W. Chester murder suspects in custody

Tyrell Jacobs (left) and Timothy Jacobs (right) were taken into custody Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The duo were wanted in connection to a murder in West Chester, April 10. Tyrell Jacobs and Timothy “TJ” Jacobs, brothers who were wanted for a homicide in the Star Social Club in West Chester on April 10, were captured last night in Philadelphia.    Send article...

Two sought in W. Chester murder

Tyrell Jacobs (left) and Timothy Jacobs (right) are being sought in the murder of a man in West Chester, Tuesday night. Two men are being sought in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a man at a social club in West Chester. On Thursday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn announced homicide charges against Tyrell Jacobs and Tim “TJ” Jacobs...

Suspect sought in fatal W. Chester shooting

WEST CHESTER — Authorities are seeking information about a fatal shooting that took place at a borough social club, Tuesday evening. Eric Brown, 26, suffered a fatal gunshot wound at the Star Social Club on East Market Street just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Brown was found on the scene by police with a chest wound and transported to Paoli Hospital where he later died. Although authorities do...

The Times’ Magazine: A sit down with Carolyn Comitta

Editor’s note: this is the first of what we hope will be a regular, magazine style feature on either a subject or personality of interest to Chester County. Like a true magazine feature, it is long-form and written from the author’s perspective. We welcome your comments, suggestions for future such pieces and input. State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156) By Emily Pisano, Special to The...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.    Send...

Home Sweet Home: Chesco Dems buy long-time office

CCDC Secretary David Rhoads, Executive Committee Member Jim Salvas, Vice Chair Lani Frank, Chair Brian J. McGinnis, Treasurer Lisa Longo. WEST CHESTER — For decades, the Chester County Democratic Committee longed to buy a permanent home — and now they don’t even have to pack up to get it done. The county committee announced Saturday that it had reached agreement to purchase its long-time...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

Verwey joins Gawthrop Greenwood as partner

Anthony T. Verwey WEST CHESTER — Gawthrop Greenwood, a full-service law firm with offices in West Chester and Wilmington, DE, announced that Anthony T. Verwey has joined the firm as a partner. Verwey will focus his practice in the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Department, where he will represent municipalities, appointed officials, school districts, developers and private clients as the firm...

Sheriffs, U.S. Marshalls apprehend ‘sucker punch’ suspect

Barry Baker WEST CHESTER — The former East Fallowfield man charged with sucker punching a man with cerebral palsy in front of a borough 7-11 has been taken into custody, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh announced Monday morning. According to authorities, the Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, working with...