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Man charged after dousing ex-girlfriend’s cat with gas, trying to light it on fire

COATESVILLE >> A city man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after he doused his ex-girlfriend’s cat with gasoline, attempted to light the cat on fire with a cigarette, and when that failed, he threw the cat against the side of a...

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    Tires valued at $12,000 stolen from Scott Honda

    West Goshen >> In the early-morning hours of June 27, police investigated the theft of tires and rims from four separate vehicles from Scott Honda overflow parking lot in the 300 block of Westtown Road. A witness reported that two black males in their mid-20s wearing all black, took tires and rims from vehicles. They fled in a silver Honda Accord sedan on Westtown Road toward Route 202. The stolen tires, rims and covers are valued at nearly $12,000.

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    West Chester leads Pennsylvania in population growth among boroughs

    WEST CHESTER >> While most small towns in Pennsylvania have been losing population in the past eight years, West Chester is gaining. In fact, West Chester has experienced the largest numeric gains of any borough in the state last year, according to the most recent data by the Census Bureau.

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    Chester County child welfare staff earns statewide awards for adoption efforts

    West Chester >> Chester County officials were recognized for efforts to place children eligible for adoption into permanent loving homes.

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    Police arrest man who threatened to kill pizza delivery driver in New Garden

    New Garden >> A man who called the manager of a pizza business in New Garden Township was arrested after he threatened to kill a pizza delivery driver and the manager of the store.

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    Traffic stop leads to high-speed pursuit in Westtown Township

    Westtown >> A traffic stop for an expired vehicle registration led to a high-speed chase through three municipalities Tuesday.

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    Upgrades put Kendal-Crosslands residents on path to savings

    Kennett Square >> Residents at Kendal~Crosslands Communities take pride in keeping their neighborhoods looking sharp and running efficiently. According to Seth Beaver, Director of Facilities at the 500-acre, senior-living community, residents have formed more than 100 committees, on each campus, to help with everything from gardening to saving energy. “Our residents are passionate about energy conservation,” said Beaver. “We have several committees that look...

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    Oxford Mainstreet earns national recognition

    Oxford >> Oxford Mainstreet, Inc (OMI) has been designated as an affiliate Main Street America™ program by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of nationally recognized Main Street America affiliate programs in recognition of their commitment to achieving meaningful improvements in downtowns and commercial districts across the country using the Main Street Approach.

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    Campaign to house 100 homeless Chester County vets a success

    West Chester >> The Master List Committee formed by a diverse team of individuals, organizations and governmental entities were instrumental in making a commitment to house 100 homeless Veterans within a 100 days. This is the fifth 100 day campaign in the past few years and each has been remarkably successful. This campaign concluded recently with a total of 103 Veterans housed.

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    LETTER: Poor choice of songs at Longwood Gardens for July 4th display

    Editor: Did you have a chance to see this years July 4th display at Longwood Gardens? Were you as disappointed as i was?

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    Dinniman recognizes 30th anniversary of Lighthouse Youth Center in Oxford

    Oxford >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, recently visited the Lighthouse Youth Center to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary.

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