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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * AND REESE & CROOKS!

    Posted on June 22nd, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    THE STATE
    MUST INVESTIGATE!

    (Click here to read the whole piece).

         Thank you, Robert Field of NewsLanc.com! The arrogance, lack of ethics and flat-out illegal operations of the people in the Gray administration and on city council is shocking and people find it hard to believe. That’s because LNP doesn’t tell them about it, of course, because that is how they are trying to get millions of dollars they should not receive.
         I have made complaints to the state and will be making more. It is good to see that despite moving to New York City, Robert is still doing good work. There are only a very few news outlets that are trying to let the public know the truth about the huge, powerful, corrupt, greedy and racist LNP!

    *****

    **   The second police press release on the attack and the dog and where it is quarantined is here. At the end of her report from the scene on June 20th, Katelyn Smith of WGAL says this about the dog (click here):
         …not here in the neighborhood anymore.

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    *    Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the updated story, “Police: Dog that attacked 2 kids in minivan outside Lancaster home will be euthanized,” (click here). 

         I couldn’t agree more. And in fact, Katelyn Smith of WGAL indicated in her report several days ago that the dog was no longer in the neighborhood. I don’t know where or from whom she got that information but scarily the dog is still in the neighborhood according to police.

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    ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING!

         I hope there is follow up to the article and that the dog will be put down or remain in quarantine. I live in the neighborhood just a few blocks away and this is horrifying. I am already afraid to simply walk by a leashed pit bull while pushing my daughter in her stroller and reading this gives me fear to walk outside with her at all.
    Posted on Lancaster Online under the LNP story, “2 Lancaster children in ‘serious but stable’ condition after loose dog attacks them in their minivan,” (click here).
         Where is the follow-up to this terrible story? How are the children? Where is the dog and will the owner be charged?
         LNP lists two reporter’s bylines with the story; Lindsey Blest, who re-wrote the first police press release and Tom Knapp, who re-wrote the one police update to this story. That is the only thing LNP has done on this entire story. At least WGAL and FOX43 went to the scene and interviewed witnesses and informed the public how truly awful this attack was.
          But the public has a right and a need to know more information!
    CHARGE HIM!
         Fourth and finally, Defendant Reese has either abandoned his office as a matter of fact and law, or he is near-daily committing a crime.
    From the Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by State Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument against Sheriff Mark Reese (click here and also see below). LNP has this as an “insider” story: ” Senators attempt to stop biweekly payments of $4K to Lancaster County sheriff accused of sexual harassment,” (click here).
         If he is committing a crime, why hasn’t he been charged? Charge him! Charge him daily! From the Motion:

     WORLD’S BIGGEST CROOK?
        On a lighter note this morning, although not light on your pocketbook, I was shocked to see a full page ad in today’s LNP print edition for “My Pillow.” And LNP also has ads running on their website. Please, please read the reviews and the lawsuits against this company before you spend $50.00 for a pillow! This guy has to be the world’s biggest crook! Simply amazing!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – MOTION TO COMPEL * PIT NUTTERS!

    Posted on June 21st, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    BARK AT THE MOON
    OR GET MENTAL HELP?

         Quite simply, ESABATM is an acronym for “Eat sh*t and bark at the moon.” And I don’t think I will be doing that anytime soon.
         Yes, this slur was thrown at me yesterday in Lancaster Online’s comments section after I became quite testy regarding all the comments under the article, “2 Lancaster children in ‘serious but stable’ condition after loose dog attacks them in their minivan,” (click here).
         And I actually think I went to high school with the poster so the whole thing just gets more bizarre!
         Anyway, there were these posts:
     *
        
         and
     *
        If I had a Dachshund who didn’t like children and bit me three times and required stitches, I would no longer have the Dachshund. Period. And I would not consider someone who has such a Dachshund to be an expert on dogs or a good doggie caretaker!
         And among her multitude of posts, this is the one that really set me off:
         There was one dog who got in the vehicle and it was clearly explained how the dog got in the van:
     *
     *
         Oh, my! I wish I could put ESABATM to good use but I’m not sure it’s anything I’ll be using in the foreseeable future!
         There was a woman who said a “GoFundMe” account would be set up for the children and if anyone knows where it is, please let this site know.
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    ***  Sometimes the internet scares and amazes me. Working on my afternoon post, I put “ESABATM” into google again so I could reference its meaning (I had looked it up before I wrote this morning’s piece). And right there on the first page of results was this site – which is amazing in less than seven hours and also means not too many people use ESABATM! :

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    **   There are developments in former Manheim Township school board president William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP. There is this from his “Motion to Compel Discovery” regarding the illegal recording of a board meeting obtained by LNP.

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    *   From DogsBite.org (click here).

    & ESABATM?

         I am not going to deal with these insane “pit nutters,” but going on the Lancaster City Police Facebook page and showing your total ignorance does not help your cause!

         Oh, and what does “ESABATM” stand for? Someone used that on me yesterday and I had to look it up. Nice!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – *** BREAKING *** * TRESPASS & HARASSMENT!

