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May 22, 2016
One person was killed and four others injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday night in Chester County, authorities said. The accident occurred on the westbound side about 9:10 p.m. on the Route 30 bypass west of Downingtown in Caln Township, a county dispatcher said. The westbound lanes were closed for an investigation and cleanup and heavy delays were reported on the eastbound side. No further information was available on the victims. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Police in Chester County are searching for a Philadelphia man who they say tried to run over an officer with a stolen vehicle. Tyrell A. Winchester, 28, of the 2000 block of South 20th Street, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses. According to a criminal complaint, a Willistown Township police officer ran a registration check on a silver 2000 Mercury sedan on Thursday around 4 p.m. The officer found it had been reported stolen from a man in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A Chester County man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three young girls. Christopher Guiseppe, 33, is facing charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and incest. Prosecutors say he abused the children, all under the age of 10 and related to Guiseppe or his girlfriend, in the basement of his parents' Downingtown home and at an apartment in Caln Township between January 2014 and April 2016. "Any child exposed to this defendant was at risk," Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in statement, noting authorities are concerned there may be more victims.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
While they generally are upbeat about Chester County's economic climate, business leaders say limited public transportation, heavy traffic congestion, high real estate costs, and ponderous local-permitting processes are hurting companies in one of the state's fastest-growing counties. On the positive side, they point to quality of life, safety, schools, location, and recreation and entertainment, according to results of a survey Chester County officials announced Tuesday. Of 417 respondents, almost 95 percent said they expected their businesses to grow or stay at current levels over the next year.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Some college students go away to Florida for the winter break or hang out at home, catching up with high school friends. Not twin brothers Daniel and Caleb Tate, of Cochranville, in Chester County, according to authorities. The brothers were busy making bombs, and then exploding them, the Chester County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. The Tate twins, 22, of the unit block of Linmar Lane, made five homemade bombs and set them off in Chester and Lancaster Counties during their winter break, authorities said.
NEWS
May 16, 2016
45 Number of digital billboards in Philadelphia. 29 Number in Montco. 18 Number in Bucks. 15 Number in Delco. 7 Number in Chesco. SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A Chester County mother arrested in October for injecting her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin was sentenced this week to 41/2 to 10 years in prison. Jessica Lynn Riffey, 34, of West Caln Township, pleaded guilty Monday in Chester County Court to four counts of delivery of heroin and one count each of endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy, the case's prosecutor said. In addition to prison time, Riffey was placed on five years' probation. Under the plea agreement, the prosecutor said, she plans to testify against her boyfriend, Jameson Burn, who police said supplied heroin and drug paraphernalia to Riffey and the teenagers.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A Chester County man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his girlfriend with a shotgun during a domestic dispute last week while three children were in the house. Keith Robert Smith, 43, then attempted to kill himself with the gun, officials said. The victim, Wesley Webb, 40, recorded the audio of the shootings on her phone. The Schuylkill Township man was charged with first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of children, and related offenses. Smith was living with the victim and three children - all under age 14 - in the 300 block of Buckwalter Road.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A STUDENT from Chester County is accused of selling LSD from his East Stroudsburg University dorm room. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office said Michael Mancini, 20. of Landenberg, ordered the drug on the dark web and sold it to other students from his dorm. When investigators searched a package from Hawaii that was to be delivered to his Lenape Hall room this week, they found a plastic bag, marked "Mint Condition," that contained an LSD-saturated square with 25 hits of the drug, pressed between two collector cards.
NEWS
May 8, 2016
Three family members face charges after detectives seized five illegal gambling machines and more than $37,000 in cash from two businesses in Chester County, officials announced Friday. Jaime Sandoval, 48; his son Hugo Sandoval, 22; and niece Elizabeth Sandoval, 30, were arrested on April 18 and each face 220 charges of gambling offenses. Detectives received a tip that illegal gambling machines were operating at the Taqueria Guadalajara Express restaurant in Kennett Square and El Nayarit Mexican Store 2, a grocery store in Oxford, according to the county District Attorney's Office.
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