Man shoots neighbor to death after dispute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carter Clayton III WEST GOSHEN — A dispute between neighbors turned deadly when a man shot his next door neighbor on Box Elder Drive in the head twice, killing him immediately in the early morning hours, Tuesday. Carter Clayton III, 51, was charged with the killing of G. Brooks Jennings, after a dispute over headlights shining into Clayton’s home, just...

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...

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.    Send article as PDF   

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...

Second gun homicide in two days reported in Coatesville

COATESVILLE — A city man was found with what turned out to be fatal gun wounds in the area of Modena Alley and Willow Alley early Thursday morning. Police said that Damon Wylie, 50, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Paoli Hospital, where he later died.    Send article as PDF   

Authorities: Victim recorded Schuykill shotgun slaying

Warning: this story contains language not appropriate for minors — we only include it because of the specific nature of the story and the circumstances. Keith Smith By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times SCHUYLKILL — A man is charged with shooting his girlfriend to death as she recorded the grisly, shotgun slaying on her phone, before he turned the gun on himself, trying, but failing to commit suicide. First...

Man charged in murder of grandmother

Kevin Anthony Havelow Jr. A Lower Oxford man faces multiple charges in the murder of his grandmother, as well as the attempted sexual assault of his mother, early Tuesday. State Police said that Kevin Anthony Havelow Jr., 23, is charged in the stabbing death of 81-year-old Aleen Watters, early Tuesday. The Avondale Barracks of the State Police reported that they responded to a call at approximately...

Four charged in E. Bradford slaying

Four have been charged with Thursday night’s slaying of a 17-year old high school student in East Bradford. From top left clockwise, Darrell Woodward, Onray Winfield, Gerald Myers and Byron Stevens. Local law enforcement officials tell a chilling story of a West Chester-area high school student who was brutally killed over a small amount of marijuana and $30 and left to die from a gunshot...

Man charged in NorCo shotgun slaying

Zachary Ludwig NORTH COVENTRY — Authorities say a Spring City man, angered that his ex-girlfriend was seeing another man, illegally purchased a sawed-off shot gun and shot the man in the chest at close range. The victim later died from a chest wound at an area hospital. Zachary Ludwig, 22, of Spring City has been charged with the murder of Nicholas Mruczek of North Coventry. The shooting took...

Man charged in negligent death of father

Edward O’Brien III WEST WHITELAND — A township man was charged Wednesday in the negligent death of his 91-year old father in 2013. Edward O’Brien III was arrested by township police Wednesday and charged with murder in the third degree, theft and other offenses in the death of his father, Edward O’Brien Jr. in September of 2013. Authorities said that the younger O’Brien,...