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July 23, 2016 | By Daniel Block, STAFF WRITER
The crowd watching Donald Trump's speech on the tavern television was spare and subdued. But they liked the message Thursday night, as well as the messenger. Some 15 people who turned out for a "watch party" of Trump supporters at Ryan's Pub in West Chester spoke of a dismay over the nation's trajectory and a belief that the Republican nominee could change that. "I'm worried for my children," said Joe Mottola, 59, an Exton resident who owns an IT company. "I'm worried about my grandchildren, and I see him as a beacon for the future.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A large fire broke out overnight at a mushroom farm in Chester County. The blaze was reported about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Modern Mushroom Farms at 1330 Newark Road in Toughkenamon, according to Chester County dispatchers. About 1,000 hay bales caught fire, dispatchers said. The blaze was placed under control at 3:02 a.m. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A unit of Prudential Financial Inc. has acquired a pair of senior housing communities, including one in Chester County's Willistown Township, from a venture involving Radnor-based Shelbourne Capital L.L.C. PGIM Real Estate purchased The Solana Willistown, along with The Solana Roseland in the New York suburb of Roseland, N.J., Prudential spokesman Brendan Duffy said in an e-mail on Tuesday. Formation-Shelbourne Senior Living Services sold the communities as a package for $98.3 million, according to a release from commercial real-estate services firm HFF, which marketed the properties.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 41-year-old Havertown man who had left the Harrah's casino in Chester and was driving home early Wednesday was shot at numerous times while in his car, police said. Police responded to the shooting scene at the intersection of 12th and Chestnut Streets in Chester about 1 a.m. and found the man and his black Pontiac in the middle of the intersection, Chester Police Capt. Anita Amaro said. The rear and driver's side of the car were riddled with bullets. The man, who was shot in the upper left side of his back, was alert and conscious when an ambulance arrived, Amaro said.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old armed with a loaded revolver was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pointed the weapon at Chester police. The unidentified teen is charged in juvenile court with possession of firearm by a minor, and possession of firearm with altered manufactures number. About 10 p.m., a group of individuals was observed loitering in the Chester Apartments in the 1200 block of West 9th Street, according to police. As a police van approached them from 8th and Pennell Streets, the teen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and cargo pants reached to his waistband, took out a large firearm and began to walk backward in the direction of another police unit.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Staff Writer
A THIRD PERSON has been arrested in the slaying of a 26-year-old woman whose handcuffed body was found last week dumped in Fairmount Park near the Mann Center, police said Friday. Keith Bullock, 32, of Chester, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and unlawful restraint in the death of Toy Charda Bryant, also of Chester. Bryant's body was found by passersby June 14 in the park along the 5300 block of Georges Hill Drive. She had been stabbed, shot, and handcuffed.
NEWS
June 24, 2016
A Chester man was killed and two others wounded in two separate shootings that police said Wednesday were possibly related. About 10:36 p.m. on Tuesday, police received reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Butler Street. A 35-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were standing with friends in the sidewalk when an unidentified gunman arrived and started shooting, police said. The two men were taken by private cars to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where they were reported listed in stable condition.
NEWS
June 19, 2016
A multi-vehicle accident on the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester caused mammoth delays during Friday's peak commuting period for homebound and Shore-bound traffic. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. Westbound lanes of the bridge were closed temporarily, according to a Breaking News Network report. Delaware River Port Authority officials said Friday evening that details of the accident weren't yet clear, nor was it known how long the delays, affecting areas from the Delaware border to Philadelphia International Airport, would persist.
NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
For the last two years, Delphine Matthews hasn't had time to grieve. She's spent days that have melded into weeks organizing protests and creating Facebook campaigns, distributing fliers, and writing letters. Letters to Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, and Michelle Obama. Letters, she said, to anyone who would listen. Two years ago, Matthews' son, Frank McQueen, 34, was shot and killed by a Chester police officer. Police said officers returned fire after McQueen shot and wounded an officer in the abdomen.
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