TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App?
TikTok Ban Explained: What's The Fate Of Popular Video Sharing App? Another sell-or-be-banned TikTok legislation is working its way up to the Senate. The House passed the sell-or-be-banned bill for the app (360-58) on Saturday, April 20 as part of a larger foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, giving Chinese TikTok owner ByteDance up to a year to sell the app. Otherwise, TikTok will be subject to a nationwide ban. According to Politico, the bill is expected to pass the Senate as it's considered "priority legislation" for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. A previous, standalone bill was passed by the House in March over national security co…
2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In Lehigh Valley 2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In Lehigh Valley
2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In Lehigh Valley A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Pennsylvania Friday, April 19. According to the USGS, the quake happened at 8 p.m. one kilometer northeast of Lincoln Park (Berks County). Residents of Catasauqua, Reading, Wernersville, and even one in Potomac, MD all reported feeling the earthquake. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a 1.3 magnitude quake was reported at 7:50 a.m. 6 kilometers southeast of Califon, apparently an aftershock stemming from the 4.8 magnitude earthquake earlier this month.
Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has Ties To Philadelphia Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has Ties To Philadelphia
Conspiracy Theorist Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Has Ties To Philadelphia Maxwell Azzarello, a conspiracy theorist who set himself ablaze outside of a Manhattan courthouse where former President Donald Trump's hush money trial was under way, appears to have ties to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At 1:30 p.m., Azzarello, 36, walked into the center of a park near the courthouse, took out pamphlets containing conspiracy theories and propaganda from a backpack, and threw them in the air. Then, he took out an accelerant and lit himself on fire, NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maggi said. Civilians and nearby officers extinguished the blaze and Azzarello was taken to the&nb…
Russian Man Accused Of Raping 5 Girls In Lititz: Affidavit Russian Man Accused Of Raping 5 Girls In Lititz: Affidavit
Russian Man Accused Of Raping 5 Girls In Lititz: Affidavit A Russian man caring for five young girls in Lititz is accused of raping them numerous times beginning in 2006 and ending in 2021, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  In 2006, while the girls' father was unable to care for them, 52-year-old Vladimir Stanislavo Sayevskiy began raising them in his home in the first block of South Heck Road, Warwick Township, Lititz, Northern York County Regional Police Detective Matthew Hinkle explained in the criminal complaint. Before each of the girls turned 13 years old they were sexually assaulted in the bathrooms, bedro…
Man From Stroudsburg Convicted For Torturing Estonian In Iraq: FBI Man From Stroudsburg Convicted For Torturing Estonian In Iraq: FBI
Ross Roggio Convicted For Torturing Estonian In Iraq: FBI A US Army veteran from Stroudsburg will spend the next 70 years in prison for torturing an employee at his illegal weapons facility in Iraq, according to the FBI.  Federal investigators said Ross Roggio directed Kurdish soldiers to kidnap the victim, his own employee, and hold him hostage at a military installation for 39 days.  The employee, an Estonian national, planned to blow the whistle on the illegal activities going on at Roggio's facility in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, according to authorities.  While in captivity, federal investigators said the employee was "…
PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit
PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit An Amish father has been charged with 15 felonies and 3 misdemeanors for raping and sexually assaulting four of his daughters over 18 years, as detailed by Ephrata Police Detective Beth Rivera in court documents obtained by Daily Voice on April 17.  On March 20, 2024, Amos Ebersol, 59 of the 500 block of South Fairmont Road, Ephrata, was charged with the following, according to his court docket: Felony Rape (three counts). Felony Incest (three counts). Felony Aggravated Indecent Assault with a person under 16 years of age (three counts). Felony Contact or Communication with a Minor - …
Driver Indicted For Hit-Run Crash Near Near White House That Killed Philadelphia Grandfather Driver Indicted For Hit-Run Crash Near Near White House That Killed Philadelphia Grandfather
Driver Indicted For Hit-Run Crash Near Near White House That Killed Philadelphia Grandfather The hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in a Northwest DC crosswalk last summer has been indicted and faces federal prison time. Benjamin Robertson, 33, of DC, was indicted by a grand jury in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia this week on multiple charges following the fatal crash involving Bing Wong that also injured a minor, federal authorities announced on Thursday. Robertson, was arrested and charged last year with murder for a fatal crash on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, just blocks from the White House that took the life of Wong, a Philadelphia native. The crash happe…
Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA
Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA A Reading man was convicted on multiple charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child in a Lancaster County court this week, according to the District Attorney's Office.  Joel Villarreal, 44, was found guilty after one hour of jury deliberations, prosecutors said in a release.  Authorities said Villarreal abused a victim "on numerous occasions" between 2018 and 2020, when she was between 7 and 9 years old. The assaults happened at two addresses in Lancaster while he was "n a position to care for the victim," the DA's Office said.  “(The vict…
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns
Ford Recalls Over 450K Of Some Of Its Most Popular Models Over Safety Concerns Ford announced that it would recall over 450,000 Bronco Sport SUVs and Maverick vehicles because of an issue with the battery that can cause the drive train to lose power and increase the likelihood of wrecks.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report on Friday, April 12, saying sensors in the car could fail to notice a change in the battery's power. If the power drops too low, the vehicle could turn off or lose important components such as hazard lights if the car breaks down.  The Broncos were produced from February 2020 until March 2024. Ford Maveric…
Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA
Allentown Parents Charged For Toddler's 2021 Fentanyl Overdose: DA A man and a woman face third-degree murder charges three years after their 22-month-old son died from a fentanyl overdose, the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office says. Jorge Suarez-Santiago, 32, and Jayleen Rivas-Rodriguez, 35, are both wanted on arrest warrants, prosecutors said in a release on Wednesday, April 17.  According to investigators, their son Johansy Suarez-Rivas died at St. Luke’s Hospital-Sacred Heart on April 5, 2021. Authorities said he had 16.5 nanograms per millimeter of fentanyl in his blood at the time.  Suuarez-Rivas' cause of death …
Charges Will Be Dropped For SFU Linebackers Accused Of Rape In PA Charges Will Be Dropped For SFU Linebackers Accused Of Rape In PA
Charges Will Be Dropped For SFU Linebackers Accused Of Rape In PA Charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault filed against two 21-year-old former football players from St. Francis University are set to be dropped per a special program for first-time offenders in Pennsylvania, court records show.  Marcel Mami, of Fredrick, MD, and Daunte White, of Wharton, NJ, were first arrested following a nearly six-month-long investigation on Tuesday, January 24, as Daily Voice previously reported.  The Loretto Borough police originally explained that an unnamed Cambria County woman came forward during the summer following the assault at a house par…
Coyote Captured In Delco, Others Sought: Authorities Coyote Captured In Delco, Others Sought: Authorities
Coyote Captured In Delco, Others Sought: Authorities One coyote has been captured in Marple Township, but authorities say there is probably at least one more in the area.  Police said last week that coyotes were spotted in and around Broomall and asked residents to keep an eye out for the marauding canines.  "Thanks to the skill and determination of Animal Control and the cooperation of nearby residents, one of the wild beasts was caught early this morning," Marple police said Wednesday, April 17.  Still, "there is good reason to believe that there may be at least one still in the wilds of Marple," the department said.  …
Massachusetts Man Convicted Of Killing Bloodied 4-Year-Old's Mom In PA Massachusetts Man Convicted Of Killing Bloodied 4-Year-Old's Mom In PA
Massachusetts Man Convicted Of Killing Bloodied 4-Year-Old's Mom In PA A Chatham, Massachusetts man will spend the rest of his life in a Pennsylvania prison, prosecutors say.  Thadius W. McGrath, 37, was convicted of the 2022 murder of Samantha Jean Rementer on Tuesday, April 16, said the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in a release.  Authorities said previously that McGrath killed Rementer in front of her two children in Northampton Township then tried to take his own life on June 8, 2022.  Police arrived at the Clark Court scene to find one of Rementer's children, then 4 years old, "covered in blood," the DA's Office said. The ot…
Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police
Man Killed In Crash Into Tree, Pennsylvania State Police The Topton man who died after crashing into a tree in Mertztown on Tuesday night, April 16 was Allan G. Levin, according to officials.  The Lehigh County Coroner's Office said Levin, 51, hit a tree on the 700 block of State Street around 10:30 p.m.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from multiple blunt force injuries about an hour later, the Coroner's Office said. His manner of death was accidental.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. 
