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More Details On Franklin County Fratricide

A 13-year old Franklin County boy will be tried as an adult for allegedly killing his 9-year old brother by shooting him in the head. State Police say the two boys were playing ‘cops and robbers’ at the family home in Waynesboro when the older one pulled out a loaded handgun that his father had stashed in a compartment in a couch. Troopers say the older boy became angry that his younger brother wasn’t listening to him so he put the gun to the child’s head and fired the weapon. The teen is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

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PA COVID-19 Update Friday

Governor Wolf has signed a new executive order that protects homeowners and renters from eviction or foreclosure until Aug. 31. The protection is contingent on those residents having not received assistance from a program administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) or are not already receiving relief through one of several federal foreclosure moratorium programs or judicial orders.

The state Department of Health Thursday confirmed an additional 719-positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 92,867. The number of deaths rose by 36-to 6,848.

Governor Wolf has announced that $10 million is now available for Pennsylvania businesses that have worked to maintain access to fresh, healthy food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the money is available to for-profit, nonprofit, or cooperative entities who fought to protect the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Governor Wolf and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn reminds residents to wear masks while enjoying the outdoors when they are not able to consistently maintain social distancing from individuals who are not members of their household. The Wolf Administration has also released updates to their frequently asked questions concerning summer recreation, camps and pools. The answers provide guidance on how to enjoy the warmer weather given the pandemic.

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York City Murder Suspect Still At-Large, Another Arrested

Two suspects are wanted for a deadly York City shooting from last month and one of them is in custody. Police say 19-year old Michael Quinones III was found shot dead in the backyard of a home along the 500-block of West Princess Street back on June-23rd. Now, officers say a juvenile has been arrested while the search continues for another suspect, 18-year old Roddrick Battle. Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call the York City Police Tip Line at ‪717-849-2204.

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Brother Arrested For Shooting Younger Brother In PA

A 13-year old Franklin County boy has been charged with killing his 9-year old brother. State Police say the teen grabbed a 9mm handgun in a home in Waynesboro Wednesday morning and shot his brother in the head. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Troopers have charged the 13-year old with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. No word yet on a motive.

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Pence & Biden In PA

Vice President Mike Pence will begin a bus tour in Pennsylvania in Lancaster County today. Officials say Pence will visit at a farm in the Manheim area before heading to Chester County before finally ending the tour at a police union in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to make a campaign stop today in Lackawanna County.

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PA COVID-19 Update Thursday

The state Department of Health Wednesday confirmed an additional 849-positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 92,148. Officials added 25-new deaths pushing that total since the pandemic started last winter to 6,812.

The number of tests administered since July 1 is 118,128 with 5,542 positive test results.

The number of new cases in Allegheny County increased by 230 cases overnight. Philadelphia County increased by 90 cases overnight.

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Child Porn Arrests In York/Lancaster

Two south central Pennsylvania men face charges of possessing hundreds of images of child porn. A cyber tip led West York Borough Police to arrest Jonathan Smith who was charged with 1,000 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Smith remains at the York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. Meanwhile, Lancaster County Regional police say 28-year old Jared Sims of Lititz turned himself in earlier this week after police issued a warrant for his arrest. Officers say Sims downloaded more than 200-images of child pornography. The suspect was charged with multiple crimes including four felony counts of sexual abuse of children. The case began with a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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PA COVID-19 Update Monday

The state Department of Health Sunday confirmed an additional 479-positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 89,854. Officials added 4-deaths pushing that total since the outbreak began last winter to 6,753.

Governor Wolf reminds residents that mask-wearing is mandatory when leaving home. Wolf says “This simple practice, combined with social distancing, handwashing, and staying home if sick, is paramount to stopping this virus from infecting more people.”

“Pennsylvania has been a model for the country on how to reopen effectively using a careful, measured approach. However, the virus has not gone away.” That from Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine as entire state is now in the green phase.

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Fumes From Monday Fire In York Co. Caused Neighborhood Warning

Monday’s Shelter-In-Place order for a West Manchester Township neighborhood came from smoke from a fire at a company that produces sanitizer. Fire officials say flames erupted just before 5am in a shed at ECA Water Systems along the 2100-block of Monroe Street. The property is leased from Brickers French Fries. Officials say the fire caused about $15,000 in damage including drums of bleach disinfectant used to make sanitizer. The fumes carried vapors that could potentially be harmful to nearby residents. The all clear was given just before 10am Monday.

