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Pennsylvania Church Volunteer Killed In Head-On Crash Going Home Pennsylvania Church Volunteer Killed In Head-On Crash Going Home
Eric Sterner Struck Dead Coming Home From Church A 33-year-old was struck dead in a head-on crash "on his way home from volunteering at church," Freedom Valley Church officials wrote in a Facebook post. Eric Sterner of East Berlin died in the back of an Adams County UPMC Ambulance at the scene of a crash on West King Street in East Berlin Borough on Saturday, June 1, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg detailed in a release the following Monday.  For an unknown reason, Sterner drove his 2011 Honda Civic over the double yellow lines and entered the opposing lane of traffic — fatally striking a 2012 Dodge 5500 truck around 9:21 a.m., th…
Warrant For Escape Issued For Gettysburg Woman — Third Time: Sheriff Warrant For Escape Issued For Gettysburg Woman — Third Time: Sheriff
Keira Monae Johnson Wanted For Escape — Again: Sheriff A 34-year-old woman has escaped from the police in Gettysburg — for a third time, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.  Keira Monae Johnson was on bail when she failed to appear for a court date on Dec. 29, 2023. The incident seems to be related to a case about driving under the influence of a controlled substance, according to court records. In April 2024, a warrant for her arrest was issued.  This is the third time she has escaped the police and had a warrant issued. According to previous dockets and releases, she failed to appear at another DUI-related court dat…
Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police
Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police Two motorcyclists were seen "traveling at a high rate of speed" on US Route 15 and Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public for help locating one of the riders, according to a release on April 19.  The male riders were spotted by Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg at mile marker 15.4 on Rt. 15 around 1:50 p.m. on April 14, as detailed in the release. One of the motorcyclists stopped but the other "an unknown Hispanic male operating a new, all-white, Yamaha R6 motorcycle fled at speeds in excess of 150 MPH on US15 NB into York County," as state in the release.  Just be…
Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed
Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed A beloved police horse featured in numerous magazines and a children's book, has died from Cushing's Disease, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police announced on Monday, April 8. The Lancaster Mounted Police Horse, Liam, was a Clydesdale Hackney Cross born in Toronto in 2001, where he worked as a carriage horse before financial constraints lead the previous caretaker to part ways. Liam joined the force in 2005 and was paired with Officer Eric Lukacs in 2007 through his retirement on April 29th, 2023.  Officer Eric Lukacs and his partner, mounted police force horse, Liam. Lancaster Bu…
Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD
Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD A Maryland resident with a criminal record in Pennsylvania fled from officers "at speeds in excess of 100 MPH" before crashing into a home, Gettysburg police announced on Thursday, March 28. James A. Coffey, 47 of Essex, MD according to court records, and Bonneauville, PA according to the police, is in the hospital with several possible charges pending, Gettysburg police explained. It started when Gettysburg police attempted to stop his white Toyota SUV with a Maryland license plate in the 100 Block of York Street "for suspicion of DUI after the vehicle had committed a number of traffic vi…
Grandma Killed In Mobile Home Fire ID'd: York County Coroner (UPDATE) Grandma Killed In Mobile Home Fire ID'd: York County Coroner (UPDATE)
Grandma Killed In Mobile Home Fire ID'd: York County Coroner (Update) The woman killed in Tuesday's second fatal fire has been identified by the York County Coroner's Office.  Jo C. Zartmen, 71, was found dead in her home on March 12, according to the Northern York County Regional Police Department and the York County Coroner's Office.  The call to the fire within Thomasville Commons Mobile Home Park at 26 Chesapeake Estates at 7:58 a.m., as detailed by the York County Department of Emergency Services and the NYCRPD. Officers arrived to find the home locked "but could smell smoke" so they "forced entry" and found the woman who had already…
Resident Killed In Gettysburg Apartment Fire: Officials (PHOTOS) Resident Killed In Gettysburg Apartment Fire: Officials (PHOTOS)
Resident Killed In Gettysburg Apartment Fire: Officials (Photos) A Gettysburg resident was killed in an apartment complex fire early Tuesday morning, fire officials announced.  The blaze broke out at 64 West Middle Street at 2:46 a.m., on March 12, as detailed by the Adams County Department of Emergency Services.  The single-family home, which had been converted into apartments, housed 10 people, Gettysburg Fire Chief Ken Kime said. The majority of the damage from this two-alarm fire was on the third floor.  "Unfortunately one person died during this fire. Our hearts go out to the family and to the nine other people displaced by the tragedy." the Junio…
