Archive for December 18th, 2015

Ex-cop faces theft, evidence-tampering charges

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced in a press release that a former 17-year veteran of the Upper Darby Township Police Department is facing multiple theft charges for stealing property including money and narcotics and tampering with evidence from the Upper Darby Township Police Department evidence room. Brad A. Ross, 41, of the 600 block of ...

 
 

Stress-busting Melody to add calming note

Melody, or Mellie, is newest member of K-9 force

Sometimes that doggone stress requires more than human comfort, especially in a court-related situation. For that reason, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh is welcoming a new four-legged deputy, Melody, to her office’s K-9 unit. The Labrador-Golden Retriever joins a team that includes seven German Shepherds, all of whom are trained in tracking, with ...

 

Police seeking help to find missing man, 86

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to locate a missing elderly male from East Goshen Township. Porter May, 86, left his residence on Friday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in a red 2002 Ford Crown Victoria for a doctor’s appointment in West Goshen Township and never arrived, a police press release said. The registration on ...

 

Roadwork for week of Dec. 19

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 19 through Dec. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 842 in Pocopson, Newlin, and East Marlborough townships will continue to require ...

 

Sally Ann M. Kelly of North Cape May

Sally Ann is survived by her sisters Eileen Huber, and Susan M. Kelly, her nephew Christopher, and her longtime companion Mary Wensel. Her feline family included Maddie and Lilly.

Sally Ann M. Kelly, age 71, of North Cape May, NJ, formerly of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on December 15, 2015. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul G. and Sarah M. Kelly (nee Jaworski). Sally Ann was a 1962 graduate of Villa Maria Academy, Malvern, PA, and was one of the first women to graduate from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA in ...

 

Weekend lane, ramp closures for Route 202

Drivers on Route 202 in Chester County will face lane and ramp closures this weekend for construction to shift two lanes of northbound traffic onto the newly widened and rebuilt northbound side of the highway between the Routes 30 and 401 interchanges, PennDOT said in a press release. The upcoming traffic pattern change marks the start of the final, major ...

 

Kennett Square urges ‘meet me by the tree’

Historic Kennett Square is inviting visitors to "meet me by the tree" in a holiday pocket park in the borough's downtown area.

Historic Kennett Square invites visitors to “meet me by the tree,” a reference to a holiday pocket park created in the borough’s downtown. The pocket park, located behind the borough’s Christmas tree on State Street, has turned a once-empty alley into an outdoor living room through the holiday season, said a Historic Kennett Square press release. “It’s really ...

 

Gun sales, new shooters, carry requests increase

Following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, gun sales at Targetmaster went up 50 percent, according to manager Bob Bonnett. Now, he said, after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, sales at his shop on Route 202 in Concord Township are spiking again. He said the actual figure is hard to gauge, but he estimates gun sales and range use are up 25 to 30 percent. ...