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Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police
Norristown Dad Dies Weeks After Montco Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police Kristopher Laffredo, a beloved Norristown father, brother, uncle, and son, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on April 3, according to his obituary from Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home. He was 38.  Laffredo was involved in a crash near the corner of Stump Hall and Anders roads in Skippack Township on March 15 and taken to Jefferson Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia where he later died, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  In his obituary, family members said he was a devoted father and uncle and a fiercely loyal Philadelphia sports fan.  In addition to his son and h…
Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police
Motorcyclist Flees At 150MPH+ From Traffic Stop: PA State Police Two motorcyclists were seen "traveling at a high rate of speed" on US Route 15 and Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public for help locating one of the riders, according to a release on April 19.  The male riders were spotted by Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg at mile marker 15.4 on Rt. 15 around 1:50 p.m. on April 14, as detailed in the release. One of the motorcyclists stopped but the other "an unknown Hispanic male operating a new, all-white, Yamaha R6 motorcycle fled at speeds in excess of 150 MPH on US15 NB into York County," as state in the release.  Just be…
Infant Suffers Broken Bones From Sexual Abuse By Soldier, PA State Police Say Infant Suffers Broken Bones From Sexual Abuse By Soldier, PA State Police Say
Infant Suffers Broken Bones From Sexual Abuse By Soldier, PA State Police Say A 13-month-old baby girl is receiving treatment at the Hershey Medical Center after a brutal rape left her with broken bones. A man who is a York City Police Officer and US Army National Guard Calvary Scout has been arrested on charges in connection with the infant's sexual assault, Pennsylvania State Police announced late on Tuesday, April 16.  The 28-year-old officer and soldier, Steven Kyle Cugini turned himself in at PSP Lykens Stations following an investigation that began when the baby girl's injuries were noticed by the staff at the Halifax YMCA Daycare on Monday, April 15, a det…
Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Northeast Philly, State Police Say Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Northeast Philly, State Police Say
Missing Ohio Girl May Be In Northeast Philly, State Police Say Authorities are searching for an Ohio girl who is believed to be in Northeast Philadelphia.  Claudia Ical-Caal, 16, was last seen on Robinson Avenue in Kenton, Ohio early on Tuesday, April 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  She is 5-foot, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a red tank top and blue jeans.  Investigators say she might be with 20-year-old Leonardo Chavez on the 6600 block of Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia, and may be "at special risk of harm or injury."  Anyone with information should call 911 or the Kenton, Ohio …
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Berks County Crash Coroner Names Driver Killed In Berks County Crash
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Berks County Crash 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. 
Motorcyclist Killed After Striking Tree In PA: Troopers Motorcyclist Killed After Striking Tree In PA: Troopers
Motorcyclist Killed After Striking Tree In PA: Troopers A 27-year-old motorcyclist died after an accident in Earl Township on Sunday, April 14, Pennsylvania State Police say.  Codey Prindle of Boyertown was headed south on Longview Road around 6:30 p.m. when his bike drifted into the gravel off the right shoulder, according to troopers.  He struck a tree and a mailbox and was fatally injured, authorities said. 