NJ Man Throws Toddler While Walking On Dead Woman As Infant Sits In Feces: PA State Police NJ Man Throws Toddler While Walking On Dead Woman As Infant Sits In Feces: PA State Police
NJ's Darryl Kevin Carter Charged For Abusing Of Corpse In PA A family was discovered to have been living in "deplorable" conditions when a trooper came to assist at a call of a woman in cardiac arrest in the home, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced on Wednesday, March 6. Trooper Brandon Black arrived at 2747 Chambersburg Road, Franklin Township, Biglerville, the home of 35-year-old Darryl Kevin Carter II at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, he detailed in the release. The New Jersey native's home was so stuffed, that the trooper, along with EMS, had to "force entry into the residence" which is when they found the woman dead, as stated in…
Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver Hospitalized, Pennsylvania State Police Say Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver Hospitalized, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Jad McGuinness Charged With DUI After Striking PSP Trooper A 47-year-old Virginia man has been charged after injuring himself and a trooper while driving under the influence, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Jad Michael McGuinness of Lawrenceville, VA was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 when he rear-ended a marked PA State Police 2022 Dodge Charger at a red light at Route 30/York Road at its intersection with Smith Road at 8:38 p.m. on Feb. 25, Investigating trooper Michael Kishbach detailed in the release.  The name of the trooper stuck was not shared, but Kishbach noted the trooper was a man from Gettysburg. …
Gettysburg Man, 72, Killed In Single-Car Crash: State Police Gettysburg Man, 72, Killed In Single-Car Crash: State Police
Larry J. Redding Of Gettysburg Killed In Crash: PSP A Gettysburg man succumbed to his injuries after crashing in Mount Joy Township on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, troopers say.  Larry J. Redding was headed south on Barlow Two Taverns Road around 2:30 p.m. when he lost control of his car near Patterson Road, according to the state police report.  Troopers said Redding's GMC Enovy drifted across the road and hit a mailbox then a tree. The 72-year-old was taken to Gettysburg Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.  Adams Regional EMS, Alpha Company (Littlestown) EMS, WellSpan Life Flight, and Littlestown Fi…
NC Man, 25, ID'd After Crash Shutters Part Of US Rt 30: PA State Police NC Man, 25, ID'd After Crash Shutters Part Of US Rt 30: PA State Police
Jarod Henize, 25 Of NC, Killed In US Rt 30 Crash In PA One person has died in a tractor-trailer crash outside of Gettysburg early Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police say. Jarod Henize, 25, Connelly Springs, NC was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado when he exited the eastbound lane, crossing over into the westbound lane — striking Morris Dupree, 53 of Greenville, NC's 2020 Freightliner Cascadia head-on, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Parker Hoyt detailed in a release. The collision happened in the 1800 York Road/US Route 30, Straban Township, around 1 a.m. on Feb. 6, Trooper Megan Frazer detailed in an earlier release. The …
Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks —  Including In Adams County — Sentenced: USDOJ Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks —  Including In Adams County — Sentenced: USDOJ
Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks — Including In Adams County — Sentenced: Usdoj A man has been sentenced after committing five bank robberies in Adams, Cumberland, and York Counties in under four months just two months after spending over a decade in a Maryland State Prison, according to an updated release by the US Department of Justice on Monday, Feb. 5. James Henderson Bryant III, 46, of Westminster, Maryland, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday, Feb. 1, the USDOJ detailed in the release.  Bryant stole approximately $28,823 during the five robberies, which are as follows as Daily Voice previously reported: July 19, 2021 - BB&T Bank, Hanov…
Gun From Civil War Found In Trash At Pennsylvania Walmart, State Police Say Gun From Civil War Found In Trash At Pennsylvania Walmart, State Police Say
