A jury has found Seth McCarty of Henderson not-guilty of rape and attempted murder. The surprise verdict came at the conclusion of a three-day trial at the Chester County Criminal Justice Center Thursday evening. McCarty, however, was found guilty of aggravated criminal trespassing. Sentencing was scheduled for later this month.
Firefighters douse the final flames July 2 that destroyed this home the night before. According to the Chester County Fire Department, the family of Tim Kelley was awakened by their smoke detector and fled the house at 170 Harrison Lane. The call came in to the fire department at 11:55 p.m. July 1, and units from Deanburg Station responded, as well as Station One later the next morning when the fire rekindled. One firefighter was treated on the scene for heat exhaustion.
Firework stands and tents are popping up everywhere for great Fourth of July fun. You don’t have to look hard to find the huge red and white tents with the carnival-quality air surrounding them just near the edge of Henderson.
Working 30, 40 feet off the ground, within inches of live electrical wires is enough stress for anyone to endure in their profession. You must be “on your toes” at all times aware that danger lurks just one misstep away.
It is not an easy task to think of heroes coming in smaller packages but there are some in this town. A hero is simply an everyday person that goes above and beyond what is expected of them and sadly enough during times of strife and stress we don’t always recognize their efforts in our neighborhood.
The parents of Jack Helvering gave a Chester County man all the motivation he needed to become a hero. Helvering’s parents taught cardio-pulmonary rescucitation (CPR) for many years as a community service, and Jack followed in their foot steps as a county fireman.
We were planning an office party last week at the Independent, and I needed something to bring. Being the cooking columnist, I wanted to make something that would impress my coworkers, so I started sorting through recipes to find something appropriate.
By: Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, Washington State University
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:15 pm
Today’s snack food aisle in the grocery store contains a lot more products than when I was a kid. Back then, we mainly had potato chips and saltines, but not much more. Now there’s a multitude of choices designed to help you satisfy your cravings for something crunchy.
On July 4, 1776, the leaders of our country signed the Declaration of Independence and we became a free and independent nation. Gaining her independence from Great Britain, the 13 colonies had cause for celebration. Today, we continue to honor this freedom that was won at a great cost of many lives.
Words that sound the same can have very different meanings! Take ‘bare’ and ‘bear’ for instance – when things get difficult to endure, do we ‘bear it’ or ‘bare it’? Even ‘bear’ itself has multiple definitions! Yep – the inadvertent misuse of some words can be quite humorous!!!