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May 14, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
NEWS
September 28, 1993 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
An offer of about $1 million a year and a promise to address pollution and truck traffic worries has ended the Berks County Commissioners' opposition to Delaware County's controversial Colebrookdale landfill. "It's making the best of a bad situation," said Glenn B. Reber, a Berks County commissioner. In a preliminary agreement signed Thursday and announced by Delaware County officials yesterday, the Berks commissioners agreed to drop their opposition to Delaware County's landfill expansion plans.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Donald Weidner, the hellgrammites tell the story. They're mostly gone now. "I used to be able to scoop them up by the bucketful," he said, ". . . but now there's less and less. " The aquatic bugs - a couple of inches long and used as bait by bass fishermen - are disappearing from the stretch of Manatawny Creek in front of Weidner's home, an impeccably restored Victorian downstream from a massive landfill in Earl Township, Berks County. The Colebrookdale Landfill belongs to Delaware County, the only county in the state that owns and operates a landfill in another county, said Susan Woods, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Resources.
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NEWS
July 23, 2016
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a 48-year-old Delaware County man with possessing and distributing more than 75,000 images and videos of child pornography. Jeffrey Keagle, of Folcroft, was being held in Delaware County on local charges awaiting his initial appearance in Magistrate Court in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. If convicted on all counts, Keagle faces a maximum 80 years in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, prosecutors said. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
It's a $47 million dilemma, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could be a long way from an answer. For two years, the archdiocese watched developer Bruce Goodman scramble to work out a deal to build on 213 church-owned acres in Delaware County, to which he won the rights in 2014 with a $47 million bid. His plan, however, faced colossal pushback, first from residents opposed to clearing forest for hundreds of homes and big-box stores. Marple Township commissioners then denied his request for zoning changes, calling his development too dense.
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A developer who this month lost the right to build on a 213-acre tract in Marple Township owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia began legal action this week in an attempt to recoup the more than $7 million he spent on planning to develop the land. Jenkintown developer Bruce Goodman, acting as Cardinal Crossing Realty Associates L.P., filed a writ of summons Wednesday against Marple Township, whose seven commissioners throughout the last year have repeatedly rejected his plans.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has dropped the remaining stalking case against a Delaware County man serving 21/2 to 5 years in prison for harassing former CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl. According to Philadelphia court records, prosecutors took the action Tuesday in a brief hearing involving John Hart, the 39-year-old Havertown man sentenced in May on his conviction for stalking and harassing von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. A second criminal case against Hart alleged similar complaints by Laura Selvage, a Baltimore woman who testified at Hart's trial about similar experiences with Hart earlier in 2011 after she broke off a relationship he initiated on Facebook.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
After two years of negotiations, the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Friday that it was pulling out of a deal to sell for commercial and residential development 213 acres in Delaware County. In a statement, the archdiocese said the largely undeveloped Marple Township tract - the size of 163 football fields - would go back onto the market. "Our intention is still to sell the property," spokesman Ken Gavin confirmed in an email. The collapse of the deal with developer Bruce Goodman was an unexpected turn for one of the more coveted parcels in a county where development space is at a premium.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A bear that had been roaming through a Bucks County community has been captured and safely relocated, authorities said. The animal was spotted in a wooded area behind the Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club in Morrisville shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Falls Township police contacted the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, which sent a marksman to hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart. The bear weighed 161 pounds, said Lt. Hank Ward of the township's police department. Based on several recent sightings in and around Philadelphia, it appears that bears are increasingly present in cities and suburbs.
NEWS
June 25, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Tyree Mansell was released from federal prison last March after doing time for a 2010 home-invasion robbery of a Delaware County businessman. Less than three months later, prosecutors say, he was back to his old ways. Mansell, 37, of Philadelphia, and two other men were charged Thursday in federal court with committing a home-invasion robbery of a Delaware County businesswoman. His codefendants are Sterling Wallace, 27, of Philadelphia, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Yeadon. On June 15, 2015, the three men and a 17-year-old boy allegedly targeted the Broomall home of an East Lansdowne bar owner.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
THE CAVANAUGHS have raised their son twice. They taught him to speak, twice. They taught him to walk, twice. Jack Sr. even taught Jack Jr. to ride a bicycle, twice. Jack Cavanaugh Jr. was 21 in August 2013 when he fell 12 feet from an indoor balcony at his parents' cabin in the Poconos. The fall caused a traumatic brain injury that left him comatose for a month. When he awoke, he couldn't walk, communicate, or swallow. His body was a strange machine he couldn't control. Cavanaugh had played soccer and run track at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The Dukart men will not be celebrating Father's Day at McDonald's. They spend up to 12 hours a day, six days a week, under the Golden Arches, eating lots and lots of fries, burgers, and Chicken McNuggets. "We're already what you call super-heavy users," Joel Dukart said, explaining why he and brother Michael will treat their father, Les, to something other than a Happy Meal on Sunday. All three, plus Les' brother Alan, are principals in Dukart Management Corp., licensed operators of 11 Mickey D's throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, with about 625 employees.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw and Erin Serpico, STAFF WRITERS
With unexpected ferocity, a potent squall line ripped through the region around lunchtime Wednesday, knocking out power to more than 80,000 utility customers, toppling trees, and causing significant transportation delays. A wind gust of 72 mph was reported in Cumberland County, N.J., said National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick O'Hara, and gusts of 50 to 65 mph were common elsewhere on both sides of the Delaware River. The winds downed trees all over the region, with 27 of them in Haverford Township, Delaware County, alone, township emergency officials said.
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