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Malware breach strikes Chester County computers

WEST CHESTER — A breach of Chester County government’s computer system via an internet bug led to intense work by county computer specialists over the Presidents Day weekend, but apparently has not led to any compromise of users’ information, a county spokesperson said Tuesday.

DAILY LOCAL NEWS

Morning Briefing: A sixth DUI charge in fatal crash; Backhoe injury in KOP; Flyers struck by Lightning

Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region. Eventually, we are going to get something. There's a large storm coming up from the south, which is going to bring us snow, sleet and rain. We probably won't see much before 9 a.m., then the skies are going to open up for the res

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Winter storm, ice could clog evening commute

A funny thing happened on the way to pretty much everything in Chester County shutting down on Wednesday: as of 9 a.m. only the first few flakes of what are expected to be a messy Winter storm started falling in the southern portion of the county.

CHESCOTIMES.COM

Malware Attacks Chester County Government, Online Services

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — A malware attack on Chester County government has made some online services unavailable, officials confirmed. It is not believed that any county information was accessed or compromised.

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SEPTA Train Kills Man Just Outside Delco Tuesday

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA — A man was killed after being hit by a SEPTA train Tuesday night in Southwest Philadelphia, according to SEPTA officials. The man was hit at about 7:35 p.m. near the Angora Station, just outside Delaware County, Tuesday.

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Service Coordinator I (Chester County) – Philadelphia Jobs

Job title: Service Coordinator I (Chester County) Job description: , or other characteristic protected by applicable law. Health Insurance Operations USA-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia Pennsylvania Health…

PHILADELPHIA INFORMER

Exton Square ‘doesn’t want to be a mall,’ PREIT CEO says on earnings call

The mall operator Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust — which lost more than $137.7 million last year — is considering options for its Exton Square Mall in Chester County as it navigates a swiftly evolving retail landscape.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Victim in fatal DUI crash described at sentencing

WEST CHESTER — Bradley Michael Thompson’s character was on full display. His kindness and his generosity. His devotion to his family and to his faith. His talent for making friends and playing music. His love of dogs, and his love of humanity. All those facets of his personality were there, for thos

DAILY LOCAL NEWS

Kovaleski, Longo seeking higher office in Chester County

PHOENIXVILLE — Two local politicians have announced bids for higher office. Phoenixville School Board member Lisa Longo says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Chester County Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court.

MERCURY

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Rape and Murder of Girlfriend's 14-Year-Old Daughter

Over two years after a Pennsylvania teenager’s dismembered body was found by hunters in October 2016, her mother’s boyfriend has pleaded guilty. Jacob Sullivan of Horsham, 46, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of 14-year-old Grace Packer, according to the Associated Pre

PEOPLE

Police Log Feb. 20: DUI, burglaries, assault

• — State police from the Media barracks said Erika Janelle Scott, 29, of West Chester, was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on Jan. 26. A report said the stop came about after a trooper observed traffic violations.

CHADDSFORDLIVE.COM

Police find alligator guarding house during drug raid in Pennsylvania

Chester County police are used to seeing pit bulls or snakes in a house during a drug raid, but an alligator was a first for them. The South Coatesville Police Department and the Chester County HIDTA team were executing a warrant at 111 Gibbons Avenue, South Coatesville in Pennsylvania on Feb. 8th,

WKYC

Chesco Hair Stylist Gets $40K Settlement In Health Hazards Case

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — A hair stylist at a Chester County salon has been awarded a $40,000 settlement after being fired when her husband reported health and safety hazards. Kennett Square's Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon is also prohibited from telling the stylist's future employers any information abou

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Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions Possible for Slippery Conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. (February 20) to 7 a.m. (February 21) for all of the Twin Tiers, Central New York and stretching north past Syracuse, west toward the western Southern Tier and south through Central Pennsylvania.

WNBF.COM

Land once targeted for development added to Marsh Creek State Park

WALLACE TOWNSHIP— Natural Lands announced that the land conservation organization has purchased and transferred a 57-acre property to Marsh Creek State Park. Located in Wallace Township, Chester County, the land was slated to be developed.

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Employers to court students at Job Fair Feb. 27

WEST CHESTER—Job hunting season is officially on for college seniors… At a time when U.S. employers plan to hire 16.6 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2019 than last year, WCU seniors will start pounding-the-pavement at an on-campus job fair that is bringing an increased number o

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Chesco Native, Pharma Executive, Farm Owner Passes At 49

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Matthew E. Moran, beloved husband of Veronica and father of Matthew Ethan, left us too soon on Friday, February 8th, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen M. Moran of West Chester, PA, wife of the late James A. Moran. He is also survived by his three brothers, James A. Mo

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Annual chamber Home Show puts the focus on spring

COATESVILLE — Predictions of another messy winter weather system this week have many area residents thinking about spring. For homeowners — those thoughts invariably turn to spring home projects.

DAILY LOCAL NEWS

West Chester School District Closed Wednesday

Due to the forecast of snow, West Chester schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, district officials announced Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Philadelphia region from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, heavy mixed precipitation is poss

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Chesco Lawyer Arrested Fifth Time; Defrauded Mother-In-Law: DA

WEST CHESTER, PA — The charges keep piling up for a Chester County attorney who has now been arrested five different times on charges related to defrauding his clients and various family members.

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