Chester County

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Tony Romeo
July 01, 2020 - 10:44 am
Pennsylvania state senators gave initial approval to legislation that would allow Philadelphia, Bensalem Township and certain larger cities to opt out of the law allowing individuals to set off fireworks. Read more here.
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Construction for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline.
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Jim Melwert
June 26, 2020 - 1:42 pm
A magisterial district judge has tossed charges against the head of security for the company building the Mariner East pipelines. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
June 19, 2020 - 1:13 pm
Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester, will move into Gov. Tom Wolf’s “green” phase on June 26. Philadelphia will too, but with a more cautious approach guided by city officials. Read the latest here.
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Businesses reopen
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Jim Melwert
June 18, 2020 - 4:06 pm
Although they have not received official word from the state, officials in Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties expect Gov. Tom Wolf to announce both counties will move to the “green” phase next week. Read the latest here.
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youth baseball
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Jim Melwert
June 12, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Get ready for the ping of the bat and pop of the glove as some suburban youth baseball leagues get the OK to start practicing. Read more here.
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Voting pins
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Jim Melwert
June 01, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Montgomery County is adding more drop-off boxes to collect mail-in ballots. The move comes as Pennsylvania counties struggle to deal with hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballot requests amid the pandemic. Read more here.
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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
May 14, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Amid the state's coronavirus response, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is reminding parents who may be concerned about taking their children to the doctor that it's important for them to continue to schedule visits, as these appointments are necessary because of the vaccines...
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Closed business
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Jim Melwert
May 14, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Three Republican state lawmakers from Chester County are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to move the county from “red” to “yellow,” based on his phased-in reopening plan, to ease what they feel are unnecessary constraints on businesses. Read more here.
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Chester County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
May 08, 2020 - 4:09 pm
A teacher at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown is charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a student while the school was closed for the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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A health worker wearing a protective medical equipment extracts a blood sample from a patient's finger to make an antibody test.
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Jim Melwert
May 08, 2020 - 2:45 pm
Chester County has the green light from the state to start antibody testing of frontline workers, including first responders and healthcare personnel. Read more here.
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