>>Police I-D Man Killed In York Shooting
(York, PA) -- A man is dead after a Thursday morning shooting in York. It happened on the one-thousand-block of East Market Street, where the body of 31-year-old Quinton Jacobs was found unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. So far, no arrests have been made.
>>State Department Of Health Announces 860 More COVID-19 Cases To PA’s Total
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The state Department of Health is adding 860 new COVID-19 cases to the Commonwealth’s total. That brings PA to 111,078 confirmed or probable cases since the start of the pandemic. Representatives say 30% of those new cases are coming from Allegheny and Philadelphia counties combined. They also announced 14 more deaths related to coronavirus complications.
>>Pilot Hurt In Gyro-Copter Crash In York County
(Jackson Twp., PA) -- One person is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a gyro-copter crash in York County Thursday. It happened yesterday morning on the runway at York Airport in Jackson Township as the pilot was practicing takeoffs. The 58-year-old from Abbottstown was about six inches off the ground when the aircraft unexpectedly tilted.
>>PA School District Suspends Fall Sports Season, Recommends Cancellation
(Norristown, PA) -- A school district in southeastern PA is suspending its fall sports schedule. In a statement from the Norristown Area School District Thursday, administrators added that they will recommend the school board cancel the fall season for all teams due to the coronavirus pandemic. The statement went on to say that if they could not guarantee a safe return to the classroom, they cannot guarantee a safe return to the playing field, course, sidelines, court or locker rooms. The announcement came one day after the PIAA’s Return to Competition document was released.
>> Right To Bear Arms Rally Rescheduled For State Capitol Steps
(Harrisburg, PA) -- State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is rescheduling his Right to Bear Arms Rally for Harrisburg for this fall. The Butler County Republican says the rally will now happen Tuesday September 29th on the Capitol steps. The event was postponed from this summer amid other protests organized by Black Lives Matters supporters.
>>Harrisburg On Pace For Hottest July Ever
(Harrisburg, PA) -- With just a few hours go to, Harrisburg is on track to have its hottest July ever. Officials with the National Weather Service say the record average for the area for July is 81.8 degrees, which was set in 1999. As of yesterday, this month’s average was 82.2 degrees.
>>Donnelley Financial Solutions Warns Of Pending Layoffs
(Lancaster, PA) -- Officials with Donnelley Financial Solutions are alerting employees they are about to law off over 200 people. In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Thursday, they said about 225 people who will laid off at their Steel Way facility in Lancaster. Those layoffs are expected to start September 23rd and be completed by January 22nd. LNP reports the company is anticipating losing business due to federal regulations allowing insurance companies to provide certain consumers with significantly less printed information, which would drop its expected 2021 revenue by $130-million.
>>Harrisburg Car Dealership Owner Facing Theft Allegations
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The owner of a Harrisburg car dealership is facing theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $300,000 from customers and the commonwealth. Sean Davis, who owns East Shore Auto, would reportedly take out large loans to buy vehicles and sell the vehicles to customers. Then Davis would keep the money from the customers and their finance companies, according to Pennlive. Davis also was seemingly running a car consignment scheme in which he would offer to sell vehicles on a person’s behalf while keeping the money paid for the sale. He also allegedly stole tax and fee paperwork that was required to be sent to PennDOT. Davis is free on $100,000 bail.
>>West Hanover Township Restaurant Closing Permanently Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(West Hanover Twp., PA) -- A diner in West Hanover Township says it is closing permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hershey Road Family Restaurant’s owner says they will serve their customers one final time today, ending eight years in business. Their owner tells Pennlive he had to stop the bleeding because he has been digging into his personal finances to keep the restaurant afloat.
>>Harrisburg’s McCoy Headed To Tampa
(Tampa, FL) -- Harrisburg native LeSean McCoy is headed for the sunshine state. The former Bishop McDevitt and Philadelphia Eagles running back is reportedly signing a one-year deal to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN and NFL Media. The 32-year-old is said to be receiving the veteran minimum, which is just over one-million-dollars per year.
>>Nearly 100 Displaced In North Coventry Township Apartment Complex Fire
(North Coventry Twp., PA) -- Fire crews from Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties say they battled an inferno at an apartment complex Thursday night. It broke out at the Ashwood Apartments on Worth Road in North Coventry Township, Chester County. The American Red Cross says nearly 100 people may be displaced, with four taken to the hospital. Those hurt include a woman with serious burn injuries and two firefighters who suffered heat exhaustion.
>>Dutch Wonderland Closing On Tuesdays, Wednesdays For Remainder Of Summer Season
(East Lampeter Twp., PA) -- Dutch Wonderland is cutting back on their hours for the rest of the summer season. In a statement Thursday, the East Lampeter Township amusement park said it will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the 2020 season. They are continuing to limit the number of people allowed inside the park at one time and are requiring guests to wear a mask.
>>Berks Commissioners Say Eight Workers Furloughed During Pandemic Won’t Return To Jobs
(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County Commissioners say eight workers furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic won't be returning to their jobs. The commissioners say those former employees have an opportunity to get other positions with the county. They also say most of the people who were furloughed have returned to work, and all county employee furloughs will end on August 31st.
>>Coronavirus Related Restrictions In Place For Appalachian Trail In Berks County
(Windsor Twp., PA) -- Some coronavirus-related restrictions are in place for the Appalachian Trail in northern Berks County. Public hours are being limited through April near the Hamburg Reservoir in Windsor Township. The area will be closed overnight through September, before becoming even more restrictive in October. Hamburg police say large crowds converge on the trail at the reservoir, with 500 cars there in one day.
>>One Hurt In Lower Alsace Township Crash
(Lower Alsace Twp., PA) -- At least one person is hurt after a pickup truck struck the front of a house in Berks County on Wednesday. It happened on the 700 block of Friedensburg Road, at the bottom of Spook Lane, in Lower Alsace Township. The pickup, which was hauling a trailer loaded with furniture, went up on the sidewalk and hit the front of the house, which is located next to the BCIU Learning Center. A natural gas main in front of the house was also struck. Three people were in the truck at the time, with one taken to the hospital with a broken leg.
>>Governor Calls For State Representative's Censure Over LGBTQ Attack
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is calling on republican house leaders to censure a state representative over his alleged attack on the LGBTQ community. State representative Russ Diamond issued a statement on social media Wednesday, that used the same language the secretary of health used when addressing recent transphobic attacks, but to defend anti maskers. Wolf says the statement was abhorrent, disrespectful and dangerous and also added that Diamond's press release is nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on the LGBTQ community and the health secretary. The governor says to equate any disrespect for those not wearing masks to the decades of disrespect, threats and violence against the LGBTQ community goes far beyond the hallmarks of a decent society.
>>Pennsylvania Group Launches Campaign Against Domestic Violence
(Schuylkill County, PA) -- The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is launching a new campaign to encourage more men to get involved in the fight against domestic violence. Officials say the Hear Me Out Campaign Challenge is meant to increase engagement with men to promote healthy relationships and help them become role models for others and spread the word. One agency says they want to ensure that men don't feel isolated from promoting the message because they can be victims too. People can take on the challenge by signing a pledge on the PCADV website.