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State Rep. Kevin Boyle Wanted On Arrest Warrant In Philadelphia: Report (UPDATED) State Rep. Kevin Boyle Wanted On Arrest Warrant In Philadelphia: Report (UPDATED)
State Rep. Kevin Boyle Wanted On Arrest Warrant In Philadelphia: Report (Updated) UPDATE: The arrest warrant has been withdrawn, District Attorney Larry Krasner said Monday, April 22.  State Representative Kevin Boyle is sought by Philadelphia police, 6abc reports. Philadelphia police did not detail the charges when Daily Voice inquired, and court documents were not available on the state website as of Wednesday, April 17. Philadelphia police said only that Boyle had not surrendered as of midday Wednesday. The Democrat is wanted on an arrest warrant for violating a restraining order, 6abc said.  Boyle, a Democrat who represents parts of Northeast Philade…
PA Scout Leader, Ex-Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of Former Student: Prosecutors PA Scout Leader, Ex-Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of Former Student: Prosecutors
PA Scout Leader, Ex-Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of Former Student: Prosecutors A teacher is accused of sexually abusing his former student, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.  Keith Steininger, 68, of Upland Borough is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond, prosecutors said.  Investigators say Steininger, who was also a Boy Scout trooper leader, abused the victim for a period of two years between 2018 and 2020, when the victim was between 11 and 13.  Authorities said Steininger was the victim's Boy Scout leader and former teacher at Girard College, a Philadelphia boarding school for children from families headed…
Philly Area Players Win Over $1.2 Million Combined In Pennsylvania Lottery Philly Area Players Win Over $1.2 Million Combined In Pennsylvania Lottery
Philly Area Players Win Over $1.2 Million Combined In Pennsylvania Lottery A pair of Pennsylvania Lottery players in greater Philadelphia will take home more than $1.2 million combined, according to state gaming officials.  In Northeast Philadelphia, a lucky player matched all five balls pulled in the Saturday, April 13 drawing for the Cash 5 with Quick Cash game to win $956,334, lotto reps said.  The vendor, Krewstown Beer & Beverage at 8900 Krewstown Road, will receive a $5,000 bonus check for selling the winning slip.  Also on Saturday, an online player in Montgomery County won $250,000 by matching five of the six balls pulled…
Days Of Heavy Rain With Coastal Flooding Coming To NJ, PA: Forecasters Days Of Heavy Rain With Coastal Flooding Coming To NJ, PA: Forecasters
Days Of Heavy Rain With Coastal Flooding Coming To NJ, PA: Forecasters Sunny skies are in the rearview, for now. Heavy rain is on the forecast for New Jersey and Pennsylvania for Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, and AccuWeather forecasters warn conditions could get bad rather quickly. Wednesday, April 10 will be dry and partly sunny with a high near 60, with showers possible overnight. Thursday after 2 p.m. and at night are when showers and thunderstorms are more likely, according to the National Weather Service. "Those with outdoor or travel plans may have to do more than dodge raindrops and flooding in the Midwest and Northeast," reads a report by A…
Fiery Crash Kills Chambersburg Native 24-Year-Old In Central PA, State Police Say Fiery Crash Kills Chambersburg Native 24-Year-Old In Central PA, State Police Say
Fiery Crash Kills Chambersburg Native 24-Year-Old In Central PA, State Police Say A 24-year-old man died at the scene of a crash in Central Pennsylvania, State Police announced on Monday, April 8. Mason Allen Kelley originally of Chambersburg most recently of Carlisle, was heading west on East Old York Road near Lerew Road in Carlisle when he left his lane for an unknown reason at 12:21 a.m. on April 6, the state police detailed in the release. Kelley exited the right-hand lane, and entered into the eastbound lane before leaving the roadway entirely, striking a tree head-on, and becoming engulfed in flames, according to PSP. Citizens Fire Company, Yellow Breeches EMS, C…
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…
Fatal Fire Injures 1-Month-Old infant, PA Fire Officials Say Fatal Fire Injures 1-Month-Old infant, PA Fire Officials Say
Fatal Fire Injures 1-Month-Old infant, PA Fire Officials Say One man has died and four other people — including an infant —were injured in a residential fire early Wednesday morning, April 3, authorities told Daily Voice.  Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of Dennie Street around 2:15 a.m., a Philadelphia Fire Department spokesperson said. They arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a two-story row house, according to officials.  The fire was placed under control by 2:26 a.m., PFD said.  A 62-year-old man was killed and four others injured: a 19-year-old woman, a 1-month-old infant, a man of unknown age, and a 38-ye…
