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  • Jury finds Palmyra man not guilty in 2015 sexual assault

    PALMYRA, Pa. –A Palmyra man accused of sexual assault in October 2015 was found not guilty on all charges in Lebanon County Court last week. According to court documents, 20-year-old Evangelos Aftosmes faced a jury trial on September 11. He was found not guilty on the following charges: two counts of involuntary sexual deviate sexual intercourse-forcible compulsion two counts of sexual assault Aggravated indecent assault without consent two counts of indecent assault without consent of other Original Post (June 21, […]

  • Police incident closes Route 441 in Columbia Borough

    COLUMBIA, Pa. — Police respond to a reported shooting in the area of Route 441 and Route 30 just after 6 p.m. One person was reportedly transported to the hospital.  A portion of Route 441 was closed to traffic for about an hour. Few details of the incident have been released. Unconfirmed reports are that it began with car chase that orignated in York County. The investigation continues.

  • Lancaster man driving stolen Jeep charged in weekend hit and run crash

    LANCASTER, Pa. —  An 18 year old Lancaster man is jailed following a weekend crash in a stolen vehicle. On Saturday, May 27, at about 3:07 p.m. two city police officers were on a reported call on the 300 block S. Ann Street when they heard the sound of a vehicle crash just south of their location. The officers saw a vehicle fleeing the scene of the crash at the intersection of S. Ann Street and Juniata Street/ The suspect […]

  • 17 year old shooting victim in critical condition; female suspect in custody in Swatara Township

    SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– Swatara Township Police are investigating a domestic related shooting involving a juvenile. At about 6:14 p.m. police responded to a home in the 700 block of Highland Street for what was described as a domestic incident with shots fired. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 17-year-old male had been shot outside of the residence. He was quickly transported to a local hospital by EMS and is in critical condition. His family is by his side. […]

  • Opening statements Wednesday in child ‘gifting’ sexual assault case

    DOYLESTOWN, BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. — A Bucks County jury of eight men and four women was selected Tuesday in the child sex-assault trial of Lee Kaplan, accused of sexually assaulting six girls sent by their parents to live with him in Kaplan’s Lower Southampton home. Kaplan, 52, faces multiple counts of Child Rape, Statutory Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault on a Child, and Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child. Prosecutors contend that Kaplan befriended and financially supported a formerly Amish family […]

  • Police investigate report of shots fired; find prowler lying in driveway

    LEBANON COUNTY, Pa. — At approximately 2:57 a.m. this morning, North Lebanon Police responded to a report of gunshots fired in the area of 2000 Weavertown Road. Shortly after the initial dispatch, officers were told that the resident at 1995 Weavertown Road was reporting that someone had forcibly entered the rear door to her residence and could be heard in the kitchen of the home. Officers arrived in the area and found Edward Batista, a 33 year old male from […]

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    Police identify bicyclist who was struck and killed on Harrisburg’s State Street Bridge

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Harrisburg City Police released the identity of the bicyclist who was struck and killed on the State Street Bridge last week. The victim was 25-year-old Donald Welsh, of Harrisburg. Police responding to a reported crash at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, found Welsh, bleeding heavily, on the center concrete median of bridge. He had been riding a bicycle, which had no reflectors, in the left lane of the bridge. The driver of one vehicle narrowly avoided […]

  • Shooting victim dies, York man charged with homicide

    YORK, Pa. — York City Police report that the 29 year old victim in a shooting on Sunday night, May 28th has died. Edwin Pacheco-Ruiz was pronounced dead at York Hospital today as a result of his wounds. The charges against the man suspected of shooting Pacheco-Ruiz, 30-year-old Willie Peterson, III will be amended to replace Attempted Homicide with Criminal Homicide. Peterson remains at large. Anyone with information relating to his whereabouts or any other information about the case is […]

  • Lancaster man faces additional charges resulting from traffic stop

    LITITZ, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa — A Lancaster City man faces over a half dozen additional charges stemming from a traffic stop on May 15, at around 7:25 p.m. in the 100 block of North Liberty Street in Lititz Borough.  47-year-old Lewis Jones was stopped after a borough police noticed the registration plate and  the vehicle Jones was driving did not match. Officers also noticed that the plate was partially covered with tape to hide that the registration was a truck […]