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Chester County Pa.

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Chester County Man Found Guilty of Bilking Elderly Parents of $500,000

When parents Boyd and Nelda took ill years ago, their son, Boyd Jr., was granted power of attorney and, through various means, skimmed more than half a million dollars from their bank accounts.

09/25/2012

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Anti-Crime Blitz In Coatesville, Pa. Nets Dozens Of Arrests

Law enforcement authorities in Chester County, Pa. say they’ve taken more than two dozen people off the streets of Coatesville in a summer-long crime sweep designed to make that community safer.

09/12/2012

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Chester County Men Charged With Ripping Off Friends To Fuel Drug Habit

Tredyffrin Township police credit good old-fashioned detective work during an extensive six-month investigation that led to the suspects.

07/09/2012

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Chester County Forum Focuses on Preventing Domestic and Sex Crimes

Teachers, police officers, and just plain folk were among those comparing notes on, as organizers called it, “Planning For a Safer Chester County.”

06/19/2012

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Officials in Chester County Hoping To Locate Missing Troubled Teen

West Whiteland police say 16-year-old Brandon Eckert was last seen at a group home around 5:30am Tuesday morning.

05/11/2012

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Pennsylvania Potato Chip Icon Jim Herr Dead At 87

The founder of the company that grew into Herr Foods has died.

04/06/2012

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Suburban Philadelphia Home Contractor Charged With Defrauding Customers

So far there are two cases against Kenneth Staiger, and a third is being investigated.

03/23/2012

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A Chester County School Vaccinates Adults After Whooping Cough Outbreak

Valley Forge Elementary School has had two confirmed cases of pertussis, and that is enough to constitute an “outbreak,” according to Betsy Walls, bureau director for personal health services at the Chester County Health Department.

02/27/2012

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At White House Science Fair, Pres. Obama Praises Chester County Teen

President Obama says he’s very impressed with the high-tech work from young people like Benjamin Hylak of West Grove, Pa.

02/07/2012

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With Rise of CO Poisoning Cases, Red Cross Urges Detectors For All Homes

Dave Schrader, spokesman for the local Red Cross, says the organization has responded to a handful of calls within the past month — the most recent one when carbon monoxide fumes chased a family from their home on Wednesday night in Coatesville.

02/02/2012

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Olympics May Be Ahead For Plucky Chesco Horse That Survived Stable Fire

Neville Bardos survived a Chester County barn fire last year that killed six of his stablemates.

01/18/2012

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Shire Donates $1.4 Million To Philadelphia Boys and Girls Clubs

Al Mollica, interim CEO of the local Boys and Girls Clubs, says the money will be used to help needy kids learn about robotics and other technology, and gain skills in the digital arts including web design.

01/17/2012

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Phoenixville Cops Hunt For Serial Smash-and-Grab Thief

In the early hours of November 10th, Phoenixville police says someone threw chunks of cement through the plate glass windows of four businesses in the Acme shopping center on Starr Road.

11/30/2011

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Migration Time For The Snowbirds

Most boaters have packed up for the season. But some of the most dedicated are now underway, heading to warmer climates.

11/03/2011

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Local Organization Donates Big Bucks Toward Chesco Training Facility

Even though it’s one of the fastest growing counties in the state, Chester County is still without a facility to train first-responders.

10/31/2011

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