    Posted on June 17th, 2017 Becky 4 comments

    HOW WILL LNP EXPLAIN?

          Just a quick note this afternoon: I was sent the Manor Township Police report very early this morning (thank you). As I stated, I saw it happened on the 16th and assumed it was yesterday. It wasn’t until I was speaking with Ben that I realized the incident happened in May but was just reported by the police yesterday.
         And I was struck by what Ben said about LNP refusing to cover any of it. They do that with so many important, significant stories that the public should absolutely know about. But if LNP doesn’t tell the public – then who will?
         They protect these public officials and the officials do them favors in return. Mayor Gray and Lloyd Smucker are the most recent examples of that having written legislation to specifically give LNP millions of more public dollars (the CRIZ).
         This has been going on for years but District Attorney Craig Stedman running to be a Superior Court Judge may be the beginning of their downfall. Facts about certain cases that LNP blatantly ignored or lied about are sure to come up during the election. How will LNP explain that?
    GRAY’S “LEGACY?”
         Days after Tuesday’s city council meeting, LNP reported what I noted on this site about Mayor Gray and his “legacy.” Oh, there will be much more coming on this site about this! The below screenshot is from today’s print edition and they cleaned up the grammar in the online version (click here):

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    —  The below is one of several videos on DaddyJustice.com on Kelly Ream (click here to view). Ben said this morning that LNP has refused to cover any aspect of this case and the scandal with the Southern Regional Police Department.

    *** UPDATE — I spoke with Ben Vonderhiede this morning by phone. He went to interview Kelly Ream at her home and she called the police. Ben has done multiple pieces on Ream on his website (click here). He said he has been working for months on an investigation into fraud in the state police pension fund.
         He also makes numerous allegations against Ream in his videos. This is a developing story.

    [Editor’s note: When this story was first was posted this morning I said this happened yesterday. I saw the date and not the month and I apologize for the error and it has been corrected. This happened in May and was just posted by the Manor Township Police yesterday. Ben said this morning he was not even aware that charges had been filed.]

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    *    I ran into Ben in the Lancaster County Courthouse when I was covering the Ray Corll trial. He did not disappoint! He insulted Corll’s defense attorney Heidi Eakin to her face; loudly proclaimed that Corll had been a bad cop for years so Corll’s family who were sitting right up the hall could hear it and also said he probably beats his wife and discussed in very colorful language the shenanigans (affairs) going on in the District Attorney’s Office and more. 
         It was just a normal day for Ben!

    WHAT DID YOU DO, BEN?

          Ben Vonderheide, owner of the website “Daddy Justice,” got into trouble in May in Manor Township (click here). What did you do now, Ben?
    Please check back later today.

  • * FOR $3.4 MILLION DOLLARS!

    Posted on June 7th, 2017 Becky 5 comments
         I have tried to immerse myself in broadband systems this afternoon (sigh!). This will be continued tomorrow! If MAW’s problem is “more demand than expected,” then why are they spending their (well actually Lancaster’s) money to sponsor LNP’s “Concerts on King” series?
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     *   Stuhldreher has the unmitigated gall to say this:
         Online comments suggest that customers are willing to give LanCity Connect the benefit of the doubt.
         He is just making that up and lying! And the first comment under his article begins with this:
         Their customer service is worse than Comcast. I’ve never reached a human voice and have left repeated messages without a single return call. 
         Resign, Stuhldreher!

    “NEARLY 100 SUBSCIBERS!”

    (Click here)

         This is simply unbelievable! This is Tim Stuhldreher’s second article in as many days bending over backward (and flat-out lying) to put this company in a good light (check two posts down for yesterday morning’s post about this before it got overshadowed by the horrific events of yesterday). Does he work for MAW Communications or LNP? Does he (or anyone at LNP) know that the first principle of journalism is to tell the truth?
         The City of Lancaster has paid MAW $1.4 million dollars, intends to pay them another $1.5 million dollars and has loaned them $1.5 million dollars.
         And do you know what the city has to show for that? According to Stuhldreher:
         Nearly 100 subscribers will have service by the end of the week, Wiczkowski [Frank Wiczkowski, president of MAW Communications] said.
         100 subscribers? Is that a sick joke? And how about the word “nearly” which clearly should be replaced by “only.” 100 subscribers for $3.4 million dollars? Why don’t you have Frank explain that to the public?
         As I said yesterday, Tim Stuhldreher needs to resign today. What a disgrace he is to the public he is supposed to inform!
    Please check back later today.

  • UPDATE – BREAKING – AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    Posted on June 6th, 2017 Becky 15 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    DA: INDICATIONS ARE
    MOTHER IS KILLER

          District Attorney Craig Stedman stated the mother, Carola Arnau, 40, bought the handgun the day before – legally – and apparently shot her two children and set the fires and then shot herself. The children were found in their beds. Her husband, Miguel, 45, was living in the garage and was at work when it happened. Stedman said there is no danger to the public.
         Stedman said they were divorcing and in a custody battle and that things had been “escalating,” stating he believed the police were called at least once recently. He asked anyone with information regarding her mental state to contact the police.
         Key points from the press conference are below from the DA’s spokesperson, Brett Hambright’s, Twitter Account.

        What a terribly sad day. Carola Arnau and her two children were murdered in their home in Strasburg. Everyone is awaiting details from the police. If there is any breaking news this evening, it will be posted, otherwise we will see what tomorrow brings.
         Condolences to their family and friends.

    Carola Arnau

         There are reporters from all over at the triple homicide scene in Strasburg. A reporter for Allentown’s WFMZ-TV 69News brought a drone but was told by the State Police he could not use it. He said they use it all the time in Allentown.

    **** The bodies are being removed from the home at 2:00 pm.

    ***  The triple homicide scene in Strasburg today about 1:10 pm.

    **  Media reports are stating and quoting neighbors saying the father of the children was living in the home. According to a custody complaint that Miguel Arnau filed on April 3rd of this year and withdrew on April 20th, his address was an apartment in Ronks, PA.

        As we await word from the police, there is a mention of a Protection From Abuse filing for this family. The details are not available at the moment. The mother, Carola Arnau, is pictured below.

    HORRIFIC MURDER
    INVESTIGATION

    Carola Arnau

          There is a shocking murder investigation this morning of a mother and her two children in Strasburg (click here for WGAL’s coverage). The home is owned by Miguel A. and Carola R. Arnau according to county records. They were in the process of divorcing and were having custody conferences for their two children.

    Please also see directly below for this morning’s regular post.

  • LANCITY CONNECT IS A BUST!

    Posted on June 6th, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    WHAT ABOUT THAT
    $1.5 MILLION LOAN?

    – & THE OTHER $3 MILLION? –

    (Click here)

        What does this mean?
    — Mayor Gray needs to resign today!
    — Patrick Hopkins needs to resign today!
    — Danene Sorace needs to resign from city council and drop her mayoral candidacy today!
    — LNP “reporter” Tim Stuhldreher needs to resign today!
    — This whole corrupt mess needs to be investigated and charges brought against MAW Communications and city officials.

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * IT TAKES SIX…

    Posted on May 28th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    SCOTCH AND CIGARS?

         This article was in today’s print edition but is not yet online.
         I will come back to this on Tuesday, but two quick things today:
    — These candidate financial reports are only available in person and that is not acceptable. The state races are online and so should the races in Lancaster County. I was told by the Board of Elections that they are not online and cannot be faxed or emailed – you can only get them in person. Why? This is important information that everyone has a right to!
    — Someone very nicely emailed me the statements they had obtained in person (thank you). It was the weekend before the election and I simply did not have the time to go through them. But from the LNP article there is this regarding Danene Sorace:
         She received 16 donations of $1,000 or more, by far the most among the three candidates. That includes $11,500 from a half-dozen donors affiliated with Benchmark Construction Co., the workplace of her husband, Christian Recknagel. Recknagel is credited with an in-kind contribution of $705 in scotch and cigars for a fundraiser, part of $1,192 in total in-kind donations.
         And below are the top contributors to her campaign according to LNP. Yes, there is Dale High! Sorace led the vote to give LNP and High millions of dollars for their Marriott Hotel expansion right before she announced her candidacy in LNP!
         Have a great holiday and please check back on Tuesday!

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    **  The deer video is going viral! It’s also on the “People of Lancaster” Facebook page and there is the below exchange. There is a belief that this is the same man as the one in the infamous LNP story, “Lititz restaurant couple charged with selling deer parts on streets of New York, having parts in restaurant,” (click here).
         Please note: this has not been confirmed!

    OH, DEER!

        

        When you think you’ve seen it all. A man loads a deer that was killed in the city last night into his car on East Orange Street this morning (click here to see the video)! 

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    OR TEN & HATE CRIMES?

         This is a front page story in LNP’s print edition of today’s paper and an “insider” story online (click here).

         I wish reporter Susan Baldrige would cite the actual law, because if you remember, it took ten times for this man to be jailed (click here – and yes that is by Brett Hambright who is now paid by the public to be District Attorney Craig Stedman’s spokesperson).

         Sadly, the Columbia Spy is reporting another incident of vandalism in Columbia (click here).

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** * LOOK IN THE MIRROR, ALEX!

    Posted on May 24th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** 

          The Reading School District took Frank Wiczkowski, the owner of MAW Communications, to court in 2001 for back taxes he owed in the amount of $1,954.55. Lancaster city is loaning MAW $1.5 million and plans to pay them over an additional $3 million for LanCity Connect.
         This site previously published that MAW Communications’ assets seem to consist of their building valued at $89,000 in Reading.


    Please check back tomorrow.

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    MURSE: SO MANY SECRETS!

