Amish Toddler ID'd By Family After Fatal Pennsylvania Farm Accident Amish Toddler ID'd By Family After Fatal Pennsylvania Farm Accident
Amish Toddler ID'd By Family After Fatal Pennsylvania Farm Accident A 3-year-old Amish boy has died following an incident on his family's farm on Tuesday night, Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber announced on June 5. Benjamin S. Blank “had been in a farming-related accident involving a piece of ventilation machinery for [a] barn," Chief Deputy Coroner Bieber stated in the release and according to his obituary.  The incident happened at his home on the 280 block of Bell Road in Christiana, Colerain Township around 8 p.m. on June 4, as detailed in the release. Benjamin was pronounced dead in the front yard at 9:18 p.m. by the coroner. His…
PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight' PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight'
PA Senator Speaks Out After Arrest At Aramark Protest: 'Their Fight Is My Fight' A Pennsylvania State Senator was one of dozens of protestors arrested in Philadelphia this week, and he's speaking out. Represented by UNITE Here Local 274, food service workers from Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park picketed at the Aramark headquarters on Market Street in Center City on Wednesday, June 12. Among their demands, access to health insurance and higher wages. Sen. Nikil Saval was reportedly among 50 protestors arrested, according to various news outlets including NBC10. "The labor of Unite Here Philadelphia workers is a crucial part of what m…
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…
Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report
Terrorists With ISIS Ties Arrested In Philadelphia, NYC: Report Eight people believed to have ties to ISIS were taken into federal custody in Philadelphia and beyond, 6abc reports.  The outlet says the suspects, some of whom were also arrested in Los Angeles and New York City, crossed over the southern border last year.  The FBI and Department of Homeland Security provided a joint statement to Daily Voice:  “Over the last few days, ICE agents arrested several non-citizens pursuant to immigration authorities. The actions were carried out in close coordination with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The individuals arrested are detaine…
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Facility In PA: Authorities (UPDATE) 'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Facility In PA: Authorities (UPDATE)
'Explosion' Injures 3 Workers At Facility In PA: Authorities (Update) Multiple people were injured in an explosion-like event at a manufacturing plant in South Central Pennsylvania. Emergency crews were called to the "fire department incident" at Johnson Controls located at 100 Cumberland Valley Avenue in Waynesboro at 7:23 a.m., according to emergency dispatchers in Franklin County. "An air chamber rupture," was also reported to the police. They added that the incident is contained to the facility. Three people were injured, two of whom were airlifted to hospitals, according to dispatchers and witnesses. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Daily …
PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner
PA Holiday Inn Employee ID'd After Fatal Fall Into Air Shaft: Coroner A fall into a open grate hole has left a worker dead at a Pennsylvania Holdiay Inn on Sunday, officials say.  Alexei Rodriguez-Balceiro, 42 of the 430 block of East King Street in Lancaster, died at 3:20 p.m. following multiple attempts to save his life after he was pulled unconcious from an air vent shaft, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police and the County Coroner's Office announced on Monday. The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire was called to the hotel located at 26 East Chestnut Street in Lancaster at 2:53 p.m. on June 9, according to a release by the police.  The hotel…
Berks Coroner Seeks Next-Of-Kin For Late Reading Man Berks Coroner Seeks Next-Of-Kin For Late Reading Man
Berks Coroner Seeks Next-Of-Kin For Late Reading Man Officials are looking for the family of a man who died in Reading Hospital over the weekend.  Scott P. Campbell, 52, died from natural causes on Sunday, June 9, the Berks County Coroner's Office said. His last known address was the Hope Rescue Mission, 645 N. 6th Street, Reading. Anyone who can contact his loved ones is asked to call the Coroner at 610-478-3280. 
