PARKESBURG Starting Sunday, Keystone Valley Fire Department will no longer send out fire trucks from its Atglen station, which it plans to sell. Officials at the regional fire department - which provides fire, rescue and ambulance services to about 20 square miles of western Chester County - said they made the "difficult decision" to stop using one of their three stations after analyzing staffing levels, call volume, and locations of calls, according to a statement.
Philly.com, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 01:35 AM
An alleged serial burglar who was on the county's Most Wanted Criminal Fugitive list was captured Thursday in Florida, Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono announced. Jason Robert Baldwin, 36, who has been charged with 39 felonies in connection with a series of burglaries in July 2012, was captured in Osceola County.
Patch.com, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 06:26 PM
A Catholic priest who previously served at Saints Simon and Jude Parish in West Chester is facing federal child pornography charges. Mark Haynes, 55, who already faces multiple felonies involving child pornography after being charged by Chester County authorities in October, was arrested this week by the FBI.
Patch.com, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 01:07 PM
A former Chester County priest awaiting trial on county charges he posed as a teen girl and posted child pornography online is now facing federal charges for the same crimes. Mark Haynes, 55, of Egg Harbor, N.J., was arrested by the FBI on Friday and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Philly.com, Wed, Feb 25 2015 @ 05:21 PM
Editorial Board Member Joe Rago on whether House Republicans will defund the Department of Homeland Security, and the possible security consequences. This is not the way the American system works.
Examiner.com, Wed, Feb 25 2015 @ 09:07 AM
The Chester County Chamber of Business Industry and Chester County District Attorney's Office have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who spray-painted a racial slur at the entrance of Lincoln University. "Racism and ignorance go hand-in-hand, and neither will be tolerated in Chester County," Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan said.
Patch.com, Mon, Feb 23 2015 @ 12:13 PM
PHOENIXVILLE A conservation group will hold a cycling tour June 14 to support its efforts to protect the region's open space. The French Creek Iron Tour goes through Chester County areas and offers seven routes for riders to choose from, ranging from 11 to 100 miles.
Philly.com, Mon, Feb 23 2015 @ 01:34 AM
Although there were early concerns that a couple of contested races for county-wide party endorsements might make for a tense night, Chester County's Republican Committee again managed to emerge unified, smoothly endorsing its 2015 county ticket, Thursday night. Having the party endorsement all but means a candidate will earn the party nomination in the May primary - and as such are often fiercely contested in the months leading up to the annual Republican Committee convention.
UnionvilleTimes.com, Fri, Feb 20 2015 @ 11:59 AM