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond UPDATE: Three young Philadelphia men admitted burglarizing 55 UPS warehouses across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond, netting more than $1.6 million worth of electronics. Sekou Fofanah, 20, Shamaire Brown, 19, and Quamaire Brown, 19, each pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to conspiracy to commit cargo theft, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. All three and a fourth man, Aboudramane Karamoko, had been arrested and released at one time or other since the burglaries began nearly four years ago, records show. The most recent was last past April, when po…
Pair Wanted For Gunpoint Kidnapping In Pennsylvania: Police Pair Wanted For Gunpoint Kidnapping In Pennsylvania: Police
Pair Wanted For Gunpoint Kidnapping In Pennsylvania: Police Ambler Borough police are seeking two suspects in a 2023 gunpoint kidnapping, the department said in a release Wednesday, March 27.  Deonte Davis and Terrell Watkins are each wanted for conspiracy, burglary, and related counts, according to court records.  Police said Davis and Watkins helped break into a home on the 200 block of S. Maple Avenue last Feb. 21 and robbed a victim at gunpoint before taking them to Philadelphia, where they later escaped.  Two other suspects, Beheejah Alwan and Samaj Dawkins, were previously convicted in connection with the inciden…
PA Man Heads To Fed Pen For Double Armed Robbery: USDOJ PA Man Heads To Fed Pen For Double Armed Robbery: USDOJ
PA Man Heads To Fed Pen For Double Armed Robbery: Usdoj A 26-year-old man will spend the next 15 years behind bars for a pair of Northeast Philadelphia robberies, federal prosecutors say.  Michael Malcolm was sentenced to 185 months plus five years of supervised release and $300 restitution, the US Attorney's Office said in a release.  Investigators said the robberies happened within minutes on the night of Oct. 5, 2021. Malcolm walked into Illadelph by All in One Smoke Shop at 14230 Bustleton Avenue and asked for cigarillo wraps before handing over some money, authorities said.  When the clerk opened the register, Malc…
Escaped PA Prisoner Caught In Philadelphia: US Marshals (UPDATED) Escaped PA Prisoner Caught In Philadelphia: US Marshals (UPDATED)
Escaped PA Prisoner Caught In Philadelphia: US Marshals (Updated) An inmate at a western Pennsylvania prison who escaped custody last year was arrested in Philadelphia Friday morning, March 22, authorities say.  Isaiah Tilghman, 33, was caught on the 3300 block of Aramingo Avenue, according to US Marshals.  Tilghman was being held on drug charges and state parole violations when he fled from the Blair County Prison on Dec. 3, authorities have said.  Just days after his escape, Marshals said they believed Tilghman had been in the Port Richmond area. The next week on Dec. 15, a truck that he allegedly stole was found in South Philadelphia.&n…
Fifth Suspect In Custody For Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens: Police Fifth Suspect In Custody For Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens: Police
Fifth Suspect In Custody For Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens: Police Philadelphia police have named a fifth suspect in the mass shooting at a SEPTA bus stop on March 6.  Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Jefferson is in police custody, PPD confirmed to Daily Voice.  The shooting took place at school dismissal and sent eight teenagers to the hospital – including one 16-year-old in critical condition, who police believe was the intended target of the attack.  Four other suspects are in custody for the shooting: 17-year-old Asir Boone, 19-year-old Jermahd Carter, 18-year-old Jamaal Tucker, and 17-year-old Ahnile Buggs.  Asir Boone&nb…
Young Child's 'Severely Decomposed' Body Found In Duffel Bag In Philadelphia: Police Young Child's 'Severely Decomposed' Body Found In Duffel Bag In Philadelphia: Police
Young Child's 'Severely Decomposed' Body Found In Duffel Bag In Philadelphia: Police Police are investigating after a young child was found dead in a duffel bag in Philadelphia on Monday morning, March 18.  The child was found on the 600 block of N. 38th Street in the Mantua section of West Philly, according to the department. Police said it was discovered by someone doing work behind a property on the block.  The child has not yet been identified and their gender is unknown, police said. The remains are "severely decomposed," they added.  6abc reports that the child is thought to be between 2 and 4 years old.  SEE ALSO: Infant Has 'Suspicious' De…
Philadelphia Teen Has Been Missing Since February, Police Say Philadelphia Teen Has Been Missing Since February, Police Say
Philadelphia Teen Has Been Missing Since February, Police Say Authorities in Philadelphia are looking for a missing child.  Vanessa DeJesus, 14, was last seen on the 2200 block of Cambria Street at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, according to city police.  She is 5-foot-4, 130 pounds, and was last spotted wearing a school uniform, PPD said.  Anyone with information should call 215-686-3252 or dial 911. 
