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Man ID'd After Lawn Mower Crushes Him, New Details: Lancaster Coroner Man ID'd After Lawn Mower Crushes Him, New Details: Lancaster Coroner
Arthur Best Crushed In Deadly Lawn Mower Incident: Coroner A 72-year-old man who died at the scene of a lawn mower incident has been identified and new details about the  incident have been released by the Lancaster County Coroner's Office on Thursday, May 9. Arthur Best was found by first responders trapped under his lawn mower at his home in the in the 1920 block of Orveille Road in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber detailed in the release.  When a coroner arrived at the scene at 1:13 p.m. the mower had been removed, but Best had been pronounced dead three minutes…
Charming Life Ends In Horror For PA Family At Center Of Double Murder Charming Life Ends In Horror For PA Family At Center Of Double Murder
Charming Life Ends In Horror For PA Family At Center Of Double Murder What started as a dispute over dinner ended in horror for one Pennsylvania family, who appeared to lead an otherwise charming life on social media. Roger Lee Hanks has been charged with two counts of felony homicide and other murder charges after killing his wife, Judith, 75, and daughter, Emily, 37, over a "basic dispute" at the dinner table on Thursday, April 25, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Judith's Instagram page portrays a very different life from the events that unfolded in their East Marlborough Township home on Thursday evening, April 25. With lipstick on her lips or a gl…
Business Owner, PA Dad Of 6 Killed, CA Trucker To Be Charged: State Police Business Owner, PA Dad Of 6 Killed, CA Trucker To Be Charged: State Police
Business Owner, PA Dad Of 6 Killed, CA Trucker To Be Charged: State Police A local business owner and great-grandfather was killed in a crash, and a California trucker has been requested to be charged in connection with his death, Pennsylvania State Police told Daily Voice on Tuesday, March 5. Ira L. Mast, 74 of Mystertown, was driving a 2015 GMC Canyon south on Hilltop Road/PA Route 645 when he fatally struck a 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Hugo Medranoespinal, 41 of Barstow, California, Trooper Ryan Shuetrumpf detailed in a PSP release on Feb. 29.  Medranoespinal had been going east on Woleber Road when he drove through a stop sign at the…
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…
PA Woman ID'd After Mustang Crash Down Embankment: Coroner PA Woman ID'd After Mustang Crash Down Embankment: Coroner
Sandra Ganse, 77, Killed In Mustang Crash: Coroner A 77-year-old Mustang driver died at the scene of a crash down an embankment on Saturday, the Lancaster County Coroner's Office told Daily Voice.  Sandra Ganse of the 100 block of Roselle Avenue in Lancaster, was found partially ejected at the scene, Chief Deputy Coroner, Eric Bieber explained.  For an unknown reason, Ganse had lost control of her 1964 Ford Mustang — exiting the road near Lititz Pike, striking a curb — causing the Mustang to fall approximately six feet down an embankment, landing on its side, according to the Manheim Township Police.  The police were called…
Batman The Horse Allegedly Stolen In Maine, Found In Pennsylvania, Family Says Batman The Horse Allegedly Stolen In Maine, Found In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Jaclyn Sutherland's Horse Batman Illegally Sold, Taken To PA A family from Maine was "Desperately seeking Batman" their sweet horse after he was illegally sold and sent to Pennsylvania while leased to another family, Jaclyn Sutherland told Daily Voice.  Batman had been with Jaclyn since he was six months old in 2008 until 2022 when he was temporarily leased to a family in Central Maine.  On January 5, the now 16-year-old Bay Paint Draft Cross horse was sold and transported to Lancaster, PA, Jaclyn explained.  The man who drove the horse to PA had no knowledge that the sale was conducted without the Sutherland's knowledge, and has…
Missing Mom Found Murdered In York, BF Charged, Affidavit (UPDATE) Missing Mom Found Murdered In York, BF Charged, Affidavit (UPDATE)
Missing Mom Found Murdered In York, BF Charged, Affidavit (Update) Details have been released about how a mom who was reported missing around 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 was found murdered approximately 36 hours later, according to a release by York City police.  Amaris Morales-Berrios, 42 of York City, was found dead in the 1100 block of Priority Road around 5 a.m. on Jan. 17, city police explained. Jose Luis Rodriguez Ramos has been arrested on charges in connection with her death, the police said and court records confirmed.  MEPA UPDATE: Morales-Berrios has been located. The MEPA is cancelled. Thank you for the shares. — PA State Poli…
