After deadly crash, emergency adoptions needed for displaced animals

Emergency workers treat animals following a deadly night car accident at BVSPCA’s New Caste shelter. Because of the damage to the building, 98 animals are displaced and a call for adoptions — including at the West Chester location, was issued. NEW CASTLE, DE — A deadly car crash that took the life of a Delaware woman overnight did massive damage to a regional animal shelter, displacing nearly...

Happy Fourth of July!

From all of us at The Times — have a happy, fun and safe Fourth of July. Enjoy your holiday with friends and family — put down the tablet, smartphone or computer and enjoy the warm weather and fun. We’ll be back later in the week.


Road rage killing suspect surrenders to police Sunday morning David Desper WEST GOSHEN — The subject of a multi-state manhunt turned himself in early Sunday to face first degree murder charges in the case of a road rage shooting that took the life of a West Chester teenager, Thursday. David Desper, 28, of Trainor, surrendered to authorities at 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Chester County District Attorney...

Hunt for road rage gunman intensifies

A composite drawing of the man sought in the road rage shooting of a West Chester teen, Thursday evening. Authorities have one message for the man sought across the region for the brutal slaying of a teenage girl in an apparent road rage incident on Route 100 Thursday evening: turn yourself in, or authorities will find you. West Goshen police circulated a composite drawing of the man, thought to be...

Officials: Have fun, but stay safe for 4th weekend

While the Fourth of July means fireworks, fun, outdoor grilling and more, state and local officials are reminding everyone not to ignore safety in preparing for their celebrations — or travel – this long holiday weekend. Although long a staple of holiday weekend celebrations, fireworks can be deadly, state officials warn, and should only be used in legal manner by responsible adults.

Manhunt underway for road rage gunman

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST GOSHEN — A manhunt is now underway for the man who senselessly snuffed out a young life in an apparent case of road rage where Route 100 merges into US-202 during the Thursday evening rush hour — when an armed man shot and killed a young woman, township police said.

Dinniman secures funding for Boy Scout facility

Sen.Andy Dinniman (center) meets with members of Cub Scout Pack 637, Boy Scout Troops 619 and 23, and Venture Crew 610. Also pictured are Charles Rogers, Executive Director of the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America (far left) and Craig Sims, Field Director of the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America (far right). WEST CHESTER — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently secured...

King announces bid for 16th Congressional seat

Jess King LANCASTER — Jess King, the current Executive Director of ASSETS – a business training and lending nonprofit in Lancaster – is taking a leave of absence to run for US Congress in PA’s 16th district. She will begin her leave on September 1st. King argues that she has been fighting for working families and communities for her entire 20-year career in Lancaster & Pittsburgh....

E. Coventry youth dies in house fire

EAST COVENTRY – A township boy died in a house fire early Sunday, State Police said. The East Coventry and Ridge Fire Company responded to a report of a structure fire on Bulkwater Road at 5:34 a.m. Responders reported finding the structure fully involved with a report of one occupant — the child — still in the structure.

Dykes graduates from special FBI law enforcement academy

West Goshen Police Chief Joseph Gleason, Chester County Chief Detective Kevin Dykes, and District Attorney Tom Hogan. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that Kevin Dykes, Chief of the Chester County Detectives, recently returned to Chester County after attending and graduating from the illustrious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (the “FBI NA”). The FBI NA...