Mom Of 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In 'Ricochet' Crash, PA State Police Say Mom Of 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In 'Ricochet' Crash, PA State Police Say
Mom Of 3-Year-Old Girl Killed In 'Ricochet' Crash, PA State Police Say A  3-year-old girl lost her mom in a car crash on Saturday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police release on July 7, social media posts, and a GoFundMe launched to help her daughter. Kristy Larson, 42 of Lancaster, was driving a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander east on Holtwood Road/PA Route 372 when she crossed into oncoming traffic, left the roadway struck a tree, PSP Lancaster Trooper Joshua Croyle.  The force of the crash "ricocheted [her vehicle] off the tree coming to its final resting place in the middle of the roadway," as Trooper Croyle stated in the release.  Kristy wa…
Pedestrian Struck Near Cemetery In Lititz, Police Say Pedestrian Struck Near Cemetery In Lititz, Police Say
Pedestrian Struck Near Cemetery In Lititz, Police Say Directly across from a cemetery, someone was struck by a vehicle, Lititz police announced on Sunday, July 7.  The crash happened at the intersection of South Broad Street/PA Route 501 and East Third Avenue around 2:16 p.m. on June 27, Lititz Borough of Police detailed in the release.  The driver was "attempting to turn left onto South Broad Street from East Third Avenue [and] failed to yield to the right-of-way of a pedestrian crossing the street in the crosswalk," the police stated in the release. The crosswalk is clearly marked as seen on Google Maps Street View (pictured a…
Former Penn State, FSU CB A.J. Lytton Killed In Maryland Crash: State Police Former Penn State, FSU CB A.J. Lytton Killed In Maryland Crash: State Police
Former Penn State, FSU CB A.J. Lytton Killed In Maryland Crash: State Police Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson was among three killed in a crash on Saturday morning in his hometown in Prince George's County, according to state police. The 24-year-old Wise High School graduate was the front seat passenger in a Dodge Charger shortly after 3 a.m. on July 6 when it was involved in a crash in Upper Marlboro. The Minnesota Vikings later confirmed the grim news of Jackson's death with a statement posted on social media. We are devastated by the news of Khyree Jackson’s death following an overnight car accident.Our thoughts are with Khyree’s family, fri…
Central PA Sex Offender Arrested Again After Separate Investigation Police Say Central PA Sex Offender Arrested Again After Separate Investigation Police Say
Central PA Sex Offender Arrested Again After Separate Investigation Police Say A 34-year-old convicted rapist is back behind bars after a police investigation into someone else led officers to discover he wasn't up to date on the Pennsylvania State Police Sexual Offender Registry, according to a release on July 3. Luis Miguel Rivera Ruiz's failure to update his lifetime sexual offender information appears to have come to light when Lebanon City police "responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Guilford Street on June 26, 2024," according to multiple police releases.  The following day, Anthony George Benavidez, was charged with Lo…
Deadly Shooting Under Investigation In Harrisburg: Police Deadly Shooting Under Investigation In Harrisburg: Police
Deadly Shooting Under Investigation In Harrisburg: Police One man was shot and killed in Harrisburg early Friday, July 5, city police say.  Officers responded to gunfire on the 1100 block of North 3rd Street around 1:30 a.m., authorities said in a release.  They rendered aid to the victim at the scene and he later died from his wounds, officials wrote.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call  717-558-6900. Anonymous tips can be submitted on Crimewatch. 
