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Protesters blast ‘deplorable’ $5K bail set for ex-Harrisburg Councilman Brad Koplinski in child porn case

Protesters blast ‘deplorable’ $5K bail set for ex-Harrisburg Councilman Brad Koplinski in child porn case

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy Is the $5,000 unsecured bail imposed on former Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski for his 15 felony child pornography charges fair, or even justifiable?Community activist Kevin Maxson and about a dozen like-minded supporters don’t think so. They showed their displeasure Monday afternoon by demonstrating outside the South 29th Street office of District Judge Hanif Johnson, the official who set that bail.“It’s horrible. It’s deplorable,” Maxson said as motorists drove by, occasionally honking at the demonstrators and the signs they displayed. “Why does he...

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Sex offender tackled in Cracker Barrel parking lot by dads who say he was peeping at girls under bathroom stalls: Report

Sex offender tackled in Cracker Barrel parking lot by dads who say he was peeping at girls under bathroom stalls: Report

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy A convicted sex offender was tackled and then detained by a group of fathers on Sunday in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Duncan, S.C., after a 15-year-old girl claims the man of looking under bathroom stalls in the ladies' room, according to The teen said she noticed something moving at her feet and realized it was a man’s head coming from the stall beside her, according to the report.The Duncan Police Department confirmed that 53-year-old Douglas Lane of Charlotte, N.C., has been charged with voyeurism, possession of marijuana and possession of drug...

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Federal judge denies Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for stay on pandemic restrictions ruling

Federal judge denies Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for stay on pandemic restrictions ruling

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy A federal judge on Tuesday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration’s request for a stay on The Wolf Administration sought the stay while appealing U.S. Western District Judge William Stickman IV’s order that was of nonessential business, a stay-at-home order and an order to limit gathering sizes were unconstitutional.In denying the stay, Stickman said, “the public interest would be ill served if the court would grant the stay allowing the unconstitutional measures to remain in place.”Wolf argued in the underlying case that his actions mirrored those of other...

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Couple beat, starved and imprisoned Pa. boy, 12, and let him die caked in his own feces, detectives say

Couple beat, starved and imprisoned Pa. boy, 12, and let him die caked in his own feces, detectives say

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy A central Pennsylvania couple was behind bars Monday, charged with killing a 12-year-old boy by starving and beating him and keeping the child imprisoned in a feces-caked and darkened and locked room for years.The boy, Maxwell Schollenberger, never received medical care, wasn’t enrolled in school and was rarely seen even by his siblings, who lived in the same house in Annville, Lebanon County detectives Todd Hirsch and David Shaffer claim in charges filed against the boy’s father Scott Schollenberger Jr. and Schollenberger’s fiancée Kimberly...

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Green Party can stay on the presidential ballot in Pa., judge rules

Green Party can stay on the presidential ballot in Pa., judge rules

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday night ordered election officials to put the Green Party’s candidate for president on Pennsylvania’s ballot, turning back a court challenge by Democrats just eight weeks before an election in the battleground state that could be tilted by votes flowing to a third party.Democrats had contended that the Green Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees did not properly submit candidate affidavits in August to go with paperwork containing voter signatures to get on the ballot.As a result, Democrats argued, both...

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Big Ten finally scheduled to announce football’s return: Report

Big Ten finally scheduled to announce football’s return: Report

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy Update:Original story:The Big Ten has changed course and will play football in 2020 after all.ABC News, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday morning that the conference will announce later today that it is now going to schedule games on the gridiron. The news comes more than a month after the league’s council of chancellors and presidents voted to postpone the fall sports season because of the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 11.According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, the 8-game season could start the weekend of Oct. 16-17, but Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel...

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Pa. boy, 12, lived in a ‘state of perpetual suffering’ before being starved, beaten to death, DA says

Pa. boy, 12, lived in a ‘state of perpetual suffering’ before being starved, beaten to death, DA says

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy The siblings of a 12-year-old central Pennsylvania boy who was found beaten and starved to death and covered in feces in his family’s home “were told to ignore him and not talk to him,” the district attorney said Monday morning.That was just part of suffered at the hands of his father Scott Schollenberger Jr. and his father’s fiancée Kimberly Maurer, who both are charged with homicide, Lebanon County DA Pier Hess Graf said.“This tiny 12-year-old boy never knew the unconditional love from a family,” Graf said during a press conference on the homicide charges...

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Republican Voters Against Trump ramps up ads in Pa. with billboards, TV spots

Republican Voters Against Trump ramps up ads in Pa. with billboards, TV spots

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy Republican Voters Against Trump, a group of conservatives, is putting up dozens of billboards across Pennsylvania.The billboards are being erected all over the state and include messages from Republicans who say they’re voting for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and opposing President Donald Trump.One billboard features a woman named “Amy” from Camp Hill with this message: “I’m a Christian. I’m a Republican. I’m for Biden.”Another features “Jeff” from Honey Brook with this message: “I’m a Republican. I’m pro-life. I’m voting Biden.”Republican Voters Against Trump...