Pietta 1851 Confederate Navy Revolver Found At PA Walmart A gun from the American Civil War was found in a trash can at a Walmart, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced in a release on Thursday, Jan. 25. A Pietta 1851 Confederate Navy Revolver was found by an employee emptying a parking lot trash can outside the Walmart located at 1270 York Road, Straban Township, Gettysburg, Trooper Riley detailed in the release. The 173-year-old firearm was found at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Riley explained.  This Walmart is approximately three miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield and six miles from the Gettysburg National Military Park M…
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Adams County Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Adams County
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Adams County Officials are advising residents across southeastern and central Pennsylvania to take caution ahead of the snowstorm predicted for Friday, Jan. 19, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.  Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and parts of lower Bucks and Montgomery counties are under a winter storm warning as of 5 p.m. Thursday. In Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and upper Bucks and Montgomery counties, a winter weather advisory is in place.  NWS's Mount Holly, New Jersey station says snow will begin to fall around 4 to 7 a.m. …
Predator Hunters Get Chambersburg Babysitter To Admit Abusing Nonverbal Boy: Affidavit Predator Hunters Get Chambersburg Babysitter To Admit Abusing Nonverbal Boy: Affidavit
Predator Hunters Get Chambersburg Babysitter To Admit Abusing Nonverbal Boy: Affidavit A "self-employed nanny" and babysitter who secretly sexually assaulted his clients' children and had a vast collection of child porn was caught by a group of predator hunters, Pennsylvania State Police detail in court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Dominic Barbagallo, 43, of the 700 block of Broad Street in Chambersburg (according to court documents; Gettysburg according to the Adams County District Attorney's Office), was first contacted by a self-proclaimed predator hunter posing as a child in a chat group on Dec. 18, 2023, troopers detailed in the criminal complaint. The hunter …
Molotov Cocktail Tossed Onto US Route 15, Pennsylvania State Police Say Molotov Cocktail Tossed Onto US Route 15, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Molotov Cocktail Tossed Onto US Route 15, Pennsylvania State Police Say A molotov cocktail was hurled on the highway near Gettysburg on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The lit projectile was tossed from a vehicle causing a fire along U.S. 15 South near Mile Marker 23.2 in Huntington Township, according to state police This happened at about 4:52 a.m. on Dec. 30, PSP detailed. A Molotov cocktail is "a crude incendiary device typically consisting of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and with a means of ignition. The production of similar grenades was organized by Vyacheslav Molotov during World War II," according to …
First New Year's Baby Welcomed At WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital First New Year's Baby Welcomed At WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
First New Year's Baby Welcomed At WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Not quite a strike of midnight birth, but baby Mattie was the first infant to come into the world in 2024 at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.  Mattie Ann Eckenrode was born at 3:43 a.m. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her proud but sleepy parents are Renee Cuff and Matthew Eckenrode. Members of the WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Family Birthing Services team, helped them deliver their daughter.  WellSpan has five labor and delivery units across our region in our eight hospitals, with birthing units at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Commun…
Christmas Day Powerball Drawing Mints New Millionaire In Pennsylvania Christmas Day Powerball Drawing Mints New Millionaire In Pennsylvania
Christmas Day Powerball Wins Gettysburg Ticket Holder $1 Mil There is a new millionaire in Pennsylvania.  A $1 million winning lottery ticket,  less applicable withholding, sold in Gettysburg. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn on Monday, December 25. R & S Service Center located at 535 York Street earned a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The winning numbers were: 5-12-20-24-29. More than 150,700 other PA Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts, including 32,700 tickets purchased with Power Play and 14,400 tickets purchased with Double Play. The Powerball jackpot is at an estimat…
Hagerstown Duo ID'd In Fatal Police Chase Into Ravine In Greencastle: State Police Hagerstown Duo ID'd In Fatal Police Chase Into Ravine In Greencastle: State Police