    Murse

         One of the most shocking turns in the Murry case was when Tom Murse, LNP’s content editor and now also the editor of The Caucus, used the above photos of the Manheim Township School Board members with “STILL KEEPING SECRETS”” as his Twitter profile. Murse has kept the fact that Lancaster Police Chief Keith Sadler’s ex-wife states in a book that he beat her a secret from the public for years 

         He kept the fact that J. Scott Davis, who shot his two-month old baby dead on Christmas Eve, received blatantly preferential treatment from DA Craig Stedman because he is Representative Bryan Cutler’s brother-in-law, a secret from the public. And we have the case of Katie West, now State Senator Scott Martin’s sister, who also received incredibly preferential treatment and the son of a West Hempfield Township police officer and his friend who received six months in “boot-camp” for an armed and violent home invasion for drugs.
         And there are 20 unsolved murders in the city under Mayor Gray – and Murse accused the Manheim Township School Board of keeping secrets? His hypocrisy and disregard for the public’s safety, equal justice and decency is shocking.  
    *******

    BEGS THE QUESTION?

    Murry

              The paucity of candidates begs the question whether fewer residents are willing to put their public image on the line by serving on a school board.
    From LNP’s story, “Potential school board vacancies loom as primary ballots go unfilled,” (click here).
         It “begs the question?” Are you kidding, reporter Alex Geli? That has to be the dumbest question you have ever asked! Do you know what your paper did to William Murry and the Manheim Township School Board? It was like a shark feeding frenzy! After that, why would anyone volunteer for what you state in the article is an, “unpaid, often thankless position of school board director?”
  • * SADLER STEPS OUT FOR THE DAY!

    Posted on May 20th, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    *    There were very few African-Americans or Latinos at today’s Unity event sponsored by the NAACP. Why? And I was not impressed with the speeches! There will be a full report tomorrow.

    WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

          Kevin Ressler and Police Chief Keith Sadler talk at today’s Unity Event. (Oh, and that’s LNP reporter Tim Stuhlderher on the right.)

     

  • * REALLY???

    Posted on May 13th, 2017 Becky No comments

    PLAYING CHICKEN?


    *    Recognize that face? Yes, it’s former LNP reporter Gil Smart talking about chickens (click here)! Oh, joy! This issue has moved from city to city and apparently Smart has written several columns on this most serious of issues!
         They tried this in Lancaster but it did not fly – click here for “Lancaster city won’t allow keeping of chickens.”

    ME, ME, ME!

         Anderson just celebrated her one-year anniversary with a solo trip to Mexico.
         She said even though she’s married to herself, she’s dating and open to marrying another person.
    From Philly CBS-3, ” ‘Self-Marriage’ Movement Growing Relationship Trend Across Country,” (click here).
         On a rainy Saturday morning what is better than some absolute nonsense? I saw this segment during the news and I am still in shock. I am considering suing CBS-3 for stupidity!

  • PLANT SALE TODAY!

    Posted on May 6th, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    & SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE!

     

  • ** – * VIEW THE BALLOT!

    Posted on April 30th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    CLUMSY KATY?

    **   Well, talk about pet peeves! These people really go after LNP under the story, “Clumsy Katy, a tabby cat with special needs, is looking for a home,” (click here).  Oh, my! Does someone need a chill pill?

    TRULY FAKE NEWS!

    *    My pet peeve today – this ad which is currently running on Lancaster Online and has been for several days. Meryl Streep has been married to sculptor Don Gummer since 1978. This is ridiculous and it may be all over the internet but it is totally fake and should be taken down!

    KNOW YOUR OPTIONS!

         In LNP’s “e-Newspaper” today there is a link to view a sample ballot for the May 16th primary that did not work for me. This link works! Check it out!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – * 4-17-17 UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    Posted on April 15th, 2017 Becky 15 comments

    NOT A GOOD OL’ WHITE BOY!

    (Click here)

         There are so many disturbing aspects to this story about a homeless man on Easter Sunday and I will come back to them tomorrow. According to his docket – his bail was set a half-a-million-dollars cash – that’s right – $500,000.
         I guess he should have been a good ol’ white boy! On October 29 of 2014 I published the below (the original is here).

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    *   The man who was shot is Ortiz J. Angel. Social media accounts say he was shot by a “friend.” 

    4-17 UPDATE

    YES, A MAN WAS
    SHOT FRIDAY NIGHT!

    (Click here)

         And the police and LNP don’t tell the public until late last night. Unbelievable!
    Please check back later today.

    SHOOTING AT FINAL FADE?

         There was intense police activity after what is believed to have been a shooting at the Final Fade Barber Shop at 605 N. Plum Street in Lancaster last night.

  • COLON HAS SOME EXPLAINING TO DO!

    Posted on April 13th, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    NO ANGELS?

    Colon

         The governor Friday suspended Norman Bristol-Colon, 31, after Bristol-Colon’s [sic] supervisors learned of a crash involving the vehicle, a white Chrysler Cirrus sedan, that occurred just after midnight Dec. 20.
         …In an accident report filed by Bristol-Colon, he blamed foggy weather, a wet roadway and defective brakes on the car for the crash. He also stated the truck was illegally parked and said the car was traveling 55 mph, 10 mph less than the speed limit.
         A report filed by Northwest Regional police said the weather was clear, the road dry, the car’s [sic] brakes did not fail and the truck was legally parked, news reports state.
    From the 2007 LNP article, “County man suspended after accident in state vehicle,” (click here).
         How much do we know about mayoral candidate Norman Bristol Colon? He owns a home in Lancaster Township and was shown in city council minutes as living there in September of 2015. When did he move into the city?
         What exactly is The Progreso Group, that he is president of and described on their Facebook page as a “consulting agency” (click here). Why don’t they have a website? How does he earn a living with a Facebook page with 200 likes?
         There will be more when this site returns from Spring break on Monday.   
         And not to leave out another mayoral candidate – who does this? An angel on her shoulder? Really? Uh, oh! She’s a “consultant” too! Hmmm…
         Have a great holiday and please check back on” Monday!
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  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – YOU HAVE TO DO BETTER!

    Posted on April 1st, 2017 Becky 8 comments

    LNP GOES AFTER MT AGAIN!

      

         Unbelievable! LNP and reporter Tom Knapp go after Manheim Township again in this “insider” story (click here)! Maybe mom should have gotten into the details – and Knapp too!
         Hunter has a public drunkenness arrest and who knows why the school wouldn’t let him re-enroll? There must be a reason. This is sloppy, clickbait reporting, Knapp! Shame on you and LNP!

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    Hawkes

    *    In the one LNP article about the lawsuit, long-time reporter Jeff Hawkes stated the below (click here for the article). How could Hawkes know and state as fact that it was “unsolicited” and by an “unknown party?”
         Did he check with Barbara Hough Roda, Kara Newhouse and Susan Baldrige or is that just the official LNP line?

    *

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

         In a complaint filed on March 30th, William Murry and his attorneys are stating that at least one person at LNP was aware that the illegal recording was going to be made and provided to them (see below). Interestingly, Kara Newhouse, a named defendant in his lawsuit, is no longer employed by LNP.

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    UNDER SCRUTINY?

    From today’s LNP print edition front page story, “Corll leaves police post.”
     
         So, this man was under scrutiny but he closed-fist punched a man in the eye after throwing him to ground and as a result he received a two day suspension? That’s what was testified to in court.
         You will have to do better than that, Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler!
  • * JURY CHOSEN

    Posted on March 27th, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    TWO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
    OR ROWDY DRUNKS?

         Megan Madaffari, of the State Attorney General’s office who is prosecuting Lancaster Police Sgt. Ray Corll, told the jury in her opening statement:
        This is a case about faith – faith in the criminal justice system. Ray Corll’s job is to protect the public. On March 8th and July 1st of 2014 he failed to do his job – he broke the law.
         She said Steve Widdowson and Tammy Jones were two young professionals out for a night as friends. On March 8th they were walking from Annie Bailey’s to buy a slice of pizza from the House of Pizza. She said video will show they were not staggering or in danger of walking into the street. She said Corll committed perjury on July 1st when he lied about that under oath at Widdowson’s preliminary hearing. 
         Heidi Eakin, Corll’s attorney, presented a far different picture. She said they were “bar-hopping” on a Friday night. She said they had five drinks apiece, some shots and visited three bars. She questioned whether they were really two young professionals out on a night of responsible drinking.
         And this whole case may come down to whether Widdowson used the “F” word with the police or not – as in questioning the police with, “What the f*ck are you looking at?” Tammy Jones told Eakin from the stand that she never heard Widdowson use the “F” word that night.
         Eakin pushed Jones hard and got a rise out of her, but she maintained her story on the stand and said yes, she was upset that night because she didn’t know why Corll punched Widdowson or why they were being arrested because they were not staggering from one side of the sidewalk to the other and not in danger of walking off the curb into traffic. “We didn’t do anything,” she said she told Widdowson when he told her the police were following them. 
     *

    CORLL TRIAL BEGINS

    LANCASTER, PA – A jury and two alternates were chosen this morning in courtroom #8 before President Judge Dennis Reinaker in the trial of Lancaster Police Sgt. Ray Corll. They were sworn in just before the courtroom broke for lunch. The trial will resume at 1:30 pm today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * SHERIFF REESE WAS SERVED…

    Posted on March 18th, 2017 Becky 12 comments

    REFLECTING THE COMMUNITY?

           Yes, three new Lancaster City Police Officers were sworn in yesterday (click here and see the photo below). Look: There are two women! Wow. 
            And the beat goes on. This has been going on for years! Why isn’t anyone questioning Police Chief Sadler and Mayor Gray? Where are the city council members? Where is SACA and the NAACP? Why doesn’t the Lancaster City Police Department reflect the citizenry they police?
          This is ridiculous and sickening. There will be more next week.

    HE TURNED HIMSELF IN!

         Posted on Lancaster Online today.

