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Two Wounded In York City Shooting

A shooting in York City Wednesday evening left two people wounded. Police say gunfire rang out along the 20-block of East Boundary Avenue just before 6:30pm. Officers say they found a male victim at the scene while a female victim war taken to a hospital by private vehicle. We have no word on their condition. Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call the Anonymous Tip Line at 717-849-2204.

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At Least One Dead In I-83 Traffic Accident In York County

A traffic accident on I-83NB in York County last night claimed at least one life. PennDOT officials say the victim was ejected after a vehicle rolled-over between Exit 24: Pa. 238 – Emigsville and Exit 28: Pa. 297 – Zions View/Strinestown. No other details were released.

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Man Wounded At West York Bar, Suspect Sought

A man was shot at a West York bar last weekend. Police say it happened early Saturday morning at “The Other Place” bar. The victim was taken to York Hospital but we don’t know their condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the West York Police at (717) 854-1975

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Fatal Crash Kills Motorcyclist In Columbia

A 34-year-old motorcyclist died in a Sunday evening traffic accident in Columbia. Police say the victim was passing two cars on Malleable Road at around 7:30p but the biker was hit when the second car turned left onto Pheasant Drive. No word yet on his identity. Witnesses are asked to call Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735.

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Fed Aid Coming For PA After Damage Caused By Remnants Of Ida

Federal disaster aid is headed to Pennsylvania after President Biden approved Governor Wolf’s request following heavy rainfall, severe flash flooding, and tornadoes from Tropical Depression Ida earlier this month. The governor’s request included a major disaster declaration for Individual Assistance for 6-counties including York and for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to be made available to all 67 counties of the commonwealth.

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Two York County Police Departments To Merge

After months of talks, the Northeastern Regional Police and York Area Regional Police Departments announced over the weekend that they are beginning their process of merging into one force. The merger will officially take place on January 1, 2022 and the new agency will be called the York County Regional Police Department. Officials say the two stations will stay open, with 60 officers and six civilian workers. The goal of the move is to help with budgeting and recruiting along with sharing resources.

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Ida Soaks PA

Thursday started with about 6500-residents without power in York County and about half that number in Lancaster County as the region begins to recover from heavy rain and high winds from what was left of Tropical Depression Ida. Governor Wolf signed a proclamation of disaster emergency ahead of the storm. The Pennsylvania National Guard was activated and they are on standby although some units were sent to Bucks County for weather-related problems there. Flood Warnings continue for the Conestoga River in Lancaster County until this evening and for the Yellow Breeches Creek affecting Cumberland and York Counties until Friday afternoon. Get more on any cancellations and delays at our web site. Sunshine will help us dry out through the Labor Day holiday weekend. Stormwatch is powered by CBS-21.

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Lancaster Caregiver Charged After Child Found In Critical Condition

A child was found barely conscious earlier this week in Lancaster City and now the caregiver is facing multiple charges. Police say 32-year old Kayla Tucker has been arrested for aggravated assault to a child less than six years of age and endangering the welfare of children. Officers say they responded to a home along the 500 block of North Plum Street for a report of a three month old child who was having trouble breathing. The child was in critical condition when it was transported first one local hospital and then transferred to a second hospital. Tucker, who is not related to the child, is being held in the Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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PA Preps For Ida Remnants

While Ida has been downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane that caused devastation in Louisiana and other southern states, she still packs a lot of rain. Some forecasters believe our area could end up with anywhere from 2 to 5-inches worth which could lead to problems in flood-prone areas. PennDOT crews are clearing out storm drains along I-83 ahead of Wednesday’s storm. By the way, the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region has deployed 16-volunteers to help in areas ravaged by the hurricane.

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Ruling Made In Student Death Near Millersville University

Following an autopsy on Monday, the Lancaster County Coroner has ruled the death of that missing student at Millersville University last week as a suicide. School officials say freshman 19-year old Matthew Mindler of Hellertown, Pa was last seen on Tuesday but was found dead near the campus on Saturday. The cause of death is pending toxicology tests. Mindler was a child actor who appeared in the 2011 movie “Our Idiot Brother” as well as several other productions. Meanwhile, the Coroner has ruled the death of a 5-year-old boy who fell into the water and was found near Conoy Township last weekend as fresh water drowning.

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York Man Sentenced After Guilty Plea

A York man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for his role in a deadly shooting nearly 2-years ago. The York Daily Record reports that 23-year old Shandon Garner says he was driving a car when a passenger shot and killed 20-year old Tyre Johnson of Manchester Township on Sept. 11, 2019. It happened near North Pershing and Jefferson Avenues. Garner was sentenced from 10-to-20 years in prison.

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Child’s Body Recovered From Susquehanna River

The body of a 5-year-old boy has been recovered from the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna River. Lancaster Online reports that Susquehanna Regional police responded to a boy who had reportedly fell into a stream which emptied into the river. This happened near the Falmouth Access Boat Launch at 111 Collins Road just before 12:30p Sunday. Officers say the child was found in the water several hours later near Conoy Township. The boy’s identity has not been released. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call police or the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

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Missing Student Found Dead Near Millersville University

An autopsy will be performed Monday on the 1st-year Millersville University who was found dead near the campus on Saturday. School officials say 19-year old Matthew Mindler of Hellertown was last seen on Tuesday. Mindler was a child actor who appeared in the 2011 movie “Our Idiot Brother” and in an episode of “As the World Turns.” Manor Township Police are investigating.

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Man Dies In Lancaster Shooting

A man was shot and killed in Lancaster City Friday night. Police say 23-year old Rolando Rivera was shot multiple times around 9:45pm along the 500-block of Third Street. Officers believe Rivera was targeted. A suspect was last seen heading north on Crystal Street, but no arrest has yet been made. The investigation continues.

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Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been issued for today in the region including York and Lancaster Counties. Air pollution combined with heat and humidity will combine to possibly affect people in sensitive groups, like the elderly and those with lung diseases along with pets.

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Traffic Accident Victims Identified In Lancaster Co.

The two drivers who died in a traffic accident early Sunday on Route 30 in Lancaster County have been identified. The Coroner’s Office says 66-year old John Bray of Stevens and 44-year old Matthew Ingram of Columbia were killed in the crash that happened at around 2:30 a.m. in Mountville between Stony Battery Road and Prospect Road exits.

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York Co. Crash Victim Dies 23-Years After Accident

A York County man has died from injuries he suffered in a crash 23 years ago. The Coroner’s Office says 47-year old Scott Beschler of West Manchester Township, was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Bull Road in Dover Township in February 1998. Beschler suffered long-term injuries that would eventually take his life this week.

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Half-Price Bus Passes Offered In September

Capital Area Transit and RabbitTransit are offering half-price bus passes next month. Officials say the 50-percent off bus pass sale is meant to welcome riders back to transit during the month of September. Purchase them via the CatTransit.com and RabbitTransit.org.

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic In York Thursday

It’s probably a sure bet that you’ll be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the Hollywood Casino at the York Galleria. This Thursday, the casino’s poker room will host a Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccination clinic from 10am to 2pm. Appointments and insurance information is not required.

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One Man Dead In York Co. Traffic Fatal

The driver who ran a stop sign and crashed into the foundation of a York County barn has died of his injuries. The Coroner’s Office says the single-vehicle accident happened near Flintville and Slateville Roads in Peach Bottom at around 11:40 Saturday morning. The victim, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to York Hospital where he died of his injuries early Sunday morning. He has not been officially identified.

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