Hagerstown Duo ID'd In Fatal Police Chase Into Ravine In Greencastle: State Police Two suspected thieves who fled from Pennsylvania State Police and died after crashing into "a body of water" have been identified, Trooper Megan Frazer told Daily Voice on Thursday. Robert Wade Norwood, 21, of Hagerstown was the passenger in the car that crashed, the driver, a Hagerstown white 16-year-old boy, will not have his name released, per Pennsylvania State Police policy on releasing minor's names. The teenage driver has been identified click here to read our report.  The duo reportedly were seen breaking into vehicles and thought to be stealing from them in the 9000 bloc…
Dad, Maryland Native Admits To Strangulating Infant Son: Adams County ADA Dad, Maryland Native Admits To Strangulating Infant Son: Adams County ADA
Dad, Maryland Native Admits To Strangulating Infant Son: Adams County ADA In one day in a Gettysburg courtroom, a 37-year-old man changed the life of his family, by pleading guilty to strangling his infant son, Adams County Assistant District Attorney Kyle Reuter explained to Daily Voice.  Jonathan Ray Moats, originally of Oakland, Maryland, mostly recently of Palmyra, PA,  was arrested in October following an incident involving his 5-month-old boy, court records show.   Moats has admitted to covering his son's nose and mouth using a blanket when he wouldn't stop crying, while at a home on High Street in New Oxford on Oct. 11, a…
NYPD Impersonator With Pick Axe, Ghost Gun Caught By PSP Gettysburg NYPD Impersonator With Pick Axe, Ghost Gun Caught By PSP Gettysburg
Nypd Impersonator With Pick Axe, Ghost Gun Caught By PSP Gettysburg A convicted felon in a Jeep outfitted with red and blue lights has been apprehended in South Central Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28.  Johnny Lee Jackson Jr., 55, of Berwick, was driving a 2020 Jeep he had modified with red and blue flashing police-style lights when was pulled over, at 5:19 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg detailed in a release. He was reportedly going 94 miles per hour in a marked 65 MPH zone at 146 US 15 South in Straban Township. During the traffic stop the troopers made numerous unusual discoveries, as stated …
Pedestrian Struck In Adams County (DEVELOPING) Pedestrian Struck In Adams County (DEVELOPING)
Pedestrian Struck In Adams County (Developing) Someone was struck by a vehicle in South Central Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. The pedestrian or bicyclist was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Heidlersburg and Old Harrisburg roads in Tyrone Township just before 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, according to Adams County Emergency dispatchers.  Multiple EMS, and fire companies from Biglerville, York Springs, Heidlersburg, and Gettysburg, as well as state police have responded to the incident.  Details are limited at this time as this is a developing story, so check back here for updates. 
Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Gettysburg (UPDATE) Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Gettysburg (UPDATE)
Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Gettysburg (Update) Gettysburg Kevin was found on Halloween, the Rumbaugh family announced on Facebook, but not before the famous actor he was named after remarked on his disappearance! Today around noon my husband and I walked outside to do a survey of the woods and look for Kevin. After two steps... Posted by Bring Kevin Bacon Home on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 The portly pig that had gone "Hollowman" and disappeared— similar to the way his namesake, actor Kevin Bacon did in the popular film— returned around noon on Oct. 31.  The star we are all six degrees of separation from, Kevin Bacon, took to Meta'…
Gettysburg Man ID'd After Deadly Crash Into UPS Semi, Utility Pole Gettysburg Man ID'd After Deadly Crash Into UPS Semi, Utility Pole
Gettysburg Man ID'd After Deadly Crash Into UPS Semi, Utility Pole A 24-year-old man has been identified as the driver who died at Gettysburg Hospital following a serious crash on Thursday, authorities announced over the weekend. Michael Peterson Jr., originally of Hanover, most recently of Gettysburg, died from multiple blunt force trauma following a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, according to the Adam's County coroner's officer. The deadly crash happened along Route 116/Hanover Road in Mount Pleasant Township around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, the Pennsylvania State Police explained. Peterson Jr. had "failed to stop at a stop sign" and his white 2…
PA Mechanic, NJ Cop Going Viral On TikTok For Smooth Ride At Gettysburg Competition PA Mechanic, NJ Cop Going Viral On TikTok For Smooth Ride At Gettysburg Competition
PA Mechanic, NJ Cop Going Viral On TikTok For Smooth Ride At Gettysburg Competition Don Lamborn and Brian Linden both thought they were good motorcycle riders — until they took a technical class. "I thought I had experience and knew how to ride," said Lamborn, who works at Colledge Tire & Auto in Kennett Square, PA. "Then I took a class and figured out I didn't really know how to ride all that well." "When I rode prior to going through advanced training, I thought I knew how to ride," Linden, a Paramus police lieutenant, said separately. "What I found out was that I knew next to nothing." Look at them now. Linden and Lamborn took home first place in the partner ride…