    **   Um, LNP, Jose Duque, who is pictured, turned himself in to the police! He is in Lancaster County Prison with bail denied. Does anyone in the LNP office remember your article from three days ago, “Suspect in shooting death of 19-year-old Lancaster boxer surrenders to police,” (click here)?
          I know it’s Saturday but someone should be awake in that office. Or, as a friend is fond of saying, you should return your paycheck because you are not doing your job!

    *    When the same law firm, Kleinbard LLC, filed a lawsuit on behalf of William Murry against LNP Media Group, Inc., the Affidavit of Service was “signed” by none other than Sheriff Reese (click here for “SAME LAW FIRM” on this site)! What a mess!

    BY THE CORONER?

         The Affidavit of Service from the lawsuit brought by State Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument against Sheriff Mark Reese states it was hand delivered to Reese by the County Coroner, Stephen Diamantoni. Oh, my!
         (I did not black-out the address – it appears that way in the documents on the Prothonotary’s website)

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** – ** – * WHERE IS THE NEWS?

    Posted on March 15th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    MAYORAL FORUM TOMORROW

         There is a mayoral forum tomorrow night from 6 to 9 pm at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 E. King Street (click here). It is free and open to the public and all four announced candidates are scheduled to be there. Multiple questions about the $3 million dollar loan to MAW Communications for the LancCity Connect project should be asked – especially of current city councilwoman Danene Sorace.

    NO VOTE ON MAW!

          City Council did not vote on the two bills. First readings were done of the bills, beginning consideration. A vote is expected at the next Council meeting on March 28.
    This email response in today from City Hall Clerk Bernard Harris involving the two bills each concerning $1.5 million and MAW Communications for LancCity Connect.

    WHAT ABOUT CORLL?

     **  Many media outlets are saying this officer was fired in their headlines (click here for the LNP story). The last sentence in LNP’s article states:
         Howell is on unpaid administrative leave, according to YDR.
         That’s different than “fired,” but at least he is not being paid. Not true of Lancaster City Police Sgt. Ray Corll who is due to go on trial March 27th for perjury and other charges. Corll has been paid all this time but LNP doesn’t write about that.
         They repeatedly write and editorialize about Sheriff Mark Reese (who has not been “found guilty”) and how much he is receiving while on a “leave of absence” but not a word about Corll. Remember that Corll has already cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in successful lawsuits against him and the Lancaster City Police Department because of his actions!
         If York can put Howell on unpaid administrative leave, why can’t Lancaster city do the same with Corll?

    *    … A while back we had a 20 percent increase. I’m a disabled senior, I have trouble paying the bill now, and I am afraid to drink the water. I hope city council will have the foresight to turn down this proposal for LanCity Connect or use private financing to pay for it.
    From a Letter to the Editor in today’s LNP print edition (not currently online).
         They also ask:
         How do they refinance money not received yet?
         An excellent question! Because they are crooks!

    WHAT HAPPENED, MAW?

         Have you seen or heard any results on the city council vote last night regarding the MAW “loan” ?  I can’t find a peep.
    This email in this morning.
         No, I haven’t seen a word but I will call City Hall later today!
    Please check back later today.

  • SPECIAL REPORT FROM LIP NEWS!

    Posted on March 9th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    MAW IS TAKING
    LANCASTER TO THE BANK!

    [Editor’s Note: This is a special report. There was also a post this morning with numerous items so please also see immediately below.]

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         Based on conservative extrapolations of rollouts elsewhere, MAW is projecting an initial customer base of 4,000, followed by 2 percent annual growth, Hopkins said [Patrick Hopkins, the city’s Director of Administrative Services].
    From today’s LNP article, “Official: It’s not risky for city to put up money for LanCity Connect broadband, and here’s why,” (click here).
         Is that the most contrived sentence you have ever read? Where else has MAW “rolled out?” They created one hot spot downtown in the city of Reading! That’s it! Supposedly they have “institutional clients” and cellular companies using them but we have no idea who they are!
          Also from the article:
         Lancaster also would have liens on MAW’s other assets and LanCity Connect revenues and potentially could recover other MAW revenues in the event the company folded while still owing the city money.
         Isn’t that great! Lancaster city could own their building at 419 Washington Street if they default on the $1.5 million dollar loan! The County of Berks has it assessed at $89,100 (click here and also see the screenshot below). What other assets does this company have? Do they own their own trucks?
         And I don’t know how accurate the site Buzzfile is but according to them (click here and also see the screenshot below):
         Maw Communications is estimated to generate $475,000 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 3 people at this single location.
         How could their revenue be that low if they are working for all these world-wide cellular companies (click here for the description of the company on Lancaster’s website)? And this information may well have changed since Lancaster City has already paid them over $1.5 million! And there is no mention of “cellular” here!
         Who has reviewed their financials? Is this a joke? $475,000 in revenue prior to Lancaster City hiring them? Every city council member and every citizen of Lancaster should demand to see their financial statements for the last 10 years! What would a “real” bank want to see to give this company a $1.5 million dollar loan? Would any bank in this country give this company a $1.5 million dollar loan?
         And instead of telling this company to go to a bank and get a loan the city wants to loan them $1.5 million dollars at 7% interest for 13 years!
         And if they default – we have that building valued at $89,100!  Yippee! MAW is taking Lancaster to the bank!

