COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC
Covid-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC New isolation guidelines for those infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory infections have just been announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency said there is no longer a need to isolate for five days before returning to work or school in a statement issued Friday, March 1. The CDC said it's making updates to the recommendations now because the US is seeing "far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV." Three "core prevention tips" were also detaile…
'Mare Of Easttown' Sequel Series Will Film In Delco: Officials 'Mare Of Easttown' Sequel Series Will Film In Delco: Officials
'Mare Of Easttown' Sequel Series Will Film In Delco: Officials Ridley Township will host a TV crew this weekend, according to the Board of Commissioners.   "Task," a followup to the 2021 HBO miniseries "Mare of Easttown," will film scenes at Our Lady of Peace School, 208 Milmont Ave., officials said at the Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  Commissioners unanimously approved a special events permit request for Task Productions, also known as Random Productions.  The crew will be at the school from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, and from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 3 to 10 p.m. Monday, March 4, according to the Board.  N…
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Philadelphia: Officials 22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Philadelphia: Officials
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Philadelphia: 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…
Philadelphia Man Raped Child, Chester County Court Finds Philadelphia Man Raped Child, Chester County Court Finds
Philadelphia Man Raped Child, Chester County Court Finds A Philadelphia man was convicted on multiple felony counts including rape and indecent assault of a child in a Chester County court on Wednesday, Feb. 28, authorities say.  Gregory Shamberger, 59, first came under investigation in August 2021, Parkesburg police wrote in a release. Detectives said he sexually assaulted the victim multiple times. Chester County detectives assisted Parkesburg police in the investigation, the department said.  Shamberger was remanded to the Chester County Prison pending his formal sentencing hearing, authorities added. 
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says A year-long manhunt for a suspect accused of attempting to murder three police officers has ended — as part of a drug trafficking bust, Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Thursday night.  A search warrant on Spring Street in Pittsburgh led Allegheny County and local law enforcement officers to arrest 24-year-old Bruce Harvard on Feb. 28,  AG Henry detailed in the release.  He was wanted for shooting at a McKees Rock Police Officer and two Office of Attorney General agents during an attempted vehicle stop in Stowe Township on Feb. 27, 2023, the AG explaine…
PA Man Driving On Drugs Charged For Killing His Mom In Crash: Police PA Man Driving On Drugs Charged For Killing His Mom In Crash: Police
PA Man Driving On Drugs Charged For Killing His Mom In Crash: Police A 20-year-old man who allegedly killed his mom while driving high on drugs, crashing on Route 322, has been charged, the Northern Lancaster Regional Police Department announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.   Gavin Meical Kline's mom, 41-year-old Bethany Welch of Palmyra was in the passenger seat of a 2016 Kia Optima when it was involved in the crash with a commercial van and a tractor-trailer, according to the Lancaster County Coroner's office.  The deadly head-on collision happened on West 28th Division Highway (SR322) near the Lancaster and Lebanon County line just before 2:22 p.…
Philly Mom Killed In I-295 Crash Survived By 4-Year-Old Son, 'Her Whole World' Philly Mom Killed In I-295 Crash Survived By 4-Year-Old Son, 'Her Whole World'
Philly Mom Killed In I-295 Crash Survived By 4-Year-Old Son, 'Her Whole World' A Maryland woman is raising money for her 4-year-old grandson who lost his Philadelphia mother in a fatal crash on Interstate 295 in South Jersey. Anghel Ashmeade of Columbia, MD, said on a GoFundMe page that she's fundraising in memory of her 37-year-old daughter, Cassandra Ashmeade.  Cassandra was killed after being ejected from a pickup truck in a Feb. 1 crash along I-295 in West Deptford, New Jersey State Police said. The crash remains under investigation, Trooper Troy McNair said on Wednesday, Feb. 28. "My daughter Cassandra was a bright beautiful, ambitious and fun-loving young …
Philly Family Dollar Employee Bilked $170K Through Workers' Comp Scheme: AG Philly Family Dollar Employee Bilked $170K Through Workers' Comp Scheme: AG
Philly 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…
Felon Shows Up At Ex-GF's Home With Illegal Weapons, MontCo DA Says Felon Shows Up At Ex-GF's Home With Illegal Weapons, MontCo DA Says
Felon Shows Up At Ex-GF's Home With Illegal Weapons, MontCo DA Says A registered sex offender made calls from prison to illegally purchase weapons and wasn't caught until he was parked outside his ex-girlfriend's home around 1 a.m., authorities detailed in court documents released on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Edward Cordenner III, 36, of Susquehanna Avenue in Lansdale was found with a loaded assault rifle and night vision goggles in his pickup truck outside his ex-girlfriend's home in New Hanover Township at 1:21 a.m. on Feb. 21, police explained in the affidavit of probable cause.  Cordenner had recently been released from prison and had been makin…
Man Electrocuted After Falling Onto SEPTA Tracks, Officials Say Man Electrocuted After Falling Onto SEPTA Tracks, Officials Say
Man Electrocuted After Falling Onto SEPTA Tracks, Officials Say One man has died after falling onto train tracks in Center Philadelphia and being electrocuted early Monday morning, Feb. 26, SEPTA told Daily Voice.  It happened at City Hall Station on the Broad Street Line around 2:30 a.m., a spokesperson said. The victim was electrocuted after touching the third rail, according to officials.  His name was not reported and the matter remains under investigation. 
Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say
Inmate Dies In Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say A convicted felon, serving a maximum of 23 months in the Dauphin County Prison, was found unresponsive on Friday morning, authorities announced that afternoon.  Justin Cofield, 33 of Steelton, began his sentence on Aug. 31, 2023, and was pronounced dead within the prison at 10:08 a.m. on Feb. 23, Dauphin County officials detailed in the release.  DCP officials were called to a medical emergency on I Block at 9:33 a.m. Cofield was found unresponsive in his bunk, lying on his stomach, a correctional officer explained as EMS arrived. EMS made life-saving attempts, but ultim…
Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle
Hundreds Of Commuters Briefly Stranded In SEPTA Debacle Some 250 Philadelphia commuters were left stranded on a "dead" track in West Philadelphia Thursday morning, Feb. 22, transit authorities confirmed to Daily Voice.  It happened during the morning rush hour around 7:30 a.m., SEPTA said.  "Amtrak mistakenly routed a Center City-bound SEPTA Regional Rail train to a dead track that was not receiving power," a spokesperson wrote. The marooned passengers were rescued when a second train was brought in and shuttled them to 30th Street Station, SEPTA said.  No one was injured and there was "never a chance of a collision," the spokes…
Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother
Siblings On Road To Recovery After Skook Crash That Killed Grandmother Schuylkill County community members have raised thousands to help two children recover after the crash that killed their grandmother early this month.  Elizabeth Ryan, 65, died when another driver struck her car head-on on Feb. 9, Daily Voice reported. Police said it happened on Route 901 near Old Phoenix Road in Cass Township.  Her two grandchildren in the car, 8-year-old Laykin and 6-year-old Kaiden, were also hurt in the crash.  "While Kaiden suffered a broken arm and is recovering at home, Laykin suffered severe internal and spinal injuries and is currently rec…
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours
Widespread Outage Knocks Service To 73K AT&T Customers For Hours Thousands of AT&T customers were experiencing an outage Thursday, Feb. 22. As of 9:35 a.m., 73,000 customers had reported an issue, according to Downdetector. The company said it was "working urgently" to restore service and encourages the use of Wi-Fi calling. Customers began reporting issues in the early-morning hours, but the issue lasted well into the afternoon for thousands, Downdetector shoes. The issue had resolved for most customers by 2 p.m.
Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit
Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit A 47-year-old man shot his sister and killed his brother-in-law after he thought they were poisoning his dinner so they could take his money, Northern York County Regional Police Detective Michael Hine explained in court documents obtained by Daily Voice on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Antonio Saldana-Ramos has been held in the York County Prison without bail per state law on the charge of homicide, as Daily Voice previously reported. He was also charged with felony attempted first-degree murder for shooting his sister in the family home in the 1400 block of Clayoma Avenu…
Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings
Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings Federal investigators have released a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed a school administrator in Chester County early this month.  Octorara school board president Sam Ganow was the only one onboard the twin-engine Grumman American GA-7 that crashed near Coatesville on the afternoon of Feb. 1, Daily Voice reported. In the preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, officials said the plane was "the subject of a restoration project" that was being documented on YouTube "for the purpose of returning the airplane to service and reselling i…
Found Skull Matched To Central PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says Found Skull Matched To Central PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says
Found Skull Matched To Central PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says A skull found in 2020 has been DNA matched to a woman who went missing in 2007, the Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told Daily Voice on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Heike Leich was 47 when she wandered away from the home she shared with her common-law husband, Jonathan Hawthorne, in the 7900 block of Fishing Creek Valley Road in West Hanover Township at 7:30 p.m. on August 8, 2007, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Hawthorne reported her missing, noting that she left behind her ID, purse, and medication — she had been diagnosed as bipolar and previously requ…
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA A Virginia man who pleaded guilty in connection to traveling to Pennsylvania to have sex with a child has been sentenced, the Lancaster County District Attorney's office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Tanner Iskra, 38 of the 2100 block of Harpoon Drive, Stafford, VA, pleaded guilty in Sept. 2023 to attempted statutory sexual assault (11 years older), attempted corruption of minors, and criminal use of a communication facility, DA Heather Adams detailed in the release.  Iskra was sentenced to 11-23 months in prison, eight years of probation, and he must register as a sex offender …
Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA
Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA A suspended judge shot a man in the face while he was sleeping, blinding him in one eye, authorities alleged in a release on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Suspended Magisterial District Judge Sonya M. McKnight was arrested on attempted murder charges and related offenses on Feb. 15, the Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack detailed in a release that evening.  McKnight is accused of shooting this man in his home on Saddle Ridge Drive, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg on Saturday, Feb. 10, McCormack explained.  Regarding the man's medical status, McCormack said the foll…
Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ
Brand-New Visitor Center Coming To Washington Crossing State Park In NJ Beginning in late February, work will begin in preparation for the construction of the new Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center. The Mercer County park is the site of General George Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas night crossing of the icy Delaware River. The new visitor center is designed to be built into the landscape, featuring a green roof, a multipurpose theater, and immersive exhibits. The new visitor center is one of several projects the State Park Service is undertaking ahead of the United States’ Semiquincentennial Anniversary, the 250th anniversary of the signing of…
Snowmobiler, 20, Killed In Central PA Crash Struck Downed Wire: Coroner Snowmobiler, 20, Killed In Central PA Crash Struck Downed Wire: Coroner
Snowmobiler, 20, Killed In Central PA Crash Struck Downed Wire: Coroner Shock and sadness spread following a snowmobile crash that left a 20-year-old York County man dead. York County Coroner Pamela Gay identified Newberry Township's Zachary Peiffer as the victim of the crash on Tuesday morning. Peiffer was not wearing a helmet when he ran into a downed wire crossing York Road between Miller Road and Pleasant Drive in Newberry Township around 8 a.m., Gay said.  Deputy Coroner Molly York was called to the scene to investigate and certify the death, which was pronounced at 9:29 a.m., Feb. 13. His cause of death was a "sharp Force Neck Trauma due to Impact with …
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…
Thousands Raised For 'Devoted Parents,' Three Kids Killed In East Lansdowne Thousands Raised For 'Devoted Parents,' Three Kids Killed In East Lansdowne
Thousands Raised For 'Devoted Parents,' Three Kids Killed In East Lansdowne Neighbors and friends have contributed nearly $20,000 to memorialize the family of five killed in a house fire and shooting in East Lansdowne last Wednesday, Feb. 7.  Xuong, Britni, Natalya, Nakayla, and Xavier Le were "truly an amazing and loving family in every way," loved ones said on GoFundMe.  The remains of all five were recovered from their burnt-out home at 58 Lewis Avenue by Friday, Feb. 9, authorities have said. Also recovered were the remains of Canh Le, who investigators believe set the deadly fire and shot at first responders who arrived at the scene.  Scene…
