September 24, 2012 |
A caged dog was set on fire in West Brandywine Township, Chester County, on Friday night, three months after a similar fatal attack in Coatesville. According to a statement by the county Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Wagontown Fire Chief Todd Ziegler was driving on Manor Road about 8 p.m. Friday, when he spotted what looked like a brushfire near Route 340. He discovered the burning body of a dog in a caged crate and called his department, which put out the fire.
July 16, 2013 |
At dusk, they appear: lounging on porches, sprawled across cars, picking through the weeds in abandoned lots in Coatesville. Residents call the situation "torture. " City officials have been swamped with calls. "I couldn't even go in my backyard. You couldn't see nothing but the cats," said Michelle Adderton, of the 700 block of Diamond Street. "I couldn't go out my back door because there were kittens on the porch. " Adderton and other residents of the Chester County city of 13,000 fear that Coatesville is going to the cats.
June 8, 2012 |
Lincoln University says it's opening a second campus in Chester County. The historically black institution will begin offering classes in Coatesville next year. The city is about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln's main campus in Oxford. University President Robert Jennings announced the move on Wednesday at an economic forum in Coatesville. Jennings says the Coatesville campus initially will house programs in nursing, business and entrepreneurship, and hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
October 7, 2011 |
The alleged drug kingpin dubbed himself "the breadwinner of Coatesville," an associate was nicknamed "Meatball," and the operation generated a lot of dough, authorities said. But if investigators get their way, 20 people charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in an extensive crack-cocaine ring operating out of Coatesville will have plenty of food for thought - behind bars. The alleged ringleader, Lester Womack, 33, of Darby, "allegedly bragged to associates and friends about the size and scope of his drug organization . . . claiming to sell more drugs in Coatesville than any other dealer because of the high quality of his cocaine," state Attorney General Linda Kelly said at a news conference Thursday.
June 1, 2013 |
After coming up short in its bid to win the Ches-Mont League National Conference title, Coatesville had extra motivation going into the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball tournament. A measure of redemption was achieved Thursday afternoon when the Red Raiders, with the help of well-timed trickery, battled past Pennridge, 5-4, at Immaculata University to claim top district honors. "This means a lot to us," senior shortstop C.J. Young said. "With us not winning our league, we had something to prove.
July 25, 1991 |
Residents of East Chestnut Street in Coatesville won't have to change their addresses after all. The Coatesville City Council voted Monday night not to rename the street, just two weeks after a group of residents complained that the name change would be too expensive for many people living on the street. After looking into the name change, Council President Rodger Johnson said the action would have cost residents an average of $138 each, while costing the city $1,260. The county had received a petition with about 300 signatures, asking that the street be renamed W.C. Atkinson Drive, in memory of Wittier Clement Atkinson the first black doctor to practice in Coatesville and founder of the Atkinson Hospital, located down the street on East Chestnut.
December 16, 2012
A 23-year-old Coatesville man was fatally shot Thursday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Friday. Devaughn Wayne Shelten was shot about 4 p.m. in the 500 block of Olive Street, Hogan said. A second person also was shot and was reported in stable condition at a local hospital. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the crime call 610-344-5100 or 610-384-2300. - Robert Moran
March 19, 2013
The third suspect in a Coatesville home-invasion killing surrendered to police Saturday. Dominique M. Lee, 20, turned himself in two days after police arrested his alleged accomplices, Marquis Rayner, 23, and Camren Horne, 20. Police had been searching for Lee, Officer Chris McCarthy said. Police said Lee, Rayner, and Horne, wearing black T-shirts on their heads, broke into a house on Merchant Street in June 2012. Dominique Williams, 20, who was playing a video game in the house, was killed by a shotgun blast.
September 8, 2013 |
If you can believe him, Coatesville's Daquan Worley says he pays no attention to the statewide football rankings. "I don't care about any of that," the senior standout said. "It's about us getting better each week and winning games. " In Friday night's nonleague matchup against Central Bucks South, Worley's focus on the here and now sparked the host Red Raiders, the state's No. 1-ranked team in Class AAAA according to The Inquirer, to a 46-13 romp. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder, a running back/defensive back who has given an oral commitment to Penn State, carried 21 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
June 10, 2012
Firefighters responding to a reported trash fire in Coatesville early Saturday made a grisly discovery: a badly burned dog in a bag. The fire on Coates Street was reported at 2:30 a.m. and the dog was dead at the scene, said Rich Britton, a spokesman for the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Emergency officials took the animal, a Yorkshire terrier mix with silver, blond and black fur, to the SPCA facility in West Chester at 3:30 a.m., Britton said.