Three Arrested Amid Fireworks Show In Harrisburg: Officials Three Arrested Amid Fireworks Show In Harrisburg: Officials
Three Arrested Amid Fireworks Show In Harrisburg: Officials Three people were taken into custody and the fireworks show was called off during July 4 celebrations in Harrisburg, city officials said in a release.  On three separate occasions during the show at Riverfront Park, police said they "noticed what they believed were weapons being carried in the crowd of people," said Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams in a statement.  They fled when officers approached them, according to officials.  A juvenile was later found with a Glock with a 24-round magazine, and an adult man with another juvenile was seen throwing a gun into the river …
96-Year-Old Killed In Adams County Crash: State Police 96-Year-Old Killed In Adams County Crash: State Police
96-Year-Old Killed In Adams County Crash: State Police A 96-year-old passenger died after two cars collided in Tyrone Township on Thursday night, July 4, authorities said in a release.  The crash happened on Route 234/East Berlin Road near Route 15 around 11:30 p.m., according to state police An eastbound Nissan Rogue was turning left onto the Route 15 onramp when it collided with a westbound Subaru Outback, crash investigators wrote.  Fuji A. Smith of Shrewsbury was taken to Gettysburg Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, police said. The driver of the Subaru she was riding in and all four people in the Nissan suffered "sus…
Lancaster County Man's Disappearance Is 'Suspicious': State Police Lancaster County Man's Disappearance Is 'Suspicious': State Police
Lancaster County Man's Disappearance Is 'Suspicious': State Police A Lancaster County man with ties to Maryland is missing, say Pennsylvania State Police.  Matthew Whisman was last seen at the end of March at an East Drumore Township home, according to troopers. Authorities said the circumstances of his disappearance are "suspicious in nature."  He was reported missing on Wednesday, July 3.  Whisman is described as a 5-foot-8, 145-pound white Hispanic man with brown hair.  Anyone who spots him or has information is asked to call PSP's Lancaster Station at 717-299-7650.
Central PA Lotto Player Pays $2, Becomes Millionaire Central PA Lotto Player Pays $2, Becomes Millionaire
Central PA Lotto Player Pays $2, Becomes Millionaire A Pennsylvania Lottery player stopped by a York County gas station and won $1 million playing the Powerball, according to state gaming officials. The lucky player earned the seven-figure prize by matching all five white balls pulled in the Wednesday, July 3 drawing, said lotto reps.  The vendor, Royal Farms at 933 Broad Street in Delta, will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.  It's the second winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold so far in July, after a Cash 5 with Quick Cash player won $400,000 at a Dauphin County Giant. Players have up to one y…
Houseguests Barricaded Themselves In Lancaster County Home, Police Say Houseguests Barricaded Themselves In Lancaster County Home, Police Say
Houseguests Barricaded Themselves In Lancaster County Home, Police Say A man and a woman were arrested at a Quarryville home late last month after barricading themselves inside with a shotgun, police said in a release on Wednesday, July 3.  Branden Hunter and Joanna Hagens were guests at a residence in Oak Bottom Village when they got into a "physical altercation" with the homeowners on June 24, according to borough police.  Authorities were called to the Groffdale Drive home around 9:15 p.m., officials said. A Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was dispatched after they ignored police pleas to come outside, authorities…
Crash Involving Overturned Truck Reported In Schuylkill County Crash Involving Overturned Truck Reported In Schuylkill County
Crash Involving Overturned Truck Reported In Schuylkill County Authorities are responding to a crash in Tremont Township on Friday, July 5.  Emergency dispatchers confirmed the crash involved an overturned truck on Gold Mine Road in Tremont Township, near the Lebanon County line.  Officials have not said if anyone was injured. 
'Harmful Algae' Closes Gifford Pinchot State Park To Swimmers 'Harmful Algae' Closes Gifford Pinchot State Park To Swimmers
'Harmful Algae' Closes Gifford Pinchot State Park To Swimmers Quaker Race Beach at Gifford Pinchot State Park is closed for swimming until further notice, park officials say.  Due to "harmful algae conditions," the beach is closed until " acceptable water sample test results are received," park management said on Facebook.  Boating and fishing are still permitted, but parkgoers should take caution to avoid direct contact with the water.  Officials say to:  Wash hands after coming into contact with the lake water Shower and bathe pets immediately after "water-based recreation activities" Avoid swallowing the water Avoid contact w…