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Missing West Chester Professor Found Dead: Top PA News

Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Eastern Pennsylvania:. Tom Short, the West Chester University professor who didn't show up for Thanksgiving dinner, has been found dead. READ MORE.

PATCH - 2018-12-15 14:44:00

2 NJ women killed in PA dump truck crash identified

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two New Jersey women killed when a dump truck rolled onto a sport utility vehicle on a southeastern Pennsylvania highway.

WESTPLAINSDAILYQUILL.NET - 2018-12-15 16:56:21

I went to Bam Margera’s massive blow out party at Castle Bam in West Chester

The first thing I had to do when I got to Bam Margera’s house party on Thursday was leave. Margera, the skater and former star of the MTV reality show Viva La Bam, had been telling fans via Instagram all week that admission to the impromptu event was just $20, but the charge at the gate was $40. Cas

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-12-14 02:28:34

Food column: New, dishes, drinks, and dining spots to sample this holiday season

Take a break from decking the halls and trimming the trees to try a new restaurant this holiday season. At Nick Filet in Paoli, taste “affordable filet mignon sandwiches” plus “other filet favorites” like filet grilled cheese and filet mac and cheese. www.nickfilet.com.

REPORTER - 2018-12-14 18:10:00

Pennsylvania man facing DUI charge following fatal Brandywine Hundred pedestrian crash

A Pennsylvania man was charged with driving under the influence following a fatal Brandywine Hundred-area crash early Friday morning, Delaware State Police announced later that same day.

WDEL 1150AM - 2018-12-14 15:59:00

WCU helping homeless students during 5-week winter break

WEST CHESTER—During its five-week winter break when most students leave campus, WCU will continue its tradition of helping those students who are homeless by providing, at no cost, rooms in the residence halls, meals, and the friendship of University staff.

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2018-12-14 15:11:00

Man who killed teen in road rage shooting to be sentenced

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to shooting a recent high school graduate during a road rage incident is to be sentenced. David Desper faces a maximum of 45 years in prison when he’s sentenced Thursday, but his defense attorney and prosecutors differ significantly on h

WBNG-TV - 2018-12-13 12:13:28

5 Upcoming Open Houses In The West Chester Area

WEST CHESTER, PA — If you're shopping for a new place, odds are you've already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you may have learned roughly what these houses are like from the images, there's just no comparison to witnessing the real thing.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 20:07:00

Speed a factor in crash that killed Delaware high school student, police say

MARSHALLTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Police in Delaware say speed was a factor in a crash that left a high school student dead. 18-year-old Sarai Trujillo was killed in the crash on the 1800 block of Newport Road in Marshallton just before 7:30 a.m.

6ABC.COM - 2018-12-14 22:33:30

Missing West Chester Professor Found Dead

WEST CHESTER, PA — Tom Short, the West Chester University professor who never showed up for Thanksgiving dinner, has been found dead, school officials confirmed. The statistics professor had not been seen since Nov. 18. His body was found at the Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst, Ohio, by Cleveland Me

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:59:00

Man who killed teen in road rage shooting gets 20-40 years

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a recent high school graduate in a fit of road rage should spend at least 20 years in prison after an emotional sentencing at which he, the victim’s family and even the judge cried.

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-12-13 22:24:13

Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog

A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90

NEWSWEEK - 2018-12-14 11:37:05

20- to 40-year sentence in Chester County road-rage killing

A Delaware County man will spend at least the next 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a teenager over a merger on a Chester County highway. David Desper, 29, pleaded guilty in September to third-degree murder, a lesser offense than the first-degree murder charge he faced after turning himself i

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2018-12-13 17:52:42

From farmers markets to storefront: Downingtown family bringing home the bread

DOWNINGTOWN—Less than a year after he began selling bread at the Eagleview and Downingtown farmers markets, Fran McLaughlin has opened a storefront for his company Brandywine Valley Breads.

DAILY LOCAL NEWS - 2018-12-13 15:01:00

Paranormal in Pennsylvania! Historic Charming Forge Mansion Up for Sale

Thrill-seekers with a love for old homes can now live in the residence of a historical master craftsman and perhaps meet a few ghosts. The Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, PA, is available for $825,000.

REALTOR.COM - 2018-12-13 22:00:40

Police Release Identities Of 2 Women Killed When Dump Truck Crushed SUV On Route 202 In Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – Police released the identities of the two women killed when a dump truck crushed an SUV on Route 202 Wednesday morning. The victims have been identified as 50-year-old Regena McCray-Palmer and Connie Motley-Wright, 50, both of Newark, New Jersey.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 11:37:16

U.S. 202 South Lane Closure Next Friday Night for Bridge Construction in Chester County

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Southbound U.S. 202 will be reduced to a single lane through the U.S. 30 Interchange in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, from 8:00 PM Friday, December 21, to 10:00 AM Saturday, December 22, for barrier realignment and line painting that will complete

MYCHESCO - 2018-12-13 14:00:06

Pet Chihuahua Tries To Protect Owner In Pennsylvania Bear Attack

MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Pennsylvania woman and her dog — ironically named Bear — are recovering after a bear attacked the woman outsider of her home and dragged her more than 80 yards.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 20:08:05

Chester County Road Rage Killer Sentenced

WEST CHESTER, PA – The man who killed 18-year-old Bianca Roberson in a June 2017 road rage incident will spend the next several decades behind bars. David Desper, 29, of Trainer in Delaware County, was sentenced Thursday to 20 to 40 years in prison for killing the West Chester Rustin High School gra

PATCH - 2018-12-13 17:43:00

Here's what Bam Margera's big West Chester party at Castle Bam looks like

Bam Margera announced on Instagram yesterday he’d be hosting a big shindig at his Castle Bam residence near West Chester. As it turns out, a lot of people were interested in hanging out at the Chester County house of a 39-year-old dude, for reasons that are beyond me.

PHILLYVOICE.COM - 2018-12-13 19:50:13