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(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan speaks with reporters about the Mercy Wellness Center shooting.  Photo by David Madden)

Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital Bloodbath

Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.

07/25/2014

(Photos provided by Delco DA)

Couple Charged In April Hit-Run That Injured Teen in Ridley Park

Police say McCrea was behind the wheel of the truck that struck 18-year-old Christopher Brooks on Chester Pike. Her boyfriend is charged with disposing of the truck that hit the bicyclist.

07/09/2014

(Radnor's police dog "Rover" in a newly acquired Land Rover.  Photo by David Madden)

Radnor Gets A First-Class Ride For Its Police Dogs

Rover is now riding in the back of a Land Rover — a $60,000, high-end vehicle — thanks to a local auto dealership.

05/14/2014

(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 DA’s Office Searches Chester Police Dept. Evidence Room

Sources suggest the investigation stems from discovery of a missing scope from a rifle, which somehow reappeared in the room.

04/23/2014

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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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DA: Philly Woman Swindled Elderly ‘Sweetheart’

A district attorney has charged a Philadelphia woman with swindling $44,000 from a man believed to be her sweetheart.

03/22/2014

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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

(Delco DA Jack Whelan, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco DA Wants Law Changed To Allow Cops To Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.

03/06/2014

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DUI Homicide Charges Filed in Sidewalk Death of Neumann U. Freshman

Jonathan Vanderhorst, 45, of Lansdowne, is now behind bars in connection with the January 12th crash on Baltimore Pike that killed 18-year-old Dante DeSimone.

02/24/2014

James Bryan. (credit: Delaware County District Attorney's Office)

Local Delco Politician Charged With Scamming His Employer For Millions

James Bryan resigned from the Collingdale Council last October amid word that he was the focus of an ongoing investigation.

01/29/2014

(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

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