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Suspect Wanted In Series Of Thefts Valued At Over $900 In East Goshen, Westtown Townships

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Police are searching to identify the individual or individuals wanted in a series of lawn ornaments and landscape decoration thefts valued at over $900 in East Goshen and Westtown Townships. Police say the series of robberies occurred between April 1 and 19 in various loc

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Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

MISSING MAN: State police in Indiana County looking for 'missing/endangered person'

BRUSH VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police are asking for help to find an Indiana County man who was reported missing Monday afternoon. Police said 30-year-old James Lewis Elliott (pictured below) is "missing/endangered" and was last seen in the area of Route 259 in Brush Valley Township, near the Gh

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Chester County bypasses state opioid litigation mess, files in federal court

PHILADELPHIA – A county in Pennsylvania has chosen to file its lawsuit against various pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis - one of the thousands filed around the country - in federal court rather than state.

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Controversial Pipeline In Chester County Resumes Operation After 3-Month Shutdown

WEST WHITELAND, Pa. (CBS) — After a three-month shutdown, Sunoco has restarted the Mariner East One Pipeline. Natural gas liquids are now flowing in the pipeline. The pipeline has been out of service since January, when a sinkhole opened up along Lisa Drive in West Whiteland.

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Firefighters battle early morning house fire in West Brandywine

WEST BRANDYWINE — Wagontown firefighters and mutual aid battled a house fire early Saturday morning that displaced the homeowner and his two dogs. Firefighters responded at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday to the 100 block of Cedar Knoll Road in West Brandywine Township and Wagontown Fire Chief Todd Ziegler

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Commissioners OK $3.8 million in open space preservation grant awards

WEST CHESTER—The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants. The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs.

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Victim Of Weekend Murder In Pottstown Identified

POTTSTOWN, PA — The man shot to death in Pottstown early Sunday was 25-year-old Joshua Smith, authorities said. An autopsy Monday confirmed Smith's cause of death as homicide, due to two gunshot wounds to his head and neck, according to the Montgomery County Distirct Attorney's Office.

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1 Dead In Easter Shooting In Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, PA — One man was shot dead Sunday in Pottstown, authorities said. The incident occurred at around 12:26 p.m. on the 600 block of Industrial Highway. The victim, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Pottstown Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He

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Coroner on scene of crash in Lancaster County, dispatch says

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — The coroner is on the scene of a crash in Earl Township, according to dispatch. The crash involved a vehicle and a motorcycle, dispatch says. Emergency personnel are in the 100 block of Leacock Road.

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4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.

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Sunoco Finally Bringing Mariner East 1 Back Online

Pennsylvania regulators are monitoring Sunoco Pipeline LP’s efforts to bring the Mariner East (ME) 1 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline back online more than three months after it was shut down to address a sinkhole that formed near it in the southeast part of the state.

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Tredyffrin Police Blotter: Burglary, Assault, Theft

TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP, PA — The latest Tredyffrin Township Police crime blotter is out, and we have the details here. Police handled theft, burglary, and assault, according to the blotter.

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Chester County SWAT team that took fire earns commendation

WEST CHESTER—The team that helped to quell a 10-hour ordeal in East Vincent last year when a man barricaded himself inside his house earned a special commendation from the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

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Search Continues For Driver Who Killed 2, Injured 5 Others In Bustleton Chain-Reaction Hit-And-Run

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search is on for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run that killed two people and left five others injured in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday night. Police are also searching for a person who they say helped that driver flee the scene.

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Sharon Hill man shoots toddler, kills girlfriend and himself

SHARON HILL — An 18-year-old woman is dead and her 11-month-old son is hospitalized after both were shot by the child’s father before he turned the gun on himself, police said.

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f

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Procession held for Marine from Del. killed in Afghanistan

DOVER, Del. (WPVI) -- A U.S Marine from Delaware who made the ultimate sacrifice was honored Monday as his remains were taken from Dover Air Force Base to New York City. Staff Sergeant Christopher Slutman of Wilmington was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 8.

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Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta

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