43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT 43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT
43K Pounds Of Alcohol Spills Onto I-81 Near Mechanicsburg: PennDOT An overturned tractor-trailer led to approximately 43,000 pounds of alcohol being spilled and traffic being diverted along Interstate 81, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice on Tuesday.  The tractor-trailer overturned — spilling "43,00 pounds of various kinds of alcohol" — on I-81 south just before Exit 52: Middlesex, according to Schreffler.  The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2024, she explained.  No injuries were reported. Traffic was diverted at Exit 57: Mechanicsburg/Route 114 and then back on at Exit 5…
Man 'Run Over', Struck Multiple Times On I-83 In York Co. ID'd: Authorities Man 'Run Over', Struck Multiple Times On I-83 In York Co. ID'd: Authorities
Man 'Run Over', Struck Multiple Times On I-83 In York Co. ID'd: Authorities A 41-year-old man has been identified after being struck multiple times and "run over by a tractor-trailer" on Interstate 83 in York County, authorities announced on Tuesday morning.  Joseph Biswa of York County was "found unconscious but breathing underneath a van in the northbound lanes" of I-83 in Fairview Township around 12:45 a.m. on Jan. 16, Pennsylvania State Trooper James Grothey stated in a release.  He was taken to Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center where he died from his injuries, according to Grothey.  The series of crashes began around 12:27 a.…
Coroner IDs Infant, Woman Killed In Allentown Shooting Coroner IDs Infant, Woman Killed In Allentown Shooting
Coroner IDs Infant, Woman Killed In Allentown Shooting Officials have named the woman and baby who were fatally shot in an Allentown home last Friday, Dec. 29.  They were 44-year-old Ada Ortiz and her 1-year-old grandson Sebastian Serrano, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Officials said Ortiz died from multiple gunshot wounds while Serrano's autopsy was still ongoing as of midday Tuesday, Jan. 2. Both of their deaths have been ruled homicides, the Coroner added.  Ortiz, Serrano, and an unnamed 66-year-old man were found shot in a house on the 100 block of Chestnut Street on Friday night, Daily Voice reported. The adult…
Teen ID'd As Hagerstown Family Shares Heartbreaking Details After Deadly PA Police Pursuit Teen ID'd As Hagerstown Family Shares Heartbreaking Details After Deadly PA Police Pursuit
Teen ID'd As Hagerstown Family Shares Heartbreaking Details After Deadly PA Police Pursuit A family has lost its father, his fiance has lost her teenage brother — and all of the Christmas presents were destroyed — after the pair fled from Pennsylvania State falling 30 feet into "a body of water," as Trooper Megan Frazer told Daily Voice and the family explained on Thursday.  Robert Wade Norwood, 21, of Hagerstown was the passenger in the car that crashed and the driver was his 16-year-old brother-in-law to-be, Kody Andrew Lacey, the family detailed in multiple GoFundMe campaigns, Daily Voice had verified late on Dec. 21.   The duo allegedly were seen breaking …
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report
Driver Who Crashed In NJ School Bus Had Fled Police Over State Lines: Report The driver of the car that rammed into a Phillipsburg school bus on Route 22 Tuesday afternoon was fleeing authorities in two states, WFMZ reports.  A bus transporting first- and second-graders from Phillipsburg Primary School was struck by a vehicle shortly after dismissal on Dec. 12, Daily Voice reported. Superintendent Gregory Troxell has said that some of the 22 students onboard received minor injuries.  The driver of the other vehicle had been the subject of a police pursuit that began in Lopatcong, WFMZ reported, citing the Warren County Prosecutor's Office. Authoritie…
Elizabethtown Employee, Sexually Violent Predator Charged With Raping Child Elizabethtown Employee, Sexually Violent Predator Charged With Raping Child
Elizabethtown Employee, Sexually Violent Predator Charged With Raping Child A convicted child rapist who is on the Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry has been charged again, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Jonathan Michael Service is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old at a swimming pool and later raping that same girl at the Mount Wilson Church of the Brethren playground, located at 1261 Mount Wilson Road, in May, as detailed in the affidavit of probable cause. In 2001, Service pleaded guilty to the 1999 offenses of felon statutory sexual assault, two counts of indecent assault without consent, and corruption of minors, all of …
