Chester County

(Norristown schools superintendent Janet Samuels, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, calls for a fair statewide education funding formula.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Advocates Demonstrate Locally For Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania

Advocates for better state funding for education in Pennsylvania took their cause to the steps of the courthouses today in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.

06/11/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Says It Is Ahead Of The Train Overspeed Controversy

In the wake of last month’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.

06/09/2015

(Credit: CBS3)

Weather Blog: Yesterday’s Storms Moved On, But We’re In For A Mixed-Bag Sort Of Day

It will be a warm day, with highs in the low to mid 80s.

06/09/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Weather: Region Will Endure Chance For More Showers, Thunderstorms On Tuesday

After a wild afternoon of weather, heavy rain will continue overnight and the region will endure the chance for more showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday as a cold front exits the region. Any storms on Tuesday may also contain gusty winds and downpours but the threat severe weather will be greatly reduced.

06/08/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Crews Battle Third Fire In Past Few Days On Chester Street

The fire was reported Tuesday night at the 400 block of Bickley Place.

06/02/2015

Joy fist-bumps Alex with her new hand. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Giving Children a Hand is a School Project – And Then Some – For Chester County Students

Westtown seniors Casey Dech, Alex Nunes, and Xan Lorimer — under the guidance of faculty advisor Steve Compton — created a mechanically-activated hand for Joy, printed using the 3-D facility at Nemours DuPont Pediatrics.

05/27/2015

(Curren Collas, in family photo, provided)

West Chester Family Sues Ikea After Toddler Crushed By Toppled Dresser

Curren Collas was killed last February in his West Chester home when a 136-pound, six-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over on him.

05/26/2015

(photos provided by Leslie Hudson)

Chester County Service Dog Group Holding Picnic To Celebrate 25 Years

A Chester County service dog group is holding a picnic later this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

05/24/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

(Credit: CBS 3)

TRAFFIC: Truck Fire Causing Problems On Pa. Turnpike WB Near Downingtown

All lanes of the westbound Pa. Turnpike near mile marker 316 approaching Downingtown are blocked due to a truck fire.

05/21/2015

(Canoeing on the Schuylkill Canal.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Less Crowded Memorial Day Weekend

To join the crowd or not on Memorial Day Weekend? THAT is the question.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Weather: A Cool Finish To The Week

If you are a fan of cooler and less humid conditions you will enjoy the forecast into the holiday weekend.

05/20/2015

Montco contingent bikes to Valley Forge Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ride Your Bike To Work Day Recognized In Philly Suburbs

A group from Montgomery County rode up the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to Valley Forge National Historic Park, meeting with a contingent who rode in from Chester County.

05/15/2015

Chopper 3 over the scene in Downingtown, Chester County on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS 3)

Crews Battle 2-Alarm Fire At Strip Mall In Downingtown

Officials say the fire was reported Tuesday at Wallace and Brandywine Avenues.

05/12/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Person Drowns In Creek In Chester County

Police were called to a creek on Old Wilmington Road Tuesday morning by another swimmer who said the victim did not resurface after jumping off of a bridge.

05/12/2015