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY