Triple Train Derailment Sends Locomotives Into Pennsylvania River (PHOTOS) Triple Train Derailment Sends Locomotives Into Pennsylvania River (PHOTOS)
Triple Train Derailment Sends Locomotives Into Pennsylvania River (Photos) Norfolk Southern trains were in a head-on collision, derailing three trains on Saturday morning — sending the two locomotives into the Lehigh River, authorities said.  The three trains derailed near Riverside Drive in Lower Saucon Township at 7:15 a.m. on March 2, officials explained.  Northampton County Executive Lamont G. McClure released the following statements about the crash: "There has been a train derailment in L. Saucon Twp. Preliminarily there are no evacuations, no injuries and no leaks. However, this can change. The best thing we can do to assist first responders…
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…
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: Officials 22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: Officials
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: 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…
Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: Police Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: Police
Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: 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.…
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…
York Man Shot In Fight Dies; Dad, Son Charged With Homicide: Authorities York Man Shot In Fight Dies; Dad, Son Charged With Homicide: Authorities
York Man Shot In Fight Dies; Dad, Son Charged With Homicide: Authorities A father and his son have been charged with homicide in connection with a fatal shooting during a fight, authorities announced on Tuesday.  Jared Harpster, 35 of the 100 block of Long Lane in Newberry Township, was pronounced dead at WellSpan York Hospital at 1:09 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, according to the York County Coroner's Office.  Deputy Coroner Scott Pennewill was called to Wellspan York Hospital to investigate and certify his death. Following an autopsy at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown at 8 a.m. on Feb. 27, his cause of death was determined to be mul…
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 Dies In Custody After Methamphetamine-Fueled Standoff In Clay Twp.: Authorities Man Dies In Custody After Methamphetamine-Fueled Standoff In Clay Twp.: Authorities
Michael Hess Dies In Custody Following Standoff: Officials A man serving a 23-month sentence for probation violations following a methamphetamine-fueled standoff has died in police custody, officials announced on Monday, Feb. 26.  Donald Gene Hess, 56 of Stevens, was pronounced dead of natural causes at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital at 10:58 a.m. on Feb. 24, Lancaster County Officials detailed in the release.  Stevens had been an inmate in the Lancaster County Prison since June 18, the day after the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police used a form of pepper spray to get him out of a shed where he was barricaded follo…
Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner
Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner A 68-year-old Lebanon County man has been identified following a crash on Route 322 on Friday, Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber told Daily Voice.  Michael Halupa of the 220 block of Black Oak Road died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash into a tree at the intersection of Route 322 and Pumping Station Road in Lititz, Elizabeth Township at 2:56 p.m. on Feb. 23,  Chief Deputy Coroner Bieber detailed. Following an autopsy at the Lancaster County Forensic Center, his cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries, and his manner of death was ruled …
Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (VIDEO) Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (VIDEO)
Shot Car Crashes Into Tree In Harrisburg, Officials Say (Video) A car that was shot at crashed into a tree in front of Bellevue Towers, Harrisburg officials announced on Friday evening.  The police were called to a report of shots fire and a crash in the 2400 block of Market Street around non but available to find only a crashed white SUV, everyone else involved had fled the scene, officials explained.  It appears the SUV was shot at multiple times, with one bullet striking the vehicle, which caused the driver to cross into oncoming traffic and strike a tree, according to the police.  Witnesses said two or three other vehicles had been i…
Inmate Dies In Central Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say Inmate Dies In Central Pennsylvania Prison, Authorities Say
Inmate Dies In Central 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…
PSP Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Steelton: US Marshals PSP Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Steelton: US Marshals
PSP Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Steelton: US Marshals A man featured in the Pennsylvania State Police Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive list in January  2024 has been captured by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, The US Marshals Service announced late on Feb. 21.  Ricky Jermaine Anderson, 44 of Steelton, was located by US Marshals with the assistance of the Steelton Police on Feb. 16, U.S. Marshal William Pugh detailed in Wednesday's release.  Anderson was found in the 100 block of Frank S. Brown Boulevard around 3 p.m. last Friday, Pugh explained.  He has been held in the Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 as set…
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.
Drunk Driver Guilty Of Killing Passenger, Lebanon County Mom, DA Says Drunk Driver Guilty Of Killing Passenger, Lebanon County Mom, DA Says
Drunk Driver Guilty Of Killing Passenger, Lebanon County Mom, DA Says Three years after a Mysterstown mom died in a crash, the driver who caused it has been convicted, the Lebanon County District Attorney's Office announced on Feb. 21.  "On January 16, 2021, Melissa Morrissey was killed as a result of the drunken, reckless behavior of Vincent Sosnowski," DA Pier Hess Graf states in the release.  Sosnowski was found guilty of the following by a jury on Feb. 15 Hess Graf explained: Homicide by Vehicle while DUI, Involuntary Manslaughter, and two counts of DUI.  He had a previous conviction after fleeing from the sce…
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…
Man Charged With Homicide, Victim ID'd, Woman Shot During 'Incident': Police Man Charged With Homicide, Victim ID'd, Woman Shot During 'Incident': Police
Man Charged With Homicide, Victim ID'd, Woman Shot During 'Incident': Police The York County Coroner's Office has confirmed that one person was shot dead on Thursday, Feb. 15. Antonio Saldana-Ramos, 47, was taken into police custody following the shooting Thursday evening for the killing of Hector Vargas, authorities The shooting happened in the 4000 block of Clayoma Avenue in North Codorus Township around 5 p.m., Coroner Pam Gay confirmed to Daily Voice.  Northern York County Regional Police were previously called to the home "for a report of a shooting," as stated in a release the following morning. Arriving officers found a Vargas with multiple gunsho…
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…
Man Was 16 Years Old When He Shot Teen In Butt, Now He's Heading To Prison Man Was 16 Years Old When He Shot Teen In Butt, Now He's Heading To Prison
Jeffrey Moreau Heads To Prison For Shooting 15-Year-Old Boy A Lancaster City man pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a shooting he committed as a 16-year-old, the District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13.  Jeffrey Moreau, now 18 of the 300 block of South Prince Street, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person (two counts), and tampering with evidence before being sentenced by Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn. The charges were for shooting a 15-year-old boy in the buttock in the 400 block of South Queen S…
Man Found Dead In York City Parking Lot, Coroner Says Man Found Dead In York City Parking Lot, Coroner Says
Man Found Dead In York City Parking Lot, Coroner Says A man was found dead in a York City parking lot on Saturday the York County Coroner's office announced Monday evening.  The York County Coroner's office was called to a parking lot at 380 West Market Street at 7:01 a.m. on Feb. 2. Who found the man and how exactly he was located is unknown Deputy Coroner Karen Frank investigated and certified the man's death. He was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m. on Saturday. His next-of-kin has been notified according to the release. His cause and manner of death are pending.  York City Police is investigating. The coroner's office noted, "At th…
20-Year-Old Man Killed In Central PA Snowmobile Crash, Authorities Say 20-Year-Old Man Killed In Central PA Snowmobile Crash, Authorities Say
20-Year-Old Man Killed In Central PA Snowmobile Crash, Authorities Say A 20-year-old man was in a fatal snowmobile crash in York County on Tuesday morning authorities told Daily Voice.  The snowmobile crashed into a utility pole in the 200 block of York Road between Miller Road and Pleasant Drive in Newberry Township just after 8 a.m. on Feb. 13, according to York County Office of Emergency Management Public Information Officer Ted Czech.  Czech confirmed that a coroner was called to the scene for the crash.  Additional details are expected to be released by the York County Coroner's office. Check back here for those updates. 
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…
Man Accused Of Raping Girls, There Maybe More Victims, Lebanon County DA Says Man Accused Of Raping Girls, There Maybe More Victims, Lebanon County DA Says
Man Accused Of Raping Girls, There Maybe More Victims, Lebanon County DA Says A 34-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting three children and raping at least one girl – and he may have more victims, the Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf announced on Friday, Feb. 9. Jason Shirk has been arrested on charges related to the sexual assault of three young children beginning in 2015, court records show.  Lebanon County Detectives began their investigation when two of the girls came forward in 022. "Since that time, a third victim has come forward to state that Jason Shirk sexually abused her," the DA noted in her release.  Independently, all…
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…