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  • Health officials offer advice before going on a hunt

    MOUNT JOY, P.A. — “If you’re a hunter, you grew up getting ready for the first day of deer season.” Alex Smay with Kinsey’s Outdoors said they’ve been seeing eager hunters coming through their store in preparation for the upcoming deer firearm season. The Pennsylvania Game Commission requires hunters to wear 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material, on the head, chest and back, combined. Smay said it’s also a good time to reload on gun safety procedures. “There’s a […]

  • “Friend” arrested following Harrisburg double homicide

    HARRISBURG, P.A. — Police say Jeremiah Battle, 22, was arrested in his home, without a struggle, around 6:15 Thursday morning. Battle is facing two counts of first degree murder, burglary and tampering with evidence charges. “We have sufficient evidence to place Mr. Battle at the crime and he’s the one who committed these horrible, tragic murders,” said Dauphin County District Attorney, Edward Marsico. Last Thursday afternoon, November 9, authorities say step-sisters Natasha Harner, 24, and Kaliah Dearing, 16, were shot […]

  • York County auction house making “record” sales on Star Wars items

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, P.A. — Hakes Americana has auctioned off memorabilia for fifty years. However, Todd Sheffer, production manager at Hakes Americana, says they are in the middle of selling the “best” Star Wars collection they’ve seen in their history. Bids for a telescopic lightsaber Obi-Wan Kenobi figurine exceed $50,000. Mint-condition Luke Skywalker figurine getting bids of around $11,000. Tie-Fighter action toys currently getting interests around $6,000. Those numbers are a small example of the grand scheme of the sale. “We’re […]

  • Lancaster CrimeStoppers look for help with funding

    LANCASTER, P.A. — Police say they’re close to a record number of submitted tips this year from the city and county CrimeStoppers. At the current rate of donations, however, the program is about two years away from being insolvent, or unable to pay debts. Lt. William Hickey with the Lancaster City Police Department is also a liaison with CrimeStoppers. He said the city-county CrimeStoppers funds have steadily declined since 2007, when the economy took a downturn. In 2011, their main […]

  • PA army veterans devise potential defense for active shooter situations

    WARWICK TOWNSHIP, P.A. — Two active shooter attacks in the past month, one at a country music concert in Las Vegas and, more recently, at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas have left close to 100 people dead. Three central Pennsylvania Army National Guard veterans of the 56th Stryker Brigade combat team believe they have a defense for the most common places. Retired SGT. Dan Navin and CPT.James Ostman created the idea while at Drexel University. Retired CAPT. Chris Whitcomb […]

  • Navy midshipmen lend a hand in Lancaster County

    MOUNT JOY, P.A. — 30 midshipmen from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland took their one day off after exams to help sort and pack items at the GAiN Logistics Center that will be donated around the world. Aaron Howell, midshipmen third class, said it gives his counterparts the chance to take time away from their usual setting. “You could just go to downtown Annapolis, we call it ‘DTA’, kind of go hang out or you could make a difference. […]

  • Lancaster County investigators “excited” by new cold case tips

    LANCASTER, P.A. — One week ago, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office released composite sketches of a potential cold case killer. Since the DNA-generated images were released last week, District Attorney Craig Stedman said they’ve received sixty tips that are “putting new legs” on the nearly twenty-five year old case of East Lampeter Township resident Christy Mirack’s murder. “We’ve been meticulously going through each one, running some down. We still have a lot of work to do,” said Stedman. It […]

  • Delay causes free pass for early 2017 parking tickets

    LANCASTER, P.A. — More than 9,000 parking tickets issued in the city between January and April are hanging in the air, unable to be enforced. Larry Cohen, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority, said they’ve been fully operating since June. “It’s unfortunate that it happened. It was a one-time situation as we started up a new program. It wont happen again,” said Cohen. The Lancaster Parking Authority took over parking enforcement from the city at the start of 2017. […]

  • Police: East Cocalico Township man sold drugs while working at Dunkin’ Donuts

    Denver, P.A. — Nathan Pizzardi, 35, is facing two counts of felony drug delivery charges after Lancaster County authorities say he was selling heroin and meth while on the job at the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Reading Road. Lancaster County authorities say they were tipped off about suspicious activity by Pizzardi a couple months ago. Detectives began to monitor Pizzardi while he was at work. “We found that he would stay in his uniform, even his headpiece from the drive-through […]