Jolly June 16th celebrations abound; Man dead after trying to light a cigarette; The Phillies can’t sweep the Nats

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WEATHER REPORT

The last day of spring will be almost perfect. We continue to have very low humidity and lots of sunshine. Expect the top to reach around 80 degrees.

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Ricketts Center Hosts Uplifting Pottstown Juneteenth Celebration

The emancipation of the last slaves in the United States 157 years ago was celebrated Sunday at the Ricketts Center with dance, speeches, songs and food. The June 19 celebration was hosted by the Pottstown Chapter of the NAACP and drew a large crowd. Also called “Freedom Day” and now a national holiday, Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 when the Union Army finally took control of Galveston, Texas and informed the slaves there that two years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation and that they were now free.

Chester County man dies trying to light cigarette using oxygen generator

A Chester County man has died after trying to light a cigarette using a medical oxygen generator, authorities said. On June 17, 2022, at 9:14 a.m., North Coventry Township Police were dispatched to a residence on Mt. Zion Avenue for a man injured in a fire from a medical oxygen generator. When they arrived, doctors from Goodwill Ambulance were on the scene performing CPR on the male victim. Police were told the man attempted to light a cigarette while wearing a nasal oxygen cannula, causing an oxygen-induced flame, injuring the man. The victim was transported to Pottstown Hospital Tower Health by Goodwill Ambulance.

Montgomery County point-in-time count results reveal 568 homeless

More than 500 people were left homeless on a cold January night in Montgomery County. That’s what the results of Montgomery County’s 2022 point-in-time count revealed. The results were released in a statement earlier this month. Kayleigh Silver, administrator of the Montgomery County Housing and Community Development Office, has long attributed the rising cost of living, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the remnants of Hurricane Ida to the rise in numbers. of homelessness.

For tasty summer celebrations, check out the chart

The lazy days of summer are fast approaching. Father’s Day is June 19, graduations are being celebrated, and the long-awaited warm weather is here to last a while…hopefully. What could be better than spending the afternoon followed by the magic of a sunset, while enjoying a picnic? Who doesn’t love picnics in the open air, comfortably settled on blankets and surrounded by the beauty of nature together with family and friends. . .

13 people arrested in Chester drugs investigation

The Delaware County Drug Task Force executed a dozen concurrent search warrants on various residences and vehicles last week, closing a drug trafficking investigation that had dragged on for more than a year. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Rawl Deal”, resulted in various charges against 13 people, including two brothers, Julius and François Rawls. A man alleged to be the main supplier to the trafficking ring, Jamal Curry, and ten other alleged traffickers are also charged.

SPORTS

Maikel Franco of the Washington Nationals in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin leaves early as Nationals avoid sweep

Juan Soto hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 on Sunday to avoid a five-game sweep. Washington snapped an eight-game skid and snapped Philadelphia’s seven-game winning streak on the road. The Phillies haven’t swept a five-game series since beating the Marlins in 2001 at home.

ENTERTAINMENT

Television: Fox29’s ‘Good Day’ helped Sheinelle Jones become a ‘Today’ star

Sheinelle Jones, third-hour (9-10 a.m.) co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, says her buzzword is “authenticity.” She further says she learned authenticity during her tenure at Channel 29 where she spent several years as co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia” and gives specific credit for that lesson to her fellow presenter. , Mike Jerrick. “‘Good Day’ has been an important part of my career,” Jones said by phone from New York the day before he returned to Philadelphia to accept the Gold Medal, a prestigious award given by the Philadelphia Public Relations Association to people which advance the image of Philadelphia.

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