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Morning Regional Briefing: Hope for addiction; sex traffickers go to trial

Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.
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We have a pretty nice start to what could be a pretty nice day. Expect a mostly sunny day with the high about 83 degrees and plenty of sun.
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Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign

PHOENIXVILLE >> Worried by rumors that the state Legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts. Keep reading



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Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms

POCOPSON >> Chester County firefighters were kept busy battling three fires after a late afternoon storm passed through the area Monday. The first call was for a home on McCormick Way in New London, which was reported struck by lightning at about 4:20 p.m. Crews radioed a working fire with smoke from the attic, and requested additional tankers. Keep reading



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Downingtown West students discourage parents from hosting underage parties

DOWNINGTOWN >> Instead of asking parents to buy them alcohol during the prom and graduation seasons, Downingtown students actually told parents not to do that.
Downingtown West High School students recently posted stickers on beer cases at Exton Beverage and Joe Burns in Downingtown, to remind parents of the logo on the stickers that “parents who host, lose the most. Keep reading



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Westrum plans to build luxury apartments for millennials in West Chester area

WEST GOSHEN >> Westrum Development Company plans to build 189 luxury apartments at the site of the Agway hardware store at 956 S. Matlack St.
The site is zoned I-2, or light industrial. Supervisors would have to vote to change the zoning for the property near Route 202 to residential for the project to proceed. Keep reading



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Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days; teen held

CONCORD >> A local Wawa was held up at gunpoint twice over the weekend, and a teenager is now in custody in connection with the pair of heists.
The first time the suspect walked away empty-handed, but the second time he managed to flee with some cash.
A teen turned himself in at state police barracks in Media Monday afternoon. Keep reading



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Kennett Township, East Goshen lauded for improving transportation

EAST WHITELAND >> Kennett Township and East Goshen Township were among recipients of awards for work that officials in the townships did to improve transportation and transportation services, and to include Transportation Demand Management strategies in their communities.
The awards presented last week by The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) also went to the Delaware Valley Regional Commission and Donna Siter of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Keep reading



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Organization to host program on health care

WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls will be hosting a panel on the changing landscape in health care and its impact on women's health.
This public event will be held at CCFWG at 1025 Andrew Drive Suite 200 West Chester on June 21 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. and will feature a light breakfast. Keep reading



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Trial date set in sex trafficking case

philadelphia >> The federal sex trafficking trial of two men, one from a prominent Main Line family, accused of engineering a sexual triangle involving a teenage girl, has been scheduled for later this summer.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter formally set Sept. 14 as the date for the beginning of jury selection in the cases against Lawrence “Larry” Jamieson of Willistown and John Brown of Norristown. Keep reading



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Chester County Historical Society to receive $80,000 in state funding

WEST CHESTER >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, announced that the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will receive $80,000 in state funding for facility and roofing repairs.
“Chester County is home to a rich history dating back to the days of William Penn, and that history has been meticulously documented and preserved thanks to the efforts of so many patrons, supporters, staff members, historians and volunteers at the Chester County Historical Society,” Dinniman said. Keep reading



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