PHILADELPHIA — A Sharon Hill man was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison Monday and ordered to pay $43,632 in restitution for robbing nine banks in Montgomery and Delaware counties between April and December 2018, according to a release from U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain.
PHILADELPHIA— Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, recently announced the recipients of its eleventh annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. The program helps high school seniors and college students in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a part-time or full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice.
PHILADELPHIA — Operations at the Philadelphia International Airport are soaring out of the recession in what may be their best year on record to date and officials are hoping and planning for it only to get better.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to hear a whistleblowing case brought by a former West Chester University employee who was terminated from her position after reporting alleged manipulations of university budgets to get more state dollars in their coffers.
To assist flood recovery efforts in flood-stricken areas of northcentral and eastern Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday the availability of $6.25 million for streambank restoration and recovery efforts by local communities.
The Pennsylvania State Police Troop K Media Barracks saw the second-highest number of crashes related to driving under the influence in the state last year, according to figures released Wednesday.
LOWER CHICHESTER >> Gov. Tom Wolf visited Delaware County Tuesday to speak about the more than $180 million being invested in state roads as part of the Resurface PA initiative.
Voter registration numbers for Republicans have decreased since the May primary while some numbers have increased for Democrats and others have waned.
SPRINGFIELD >> Among the Springfield School Board’s August actions items was a temporary solution to the issue of what to do with the district’s three dozen buses now that the construction of the new high school is beginning. After an unsuccessful plan to lease a portion of property from the Holy Cross parish for a bus lot, the district has made a similar deal with Cardinal O’Hara.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — For the second time in nearly three years, a 51-year-old convicted sex offender is charged with child pornography offenses — this time allegedly posing as a teenager and sharing images on Facebook while on probation.
The widow of a contractor killed in 2012 will be able to file a wrongful-death negligence claim against the Chester Water Authority for his death, according to an opinion issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday that overturned 30 years of precedent.
MARPLE>> The management company of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia-owned Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in the Springfield neighborhood of Marple Township is responding to reports of not maintaining the grounds of the final resting place for thousands.
HARRISBURG>> The public school funding lawsuit led by the William Penn School District will continue after a state judge Tuesday denied an application of mootness brought by two leading Republican state lawmakers.
CHESTER >> Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack was among three casinos in the state to be granted an online gaming license this week, while a fourth has finally taken up the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s offer to apply for a sports betting license.
MIDDLETOWN >> In a second-floor classroom at Penn State Brandywine Wednesday, Ian Stoddart held a truncated mannequin thigh and squeezed it with his fingers.
PHILADELPHIA >> A formerly licensed Wayne stockbroker with two prior securities-fraud related convictions pleaded guilty to his third Wednesday in federal court, according to a release from U.S. Attorney William McSwain.
CHESTER >> The Chester Stormwater Authority and Widener University are on the verge of a settlement that could resolve the issue of Widener’s impact fees with the authority as it also awaits for direction from Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Spiros E. Angelos.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> A Philadelphia man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and related offenses in the October 2016 stabbing death of his former girlfriend, 46-year-old Fabine Sunny Siryon.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> Two Chester men wanted in the 2017 shooting death of 28-year-old Shaquan Cruz-Chappell and captured in Maryland earlier this month were returned to Delaware County Wednesday to face first-degree murder and related charges, authorities said.
In the aftermath of a state grand jury report finding hundreds of Catholic priests abused thousands of children since the 1940s — and church officials covered it up — community and church officials had their own response as legislators vowed to strengthen laws against childhood sexual abusers.
media courthouse >> A 46-year-old murder victim was likely pinned in place on the kitchen floor of her Darby home while her murderer repeatedly stabbed her in the chest, according to Delaware County Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Bennett Preston.
DARBY BOROUGH >> Fifteen homes sustained damages and another four properties in the borough were deemed “affected” during Monday’s flash-flooding event, according to initial assessments conducted Tuesday by the county.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a Philadelphia man charged with the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend in October 2016.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> A convicted felon from Marcus Hook was charged Monday with selling two stolen firearms to an undercover agent was who posing as a convicted felon, officials said.
Torrential rains sparked widespread flooding and havoc throughout Delaware County for part of the day Monday, with raging waters in at least one town followed by some white-knuckle dramas and life-saving heroics.
PHILADELPHIA >> A Delaware man was sentenced to four years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $314,000 restitution for scamming two victims out of their savings in bogus investment opportunities, including a Nether Providence widow.
MEDIA >> A Drexel Hill woman has been arrested for smuggling drugs into her boyfriend behind bars in the Delaware County Prison, officials said Thursday.
CHESTER >> Fire people were displaced following a two-alarm fire that gutted one row house and damaged two others on either side when flames extended through the common roof area late Wednesday.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> A Philadelphia woman who defrauded Medicaid of nearly $212,000 with bogus billings for behavioral health services was sentenced to one to two years in a state prison and six years of consecutive probation Wednesday.
Republican President Pro-Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate Joe Scarnati, of Jefferson County, and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf submitted opposing briefs last week on the legal status of the school funding lawsuit filed against them and four other executive agencies and legislative officials.
CHESTER >> The healing power of art is providing families with another outlet to cope with the loss of a loved one to gun violence.
ASTON >> Members of the state House Democratic Policy Committee heard testimony Monday afternoon on how to connect commonwealth citizens with good jobs by matching workforce development efforts with jobs that need to be filled.
Whether Americans will be able to download plans to build their own plastic guns at home will be debated in federal court yet again this week, with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and eight other state attorneys general siding squarely against the idea.
PHILADELPHIA >> A Folcroft man, identified as a second suspect in the July 19 robbery and attempted sexual assault of an 82-year-old woman in her Philadelphia home, is in police custody in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Tucker of Collingdale had only just started at her new care-manager job when she got diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer on Oct. 29, 2017.
District Attorney Katayoun Copeland and the Delaware County Heroin Task Force have taken their efforts to remove dangerous prescription drugs and combat opioid use on the road.
Delaware County’s 911 emergency communications lost service for 55 minutes Wednesday because of an issue with a third-party router, county officials said.
The Republican candidate in the 7th U.S. Congressional District special election this November will be Pearl Kim, the GOP nominee for the 5th Congressional District race the same day.
CHESTER>>A second suspect was charged Friday in connection with the Jan. 23 death of a 20-year-old city man, gunned down over what authorities believe was a secret affair with his best buddy’s girlfriend.
UPPER DARBY >> The medals and honors may have been handed already at the conclusion of the 2018 Delaware County Senior Games in late June, but a champions luncheon was had for almost 500 of the 700 participant on Thursday afternoon.
CHESTER >> Timid but sweet, an 11-year-old city girl said Chester Police Officer Jose Alvarez saved her and members of her family when he used his body to shield them from flying bullets earlier this week.
CHESTER >> Despite a valiant rescue by city firefighters, an 84-year-old woman succumbed to injuries she suffered after a two-alarm fire broke out in her Norris Street home early Tuesday.
Republican 5th Congressional District Candidate Pearl Kim is enjoying a significant lead in cash-on-hand at the end of July, despite being outraised by Democratic nominee Mary Gay Scanlon.
CHESTER >> A Marcus Hook man — described 18 years ago at his sentencing by a county judge for his role in an armed holdup of an undercover police officer as a “very dangerous young man” — had a loaded gun, drugs and a police scanner in his vehicle, and more drugs in his crotch, when he…