May 8, 2013 |
Robert Landis had wracked up seven DUI arrests before he stepped behind the wheel of his Dodge Ram Pickup truck on the moonlit night of April 26. The 49-year-old West Chester man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Beer cans were strewn about his car along with two unopened PennDOT letters concerning his license suspension and an application for an ignition interlock. Landis is now charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence, DUI - at the highest level, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, driving with a suspended or revokes license and other related criminal charges in the death of Liam James Crowley, the district attorney's office announced.
May 8, 2013 |
Three people were arrested Saturday afternoon after police broke up a party near West Chester University and a riot erupted. The party was at a house in the 400 block of South Walnut Street, an area long known for off-campus housing and big parties. Shortly before 1 p.m., police broke up the gathering, with an estimated 500 people pouring onto the street, blocking traffic, jumping atop moving vehicles, and chanting. Many people refused to leave, and one group flipped a car onto its side.
May 5, 2013 |
It has been a roller-coaster week for Methacton's baseball team. The Warriors opened a key three-game Pioneer Athletic Conference stretch with a win over Division I-bound righthander A.J. Bogucki and Boyertown. Then, in a big letdown, they fell to Perkiomen Valley. Friday afternoon in Worcester, scoring three runs in each of their last two at-bats, catcher Clayton Harwick and company closed with an 11-7 triumph over fellow title contender Spring-Ford. "It's been pretty wild this season," Harwick said.
May 4, 2013 |
There's no chance anyone in Tyler Coleman's family will forget his first collegiate baseball game. Coleman only had one at-bat for West Chester last season and struck out. The TV movie version probably would have him hitting a double or triple or something. This was real life. His mother, Diana, remembers going to the bathroom just before the game so she wouldn't miss any of it. Her cellphone rang while she was in the ladies' room. The tests done to figure out why there was swelling in her son's neck had come back with a definitive answer.
April 30, 2013 |
The Chester County motorcyclist who was critically injured in a collision with a truck operated by an alleged drunken driver Friday night has died, police said Monday. Liam Crowley, 24, of Chesterbrook, died at Paoli Hospital at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police said. Crowley was driving north on Route 202 near Stanton Avenue at 10:28 p.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Robert Elwood Landis, 49, made a left turn in front of him. Crowley, who was wearing a helmet, struck the passenger side of the truck, police said.
April 25, 2013 |
Two days before Ryan Nassib's name may be called on national TV in the first round of the NFL draft, he returned to West Chester. Nassib, one of the top college quarterbacks last season, prepped for Thursday's draft by criss-crossing the country the last three months trying to impress NFL decision-makers in personal workouts and interviews. On Tuesday, he was back home, speaking to students at St. Maximilian Kolbe School. They were once like him, before he filled out to 6-foot-2, 227 pounds and became a football star.
April 24, 2013
Too quick to afix faith labels I challenge commentator Marisa Porges' contention that "nearly all domestically radicalized terrorists have been Muslims" ("Nation's challenge: Terrorist next door," April 21). What was the race and religion of the Klan and other right-wing groups that terrorized and murdered African Americans, civil rights workers, and other minorities for much of the 20th century? Who populates the right-wing, antiblack, anti-Semitic, anti-foreigner, anti-American government militias?
April 20, 2013 |
Those who knew Ali Fausnaught described her as kind and well-liked, a sunny college freshman, a whiz on the tennis court. Her death, they said, has left them reeling. Fausnaught, 19, was killed Wednesday evening in an accidental fall from a rooftop party near Temple University. She had been visiting her boyfriend for the school's Spring Fling, police sources said. Fausnaught was from Brownstown, Lancaster County, and had transferred to West Chester in December. She was majoring in psychology and previously attended the University of South Carolina for a semester.
April 16, 2013 |
As a white, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied male who was born in the United States with an uncomplicated gender identity, Andrew Lloyd hit the privilege jackpot. No one has stared at him, thinking he was in the "wrong" restroom. No one has asked him why he flaunts his sexuality when he holds hands with a girlfriend. No classroom building is inaccessible, because he can walk anywhere. "It was never 'Mom and Dad, people treat me differently. Why is that?' " said Lloyd, 21, a senior at West Chester University.