Two charged in infants’ deaths

Jamal Bailey (left) and William Gardner (right) were charged Thursday in the deaths of two infants under their care. Two county men have been charged in the deaths of infants under their care — one earlier this year and another exactly one year ago —  Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Jamal Bailey, 41 of Downingtown, has been charged with homicide for administering...

Two recovery counselors found dead of apparent OD

The nightstand of one of the two overdoese victims, including apparent baggies of heroin. Two recovery counselors at a West Brandywine addiction recovery group home were found unresponsive and ultimately died from an apparent overdose of heroin and fentanyl, Sunday. “If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example,” Chester County District...

Memorial Day roundup: Parades in Kennett & Marshallton, honoring fallen heroes in W. Brandywine

Although for many of us Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it remains a solemn reminder of all who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country. In and around Chester County, there will be various parades and remembrances to honor these heroes. Among the more somber remembrances will be tribute to local residents in gave their all in protecting...

Man kills woman, self at Brandywine YMCA

Jacinda Miller, the victim of Monday evening’s shooting at the Brandywine YMCA, as pictured on her Facebook page. WEST BRANDYWINE — Authorities are trying to determine why a man gunned down his estranged girl friend and then shot himself to death Monday night at the Brandywine YMCA. Jacinda Miller, authorities, a fitness instructor at the YMCA, was shot by Dennis Cassel as she arrived at...

Chester County shifts into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...

County residents bracing for another onslaught

Officials urging public to stay off roads – expected to be treacherous By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Like many Chester County residents, this robin is probably hoping the next round of bad weather doesn’t include ice. Photo by Dave Lichter The $899 price tag was no deterrent for customers determined not to endure another prolonged power outage, no matter what the...

Broken-nose assault results in ankle bracelet

West Brandywine mother gets probation for attacking husband’s paramour By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The West Brandywine mother of three had no criminal history on Sept. 26, 2012, when she lured a Honey Brook woman into her home and viciously assaulted her – an attack that left the victim with multiple bruises, abrasions and a broken nose. Most everyone, including a Chester...

Make sure someone is paying attention: vote

Rambo incident underscores lack of supervision of supervisors by voters; you can fix that By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times That it took his resignation, rather than his firing, should give all involved, especially voters in West Brandywine Township, some pause. In case you missed it, Rambo was the long-time township manager who was arrested last month and charged with stealing nearly $500 from...

Make sure someone is paying attention: vote

Rambo incident underscores lack of supervision of supervisors by voters; you can fix that By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The good news, I guess, is that Ron Rambo is finally out of a job. That it took his resignation, rather than his firing, should give all involved, especially voters in West Brandywine Township, some pause. In case you missed it, Rambo was the long-time township manager who...

Rambo charged with embezzling from W. Brandywine

Township manager charged with filing fake medical receipts, taking movie tickets By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times West Brandywine Township Manager Ronald Rambo charged with theft and forgery, Thursday, after allegedly filing falsified medical receipts and stealing eight movie tickets. WEST BRANDYWINE — Township Manager Ronald Rambo was charged Thursday with embezzling nearly $500 from the township...