>>Eight Pennsylvania Congressmen to Object Joe Biden's Victory
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Eight Pennsylvania congressmen are going to object President-elect Joe Biden's final certification of victory. Republicans Fred Keller, Scott Perry, Lloyd Smucker, Dan Meuser, and four other P-A congressmen announced yesterday they won't be voting to certify the state's election results tomorrow. They are claiming the Wolf Administration and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made improper changes to the election process during the presidential race.
>>Harrisburg University to Host Cooking Show Featuring Roy Choi
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Harrisburg University is going to host a virtual cooking show to benefit hospitality employees who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is called "Just a Taste, The Great Pennsylvania Cooking Show" and is set to stream live on January 26th at 7:00 p.m. It is going to feature celebrity chef, Roy Choi, along with four accomplished state chefs. Harrisburg University Presents' website and Facebook page will be streaming the show for free and information will be provided on how to donate to the Pennsylvania Restaurant-and-Lodging Association's Hospitality Assistance Response of P-A Fund.
>>State Democrats to Propose Bill to Extend Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvania Democrats are trying to give some assistance to renters and homeowners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrat lawmakers announced yesterday they will be proposing a bill that will extend the ban on evictions and foreclosures which is set to expire on February 23rd. If approved, the bill will extend the ban for another two months. Officials say there are about 240-thousand residents in the state who are close to being evicted.
>>Carlisle Mayor Announces He Will Not Run for Re-Election
(Carlisle, PA) -- Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott is not going to be running for re-election for a third term in office. Scott announced yesterday that he will not be seeking re-election because he wants to take a break after serving Carlisle for over 20 years. He was a member on Carlisle Borough Council for a dozen years before being elected as the borough's first Black mayor in 2014. Scott was also Carlisle's first Democrat elected for the position in over thirty years.
>>Investigators Identify Man Found Dead After York County Fire
(Manheim Twp., PA) -- Investigators are identifying the man killed in a York County House fire late Sunday night. They say 67-year-old Roman Lucabaugh was found dead inside his home on the 6,700-block of Lineboro Road. It’s believed his died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.
>>Mechanicsburg Man Killed In Cumberland County Crash
(Monroe Twp., PA) -- State Police say a Mechanicsburg man is dead after a crash over the weekend in Cumberland County. It’s believed 64-year-old Daniel Musser was driving too fast for conditions Saturday morning when his Jeep hit a patch of ice on a bridge along Williams Grove Road in Monroe Township. His vehicle eventually ended up in the northbound lane and hit a truck headed the opposite way. The other driver was treated for minor injuries.
>>Judge Musti Cook Becomes York County’s First Female President Judge
(York, PA) -- History is made in York County, as Judge Maria Musti Cook becomes the county’s first female President Judge. She took the oath of office from the outgoing President Judge, Joseph Adams. Cook will hold the role for a five-year term until 2026.
>>Hershey Bears To Play This Season In AHL
(Hershey, PA) -- There will be Hershey Bears hockey this season after all. The team announced Monday it will take part in the AHL’s season that is set to start February 5th. There were three teams that opted out of playing this season. There is no word yet about how fans will see the games.
>>Reading City Council Creating New Parking Ordinances
(Reading, PA) -- Reading City Council is trying to build revenue through several new parking ordinances. The council voted in a special meeting yesterday to allow parking enforcement on Saturdays and increase penalties for hazardous parking violations. The vote passed six-to-zero, making fines for parking violations up to one-hundred-dollars. Hazardous parking violations are considered for vehicles that are parked next to fire hydrants or against the flow of traffic. There will also be an increase in penalties for trucks, trailers and RVs that are improperly parked in the city.
>>Mother, Daughter Being Identified As Victims In Reading House Fire
(Reading, PA) -- A mother and her daughter are being identified as the victims of a Reading house fire that occurred over the weekend. Fifty-year-old Deborah Travillion and her daughter, 17-year-old Zorianna Travillion, were identified as the victims after their autopsies were completed yesterday. The fire happened Saturday night at a house at 1240 Chestnut Street, but the cause of it has not yet been determined. Zorianna was a junior at Reading High School, and officials say grief counseling for students and staff will be made available today.
>>Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery To Host Burn-Your-2020-Calender Party
(Lancaster County, PA) -- A Lancaster County business is inviting residents to celebrate the end of 2020. Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery announced yesterday it is going to host a "Burn-Your-2020-Calender" party on January 15th and 16th at the Taproom-and-Grille. The taproom bar is going to be offering cocktail and happy hour specials on both days along with a menu that includes Turkey Chili with a choice of Crabby or Short Rib Pull-Aparts. The Mount Hope Estate-and-Winery is located on Route 72 about a half-mile south of Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 266.
>>One-Hundred-Thousand-Dollar Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Berks County
(Berks County, PA) -- Someone in Berks County is bringing in the new year with some huge luck. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a winning raffle ticket worth one-hundred-thousand-dollars was sold at Fine Wine-and-Good Spirits in the Douglassville Shopping Center on Old Swede Road in Douglassville. The winner is being asked to make an appointment with a lottery office to claim the prize in person.
>>Lancaster County Police Investigate Animal Cruelty Incident
(Lancaster County, PA) -- Police are investigating an animal cruelty case in Ephrata Township. A dead cat that had been shot with an arrow in the 300-block of Millway Road was found over the weekend. Ephrata Police say it seemed like the cat was shot with a carbon crossroad bolt arrow. Anyone with any information on the animal cruelty case is being asked to contact the Ephrata Township Police Department.
>>State Health Officials Believe Vaccinations Will Kick Into High Gear
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is confident that COVID vaccinations are going to kick into high gear despite a slow start nationwide. Levine says the estimates made by the federal government to vaccinate 20-million people by the end of 2020 were higher than they should have been. However, now that the holidays are over Levine expects vaccinations to ramp up soon, and the state will be using federal funds from the new COVID relief bill to move into the next phase and start mass vaccination clinics.
>>Whitehall Township Man Posed As Cop, Conducted Fake Traffic Stop
(Allentown, PA) -- A Whitehall Township man is facing several charges for allegedly posing as an officer and conducting a phony traffic stop on New Year's Day. Allentown Police were dispatched around 10 p.m. last Friday to the area of South Fourth and Susquehanna streets where they spotted a man wearing a blue uniform with a black hat that read "police" giving a phony traffic stop. Police say Austin Baker allegedly activated flashing blue lights on his SUV and forced another vehicle to stop for reckless driving. Baker was released on bail, but faces charges of impersonating a public servant, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and obstructing a lane of traffic.
>>Cinemark Reopening Pennsylvania Theatres On Friday
(Moosic, PA) -- Cinemark is planning to reopen its theatres across Pennsylvania on Friday. Officials say they will open under local mandates and will enforce COVID-19 mitigation efforts like sanitizing and other safety measures. Cinemark will be showing classic and new movies, and people can also book private viewing parties.