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    California authorities to announce ‘major development’ in infamous Golden State Killer case

    SACREMENTO — Authorities in Sacramento are expected to announce a “major development” in the so-called Golden State Killer case Wednesday. A news conference is scheduled for noon PT (3 p.m. ET). The FBI says the Golden State Killer — also called the “East Area Rapist” and “the Original Night Stalker” — is believed to have committed 45 rapes and 12 killings across California from 1976 to 1986. The first recorded rape was on June 18, 1976. The victim, Jane, was […]

  • PennDOT: Work to begin on Route 72 and parts of Route 772 in Manheim, Lancaster County

    LANCASTER COUNTY — Preparations have begun on a project to repair and resurface a 3.5-mile segment of Route 72 from the bridge over Chiques Creek at the Manheim Borough-Penn Township border to the intersection with Elizabethtown Road in Rapho Township, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Workers will also be repairing a one-mile section of Route 772 (West High Street) in Manheim, from the intersection with Hossler Road to the intersection with Route 72, PennDOT says. The $2.7 million project […]

  • Grandview Golf Course controversy makes ‘The Daily Show’

    The Grandview Golf Course controversy, where a group of black women say they were harassed and discriminated against when club management asked them to leave the property last weekend, has drawn national attention. It’s even made “The Daily Show.” The Comedy Central program, now hosted by Trevor Noah, touched on the controversy during its Tuesday night program. “With the situation at Starbucks, we’ve heard multiple stories of people getting the cops called on them for being black in public,” Noah […]

  • Lancaster County men will stand trial for providing heroin that resulted in fatal overdose

    LANCASTER — Two Lancaster County men will stand trial for providing heroin to several people who later suffered overdoses — including one that was fatal. Jesse Hernandez, 59, and Wilfredo Perez-Lopez, 40, waived their preliminary hearings, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. District Judge Adam Witkonis ordered the men to stand trial in Lancaster County Court on felony drug delivery resulting in death and related charges. Police say Perez-Lopez and Hernandez conspired to provide heroin to a 30-year-old […]

  • Rap star Meek Mill to be released from prison after ruling by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

    PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill, the Philadelphia rapper whose song “Dreams and Nightmares” was adopted by the Philadelphia Eagles as their unofficial theme song during their run to the Super Bowl title, has been freed from prison. The rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a ruling by Judge Genece Brinkley, who has been […]

  • Steve Powell, longtime McCaskey basketball coach, retires after 26 seasons at the helm

    LANCASTER — Steve Powell, the long-time boys basketball coach at Lancaster’s J.P. McCaskey High School, has retired after 26 seasons at the Red Tornado helm, according to LNP and LancasterOnline. Breaking: After 26 seasons at the helm of the McCaskey varsity boys basketball team, Coach Steve Powell has officially retired, per the district. — Lancaster Sports (@LancasterSports) April 24, 2018 Powell has been a member of the McCaskey basketball coaching staff in some capacity since 1972. Before taking over as […]

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    Two arrests made in stabbing incident at Harrisburg’s John Harris High School

    HARRISBURG — Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred late Tuesday morning at John Harris High School. According to Harrisburg Police, the incident occurred at 11:52 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the school, located on the 2400 block of Market Street, to investigate. Police say a fight broke out at the school, and the victim punched Justin Rodriguez, who then pulled out a spring-loaded knife and stabbed the victim in the right bicep. Rodriguez was detained, disarmed, and secured in […]

  • Police: Harrisburg man tried to get rid of his marijuana by eating it

    HARRISBURG — A Harrisburg man is facing drug and tampering with evidence charges after police say he attempted to get rid of a bag of marijuana…by eating it. Jayovinne Raeleon Wittle, 20, was stopped by Susquehanna Township Police for a vehicle equipment violation last Thursday on the 2100 block of Herr Street, police say. During the stop, officers discovered Wittle was in possession of marijuana. According to police, Wittle “tried to chew and ingest” the marijuana. He was taken into […]

  • Some NRA supporters are blowing up their expensive Yeti coolers

    The NRA’s charitable arm is calling the maker of a premium brand of cooler “unsportsmanlike” after the manufacturer ended a discount program. That’s per a letter from NRA Foundation lobbyist Marion Hammer, who was the NRA’s first female president and says Yeti “should be ashamed,” USA Today reports. In a statement, Yeti took issue with the NRA’s characterization, saying Hammer’s letter is “inaccurate” and that it’s simply halting some “outdated discounting programs” and setting up an “alternate customization program.” Yeti — which sells coolers that can […]