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York State Fair Opens For 10-Day Run On Friday

The York State Fair opens today. The nation’s oldest fair will run thru August 1st at the York Fairgrounds.  For more details and tickets for any show go to the web site yorkstatefair.org. Friday, July 23, 2021 PeoplesBank Dollar Day $1 Admission per person for everyone all day! Ride the Strates Show Rides for $1…MORE

New Charges Filed Ahead Of Expected Plea In Lancaster County Murder Case

Lancaster County prosecutors Thursday filed new charges against the man accused of abducting and killing an 18-year old Amish woman last year. Lancaster Online reports that 35-year Justo Smoker of Paradise Township is charged with homicide, kidnapping and false imprisonment in the death of Linda Stoltzfoos. The new offenses include abuse of corpse, tampering with…MORE

PA In Line To Share In Opioid Settlement

Pennsylvania could get up to one billion dollars in payments as part of a historic agreement with opioid distributors and manufacturers and their role in the crisis. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the $26 billion dollar deal with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson, and Johnson & Johnson will resolve claims from both state and local…MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Thursday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, July 22, there were 561 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,218,418. There are 319 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 69 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is…MORE

Attorney: Suspected Killer In Lancaster Co. To Plead Guilty

The attorney for the man charged with abducting and killing Linda Stoltzfoos last year in Lancaster County says his client intends to plead guilty on Friday. Lancaster Online reports that 35-year Justo Smoker is charged with homicide, kidnapping and false imprisonment in Stoltzfoos’ death. He is being held at Lancaster County Prison without bail. The…MORE

Memorial Held In Farquhar Park

On the 52nd anniversary of the York Race Riots, a memorial was held last night to remember the two people who were shot and killed. Participants gathered at Farquhar Park to honor Lillie Belle Allen and Officer Henry Schaad.MORE

Biker Struck In York Co. Traffic Accident, Lebanon Co. Man Arrested

A Lebanon County man is charged with allegedly hitting a motorcyclist while under the influence along I-83 in York County. Police say 34-year old Joshua Winters of Palmyra was traveling southbound near the Locust Lane overpass in Manchester Township around 10:30pm last Thursday when he swerved, hitting the biker, and then left the scene. A…MORE

Weekend Road Projects Could Slow Travels

There could be a couple of delays in your weekend travels. Closures will begin Friday at 9pm on the ramps at the Exit 4/Shrewsbury Exit of Interstate 83. They’ll continue thru 5am Monday. Detours will be in place. Also Northbound I-83 will be down to a single lane this Saturday on the Wade Bridge between…MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Wednesday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, there were 525 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,217,857. There are 302 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 63 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is…MORE

Lancaster Co. MD Charged With Being ‘Pill Mill’

A Lancaster County doctor is being held in lieu of 1-million dollars bail after he is accused of being a ‘pill mill.’ The state Attorney General’s Office says 83-year old Dr. Robert Mathew of Millersville, is charged with 14-felony counts of writing unlawful prescriptions for addictive drugs for patients, as long as they paid 175-dollars…MORE

Homicide Charge Filed In Fatal Lancaster Co. Traffic Accident

Homicide by vehicle is the latest charge filed against a Lancaster County man. East Earl Township Police say 18-year old Phillip Sullivan the Second of Lititz was behind the wheel and under the influence when he struck a horse and cart along the 57-hundred block of Division Highway on July-5th. Officers say Sullivan then fled…MORE

York County Bank Robbed, Suspect Escapes

The man who robbed a York County bank is still at-large. Penn Township Police say the suspect entered the BB&T branch along the 13-hundred block of Baltimore Street just after 1pm Monday. Officers say he demanded money and then fled on foot with his loot. Police described him as a white male, possibly 6-feet tall,…MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Tuesday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, there were 569 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,217,332. There are 274 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 49 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is…MORE

PA School Bus Drivers Needed

There is growing concern that a shortage of school bus drivers could affect students trying to get to school as they reopen this summer. The Pennsylvania School Bus Association has a new recruitment website called YouBehindTheWheel.com. The goal is to link potential drivers with open positions with wages of 15 to 20-dollars an hour.MORE

PA Sets Gambling Revenue Record

Pennsylvania has broken the state’s record for gambling revenue by 17-percent in the last fiscal year totaling nearly 3.9-billion dollars. The pandemic crimped gamblers but now on-line casino gambling and sports betting is powering overall revenue along with in-person gambling at the state’s 14-casinos.MORE

York Halloween Parade Returns For 2021

The York Halloween Parade was canceled due to COVID last year but it will be back for 2021. Organizers say the 71st edition will be Sunday, October 24th and will follow the traditional route. Parade registration will open September 1st at the web site eventiveyork.com forwardslash York Halloween Parade.MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Monday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17 and 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, there were 996 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,216,763. There are 260 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 50 patients are in the intensive care unit…MORE

York Co. Traffic Accident Claims A Life

A single-vehicle accident last week in York County killed a Fairview Township man. The Coroner’s Office says 57-year old Michael Stoey died when his car crashed into some telephone poles along the 600-block of Potts Hill Road in Newberry Township on July 15th. An investigation continues.MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Friday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, July 16, there were 415 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,215,767. There are 247 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 50 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is…MORE

PA COVID-19 Update Tuesday AM

Pennsylvania is expected to receive $4.9 billion in federal COVID relief funds to help Pre-K to 12 schools to reopen and for students and teachers to safety return to the classroom. Governor Wolf says the funds will provide more assistance to school communities as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Meanwhile, in York City, officials…MORE

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