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Community Shows Overwhelming Support Following Tragic West Chester Fire

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - During a devastating fire last Thursday, a West Chester community came together. Strangers sprang into action in the middle of the night to help rescue and comfort more than 100 elderly or disabled residents who lived in the burning Barclays friends senior living facility. Three

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-19 19:50:27

Windy Weather Delays West Chester Fire Investigation

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Sunday's weather delayed the investigation into the fire at the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community. Officials are still trying to account for all the residents and staff. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms says the wind is too strong to bring i

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-19 15:14:03

Funding freeze for Delaware's early learning 'Stars'

At Babes on the Square child care center in Brandywine Hundred, 160 little stars spend their days in a nurturing learning environment. The goal for the children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, is to have them ready to thrive or excel by the time they reach kindergarten, director Andria Keating says. "We a

WHYY - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Eagles 37, Cowboys 9: Ronald Darby, defense dominates Dak Prescott and other observations from Philly's win

The Eagles forced four Dallas turnovers, including three interceptions by Dak Prescott, which was just one fewer than he had in the Cowboys' previous nine games. They held the Cowboys without a touchdown and continued to shut teams down on third down.Playing from behind The Eagles have been able to

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-11-20 00:34:08

One killed, one critical in Wilmington shooting

A deadly shooting Sunday evening in Wilmington is believed to be the work of two people, but details were limited Monday morning when police confirmed the killing. The city's Shot Spotter notification system alerted police to gunfire in the area of West 3rd and North Franklin streets around 7:30 p.

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-11-20 11:11:27

That Meek Mill bail hearing? Scheduled by mistake, court officials say

Joseph A. Slobodzian has been a reporter for the Inquirer since 1982 and has covered a variety of beats, including the New Jersey Statehouse and state government, federal courts and agencies, and, since 2008, Philadelphia's criminal justice system. Oops. Meek Mill may yet get another day in court -


Community pitches in to support victims at Pa. senior living community

Volunteers at Good Will Fire Company No. 2 help sort through donations for residents displaced by the five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa. (Shai Ben-Yaacov, WHYY) There's been an outpouring of community support following last week's five-alarm blaze that en

WHYY - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Letter From the Editor: Late-night phone calls never bring good news

A late-night phone call never brings good news. Every time the phone goes off at that hour, that softball-size knot that seems to have taken up permanent residence in my stomach gets a little bigger. Actually, it reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite movies. 'Moonstruck' captured family lif

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-19 05:00:00

Cops: Two homeless men caught burglarizing Route 58 gas station

Two homeless men were arrested on felony charges Saturday after they were caught breaking into a gas station on Route 58, according to a Riverhead police press release. Wesley Jones, 59, and Jonathan Vacanti, 25, were found at the Speedway gas station near Tanger Mall Drive shortly after 2 a.m., off

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-19 17:28:18

Riverhead Blotter: Unlicensed driver charged with DWI following crash

An unlicensed driver was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Saturday after he reportedly crashed his vehicle in Riverhead, according to a police report. David Canahui was arrested for DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, all misdemeanors, a


LIRR adds midday train to Manhattan, more summer service also planned

The Long Island Rail Road has made schedule changes in response to requests from local officials and transportation advocates over the past year. One of those changes, which went into effect Monday, is the addition of a weekday train leaving Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving at Penn Station in Man

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-20 11:00:24

Police: Son arrested in fatal stabbing of mom hospitalized

Christopher Storm Harrison will not be arraigned Sunday in the fatal stabbing of Joyce Skarka at their Center Moriches home on Friday night. Christopher Storm Harrison was arrested in the fatal stabbing of his mother at their Center Moriches home on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Photo Credit: SCPD; String

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-19 16:36:58

Long Island forecast: Mostly sunny, breezy, highs in mid 40s

Long Islanders will still have to hold onto their hats Monday, as gusty winds are expected to continue, at least through the afternoon, forecasters say. Look for breezy conditions with gusts up to around 30 mph, said Joe Pollina, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. That office reported

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 10:57:59

Ambulance HQ may cost more to build, Brookhaven officials say

The cost of a new headquarters for the South Country Ambulance District may go up by as much as 21 percent after construction bids came in higher than expected, Brookhaven Town officials said Thursday. Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said bids submitted by contractors interested in building the 26

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 11:00:30

Brookhaven delays razing 'decrepit' Eastport house amid dispute

The owner, a developer, plans to build an office, bank and pharmacy at the location. But civic activists want to move early settler's house and restore it. Brookhaven Town wants to demolish this historic Montauk Highway house in Eastport because it is abandoned and in disrepair. Photo Credit: Jessi

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 11:00:00

Column: A survivor fighting to raise awareness

The diagnosis defied logic. Sure, there had been some chest pain and difficulty breathing. But the dreaded "C" word? Couldn't be. Sarah Christ was only 50 when she went for a routine chest X-ray last year in hopes of getting to the bottom of her health issue. She figured it might be something like w

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-19 11:00:40

In Photos: Asheville's 2017 Holiday Parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual appearance at Asheville's 71st Holiday Parade Asheville's annual parade took over the streets of downtown on Nov. 18. The sidewalks along the parade route on Biltmore and Patton avenues were swamped with nearly 16,000 onlookers for the city's 71st annual kickof

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Visiting Our Past: Hostility and hospitality in 1850 Asheville

The most sensational stories, pulled from world events, are dominating the news, accompanied by extremist vitriol. That's what someone might have thought in Asheville in 1850. The big story had taken place at Harvard. Its custodian had found, inside a wall, the arm and leg bones of Dr. Parkman, who'

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-19 16:00:00

Blue Ridge Parkway closed for snow, ice north of Asheville

ASHEVILLE The very northern and southern stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina are closed for snowy and icy road conditions as of Sunday evening. Mount Mitchell State Park, which only has vehicle access from the parkway, is also closed. The Asheville corridor is open. The sec

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-20 03:24:24

Man killed in Asheville collision

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) - The Asheville Police Department reports that one man died after a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. According to a report by the police department, Jeffery Gene Adams, 49 of Asheville crashed his SUV in the 1600 block of Hendersonville Rd., also known as US 25. Th

WSPA.COM - 2017-11-18 17:23:06