     

  • *** BREAKING *** AFTERNOON UPDATE – STATON, CORLL & MORE!

    Posted on February 28th, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** 

    SHOOTING VICTIM HAS DIED

         The victim of Sunday’s shooting died earlier today at Lancaster General Hospital. The victim is Daniel Eugenio SANCHEZ, a 19 year-old male Lancaster resident.

    (Click here for the updated police press release)

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    AN INDEPENDENT
    VOICE DIES TOMORROW

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          March begins tomorrow with LNP purchasing The Elizabethtown Advocate. The statement above from their Facebook page will sadly no longer be true. It will be interesting to see how and how rapidly the website and the Facebook page are updated and changed to reflect the purchase.
         I was curious how many true independent news voices there are in Lancaster County. I went to the Lititz Daily News website several days ago and her last post was “TRUMP ELECTED PRESIDENT.” I went there again today and apparently Saturday’s storm woke her up because she has three posts regarding it (click here).
         That, NewsLanc.com and this site are the only remaining ones I’m aware of. If I am missing any, please let me know.
         And speaking of Elizabethtown, their District Judge, Jayne Duncan is handling criminal cases again according to her dockets. She was not legally able to handle criminal cases since District Attorney Craig Stedman filed his Writ of Mandamus against her well over a year ago. However, Duncan recently won the case over Stedman in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and apparently President Judge Dennis Reinaker has returned all of her powers. I will try to find out definitively when and how that happened.

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    IT’S WARMING UP!

    March

         March is going to be a busy month! I’m taking this morning off to make a calendar and re-read the 20 pages of correspondence in my Right to Know request to District Attorney Craig Stedman for George Rosado’s mugshot. Have mercy!
    Please check back later today.

  • * DIANE: MEET YOUR STALKER!

    Posted on February 25th, 2017 Becky 5 comments
    **  A couple of notes regarding the below before I move on to serious news later today:
    —  “Brenda Hollinger” is a Google+ account Markle set up using my picture. He sits there and talks to himself all day.
    —  I have one son and that is the only child I have given birth to. This man is so disgusting and sick there are no words for it.
    —  Did I get Tremayne Jones killed in San Diego? Jones was a real life pimp, a gang member and a drug runner who testified against Akeem Washington and put him in jail for years on false charges. No, I did not get him killed. But keep trying, Markle!
    —  I don’t know why their families have not sought help for this obviously obsessed, deeply disturbed and dangerous couple. When he was stalking someone else years ago, Ron Harper, Jr. found out who he was and put up  the “Stalker Warning” website (click here). This is all this couple has done for years – stalk and harass people!
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    *    Diane sent in a comment to this site that was so profanity laced I could not run it on the front page (click here and it is in the comments). And then she went running to a stalker to complain who posts things like this about me everyday!

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    FACT REALLY IS
    STRANGER THAN FICTION

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         Diane Gamber, a prolific poster on Lancaster Online, has run to a convicted stalker who has stalked me for over five years and sent in over 1,600 racist, profanity laced, threatening comments into this site. She shared the definition of “cyberstalking” with this convicted stalker and now he is doing it to her!
         Diane, I did not do that! LOL! The stalker you went running to did that! That’s right. That’s exactly the kind of racist, sick comments he has sent into this site for over five years. If you had researched him at all and his “SmartRetorts” blogspot he began years ago about LNP reporter Gil Smart you would know that first and foremost he is a racist!
    And the google “parody” blogspot he has about me that you sent in the below comment to – he will do that to you, too!  He apparently already has! Fact really is stranger than fiction! And Cheryl and Steven Markle are two of the sickest, most disturbed people in Lancaster County.

         See the Cheryl & Steve Markle tab above and please check back later today.

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  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** * LNP: FUELING THE HYSTERIA!

    Posted on February 21st, 2017 Becky 4 comments

        Well, isn’t that disgusting? This poster went on Lancaster Online under the Snapchat story to comment. Yes, the internet is full of sickos and this person is proving it!

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    ONE MURDER SOLVED!

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         We are now down to 20 unsolved murders in the city under Mayor Gray and District Attorney Craig Stedman! Maybe with Stedman running for a Superior Court Judgeship, some of these old murders will finally be solved!

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    **** The grandfather of the girl just posted on Lancaster Online so they are no longer anonymous.

    *** And the plot thickens. This was posted on the father’s Facebook page and the names have been deleted.

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    **  Was this really written by an eleven-year-old boy or did someone hack his account?

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    *    The school district’s latest statement on their website (click here).

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    THIS IS A LAW
    ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM!

    Snapchat7Today’s LNP update – click here.

