>>80-Percent Of Mail-In Ballots Returned
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Election officials are reporting that 80-percent of the three-million mail-in and absentee ballots requested by Pennsylvanians have been returned. More than 60-percent of those have been returned by registered Democrats, less than 25-percent were registered Republicans and the rest were from Independents. Voters are now advised to not mail-in their ballots and instead vote in-person or drop them off at a ballot drop box.
>>Harrisburg CVS Pharmacy Closes Ahead Of Election Day
(Harrisburg, PA) -- A downtown Harrisburg CVS is closed with its windows boarded up ahead of today’s election day. The pharmacy on the 200-block of Market Street reportedly made the move ahead of what could be the fallout from the vote. CVS Health officials say they are closely monitoring the situation in their markets and they’re empowering their local leaders to take steps to best support the safety of their stores, employees, and customers. The store plans to reopen as soon as they believe it’s safe to do so.
>>Capital City Mall’s Owner Files For Bankruptcy
(Lower Allen Twp., PA) -- The owner of Lower Allen Township’s Capital City Mall is filing for bankruptcy. PREIT, or Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, owns the mall along with several others across PA. The move comes as many of their tenants are restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms, who have each been impacted by the pandemic.
>>State Department Of Health Announces Nearly Four-Thousand New COVID-19 Cases Over Two Day Span
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The state Department of Health is adding nearly four-thousand positive COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth over the past two days. Monday’s announcement, which includes all cases since their Saturday report, brings the statewide total to 211,996. It’s the 28th straight day there were over one-thousand new cases reported.
>>Man Accused Of Pointing Gun At Woman’s Face Over Halloween Music In Steelton
(Steelton, PA) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman’s face in Steelton Saturday night. Police say 66-year-old Darrell Kinter initially told police it was a pellet gun that he pointed at the woman because they were playing Halloween music in his neighborhood. Later, investigators say the 66-year-old admitted it was a real gun. He’s currently facing 72 charges with more possible after additional items were taken from his home. Kinter was able to post 100-thousand-dollars bail.
>>York City Councilman Accused Of Indecent Exposure
(York, PA) -- York City Councilman Lou Rivera is accused of indecent exposure. Rivera allegedly exposed himself to a person applying for a job inside the bathroom of the restaurant he manages. Investigators say it happened two months ago with Rivera also asking sexually inappropriate questions. Mayor Michael Helfrich says he won’t call for Rivera’s resignation.
>>PJ Whelihan’s Opens On Union Deposit Road
(Susquehanna Twp., PA) -- PJ Whelihan’s is now open on Union Deposit Road. The restaurant and pub chain is taking over the former TGI Friday’s location in Susquehanna Township. The chain’s CEO says the location and their neighbors tell them it will be the perfect spot for them to call home.
>>Berks Officials Ready For Election Day
(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County officials are ready for Election Day, as voters visit the polls for the last time this election cycle. The opening and processing of ballots will be recorded by a local TV station tonight to ensure transparency. Many voters have cast ballots ahead of today's polling through absentee voting. County employees will begin processing ballots this morning at the DoubleTree to prepare them for counting when the polls close.
>>Police In Lancaster County Investigating Stabbing
(East Lampeter Township, PA) -- Police in Lancaster County are investigating a stabbing. The stabbing happened Friday night at the Advance Auto Parts along Lincoln Highway East in East Lampeter Township. Investigators say a man was stabbed in the thigh after intervening in a domestic dispute between a man and woman. Police are working to identify a male suspect who is around 30-years old and around five-feet seven-or-eight inches tall. Investigators say the woman involved had brown hair dyed blue and is around 30-years old.
>>New Governor Mifflin School District Superintendent Appointed
(Shillington, PA) -- The Governor Mifflin School District is getting a new superintendent. The school board voted last night at a workshop meeting to accept the resignation of Dr. Steven Gerhard as superintendent on the last day of 2020. They also appointed William McKay to succeed him as 2021 begins. McKay's initial contract will last through June 30th, 2024. He has served as assistant superintendent since 2016.
>>Wilson School Board To Discuss Feasibility Of New Elementary School
(Spring Township, PA) -- The Wilson School District is set to discuss the feasibility of building a new elementary school next Monday. The board announced the special board workshop meeting yesterday. A Cumberland County architectural firm completed a feasibility study in 2019, and discussions on the proposed project began in February before being derailed by COVID-19. The administration presented six options at a February forum to deal with a projected enrollment increase, and most include a recommendation to build a new school.
>>Former Berks Police Lieutenant Sentenced For Child Porn Case
(Philadelphia, PA) -- A former Berks County police lieutenant is facing prison time after being sentenced in a child porn case. Timothy Woll was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday, followed by ten years of supervised release. Prosecutors say the FBI found nearly 200 images of child pornography on Woll's personal cloud storage account in 2019. Woll served in the Cumru Township Police Department since 1987, and was promoted to lieutenant 30 years later.
>>Joe Biden Coming To Northeastern Pennsylvania Today
(Scranton, PA) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is coming to Scranton and Philadelphia today. Biden will be making his final push for voters while his running mate Kamala Harris will be campaigning in Detroit, Michigan.
>>Hundreds Still Without Power In Central And Northeastern Pennsylvania
(Scranton, PA) -- Hundreds of homes in central and northeastern Pennsylvania are still without power. PPL says the weather is to blame for all the outages. Scranton has more than eight-hundred customers still waiting for their power to be restored, and PPL estimates to have theirs restored by around 6 p.m. today. For other cities it varies, but PPL customers can track their estimated restoration time at pplelectric.com.