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March 13, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
A Chester police officer injured in an exchange of gunfire remained hospitalized Sunday, while investigators gathered details on the shooting that also killed one man and wounded another. Capt. Alan Davis was in critical but stable condition Sunday at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was shot in the lower back and arm, and was expected to undergo surgery Sunday, said Thaddeus Kirkland, Chester's mayor. "Everything looks very promising and positive," Kirkland said. Davis, a 25-year veteran, was shot after pulling over a Pontiac Grand Prix that matched the description of a car stolen from Darby, officials said.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
He implored women to expose themselves, authorities said, and indicated to one that he wanted to have sex. He once asked for revealing pictures, according to the allegations, and touched another woman's thigh while pulling at her pants. And he did it all while on duty as a Chester police officer. Roosevelt Turner, 37, who served on the Chester force for more than six years, was charged Thursday with official oppression, indecent exposure, and indecent assault. Investigators said the incidents occurred while the women were detained at police headquarters.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
In a script that has played out countless times, Chester's size, quickness, and defensive pressure spelled the end to an opponent's season. In this case, Spring-Ford, fresh off the program's first state playoff victory, fell victim to all the Clippers bring to the table. Larry Yarbray's squad raced to a double-digit lead in the first quarter, pulled away in the middle of the third, and easily downed the Rams, 74-49, in a PIAA Class AAAA second-round contest Wednesday night at Cheltenham.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016
Boys' Basketball PIAA CLASS A FIRST ROUND NONLEAGUE Math, Civics and Sciences vs. Notre Dame - East Stroudsburg at Pleasant Valley, 6 Phil-Mont Christian vs. Paul Robeson at Colonial Elementary, 7 Delco Christian vs. Greenwood at Central Dauphin East, 7:30 Constitution vs. Lancaster County Christian at Southern, 7:30 PIAA CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND Del-Val Charter vs. Gettysburg at Lincoln, 7:15 Imhotep Charter vs. Eastern York...
SPORTS
February 28, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Solid perimeter defense, key bench contributions, and an impressive showing on the offensive glass paved the way for Plymouth Whitemarsh's first district crown since 1998. Also sparked by Xzavier Malone's 18 second-half points, the Colonials downed turnover-plagued Chester, 68-57, to earn top PIAA District 1 Class 4A honors Friday night at Temple's Liacouras Center. Malone, a 6-foot-3 senior wing and Rider recruit, netted a game-high 29 points and six boards as second-seeded PW (25-2)
SPORTS
February 27, 2016
Plymouth Whitemarsh is aiming for its first PIAA District 1 Class 4A boys' basketball championship in nearly two decades against Chester. To accomplish that, the Colonials will have to find a way to handle the Clippers' ferocious defensive pressure, considerable size, and wave of confidence gained from winning 18 of their last 19 contests. "We have to appreciate that Chester is going to bring a level of energy and attitude to the game that we have to match," PW coach Jim Donofrio said.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Relatives and friends gathered Wednesday to remember Shalamar Longer, the Chester man killed by police in a hail of gunfire on Feb. 8, and to vow to press for change. "The police have started to take our kids' lives," the Rev. Calvin Williams told dozens of mourners as he officiated a funeral service at St. Luke's Community Christian Church in Chester. "It's bad enough that our kids are killing each other, but now, we're just like Florida, Baltimore, we're like New York. " Longer, 33, was killed this month after an early-morning police chase that ended when he crashed his SUV in a Chester neighborhood.
SPORTS
February 25, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Chester's pressure defense and dominant showing on the boards paved the way for its 36th berth in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championship game. The swift and aggressive Clippers pulled away early in the second half and eased to a 74-62 triumph over Delaware County neighbor Ridley on Tuesday night in a semifinal matchup at Temple's Liacouras Center. Larry Yarbray's squad caused typical havoc with its trapping sets and outrebounded the Green Raiders, 45-22. Twenty-one of Chester's 45 caroms came on the offensive end. Jamar Sudan, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, spearheaded the victory with 16 points and 12 boards.
NEWS
February 22, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
Six officers. As many as 100 bullets. One man dead. Two lingering questions: Did police unfairly execute Shalamar Longer? Or were they properly defending themselves against an armed ex-con? Longer, 33, died in a hail of police gunfire after an early-morning chase Feb. 8 ended with him crashing his SUV in a Chester neighborhood. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan ruled the shooting justified, saying Longer had aimed a loaded gun at police and vowed not to return to prison.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
The 16-year-old suspected in the shooting of a Chester High School teenager as a crowd of students exited a school bus has turned himself in to authorities, police said. Josue Fernandez surrendered with a lawyer afternoon, police said. He was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering others, and possession of a weapon on school property in the Wednesday shooting. Fernandez, of the 1000 block of Hunt Terrace, was remanded to jail after not posting $500,000 bail, according to Chester police.
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