13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey 13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey
13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey More than 50 people were arrested after police broke up a large cockfighting ring in Atlantic County, authorities said. Galloway Township police executed a search warrant at a home on the 300 block of South Bremen Avenue on Saturday, Mar. 9, the department said in a news release. When officers arrived, a large group of people were there and many tried to run away before they were detained. Investigators found an "elaborate cockfighting operation" that included a fighting ring, seating for spectators, and several cockfighting kits. About 50 roosters were found in "various degrees of health" …
Pennsylvania Cheers On Native Oscar Winner Da'Vine Joy Randolph Pennsylvania Cheers On Native Oscar Winner Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Pennsylvania Cheers On Native Oscar Winner Da'Vine Joy Randolph The 2024 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress had the support of her home state when she held up her golden statue on Sunday, March 10.  Da'Vine Joy Randolph, a Philadelphia native, won Best Supporting Actress — yet again — for "The Holdovers." She previously won the title at the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globes, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.   Randolph was voted on by the Academy above Emily Blunt in “Oppenhei…
$42K Hidden In Sealed Toothpaste Boxes Lands PHL Employee Federal Sentence $42K Hidden In Sealed Toothpaste Boxes Lands PHL Employee Federal Sentence
$42K Hidden In Sealed Toothpaste Boxes Lands PHL Employee Federal Sentence A Philadelphia International Airport employee will spend six months in jail for trying to smuggle thousands of dollars past security, according to federal prosecutors.  Hugh James, 52, was also sentenced to two years of supervised release and a combined $1,200 in fines and fees, said the US Attorney's Office.  Authorities said James tried to board a flight from PHL to Montego Bay, Jamaica in October 2020 with $62,000 in undeclared cash in his luggage.  As "an employee with access to the secure area of the airport," investigators said James "arranged to have the cash smuggled…
COLD CASE: PA Teen Was Stabbed, Beaten, And Dumped In Backyard COLD CASE: PA Teen Was Stabbed, Beaten, And Dumped In Backyard
Cold CASE: PA Teen Was Stabbed, Beaten, And Dumped In Backyard Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a Delaware County murder that took place more than 50 years ago.  Joann Jackson was 18 years old when police found her body in a backyard off of Rose Tree Road in Middletown, according to state police and contemporary media accounts.  Her remains were discovered by children playing near a pine bush on Thursday, Aug. 16, 1973, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that week. Investigators told the newspaper she had been beaten, stabbed in the neck, sexually assaulted, and strangled.  Jackson was last seen alive by her father two d…
Eagles' Jason Kelce Announces Retirement From NFL Eagles' Jason Kelce Announces Retirement From NFL
Eagles' Jason Kelce Announces Retirement From NFL Jason Kelce is hanging up his jersey after 13 years, the Philadelphia Eagles center announced at an emotional press conference on Monday, March 4.  Kelce teased the decision in a post on X.com Monday morning.  No Keg videos this year, I have come to a decision and will address it at a press conference this afternoon. — Jason Kelce (@JasonKelce) March 4, 2024 He had reportedly told teammates that he was considering retirement after the Eagles lost a wild-card playoff game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-9, ending their season, according to 6abc.  On their podcast "New Hei…
KIDNAPPED: Thief Steals Car  With PA Woman Sleeping Inside, Authorities Say KIDNAPPED: Thief Steals Car  With PA Woman Sleeping Inside, Authorities Say
Kidnapped: Thief Steals Car With PA Woman Sleeping Inside, Authorities Say A 34-year-old woman was abducted when a thief stole the car she was sleeping in early Monday morning, March 4, according to Philadelphia police.  It happened on the 800 block of East Allegheny Avenue in Kensington just before 2 a.m., the department said.  Investigators believe the carjacker stole the silver 2012 Buick Verona and fled north on the 3200 block of G Street. The woman was found safe by 11 a.m., but the suspect is still sought, police said.   He is described as thin with a light complexion and was wearing a mask, a black puffer coat with the hood up, and blac…
