PA Jehovah's Witness Member Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Girl While She Slept: AG PA Jehovah's Witness Member Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Girl While She Slept: AG
PA Jehovah's Witness Member Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Girl While She Slept: AG A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to prison for sexual assault of a girl that began more than 20 years ago, officials said. Luis Manuel Ayala-Velasquez, 56, of Reading, was arrested last year after a grand jury investigation where sexual assault charges were recommended against more than a dozen members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith, Attorney General Michelle Henry said. Ayala-Velasquez will serve 14 to 46 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to five felony counts, including rape of an unconscious person, Henry said. He was sentenced Wednesday…
'DOUGH N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews 'DOUGH N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews
'Dough N JOE' Doughnut Shop Opens In Central PA To Rave Reviews The wait is over, the highly anticipated new doughnut shop has opened in Mechanicsburg. DOUGH n JOE's Grand Opening was at their new storefront on 33 East Simpson Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, according to the company's Facebook page. Locals who stopped by were impressed! Some took to Nextdoor to share how they felt, one wrote: "OH!!! MY!!! GOSH !!! I just tried the new donut shop that opened on Simpson Ferry Road in Mechanicsburg! It is called, 'Dough & Joe'. They have the most incredible donuts, all made from scratch! Raised donuts with every type of fill…
Firefighter's Family Home Burns In Central PA Blaze, Fire Department Says Firefighter's Family Home Burns In Central PA Blaze, Fire Department Says
Firefighter's Family Home Burns In Central PA Blaze, Fire Department Says When Steelton firefighters were called to a blaze on Tuesday, one member of the department was shocked to hear the address — his family home, the Steelton Fire Department announced on July 3.  "Steelton Fire experienced a tragedy that could not get any closer to hitting 'home,'" the department wrote in the release.  The call to Firefighter Kyheir Gregg's mom's home in the 400 block of Penn Street in Bressler, Swatara Township came in around 5:30 p.m. on July 2, according to the Interim Chief of the Steelton Fire Department Stephen M. Brubacher II and a GoFundMe Gregg lau…
Pennsylvania 'Proud Boy' Sentenced For Jan. 6 Capitol Riot: USDOJ Pennsylvania 'Proud Boy' Sentenced For Jan. 6 Capitol Riot: USDOJ
Pennsylvania 'Proud Boy' Sentenced For Jan. 6 Capitol Riot: Usdoj A Delaware County man was sentenced to 100 days in prison for charges related to the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021, according to federal prosecutors.  Brian Healion, 33, of Upper Darby, previously pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder in February, said the US Attorney's Office.  Court documents alleged Healion was a member of the Philadelphia "Proud Boys" chapter and "traveled to Washington, D.C., to protest Congress's certification of the Electoral College vote for the 2020 presidential election." Authorities claimed Healion marched with 100 other members of the group…
Man Wanted For Strangulation In Central PA Elementary School Parking Lot Man Wanted For Strangulation In Central PA Elementary School Parking Lot
Man Wanted For Strangulation In Central PA Elementary School Parking Lot A 35-year-old man is accused of strangling someone in an elementary school parking lot, Lower Swatara announced on July 1. Future Xaiver Waid of Middletown is accused of an "assault resulting from a domestic violence incident" which involved choking someone in the parking lot of Reid Elementary School around 9;0 p.m. on June 28, the police stated in the release. Waid had already fled the scene when the police arrived so a warrant for his arrest has been issued, investigators explained. He has been charged with the following according to court documents: Misdemeanor Strangulation - …
Leaked Poll Shows Who PA Voters Want Instead Of Biden Leaked Poll Shows Who PA Voters Want Instead Of Biden
Leaked Poll Shows Who PA Voters Want Instead Of Biden A leaked-post Presidential debate poll states the swing state of Pennsylvania could be the election's "tipping point".  In the OpenLabs poll shared in political insider groups, analysts noted that in PA President Biden is trailing former President Trump by 7.3 polling points. It also showed that approximately 10% of voters in PA remain undecided.  The poll went on to consider other potential Democratic Party presidential candidates. In Pennsylvania, voters preferred the following candidates in this order — all ranking above Biden as a candidate:  Governor of Michigan G…
Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say A 7-year-old boy has died after being struck by farming machinery, Pennsylvania State Police announced on July 3.  The boy was "assisting in when the accident occurred," PSP Chambersburg Trooper Nicole White stated in the release.  Troopers were called to the farm for a "male struck by a piece of machinery" near the intersection of Young and Mercersburg roads in Mercersburg around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, as White detailed in the release.  The nature of the incident is listed as "accidental" on the PSP release.  The boy's name hasn't been released. Check back her…
Sex Offender With Convictions In Five PA Counties Dies In State Prison Sex Offender With Convictions In Five PA Counties Dies In State Prison
Sex Offender With Convictions In Five PA Counties Dies In State Prison A 50-year-old sex offender and felon — with convictions in five counties — has died in the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Camp Hill, Superintendent Michael Gourley announced on Wednesday, July 3.  Bryan Wayne Conrad of Mechanicsburg died at 3 p.m. on July 1, 2024, Superintendent Gourley explained in the release.  Conrad "was found unresponsive in his cell [...] Prison staff immediately responded and provided life-saving measures until facility medical personnel arrived. Lower Allen EMS arrived and advanced life support measures were continued" until he wa…
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 A 32-year-old Manheim Central math teacher and softball coach has died, according to her obituary. Stephanie E. Smith, 32 of Lititz, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, according to her obituary. She graduated from Bermudian Springs High School and Millersville University, before she became a beloved high school math teacher, as detailed in her obituary. For fun she cooked, she enjoyed "art, music, movies, ice cream, flowers, sharks, and the color blue," as stated in her obituary. She is survived by her husband of four years, Nicholas "Nick" C. Barlieb, according to social medi…
Teen Mom, Infant Son Missing, Pittsburgh Police Say Teen Mom, Infant Son Missing, Pittsburgh Police Say
Teen Mom, Infant Son Missing, Pittsburgh Police Say A 16-year-old mom and her infant son are missing, Pittsburgh police announced on Tuesday evening. Sheilyn Tejax Morales and her 6-month-old son, Edgar Marques Tejax, were last seen in Beechview around 2 p.m. on July 1, according to the release the following night. Sheilyn is described as 4 feet, 7 inches tall with brown eyes, and dyed brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue jacket, distressed blue jeans, and black and white sneakers. Edgar has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a red onesie. Sheilyn and Edgar could be in Beechview or Brookline of Pittsburgh, police s…
'Suicide By Cop' Attempt Made By Federally Convicted Cocaine Dealer In PA 'Suicide By Cop' Attempt Made By Federally Convicted Cocaine Dealer In PA
'Suicide By Cop' Attempt Made By Federally Convicted Cocaine Dealer In PA A supposed attempt of "suicide by cop" left the Dauphin County District Attorney ruling that four Harrisburg Police officers were justified in shooting a cocaine dealer, according to a release on July 2, 2024.  Bryan Keller Horton Jr., a 39 convicted felon drug dealer living in Harrisburg "made a series of aggressive movements indicating that he had a gun and was going to use it," when Harrisburg Bureau of Police officers tried to arrest him on June 22, 2024. Horton was wanted on yet another felon drug charge when the arrest attempt was made, court records show.  The DA desc…
PA Girl Murdered By Accused Serial Killer Buried In Unmarked Grave, Fund Says PA Girl Murdered By Accused Serial Killer Buried In Unmarked Grave, Fund Says
PA Girl Murdered By Accused Serial Killer Buried In Unmarked Grave, Fund Says Jane Althoff was just 8 years old when she was killed at a Chester area carnival more than 70 years ago by an infamous alleged serial killer, according to organizers on GoFundMe.  Althoff went to the traveling fair in Trainer with her two brothers on April 25, 1951. Her brothers reported her missing when it was time to leave and they could not find her.  Hours later, police discovered her body in the cab of a carnival truck in a secluded area of the five-acre fairgrounds, organizers said. She had been choked or smothered to death some five hours previously, likely while …