Man threatens to kill family, no weapons found

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and Chief John Viola of the Haverford Township Police Department announced that Frank Wang, 20, has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats after threatening to kill his family and “shoot up” the Haverford College campus. Wang, of the unit block of Elan Lane, in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, is currently incarcerated at the George…

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Bournelyf gets Xmas in July present

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Bournelyf Special Camp, a non-profit in West Chester whose mission is to serve individuals with special needs, was recently gifted a $6,000 donation from the Western Delaware Valley Lions Club.

With just a day to spare, Bournelyf Special Camp in West Chester was able to celebrate Christmas in July on the last day of the month. That was when Santa’s summer Christmas gift arrived in the form of a $6,000 donation to help support the West Chester non-profit’s mission of service to those with special needs. And in this moment of gift-giving, the role of…

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Heavy storm warning in effect

The National Weather Service announced a storm watch for today, July 31, that could result in 1-2 inches of rain with up to 3-4 inches possible in some locations. The rain could cause flooding. A flash flood watch is also in effect. The watch is in effect from 2 p.m. into this evening. A flash flood watch means that there is the potential for flash…

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Blogging Along the Brandywine: Be a hero in 5 minutes

When I was in high school, my sister and I would run home from the bus stop, throw our books down on the kitchen table and dash into the den to watch “Dark Shadows,” a soap opera about Barnabas Collins, a tormented vampire roaming the docks of 1795 Collinsport, Maine, looking for his next victim while seeking the face of his lost love Josette, and…

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Police Log July 31: DUI, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said James N. Robinson Sr., 29, of West Grove, was cited for DUI following a stop in Pennsbury Township at 2:59 p.m. on July 23. No other details were released. • An unidentified driver was cited for following too closely after rear-ending another vehicle on Route 1 at School House Road in East Marlborough Township at 4:58 p.m. on July…

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Symphony en plein air

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Kennett Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens

What should be done with a sound too big for a concert hall? The elegant answer is to perform at Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens. The Kennett Symphony will take the explosive keyboard of Thomas Nickell out of doors as part of the "Symphony Under the Stars" scheduled for August 17. Kennett Symphony Music Director Michael Hall decided on an American music theme. He…

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King tops in Milwaukee

Lumberjack competitions are the tops for Chadds Ford’s Martha King and she came out on top of a national competition this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisc. She took first place in the Stihl Timber Sports National Championship. King, 30, has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences, with minors in wildlife and fisheries science and forest science, but spends most of her time competing. She…

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Adopt-a-Pet July 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. George George is a 2-year-old with big yellow eyes that are soft and inviting. George is a friendly cat who has a classic look that is nothing short of endearing. He would make a loveable addition to almost any home. He is available to adopt through Sunday, Aug. 4.…

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Richard G. Lloyd Sr. of Chatham

Richard G. Lloyd Sr., 92, of Chatham, died Friday, July 26, at his residence. He was the husband of Patsy Mattson Lloyd, with who he shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Chatham, he was the son of the late Fred Lloyd and the late Anna Graham Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of the Chatham United…

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Florence J. Procopio of Kennett Square

Florence J. Procopio, 95, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, July 23, at her residence. She was the wife of Russell Procopio, who passed away in 1999, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Angelo Patitucci and the late Angelina Iouci Patitucci. Mrs. Procopio was a cashier at the Broad Street Diner for 30…

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