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Justin Trudeau - Nova Scotia - Sue Serio - Code Orange: Smoke from wildfire in Canada prompts air quality alerts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey - fox29.com - Canada - state Pennsylvania - state New Jersey - state Delaware - county Chester - county Halifax - Philadelphia, state New Jersey
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Code Orange: Smoke from wildfire in Canada prompts air quality alerts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA - Smoke from a wildfire more than 600 miles away is impacting the Delaware Valley, bringing hazy conditions to the area and prompting air quality alerts. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, more than 16,000 people have been forced to evacuate as a wildfire burns. Authorities say the fire has burned more than 25,000 acres of land and damaged about 200 homes. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the wildfires in a tweet, calling the situation "incredibly serious." Despite being hundreds of miles away, smoke from the burning wildfires is impacting the Delaware Valley. A wildfire burning in Nova Scotia has led to code orange air quality alerts in several New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties.In Chester County, the West Chester Fire Department is warning about hazy smoke and a burning odor in the air. Officials say there is no immediate threat to the area, but code orange air quality alerts have been issued for several counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sensitive groups like children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions should limit time outside due to the smoke particles in the air. The smoke from the fire will also cause hazy skies and a vibrant-colored sunrise and sunset, according to FOX 29's Sue Serio. FOX 29's Sue Serio has your Wednesday morning weather forecast.
Jeff Brown - Philadelphia Mayoral Race: Chester activists push back against controversial comments on trash hauling - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - state Delaware - county Chester - Philadelphia, county Chester
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Philadelphia Mayoral Race: Chester activists push back against controversial comments on trash hauling
CHESTER, Pa. - Residents and environmental activists gathered Friday at a Chester park to denounce the controversial words spoken by Philadelphia mayoral candidate Jeff Brown during Tuesday night's debate. When asked about tons of garbage being trucked to Chester from Philadelphia for processing at a trash-to-energy plant, Brown said his concerns are with the people of Philadelphia. "Chester is Chester I’m worried about Philadelphia and how their lives are what would come first is what would be best for Philadelphia," Brown said from behind a podium on Tuesday. That comment rattled the cage of Chester residents who say they are fed up with the quality of life in the beleaguered river town of 33,000 on the banks of the Delaware River.Chester residents speak out after a question and answer of where Philly's trash ends up during the mayoral debate raises eyebrows and continues to be a topic of sharp conversation."You are a pimp, and we will not be prostituted for pollution and that goes for all the candidates in Philadelphia," Zulene Mayfield said on Friday.The City of Chester is paid $5M yearly by Covanta to process 3,500 tons of waste every day. According to a Covanta spokesperson, a study shows that the plant does not pose a health risk of any kind o people living nearby and the plant operates below its federally regulated standards. Still, activists argue the plant is a source of asthma in children and has driven down property values. "Chester is not a dumping ground, no trash has to come here, it should not be here and it shouldn’t be in Philadelphia," Rep.
2 women arrested, charged with stealing $450K from employer, Chester County DA says - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - county Chester - city West Chester, state Pennsylvania
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2 women arrested, charged with stealing $450K from employer, Chester County DA says
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Two Chester County women have been arrested for stealing $450,000 from their employer, Chester County officials said.The announcement came Wednesday from the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, saying 22-year-old West Chester resident Mikayla Zeigler and 25-year-old Danielle King, of Chadds Ford, reportedly stole $450,000 from their employer, a doctor in West Chester, between October 2020 and August 2021.In addition, the two are charged with trying to sell items, valued at over $1 million, that belonged to the doctor.Officials outlined an extensive scheme by the women, stealing from the doctor and spending that money on themselves.According to officials, King and Zeigler convinced the victim to use an electronic banking system, which allowed them access to accounts of the victim and his businesses. They worked in positions where they had control over banking and access to checks, debit cards, credit cards and account numbers.MORE HEADLINES:The two women left their jobs suddenly August 25, 2021.The doctor took note of a large amount of money he thought was stolen from various bank and credit card accounts and alerted Chester County detectives in September of 2021.Authorities said detectives found the defendants stole $256,950.88 through 80 unauthorized payments from four of the victim’s bank accounts.The women then allegedly put the money into their bank accounts, Paypal accounts, Applecard accounts and car and student loan payments, between January and August 2021.The women are also accused of stealing $108,302.00 from January through August 2021, using credit cards.
