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  • Littlestown band director waives preliminary hearing

    ADAMS COUNTY, Pa.–The chorus and band director at Littlestown High School accused of sexually assaulting and harassing students waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday. Nicholas Oaster, 32, of Hanover, is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and harassment. He was arraigned on May 16 and has since posted bail. Oaster was placed on administrative leave on April 8–the day after school officials were alerted to the investigation, according to […]

  • 2 addiction counselors die from overdose at Chester County facility

    WEST BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, Pa.–Two counselors at an addiction treatment facility in Chester County died Sunday of opioid overdoses. “If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example,”said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “The staff members in charge of supervising recovering addicts succumbed to their own addiction.” First responders were called to Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge located along the 100 block of Freedom Valley Circle in West Brandywine Township around […]

  • Pa. House passes Real ID bill, Governor Wolf says he’ll sign it

    HARRISBURG, Pa.–Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a bill designed to comply with federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver’s license to be valid for federal purposes. The House voted Wednesday 190 to 1 to pass the Real ID bill.  The bill gives residents the option to obtain a driver’s license or other ID that meet rules of a 2005 federal law enacted in response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. There’s also an […]

  • Pickup overturns in two-vehicle crash near of York Hospital

    YORK, Pa.–South George Street is back open after an SUV and pickup truck collided in front of York Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. It happened just before noon along South George Street near the main entrance to York Hospital. The West Drive entrance and exit (off of South George Street) to York Hospital was closed both ways for about 30 minutes, according to Wellspan spokesman Dan Carrigan. WellSpan York Hospital security and emergency management staff assisted first responders and directed hospital […]

  • Man accused of stealing flags from graves of fallen soldiers in Adams County

    ABBOTTSTOWN BOROUGH, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa.–A man was arrested in Adams County on Monday after state police say he stole flags from the graves of two fallen soldiers. Randy A. Weaver, 53, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, false alarm to agency of public safety, intentionally receives, retains or disposes of a veteran marker or item and false reports. He was arraigned Monday and taken to Adams County Prison in lieu of $10,000. Troopers responded to the Atland House located […]

  • Police looking for Dalmatia man wanted in drug overdose death

    LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.–Police are looking for a man accused of selling heroin to a 36-year-old man who later overdosed in Lower Swatara Township in July 2016. Matthew “The Giant” Header, 46, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death and delivery of a controlled substance. A warrant has been issued for Header’s arrest. Header is described as a white male, 6 feet 9 inches tall. His last address is in Dalmatia, but police say he is known […]

  • DA: No charges to be filed in June 2016 officer-involved shooting in York City

    YORK, Pa –The York County District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it will not be filing charges against two officers who shot and injured 44-year-old James M. Armentrout Jr. in York City in June 2016. District Attorney Tom Kearney found York City Police Officer Paul Thorne was in clear threat of imminent danger by Armentrout when Officer Thorne and York City Police Officer Sean Haggarty shot him on June 18, 2016. According to a news release, the prosecutor’s office conducted […]

  • Three Mile Island fails power auction again, Exelon cites challenges facing nuclear energy

    SOUTH LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.–Exelon Corporation announced Wednesday that its Three Mile Island (TMI) and Quad Cities nuclear plants did not clear in the latest PJM capacity auction. The company cited in a news release the challenges nuclear energy faces without compensation for its ability to produce electricity without harmful carbon and air pollution and to contribute to grid resilience. TMI did not clear in the past three PJM auctions. TMI remains economically challenged as a result of continued […]

  • Franklin County woman accused of beating 1-year-old she was babysitting

    WAYNESBORO, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa.–A Franklin County woman is facing charges after she was caught on video beating a one-year-old child she was babysitting in March. Jessica Samick, 21, of Greencastle is charged with endangering the welfare of children and simple assault. She was arraigned Monday and taken to Franklin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. Authorities began investigating Samick in March after the boy’s mother, who lived in Maryland, contacted police to report child abuse, according to the criminal complaint. […]