TRIPLE FATAL: Construction Workers Struck  On I-83, PA State Police Say TRIPLE FATAL: Construction Workers Struck  On I-83, PA State Police Say
Triple Fatal: Construction Workers Struck On I-83, PA State Police Say A 24-year-old box truck driver struck a construction vehicle that propelled it into three construction workers along Interstate 83, the Pennsylvania State Police explained on Wednesday morning. The crash into the active work zone on I-83 south at mile marker 35.5, Fairview Township, happened at 3:25 a.m. on April 17, 2024, Trooper Grothey detailed in the release. Reed Davenport has been identified as the driver of the truck but the names of the three workers who died at the scene have yet to be released as of 10 a.m. Troop J Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, Troop …
Sheriff's Vehicle Strikes SUV Head-On Hospitalizing 2, Pennsylvania State Police Say Sheriff's Vehicle Strikes SUV Head-On Hospitalizing 2, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Sheriff's Vehicle Strikes SUV Head-On Hospitalizing 2, Pennsylvania State Police Say A Cumberland County Sheriff's vehicle with lights and sirens was in a head-on crash while heading to a call – sending two people to the hospital, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday, April 16. The sheriff's vehicle was going west along West Trindle Road, just past the intersection with Horners Road in  South Middleton Township, when it struck a Honda SUV at 6:03 p.m. on Monday, April 15, according to state police. Investigators explained that the sheriff's vehicle had "attempted to pass other vehicles westbound. [When it] entered the eastbound lane and struck [the Honda] hea…
Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Boulder In Berks County: Coroner Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Boulder In Berks County: Coroner
Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Boulder In Berks County: Coroner A 58-year-old Ivyland man died from his injuries following a motorcycle crash on Sunday, April 14, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Robert. J. Lawler was heading east on Deer Run Road in District Township when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a boulder around 3:50 p.m., said Pennsylvania State Police.  Lawler was thrown from the bike and rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where he died from multiple blunt force injuries, the Coroner's Office said.  His manner of death was accidental. 
21-Year-Old Killed By Wrong-Way DUI Driver On I-95 In Philadelphia: State Police 21-Year-Old Killed By Wrong-Way DUI Driver On I-95 In Philadelphia: State Police
21-Year-Old Killed By Wrong-Way DUI Driver On I-95 In Philadelphia: State Police A 21-year-old woman was struck and killed by a wrong-way, DUI driver overnight on I-95 in Philadelphia, police said. A 44-year-old man was heading southbound in the northbound lanes when he struck the woman's vehicle head-on around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, April 14, Pennsylvania Sate Police said. The operator of the at fault vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Charges are being prepared by the PSP-Philadelphia, Criminal Investigation Unit. Police did not identify the victim nor the driver at fau…
Alabama Murder Suspect Caught In Stroudsburg, Troopers Say Alabama Murder Suspect Caught In Stroudsburg, Troopers Say
Alabama Murder Suspect Caught In Stroudsburg, Troopers Say Pennsylvania State Police say they arrested a man accused of murder in Huntsville, Alabama on Thursday, April 11. Malcolm Jacob Derr, 19, was taken into custody by troopers and US Marshals near 7th and Sarah streets in Stroudsburg, according to a release.  Authorities said Derr was wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on March 23. He was taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility pending his extradition to Alabama. 
FBI Takes Down Philadelphia Drug Trafficking Ring: 17 Arrested, 43 Pounds Of Drugs Seized: AG FBI Takes Down Philadelphia Drug Trafficking Ring: 17 Arrested, 43 Pounds Of Drugs Seized: AG
FBI Takes Down Philadelphia Drug Trafficking Ring: 17 Arrested, 43 Pounds Of Drugs Seized: AG A months-long investigation involving the FBI led to the arrest of 17 drug traffickers in the Philadelphia area and the seizure of illegal guns, drugs, and cash. Vincent Lofton, 60, one of the alleged heads of the trafficking network, was arrested, along with 16 other people at various locations after search warrants were executed Tuesday, April 9, Attorney General Michelle Henry, said. He was arraigned Wednesday and bail was set at $1 million. Investigators served more than a dozen search warrants at homes and on vehicles vehicles, and a financial institution. Others arrested include…
