Archive for July 13th, 2015

Senate passes DNA bill aimed to cut crime

A bill strengthening and modernizing Pennsylvania’s use of DNA technology to fight violent crime was approved on Monday, July 13, by the state Senate. “Pennsylvania’s DNA database was created more than two decades ago and since that time, tremendous progress has been made with DNA science,” Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, said in a press release. “It’s time for ...

 
 

Feds: Infirm targeted in lottery scam

In announcing an indictment against six people, federal officials said a Jamaican lottery scam targeted the vulnerable: mostly elderly victims with diminished mental capacity. Between January 2012 and March 2015, Maurice Simmonds, 34, Devon A. Grant, 55, Majid Morris, 34, Ashley Hicks-Williams, 29, Melissa Duncan, 29, and Warren Chevannes, 37, allegedly conspired to ...

 

UHS grad propels rowing prowess to next level

If success is measured by having both oars in the water, a 2015 Unionville High graduate certainly defies conventional wisdom. Justin Best has excelled as both a sculler and a “sweep rower,” which means that he controls only one oar. The proficiency of the 6-foot-4, 175-pound athlete in sweep rowing recently landed him a spot at the 2015 World Junior Rowing ...

 

Pedro Lopez Rojas of Landenberg

Pedro Lopez Rojas, 80, of Landenberg, died at his residence on Friday, July 10. He was the husband of June Milam. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Vincente Lopez and Luisa Rojas. Pedro was a truck driver at Gourmet Delight for 35 years, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed dancing, being with people, especially his family and friends. In addition to ...

 

Public invited to free, jazzy reunion at WCU

“If you don’t have improvisation, you don’t have jazz,” says Jim Sullivan ’65. “Jazz is a living organism.” Sullivan should know: The former professor and head of the West Chester University School of Music is among the many WCU graduates who return to campus each summer to play jazz and big band music in harmony – after only a day and a half of practice together. ...