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Violent Week In York City Continues With Another Shooting Incident

For the third day this week, there was a shooting in York City. Police say shots rang out along the 1200-block of East King Street just after 7:30p Wednesday. Officers say two men, one 21-years old and the other 19 were injured. We do not know the condition of the victims. Early Wednesday morning, 27-year…MORE

Fighting Fatal Fires In Lancaster Co. With Better Education

After 5-fatal fires in Lancaster County so far this year, the Fire Chiefs Association says they will focus on better education about how to survive a blaze. The group urges residents to call local fire departments if they have any questions about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers or anything fire-related. The association also wants to hold…MORE

VotesPA Update

More than 20,000 Pennsylvania voters have already used the commonwealth’s new online application to use a mail-in or absentee ballot for the April-28 Primary election. The Department of State launched the online application on February-11. The voter registration deadline for the primary is April-13. Get more details at the website: votespa.comMORE

Guilty Plea For Child Porn Possession From A Former PA State Senator

Former state Senator Mike Folmer has pleaded guilty to 3-counts of possessing child pornography. Folmer will be sentenced in May. The Lebanon County resident resigned last September shortly after a tip to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children led to his arrest. Police then searched his home and found illegal images on his…MORE

Repeat Child Porn Possession Offender In Lancaster Co. Gets Long Prison Sentence

A Lancaster County man has been convicted for a second time of possessing child pornography. The District Attorney’s Office says 50-year old Kevin Yorgey of Lititz brought an unapproved cell phone to a January-2019 meeting with his parole officer. Police found it contained more than 100-illegal images. A judge has sentenced Yorgey from 12.5-to-25 years…MORE

York Co. Stabbing Suspect Arrested

A York County man wanted for stabbing another man last month has been captured. Northern Regional Police say 45-year old Jamal Anderson is charged with multiple crimes including aggravated assault. The attack happened at the Super-8 Motel along Route-30 in Manchester Township back on January-31st. The victim is recovering. Anderson is being held in the…MORE

PA Prepares For COVID-19

Pennsylvania is taking a proactive approach to prepare and monitor potential cases of the virus COVID-19. Officials have activated the Department of Health’s Emergency Operations Center and they are keeping track of residents who have returned to the commonwealth from the disease’s epicenter in China. Pennsylvanians can stay updated through the web site: health.pa.gov as…MORE

Man Shot To Death In York City

There’s been no arrest yet following a shooting death in York c City early Wednesday morning. The Coroner’s Office says 27-year old Willie Hicks was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound just after 1:30a along the 400-block of West Market Street. An autopsy is set for Thursday in Allentown.MORE

Leads Sought In Lancaster City Shooting

A 20-year old man was shot in the hip Tuesday night in Lancaster City. That’s according to Lancasteronline.com. It happened just before 9:30p along the 700-block of Manor Street. Police say the victim is being treated at a local hospital and he is expected to recover. Residents who can add more details can call Crimestoppers…MORE

York City Killer Sentenced

Life in prison without the possibility of parole.  That’s the mandatory sentence delivered this week for a man convicted of a York City murder.  The District Attorney’s Office says 29-year old Willie Peterson III was found guilty in January of the first-degree murder of Edwin Pacheco-Ruiz back in May of 2017.  The victim was driving…MORE

PSU’s Franklin Gets New Deal

Penn State football coach James Franklin has signed a new 6-year contract. Officials say the deal runs through 2025 and is worth at least $38.2-million dollars. After 6-seasons with the Nittany Lions, the 48-year old Franklin’s record is 56-wins and 23-losses. The team rolled over Memphis 53-39 last December in the Cotton Bowl.MORE

Arrest Made In Lancaster Co. Stabbing

A New Holland man is wanted for aggravated assault after a weekend stabbing. East Lampeter Township Police say a 19-year old victim was cut multiple times along the 100-block of East Main Street in Leola early last Saturday morning. Officers identify the suspect as 25-year old Isaiah Rodriguez. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.MORE

Update: York-Area Child Indecent Assault Pleas

Two York-area men await sentencing on aggravated indecent assault of a child this spring. The District Attorney’s Office says 41-year old Eddie Poteet of Conewago Township has pleaded guilty to the offense. While 38-year old Shawn Martin of New Oxford entered a no contest plea to the charge, along with other related crimes.MORE

Fire Damages Lancaster Co. Restaurant

The Silver Spring Restaurant in West Hempfield Township was damaged by a late-night fire on Tuesday. Officials say flames started in the kitchen and spread into the ceiling. There were no injuries. No word on when the popular establishment along the 3600-block of Marietta Avenue might re-open.MORE

Lancaster Man Gets More Prison Time For Parole Violation

A Lancaster man who was out on parole is headed back to prison after he pulled out a gun during a domestic incident. The District Attorney’s Office says due to his previous conviction, Francis Cruz-Rivera was not allowed to have a firearm. After violating his parole, a judge has ordered Cruz-Rivera to serve from 4.5-to-10…MORE

Teens Charged After Shots Fired In York City

Multiple shots were fired between groups of juveniles in York City on Monday afternoon, now two juveniles have been arrested. Police say shots were fired near Cleveland Avenue and West Maple Street just before 5pm. A short time later, two juveniles, aged 17-and-14 were charged with firearms offenses and recklessly endangering another person. The younger…MORE

5-Fire Deaths Lancaster Co. Lead Fire Chiefs To Plan New Education Effort

With five fire-related deaths in Lancaster County since the new year began, the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association admit they must do a better job at educating residents on how to survive a blaze. The group’s Duane Hagelgans says “We teach people to stop drop and roll, we teach people to have an escape plan,…MORE

More Details Released On Route-30 Wrong Way Driver

We know more about that wrong way driver in Lancaster County earlier this month who caused a 12-vehicle crash along a section of Route-30. Manheim Township Police says the driver 67-year old James Knier was suffering from an existing medical condition on February-4th which led him to go at least a mile in the wrong…MORE

PA’s ‘Ready To Vote 2020’ Launched

Pennsylvania has launched their ‘Ready To Vote 2020’ initiative. Every county now has a dedicated web page including photos and videos explaining the specific voting system available to voters. The Pennsylvania Department of State launched the pages which contain a step-by-step process of how to use the voter-verifiable paper ballot voting systems. Officials say the…MORE

Ruling Issued In Fatal Fire In Lancaster Co.

Last week’s fatal fire in Elizabethtown has been ruled accidental. That from a State Police Fire Marshal following the February-17th blaze in an apartment along the 200-block of East High Street. The Coroner’s Office says 26-year old Kelsey Shields and two of her dogs died in the flames.MORE

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