February 2, 2012
State troopers were investigating the death of a person in Chester County whose body was found in a burning vehicle Wednesday, authorities said. At 5:18 p.m., East Whiteland Fire Company responded to a call at the Chester Valley Grange on Phoenixville Pike in Charlestown Township for a car fire. The cause of death was under investigation. No further information was available Wednesday night. - Kathleen Brady Shea
November 22, 2012
A volunteer firefighter died after battling a house blaze in Chester County, authorities said Wednesday. Capt. Chris Good of the Good Will Fire Company in West Chester reportedly died of a heart attack at home Wednesday. He had responded to a fire Tuesday in West Goshen. Good was a volunteer at Good Will since 2002, according to the fire company's website. It listed his nickname as "Goody. " - Robert Moran
June 22, 1992 |
Spring-Ford's Bob Wineburg singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as Chester County outlasted the Suburban One American League all- stars, 4-3, last night in a Carpenter Cup Classic quarterfinal played under the lights at Veterans Stadium. Chester County will play the defending champion Olympic/Colonial team tonight in the second game of a semifinal doubleheader. Delaware and the Tri- County/Cape-Atlantic all-stars are set to square off in the 6:30 p.m. opener.
March 5, 2012
Police found a man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an apparent standoff Monday that lasted for several hours in Chester County, said District Attorney Tom Hogan. Gerald Redden, 39, lived on Brighton Court in Caln Township near Downingtown, a neighbor confirmed. Police declared the house to be a barricade late Monday afternoon and then moved into the house early in the evening. It was not immediately known when the Redden, who was alone in the house, shot himself. The neighbor, who did not want to be named, said the Redden lived with his mother and possibly other family members.
August 23, 2011
Thieves broke into a Chester County candy store Friday night, making off with a donation bucket for an accident victim, police said. The burglary at the Candy for All Occasions store at 2049 Newark Rd. in New London Township was the second in three months, police said. The thieves also stole candy, damaged a cash register, and broke a window. The donation bucket, containing at least $100, was for Corey Marie Beattie, who suffered serious brain and neck injuries in a 2010 car crash.
June 22, 1989 |
While the fourth annual Carpenter Cup baseball tournament is basically a showcase of area talent, at least one coach has his sights on more than displaying his team's abilities. Tim Skiles, the coach of Chester County's entry in the 12-team tournament that begins tomorrow at Veterans Stadium, would like to win the championship trophy and impress the nearly 200 college coaches expected to attend with the talent that exists in his particular area. The Chester County team was eliminated in the first round of last year's tourney.
June 23, 2000 |
Hard-hitting Chester County marched into the semifinals of the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament with a 10-4 victory over Burlington County yesterday at Veterans Stadium. Chester County will face Mercer County, an 8-6 winner last night over Lehigh Valley, at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, also at the Vet. Berks County and Delaware South also reached the semifinals with wins yesterday, the third day of the 16-team single-elimination tournament. The championship game will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
February 18, 2013
An 18-year-old Delaware woman was killed in Kennett Township early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said. Kristen Felkowski of Wilmington lost control of her 2005 BMW on a curve in the westbound lane of Old Kennett Road, east of Burnt Mill Road, and hit a tree at 6:15 a.m., police said. Felkowski was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 16-year-old passenger from Scranton, Pa., was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, police said.
June 24, 1989 |
Chris McGlone found himself in a challenging situation yesterday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. With his Chester County all-star team needing a run to take the lead against the Suburban One National League all-stars in the eighth inning of a first-round game in the Carpenter Cup Classic, the catcher from West Chester Henderson had worked a 2-2 count against pitcher Chuck Walsh of Pennsbury. Greg Hill of Bishop Shanahan was on second base. "There were two strikes," McGlone said.