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HBG Diocese Files For Bankruptcy

After paying out $12-million dollars in settlements to more than 100-victims of clergy sex abuse, the Diocese of Harrisburg is filing for bankruptcy protection. A wave of lawsuits followed a 2018 grand jury report that detailed a church cover up of child sex abuse by hundreds of priests and others over several decades. The bankruptcy… ... Continue Reading

York City Shooting Victim Dies, Another Shooting Suspect Arrested

An autopsy is set for Thursday on the York City shooting victim who later died of his wound. The Coroner’s Office says 19-year old Shylique Folk died about 24-hours after he was shot along the 400-block of Smith Street on Monday night. The hunt for a suspect is ongoing. Meanwhile, officers arrested 17-year old Dhykeim… ... Continue Reading

Murder Charges Swapped For Lesser Offenses In York City Shooting Death

A York man who initially faced 1st and 3rd degree murder charges has now pleaded guilty to lesser offenses. The York Daily Record reports that 30-year old Brandon DeJesus admitted to reckless endangerment and a firearms violation in the April-2018 York City shooting death of 27-year old Luis Inoa of Schuykill County. Prosecutors say later… ... Continue Reading

Indecent Assault Guilty Plea In Lancaster Co.

A Lancaster County man who is accused of rape in a separate criminal case has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of indecent assault and harassment. The District Attorney’s Office says 23-year-old Justin Burke was hosting a party in his dorm at Stevens College in February of 2017 when police say he groped two women.… ... Continue Reading

MU Student Found Dead

The investigation into the death of a Millersville University student continues Thursday. Officials say sophomore business major Hyong So from Philadelphia was found unconscious by her roommates in her dorm. Despite attempts by emergency personnel, they were not able to revive her. The Coroner’s Office says So’s death does not appear to be suspicious. The… ... Continue Reading

2018 Traffic Stop Ends With Guilty Plea In York City

A York City drug dealer is sentenced to 5-years in prison to be followed by 5-years probation. U-S Attorney David Freed says 23-year old Jose Santiago-Curet pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking last July. Santiago-Curet was found with drugs and a handgun during a traffic stop in June of… ... Continue Reading

York City Fire Chief Gets Residency Waiver Extension

As the York City Council continues to grapple with changing the residency requirement for employees, the panel gave the Fire Chief an extension to his residency waiver. Some feared that without that extension Chief Chad Deardorff could lose his job. Council members have yet to decide on Mayor Michael Helfrich’s proposed change to allow non-residents… ... Continue Reading

York Co. Township Becomes “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

The vote was Tuesday night but the ordinance making West Manheim Township in York County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” won’t go into effect until Monday. The township Board of Supervisors approved the Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance which prohibits the township from enforcing certain federal gun laws like any ban on assault-style weapons or red flag… ... Continue Reading

Lancaster City Shooting Suspects Sought After Cutting Off Ankle Monitors

New warrants are out for two of the four suspects charged with a 2019 shooting in Lancaster City after the pair cut off their ankle monitors while out on bail. Police are looking for 28-year old Farhad Wahidullah and 18-year old Jonathan Lopez. The two men are accused in a shooting that left a 52-year… ... Continue Reading

Lancaster City Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

Fire displaced about 2-dozen people in Lancaster City Tuesday. Officials say units responded to an apartment building along the 700-block of Rockland Street at around 3:30p. No one was hurt. No word yet on how the flames started. reports that while the blaze was confined to the room of origin, smoke and water damaged… ... Continue Reading

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