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Bam Margera Holding Another Party At West Chester Area Mansion

WEST CHESTER, PA — "Castle Bam" will be host to another huge party, this time on April Fools Day. Bam Margera, Pocopson Township resident, former star of MTV's "Jackass," and all around enterainer, made the announcement this week on his Instagram page.


West Chester woman celebrates 105th birthday

Several members of the American Association of University Women, West Chester-Chester County Branch recently celebrated the 105th birthday of branch member, Mary Pinkney. Pinkney, an AAUW member since 1968, has been very active in AAUW, and in the community, advancing equity for women through advoca


West Chester Weekend Weather Forecast

WEST CHESTER, PA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening. Rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.


Route 30 Bypass lane closures set next week

DOWNINGTOWN—Intermittent lane closures will be in place in both directions on U.S. 30 (Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass) between Airport Road and Route 340 (Bondsville Road) in Caln and Valley townships, Chester County, on Monday, February 25, and Tuesday, February 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for pat


Pennsylvania Game Commission internship plants career seeds for student

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A summer internship with the Pennsylvania Game Commission helped Penn State senior Dominic Lenzi cultivate his skills in the field of forestry. Lenzi, of Hermitage, a forest ecosystem management major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, learned about the internship when a


Lady Eagles fall to West Chester, 62-51

LOCK HAVEN – Some teams come ready to play and some don’t. In the case of Lock Haven University’s game with West Chester Thursday night, the Lady Eagles didn’t execute a lot of the little things that resulted in a 62-51 loss to the Golden Rams.


Two West Chester juveniles arrested for throwing rocks at cars

WEST CHESTER—Two West Chester juveniles have been arrested for throwing rocks at passing cars. On Feb. 17, West Chester police officers were dispatched to the overpass in the 200 block of East Barnard Street for a report of two juveniles throwing rocks at vehicles. The juveniles were located and ide


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — 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.


[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.


Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.


Audit Says Pennsylvania Officials Took Freebies From Voting Machine Firms

Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.


Hickory Lane Closed For Emergency Repairs In Tredyffrin

TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP, PA — A portion of Hickory Lane in Tredyffrin Township is closed until further notice, officials said. According to the township, the road is closed between Old State and Cassatt roads for emergency road repair.


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.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


Chester County man faces sixth DUI – as well as homicide charge – for fatal crash in Delco

A Chester County man faces multiple criminal charges in the aftermath of a fatal hit-and-run crash last weekend in Upper Chichester, Delaware County, prosecutors said. The defendant, 30-year-old David Strowhouer, of Willistown, Chester County, allegedly was drunk at the time of the crash on Feb. 16.


Judge to 3 suspects in record fentanyl bust: Prove bail cash isn’t drug money

Three Philadelphians charged following a record fentanyl bust last month in Lancaster cannot post bail unless they can prove the cash isn’t drug money, a district judge ruled last week.


Paoli's Redhound Grille Closing

PAOLI, PA — A popular restaurant in Paoli is closing shop after serving hungry diners for eight years. Redhound Grille on Paoli Pike is closing after Saturday, Feb. 23, owner Owen Marshall posted on the restaurant's Facebook page.


Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber of Commerce forms new Business and Education Council

DOWNINGTOWN—Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of a new Business and Education Council. Made up of Chamber business leaders and educators from the Downingtown and Coatesville school districts, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Technical College High S


Ramp To 202 North Closing For 2 Nights In East Whiteland

EAST WHITELAND, PA — The ramp from the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 in East Whiteland is closing again for two night next week, PennDOT said. The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, PennDOT said.