Neighbor convicted in political official’s slaying
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A neighbor has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Republican official outside Philadelphia almost two years ago.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Margaret Downey was dressed all in white as suffragist Alice Paul, registering students at Haverford College to vote last month, when a young man asked about the stack of...
Thieves return statue, leave flowers and a card
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two thieves who snatched a statue of a lion from outside a home in a Philadelphia suburb had a change of heart after police posted surveillance video of the...
Police: Thief broke into used bookstore for valuable books
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say a thief made off with rare and valuable books from a used bookstore, including a rare edition of "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Baldwin Book's Barn manager Fred Dannaway says the thief took at least 20 rare books from a case at the front of the West Chester-area bookstore. Dannaway says the thief didn't touch money in the register and left behind other expensive books displayed on a nearby counter.
Man accused of feeding child crystal methamphetamine
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man earlier accused of leaving three young children in a running vehicle with a gun now faces charges that he gave one of the youngsters crystal methamphetamine.
Chester County prosecutors say 43-year-old Harold Nuse of Honey Brook is charged with child endangerment, drug delivery and other offenses.
Professor treasures his antique computer collection
PARKESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Whether it's collecting coins, stamps or computers, I love the enthusiasm of people who hoard.
Putting coins, stamps and computers in the same sentence about collecting might seem a little strange.
West Chester University professor Michael Pearson owns 200 computers and he's not done collecting.
"It's a labor of love," Pearson said. "I really am excited by how quickly things change."
Eagles’ player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter.
Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to thank her and her classmates at Sarah Starkweather Elementary.
Man who killed teen in road rage shooting gets 20-40 years
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a recent high school graduate in a fit of road rage should spend at least 20 years in prison after an emotional sentencing at which he, the victim's family and even the judge cried.
David Desper was sentenced to 20 to 40 years, and the judge told him she didn't believe he acted out of fear as he contended.
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Sentencing set for road rage killing of recent graduate
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A sentencing date has been set for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a recent high school graduate during a road rage confrontation.
The Daily Local reports David Desper faces a maximum of 45 years in prison during his sentencing scheduled for Dec. 13.
Man accused of secretly filming women in bathrooms
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man and West Chester University student is accused of secretly filming women he knew in bathrooms in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Judge won’t step aside from trial in GOP official’s slaying
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A judge has declined to step aside from the trial of a neighbor charged in the shooting death of a Republican official outside Philadelphia last year.
Fifty-two-year-old Clayton Carter III of West Goshen Township is charged in the death of 51-year-old Brooks Jennings in August 2017.
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DA: Man who killed parents had ‘grudge against the world’
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who fired shots at his ex-wife, killed his parents at a retirement center and then took his own life during a police chase "had a grudge against the world," a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Wednesday.
Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan released new details about last week's shootings and manhunt for Bruce Rogal.
3rd-degree murder plea in road rage shooting death
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a recent high school graduate during what police say was a road rage confrontation last year in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Twenty-nine-year-old David Desper entered the plea Wednesday in Chester County in the death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Emily Scott has been part of the West Chester University family for a long time.
In her first year of life, West Chester students learning about child development regularly visited Emily and her twin sister, Elizabeth, at the family home in East Goshen Township. At age 3, Emily took swimming classes on campus. She's since participated in nutrition, fitness, and dance programs.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted of spray-painting graffiti including swastikas and racial epithets in several places near Philadelphia has been sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison.
The term imposed Wednesday on 25-year-old George Rissell exceeded the five-to-11-year term recommended by prosecutors on ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief convictions.
Authorities said Rissell committed the vandalism in August in Coatesville and a neighboring township.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper convicted of punching a handcuffed man during a drunken-driving arrest has been sentenced to up to a year in jail.
John Sromovsky was captured on video punching 25-year-old Lorenzo Lopez in September 2016, while Lopez was handcuffed and seated in a patrol car.
Prosecutors say Lopez had been crying, and Sromovsky threatened to give him "a reason to cry." They say Lopez was defenseless and didn't pose a threat.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in a home near Philadelphia as an apparent murder-suicide.
Officers were called to the home in West Goshen Township shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday and were found the bodies in the living room.
Police said a preliminary investigation determined the case to be "a murder followed by a suicide." Authorities in Chester County haven't released the names pending notification of next of kin.
ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of four men killed in a collision between a utility truck and a septic tanker truck in Pennsylvania.
The York County coroner's office says the victims of the crash reported just after 7:30 a.m. Monday in Paradise Township were 36-year-old Gregory Butcher Jr. of West Chester, 27-year-old Jonathan Beiler of Peach Bottom, 23-year-old Reuben Fisher of Oxford, and 24-year-old Matthew Hurst of Glenmore.
As Seen On TV: Clarks Summit Native Lands Gig As On-air Talent For QVC And Other Shopping Networks
Justin Sochovka aimed to star on national television within a decade of graduating college.
He reached that goal before they even handed him his diploma.
During his senior year at West Chester University, the Clarks Summit native nabbed the gig as consumer electronics expert on home-shopping channel QVC. Since then, he often has presented items on the network and The Shopping Channel in Canada in addition to other appearances on smaller channels and shows around the United States.