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 …
Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police
Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police A 51-year-old woman has died a week after being ejected during a head-on crash along Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police and the Dauphin County Coroner confirmed to Daily Voice on Tuesday, April 9.  Sharon Michelle Bentler, originally of Berwick and most recently of Harrisburg (according to her social media and court records), passed away at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Sunday due to multiple traumatic injuries she sustained in a crash on I-81 on April 3 Dauphin County press secretary Diane McNaughton told Daily Voice.  Her death was ruled accidental by the county co…
'Serious Injuries' Hospitalize 2 After Tree Falls On SUV: PA State Police (PHOTOS) 'Serious Injuries' Hospitalize 2 After Tree Falls On SUV: PA State Police (PHOTOS)
'Serious Injuries' Hospitalize 2 After Tree Falls On SUV: PA State Police (Photos) Two people are in the hospital with "serious injuries" after a tree fell on their SUV on Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police announced that evening. The tree landed on the Toyota Highlander along Kirkwood Pike/PA Route 472 in Quarryville, Colerain Township at 12:15 p.m. on April 3, PSP Trooper James Grothey detailed in the release. Heavy rain and winds uprooted the tree sending it down on the SUV's windshield — trapping the pair inside the vehicle, Grothey explained. They were freed with the assistance of local EMS and fire crews. Both people in the SUV were taken to Lancaster General Ho…
Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Man Stabbed In Neck With Scissors, Pennsylvania State Police Say One man has been charged and another is in a hospital following a fight that ended with scissors been plugged into one of the men's neck, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Wednesday. Just before PSP York Troopers were called to "an assault" in the 300 block of Channell Road, Fawn Township, 23-year-old Gavin Bossom of New Park, PA "engaged into a verbal and physical altercation" with a 55-year-old man, as stated in the release. When members of Troop J arrived, at  approximately 10:06 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, they found the man "with a stab wound on his neck," a…
Breakfast Shake Package Full of Psilocybin Mushrooms Found In Drug Dealer's Lititz Home: DA Breakfast Shake Package Full of Psilocybin Mushrooms Found In Drug Dealer's Lititz Home: DA
Breakfast Shake Package Full of Psilocybin Mushrooms Found In Drug Dealer's Lititz Home: DA Ghost guns, methamphetamine, and psilocybin mushrooms stuffed inside a protein powder breakfast shake container were all found at a Littiz's man's home by the Lancaster Drug Task Force, the district attorney announced on Monday, April 1.  Timothy Jason Sherrin, 41 of the 500 block of Greenhowe Drive, had allegedly stuffed the mushrooms in a Carnation Breakfast Essentials Rich Milk Chocolate package and had other illegal items throughout his home, as discovered during the warranted search at 2:24 p.m. on March 21, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Offic…
Fatal Crash: Convicted Drug Dealer With Active Felony Case Killed, PSP Fatal Crash: Convicted Drug Dealer With Active Felony Case Killed, PSP
Fatal Crash: Convicted Drug Dealer With Active Felony Case Killed, PSP A 22-year-old convicted drug dealer with an active felony case was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on  April 1.  Nassan Saku Campbell-Richardson, of Bressler, died of "Multiple Traumatic Injuries" due to a motor vehicle collision, and the manner was ruled accidental, the Dauphin County Coroner told Daily Voice on Monday.  The deadly three-vehicle crash happened at Bow Creek Road/PA Route 743 at the intersection with Fox Run Road in East Hanover Township at 2:26 a.m. on March 30, investigating PSP Harrisburg Trooper Charles Blaz…
PA Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash PA Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash
PA Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash A 38-year-old mom of three has died following a three-vehicle crash in Lancaster County on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Monday, April 1 and her family detailed on social media. Jazmin Dietrich of York died at Reading Hospital the same day as the crash, according to state police in Lancaster. The crash happened on PA Route 222 North just north of Dry Tavern Road in Brecknock Township at 8:33 a.m. on March 30, investigating Trooper Joshua Mease detailed in the release. Jazmin was wearing a seatbelt in front passenger's seat of a BMW driven by 51-year-old William De La Cru…
