September 5, 2016
A 24-year-old Chester man was found dead, apparently from gunshot wounds, in the Delaware County city Saturday morning, police said. About 5:50 a.m., Chester police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the back yard of a home on the 2100 block of West Fourth Street, police said. An officer found a man, who appeared to have been shot to death, slumped over a gate to the rear of the home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, police said. Police said the man appeared to have been shot nearby on the 400 block of Jeffrey Street before running and collapsing on the gate.
September 5, 2016 |
Wayne Curtis Weldon Jr., 35, a son of former Congressman Curt Weldon of Delaware County, was found dead Monday, Aug. 29, in his Boyertown apartment, his father said Saturday. Mr. Weldon was found on his sofa. An autopsy was planned, his father said. Mr. Weldon had Type 1 diabetes that required regular insulin injections. But it was his long struggle with drug addiction that the family wanted to be "transparent and open" about, Weldon said. "We worked with Curt and went through the same trauma as other parents," said Weldon, a Republican who served in the U.S. House from 1987 to 2007, representing Pennsylvania's Seventh Congressional District.
August 26, 2016
ISSUE | TRANSFER TAX Whether it's a levy or a fee, it's costly When I bought my home in Delaware County in 2009 and tried to deduct the transfer tax from my income tax, my accountant told me that it was not a "tax" but a "fee," and, therefore, not deductible ("Dodging taxes," Sunday). It sure felt like a tax. Being a peon, I had no choice but to pay it. It's just another thing that the "little people" have to pay - not like real-estate moguls, like a certain presidential candidate.
August 20, 2016 |
Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which bought Delaware County's Crozer-Keystone Health System Inc., has formed a new entity to provide medical professional and general liability insurance at Crozer and joined Cassatt Insured Group, of Malvern. Crozer was a founding member of Cassatt in 1991. The malpractice insurer's other members are Abington – Jefferson Health, Aria – Jefferson Health, Grand View Health, and Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital. Cassatt said last month that it won 84 percent of its trials from 2008 through 2015.
August 19, 2016 |
Peco Energy Co. is distributing about $160,000 in grants to 20 local municipalities and nonprofits as part of its Peco Green Region program to fund open space and environmental initiatives. In partnership with Natural Lands Trust, Peco will provide grants for a range of projects to improve walking trail accessibility to purchasing open land for conservation. PECO has awarded more than $1.7 million to 230 projects since the program's inception in 2004. The recepients include: Bucks County: New Hope Borough ($10,000)
August 8, 2016
ISSUE | POLICE A rebuffed Samaritan As a retired lieutenant of the Philadelphia Police Department (badge number 188), I was in the habit of stopping whenever I saw a lone officer conducting a vehicle or pedestrian stop and asking whether he or she needed assistance. I would flash my badge and identification to let the officer know I had been a policeman. I carry a legal weapon. Usually, they thanked me. One time, a Springfield, Delaware County, officer tracked me down to thank me. On the last two occasions, however, Ridley Township and Eddystone officers practically growled at me and told me to move on. These two incidents have soured me on providing assistance.
August 5, 2016
A SEPTA train struck and killed a woman in Delaware County Wednesday night. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. on the Media/Elwyn Region Rail Line near the Fernwood Station Station in Yeadon Borough, according to Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. The unidentified woman in her late 50s was in the track area and the train could not stop in time, said Geiger. The incident is still under investigation and it is not clear why the woman was on the tracks. Approximately 75 passengers were on the train at the time and were transferred to buses.
August 4, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - With less than 100 days to go, Democrat Katie McGinty is trying to change the terms of Pennsylvania's critical U.S. Senate race. At a diner stop Tuesday in Bucks County, she launched a monthlong focus on economic issues - hoping to reset a contest Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has steered toward national security and public safety. "The biggest issue facing our country is a lack of good-paying jobs and a middle class that sees itself falling further and further behind," McGinty said in an interview.
July 29, 2016 |
Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, said it will receive a $16 million gift, the largest since the Delaware County hospital opened in 1963 and the largest gift in the Main Line system in the last 10 years. The money is from a trust created by John Bancker Gribbel who died in 1947 after being a long-time patient of Charles H. Schoff, who founded Riddle's predecessor, Media Hospital, in 1909, Main Line said Wednesday. The gift will help the tax-exempt Main Line and Riddle implement a new strategic plan for 2016 to 2020, the system said.
July 27, 2016 |
On what turned out to be a record-tying steam bath of a day, hundreds of Delaware County residents got an unwanted surprise Monday: They lost power as the result of a truck accident that took down four utility poles. And it was not the day to be without air-conditioning, as the heat index soared to 108 at Philadelphia International Airport, and the official high, 96, tied a record for a July 25, set in the blazing summer of 1999. The "excessive heat warning" for the region expired at 6 p.m. Monday as cooling thunderstorms, some severe, pounded parts of the region during the peak evening commute, with one-inch-diameter hail reported in Coatesville and wind damage in Jamison, Bucks County.