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(Officers place a wreath inside the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial, in Rose Creek Park in Upper Providence Township.   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delaware County Officials Honor Fallen Heroes, Including Policeman Who Died Last November

“Edward Wehe III,” an announcer intoned, “Delaware County Courthouse and park police department, November 5, 2013.” Then, a bell pealed.

05/07/2014

(Photo by David Madden)

As Murder Rate Skyrockets in Chester, Officials Promise Crime Crackdown

Chester’s murder rate, proportionate to population, now exceeds that of Philadelphia, and is about double what it was last year.

05/06/2014

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Delco Officials Create Video Messages Urging Child Abuse Awareness

County Council chairman Tom McGarrigle (in video at left) says child welfare officials there investigated more than 2,000 cases of abuse in 2012.

04/02/2014

(Paul Hochschwender, following his arrest.  File photo from CBS-3)

More Girls Accuse Former 2nd-Grade Teacher of Sex Abuse in Delco

The criminal case against Paul Hochschwender continues to grow as prosecutors file additional sexual assault charges.

04/01/2014

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Delco DA Warns of Potent — and Deadly — New Street Drug

It’s clinical name is fentanyl. About 50-100 more potent than morphine, it’s prescribed for patients with cancer-related pain.

03/21/2014

(credit: Delaware County Prosecutor's Office)

Police: 2nd Grade Teacher Charged With Inappropriately Touching Students In Delaware County

Charges have been filed against second-grade teacher Paul Hochschwender.

03/12/2014

(Photo provided by Delco DA's office)

Delaware County Nears Completion of School ‘Panic Buttons’ Project

A Homeland Security grant of nearly $200,000 is paying for the emergency buttons that, when activated in the event of a threatening person, will send an alert directly to the 911 center.

12/06/2013

(Christine Rivero is led from the Collingdale courthouse by police officers.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco Mom Charged With Killing Infant Son; Heroin Found In Boy’s Body

“The child’s death wasn’t caused by drowning or suffocation. The child’s death was caused by acute heroin intoxication,” says DA Jack Whelan.

11/09/2012

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Jailtime For Grandma Who Lied; Vera Carroll Worked In Delco DA’s Office

Vera Carroll is headed to jail for at least two months for lying to a state grand jury to protect her grandson, who was being investigated for two robberies nearly two years ago.

08/16/2011