Bucks County Protestors Among 60 Arrested In I-676 Shutdown In Philadelphia: Police Bucks County Protestors Among 60 Arrested In I-676 Shutdown In Philadelphia: Police
Bucks County Protestors Among 60 Arrested In I-676 Shutdown In Philadelphia: Police More than 60 people have been arrested in connection with a protest that completely shutdown I-676 in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, March 30, authorities said. The protestors were from the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and ran onto the highway at Broad Street around 4 p.m., causing disruptions to traffic flow, Philadelphia police said at the time. On Sunday, March 31, Pennsylvania State Police released a list of towns and ages of those arrested, all who were charged with disorderly conduct. Thirty-nine of them were from Philadelphia with a others from Trappe, Downingtown, Lansd…
Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD
Maryland Man Went 100MPH+ Before Crashing Into House In PA: Gettysburg PD A Maryland resident with a criminal record in Pennsylvania fled from officers "at speeds in excess of 100 MPH" before crashing into a home, Gettysburg police announced on Thursday, March 28. James A. Coffey, 47 of Essex, MD according to court records, and Bonneauville, PA according to the police, is in the hospital with several possible charges pending, Gettysburg police explained. It started when Gettysburg police attempted to stop his white Toyota SUV with a Maryland license plate in the 100 Block of York Street "for suspicion of DUI after the vehicle had committed a number of traffic vi…
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond
Philly Trio Admits $1.6M Worth Of Thefts From 55 UPS Locations Across NJ, NY, PA, Beyond UPDATE: Three young Philadelphia men admitted burglarizing 55 UPS warehouses across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond, netting more than $1.6 million worth of electronics. Sekou Fofanah, 20, Shamaire Brown, 19, and Quamaire Brown, 19, each pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to conspiracy to commit cargo theft, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. All three and a fourth man, Aboudramane Karamoko, had been arrested and released at one time or other since the burglaries began nearly four years ago, records show. The most recent was last past April, when po…
5 Killed — Including Infant — ID'd After 3-Vehicle Crash At MD/PA Line: PSP 5 Killed — Including Infant — ID'd After 3-Vehicle Crash At MD/PA Line: PSP
5 Killed — Including Infant — ID'd After 3-Vehicle Crash At MD/PA Line: PSP A group of people from Ohio has died at the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the Maryland and Pennsylvania state line, authorities announced on March 27.  Late on Wednesday night, Fayette County Coroner Bob Baker identified the victims of the crash —  all from Delaware, Ohio — as follows:  Harold Nibert, 55-years-old.  Bradley Thivener, 47-years-old.  Krystal May, 36-years-old.  Amanda Dawson, 33-years-old. Amanda's son, Kullen Dawson, 7-months-old.  Nibert had been driving a Honda Accord along Route 40 in Wharton Township, near New Meadow Run Drive…
COLD CASE: Alleged NYC Gang Member Was Found Dead In Barrel Off I-95 In Bucks County COLD CASE: Alleged NYC Gang Member Was Found Dead In Barrel Off I-95 In Bucks County
Cold CASE: Alleged NYC Gang Member Was Found Dead In Barrel Off I-95 In Bucks County State troopers are investigating the murder of a suspected New York City gangster more than 25 years ago.  Jia Qiang Li, 27, was found murdered on Jan. 2, 1997, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  The Chinese national's body was discovered in a plastic garbage can at the bottom of an embankment off Interstate 95 in Lower Makefield Township, investigators say.  Troopers said his remains had been "intentionally mutilated to some degree after his death." According to detectives, Li was affiliated with the Pell Street Flying Dragons, a street gang active in Manhattan's Chi…
Chester County Suspect Crashed Into Police Car During Chase: PSP Chester County Suspect Crashed Into Police Car During Chase: PSP
Chester County Suspect Crashed Into Police Car During Chase: PSP A 19-year-old man is in custody after a chase through Chester County early Saturday morning, March 23, according to a police report from state troopers.  Authorities said they were called about a possible kidnapping in Caln Township around 4:45 a.m. and chased a suspect vehicle through East Fallowfield and West Bradford townships.  At one point during the pursuit, state police said the suspect rammed into a parked PSP vehicle while troopers were deploying spike strips. Authorities said they were able to stop the car in West Bradford but the 19-year-old driver fled on foot and was …