Karen Hepp - Local cancer survivor raising funds to find less toxic cancer treatments after experiencing heart failure - fox29.com - county Chester
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Local cancer survivor raising funds to find less toxic cancer treatments after experiencing heart failure
Chester County teen Matthew Hauser survived cancer, but chemotherapy treatments have damaged his heart.  (Bill Hauser)PHILADELPHIA - A local teen who survived cancer is now raising funds to help other patients avoid devastating outcomes after treatment. Matthew Hauser of Chester County was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, when he was two years old. Chemotherapy treatments helped him beat cancer, but they also caused damage to his heart. Matthew had no problems keeping up with his family's active lifestyle until the summer of 2022, when he began to experience heart failure. Doctors put in a heart pump to help, but later said the teen would need a heart transplant. Despite his personal battles, Matthew is on a mission to help others. The teen is one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student Visionaries of the Year for the Greater Philadelphia area. He aims to raise $200,000 to create less toxic treatments for childhood cancer. Matthew and his dad joined Good Day Philadelphia to discuss his mission. He told FOX 29's Karen Hepp that his goal is to find therapies that will allow cancer patients "live a safer and more normal and controlled life" FOX 29's Karen Hepp speaks with Matthew Hauser, a local cancer survivor who is suffering from heart failure as a result of cancer treatment. The teen is now raising money to help find less toxic therapies to treat childhood cancer.Hauser's fundraiser ends on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Man Tasered, shot by police and charged after crashing stolen car into Chester County police cruiser - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - county Chester - city Downingtown
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Man Tasered, shot by police and charged after crashing stolen car into Chester County police cruiser
CALN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Chester County District Attorney's Office is investigating a shooting involving police in Caln Township. According to authorities, the incident began on Wednesday morning just before 2 a.m. when police received information about a stolen vehicle being found in the parking lot of a Wawa in Downingtown.  (Caln Township Police Department)Officials say the suspect, identified as 56-year-old Richard Luminello, of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, who stole the vehicle, stole another car from the Wawa parking lot and fled from officers attempting to stop him from entering a nearby neighborhood. Police say a Caln Township officer was at the intersection of Westerham and Shelburne Road to put up stop strips when Luminello crashed into the officer's marked police car head on at a high rate of speed. SKYFOX flew over Caln Township, where a suspect was shot by police after crashing a stolen car into a police cruiser.  The stolen car hit the police cruiser so hard that it sent the cruiser backwards about 40 years, according to the District Attorney's Office. Authorities say the officer, who was behind the cruiser, had to dive out of the way to avoid being hit by the impact. As the stolen vehicle eventually came to a stop after the crash, Luminello got out of the car and began walking away from responding officers, per police. Officers shouted commands to Luminello as they approached him, officials say.
Man hit with Taser, shot by police after crashing stolen car into police cruiser in Chester County: officials - fox29.com - county Chester
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Man hit with Taser, shot by police after crashing stolen car into police cruiser in Chester County: officials
SKYFOX flew over Caln Township, where a suspect was shot by police after crashing a stolen car into a police cruiser.  PHILADELPHIA - The Chester County District Attorney's Office is investigating a shooting involving police in Caln Township. According to authorities, the incident began on Wednesday morning just before 2 a.m. when police received information about a stolen vehicle being found in the parking lot of a Wawa in Downingtown Borough. Officials say the suspect, who stole the vehicle, stole another car from the Wawa parking lot and fled from officers attempting to stop him from entering a nearby neighborhood. Police say a Caln Township officer was at the intersection of Westerham and Shelburne Road to put up stop strips when the suspect crashed into the officer's marked police car head on at a high rate of speed. The stolen car hit the police cruiser so hard that it sent the cruiser backwards about 40 years, according to the District Attorney's Office. Authorities say the officer, who was behind the cruiser, had to dive out of the way to avoid being hit by the impact. As the stolen vehicle eventually came to a stop after the crash, the suspect got out of the car and began walking away from responding officers, per police. Officers shouted commands to the suspect as they approached him, officials say.
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