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Robbery arrest>>On Nov. 25, 2014 at 10 p.m., police received the report that the victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street. Over $100 in cash and a cell phone were taken from the victims. On Dec.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:06:05 -0500 2015-02-24T13:06:05-05:00 2015-02-24T13:06:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

License plate >> Someone cut a license plate and registration sticker from a vehicle in the 2100 block of Baltimore Pike in East Nottingham Township on Feb.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:40:19 -0500 2015-02-24T10:40:19-05:00 2015-02-24T10:40:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Control your hips, control your swing!]]> My student is showing a lot of leg here at impact -- you can see his left leg from this down the line view. This golfer was suffering from a club path that headed way too far out to the right of the target line through impact, at times more than 10 degrees. That path caused big pushes to the right as well as big hooks to the left.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:16:25 -0500 2015-02-23T16:16:25-05:00 2015-02-23T16:16:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter]]> LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles.

But 35 years later, there's now an empty spot in the legendary locker room where defenseman Bob Suter once sat.

As the 19 surviving members of the team gathered in Lake Placid on the anniversary of their game against the Soviet Union, they were able to reflect on the life of their teammate and friend, who passed away from a heart attack in September 2014 at the age of 57.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:39:01 -0500 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team]]> LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

The hundreds of people who gathered in the small town of Lake Placid, New York, over the weekend sure did as they paid tribute to what Sports Illustrated named as the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century -- the Miralce on Ice.

"In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we certainly were the underdog," said Dave Christian of the 1980 U.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:38:21 -0500 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials creating a 'walkable paradise']]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a "walkable paradise," and there's a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough's streetscapes project this year.

That was the message County Commissioner Terrence Farrell delivered as keynote speaker Thursday night during the State of the Downtown address at Liberty Place in Kennett Square.

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:29:50 -0500 2015-02-20T14:29:50-05:00 2015-02-20T14:29:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett's WIN program inspires students to succeed]]> The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one's future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:26:50 -0500 2015-02-16T09:26:50-05:00 2015-02-16T10:40:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett students learn the hard facts about drugs and deaths]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> The last words Jackie Zwann heard from her son were "I love you mom."

RJ Zwann, a junior at Avon Grove High School, died at the age of 17 of a drug overdose six years ago. The night before he died, he told his mother he was going out with a friend. The next morning, Jackie found him sprawled out on the floor with a lamp and a chair next to him.

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:12:01 -0500 2015-02-13T13:12:01-05:00 2015-02-13T13:12:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square couple's new business helps people in their native Columbia]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Colombia has the fastest growing information technology industry in the world and has longest fiber optic network in Latin America. Columbia has an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America's fourth largest overall economy. Petroleum is Colombia's main export, and the country has experienced economic prosperity of late.

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:01:20 -0500 2015-02-13T12:01:20-05:00 2015-02-13T12:12:24-05:00
<![CDATA[REVIEW: AMC Dine-in theatre in Chadds Ford a great experience]]> Ever since it opened in 2014, I was hot to try the new Dine-in Movie Theater at AMC Painter's Crossing 9 at 202 and Route 1 in Chadds Ford. I had heard about Movie Tavern in Collegeville and other tri-state dine-in movie theaters, and I always thought the whole concept was cool. Who doesn't like dinner and a movie, and being able to do them both at the same time seemed like an idea whose time has come.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:32:01 -0500 2015-02-12T19:32:01-05:00 2015-02-19T12:03:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Former mushroom worker opens Mexican restaurant in Caln]]> CALN >> When German Herrera was asked how many hours he worked in a day, he responded 25. When he was told there were only 24 hours in a day, he said he borrows one hour from the previous day and applies it to the current day.

It's not true, of course, but Herrera learned early that putting in long hours and working hard would get him places.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:42:52 -0500 2015-02-12T19:42:52-05:00 2015-02-12T19:42:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Bayard Taylor library changes its name; prepares to move out of borough]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> What's in a name?

Plenty, according to the board of directors at Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, who announced Thursday the library will change its name to the Kennett Public Library.

"We want to look forward," said Donna Murray, library director. "It's pretty rare you see a memorial library anymore.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:40:32 -0500 2015-02-12T19:40:32-05:00 2015-02-12T19:40:32-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square police arrest 17-year-old on drug, gun charges]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Following a months-long investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile from Kennett Square was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of selling marijuana.

According to Ed Zunino, Kennett Square police chief, the investigation began in September of last year after residents of Center Street started reporting to police suspicious activity at the 500 block of Center Street, where the juvenile lived.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:55:54 -0500 2015-02-12T12:55:54-05:00 2015-02-12T19:34:30-05:00
<![CDATA[Granite Run Mall demolition expected to begin in fall]]> MIDDLETOWN >> Demolition of the distressed Granite Run Mall -- except for the Boscov's and Sears anchor stores -- could begin in the fall, according to attorney Joseph Riper, representing BET Investments.

The Horsham-based firm intends redeveloping the mall site as an upscale town center with residential, retail, restaurant and entertainment components.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:24:01 -0500 2015-02-12T13:24:01-05:00 2015-02-12T13:24:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford]]> Karle Adele Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Millersville University.

Born in Miami, Florida, she was the daughter of John Hall (Tatiana) of Florida and Jeannette Wilson Hall of Chadds Ford.

Karlie was a 2014 graduate of Unionville High School, where she enjoyed playing rugby.

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:56:39 -0500 2015-02-12T08:56:39-05:00 2015-02-12T08:56:39-05:00