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...

County now shifting into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst Thursday sunshine, reminders of the ferocity of Wednesday’s storm could be seen across Chester County. The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their...

Area residents bracing for yet another onslaught

Officials urging people to stay off roads, expected to be treacherous By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Like many Chester County residents, this robin is likely hoping the next round of nasty 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 cost....