GUILTY! BF Beat 21-Year-Old GF To Death On Video: Chester County DA GUILTY! BF Beat 21-Year-Old GF To Death On Video: Chester County DA
Guilty! BF Beat 21-Year-Old GF To Death On Video: Chester County DA A week-long trial ends with an abusive boyfriend's conviction nearly two years and two months after he brutally killed his girlfriend, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced late Friday, Feb. 9.  Leroy Brahm III, now 33 of Spring City, has been convicted of the following in connection with the Dec. 4, 2021, killing of 21-year-old Annabel Rose Meenan and months of abuses leading up to her death: Homicide Murder Of The First Degree. Felony Murder Of The Third Degree. Homicide- Criminal Homicide Strangulation - Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck. Felony…
Celeb Chef From Philly Bringing 2 Restaurants To Atlantic City Resort Celeb Chef From Philly Bringing 2 Restaurants To Atlantic City Resort
Celeb Chef From Philly Bringing 2 Restaurants To Atlantic City Resort An Atlantic City casino is teaming up with a renowned Philadelphia chef for the launch of two new restaurants. Restauranteur Michael Schulson will open up Pearl & Mary and Samuel's at Ocean, the Ocean Casino Resort announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. They'll be next to each other in the lobby across from The Park. Courtesy of Ocean Casino Resort The Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Wikimedia Commons - Chris6d The restaurants are expected to open before the summer. "We are thrilled to welcome Pearl & Mary and Samuel’s into Ocean’s portfolio of dining venues as we ven…
Coroner Seeks Family Of Bethlehem Man Who Died At Lehigh Valley Hospital Coroner Seeks Family Of Bethlehem Man Who Died At Lehigh Valley Hospital
Coroner Seeks Family Of Bethlehem Man Who Died At Lehigh Valley Hospital The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is looking for the loved ones of a 71-year-old Bethlehem man.  Dennis C. Albert, 71, died from natural causes at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest on Thursday, Feb. 8, authorities said.  Anyone who is able to contact his next of kin is asked to call the Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426 or email danielbuglio@lehighcounty.org.
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Dairy products linked to deaths and serious illness — sold nationwide at many major retailers — are being recalled, the Center for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Food And Drug Administration announced in multiple releases over the first week of February.  Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. is recalling over 50 products after 26 illnesses, 23 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths, according to the CDC.  The California-based company issued the recall following the report of Listeria monocytogenes contamination causing illnesses in 11 states. Listeria monocytogene…
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA The USDA has issued a warning to consumers after rocks were found inside a prepackaged chicken meal from Trader Joe's.  The ready-to-eat chicken 14-ounce packages are labeled as "Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil and Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates, and Golden Raisins." At least one person damaged their teeth after biting down on a rock while eating the meal, and others have reported finding foreign objects in the product to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the USDA said in its alert on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  The affected produ…
Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer
Popular Jersey Shore Vacation Spot Eyes $34M Boardwalk Reconstruction After This Summer North Wildwood is preparing to start rebuilding its popular boardwalk after this summer. The popular vacation spot is finalizing the plans to reconstruct its part of the Wildwoods Boardwalk, according to a post on the city's Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 5. The first phase of the project is expected to begin in the fall and work will happen between 16th and 18th avenues. The total rebuild of North Wildwood's boardwalk section is anticipated to cost about $34 million, with about $3.5 million going toward the first phase of the project. Before the rebuild begins, the city said it will watch o…
Woman Dies After Fall At PA Prison, Investigation Launched: DA Woman Dies After Fall At PA Prison, Investigation Launched: DA
Woman Dies After Fall At PA Prison, Investigation Launched: DA Authorities are investigating after an inmate fell to her death at the Monroe County Correctional Facility, according to the District Attorney's Office.  The unnamed 42-year-old woman fell from an "upper tier" at the prison early Sunday morning, Feb. 4, and was badly injured, officials said. She died hours later at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, DA Mike Mancuso wrote in a statement.  "Detective Mario Orlando of my office along with members of the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death," Mancuso said.  County Coroner Tom Yanac has ordered an autopsy, he added.&…
Young Mom, Toddler's Deaths Land Norristown Man Double Homicide By Vehicle Charges: DA Young Mom, Toddler's Deaths Land Norristown Man Double Homicide By Vehicle Charges: DA
Young Mom, Toddler's Deaths Land Norristown Man Double Homicide By Vehicle Charges: DA A 22-year-old man has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle for a crash that killed a young mom and her toddler, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Upper Merion Township Director of Public Safety Thomas Nolan announced on Wednesday morning.  Brayan Alejandro Gonzalez-Paez of Norristown has been charged with a slew of offenses for a high-speed crash on Valley Forge Park Road in Upper Merion Township that killed 20-year-old Anjelica Guadalupe Amaya Briceno and her 3-year-old daughter on Jan. 13, according to the affidavit of probable cause.&nbs…