August 20, 2016
A Delaware County prison guard was arrested after he was caught on video allegedly pocketing $108 that belonged to an inmate, the District Attorney's office announced. Correctional Officer Daniel McEnhill, 33, of Ridley Park, was charged with theft. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail to await a preliminary hearing. According to officials, inmate Christopher Channel filed a complaint alleging he never received a receipt for $108 that was taken from him May 16 during the intake process at the George Hill Correctional facility.
May 22, 2016 |
Police in Chester County are searching for a Philadelphia man who they say tried to run over an officer with a stolen vehicle. Tyrell A. Winchester, 28, of the 2000 block of South 20th Street, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses. According to a criminal complaint, a Willistown Township police officer ran a registration check on a silver 2000 Mercury sedan on Thursday around 4 p.m. The officer found it had been reported stolen from a man in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
April 2, 2016 |
A national coalition aiming to improve democracy by taking big money out of politics and expanding voting rights is kicking off a 10-day march to Washington with a rally outside the Liberty Bell on Saturday. Organizers of what is being called "Democracy Spring" said the nonviolent, family-friendly rally will begin at 10 a.m. with speeches and music. Scheduled speakers include Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard University law professor who briefly ran for president but dropped out of the Democratic primary race in December after the debate rules changed; actress Gaby Hoffmann, known for her roles in the TV series Girls and Transparent ; and Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring.
March 24, 2016
A trash worker died after being run over by his truck in Delaware County on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ridley Park man was "hustling" to catch up to the truck when officials believe he tripped and fell on the ground, where he was caught under a tire on the truck's right side. The truck was turning the corner at Ladomus and Delaware avenues, and another car coming past created a tight spot The worker was in the driver's blind spot, said Ridley Park Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.
January 10, 2016 |
Crozer-Keystone Health System signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by for-profit Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. of Los Angeles, the Delaware County organization announced Friday. Crozer, which operates five hospitals, reached a preliminary deal with Prospect in October. As part of the deal, Prospect has agreed to invest at least $200 million over the next five years in Crozer facilities, which have been starved of capital investment, according to Moody's Investors Service.
November 30, 2015 |
Hello there During her sophomore and his junior year at Cardinal O'Hara High School, Noelle and Jason were assigned to the same lunch period. She sat with her friends and he with his, but friends in common meant frequent visits to each other's tables. "She was interested in me from Day One," Jason said. "What? No! He was trying to be with me!" Noelle said. "He kept coming over to ask me out, or he would call my phone. " Press them on it, and each acknowkledges being intrigued by the other back then, in 2003.
November 15, 2015 |
The Rev. Joseph C. Dalton Jr., 84, of Ridley Park, a Baptist pastor in Delaware County for many years, died Friday, Nov. 6, of heart failure at home. Born in Chester to Joseph and Agnes Dalton, Mr. Dalton graduated from Nether Providence High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force and served as a B-36 radar mechanic. He loved the church and dedicated his life to living his faith, his family said. Mr. Dalton was licensed for Gospel ministry in 1953 and ordained at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
October 11, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Realtor Nicole Ritchie describes the borough of Ridley Park as "a cluster of residential, commercial and industrial" parcels. Add proximity to Interstate 95 and a stop on SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line, and the picture is complete. Well, not quite. If you've ever shared an office with someone who grew up there and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara, about nine miles away, you may know lots of things about Ridley Park that aren't listed in the guidebooks.
September 1, 2015 |
MARC HANLY, a police officer and fire chief in Delaware County, has a nasty welt in the middle of his chest. And for that his family is thankful. That's because the welt could have been a bullet hole, a center-of-mass shot that may have been fatal. "Thank God he was wearing his vest," Hanly's son Michael said yesterday outside their Collingdale home, where a sign on the lawn reads: We support our police. They put their lives on the line everyday for us. Hanly, 45, a full-time police officer in Ridley Park who also serves as fire chief at Collingdale Fire Company 1, was shot twice about 1:30 a.m. yesterday as he and other officers responded to a report of a possibly suicidal man inside the Mohawk Manor Apartments, off Chester Pike in Norwood.
July 23, 2015 |
A fleeing suspect was shot and wounded Tuesday during a wild, 21/2-mile police chase that began in Chester and ended when he crashed into a police car after ramming his vehicle into a gate at a Chester prison complex, Delaware County officials said. The driver, identified as Brian Bowe, 24, of Wilmington, was reported in stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The incident began around 10:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Melrose Avenue, near the I-95 exit, when Chester police attempted to stop a vehicle driven by a man believed to have been involved in drug activity, said Emily Harris, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.