Allentown Stalker Called Victim From Jail Day After Arrest, Report Says Allentown Stalker Called Victim From Jail Day After Arrest, Report Says
Allentown Stalker Called Victim From Jail Day After Arrest, Report Says A man charged with stalking called his victim from jail just one day after his arrest in a Pennsylvania town, 6abc reports. Matthew Kwatyra, 30, of Allentown, was arrested on Thursday, June 6, in connection with a stalking incident that happened in Darby, Police Chief Joseph Gabe Jr. said. According to 6abc, which cites the criminal complaint, Kwatyra had worked with the victim at an Audi dealership before he was last November, and contacted her multiple times via text or email since then. The outlet also cited chief Gabe saying the victim got a notification about an AirTag on her phon…
'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County 'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County
'We'll Never Forget This': Record-Breaking Perch Caught In Chester County A 19-year-old from Berks County set a new state record when he caught a 2-pound, 1-ounce white perch in the Delaware River.  The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission said Christopher Barrett's catch topped the previous state record for white perch, set in 2008.  Barrett and his dad Craig, both of Mohnton, set out in a 20-foot center console fishing boat from the Ridley Township Municipal Marina on April 14 and headed up the river, officials said in a release.  They ended up just below the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester County and were using heavy-duty spinning rods …
PA Jehovah's Witness Elder Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Children PA Jehovah's Witness Elder Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Children
PA Jehovah's Witness Elder Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Children One of several Jehovah's Witnesses accused of child sexual abuse has been convicted, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office announced on Thursday, June 6.  Norman Aviles-Garriga, 44 of Lancaster County, molested at least three young children between the ages of five and ten, as Daily Voice previously reported. Aviles-Garriga's status as an elder in his congregation helped him gain the trust of many parents and afforded him access to their children, as initially noted. The abuse happened between 1999 and 2003 in Lancaster City, Attorney General Michelle Henry explained in this update…
27 Pennsylvanians Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak: CDC 27 Pennsylvanians Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak: CDC
27 Pennsylvanians Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Dozens of Pennsylvanians are among the 162 people affected by a salmonella outbreak, according to health officials.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the outbreak is linked to cucumbers sold in bulk to retail distribution centers in 14 states. Sellers may also have shipped the affected produce to other states.  The supplier, Fresh Start Produce Sales, recalled the cucumbers on May 31. They were grown in Florida and shipped from May 17 to May 21, according to the CDC.  Officials said 27 Pennsylvanians have gotten sick, more than in any other state.…
PA Dad-To-Be Sentenced For Repeatedly Abusing Toddler Until Leg Broke PA Dad-To-Be Sentenced For Repeatedly Abusing Toddler Until Leg Broke
PA Dad-To-Be Sentenced For Repeatedly Abusing Toddler Until Leg Broke A mere two days before a child abuser was sentenced for breaking a toddler's leg and leaving bruises on "nearly every surface of this child’s body" as  Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ponessa said  — he took to social media to announce that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl.  Timofey "Tim" Igor Freint, 30 of the 2200 block of Furnace Hills Pike in Lititz, pleaded guilty in March 2024 to Felony Aggravated Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Misdemeanor Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Felony Aggravated Assault of Victim Less…
$1.9 Million Lottery Prize Won By Pottstown Player $1.9 Million Lottery Prize Won By Pottstown Player
$1.9 Million Lottery Prize Won By Pottstown Player A Match 6 player at a Pottstown shop won a $1.9 million prize this week, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.  Officials said the lucky player matched all six winning numbers in the Tuesday, June 4 drawing to take home the jackpot prize.  Pat's Beverage at 1423 East High Street will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning slip.  Winners have up to one year from the drawing date to claim their prize, and all winning tickets should be immediately signed on the back. More than 50,000 other Match 6 players won prizes of some amount in Tuesday's drawing and every …
Coatesville Parents Ran Fundraiser For Son Who Allegedly Overdosed On Their Drugs Coatesville Parents Ran Fundraiser For Son Who Allegedly Overdosed On Their Drugs
Coatesville Parents Ran Fundraiser For Son Who Allegedly Overdosed On Their Drugs The Coatesville parents charged with their son's overdose death last July launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his funeral expenses.  The verified campaign raised $895 after it was posted on July 30, 2023.  "My name is Mousa Hawa I am asking for help to cover cost for my son Hunter Hawa," the campaign reads. "He passed suddenly 7/26/2023 we are having him cremated and then we will have a service for him(.)" Hawa and Holly Back are each charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in Hunter's July 26 overdose death, the Chester County District Attorney'…
Teen Missing From Central PA: Police Teen Missing From Central PA: Police
