Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania mother and her boyfriend accused of beating her 3-year-old son to death, a spokeswoman for the Chester County District Attorney said on Friday in announcing a formal arraignment for the couple on Dec. 31. Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Fellenbaum, 22, and of West Cain Township, located about 50 miles west of Philadelphia, are accused of beating Tait's son to death in November and failing to seek medical attention for the boy after three days of severe abuse left him unresponsive and covered with vomit. Tait told police that she and Fellenbaum had beaten her son with a frying pan and metal window rod in the days leading up to his death, and Fellenbaum admitted to punching the boy.
Vallejo News, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:43 PM
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
Delaware County Animal Control scanned a stray dog's microchip Thursday afternoon in Chester County to find it belonged to someone in North Carolina. A month after his disappearance, Max is finally returning to his owner, Traci Harrison, tonight.
NBC Philadelphia, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:58 PM
Columbia Pipeline Group #xa0;has announced that federal regulators have approved construction of Columbia Gas Transmission's East Side Expansion project in Chester, Pike and Northampton County, Pennsylvania and Gloucester County, New Jersey. This includes the upgrading of its compressor station on Schocopee Road in Milford Township, which was the subject of protest this year.#xa0; A Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, issued on December 18 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorizes Columbia to move forward with construction.
Pocono Record, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:10 PM
Each year, the United States Marine Corps Reserves oversees "Toys for Tots," a holiday toy drive to benefit children in need, with a number of Chester County municipalities and government agencies participating as drop-box locations. Two area lawmakers whose offices have served as drop-off sites decided to take things to a new level this year.
UnionvilleTimes.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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