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 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
Mark Haynes, formerly a priest at Saints Simon and Jude Church in West Chester faces federal child porn charges in addition to prior Chester County charges following his indictment last week. Mark Haynes, formerly a priest at Saints Simon and Jude Church in West Chester faces federal child porn charges in addition to prior Chester County charges following his indictment last week.
The Morning Call, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 09:12 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