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7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Tankers Crash In PA: Officials (PHOTOS) 7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Tankers Crash In PA: Officials (PHOTOS)
7 Firefighters Injured When 2 Tankers Crash In PA: Officials (Photos) Seven firefighters were injured when two tankers, from two different companies, collided on the way to a massive warehouse fire in South Central Pennsylvania on Friday night, according to separate releases issued the following morning, July 13.  Tanker 37 with Laurel Fire Company #1, was involved in a “motor vehicle accident along with Tanker 8 of the Community Fire Company # 1 – York New Salem," as Chief David E. Rittenhouse stated in a release.  Two members of his crew at Laurel Fire Company #1 were taken to Wellspan York Hospital but have since been discharged.  …
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Secret Service agents rushed to get former President Donald Trump offstage after loud bangs were heard and he dropped to the ground at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Just minutes after the early evening event on Saturday, July 13 in Butler, just north of Pittsburgh, started, the apparent shots were heard. Trump had turned to show a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs rang throughout the crowd. He ducked and was tackled by Secret Service members as members of the crowd gasped and chanted, "U-S-A." Possible gunshots at former President Trump's rally in Butler, PA. Secret Servic…
Florida Man Had 13 'Explosive Devices' In Truck, Pennsylvania State Police Florida Man Had 13 'Explosive Devices' In Truck, Pennsylvania State Police
Florida Man Had 13 'Explosive Devices' In Truck, Pennsylvania State Police A 46-year-old man from Frostproof, Florida was arrested after state police said they found over a dozen improvised explosive devices in his vehicle.  The unnamed man was stopped in Tobyhanna on July 5 and "deemed to be under the influence," according to troopers.  Authorities obtained a warrant and said they found 13 explosives during a search of his GMC Sierra. PSP's Hazardous Device and Explosives Section (HDES) took custody of the devices for investigation, police said.  The man was "charged accordingly" and taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, troopers said.…
Swatting Incident at Wendy's In Central Pennsylvania, Police Say Swatting Incident at Wendy's In Central Pennsylvania, Police Say
Swatting Incident at Wendy's In Central Pennsylvania, Police Say A fake bomb threat led to a swatting incident at a Wendy's in Central Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon, the police announced later that evening.  The Susquehanna Township police were called to the alleged threat at the Wendy's restaurant located at 3925 North Front Street at 1 p.m. on July 11, as detailed in the release.  The police released the following statement about what happened next: "With the assistance of the Dauphin County Sheriff’s K9 team, the building was searched and deemed safe to return to normal business. At this time, the incident appears to be connected to o…
BOMB THREAT: Franklin & Marshall Evacuates, Calls FBI (DEVELOPING) BOMB THREAT: Franklin & Marshall Evacuates, Calls FBI (DEVELOPING)
Bomb Threat: Franklin & Marshall Evacuates, Calls FBI (Developing) A bomb threat prompted an evacuation at Franklin & Marshall College on Thursday, officials told Daily Voice.  The alert about the threat at the college located at 637 College Avenue in Lancaster went out at 10:12 a.m. on July 11, according to the school's Department of Public Safety. The alert read as follows: "Several F&M campus employees received bomb threats via email. As a precaution, the College is moving everyone on campus to safe sites. Authorities are investigating. A notification will be sent when it is safe to return." Daily Voice reached out to F&M and reached …
Manhunt Continues After Shelter-In-Place Order Ends In Carlisle: Police Manhunt Continues After Shelter-In-Place Order Ends In Carlisle: Police
Search For Jarrek Anderson Prompted Shelter-In-Place Order A teenager wanted for child endangerment prompted a shelter-in-place order, Carlisle Police announced shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, but it was all over around 9:45 p.m. — yet the suspect remains at large, police say. Jarrek Michael Anderson, 18 of Carlisle, was wanted "related to an incident that occurred at Memorial Park,150 W Penn St, on June 26," as stated in a police release issued the following day.  Police activity was announced in connection with the search for him in the area of South Pitt and West Ridge streets on July 8.  The police stated the following in the or…
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 …
Shooting Sends 4 GirlsTo Hospital York Police Say Shooting Sends 4 GirlsTo Hospital York Police Say
Shooting Sends 4 GirlsTo Hospital York Police Say UPDATE: the vehicle was located shortly after Daily Voice published this. The police thank everyone who submitted tips.  ORIGINAL: Suspects and their stolen vehicle are being sought after four teenage girls were shot in York City on Monday, police announced on June 25. Three 18-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl were shot in the 600 block of West Market Street at 6:47 p.m. on June 24, police detailed in the initial release. All four girls sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.  Police believe the shootings were possibl…
Stabbing In Lititz Park Hospitalizes Teen In Ephrata: Police Stabbing In Lititz Park Hospitalizes Teen In Ephrata: Police
Stabbing In Lititz Park Hospitalizes Teen In Ephrata: Police A teenage boy is in the hospital following a stabbing involving two other boys and a girl at a park, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police announced on Tuesday morning.  The police learned of the stabbing after the boy was taken in a private vehicle to Ephrata Hospital at 1:22 a.m. on June 25, NLCRPD explained in the release.  The stabbing is suspected to have involved the other three teens at Lions Parks located at 20 Twins Brook Road in Lititz, police detailed.  The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 717-733-0965 or cli…
VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police
VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police A Virginia man with a criminal record in both West Virginia and Maryland has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in May, police announced on June 12, 2024.  Kameron Lamont (or Lamond) Hymes, 27 of Culpeper, Virginia, has been charged with Criminal Homicide Murder, Felony Possession of a Firearm Prohibited, and Felony Carrying a Firearm Without a License, as well as four misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, the Harrisburg City Bureau of Police detailed in a release on Wednesday.  The charges stem from his alleged involvement in …
MISSING ENDANGERED ALERT: PA State Police Searching For 90-Year-Old Man MISSING ENDANGERED ALERT: PA State Police Searching For 90-Year-Old Man
Missing Endangered ALERT: PA State Police Searching For 90-Year-Old Man A 90-year-old man has been missing since Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced in an updated release of Wednesday, June 12. Robert Oliver was last seen in the area of Bobby Lane and Spruce Creek Road in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County at 4:05 p.m. on June 8, according PSP. Oliver is believed to be at a special risk of harm, danger, injury, or/and could be confused. He is described as being 5’9″ tall, and 140 lbs, and was last seen wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a blue hat. He is possibly driving the vehicle pictured above, a 2005 tan with dark t…
ROAD RAGE: Shooting On US Rt 30 In York County, Police Say ROAD RAGE: Shooting On US Rt 30 In York County, Police Say
Road Rage: Shooting On US Rt 30 In York County, Police Say A 22-year-old driving a Kia was shot at along US Route 30 on Monday evening, the Northern York County Regional Police Department announced the following day. Shots were fired at a 2007 Kia SUV on US Route 30 East just east of Breezeview Drive on June 3, NYCRPD detailed in the release.  Officers were called to the scene around 6:22 p.m. They found the vehicle riddled with bullets pulled over in a grassy area near Manchester Crossroads.  The driver was in a nearby business, and following the police's interview with the driver, investigators believe that the driver was the intended …
Bear Spotted Traveling Through Carlisle: Police Bear Spotted Traveling Through Carlisle: Police
Bear Spotted Traveling Through Carlisle: Police The public is asked not to approach a bear spotted in Carlisle.  The bear was seen in the area of Garland Drive and South Hanover Street around 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, according to a release by the area police. People were urged to avoid the area and keep pets inside. The police explained the Game Commisssion was notified.  An update was later shared reading as follows: "The bear is continuing south and is out of the Borough. Residents are asked to remain cautious if in the area, but can resume your normal activities. If the bear is spotted, please don’t approach and all…
