Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Traffic will be detoured over Route 29 during the work, according to PennDOT.
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will remove a deteriorated tree along Charlestown Road between Broadwater Lane and Coldstream Road in Charlestown Township on Saturday (May 25) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the operation, Charlestown Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 29 (State Road) and Pothouse Road. Local access will be maintained up the work zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the areas. The operation is dependent on the weather. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Charlestown bridge will be demolished and rebuilt as the Pennsylvania Turnpike is widened to six lanes.
A portion of Valley Hill Road in Charlestown Township will close Monday as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission prepares to demolish and rebuild the bridge spanning the I-76. The work will be done by West Chester-based contractor Road-Con Inc., and is expected to take until November, according to the PTC: The bridge will be closed to accomodate a project to widen and improve the turnpike:
Monday, December 10, 2012
A dryer caused a residential fire in Charlestown Friday, and a car crashed on Goshen Road Sunday.
The weekend past was a busy one for local fire company and police personnel. On Friday afternoon, a townhouse fire brought four fire departments to Charlestown Township. According to East Whiteland Fire Company's website, a clothes dryer in the laundry room appeared to be the source of the fire: On Sunday, a sedan slid into a utility pole on Goshen Road in Willistown Township. The driver was not injured in the crash, according to Malvern Fire Company:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Several shots were fired during a standoff early Tuesday morning, according to state police.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
After Felix Vazquez was pulled over for speeding in Charlestown Township, state police found a kilo of cocaine hidden in his vehicle.
A 40-year-old Reading man pleaded guilty to cocaine possession with intent to distribute, after a March 19 traffic stop in Charlestown revealed a stash of cocaine in his vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, Vazquez was told he was free to go after being issued a warning for speeding and window tint, but he kept answering questions and agreed to a search of his Lincoln Navigator. Below is the full press release from the Chester County District Attorney's office: Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the conviction of Felix Vazquez for drug dealing. The defendant pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute over a kilogram of cocaine. The defendant was sentenced to 9-20 years in state prison. The defendant …
Monday, June 25, 2012
One will be appointed Tuesday night to finish the term vacated by Bruce Chambers.
Six people have applied to fill the open seat on the Great Valley School District Board of Directors. At a special board meeting Tuesday night, the eight board members will spend 15 minutes interviewing each of the applicants, before voting to appoint one of them to the board. Bruce Chambers resigned from the school board at the June 11 meeting, and the new director will finish out his term, which expires in December 2013. The seat represents Region 1, including Charlestown and parts of East Whiteland. Interview Time Candidate 7:30 p.m. Bart Corsaro 803 Cottonwood Drive Malvern, PA 7:45 p.m. Patricia Gillespie 14 Golf View Lane Malvern, PA 8:00 p.m. John C. Martin, Jr. 4101 Howell Road Malvern, PA 8:15 p.m. Richard McSweeney 27 Craig Lane …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
State Police have not released the name of the deceased driver, pending next-of-kin notification.
Update 5/24/12 5pm: According to Pennsylvania State Police, the driver of the SUV was a 57-year-old white male from Phoenixville. He was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer that collided with a PennDOT Ford F-350. The name of the deceased SUV driver has still not been released, pending family notification. Original story continues below. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 29 just north of the turnpike in Charlestown Township around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The driver of a black Ford Explorer was killed in the crash. Police are withholding the identity of the deceased, pending next-of-kin notification. The other vehicle involved in the crash was a PennDOT "crew cab," a heavy-duty pickup truck. …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Two men were arrested in Charlestown Township Monday after police found more than three pounds of cocaine in their vehicle.
Two men remain in prison on half a million dollars cash bail following a traffic stop on the turnpike in Charlestown Township. Ezequiel Santiago Jr., 36, of Reading, and Felix Vazquez, 40, of West Reading, were arrested after state troopers allegedly found more than three pounds of cocaine in a secret compartment in the SUV Vazquez was driving. Both men face felony charges of possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy possession with intent to deliver along with misdemeanor charges of drug possession and paraphernalia possession. On Monday, March 19, at approximately 11:42 a.m., Trooper Justin Hope was on routine patrol in Charlestown Township when a blue Lincoln Navigator was spotted in the left lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The 19,000-square-foot "Happy House in Pennsylvania," was chosen as the WSJ's "House of the Day."
An 18-acre estate for sale in Charlestown Township was featured as the Wall Street Journal's "House of the Day" Wednesday. Tutto Sorrisi, Italian for "All Smiles," is 19,000 square feet of luxury that was constructed in 1990 and tripled in size a decade later. According to the captions accompanying the 18-photo slide show, the home boasts a wine cellar, two-story media room and second house on the property. The Wall Street Journal spoke with the current owners, Thomas and Cynthia McClure: 'Until the market corrects itself, I am what you call asset rich and cash poor,' said Mr. McClure of the reason he's decided to put the home up for sale. The home is listed through Long and Foster. According to the real estate company's website: Interior …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Investigators have not released the man's name.
Update: According to 6ABC.com, the man found in a burned out car near Chester Valley Grange in the 3200 block of Phoenixville Pike likely committed suicide. "Police say items found at the scene lead them to believe the man inside took his own life," the news station reports. The man has not been identified by authorities. Previous Story: Emergency crews responded to a car fire with a fatality on the 3200 block of Phoenixville Pike Wednesday evening. According to preliminary reports, Pennsylvania State Police, firefighters, a hazardous material response team and the coroner are on the scene near the Chester Valley Grange, where the car was found. For more details and photos, visit NBC10 and 6ABC.