UPPER DARBY — Certificates, awards and other honors line the walls and shelves of Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood’s office on the second floor of the township police headquarters. Decades of work memorialized in honorary declarations awarded to him as a public servant, or to the department as a whole.
HAVERFORD – A homeless man was struck and killed Tuesday evening while crossing Township Line Road between Drexel Hill and Haverford Township, police said.
UPPER DARBY — On the same night the Upper Darby School Board approved a public hearing for one school project, it pulled the plug on a meeting to discuss the Clifton Heights middle school project.
When voters picked Nusrat Rashid and Monica Taylor for victories Tuesday, they did more than select a judge and county councilwoman.
HAVERFORD — Respect, responsibility, empathy, trustworthiness, positive attitude and integrity. These are the traits that Chestnutwold Elementary School staff tries to foster in the pupils. The school was recently recognized as one of 88 schools as a 2019 National School of Character by Character.org, an organization that has promoted good character since 1993.
UPPER DARBY— Michael Chitwood, law enforcement’s biggest celebrity in the Philadelphia region, has announced that he will be retiring as the Upper Darby police superintendent on Dec. 1.
MEDIA — Thirty-nine hours after the polls closed on Election Night, the inumbent and newly elected Democratic Delaware County Council members gathered to make it clear when they govern together, it will be for all.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Two 19-year-old brothers who entered open guilty pleas in August to conspiracy to robbery for an armed Christmas Day stick-up that took place in Upper Darby have been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months at the county prison in Concord.
The sweep of Democratic victories that has officially locked down all control of county council and the District Attorney’s office - in addition to county row offices it claimed in 2017 - the years-long simmering strength of the party in the county reached a boiling point Tuesday.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 20-year-old Yeadon man was sentenced to four to ten years in a state prison last week after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license in a January shooting.
Jack Stollsteimer made history Tuesday by being the first Democrat elected to the District Attorney’s office in the history of Delaware County.
Democrats made history by securing four open seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. Though there had been Democrats appointed to the bench before, none had ever won in a general election before.
SWARTHMORE — The Democrats swept every county race Tuesday night. The party will have a 5-0 majority on county council, including its first African-American member, their first Democrat Common Pleas judges and the first female African-American and Muslim judge in the county's history.
UPPER DARBY — Democrats extended their gains in Upper Darby Township politics by winning the mayor’s race and four more seats on township council in Tuesday’s election.
UPPER DARBY — An Upper Darby street turned into what authorities called a war zone Sunday night when over two dozen shots were fired by “urban terrorists.”
HAVERFORD — John Hanger, former Pennsylvania Department of Environment secretary, gave a passionate speech at a House Democratic policy committee hearing on climate change that state Rep. Greg Vitali brought to the Haverford Township Building Friday.
The Frankenstorm that ripped through the county late Halloween night created the first documented tornado to form in Delaware County in almost 10 years, but the strongest one in more than 45 years.
UPPER DARBY — A last-minute change in an Upper Darby polling place is not sitting well with Democrats who call the move an acting of voter suppression.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Regional Democratic lawmakers followed party lines to approve Thursday morning impeachment procedures against Republican President Donald Trump.
UPPER DARBY — A two-alarm fire seriously damaged a home in the 100 block of Maplewood Avenue in the Kirklyn section Tuesday morning, officials said.
PHILADELPHIA — Three filmmakers with Delaware County roots will be showing their latest films at the FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia this weekend.
RADNOR — The gloves were off on Sunday at a spirited debate between incumbent Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland and Democratic challenger Jack Stollsteimer at Cabrini University.
While most of Delaware County's political world focuses on the highly charged races for District Attorney and three county council seats in next month's election, there is plenty of action on the local level, too.
UPPER DARBY — During his years as a student at Monsignor Bonner High School from 1966-70, Michael McKenzie of Springfield was always the boy behind the stage, making sure those in the spotlight shined. In his senior year, McKenzie was so adept at his behind-the-scene job he was appointed stage manager.
SPRINGFIELD — You could tell election day is getting closer. The barbs got a little sharper Friday night as the candidates for Delaware County Council conducted their final debate before more than 100 people at the township building.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 55-year-old Clifton Heights woman was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months at the county prison in Concord Thursday after entering an open plea to robbery of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence for a March carjacking.
UPPER DARBY — A Philadelphia man found to be in possession of about 2 ounces of cocaine and crack cocaine after running a stop sign tried to bribe his way out of the bust, according to Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
UPPER DARBY — A Drexel Hill Middle School teacher who made national news in a racially charged video has resigned from the Upper Darby School District. The school board was expected to approve her resignation on Tuesday night.
UPPER DARBY — The Delaware County Certified Hazardous Materials Response Team made an unusual visit to a West Chester Pike halfway house Monday afternoon after a resident there received an order of uranium through the mail.
HAVERFORD – Haverford police are asking for help after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted inside her home in the Chatham Village section of the township in the early morning hours of Oct. 16.
Eight candidates are vying for four open seats on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in the Nov. 5 General Election – four Democrats and four Republicans.
Voters will choose between incumbent Republican Katayoun Copeland and Democratic challenger Jack Stollsteimer Nov. 5 in a historic race for Delaware County District Attorney.
Friends and family members of Susan Ledyard gathered Saturday to distribute 1,000 fliers asking for the public's assistance in what family members are saying is the murder of the beloved Academy Park High School English teacher.
UPPER DARBY — Township leaders and state representatives for Upper Darby Township joined SEPTA officials Friday morning to announce the next major steps for infrastructure improvements at the 69th Street Transportation Center.
The stakes are always high come any election - but this year, control of Delaware County's government could change if one of the three open seats is won by a Democrat.
WILMINGTON, DEL. — The family of Academy Park teacher Susan Ledyard is expected to announce the latest development in the death investigation Saturday ahead of a canvassing event to find clues about her demise.
Delaware County officials are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam purporting to be from the Sheriff's office attempting to get money from people with the threat of false arrests.
Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street want Pennsylvania to turn over a new leaf—a marijuana leaf, that is. They’ve introduced a bill (SB 350) that would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 and older.
UPPER DARBY — Upper Darby Schools Superintendent Dan McGarry will recommend the firing of a district teacher caught on camera last week going on a racially charged rant against a parent.
UPPER DARBY — The Upper Darby School District will change the way it lists invoices for private school tuition after a district resident raised concerns that current practices discloses a student’s identity.
HAVERFORD – A Darby woman was killed late Saturday night when the motorcycle she was riding on crashed into the back of a car on Interstate-476 in Haverford.
RIDLEY PARK — Part jewelry store, part gift shop and part artisan mecca, Holly Mack Designs offers one-of-a-kind custom jewelry pieces, handcrafted by owner Shawn Cannon, as well as an array of merchandise made by local artists and craftsmen.