Motorcyclist Struck Dead In 'Severe Crash' On Oregon Pike Police Say Motorcyclist Struck Dead In 'Severe Crash' On Oregon Pike Police Say
Motorcyclist Struck Dead In 'Severe Crash' On Oregon Pike Police Say A 50-year-old motorcyclist has died following a crash, the Manheim Township Police announced on Monday, June 3. Luis Rodriguez, 50 of the 2000 block of Pennwick Road in Lancaster, died from Multiple Traumatic Injuries in what the Lancaster County Coroner's office has ruled an accident.  Rodriguez was in a crash in the 1600 block of Oregon Pike/PA Route 272 near Chester Road around 11:38 am on Friday, May 31, 2024, the police detailed in the updated release.  Arriving officers found Rodriguez suffering from "severe injuries and immediately attempted life-saving measures," as stat…
Construction Worker Takes Fatal 9-Story Fall In Pennsylvania: Officials Construction Worker Takes Fatal 9-Story Fall In Pennsylvania: Officials
Construction Worker Takes Fatal 9-Story Fall In Pennsylvania: Officials A construction worker fell from the scaffolding on the exterior of the ninth floor of a building in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 30, officials with the office of public safety announced later that morning. The worker fell from the building that was under construction in the 400 block of Melwood Avenue in the North Oakland neighborhood just before 8 a.m., according to PPS. Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and EMS were called to the scene where the man pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. after suffering "grave injuries," officials said. PPS also released the following statement reading in part: "Pittsburgh…
Canceled Shelter In Place Order Due To Hoax, Hampden Twp. Police Say (UPDATE) Canceled Shelter In Place Order Due To Hoax, Hampden Twp. Police Say (UPDATE)
Canceled Shelter In Place Order Due To Hoax, Hampden Twp. Police Say (Update) A police incident that allegedly prompted a shelter-in-place alert to be issued in part of Hampden Township, turns out to have been a hoax, according to the same police supposedly involved in the incident.  The fake incident was on Red Spruce Lane in the Pinehurst Neighborhood around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, according to Cumberland County officials. "Hampden Township Police are asking residents within a 1/2 mile radius to shelter in place and to stay away from doors and windows," officials stated in the release. Minutes after the alert was issued the county released an update c…
Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting
Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting The 16-year-old boy who was charged with 61 offenses for the shooting at Park City Center, is now 19 years old and has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to serve up to 32 years in prison, the Lancaster District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, May 29. Jeremiahs Josiah-Alberto Sanchez, of Lancaster, fired a gun stolen out of Lebanon County and endangered the lives of 52 innocent bystanders during the incident, the District Attorney's office explained. Sergio Vargas, 30, Elijah Deliz,18, and three other men were involved in the fight that led up to the shooting, but none were charge…
York County Man, 55, Dies In Vehicle Fire: Police York County Man, 55, Dies In Vehicle Fire: Police
York County Man, 55, Dies In Vehicle Fire: Police Authorities are investigating a deadly vehicle fire in Manchester Township.  Northern York Regional police were called to the 2400 block of Pin Oak Drive around 11:50 p.m. Thursday, May 23. They arrived to find a white 1994 GMC Safari minivan fully engulfed in flames.  York Area United Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire and 55-year-old Thomas Rooney was found dead in the van, police said. No one else was injured.  Witnesses told police that Rooney had been in and out of the van since about 10 p.m., "constantly revving the engine." The cause of the fire rem…
15,000 Stolen Tools Worth Millions Recovered During Massive Seizure In Maryland, Police Say 15,000 Stolen Tools Worth Millions Recovered During Massive Seizure In Maryland, Police Say
15,000 Stolen Tools Worth Millions Recovered During Massive Seizure In Maryland, Police Say Millions of dollars worth of stolen construction tools have been recovered by members of the Howard County Police Department in what was described as "one of the largest and most expansive theft cases in the region in recent years," authorities announced. On Thursday afternoon, the agency reported that approximately 15,000 stolen tools have been recovered that have an estimated value of between $3 million and $5 million, according to investigators. #HoCoPolice have recovered approximately 15,000 stolen construction tools totaling $3-$5 million in what is believed to be one of the largest…
