11-and–a-half to 23 months in Montgomery County Prison, that’s the sentence that was handed down to an Upper Dublin man for his actions in Upper Merion in December of 2011 and may of last year. According to authorities, 38-year-old Kornwell Chan, known as the bra bandit, broke into the home of a Springfield woman and stole her underwear and bra. Chan also used a video device to look up a woman’s dress at a store in King of Prussia. Judge Thomas Branca told the court “the commonality of these crimes is perversion.” Judge Branca also ordered Chan to undergo sex treatment during and after his prison term. Chan faces an additional 8-years of probation and 300 hours of community service.
Group of Workers at Horsham Co. Win Piece of Powerball
68-employees receive a bonus, but not the traditional way. The boss wasn’t involved in this windfall. A group of employees at the Finisar Corporation in Horsham used the possibility of buying more tickets in the recent Powerball by pooling their dollars. The strategy paid off as the group would draw a winning 1-million dollar ticket. The winnings will be split 68 ways. Each worker will come away with a little over 14-thousand dollars. One of the workers purchased 80 machine picks, one of the tickets proved to be worth a million bucks.
The excitement is building for Lansdale day. The 36th annual event organized by the North Penn Rotary Club on the first Saturday of June features plenty of music, a craft show, activities for children and lots of other family fun. There is also a little Miss Lansdale Pageant put on by the McQuillin Studio in the Borough. Mayor Andy Szekely crowns the winner. He says Lansdale Day is a great way to showcase the community.
“We close down Main Street from Cannon up to Broad and we have all the different vendors. We have the petting zoo, we have the rotary raffle. So it’s a great way to get people out in town for first real event of the summer.”
Motorists not coming into the Boro for the big event are advised to steer clear of the downtown area.
The North Penn area’s food pantry and cupboard kitchen continues to help a growing list of residents everyday. Manna On Mainstreet’s new and larger facility opened last year. Manna’s Director of Development, Krystin DiDominick says statistics show more people need help.
“We’re seeing our food pantry usage up 30 to 40 percent, when you look at this time last year. In our soup kitchen we're at a 47 percent increase. So the people in this community who are experiencing hunger and we want to feed them. We want to reach out to the community and folks who are listening to WNPV, we need your support in order to do that.”
DiDominick says Manna is also starting to provide job search and financial planning classes to help their clients break the cycle of dependence.