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8 arrested after protest over police-involved shooting turns destructive in Lancaster

8 arrested after protest over police-involved shooting turns destructive in Lancaster

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy Lancaster City police said Monday that they have arrested eight people on charges tied to the “disorder” that erupted outside their station Sunday night following a fatal officer-involved shooting of a 27-year-old man.while attacking an officer with a knife as the officer responded to a domestic disturbance call, police said. The shooting is under investigation by the county district attorney and police have released video from the officer’s body camera.Only two of those charged in connection with are residents of the city, police said. Several participants in...

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Alex Jones morphs into a ‘Karen’: InfoWars host uses megaphone to yell at teen lifeguards enforcing COVID-19 rules

Alex Jones morphs into a ‘Karen’: InfoWars host uses megaphone to yell at teen lifeguards enforcing COVID-19 rules

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy Alex Jones will He’ll also morph into a “Karen,” and shout at kids volunteering as lifeguards about doing their job in Texas.Yes, unfortunately, the conspiracy theory peddler — the guy who claimed the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax — is embarrassing once more.Alex Jones is a sad and lonely man. — Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq)The setting for this unbelievable display was a park just outside Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, Jones also discussed the incident on his InfoWars show.Video showed a sweaty Jones using a megaphone to yell at the teenage...

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Pennsylvania Farm Show 2021 to be held virtually

Pennsylvania Farm Show 2021 to be held virtually

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy The Pennsylvania Farm Show 2021 is going virtual.During a press conference today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding said organizers have made the difficult decision to not host the traditional in-person event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Our priority is keeping the people safe, people fed and agriculture working,” he said.The Farm Show is known as the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits...

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2 Pa. wrestling coaches pressured teammates to share naked photos of high school girls for ‘team bonding': AG

2 Pa. wrestling coaches pressured teammates to share naked photos of high school girls for ‘team bonding': AG

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy A pair of high school wrestling coaches who Attorney General Josh Shapiro says encouraged team members to share naked photos of high school girls are facing felony charges.As and the , the two Portage Area High School wrestling coaches have been charged with solicitation of child pornography and corruption of minors.The are: Michael Fox, 33, head coach and a teacher, and Bradley Rousell, 31, assistant coach of the Portage Area High School wrestling team.Both were arrested Friday following the investigation sparked by a Safe2Say tip, according to Pa. Attorney...

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Bald eagle attacks $950 drone, sends it to bottom of Lake Michigan

Bald eagle attacks $950 drone, sends it to bottom of Lake Michigan

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareBy ESCANABA, MI - In what state officials are describing tongue-in-cheek as a “brazen attack,” a bald eagle recently snatched a $950 drone belonging to the state of Michigan that was being flown to document shoreline erosion damage in the Upper Peninsula. After a brief tussle, the big bird ripped off one of the propellers from the small spinning aircraft and sent it to the bottom of Lake Michigan near Escanaba, state workers said.The drone was being operated by a pilot for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) when the July 21...

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Students at Penn State forced to sign COVID-19 liability waiver to participate in fall semester

Students at Penn State forced to sign COVID-19 liability waiver to participate in fall semester

By is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News and other news organizations across Pennsylvania. .By Sara Simon of Spotlight PAHARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State University, the behemoth public research university with enrollment nearing 100,000, is forcing students to sign a liability agreement and assume all risk of COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the fall semester.“I assume any and all risk of exposure to COVID-19 that may result from attending Penn State, or participating in Penn State activities,”...

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Pennsylvania Game Commission not worried about overcrowding in state game land parking lots

Pennsylvania Game Commission not worried about overcrowding in state game land parking lots

By Although state game land parking lots saw overcrowding earlier this year, as people sought relief from coronavirus confinement in the outdoors, the Pennsylvania Game Commission isn’t expecting similar problems during the upcoming hunting seasons.Peter Sussenbach, director of the Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management, was just off a call with five of the commission’s six land management supervisors on just that subject on Tuesday.“It was apparently a bigger issue earlier on, but none of them felt that it will be a challenge during hunting season, even the earlier seasons,” he said.The...

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Pa. recommends no school sports until 2021: Gov. Wolf

Pa. recommends no school sports until 2021: Gov. Wolf

By Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he believes there should be no sports in Pennsylvania for the remainder of the year.During a his press conference, Wolf was asked about the PIAA giving sports the green light to resume athletics in the state, to which he responded that “the recommendation is that we don’t do any sports until January 1st.”“The guidance is that we ought to avoid any congregate settings,” Wolf said. “And that means anything that brings people together is going to help that virus get us and we ought to do everything we can to defeat that virus. So any time we get...

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Pa. essential workers say they have to choose between their health and a paycheck

Pa. essential workers say they have to choose between their health and a paycheck

By Jordan Wolman | For PennLive.comKelli Trent, an insurance claim agent in Perry County, said her employer isn’t following health and safety COVID-19 guidelines.The corporation isn’t enforcing a mask policy or social distancing as some workers are returning to the office, she said. Now, four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus and nine others are in quarantine.Trent also said the company is mandating employees report to work unless they show symptoms — even if they were exposed.She said she filed a complaint with the state Department of Health, who then referred Trent to the...

