Families who oppose being required to get their children vaccinated assembled at the Pennsylvania Capitol on March 2, 2015. A proposal to take away philosophical exemptions for measles and other childhood vaccines in Pennsylvania drew a forceful group of opponents Monday.
PennLive.com, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 12:49 PM
Fire fighters found a man's body inside a Chester County home after they extinguished a blaze early Saturday morning. Crews responded to the fire on the 100 block of Scarlett Road, Kennett Square around 4 a.m., officials said.
NBC Philadelphia, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 02:29 PM
The former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, charged with dozens of counts of theft and state ethics violations, appeared in court Friday for the first time since he was arrested in December. Richard Como, 68, is accused of hiring unqualified friends and family and diverting money from the high school student council, summer school tuition, and a donation to the school to pay for championship football rings.
Philly.com, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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 decade ago, O'Neill Properties, a major force in reshaping Conshohocken's waterfront, had shovels in the ground all along the East Coast. Then the recession hit.
Philly.com, Sun, Mar 1 2015 @ 01:38 AM
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
HIGH ON A FOX Chase hill, Carole Covert and her husband Bill McMenamin will wear their Victorian clothes, channel the 19th-century spirits of Robert and Maryann Ryerrs, and welcome folks to Robert's 184th birthday party. The free, family-friendly, 2 p.m. celebration on March 8 at the Ryerss Mansion Library on Central Avenue near Shelmire Street includes wandering among the 1859 estate's Asian antiques, its gallery of animal oil portraits and its collections of teapots, shoes, seashells, rocks and minerals.
Philly.com, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 12:27 AM