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Chris Stigall Hopes DUI Charge Will Be Dismissed Soon

Photo courtesy of the Tredyffrin Township Police Department. As the host of 1210 WPHT's morning show, it's Chris Stigall's job to poke fun at D-list celebs when they screw up - like he did when Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was arrested for DUI in 2014: But what happens now that the tables h

PHILLYMAG.COM - 2017-09-20 21:05:38

Henry Briggs: The way to go

If you learn you're going to die, you want to do it the right way. I'm talking about piloting your own glider, finding your own runway and landing at your own speed, with the full cooperation and help of the ground crew, radar, local leaders and all your friends. And I'm not talking about something

MAIN LINE MEDIA NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:31:30

Firefighters Decontaminate 12 Chester County Mushroom Farm Employees After Chemical Exposure

A hazmat situation caused the evacuation of a Chester County mushroom facility Wednesday as crews worked to decontaminate one dozen employees exposed to a chemical spill. Kennett Fire Company firefighters responded to a mushroom processing facility at Kaolin Mushroom Farms and South Mill Mushroom Sa

NBC PHILADELPHIA - 2017-09-20 17:55:40

Chester County mushroom facility evacuated

The Kennett Square headquarters of one of the world's largest mushroom distributors was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a hazmat situation. Authorities were called to the South Mill Mushroom Sales and Kaolin Mushroom Farms facility at 649 W. South Street around 11:30 a.m., Kennett Township Po

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-09-20 15:40:48

Girl Scouts Day at Whole Foods Market in Glen Mills

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) and Whole Foods Markets in Jenkintown, North Wales, Devon, Glen Mills and Plymouth Meeting are partnering for an upcoming "5 Percent Day" on Wednesday, September 20th from 7:00am-10:00pm. GSEP will receive 5 percent of all sales made during the day-long eve

MONTGOMERY NEWS - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

No Injuries After Weekend Crash On Route 23 In Phoenixville

PHOENIXVILLE, PA - No one was injured after a single-vehicle crash on Route 23 in Phoenixville early Sunday morning. The Phoenixville Fire Department and Trappe EMS responded to the scene at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 17 near the intersection of Route 23 and Township Line Road. The vehicle had lost co

PATCH - 2017-09-20 14:15:18

A new graphic novel book discussion group to take off at Chester County Library

Comics Unbound, a new graphic novel book discussion group, kicks off at Chester County Library & District Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16. The new discussion group will meet on the third Monday of the month. Do you love comics? Are you interested in comics but don't know where to start? Want to

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

DUI checkpoint leads to a few arrests

WEST WHITELAND >> The West Whiteland Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Chester County Impaired Driving Program, conducted a sobriety checkpoint that resulted in a few arrests. During the checkpoint, officers made contact with 738 vehicles resulting in seven operators being tested a

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

'Sucker punch' plea falls apart; trial looms

WEST CHESTER >> The twists and turns of Barry Robert Baker Jr.'s anticipated guilty plea proceeding ended Wednesday when the"sucker-punch" defendant left a Common Pleas courtroom with the prospect of a trial hanging over his head, at which a video recording of him throwing the infamous punch at a di

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Delco Historical Society executive director dies at 68

Linda Houldin was admired as much for her long-standing community involvement as for the impression she left on the countless lives she touched. On Monday morning, the 68-year-old executive director of the Delaware County Historical Society and co-founder of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial die

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Chesco Sheriff's K-9 training leads to awards

West Chester >> The Chester County Sheriff's Office made an impact at the U.S. Police Canine Association's (USPCA) annual Regional Police Dog Field Trials earlier this month, even though none of the county's teams competed. Chester County Lt. Harry McKinney, who heads the county's K-9 Unit, explaine

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

West Goshen Among Best Places To Live In America, Money Magazine Says

WEST GOSHEN, PA - Several Pennsylvania towns have been named among the best places to live in the United States, including West Goshen. Money Magazine lands West Goshen at number 72 on the list of the top 100 places to live in the nation. The magazine cited several statistics to back up West Goshen

PATCH - 2017-09-19 16:04:00

Man who set house on fire to stay warm headed to prison

WEST CHESTER >> Nicholas Robinson just wanted to get warm. But the way he chose to accomplish that put more than a half dozen lives in danger. Now, Robinson has been sentenced to serve 2 to 10 years in state prison on charges of aggravated arson and burglary, stemming from the fire he set inside a h

MERCURY - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Family-Friendly Fall Fun in Store at Goshen Friends School's Harvest Fair & Open House (Oct. 14)

Goshen Friends School invites the community to its annual Harvest Fair & Open House to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. (rain date: October 21). The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature pony rides, Music Together, face-painting, crafts, games, moonbo

PATCH - 2017-09-18 17:51:06

Community Briefs: Colonial plantation brings Civil War back to life Sept. 23-24

Mark Schmidt has been elected to the Springfield Area Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. A Delaware County native, Schmidt has worked as teacher, corporate construction manager and officer with the Springfield Education Association. He is currently president of the Springfield Education Asso

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Barry Baker's Trial Delayed

WEST CHESTER, PA - The trial for Barry Baker, the man who police say sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy in West Chester in May before going on the run from police, has been delayed, court documents state. The criminal trial for Baker, 29, of Georgetown, Delaware, who faces charges of simple a

PATCH - 2017-09-18 18:01:15

Reconstruction Of Part Of Route 422 Begins Next Monday

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - More than a mile of U.S. 422 in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties will be reconstructed in a project beginning on Monday, Sept. 25, Governor Wolf's office announced on Friday. Construction will improve 1.2 miles of 422 that runs through North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, an

PATCH - 2017-09-18 13:20:45

A Revolutionary battlefield is saved in Chester County

Inquirer logoSubscribe Daily News logoSubscribe The Battle of Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777 was a crushing defeat for the patriots, allowing the British to take Philadelphia. Long after the war was won, the location of the battle, Dilworth Farm in West Chester, remained unprotected. For the first tim

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-09-18 12:57:00

Coatesville police give away water ice in community outreach effort

COATESVILLE >> Who doesn't like free water ice? Coatesville police spent two hours on a warm sunny Friday afternoon handing out water ice for free to community members as part of community outreach efforts last week. When the SWAT truck, owned by the city, was taken out of service by the Emergency R

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Police searching for missing 15-year-old Chester County girl

WEST WHITELAND >> The West Whiteland Police Department is attempting to locate a 15-year-old juvenile, who was last seen Wednesday at West Chester Henderson High School in West Chester. Police said Victoria Lynn Grimaldi is currently being treated for depression and bipolar disorder. Police said Gri

MERCURY - 2017-09-20 04:00:00