Fight Over Cat Kills 85-Year-Old Pottstown Wife, Husband Coated In Blood: DA Fight Over Cat Kills 85-Year-Old Pottstown Wife, Husband Coated In Blood: DA
Fight Over Cat Kills 85-Year-Old Pottstown Wife, Husband Coated In Blood: DA A cat fight, more specifically a fight over a cat's veterinary care, left an 85-year-old woman dead in Pottstown on Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele explained.  Barton Lewis Seltmann, 84, has been arrested for the homicide of his 85-year-old wife, Margaret Seltmann, as stated in court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Mr. Seltmann called 911 call to report "an unresponsive female" found in the 1900 block of North Keim Street at 2:26 p.m., the DA said. He added that the woman was "bleeding from the head" and their home was "ransacked," ac…
NJ Man Heads To Prison For Deadly Botched Robbery In PA NJ Man Heads To Prison For Deadly Botched Robbery In PA
NJ Man Heads To Prison For Deadly Botched Robbery In PA A New Jersey man will spend up to 55 years in a Pennsylvania prison for a murder he and his brother committed during a 2021 robbery, officials say.  Anthony Joel Gamble, 22, previously pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery in October, said the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.  Gamble and his younger brother Joshua David Gamble stabbed 26-year-old Kevin Rosero nearly 30 times before trying to dump his body in a wooded area in Richland Township late on June 17, 2021, prosecutors have claimed.  They were arrested that night whe…
Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Pennsylvania (UPDATE) Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Pennsylvania (UPDATE)
Kevin Bacon Comments On Namesake Pig's Footloose Antics In Pennsylvania (Update) Gettysburg Kevin was found on Halloween, the Rumbaugh family announced on Facebook, but not before the famous actor he was named after remarked on his disappearance! Today around noon my husband and I walked outside to do a survey of the woods and look for Kevin. After two steps... Posted by Bring Kevin Bacon Home on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 The portly pig that had gone "Hollowman" and disappeared— similar to the way his namesake, actor Kevin Bacon did in the popular film— returned around noon on Oct. 31.  The star we are all six degrees of separation from, Kevin Bacon, took to Meta'…
Eddie Irizarry Killing: Murder Charges Reinstated Against Ex-Philly Cop Eddie Irizarry Killing: Murder Charges Reinstated Against Ex-Philly Cop
Eddie Irizarry Killing: Murder Charges Reinstated Against Ex-Philly Cop A Philadelphia judge has reinstated the criminal charges against an ex-police officer related to the August killing of 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry, according to multiple news outlets and court records.  Former PPD officer Mark Dial was charged with murder, aggravated assault, official oppression, and related counts after he shot Irizarry dead during a traffic stop in Kensington on Aug. 14.  Dial originally told investigators he shot Irizarry after the 27-year-old lunged at him with a knife, though his body camera footage later revealed Irizarry never got out of his car.  He w…
Man Points Gun At 'Peace For Palestine' Rally Attendees On Pennsylvania Capitol's Steps: Police Man Points Gun At 'Peace For Palestine' Rally Attendees On Pennsylvania Capitol's Steps: Police
Man Points Gun At 'Peace For Palestine' Rally Attendees On Pennsylvania Capitol's Steps: Police A "Peace for Palestine" rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol was winding down when a man pulled up, hopped out of his car "yelling racial slurs" and pointed a gun at some of the attendees on Friday, Pennsylvania Capitol Police told Daily Voice.  The man, later identified as Richard Kevin Blandy, 56 of South Lebanon Township, fled from the scene just before 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, according to the PCP's statement.  The police chased after the man's vehicle on foot, but were not able to immediately capture him as he "fled the area committing several traffic violations," the PCP sai…
Amish 4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Farming Accident In Central PA Amish 4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Farming Accident In Central PA
Amish 4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Farming Accident In Central PA An Amish 4-year-old boy is dead following a farming accident, according to his obituary. Levi L. Stoltzfus, was the son of Samuel and Mary Stoltzfus of the 700 block of Kames Hill Road in Columbia, as detailed in his obituary.  He "was injured when a farm helper using a piece of unspecified equipment ran into him while moving hay bales on a property," as stated in a report by Lancaster Online.  The farm hand did not see the child while he was moving the hay bales, West Hempfield Township Police Captain Douglas Ober told abc27.  The type of farming equipment that struck Levi…
Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT
Driver Hurt In I-81 Work Zone Tractor-Trailer Crash: PennDOT A box truck driver was hurt in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 on Friday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials told Daily Voice.  The multiple-vehicle crash happened on I-81 South near exit 66 by Front Street in Harrisburg around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 8, according to PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler. The box truck slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer "at the beginning of a left lane restriction for a work zone," Schreffler said.  The roadway was shuttered across all southbound lanes from Exit 67 "across the length of the bridge," …
Burger King Is Hiring 'Losers' In This PA Town Burger King Is Hiring 'Losers' In This PA Town
Burger King Is Hiring 'Losers' In This PA Town A sign at the "King" of fast-food restaurants is attracting attention for all the wrong reasons in Pennsylvania.  The Burger King sign in question reads "Now hiring losers up to $14 an hour." It was spotted in Ellwood by Signs By Sam, a sign company serving western PA and Eastern Ohio "offering expertise in graphics and design," as written on the company's Facebook page.  Sam snapped a picture of the sign and shared it on Facebook on Friday, Aug. 18.  The sign appears to be the unfortunate result of the "c" of "Closers" falling down to the next line and landing on the "u" o…
Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (UPDATE) Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (UPDATE)
Eviction Turned 'Active Shooting' Ends With Man Dead, Deputy Injured In Pittsburgh (Update) Sheriff's deputies were issuing an eviction notice when someone inside the home opened fire on Wednesday morning, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety. William 'Bill' Hardison was found shot dead inside his home after he fired at police and SWAT multiple times, according to a police statement at a press conference.  Around 11 a.m. PPS first issued an alert about the "active shooting situation in the city's Garfield neighborhood. The public was asked to avoid the 4800 block of Broad Street and North Mathilda Street. One deputy has been injured in the first round of shooting, but he was …
PA Infant Died By Homicide, Coroner Confirms PA Infant Died By Homicide, Coroner Confirms
PA Infant Died By Homicide, Coroner Confirms The Bucks County Coroner's Office has concluded its investigation into the May death of a 4-month-old boy in Bristol Township.  Timothy Sullivan died from multiple blunt force injuries by manner of homicide, said Coroner Meredith Buck.  “Our office extends its deepest condolences to the infant’s family and friends during this difficult time as they grieve this unimaginable loss," she added.  Bristol police were called to the 1000 block of Radcliffe Street for an infant in cardiac arrest late on May 24, Daily Voice reported. When they arrived, Sullivan was "not brea…
Security Guard Shot At Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center Security Guard Shot At Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Security Guard Shot At Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center A 34-year-old man shot at a security guard during an argument at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center last month, police announced on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023.  Steven Woodson was in "a physical altercation with another patron of HMAC" on July 14, city police stated in the release. "After Woodson and the patron were separated, Woodson pulled out a handgun and fired one round at the patron." The patron, was a security guard at HMAC, according to the criminal complain obtained by Daily Voice.  The guard was struck from behind in his left side and suffered a minor injury, the police ex…
Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of DMV, PA Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of DMV, PA
Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of DMV, PA The region is bracing for severe storms that are expected to smash through the region on Monday night. A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia through 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, as the area is expected to be battered by thunderstorms. Tornadoes are "likely," according to officials, with storms bringing ping pong-sized hail, and wind gusts approaching 75 mph. 🌪️A Tornado WATCH has been issued for @MontgomeryCoMD until 9p today. Keep an eye on the sky & monitor rapidly changing weather conditions…