PA Borough Manager Accused Of Violating Criminal Finance Laws PA Borough Manager Accused Of Violating Criminal Finance Laws
PA Borough Manager Accused Of Violating Criminal Finance Laws The Newville Borough Manager for over 28 years has been charged with numerous felonies for allegedly criminally violating Pennsylvania finance laws, Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack announced on Tuesday afternoon. Fred Andrew Potzer is accused of "financial gymnastics" by manipulating the Newville Borough books to use funds from the Newville Water and Sewer Authority to pay for local projects, the DA explained at a press conference.  Potzer has been charged with the following according to the DA and court documents: Felony Tampering With Public Record/Inform…
Philly Area Wedding Band Sues Artist Jelly Roll: Court Documents Philly Area Wedding Band Sues Artist Jelly Roll: Court Documents
Philly Area Wedding Band Sues Artist Jelly Roll: Court Documents Philadelphia-based musical act Jellyroll is suing the country and hip-hop artist Jelly Roll for allegedly infringing their trademark, according to a legal complaint.  In civil court documents obtained by Daily Voice, lawyers for the band's leader Kurt Titchenell say their client and others have been performing throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond under the name Jellyroll since "at least" 1980. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jellyroll • BVTLive (@jellyroll_bvtlive) Meanwhile, Jelly Roll the solo artist – born Jason…
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse
Fourth Body Recovered From Baltimore Bridge Collapse A fourth body has been recovered from the scene of the Baltimore's Key Bridge collapse, responders announced. Unified Command said only that the body was that of a construction worker presumed dead in the collapse on Tuesday, March 26. The body was recovered Sunday, April 14. The victim will not be identified at the family's request but was positively identified on Monday, April 15 by the medical examiner. On Friday, April 5, divers located the body of Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, 38, from the Patapsco River, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott said. The bodies of 35-year-old Alejan…
Former Bucks Hospital Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $600K From Charitable Account: DA Former Bucks Hospital Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $600K From Charitable Account: DA
Former Bucks Hospital Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $600K From Charitable Account: DA A one-time director of Doylestown Hospital pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars on Monday, April 15, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.  Norma Galagarza, 68, of Chalfont, was previously accused of siphoning over $600,000 from a corporate account filled with charitable donations, Daily Voice reported.  On Monday, she entered an open guilty plea to felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, forgery, access device fraud, and computer trespass, the DA's Office said.  She was sentenced to five years' pr…
Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County
Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County Police have reported multiple confirmed coyote sightings in and around Broomall.  Authorities say the animals are more active in the spring when they are caring for their young and searching for food and water.  They are most often found in heavily forested areas, but sightings in adjacent residential areas are becoming more common, according to officials. "The Marple Township Administration, Police Department, Health Inspector, and Animal Control are working closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to attempt to trap this animal," said Marple police…
MURDER-SUICIDE: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms MURDER-SUICIDE: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms
Murder-suicide: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms A 76-year-old man shot his wife then turned the gun on himself Thursday morning, April 11 in a Lehigh County home, authorities confirmed. Helen Teresa Knieriem appears to have died from a single gunshot wound and Roy T. Knieriem appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to prosecutors and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. Gunfire rang out at the couple's home on Taylor Drive just after 10:15 a.m., County Coroner Daniel Buglio said. No one else was present in the home, no witnesses are known to police, and no one else was injured, authorities said.
Pedestrian Struck By SEPTA Train In Bucks County, Authorities Say Pedestrian Struck By SEPTA Train In Bucks County, Authorities Say
Pedestrian Struck By SEPTA Train In Bucks County, Authorities Say SEPTA's West Trenton Line was delayed Thursday morning, April 11 after a pedestrian was hit on the tracks in Feasterville-Trevose, transit officials told Daily Voice.  SEPTA train 303 struck the pedestrian just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge around 7 a.m., a spokesperson confirmed.  West Trenton: Service is operating with delays of up to 30 minutes due to a train striking a person. All trains will board on the outbound platforms between Neshaminy Falls and Noble Stations. — SEPTA (@SEPTA) April 11, 2024 Officials did not detail the victim's condition but 6abc repor…
Crews Respond To Water Main Break In Doylestown: Officials Crews Respond To Water Main Break In Doylestown: Officials
Crews Respond To Water Main Break In Doylestown: Officials Authorities are advising of a water main break in Doylestown on Thursday, April 11.  Borough officials said the break is affecting East Oakland and East State streets between South Main and South Pine streets.  "The water department is on location making the necessary repairs," they said. 
GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison
GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison A girlfriend who choked her boyfriend's 3-year-old son to death with baby wipes has been sentenced, Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Tuesday, April 9.  Chelsea Renae Cooley, 33 of Everett, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday in connection with the killing of Travis W. Young Jr., according to the Attorney General's office.  Cooley had Travis at her home and was babysitting him for her boyfriend when he was found unresponsive on May 28, 2022. "The boy’s father was working a 12-hour shift and reported the child was normal and healthy when he left for …
EMS Supervisor In Northeastern PA Defrauded Company Out Of $10K: Prosecutors EMS Supervisor In Northeastern PA Defrauded Company Out Of $10K: Prosecutors
Hamlin Ambulance Co. Defrauded For $10K: AG A former supervisor for the Hamlin Ambulance Company is accused of logging fake hours and giving herself and her daughter unauthorized raises, according to the state Attorney General's Office.  Nicole Price of Wayne County is charged with theft by deception, unlawful use of a computer, and a related misdemeanor, said AG Michelle Henry in a release.  Officials said Price used her position as supervisor and captain to overreport the number of hours she and her daughter worked, resulting in more than $8,400 in overpay.  She also allegedly gave herself and he…
Pennsylvania Pizzeria Owner Admits To Killing Partner, Prosecutors Say Pennsylvania Pizzeria Owner Admits To Killing Partner, Prosecutors Say
Pennsylvania Pizzeria Owner Admits To Killing Partner, Prosecutors Say The part owner of Pina's Pizza in Chalfont admitted to killing her partner on Monday, April 8, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.  Anna Maria Tolomello, 50, pleaded guilty to the third-degree murder of Giovanni Gallina, prosecutors said in a release.  Tolomello was arrested in March 2022 after police said they found 64-year-old Gallina's body wrapped in a blue tarp in a bedroom of their shared Hilltown home. Officers were sent for a welfare check when Gallina's son said he hadn't heard from his father in over a week.  Tolomello reportedly told him…
Country Star Colt Ford In ICU After Suffering Heart Attack: Reports Country Star Colt Ford In ICU After Suffering Heart Attack: Reports
Country Star Colt Ford In ICU After Suffering Heart Attack: Reports Country-rap star Colt Ford is in a hospital after suffering a heart attack after a performance in Arizona, casting doubt on his summer performances across the northeast. PEOPLE magazine reported that Ford had a heart attack last week after performing at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row venue in Gilbert, AZ. He was taken to the ICU at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. In a statement to PEOPLE, a spokesperson for the 54-year-old musician said he's slowly on the road to recovery. "Ford remains in the ICU, with his condition steadily improving in a positive direction," read a statement from Fo…
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse What a day for outer space. NASA will be launching three sounding rockets during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, to study how Earth’s upper atmosphere is affected when sunlight momentarily dims over a portion of the planet. And they are expected to be visible for between 10 and 40 seconds along the East Coast. The Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) sounding rockets will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to study the disturbances in the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun.  The sounding rockets will launch at three differe…
Langhorne Lotto Player Wins Million-Dollar Prize Langhorne Lotto Player Wins Million-Dollar Prize
Langhorne Lotto Player Wins Million-Dollar Prize For the second time in a week, a Pennsylvania Lottery player in Bucks County became a millionaire.  A Mega Millions player in Langhorne matched all five white balls pulled in the Friday, April 5 drawing to win $1 million, said state gaming officials.  The Wawa at 639 East Lincoln Highway will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the lucky slip.  The win came just days after a Cash 5 player in Perkasie won $1.6 million on Tuesday, April 2.  Winners are not known until they claim their prize and their ticket is validated. All winners have up to one year from the …
PA Pimp Admits Trafficking Aspiring Teen Model, DA Says PA Pimp Admits Trafficking Aspiring Teen Model, DA Says
PA Pimp Admits Trafficking Aspiring Teen Model, DA Says The first man captured by the Lancaster County Human Trafficking Task Force has been sentenced after confessing to his crimes, the District Attorney announced on Monday, April 8. More than two years after his arrest, Louis Fountain, 34 of Brookhaven, Delaware County pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking individuals, four counts of promoting prostitution, and one count of living off prostitutes before Lancaster County President Judge David Ashworth on March 29, as detailed in the release. Judge Ashworth sentenced him to serve a "prison term of one year, 11 months, and eight d…
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals When parts of the US are under total daytime darkness during a solar eclipse, scientists will be studying if animals act any differently — and they want your help. NASA has funded the "Eclipse Soundscapes Project" to collect the sights and sounds during the total solar eclipse in the afternoon on Monday, Apr. 8. Scientists are asking for the public's help recording how different ecosystems react to the sudden midday change. You can share your observations on social media using the hashtag #EclipseSoundscapes. Don't forget to tag the location where you experience the eclipse. Weird plant a…
70 Army Helicopters Using PA Airport In Training Exercise 70 Army Helicopters Using PA Airport In Training Exercise
70 Army Helicopters Using PA Airport In Training Exercise Have you been noticing any military helicopters this weekend? They're from the U.S. Army and will be using the Lehigh Valley International Airport as a staging area for refueling through Monday, April 8, the airport said. According to 6abc, the aircrafts will be refueling at Hangar 7, just south of the runways of the Hanover Township airport. "The public should not be concerned with the increased traffic," the airport said. Locals were excited for an airshow. "Thank you for letting us know," one person said. "I'll have my eye to the sky this weekend."