The Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly passed “Deana’s Law” 43-6 Tuesday, a package of reforms to the state’s DUI laws that would increase penalties for repeat drunk drivers and implement new technology aimed at alerting law enforcement of possible infractions before drivers can get behind the wheel.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Two men separately arrested last year in a coordinated Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force sting for attempting to have sex with children were sentenced Tuesday.
MEDIA — Delaware County's most senior medical official issued recommendations pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has killed more than 100 people and sickened thousands in China.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 52-year-old Philadelphia woman was sentenced to two years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to a simple assault stemming from a parking spot dispute.
UPPER CHICHESTER — William Penn Lodge #19, Fraternal Order of Police, honored more than 50 current and former Chester police officers during a Jan. 18 ceremony at the Phoenix Ballroom in Boothwyn. The retirement and awards ceremony marked the lodge’s first since 2015.
COLWYN — A years-long conversation in Colwyn about police leadership in accordance with the local police union came to an end Monday night.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — An Upper Chichester police detective pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence as a second-tier first offense and a summary charge of failing to stop and render aid in a January 2019 crash that injured a pedestrian.
NORRISTOWN — More than 30 superintendents from districts in five counties across the greater Philadelphia area announced their intentions to tackle charter school reform during a press conference Monday at the start of National School Choice Week.
UPPER DARBY— A teenager is still missing after she allegedly ran off with her infant daughter from her foster mother’s house in Upper Darby over the weekend, authorities said.
A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold for the Jan. 24 drawing matched all five balls drawn, 21-25-35-41-43, to win $200,000, less withholding. Lima Beverage, 14 S. Pennell Road, Media, earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
LOWER MERION — As word spread across the Delaware Valley Sunday that basketball great Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California, fans and friends of the Lower Merion High alum made a pilgrimage to pay their respects at the school's Bryant Gymnasium.
MEDIA — Delaware County Council approved more than $1 million for upgrades to the county emergency services communications six days before a meeting that will outline the need for at least $20 million more for a system overhaul.
The battle lines have been drawn in the 165th state House race, where incumbent Democrat Jen O'Mara will face a Republican challenger in her bid for a second term
CHESTER — Students at Widener Partnership Charter School got a two-fold lesson in American history and supply chain management Friday morning when UPS employees visited for a Martin Luther King Day of Service event. Employees gave kindergarteners and second-graders a look at a UPS truck before reading King-themed books to students.
PHILADELPHIA — A Broomall insurance adjuster has been charged with fraud and related offenses for allegedly pocketing more than $722,000 from a city rubber products manufacturer, according to a release from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The commissioners honored two township residents at their January meeting who have given much to many.The honorees were Matt Tyson and Merrit V. Herr-Neckar, each of whom received resolutions from commissioners Tom Donahue and Steve Bidoli,
PHILADELPHIA — An update by the education advocacy groups representing over a dozen petitioners in a public school funding lawsuit against the state is expected in the coming days.
MEDIA — Changes keep a'coming to Delaware County as county council hired a human resources specialist to revamp hiring practices and as it prepares to host an ethics reform hearing next month.
HAVERFORD — If you’re driving around Havertown and wonder what’s up with all those green lights? The lights are to show support to some Haverford High School students and others who are fighting cancer.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A former Delaware County Children and Youth Services case worker has been charged with human trafficking and other offenses after soliciting one of her clients to join a prostitution ring in the Philadelphia area, according to a release from Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Brookhaven woman was given 23 months of intermediate punishment with three years of consecutive probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to possessing narcotics with intent to deliver, an ungraded felony.
By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> Township Manager Ed Pisani resigned from his position at the Jan. 22 meeting of the board of commissioners. But he won't have
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A decade-long battle between Haverford Township and the Bartkowski Investment Group over the proposed placement of billboards in heavily trafficked corridors of Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Pike returned to court this week.
CONCORD — A 12-year-old girl reported that a man tried to lure her into his car after she got off her school bus Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Delaware County Sheriff Jerry Sanders said a dog bite suffered by a deputy while serving a warrant Tuesday evening has underscored the need for deputies to receive pay commensurate with the risks of their job.
PROSPECT PARK — The man charged with shooting a Prospect Park teenager last year during a “drug deal gone bad” is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing next week.
SPRINGFIELD — Police Chief Joseph Daly began 2020 with his continuing practice of commendations for officers before the Board of Commissioners. In relating activities which merited these honors, Daly made clear that was what went right could have easily gone very wrong.
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, was honored Tuesday morning for her land-conservation efforts in her congressional district, the state and the nation.
PHILADELPHIA — A Garnet Valley doctor pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to five counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances for running a “pill mill” out of his office.
EDDYSTONE — Council appointed a new borough manager at its first regular meeting of the new year. Dawn Jones of Brookhaven will replace Possenti Consulting.
CHESTER — Delaware County Council delivered boxes and bags of toiletries to the Wesley House shelter Monday as part of its Day of Service in honor of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
BROOKHAVEN — Two Chester residents have been arrested for a pair of burglaries that took place earlier this month, according to a release from Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.
CHESTER — Groups throughout the city that Martin Luther King Jr. called home for three formative years of his life were out for service projects on the national holiday that bears his name. Chester Housing Authority and New Integration Accommodations continued its reusable bag initiative launched in late 2019 by blanketing city residences with a one-off “Reclaiming Chester’s King” bag, while students at Widener University continued the school’s annual Day of Service initiative.
HAVERFORD — Carrying signs with slogans such as “No Billboard Blight” and “Giant Billboards: Unsafe, Unsightly, Unacceptable” about 75 people protested proposed billboards along the 600 block of Lancaster Avenue Monday afternoon.
UPPER DARBY— Upper Darby School District taxpayers will be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in capital costs if a state program to reimburse some of those expenses gets no funding from the state in the next budget.
SWARTHMORE — Council’s first legislative session agenda of 2020 was light, but not without importance. Mayor Marty Spiegel presented the State of the Borough Address.
CHESTER — A woman and three children were rescued – plucked from the roof of their burning home in Chester – Saturday night, officials said.
SPRINGFIELD — The school district, through the Springfield Area Education Foundation, has approved three more naming-rights agreements totaling $240,000.