A Chester County man accused of beating his girlfriend's son to death twiddled his thumbs as he appeared in court Thursday via video. Gary Fellenbaum, the boy's mother Jillian Tait and Fellenbaum's estranged wife Amber Fellenbaum said little as each appeared separately in court on charges stemming from the beating death of a 3-year-old Scotty McMillan.
NBC Miami, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:45 PM
Ten PennDOT employees and contractors were charged Wednesday with a widespread overbilling scheme that cost Pennsylvania taxpayers at least $1.2 million, according the state attorney general's office. Prosecutors allege two former managers in PennDOT's District 6, which includes Philadelphia and four suburban counties, took kickbacks from highway inspectors in exchange for allowing the contractors to submit fraudulent time sheets and mileage reports.
The Morning Call, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:26 AM
Nighttime and weekend construction is scheduled to move the northbound travel lanes on U.S. 202 to the center of the highway between the U.S. 30 and Route 401 interchanges in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The traffic pattern change is part of PennDOT's $63.3 million project to rebuild and widen 2.5 miles of U.S. 202 to six lanes between U.S. 30 and Route 401.
Patch.com, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 02:23 PM
Cheyney University, which straddles the border of Delaware and Chester counties, has run a deficit four out of the last five years and has a $12.3 million shortfall. Another $5.5 million shortfall is expected this year.
Phillymag.com, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 10:16 AM
The Chester County SPCA announced Wednesday the addition of Kelsey Beam to its staff as full-time Humane Society Police Officer. Beam is one of many new additions to the CCSPCA's Animal Protective Services Department, expanded in an effort to best meet the needs of abused and abandoned animals within Chester and Delaware Counties.
UnionvilleTimes.com, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:04 AM
THE FISCAL health of Cheyney University, the nation's first historically black university, has deteriorated for five years and could worsen without immediate state intervention, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said yesterday. An audit released by DePasquale shows that the university has a $12.3 million deficit as a result of bad debt, declining enrollment and decreasing revenue from state aid, tuition and fees.
Philly.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:43 PM
A tearful Thomasine Tynes, the former president judge of Philadelphia Traffic Court, pleaded guilty Wednesday to pocketing a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet given to her by an undercover agent who secretly taped the exchange as part of a sting. Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Gavin told Tynes that she should have realized before accepting the gift at the Palm restaurnt in Center City in 2011, "'I'm sitting down to have lunch with a snake.
Philly.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:10 PM