New Congressional maps are a karma bomb for GOP

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Republicans across the state of Pennsylvania are howling mad and running to the courts seeking assistance. Karma is a bitch, right? It seems like they may have to compete on a fair Congressional map — not the 2011 map that was among the most Gerrymandered maps in the entire country — and they don’t like it one bit.

Coatesville man shot to death in city’s West Side

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Gun violence took the life of a city man, after gunfire erupted late Tuesday on the the city’s West Side. Police said that 22-year-old Cornell Thompson was found lying on the ground in the area of Plum and Concord streets, suffering from gunshot wounds, after police responded a report of gunfire near the 300 block of Charles Street.

It is time to try to dial back the anger

We’re deeply thankful that Costello, Meehan and Smucker are OK after DC shooting By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) should have been at his usual perch, at shortstop, next to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Wednesday morning, when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican congressman and staffers Wednesday morning — but he missed his ride by a couple of minutes. The congressmen...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.

Caln police investigating shooting incident

CALN — Township police are investigating an incident from Saturday night when shots were allegedly fired from a home on Avebury Stone Circle. No one was injured, police said, but it appeared that shots had penetrated the home’s windows and siding, during the incident which took place at approximately 9:40 p.m. Police said that an unsupervised party was going on at the time, involving high...

Gun homicide takes fourth city victim in a week

COATESVILLE — A South Carolina man was gunned down on Belmont Street Monday night, just after 6:30 p.m. and later died of his wounds — the fourth person to die from gunshot wounds in the city in the last week. Kevin Paul Jalbert, 36, was found by police in the middle of the 600 block of Belmont Street, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to Paoli Hospital where he later...

Coatesville police seek man wanted in shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for a man they say shot and gravely wounded another man Saturday evening on West Harmony Street. Police responded to the 300 block of West Harmony Street, at the report of a shooting. There they found the victim, a man in his 30s, suffering from a “life threatening” gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Paoli Hospital.

Coatesville murder victim IDd

COATESVILLE — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the city last week, a man found shot to death in the behind a Diamond Alley home. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said that victim was Alex Hartzell, 24, from Pottstown. Hartzell died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Teen shot in Coatesville

COATESVILLE — Police are investigating another shooting in vicinity of East Diamond Street, a city teen was struck in the leg in the early morning hours, Sunday, just two days after a man was found shot to death in the neighborhood. Police said witnesses told them that the 17-year-old was being assaulted by a “large group” of juveniles in the area of North 7th Street and East Diamond...

Coatesville police seek clues in fatal shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are asking the public for help after a man was found shot to death Friday morning in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Diamond Street. Police had few details on the incident — beyond describing the victim as a white male who was discovered dead from multiple gun shot wounds. Police had been called to the scene on a report of shots fired.