'Suspected Crack Cocaine' Found In Patrol Car, Pennsylvania State Police Say 'Suspected Crack Cocaine' Found In Patrol Car, Pennsylvania State Police Say
'Suspected Crack Cocaine' Found In Patrol Car, Pennsylvania State Police Say "Suspected crack cocaine" was found in a patrol vehicle, Pennsylvania State Police announced in a release on March 26.  PSP Troop H in Harrisburg discovered the "small amount of suspected crack cocaine" while decommissioning a marked patrol car around 11:45 through 12:15 a.m. on March 21, as stated in the release.  The release did not detail what police force used the patrol vehicle but did note that it was a 2019 Ford Explorer.   The drugs were found hidden in the rear of the vehicle after PSP removed their equipment and wiring. An investigation is ongoing, Trooper Ko…
Coloring Books NOT Bomb Cancel Drag Queen Story Hour In PA, Officials Coloring Books NOT Bomb Cancel Drag Queen Story Hour In PA, Officials
Coloring Books NOT Bomb Cancel Drag Queen Story Hour In PA, Officials An unmarked box of coloring books led the Lancaster Public Library to cancel a story hour scheduled for Saturday with a "professional drag entertainer" city officials told Daily Voice.  Christopher Paul Paolini known by the stage name of Miss Amie Vanité had been facing pushback from the Lancaster County commissioners about the children's Drag Queen Story Hour scheduled at the library.  A GoFundMe was launched to help the library after the commissioners threatened to pull public funding.  View this post on Instagram …
Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (UPDATED) Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (UPDATED)
Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (Updated) Update: PSP has identified an Oklahoma resident as a suspect, Trooper Nathan Branosky said Tuesday afternoon, March 26.  Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report of a "suspicious package" received at a business in Lower Macungie on Monday afternoon, March 25, authorities said in a release.  Troopers were called to  Ryder Logistics, 8620 Congdon Hill Drive, after a mailroom employee opened a package that contained "writing and threats" around 1:15 p.m., police said.  The business was evacuated until troopers "determined the suspicious package did not pose a t…
Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA
Cigarette Butt Leads To NJ Suspect's Arrest In 2012 West Reading Diner Killing: DA The alleged gunman in a deadly 2012 Reading shooting is in police custody in New Jersey, according to Berks County prosecutors.  Vallis L. Slaughter, of Jersey City, is being held in Hudson County pending his extradition to Pennsylvania, said the District Attorney's Office on Monday, March 25.  Investigators believe he killed 34-year-old Julio A. Torres on March 24, 2012. Torres was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot of the West Reading Diner after a confrontation with suspects, the DA's Office said.  Jomaine Case was eventually convicted in connectio…
NJ Man Shot Dead At Upper Bern Truck Stop Survived By Wife, 1-Year-Old Baby NJ Man Shot Dead At Upper Bern Truck Stop Survived By Wife, 1-Year-Old Baby
NJ Man Shot Dead At Upper Bern Truck Stop Survived By Wife, 1-Year-Old Baby Support is on the rise for the family of a 40-year-old New Jersey truck driver shot dead allegedly by a Florida man last week at a Pennsylvania truck stop. James Alexander Hilton, 40, of Southampton, NJ, was shot and killed at an I-78 truck stop in Upper Bern Township, early Friday morning, March 22, according to Pennsylvania State Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Hilton was helping another driver park their vehicle at Love's Travel Stop around 2:45 a.m., when he and another truck driver got into the argument that led to the shooting, troopers said. Hilton was pronounc…
Troopers Name NJ Man Shot Dead At Berks Truck Stop Troopers Name NJ Man Shot Dead At Berks Truck Stop
Troopers Name NJ Man Shot Dead At Berks Truck Stop A New Jersey man was shot and killed at an I-78 truck stop in Upper Bern Township early Friday morning, March 22, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  James Alexander Hilton, 40, of Southampton, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.  Investigators said Hilton was helping another driver park his truck at Love's Travel Stop around 2:45 a.m. He and another truck driver got into an argument which led to the shooting, troopers said.  The suspect fled the scene in his truck but was pulled over near Exit 40 and arrested at 3:30 a.m., according to state police. Author…