6K+ Fentanyl Pills Seized, 38 Arrested— Including Adams County Drug Dealers, DA Says 6K+ Fentanyl Pills Seized, 38 Arrested— Including Adams County Drug Dealers, DA Says
6K+ Fentanyl Pills Seized, 38 Arrested— Including Adams County Drug Dealers, DA Says A two-year-long investigation has led to the arrest of 37 people from Pennsylvania and Maryland, the York County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday.  The York County Drug Task Force and the Hanover Borough Police Department began the investigation in Nov. 2021, following the arrest of Billy Austin Norris who was allegedly caught delivering cocaine.  The investigation uncovered a large network of illegal narcotics trafficking of Pennsylvanians and Maryland in southeast York County. The following people were caught in this investigation and charged as stated, per the…
Man Caught Masturbating At 7-Eleven In Gettysburg, Police Say Man Caught Masturbating At 7-Eleven In Gettysburg, Police Say
Man Caught Masturbating At 7-Eleven In Gettysburg, Police Say A 67-year-old man was caught pleasuring himself in a vehicle parked at a Gettysburg 7-Eleven, police say.  A witness to Kenneth Gordon's masturbation called the police to the 7-Eleven on Chambersburg Street at approximately 10:24 p.m. on Oct. 7, according to a Gettysburg Police release on Monday, Oct. 9.  When officers arrived, they met with two witnesses who directed them to "a Black male in the passenger seat of a black sedan in the lot." Gordon identified himself to the officers as "Larry Williams of Gettysburg," the police said. The officers were not able to verify that iden…
PA Man Who Escaped Police Custody While In Hospital, Captured In SC PA Man Who Escaped Police Custody While In Hospital, Captured In SC
PA Man Who Escaped Police Custody While In Hospital, Captured In SC A man who fled from a Pennsylvania hospital while under guard of police has been recaptured in South Carolina, police announced on Oct. 3.  Ishan Shamere Phinn, 27, has been charged with escape, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest after fleeing from the hospital, court records show. He was arrested on a warrant out of Gettysburg in connection with false identification to police in March, and a theft and drug incident that also led to Phinn endangering the welfare of children while acting as a parenting or guardian back in January and February…
Appaloosa Horse Hit By Stray Bullet In Gettysburg, PA State Police Say Appaloosa Horse Hit By Stray Bullet In Gettysburg, PA State Police Say
Appaloosa Horse Hit By Stray Bullet In Gettysburg, PA State Police Say A house and a beloved horse were hit by a stray bullet hit a horse on Sunday, the  Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Troopers were initially called to investigation damage from "an errant bullet" to a home on Shrivers Corner Road in Butler Township, Gettysburg around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. When the troopers arrived and began to investigate they discovered an Appaloosa horse named Which Way Willie had also been shot. The horse was hit in the right nostril and injured, the police explained.  In addition to the horse, the victims of this crime are its human…
Teen Girl MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Gettysburg: Police Teen Girl MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Gettysburg: Police
Teen Girl MedEvac'd After Struck By Car In Gettysburg: Police An 18-year-old girl has been hospitalized after being struck in a crosswalk in Gettysburg, police announced on Friday.  The Gettysburg College Student was crossing Washington Street at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue around 11 a.m. on Aug. 25.  A 78-year-old Gettysburg resident driving a 2008 Toyota van was traveling west on Lincoln Ave and attempted to turn south onto North Washington St. "The van struck the pedestrian who was reported to be in the crosswalk," the police said.  Another driver was stopped at the intersection and later told police that they waived the girl…
Gettysburg Transgender Sex Offender Joins 'Most Wanted' List: Sheriff Gettysburg Transgender Sex Offender Joins 'Most Wanted' List: Sheriff
Gettysburg Transgender Sex Offender Joins 'Most Wanted' List: Sheriff A convicted sex offender, who is a biological female but now identifies as male, is wanted by police, according to a release on Aug. 14, 2023. Sarah Katilyn Bartlett of Gettysburg was convicted on January 22, 2016, of "solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct," according to the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law registry.  The offense date was 2015, and at the time Sarah identified as female and sometimes used the name Sarah Morreale as well as multiple spelling variations of her given name, according to the registry. As of June 26, 2023, Sarah was placed on 3…