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE) Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE)
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (Update) The identity of a 3-year-old boy who wandered into a neighbor's pool around noon on a Sunday earlier this month has been released by his family.  Pujan Chouhan is believed to have "walked away from his home on Wheatland Ave. unbeknownst to his family, and within a short amount of time had made his way onto a nearby residential property where the pool was located," East Hempfield Township Police investigators said.  He was found in a neighbor's backyard pool, in the 1720 block of Wheatland Avenue, at 12:08 p.m. on May 5, the police and the coroner detailed in their separa…
SWAT STANDOFF: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say SWAT STANDOFF: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say
SWAT Standoff: Man Standing On Church Steeple Points Long Gun At Officers In Philly, Police Say A barricade situation involving a man standing on a church steeple was unfolding Monday night, May 13 in Philadelphia, police said. Officers were dispatched to a church on the 700 block of E Cornwall Street around 8:15 p.m. for a man, believed be under the influence of drugs, standing on the steeple of a church, city police said. Google Maps Upon arrival, the man pointed a long gun at the officers, leading to the declaration of a barricade situation at 8:41 p.m., police said.  The staging area is at G & Westmoreland, with SWAT and Tactical Air units on location. This is a devel…
Central PA Road Reopens After Gas Leak: Police (UPDATE) Central PA Road Reopens After Gas Leak: Police (UPDATE)
Central PA Road Reopens After Gas Leak: Police (Update) A road has reopened following a natural gas leak in Central Pennsylvania, the police announced on Thursday evening. Initially, the 2100 block of Market Street was "closed to vehicles and pedestrians," the Camp Hill police stated in a release at 2:58 p.m. on May 9. "The gas leak has been contained however Market Street will remain closed between 21st and 22nd Streets until further notice," the police said at 4:52 p.m.  The roadway reopened at 7:37 p.m. and the public is no longer urged to avoid the area.  No additional information was available as of 7:50 p.m. Check back here fo…
Man ID'd After Shot Dead By Police At PA Nursing Home: DA Man ID'd After Shot Dead By Police At PA Nursing Home: DA
Man ID'd After Shot Dead By Police At PA Nursing Home: DA A man who was shot dead by a police officer inside a Central Pennsylvania nursing home has been identified and details leading up to his death have been released by the York County Coroner's and District Attorney Dave Sunday's offices on Friday afternoon. Zachariah Alexander White, 32 from out of the state but temporarily residing in York, was shot dead at Rest Haven Nursing Home at 1050 South George Street in Spring Garden Township at 12:48 p.m. on May 2, according to the York County Department of Emergency Services, PSP, the coroner, and the DA.  At a press conference, District Attor…
ARSON: 6 Alarm Fire Hollows Out Warehouse In York County: Police (PHOTOS) ARSON: 6 Alarm Fire Hollows Out Warehouse In York County: Police (PHOTOS)
Arson: 6 Alarm Fire Hollows Out Warehouse In York County: Police (Photos) A suspicious fire led to some water and power shuts in York County as it ripped through an abandoned warehouse and factory, authorities announced on Saturday morning.  The arsonist is suspected to have started the blaze at Stewartstown Furniture Factory located at 13 Mill Street sometime between 1:30 and 2 a.m. on April 27, according to the York County Southern Regional Police.  YCSRP along with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal are investigating the "massive warehouse fire in Stewartstown Borough" as they "believe the fire may be suspicious in nature and h…
Pennsylvania Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Connecticut Woman: Police Pennsylvania Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Connecticut Woman: Police