'Senseless': Hearts Break For PA Biz Owner Killed By Dump Truck 'Senseless': Hearts Break For PA Biz Owner Killed By Dump Truck
'Senseless': Hearts Break For PA Biz Owner Killed By Dump Truck Authorities have named the man who was fatally struck by a dump truck in Schuylkill County on Wednesday, Aug. 2.  Mark T. Boyle, a 35-year-old West Penn Township resident, was hit on the 700 block of Penn Drive around 6 p.m., said Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio's Office.  He died from multiple blunt-force injuries and the manner of death was homicide, officials said.  According to WNEP and various other news outlets, Michael Albert, 60, of Scranton, was identified as the driver of the tri-axle truck. Albert was charged with third-degree murder, aggravated assault, homicide by vehi…
2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (DEVELOPING) 2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (DEVELOPING)
2 Crashes Shutter I-81 In Southcentral PA: PennDOT (Developing) Two multi-vehicle crashes halted all traffic on Interstate 81 in Southcentral Pennsylvania on Monday evening.  The first crash happened just before 4 p.m. on July 31, 2023.  The crash was in the northbound lanes between exits 20: PA 997 - Scotland and 24:PA 696 - Fayette Street, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The first crash was between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle, PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler told Daily Voice.  The second crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 between the same exits…
Sofía Vergara Wipes PA Native Husband Joe Manganiello From Instagram Sofía Vergara Wipes PA Native Husband Joe Manganiello From Instagram
Sofía Vergara Wipes PA Native Husband Joe Manganiello From Instagram There was barely a trace of Joe Manganiello on Sofia Vergara's Instagram on Monday, July 17, as word spread the pair appeared to be separating after seven years together Manganiello, a Pittsburgh native, proposed to Vergara after six months of dating on Christmas Eve 2014, US Weekly reported at the time.  The "Magic Mike" performer wed the Modern Family star in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 22, 2015, as CNN reported. Over the weekend, it appears, Vergara removed all photos, videos, and tags of images with her husband from her Instagram.  View this post on Instagram…
Mom's Lies Force Infant's Unnecessary Surgery: Lancaster Police Mom's Lies Force Infant's Unnecessary Surgery: Lancaster Police
Mom's Lies Force Infant's Unnecessary Surgery: Lancaster Police An infant underwent an "extensive in-patient hospitalization period lasting over 20 days as well as a gastrostomy tube being surgically placed into the child’s stomach" due to false claims by their mom, police announced on Friday, July 7, 2023. Briana Byers, 25, of Lancaster, "had been inventing symptoms and exaggerating normal behavior which led to significant over-hospitalization and medical treatment of her child," City police stated in the release. The police first learned of this possible Munchausen syndrome by proxy case by a Childline report in May 2023. An investigation was launche…
York County Man Kills Family Dog, 2 Men In MD: Sheriff York County Man Kills Family Dog, 2 Men In MD: Sheriff
York County Man Kills Family Dog, 2 Men In MD: Sheriff Two men were killed along with a family dog following a double murder on Saturday night in Pylesville. York County, PA's Steven Nolan, 53, is in custody for his alleged role in the murders of Timothy Wayne Witherite, 62, and David Joseph Octavec, 70, both of Pylesville, who were found dead shortly after 8:45 p.m. on July 1. Officers were called to the 1700 block of Scott Road in Pylesville on Saturday night, where there was a reported shooting with at least two victims who were down. Upon arrival, they found Witherite and Octavec suffering from gunshot wounds and they were both pronounced…
Shelter-In-Place Lifted, SWAT Clears Scene With Barricaded Man In York County Shelter-In-Place Lifted, SWAT Clears Scene With Barricaded Man In York County
Shelter-In-Place Lifted, SWAT Clears Scene With Barricaded Man In York County UPDATE: The SWAT situation involving a barricaded man in Fairview Township has ended and no injuries have been reported, according to area police.  The active incident on Kellinger Road has been resolved safely with nobody injured. Additional information will be released shortly. Posted by Fairview Township Police Department on Friday, June 23, 2023 Follow Daily Voice for more details when additional information is released.  ORIGINAL: A shelter-in-place order has been issued in part of York County on Friday, June 23, 2023.  York County Emergency Management received a call to a do…