>>Dallastown Area School District Closing Schools
(York County, PA) -- Dallastown Area School District is closing their middle and high schools due to COVID-19. The district announced yesterday that students will move to remote-learning starting today. School buildings will be deep-cleaned and disinfected during the closure. All athletics and activities held on the secondary campus will be canceled until the end of November.
>>York County Teen Dies After Car Falls on Him
(York County, PA) -- A 17-year-old boy is dead after a car he was working on fell on top of him. Police say the York County teenager was working on a car Monday evening when a jack gave way. He was taken to the hospital from his home on the 300 block of Graham Lane in Lower Windsor Township but later died of his injuries.
>>Firefighters Rescue Hiker in Lancaster County
(Lancaster County, PA) -- A man is being treated at the hospital after getting rescued by Lancaster County firefighters. The man was hiking on the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail before falling Monday night. Firefighters had to use the ladder truck to make the rescue. The hiker's injuries are unknown.
>>PA Hits New Single Day COVID-19 Case Total
(Harrisburg, PA) -- There is a new record for reported COVID-19 cases in P-A. State health officials announced Tuesday 4,361 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth. That brings the statewide total to 238,657 since the start of the pandemic. There were 62 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 complications in the release, with the death toll now sitting at 9,086.
>>PA Reports First Flu Death Of Season
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The state Department of Health is announcing its first flu-related death of the season. Doctor Rachel Levine says there have been nearly 400 confirmed flu cases thus far, with the death coming from someone between 50-and-64-years-old.
>>Cumberland County Prison Guard Accused Of Smuggling Contraband Into Lockup
(Carlisle, PA) -- A guard at Cumberland County Prison is waiving her preliminary hearing after being accused of smuggling contraband to inmates. Cristal Johnson was arrested in May following an investigation into how drugs and tobacco were making their way into the prison. The 34-year-old was charged with two counts of contraband.
>>Torsella Concedes State Treasurer’s Race
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Joe Torsella is conceding the state treasurer’s race. The democratic incumbent lost his re-election bid against Stacy Garrity in what many see as an upset. In a statement, Torsella added that public service is a privilege and not an entitlement.
>>Harrisburg Man Accused Of Crashing Stolen Vehicle In Lancaster County
(East Cocalico Twp., PA) -- A man from Harrisburg is facing charges after crashing a stolen vehicle in Lancaster County. Exodus Morant allegedly took the vehicle from the Denver Fire Hall Monday evening and crashed about three-quarters of a miles away. No one was hurt after the wreck along the 700-block of North Sixth Street in East Cocalico Township. Police say the 19-year-old admitted to smoking cocaine before the incident.
>>Harrisburg’s Millworks Reopens Today
(Harrisburg, PA) -- A Harrisburg restaurant closed during the pandemic is set to reopen today. The Millworks will reopen its doors for the first time in nearly four months today. Their owners say they have installed a virus filtration system into its HVAC system. They will be allowed to seat at roughly 50-percent capacity.
>>Reading Man Charged for Arson After Apartment Fire
(Reading, PA) -- A Reading man is facing charges including arson for an apartment fire. A multi-unit building at North 10th and Walnut streets was condemned due to damages from a fire late last month. Reading's fire marshal says it was no accident after they investigated the first-floor apartment where the flames broke out. On Monday, police arrested Richard Donofrio who they say was carrying a green lighter and had blackened and charred areas to his face, neck and clothes.
>>Police Stop Alleged Gun Trafficking Ring From Philly to Berks
(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County and Montgomery County investigators are looking into an alleged gun trafficking ring that has led to one arrest so far. A Philadelphia man was arrested after buying about 35 guns in several southeastern Pennsylvania counties including Lancaster and Berks. Police say the man was buying the guns for people who aren't legally allowed to have them. He is currently behind bars at Montgomery County Jail and his bail is set at about one million dollars.
>>Berks County Veterans Day Events Change Due to COVID-19
(Berks County, PA) -- Veterans Day plans are going to be changing in Berks County to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Veterans Making A Difference group will be delivering sandwiches to veterans at local nursing homes. The county's VA department director is hosting a virtual talk at Penn State Berks later today. A ceremony won't be held at Reading City Park this year but people are invited to show up to support veterans.
>>Berks County Public Libraries Launching New Job Lab
(Berks County, PA) -- Libraries in Berks County are going to be launching a new lab to help residents look for jobs. Berks County Public Libraries announced Monday it'll be sending out a mobile job lab to different locations in the county. The labs will provide resources like computers, internet access and free printing.
>>Exeter School Board to Vote on Not Raising Taxes
(Berks County, PA) -- The Exeter School Board will be voting on a resolution to not raise taxes more than four-percent. The board reviewed an opt-out resolution at a meeting yesterday. The proposal says the district will not raise the tax rate on the 2021-to-2022 budget by more than the Act 1 index. The budget year begins in July of 2021 and the Act 1 index is four-percent. The board will make its vote at a meeting next Tuesday.
>>Former Lehigh County Official Under Fire For Tweets
(Lehigh, PA) -- Former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning is trending on Twitter for a series of controversial tweets. Yesterday, Twitter users started speculating Browning, who is white, of creating fake accounts to spread pro-President Trump messages after he posted a comment claiming he was a, "Black, gay man," on his own page. The full tweet from Browning said that he as a Black, gay man has had a better life with Trump as president than with former President Barack Obama. Browning followed up that tweet alleging he was quoting one of his followers and apologized for not providing context, adding that message from said follower was allegedly linked to a person named Byl Holte.
>>Scranton Police Officers Fired Over Racist Communications
(Scranton, PA) -- The Scranton Police Department is revealing they terminated two police officers in June for their alleged racist communications after documents of the incident were released to the public. Scranton interim Police Chief Leonard Namiotka says the male and female officers sent multiple racial slurs in messages to each other and that the entire transcript was full of repulsive, disgusting comments. He added that the department does not condone the acts of those two officers, and the remaining officers in their department have to rebuild the trust with the public going forward.