April 24, 2013 |
A Chester man wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and the critical wounding of a woman who was sitting inside her home watching television was arrested Tuesday morning, officials said. Naim T. Williams, 18, was picked up by U.S. marshals and Delaware state police shortly after 6 a.m., according to police, who have not yet disclosed where he was found. A warrant was issued for Williams after Thursday's shooting charging him with murder, aggravated assault, and illegally carrying a weapon as a convict.
April 24, 2013 |
The Delaware County man wanted in a shooting that left one man dead last week and an 82-year-old woman still fighting for her life was apprehended Tuesday morning, officials said. Naim T. Williams, 18, of Chester, was picked up by U.S. Marshals and Delaware State Police after 6 a.m., according to police, who have not yet disclosed where officials found him. A warrant was issued for Williams after Thursday's shooting, charging him with murder, aggravated assault and illegally carrying a weapon as a convict.
April 24, 2013
Harold Jack Daniels, 85, a Chester native who made it to the big leagues and played 106 games as an outfielder, died Tuesday, April 16, of kidney failure in Shreveport, La. Nicknamed "Sour Mash Jack" by his teammates, Mr. Daniels died at the Oaks of Louisiana, a nursing facility. He moved to Shreveport three years before to be close to family. Born in Chester and raised in Prospect Park, Mr. Daniels also was a former resident of Evansville, Ind. Before moving to Evansville, Mr. Daniels played professional baseball for 13 years.
April 20, 2013 |
A Chester man was charged with murder Thursday in a shooting incident that left one man dead and an 82-year-old woman - who was watching television inside her home in the middle of the day - in critical condition. Demetrius Jones, 21, died at Crozer-Chester Medical Center shortly before 10 p.m., about 81/2 hours after the shooting, police said. Edith Hardy, who was inside her house in the 100 block of West 22d Street when a stray bullet came through a window and struck her in the neck, remained in critical condition at Crozer-Chester.
April 19, 2013
The Chester Upland School District's receiver will discuss plans to improve school security at a meeting set for Thursday night. "We're looking to improve safety overall," said Joseph Watkins, the court-appointed receiver. Among the security enhancements Watkins is expected to outline are state-of-the-art metal detectors and X-ray machines at Chester High School and camera monitoring throughout the secondary schools. The meeting will be held at the administration building, 1720 Melrose Ave., starting at 6. - Rita Giordano
April 19, 2013 |
Two Chester Upland School District buildings would be closed, students would be transferred, and the Chester High School building would be renamed and redefined under a consolidation plan unveiled Thursday. The plan is intended to go into effect in September, district officials said. At a hearing, court-appointed receiver Joseph Watkins unveiled a plan that would close the Smedley school building, home to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) High School, and relocate its students to the Showalter building, which houses an intermediate school program.
April 18, 2013 |
r Two Chester residents were shot and critically wounded Wednesday afternoon in the city's north end, officials said. The victims, who were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, were not identified. Residents said they saw paramedics attending to a man lying in the yard of a house at 21st and Crozer Streets. Officials said he had a serious head wound. Police Chief Joseph Bail said an unidentified man began firing as he ran along an alley. Bail said the motive was under investigation.
April 16, 2013 |
As a white, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied male who was born in the United States with an uncomplicated gender identity, Andrew Lloyd hit the privilege jackpot. No one has stared at him, thinking he was in the "wrong" restroom. No one has asked him why he flaunts his sexuality when he holds hands with a girlfriend. No classroom building is inaccessible, because he can walk anywhere. "It was never 'Mom and Dad, people treat me differently. Why is that?' " said Lloyd, 21, a senior at West Chester University.
April 14, 2013 |
Joseph W. Strode Jr., 83, of West Chester, an acclaimed community worker, died of a kidney ailment Monday, April 8, at Chester County Hospital. Mr. Strode was the third-generation partner in Strode's Sausage & Scrapple, a business in West Chester that his grandfather started in 1876. The family had the distinction of operating one of the original booths in the Reading Terminal Market. He sold out in the 1980s. The son of Ethel and Joseph Strode, Mr. Strode spent his life in West Chester.
April 13, 2013 |
Schramm Inc., the West Chester drill rig manufacturer that had a moment of fame in 2010 when its drills rescued 33 trapped miners in Chile, is about to enter the big leagues of oil and gas exploration. The company, which has been making truck-mounted drill rigs for more than 50 years, is launching its biggest drill rig ever - a 102-foot-tall walking, talking monster designed to bore the deep horizontal wells that have turned Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale into a fossil-fuel bonanza.