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Forget Penn and Pitt: Is this little-known school the best deal in Pa. higher-ed?

The Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program is, at heart, a quick-turn program that trains students to become licensed practical nurses.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

More lawsuits filed against nation’s oldest reform school

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 13 lawsuits have been filed recently against now-shuttered Glen Mills Schools.

By The Associated Press

Delco DA ends bid to keep man in prison who won clemency after 25 years

“The idea the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office would be pursuing it 28 years later as sort of a vendetta against a man whose sentence was commuted for a far more serious crime … just sends the wrong message.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY

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Delco Dems promise ‘sweeping change’ as GOP loses power in Philly suburbs

At their first meeting, the newly-elected members took small steps towards some of their campaign promises, which included increasing transparency, providing greater oversight of the privately-controlled county jail and ending the political patronage machine they say came with decades of single-party leadership.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Taking on the minority-commissioner role in Bucks and Chester counties

For the first time in recent memory, Democrats will be the governing majority in Bucks County.
By P. Kenneth Burns/WHYY

Delaware County DA agrees to release lifer after reviving old charges to keep him jailed

Gov. Tom Wolf commuted David Sheppard’s sentence on Dec. 4. Even before the order was signed, Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland signaled her intention to keep him locked up.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Ex-lifer back on track for release amid old shoplifting case

A Pennsylvania man who earned a reprieve from a life sentence only to be held on a long-ago shoplifting charge is back on track to be released.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

His life sentence commuted, prisoner now faces theft charges dating back to 1992

After 25 years in prison, David Sheppard received clemency for a second-degree murder charge. But he may have to go back to prison for allegedly stealing jeans in 1992.
By Katie Meyer

What led to the blue wave in the Philly suburbs? Demographics, strong candidates and Donald Trump

Democrats took control of Delaware County politics for the first time since the Civil War, winning all three open seats on the County Council as well as the race for district attorney.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Democrats sweep through suburban Philadelphia counties

"There's the Trump factor, there was the local factor."
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press