Pennsylvania Ex-Boyfriend Nabbed For Swatting Connecticut Woman: Police A Philadelphia man has been charged with making a false incident report telling police that his former girlfriend was being held at gunpoint in Connecticut. The incident occurred in Fairfield County on Sunday, March 17, around 8:30 a.m. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the department received information from the New York City Police Department that a woman was being held at gunpoint in a Norwalk home. Norwalk patrol officers responded to the scene, established a perimeter, and began to contact residents. Officers quickly determined the call to be a hoax, Podgorski …
Harrisburg 4-Year-Old's Accused Shooter Arrested In Philadelphia: US Marshals Harrisburg 4-Year-Old's Accused Shooter Arrested In Philadelphia: US Marshals
Harrisburg 4-Year-Old's Accused Shooter Arrested In Philadelphia: US Marshals The man suspected of shooting a 4-year-old girl in Harrisburg last year was taken into custody by US Marshals on Tuesday, April 23, officials say.  Shawn Jason, 47, was arrested at a hotel on Island Avenue, Marshals said in a release.  Authorities previously said Jason shot three people during a five-hour standoff last Sept 9. Police said he was armed with a rifle when he forced his way into a home on the 1800 block of North Street following a dispute with neighbors.  Jason was able to escape just as a SWAT team stormed the building, according to officials.  …
Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Pennsylvania, State Police Say Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Pennsylvania, State Police Say
Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Pennsylvania, State Police Say Authorities are searching for an Ohio girl who is believed to be in Northeast Philadelphia.  Claudia Ical-Caal, 16, was last seen on Robinson Avenue in Kenton, Ohio early on Tuesday, April 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  She is 5-foot, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a red tank top and blue jeans.  Investigators say she might be with 20-year-old Leonardo Chavez on the 6600 block of Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia, and may be "at special risk of harm or injury."  Anyone with information should call 911 or the Kenton, Ohio …
Philly Native Found At Central PA Bus Stops ID'd: Coroner (UPDATE) Philly Native Found At Central PA Bus Stops ID'd: Coroner (UPDATE)
Philly Native Found At Central PA Bus Stops ID'd: Coroner (Update) A 49-year-old woman who was found dead in Harrisburg Wednesday morning has been identified by the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Chandra Burns, originally of Philadelphia (according to her social media) and most recently of Harrisburg City, was found unconscious near the bus stops at Second and Market streets around 7:30 a.m. on March 27, the police detailed. EMS made efforts to revive her but ultimately she was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m., according to the coroner's office.  A female has passed away this morning at the Cat Bus Market Street transfer station in Harrisburg, Penn…
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…
Girl, 3, Struck By Police Motorcycle During Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO) Girl, 3, Struck By Police Motorcycle During Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade (VIDEO)
Girl, 3, Struck By Police Motorcycle During Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade (Video) A 3-year-old girl is being treated for bumps and bruises after being struck by a Pittsburgh police motorcycle during the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade, authorities said. Witnesses said that the child jumped out of her stroller and into the bike's path at Stanwix Street and Boulevard of the Allies as the parade was ending at 1:30 p.m., according to the city's public safety department. Footage of the incident was captured by View Pittsburgh, who was live-streaming the parade on Facebook. The incident happened just after the 10:30-minute mark. The girl was "alert and oriented" when EMS…
Man Shot By Police Charged, Dauphin County DA (UPDATE) Man Shot By Police Charged, Dauphin County DA (UPDATE)
Man Shot By Police Charged, Dauphin County DA (Update) A man is out of the hospital and under arrest after both shooting at and being shot by Harrisburg police, the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday evening, March 14.  The man shot has been identified as Jacob Bucher III and the details about what happened are a bit more detailed than what we originally reported based on statements from city officials.  It is now known that Bucher's van and Buche himself matched the description of a shooter and a van used in a shooting within the Harrisburg City limits on Wednesday.  Harrisburg City Police Corporal …