TOP HEADLINES 10/13


>>Lancaster County Woman Left Child At Wrong Home

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A Lancaster County woman is facing charges or allegedly leaving her child at a stranger's home. Police say on September 25th, Lori Kreider thought her 12-year-old's father lived at an unspecified residence and left them there without even checking if it was right. An officer then contacted her about the situation and she allegedly refused to pick up the child. The 12-year-old was turned over to another family member and Kreider is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

>>Man Found Dead In Lancaster County Restaurant

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Lancaster County restaurant yesterday morning. Police say the body was discovered inside La PIazza Restaurant and Bar in Lititz around 8 a.m. They added that they don't believe foul play was involved. The investigation into the man's death is ongoing.

>>Penn Medicine Workers File Lawsuit Against System Over Vaccine Mandate

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Former employees of Penn Medicine in Lancaster County are filing a federal lawsuit against the health system for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The employees were let go for not getting vaccinated. The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department are also listed in the lawsuit. The workers are accusing Penn Medicine of depriving them of their 1st and 14th Amendment rights. They are seeking damages, which have not been specified.

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>>Dauphin County Mom Allegedly Gave Teen Psychedelic Mushrooms

(Dauphin County, PA) -- A Dauphin County mom is facing charges for allegedly giving her teenage daughter psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana. Police say they learned in June that Brandy Lee Betz from Middletown allegedly gave her 14-year-old mushrooms and marijuana between January and February of this year. They added that during the investigation, Betz reportedly admitted to investigators that she never wanted custody for the child. The teen also confirmed that her mother gave her drugs. Betz is facing charges of felony child endangerment and misdemeanor corruption of minors. Her preliminary hearing is set for October 27th.

>>Easier Path To US Citizenship Rally

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvanians are calling on lawmakers to make the path to U.S. citizenship easier for immigrants. Dozens gathered at the State Capitol in Harrisburg last night, saying there are eleven-million undocumented people in the country right now with no way to apply for citizenship. They added that these immigrants have already been working and contributing to society, they just don't have the benefits of citizenship. They're calling for Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, and Vice President Kamala Harris to include a legal pathway to citizenship in the reconciliation bill.

>>Man Threatened Officers During Traffic Stop In Dauphin County

(Dauphin County, PA) -- Police are reporting that a Harrisburg man was arrested following a traffic stop last week and he allegedly made threats of violence against them and correctional officers. Police say the incident happened on October 8th around 2 a.m., after officers pulled over a vehicle in Enola. They added that Jose Martinez-Cruz allegedly gave them a fake name during the stop, but officers identified him and he reportedly had four warrants for his arrest. After placing him in the police vehicle he reportedly threatened to shoot the officers and stab correctional officers at Cumberland County Prison. Martinez-Cruz is facing charges of Resisting Arrest, Giving a False ID to Law Enforcement and more.

>>Congressman Scott Perry Responds To Report From Senate Judiciary Committee

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry is responding to accusations that he urged the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election results. Last week, a report from the Senate Judiciary Committee accused him and state senator Doug Mastriano of providing false election claims to the former U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General, which were debunked. Perry says this unfortunately is another distraction from the Biden Administration and Democrats who don't want to talk about the failed exit from Afghanistan, the economy and 7-percent inflation.

>>Police Investigate Sunday shooting In Harrisburg

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Police are asking for help in their investigation of a shooting in Harrisburg Sunday night that injured one. Police say they were dispatched to the 15-hundred block of South Cameron Street that day around 5:30 p.m. after reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for advanced medical care. No word has been said on his condition, but anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact police at 717-558-6900.

>>State Legislature Considering Voting Legislation

(State College, PA) -- The state Legislature is considering new voting legislation. State representative Scott Conklin proposed the legislation on Monday, saying following the 2020 Election, county election officials asked the state for help. He added that this bill would streamline processes, allow for pre-canvassing of ballots to begin 21-days before election Day, and fund necessary equipment purchases. Conklin says he hopes that his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Harrisburg will agree and join him in making these necessary updates to the state's election laws.

>>Pharmaceutical Company Moves To Pennsylvania

(York County, PA) -- State officials are celebrating a Wisconsin-based pharmaceutical company's move to York County, which will bring jobs to the area. Biotechnique held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with company officials, the governor and local leaders yesterday. The pharmaceutical manufacturer will be producing medicines and will work with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to provide vaccinations to the commonwealth. It will also bring along about one-hundred high-paying jobs for scientist, engineers, regulatory affairs professionals and more.


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