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials 22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 22 "probable" cases of lead poisoning to federal regulators, a spokesperson told Daily Voice.  The 22 "probable" cases and one "suspected" case are linked to cinnamon applesauce pouches that have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration, DOH said.  The affected products were:  WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches – including three packs Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches FDA officials said Thursday, Feb. 29 that the lead and chromi…
US Marshals Detail Capture Of Escaped Philadelphia Prisoner Alleem Borden US Marshals Detail Capture Of Escaped Philadelphia Prisoner Alleem Borden
US Marshals Detail Capture Of Escaped Philadelphia Prisoner Alleem Borden The man who ran from police custody in Philadelphia on Monday morning, Feb. 26 has been arrested, authorities say.  Alleem Borden was reportedly being held in connection with a stolen car when he escaped while being discharged from Episcopal Hospital, according to US Marshals.  Borden was tracked down to an address in Johnstown, Cambria County, where Marshals said they found him hiding in an attic crawlspace. The 29-year-old "had to be forcibly removed from the attic" and was taken to a local jail while he awaits extradition to Philadelphia, officials said.  “When warra…
Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters
Snow, Hail Could Be Part Of Damaging Mid-Week Storm Headed To NJ, PA: Forecasters Forecasters are tracking a gusty storm bringing rain and some snow to parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rain is expected to begin across both states Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, and continue through Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, the National Weather Service says. ☔️ Multiple rounds of rain & storms will occur across central PA through Wednesday evening, Stay Weather Aware! 1⃣: Tues... Posted by US National Weather Service State College PA on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 While temperatures on Wednesday could reach a high of 60, a steep drop is expected in the evening to around 30, …
PA Family Dollar Employee Bilked $170K Through Workers' Comp Scheme: AG PA Family Dollar Employee Bilked $170K Through Workers' Comp Scheme: AG
PA Family Dollar Employee Bilked $170K Through Workers' Comp Scheme: AG A Delaware woman will spend at least five years in a Pennsylvania prison after admitting to defrauding two employers through a workers' compensation scam, authorities say.  Victoria Newell-Brown, 56, pleaded guilty to 10 felonies in October, said the Attorney General's Office in a release.  In 2019, while working at a Family Dollar store in Philadelphia, prosecutors said Newell-Brown claimed she was "totally disabled" from a fall. The company paid her medical expenses, workers' compensation, and wage-loss benefits for $1,500 every two weeks for over two years, according to of…
PA's Shane Gillis Bombs SNL Monologue, Scores Netflix Deal PA's Shane Gillis Bombs SNL Monologue, Scores Netflix Deal
PA's Shane Gillis Bombs SNL Monologue, Scores Netflix Deal Shane Gillis is having the last laugh, after many awkward ones. The Mechanicsburg, PA native who launched his career in Philly announced his new series "Tires" was bought by Netflix days after bombing his "Saturday Night Live" monologue. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shane Gillis (@shanemgillis) Gillis, 36, allegedly self-financed and co-created the show, which IMDB says is about a "nervous" auto repairman who must save his father's shop amid being "tormented" by his cousin. Last Saturday, Gillis opened SNL by telling the audi…
Chance Of Snow In Central Pennsylvania As Late-Week Storm Approaches: Forecasters Chance Of Snow In Central Pennsylvania As Late-Week Storm Approaches: Forecasters
Chance Of Snow In Central Pennsylvania As Late-Week Storm Approaches: Forecasters A change in the weather is bringing warmer weather and rain to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, closing out a dry week with mild temps, forecasters are saying. Wednesday, Feb. 21 will be mostly sunny with a high near 45, melting snow that fell last week, the National Weather Service says.  The snow could re-freeze as temps dip just under 30 at night, but a warm-up Thursday means the precipitation eyeing the region likely won't be more snow. Good morning! Expect a slightly warmer day today compared to yesterday with mostly sunny skies. The forecast hasn't... Posted by US National We…
Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US
Amish Philadelphia Bakery Named Among Best In US The City of Brotherly Love is home to Pennsylvania's best bakery. That's according to Yelp.com, which ranked Beiler's Doughnuts of Philadelphia as the best bakery in the Keystone State this week.  The honor went specifically to the chain's Reading Terminal Market location — Beiler's also operates in Lancaster City and Germantown, Maryland, according to its website. Doughnuts are the shop's signature offering, but the menu also features cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, fudge, pies, and breads.  View this post on Instagram A post sh…
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
School Names Mom, Daughter Killed By Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning School officials have named two of the three family members who died in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Northeast Philadelphia this week.  They were mother and daughter Maricel Martinez, 47, and Angelina Cardona, 12, said Saint Albert the Great Catholic School of Huntingdon Valley in a statement.  "Our Hearts are broken as we try to cope with the loss of our wonderful teacher and friend as well as her sweet daughter, a student in our 5th grade," administrators wrote.  "Mrs. Martinez, we will always remember your kindness and confidence exhibited in you…
Officer Hospitalized, Driver Killed After Pinning Patrolman With Car: PPD Officer Hospitalized, Driver Killed After Pinning Patrolman With Car: PPD
Officer Hospitalized, Driver Killed After Pinning Patrolman With Car: PPD A driver was shot dead by an officer after pinning the patrolman to a wall with his car, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel announced in a press conference late on Thursday night.  The patrolman had been conducting a solo traffic stop at F Street and Roosevelt Blvd but pursued the driver to Adams and Newtown avenues in the 25th District, the Crescentville neighborhood, just after 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, Commissioner Kevin Bethel detailed. That's where the driver drove into the officer, pinning him by his legs between a vehicle and a wall of the bridge outside Tacon…
Family Killed, Carbon Monoxide Possible Cause, Philadelphia Police Say Family Killed, Carbon Monoxide Possible Cause, Philadelphia Police Say
Family Killed, Carbon Monoxide Possible Cause, Philadelphia Police Say A family of three is suspected to have been killed by carbon monoxide in Philadelphia, police said. Firefighters and police officers were called to perform a wellness check on the family in a home on the 4000 block of Ashburner Street at 12:53 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to a PPD. They found a 47-year-old mom, the 56-year-old dad, and their 12-year-old daughter unresponsive, city police detailed in the release. The family was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 p.m., the PPD explained. Their names were not immediately released. Carbon monoxide is "suspected as the cause of death," b…
YouTube Drone Pilot Summoned To Federal Court For Reckless Flying In PA YouTube Drone Pilot Summoned To Federal Court For Reckless Flying In PA
YouTube Drone Pilot Summoned To Federal Court For Reckless Flying In PA A Philadelphia man is accused of breaking Federal Aviation Administration rules while flying his drone around the city, according to a release from the US Attorney's Office.  From December 2019 to the present, federal prosecutors claim Michael DiCiurcio flew his drones "unlawfully and unsafely" — including at night and dangerously close to buildings and landmarks like the William Penn statue.  DiCiurcio operates a YouTube channel called PhillyDroneLife, where he films and uploads "drone footage from sunrises to sunsets with the beautiful city skyline as the backdrop," accordi…