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Fire Spreads From Trucks To Business In York Co.

Dozens of firefighters sweltered Monday afternoon in York County to battle flames that started in a tractor trailer but spread to another truck and then a business. Officials say no one was hurt in the 4:30p blaze at the Nearby Eggs factory along the 2800-block of Daron Road in Codorus Township. The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electrical malfunction in the refrigeration unit of a trailer packed with eggs. The local Red Cross provided fire units with some relief from the heat.

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Fireworks Blamed For Lancaster City Fire

A late night fire last weekend in Lancaster City has been blamed on fireworks. Officials say the blaze on Saturday night along the 200-block of New Dorwart Street caused damage to 5-homes totaling $100,000. Two City Firefighters were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.

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Crash Between York City Fire Engine/Motorcycle

State Police are investigating a traffic accident between a York City fire engine and a motorcycle. Officials say the engine was responding to a call when the crash happened at the intersection of East Market and North Broad Streets in York City just before midnight Sunday. The biker was taken to York Hospital but we do not know his condition. No firefighters were hurt.

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York Co. Fire Leads To Shelter-In-Place Warning

Harmful vapors from a fire have led emergency management officials in York County to issue a Shelter-In-Place Warning for a neighborhood. A Monday morning blaze at Brickers French Fries along the 2100-block of Monroe Street in West Manchester Township released vapors that officials say may cause adverse health conditions. They recommend residents within a half-mile radius of the affected area stay indoors with windows and doors closed and to turn off all ventilation systems until they get the all clear.

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Two Wounded In Lancaster City Shooting

Two people were shot in Lancaster City late Monday night, but police have not released any other details. Lancaster Online reports that one victim was found just after 9pm along the first block of Ruby Street. Then a short time later another victim was discovered nearby on Coral Street. We’ll keep you updated.

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Pence Coming To Lancaster County

Vice President Mike Pence will begin a bus tour of southeastern Pa. this Thursday in Lancaster County. A news release from his office says the trip will include a stop in Chester County before ending in Philadelphia. More details are expected later.

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Opioid Fight Continues In PA

Pennsylvania’s Opioid Command Center Monday released their strategic plan to battle that disease in the commonwealth. The five goal areas are prevention, rescue, treatment, recovery and sustainability. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says “Even amidst a national pandemic, the opioid crisis has continued, and in some ways become more of a challenge.” Dr. Rachel Levine says “We want those affected to know that help is available, treatment works, and recovery is possible.”

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PA COVID-19 Update Tuesday

“The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in southwest Pennsylvania have been traced to people not wearing masks in public places such as bars and restaurants.” That from Governor Tom Wolf Monday as he noted yet another study that shows that masks, while not perfect, are a simple and effective way to help protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus.

The state Department of Health has confirmed an additional 450-positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 90,304. One new death brings the total since the outbreak began last winter to 6,754.

Governor Wolf visited the child care center at PSECU headquarters in Harrisburg Monday to announce $53 million in additional financial support for child care providers that have suffered during the pandemic.

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PA COVID-19 Update Tuesday

“The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in southwest Pennsylvania have been traced to people not wearing masks in public places such as bars and restaurants.” That from Governor Tom Wolf Monday as he noted yet another study that shows that masks, while not perfect, are a simple and effective way to help protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus.

The state Department of Health has confirmed an additional 450-positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 90,304. One new death brings the total since the outbreak began last winter to 6,754.

Governor Wolf visited the child care center at PSECU headquarters in Harrisburg Monday to announce $53 million in additional financial support for child care providers that have suffered during the pandemic.

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Pence Coming To Lancaster County

Vice President Mike Pence will begin a bus tour of southeastern Pa. this Thursday in Lancaster County. A news release from his office says the trip will include a stop in Chester County before ending in Philadelphia. More details are expected later.

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Two Wounded In Lancaster City Shooting

Two people were shot in Lancaster City late Monday night, but police have not released any other details. Lancaster Online reports that one victim was found just after 9pm along the first block of Ruby Street. Then a short time later another victim was discovered nearby on Coral Street. We’ll keep you updated.

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