Chester County, PA

Chester County DA Taking Over Investigation Into Ellen Greenberg’s Death

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office is taking over the investigation into the death of Philadelphia school teacher Ellen Greenberg. She was found dead in her Manayunk apartment back in 2011. Her death was ruled a homicide before being switched to suicide. Her parents have been fighting that ruling ever since. The Chester County D.A. is taking the case now because of conflicts of interest in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
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PA Home Health Aide, Man With Dementia Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

A man and woman were found shot dead in what authorities believe to be an apparent murder-suicide in Chester County. First responders found a 65-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds inside his home on the 1000 block of Kaolin Road in Kennett Square around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office and the Kennett Township Police Department.

Two People Found Dead in Kennett Square: Police Investigate

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — Two people were found dead in Kennett Square on August 6, 2022, in an apparent murder-suicide. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Kennett Township Police Department are investigating the incident, which occurred in the 1000 block of Kaolin Rd. Police and EMS from the Longwood Fire Co. responded to the scene and found an 87-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A handgun was recovered at the scene; no one else was inside the home.

Hundreds attend National Night Out events in West Grove, Avondale and Kennett Square

Photo by Richard L. Gaw Lynn Riden and Bill Wohl of the West Grove Fire Company, showcase a 1919 Hale Pumper fire engine at National Night Out festivities in West Grove on Aug. 2. Organized by the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department and the Kennett Township Police, similar events were also held in Avondale and at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square.

State senator introduces hospital reform legislation to address ‘destabilizing effect’ from recent closures

Got a question about life in Philly’s suburbs? Our suburban reporters want to hear from you! Ask us a question or send an idea for a story you think we should cover. A state senator who represents Chester County plans to introduce legislation to address the flurry of hospital closures and service shutdowns that have swept through the region in recent years.

Legislation Proposed On PA Hospital Acquisitions

HARRISBURG – Legislation is being proposed by some Chester County lawmakers to require approval from the Department of Health before a hospital or hospital system can be purchased in PA. A press conference was held at the former Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville which was one of two Chester County hospitals closed by Tower Health after a proposed sale was called off. The proposal would require the Department of Health to review applications, hold public hearings, and prepare impact statements on the effect of the buying and selling of health care services that the hospital or hospital system is providing. It would also require price transparency so that patients have full access to the costs of items and services provided. The Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals had provided quality community-based health care, emergency services, and behavioral health care along with good paying jobs. The two Chester County hospitals saw over 34,000 patients in their emergency rooms in 2020. The closures have also increased ambulance dispatch times, further lengthening 911 response times across the region. The legislation was introduced as House Bill 2704 in the PA House with a Senate version being drafted.

Cub Scout Pack 28 teams up with Kilby Cream for fundraising event

RISING SUN — Despite the heat, Rising Sun Cub Scout Pack 28 joined up with Kilby Cream Sunday for a fun bottle rocket and ice cream event. Once a year, Cub Scout Pack 28 — which is based out of Rising Sun and includes boys and their families from Cecil County and Chester County, Pa. — teams up with Kilby Cream to promote themselves and the Boy Scouts of America to the community. ...

One Night Only! Don’t Miss Alex Moreno’s Performance at Uptown

WEST CHESTER, PA — Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is taking audiences on a global musical journey this September during a one-night only concert with Alex Moreno. Venezuelean-born Moreno has established crossover appeal by performing in both English and Spanish and has garnered international awards for his music. He returns to Uptown with a mix of rhythms that take audiences through the sound landscapes of piano, guitar and Venezuelan Cuatro. Moreno will perform with his musicians on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM on the A. Roy Smith Mainstage at Uptown. Tickets to this exciting musician’s performance cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

New 835 area code may serve region as soon as September

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is reminding residents and businesses in eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania of the upcoming activation of a new 835 area code, which serves the same geographic region as the existing 610 and 484 area codes. Because the region is already served by two overlay area codes,...