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Delaware County asks to join ‘safety seven’ suit challenging Mariner East pipeline

Delaware County officials have asked to join an ongoing lawsuit over the safety of the Mariner East pipeline project. On behalf of the county’s 563,000 residents, government solicitors Michael Maddren and Patricia Sons Biswanger filed the motion to intervene Thursday.


NFL Draft 2019: Philadelphia Eagles add two compensatory picks, have eight total selections

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles added two compensatory picks to their total for the 2019 NFL Draft, the NFL announced Friday. The Eagles’ new picks are at the end of the fourth (No. 138 overall) and sixth rounds (No. 208). They have eight total.


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A large-scale Wilmington heroin dealer will spend over 24 years in prison

Kiyare Braxton, 29, pled guilty to several charges related to a criminal enterprise involving drugs and guns. Braxton pled guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal racketeering, drug dealing heroin (Tier 4 or higher), and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.


Mayor pushes Sellers Avenue bridge project in Ridley Park

RIDLEY PARK — As a result of a not-so-subtle nudge from Mayor Hank Eberle in his annual State of the Borough address at January's council meeting, the long dormant replacement of the Sellers Avenue bridge over Amtrak's northeast corridor may be back on track.


SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY: Author presents critical Chester time in Martin Luther King’s life at Delaware County Historical Society exhibit kickoff

Delaware County Historical Society welcomed author Patrick Parr for a free event that highlighted the time the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent in Chester studying at Crozer Theological Seminary.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Delaware County home

FOLSOM, Pa. — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it’s not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Five DUI convictions, then a fatal crash. Now, a Delco mother is left to grieve - and rage.

As she prepares to bury her daughter on Tuesday, Roseann DeRosa has one burning question: Why?. “I can’t believe how he slipped through the system like this,” she said of David Strowhouer, the five-time DUI offender accused of drunkenly crashing into a car in which Deana Eckman was riding last weeke


Police: 8 sexual assaults incidents under investigation in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect they believe to be connected to at least eight sexual assault incidents in South Philly dating back to last December.


Tax time offers opportunity to help Pennsylvania’s military families

WILKES-BARRE — Individuals filing their 2018 state personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP).


They bullied Fredia Gibbs, but she turned their taunts into motivation to become a kickboxing champion

Fredia Gibbs used a punching bag when she was growing up in Chester to unpack the daily bullying she endured from her peers. Mentored by her uncle, William Groce, Gibbs responded to the taunts by joining Chester’s Quiet Storm Martial Arts school when she was 10. The workouts helped Gibbs gain self-c


Media Borough adds two full-time police officers

MEDIA — Council chambers was standing room only for the swearing-in of two new full-time police officers. Mayor Bob McMahon presided as Jenna Long and Jonathan Joseph took the oath, flanked by loved ones.


Fugitive Ian Cultrona captured in Pennsylvania, awaiting extradition

Nancy Molnar The Times-Reporter @nmolnarTRStaff Reporter A 36-year-old man who is charged with attempted murder was arrested today in New Brighton, Pa., about 28 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


I Don't Regret Believing Jussie Smollett. Here's Why.

A month before the 2016 election, my husband and I became the victims of ongoing hate crimes and harassment. My husband is a transgender man, and I’m a queer cisgender woman. The crimes against us were motivated by homophobia and transphobia and lasted for about nine months. We don’t talk much about


[NATL-Chi}'Empire' Producers Remove Smollett's Character From Final 2 Episodes of Season

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final two episodes of the season, producers announced Friday, one day after Smollett turned himself in to police over accusations he staged a hate crime attack on himself to boost his career.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


25 bullets fired: Teen killed, witness' car struck in Kensington shooting

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A shootout in the Kensington section of Philadelphia left a teenager dead and a woman shaken after her vehicle was struck multiple times. Police say 25 shots were fired around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the 400 block of West Huntington Street.


Court documents: Stabbing suspect found ex with someone else

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say the man accused of stabbing his ex-boyfriend found him in bed with another person before the attack. The News Journal reports that 22-year-old Najeer Watson was arrested Feb. 15 in connection with the Feb. 10 stabbing that left his 23-year-old ex-boyfriend


Third teenager shot dead in a week in Philadelphia

An 18-year-old who was fatally shot in North Philadelphia Thursday night has become the third teenager to be killed by gunfire in Philadelphia in a week. Police said Tymir Miller was shot multiple times about 10:20 p.m. on the 400 block of West Huntingdon Street in the city’s Fairhill section.


Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.