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Trump campaign sues Pa. over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

Trump campaign sues Pa. over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

By HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules.The federal lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh claims that as voters jumped to make use of the greatly broadened eligibility for mail-in ballots during the June 2 primary, practices and procedures by elections officials ran afoul of state law and the state and federal constitutions.It claims the defendants, which are the 67 county election boards and...

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Giant wasps are emerging across Pennsylvania, but they’re native and relatively harmless

Giant wasps are emerging across Pennsylvania, but they’re native and relatively harmless

By Prepare yourself. The oversized wasps you’re about to see in your backyard are 99.99999999 percent likely not to be the “murder hornets” from Asia you read about earlier this year.With the emergence of the annual cicada, one of the insect’s chief predators – the eastern cicada killer, a noticeably large wasp that’s native to Pennsylvania – also is beginning to show up on the landscape.“The biggest wasp in our area is the cicada killer,” noted Elizabeth Capaldi, a biology and animal behavior professor at Bucknell University who studies bees. “It’s big – up to two inches long – and also...

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Pa. city council members seek censure against colleagues who participated in Black Lives Matter protest

Pa. city council members seek censure against colleagues who participated in Black Lives Matter protest

By Three members of Allentown’s city council say they support a resolution to censure two other council members over their participation in Black Lives Matter protests.The resolution demanding a censure and no-confidence vote against council members Ce-Ce Gerlach and Joshua Siegel stems from alleged conflicts of interest for participating in the protests in the city, raising questions about their objectivity in matters related to the city’s police department, The resolution could be presented Wednesday, according to Gerlach and Siegel, who are first-term council members, told the crowd at...

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Man believed to be shooter in cigar store mask dispute is wounded in gunfight with cops, police say

Man believed to be shooter in cigar store mask dispute is wounded in gunfight with cops, police say

By A man shot by police Saturday morning in Lehigh County is believed to be the , according to township police.Saturday’s incident occurred in the area of Second and Main streets in Slatington, near the home of Adam M. Zaborowski, Bethlehem Township police Sgt. Daryl LaPointe confirmed.“It is to my understanding that the Slatington Borough (police) and Pennsylvania State Police troopers engaged our suspect from (Friday) and there was an exchange of gunfire and during that Mr. Zaborowski was wounded,” LaPointe told .The Bethlehem Township Police Department’s spokesperson, Sgt. Shaun Powell,...

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Residents, firefighters injured in massive Pa. apartment building fire

Residents, firefighters injured in massive Pa. apartment building fire

By NORTH COVENTRY, Pa. (AP) — A massive fire at a Pennsylvania apartment complex sent seven people to area hospitals, including three firefighters, police said.Flames roared from the on Thursday evening. Three firefighters and four residents were taken by ambulance to hospitals, North Coventry Township police said in statement early Friday. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.Huge fire going on now at Ashwood Apartments on Worth Avenue in North Coventry. — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews) MASSIVE FIRE: Chopper 6 is over North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania where a massive...

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Feds indict ex-congressman, Philly political operative on voting fraud, bribery charges

Feds indict ex-congressman, Philly political operative on voting fraud, bribery charges

By Former U.S. congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers, a Philadelphia political operative with a checkered past was indicted Thursday on federal charges that he bribed an election judge, stuffed ballot boxes and committed an array of other voting fraud.U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said Myers, 77, committed his crimes to aid Democratic candidates in the Pennsylvania primary elections from 2014 to 2016. His indictment was filed in U.S. Eastern District Court.A chief accusation is that Myers bribed Domenick J. Demuro, an election judge in Philly’s 39th Ward, 36th Division to illegally pad the...

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PIAA approves return-to-play guidelines, hoping to start fall sports season on time

PIAA approves return-to-play guidelines, hoping to start fall sports season on time

By The PIAA is continuing to move forward with the expectation that fall athletics will be played on time in 2020.On Wednesday, the PIAA Board of Directors approved a set of return to competition guidelines that will provide schools with guidance for how to safely have competitive sports again during the pandemic.If schools decide to wait to start the season, there are multiple different start dates they can target. The normal return to athletics would be Aug. 20 for golf, Aug. 24 for girls tennis, Aug. 28 for football and Sept. 4 for other fall sports, with heat acclimatization and first...

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Fire kills 42,000 chickens in Lancaster County: report

Fire kills 42,000 chickens in Lancaster County: report

By A four-alarm fire Tuesday in Martic Township killed about 42,000 chickens and caused more than a million dollars in damage, according to .A building on Douts Hill Road was reported on fire around 5:30 p.m. This building was one of three on the property which were connected by a breezeway, Carl Strickler Jr., fire chief of Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Co., told LancasterOnline.Strickler said fighting the fire was difficult because of the lack of nearby water, the size of the flames and the three buildings’ proximity.The blaze is believed to have started from an electrical malfunction, the...

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