Teen Missing From Central PA: Police A 15-year-old girl is missing, the York County Regional Police Department announced on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 5.  Lauren Livingston was last seen leaving her home in York Township around 10:45 p.m. on June 4, the police detailed in the release. They are asking the public for help locating her.  Lauren is approximately 5'2" tall, weighs 125 lbs, and has multiple ear and nose piercings.  In a Facebook post her mom explained that she was last since in the following outfit:  "She had a pair of pajama pants on that are black with white stripes and more then likely…
22-Year-Old Man In 'Critical Condition' After Crash In Montco, Police Say 22-Year-Old Man In 'Critical Condition' After Crash In Montco, Police Say
22-Year-Old Man In 'Critical Condition' After Crash In Montco, Police Say A Limerick motorcyclist was severely injured in a crash with a minivan in Upper Providence on Monday, June 3, township police say.  The 22-year-old was headed east on Black Rock Road when he lost control on the curve at Olympic Road, authorities said. His bike crossed over into the westbound lane and struck the minivan.  Police said he was taken to a trauma center in critical condition while the driver of the minivan was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The minivan driver is cooperating with investigators, officials added.  Anyone who witnessed the wreck is asked to …
Giant, Flying, Multi-Colored Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Head To Northeast: What To Know Giant, Flying, Multi-Colored Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Head To Northeast: What To Know
Giant, Flying, Multi-Colored Spiders With 4-Inch-Long Legs Head To Northeast: What To Know Large yellow-and-gray spiders with 4-inch-long legs that can fly through the air are heading to the Northeast and could show up this summer, according to multiple reports. Sightings of the Trichonephila clavata species known as "Joro spiders" have already been reported in 10 Eastern states, CBS News says. A New Jersey pest control company in January had warned that this might happen. 4NJ Pest, based in Flanders, said the spiders act as "pest controllers" in their natural habitats, however, their introduction to not-native species could be detrimental to the balance of local ecosystems.…
Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA
Carjacker Who Threatened To Inject Victims With Syringe Sentenced: Bucks DA A convicted carjacker who brandished a syringe during a string of Bucks County thefts will spend up to two decades in prison, according to prosecutors.  The District Attorney's Office said Monday that Kevin O’Connell was sentenced to 11 to 25 years in prison. He previously pleaded no contest to multiple counts including robbery of a motor vehicle and terroristic threats, authorities said.  Investigators have said O'Connell stole an elderly woman's 2007 Toyota Camry in Bristol Borough in August 2022.  Prosecutors said the victim was walking back to her car after an …
Pennsylvania Police Officer Lost Home In Fire, Department Says Pennsylvania Police Officer Lost Home In Fire, Department Says
Pennsylvania Police Officer Lost Home In Fire, Department Says Six minutes was all it took for one Montgomery County officer's home to burn to the ground. That's according to a GoFundMe campaign launched by Amanda Karns Hatboro Sgt. Alex Bruckner. The campaign says the officer's home "rapidly burnt to the ground" due to an electrical fire on the family's back deck around 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Bruckner, his wife, her mother, their three young children, and the family pet escaped unharmed — but the property was a total loss, colleagues said.  Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Friends this is why we are here. Hatboro Sergeant Alex Bruckner, h…
Motorcycle Crash Kills Phillipsburg Area Man: Coroner Motorcycle Crash Kills Phillipsburg Area Man: Coroner
Motorcycle Crash Kills Phillipsburg Area Man: Coroner A motorcyclist died from his injuries after crashing in Lopatcong Township on Saturday, June 1, according to officials.  Samuel K. Aggrey, 39, of Lopatcong, lost control of his motorcycle near Uniontown Road and Fox Farm Road around 7 p.m., said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office in Pennsylvania.  Update: 0100 hrs. Route 519 is now open **Happening Now** Route 519 at Fox Farm Road is closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident. Please plan accordingly. Posted by Lopatcong Township Police Department on Saturday, June 1, 2024 He was taken to St. Luke's Univer…
Coroner Seeks Family Of 77-Year-Old Lehigh County Man Coroner Seeks Family Of 77-Year-Old Lehigh County Man
Coroner Seeks Family Of 77-Year-Old Lehigh County Man The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is looking for the next of kin for a man who died at his North Whitehall home over the weekend.  Richard Alfred Saul, 77, died from natural causes on Sunday, June 2, officials said.  Anyone who can contact his loved ones is asked to call 610-782-3426 or email danielbuglio@lehighcounty.org. 
Lehigh Valley Motorcyclist, 19, Dies After Crash: Coroner Lehigh Valley Motorcyclist, 19, Dies After Crash: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Motorcyclist, 19, Dies After Crash: Coroner A 19-year-old man has died from his injuries after a motorcycle crash in Walnutport, according to officials.  Eliam Emanuel Buchanan-Ramos' motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Riverview Drive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg where he died from complications of multiple traumatic injuries on Sunday afternoon, officials said. His death was ruled accidental.  Lehigh Township police are investigating, the Coroner's Office added. 
Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer' Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer'
Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer' Zachary Quinto makes an incredible Spock, but a terrible customer, according to one restaurant that's putting the Pennsylvania native on blast. Manita, a cafe, bar, and grocery store in Toronto, slammed Quinto, a Pittsburgh native who most notably starred in "Star Trek," for being rude to the staff. The restaurant took to Instagram to call out the 47-year-old actor for yelling at staff “like an entitled child” after he didn’t reply to two texts to inform him his table was ready.  He also refused to believe the empty tables in the dining room were not available, despite being politely …
Billboard Top 100 Rapper Lil Skies Arrested In Pennsylvania Billboard Top 100 Rapper Lil Skies Arrested In Pennsylvania
Billboard Top 100 Rapper Lil Skies Arrested In Pennsylvania Rapper Lil Skies has 3.4 million followers on Instagram, a performance scheduled at Summer Smash, and a recently filed criminal charge in Pennsylvania.  Kimetrius Christopher Foose, 25 of Waynesboro — also known as Lil Skies — was arrested on the criminal charge of "Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle," the Chambersburg police department announced on May 31. Lil Skies is accused of causing a crash in the 1100 block of Main Street but "failed to stop to exchange information with the other driver," the police stated in the release.  He was arrested on May …
Coroner IDs Allentown Man Killed In Shooting At City Park Coroner IDs Allentown Man Killed In Shooting At City Park
Angel Martinez Velez, 25, Killed In Allentown Park: Coroner Officials have named the victim in the deadly Fountain Park shooting on Saturday evening, June 1.  Angel Martinez Velez, 25, was struck by multiple gunshots around 6:30 p.m., according to Allentown police and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  He was pronounced dead at the scene on the 900 block of Martin Luther King Drive, authorities said.  Martinez Velez's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was homicide, the coroner said after an autopsy on Monday, June 3.  Mayor Matthew Tuerk called the shooting "a terrible and preventable tragedy"…
PA Mom Breaks Every Bone In Face, Suffers Brain Injury After Deer Plunges Onto Car PA Mom Breaks Every Bone In Face, Suffers Brain Injury After Deer Plunges Onto Car
PA Mom Breaks Every Bone In Face, Suffers Brain Injury After Deer Plunges Onto Car April 23 was any other day for Natalie Sciotti. She was heading home from her administrative role in the Cumberland Valley School District, preparing to pick her 13-year-old daughter up for softball, then come home and make dinner for them and her 16-year-old son. But fate had other plans for 38-year-old Sciotti. She was approximately 300 yards from home on Boiling Springs Road, across from the Allenberry Playhouse, when a deer jumped from an embankment onto her vehicle, landing where the windshield meets the roof, according to her brother, Nick Sciotti. Sciotti's car, a 2022 Nissan …
Daughter Rescues Adoptive Sister Bicycle Chained To Bed By Mom In PA: Affidavit Daughter Rescues Adoptive Sister Bicycle Chained To Bed By Mom In PA: Affidavit
Daughter Rescues Adoptive Sister Bicycle Chained To Bed By Mom In PA: Affidavit A Western Pennsylvania mom was caught by her biological daughter having chained her adoptive daughter to a bed with bicycle chains for approximately five days, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Marylou Dewitt, 53 of Scottdale, was arrested following a police pursuit near Pittsburgh ending near the Fort Pitt Bridge, according to a release by the Pennsylvania State Police.  Dewitt's adult biological daughter contacted the police after she went to Sheetz for midnight snacks and returned home to hear screaming from an upstairs bedroom — where she found her care-de…
Pennsylvania Lottery Player Pays $20, Becomes Millionaire Pennsylvania Lottery Player Pays $20, Becomes Millionaire
Pennsylvania Lottery Player Pays $20, Becomes Millionaire A shopper at a Schuylkill County gas station won a seven-figure prize from a scratch-off this week.  The lucky winner earned the top prize playing the $1 Million Money Tree scratch-off, a $20 game, state lotto officials said.  The Pantry Quik at 855 West Penn Pike in Tamaqua will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.  Scratch-off winners have up to one year from the date of purchase to claim their prize by signing the back and calling the Lottery at 1-800-692-7481. To learn more, visit palottery.com. 
Sexual Education Video Casting Paid Roles For Women In NJ, Philadelphia Sexual Education Video Casting Paid Roles For Women In NJ, Philadelphia
Sexual Education Video Casting Paid Roles For Women In NJ, Philadelphia Do you want to teach people about safe sex and live near Morris County? Now is your chance. A sex education video for LGBTQIA and women's health centers is casting for a shoot in July in Madison. The video is looking for two women, both people of color, with one age 35 to 40 and the other 42 to 48 for the shoot. One role pays $750 for half a day while the other pays $900 for half a day. The hosts should be comfortable discussing subjects like sex education, abortion and LGBTQIA rights. The hosts must be able to memorize up to two, five minute scripts and be comfortable reading fr…
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…
Convicted Quakertown Rapist To Spend Nearly 50 Years In Prison, DA Says Convicted Quakertown Rapist To Spend Nearly 50 Years In Prison, DA Says
Convicted Quakertown Rapist To Spend Nearly 50 Years In Prison, DA Says A Quakertown man was sentenced on Tuesday, May 28 for sexually assaulting two children, according to the District Attorney's Office.  Matias J. Martinez Morales will spend between 18.5 and 47 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, prosecutors said in a release.  Authorities said they launched the investigation in November 2022 when a 16-year-old told Quakertown police that Martinez Morales raped her when she was 4. The victim told detectives he "threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone," the DA's Office said.  A second victim told …