Chester County authorities are searching for two men who they say shot and killed another man in downtown West Chester Tuesday night. Chester County District Attorney's Office Tyrell Jacobs, 23
Tyrell Jacobs, 23, and Tim “TJ” Jacobs, 24, who are believed to be half-brothers and are known to frequent the West Chester and Coatesville areas, are wanted for the murder of Eric Brown, 26, authorities said Thursday.
A shooting Tuesday night in downtown West Chester prompted West Chester University to alert students as police searched for the gunman.
The shooting occurred at about 9:11 p.m. Tuesday behind 212 E. Market Street in the borough, according to a West Chester University timely warning. It said police were looking for a male suspect.
West Chester University and Delaware County Community College sign agreement to benefit students
West Chester University and Delaware County Community College signed an on-site degree completion agreement yesterday that will enable associate degree graduates of the college to earn a West Chester University bachelor of science degree in business management with a minor in business law without ever having to leave the Marple campus of Delaware County Community College.
Thomas Jefferson softball player Karcher ‘fell in love with’ West Chester
Family is important to Thomas Jefferson senior Haleigh Karcher.
A junior and third-year starting catcher on the TJ softball team, Karcher recently made her college commitment and opted for West Chester.
WCU is located approximately 25 miles west of Philadelphia and is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
The Golden Rams, who finished 48-13 last season and advanced to the Atlantic Super Regional in the NCAA Tournament, opened this week with a 14-7 record.
WEST CHESTER — The Armstrong hockey program waited 27 years to return to the Pennsylvania Class AA state title game.
Upon arrival, it had to wait again — through eight periods and more than 90 minutes of hockey before a winner could be declared Saturday at Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester.
WEST BRANDYWINE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a crash involving a garbage truck near Philadelphia.
The Daily Local News of West Chester reports that 25-year-old Christopher Estes of Honey Brook was trapped in a sedan after the collision just before 12:30 p.m. Friday in East Brandywine Township.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Republican Pennsylvania congressman has announced that he will not seek re-election, boosting Democratic hopes of winning his House seat.
U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello announced on Sunday that he would not be running, ending weeks of speculation about his future.
During an appearance on MSNBC, the second-term congressman called it "the most difficult decision" he's ever had to make and said it was due to a number of factors including the state's new congressional map.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set the trial date for a man accused in the fatal shooting of a recent high school graduate during what police say was a road rage confrontation.
OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — Officials say the winds from last week's storm were so severe that they blew train cars off the tracks just south of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania near the Maryland line.
Al Sauer, president and chief executive officer of East Penn Railroad, told the Daily Local News of West Chester that the gust took down two cars, and they dragged a locomotive with them.
11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.
Jeanette Fox says her son came running to her with a summons from the Chester County court to appear for jury duty in March. Her son, Luke, is only 11 years old.
Boy Scout, 11, summoned for jury duty in West Chester
Even if you’re 11 years old and a Boy Scout, you might have a bit of trouble getting excused from jury duty.
Luke Fox, of West Chester, learned how serious his local courts are when he recently received a jury summons and his mother, Jeanette Fox, went online to contact court officials.
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Let’s get this snow-shoveling scofflaw from West Chester out of Bizarro World, please | Maria Panaritis
Ed Lotkowski knows snow. He grew up in Manayunk, and anyone who’s spent any time up that craggy mountain of a Philly neighborhood knows that Yunkers aren’t special snowflakes when it comes to winter messes. You shovel — or you never leave the ‘hood.
So imagine this. It’s not until a few weeks ago — and all the way in West Chester, a flat little borough whose snowy, historic streets made it into the movie Marley and Me — that Lotkowski got his first real winter wallop.
Lawsuit alleging brutality by Delaware police dismissed
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys have agreed to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed against police in Delaware's capital city by a Pennsylvania man who claimed he was the victim of police brutality.
Attorneys for Stephen DiFlorio of West Chester filed a stipulation of dismissal in the case Monday. Further details were not immediately available.
‘This is a gerrymandered map,’ West Chester professor says in redistricting trial
HARRISBURG — A West Chester University political science professor testified Tuesday in a state gerrymandering trial that Pennsylvania’s congressional map splits “communities of interest” such as municipalities, counties, and other areas to an extent unseen in previous maps.
Woman sentenced to 42 to 94 years in son’s beating death
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son in a mobile home near Philadelphia has been sentenced to 42 to 94 years in prison.
Thirty-three-year-old Jillian Tait pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime in the November 2014 death of Scott McMillan in West Caln Township. Her ex-boyfriend was sentenced earlier to life in prison plus 10 to 20 years.
Investigators identify start of fatal nursing home fire
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Investigators say the fire that claimed the lives of four at a Pennsylvania senior living community began on an outside patio behind the facility.
Man who sucker-punched man with cerebral palsy gets prison
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who was caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a store was sentenced to three to six years in prison.
A tearful Barry Robert Baker Jr. asked the judge for leniency during Wednesday's sentencing, saying he wanted to rebuild his life.