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Police departments across the county will target aggressive driving behavior like running red lights, speeding, and tailgating as part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:19:34 -0400 2014-08-28T16:19:34-04:00 2014-08-28T16:19:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove graduate competes in IRONMAN Lake Placid]]> It was something Mike Rogers has hoped to do since he was a kid and, finally, in the summer after he graduated from Avon Grove High School, he took the chance to become an Ironman.

"It was something I always wanted to do because my dad had been doing it for about eight or nine years now," Rogers said.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:33 -0400 2014-08-28T10:09:33-04:00 2014-08-28T10:09:40-04:00
<![CDATA[DOWNWIND: Unusual art exhibit at the Brandyine River Museum]]> The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a really big show with works by East Buffalo, New York, artist watercolorist Charles Burchfield, (1893 to 1967). His long career as an artist inspired a horde of people to attend the opening last weekend, including two buses, one from Buffalo, which is a long ways away.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:28 -0400 2014-08-28T10:03:28-04:00 2014-08-28T10:03:32-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden Air Show awes spectators]]> NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

The New Garden Flying Field presented its annual air and car show, this year called "Festival of Flight," to a somewhat reduced crowd. With low clouds hovering and reports of rain nearby, the chances were that many potential visitors postponed their outing for today, inasmuch as the forecast for Day 2 is sunny and warm.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:42 -0400 2014-08-27T09:10:42-04:00 2014-08-28T09:52:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Many gather to remember man killed in bicycle hit-and-run]]> POCOPSON >> More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night at a memorial service for a beloved bicyclist who was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash.

"He brought joy and fun into my life," said Evan Anderson at the service held at Northbrook Marketplace, where Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog, 24, worked.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:24:25 -0400 2014-08-27T23:24:25-04:00 2014-08-27T23:24:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Students return to Chester County schools]]> August still has a week to go, but the yellow buses are running and students are back to school in eight of the county's 12 public school districts. With many districts forced to push back graduation and the end of school to later than usual in June because of the excessive number of snow days, summer vacation was abbreviated on each end.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:58 -0400 2014-08-27T09:07:58-04:00 2014-08-27T09:08:08-04:00
<![CDATA[2 injured after crash at School House Road and Route 926]]> Chester County rescue crews were called to School House Road and Route 926 in East Marlborough for a accident with entrapment about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two people were taken to the hospital. This intersection was also the site of a fatal crash early Saturday morning during which a bicyclist was killed.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:05:08 -0400 2014-08-27T09:05:08-04:00 2014-08-27T09:05:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Store plans service to honor worker killed in accident]]> East Marlborough >> A memorial service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northbrook Marketplace to honor the memory of a 24-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning.

Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog, of Kennett, was riding his bicycle shortly after midnight Saturday on Route 926 near Schoolhouse Road when he was struck from behind by a passing vehicle, according to state police.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:48 -0400 2014-08-27T09:02:48-04:00 2014-08-27T09:03:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Veterans groups replace stolen cemetery markers]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Square American Legion and VFW have joined to replace 157 veterans markers that were stolen from local cemeteries in mid-July.

VFW Post Commander Mike Pralle said after he was informed that 157 brass markers/flag holders had been taken from Union Hill and St. Patrick cemeteries, he called the county veterans administration for help to buy new ones, but was told "no way" -- they had no money to help replace them.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:52:52 -0400 2014-08-26T13:52:52-04:00 2014-08-27T09:13:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge]]> WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest-- and arguably toughest -- field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men's Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:48:19 -0400 2014-08-26T13:48:19-04:00 2014-08-26T13:48:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Lawrence wants cigarette tax to go statewide]]> All the talk about hiking the cigarette tax in Philadelphia to help fund city schools has some state lawmakers wondering, what about the rest of the state?

State Rep. John Lawrence, R-13th of Franklin, in Chester County, wants to take the concept of the vice tax and also apply it to the 66 counties outside Philadelphia.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:46:51 -0400 2014-08-26T13:46:51-04:00 2014-08-26T13:46:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Doctor will talk about eyes]]> Age-related Macular Degeneration is a common eye disease that gradually impairs vision. With approximately 13 million people in the U.S. coping with Age-related Macular Degeneration, there are newer and more effective treatment options available today. Learn more about this disease and treatments as board-certified ophthalmologist, Bruce Saran, M.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:43:17 -0400 2014-08-26T13:43:17-04:00 2014-08-26T13:43:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Co-workers mourn friend killed in bicycling accident]]> East Marlborough >> State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took the life of a 24-year-old bicyclist early Saturday morning on Route 926 near Schoolhouse Road.

Police said Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog of Kennett was found about 10 yards off the roadway around 2:20 a.m. Saturday and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:23:56 -0400 2014-08-25T20:23:56-04:00 2014-08-26T13:54:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett man killed riding bicycle along Route 926]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A 24-year-old Kennett Township man was killed early Saturday morning while riding his bicycle on Route 926 in East Marlborough Township.

According to state police, Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog was bicycling eastbound along Route 926 near Schoolhouse Road at about midnight when he was struck from behind by a 2004 Silver Jeep Liberty SUV, also traveling east on Route 926.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:38:11 -0400 2014-08-25T13:38:11-04:00 2014-08-25T13:38:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge]]> WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest-- and arguably toughest -- field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men's Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:04:08 -0400 2014-08-25T10:04:08-04:00 2014-08-25T10:04:13-04:00