          I tried to call the Manheim Township Police Department yesterday and was told no one was in because of the holiday. These parents need to direct their anger towards the police department and the DA’s office. The final sentence in this article states:
         Brett Hambright, spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said no charges had been filed as of late Monday afternoon.
         That is not an adequate answer! District Attorney Craig Stedman needs to provide the public with more information and do it now. Are the threats legitimate? Were they typed by this boy? If so, why hasn’t anything been done?
        This is not a school district problem at this point – this is a law enforcement problem and they need to step up to the plate and tell the public what is going on and do it now! And LNP should be making that clear instead of fueling the hysteria.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING ***AFTERNOON UPDATE – UPDATED – TWO KILLED IN CITY

    Posted on February 19th, 2017 Becky 26 comments

         Dawn White of ABC-27 interviewing the daughter of homicide victim Richard Walton today. His daughter arrived at the 627 Poplar Street home with her five children.

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         The two suspects charged in today’s double homicide: Joshua Proper from his Facebook page is immediately below and Juan Cristo-Munoz Jr. is below him:

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    KUDOS & QUESTIONS

          What a shocking, horrific crime! Kudos to the responding officers and the police for solving this so quickly and getting the information out to the public.
         One other crime note today – we are waiting for an update on the story that has caused outrage and LNP ran a headline about Snapchat comments from a boy talking about raping and killing a Manheim Township girl (click here).
         If it turns out that this was some creep from Russia who hacked the boy’s Snapchat account (really!), I would not be surprised. But LNP and the Manheim Township Police owe us an update and if it really was the boy in question, they need to inform the public what has been done about it.

    HOME INVASION – CLICK HERE

    VICTIM #1

    Leroy Kinsey, a 61 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block Poplar Street, Lancaster City 

    VICTIM #2

    Richard Walton, a 62 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block Poplar Street, Lancaster City 

    (Click here for the updated police release)

    The suspects have been identified as:
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    Juan Cristo-Munoz Jr., a 19 year-old male
    Resident of 600 block of Hebrank Street, Lancaster City 

    Joshua Michael Proper, an 18 year-old male
    Resident of 800 block of Fourth Street, Lancaster City

    **  11:15 am –  We are waiting for information from the police, mayor or DA’s office on the double homicide at 627 Poplar Street early this morning. Two men are dead.
         Is the public in danger? Do the police have suspects in custody and if so do they have all of the suspects in custody? Someone needs to address the public!

    *    There are reports the two victims were middle-aged men who may have been disabled.

    **** 9:58 am – There are still many police at the 627 Poplar Street house where two men were killed early this morning. Where are the detectives?

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    *** Mayor Gray was not at the scene this morning. Police Chief Sadler was not at the scene this morning. There was no one from the District Attorney’s office at the double homicide crime scene this morning.
         Again, it is believed both victims were stabbed to death. A neighbor reported that new people moved into the house about four months ago. He did not know anything else. The police press release is here.

    **   As of 8:06 am the two bodies are still in the house at 627 Poplar Street. One is directly inside the door.  It is believed the two men were stabbed to death.

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    **   The house at 627 Poplar Street appears to be a rental property owned by Robert and Rhoda Patterson.

    * The crime scene this morning.

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    Poplar Shooting

    DOUBLE HOMICIDE

         There has been a double homicide overnight in the 600 block of Poplar Street in the city. Two men are dead. Click here for the police press release and check back for this developing story.

  • *** – ** – * PATENTLY ABSURD CLAIM BY THE DA!

    Posted on February 14th, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE! – 3

          I want to finish up with this Supreme Court ruling so I can move on to other topics. For District Attorney Craig Stedman to state or infer in any way that he “won” is flat-out lying. The dockets and the outcome of the two hearings for the three traffic tickets will stay as District Judge Duncan wanted them. Stedman spent all this time and money and clearly lost this case in every sense of the word.
         As I have indicated before, and expressed to Duncan’s attorney Heidi Eakin on the phone yesterday, this does concern me. Montgomery Senior Judge Arthur Tilson, who ruled against Duncan in Common Pleas Court, said justice has to be “uniform.” I say the same thing when I say justice has to be “equal.”
         And I would ask Duncan again, who and for what reasons does she allow someone to have a second hearing after the case has already been adjudicated? What excuse is “good” enough? Should she have told Shawn Kerr to buy an alarm clock? What if he worked the first shift and slept through his hearing? Would he still have gotten a second or “new” hearing? How much does it cost the public to have two hearings?
         Kerr and anyone else have the opportunity to appeal the District Justice’s decision to the Common Pleas Court. That is what Duncan should have told him to do.
        The old saying, “You snooze, you lose” has never been more appropriate or literal.

    **   Looking to “ensure the accuracy of criminal records,” Stedman filed the petition on behalf of the Commonwealth after Shawn Kerr was given two hearings on the same three traffic citations.
         Kerr initially was found guilty in absentia of all three violations by District Judge Daniel Garrett on May 15, 2015. Garrett substituted for Duncan that day because she was at a funeral.
         The verdicts were never entered or recorded in the dockets; instead the case was marked as continued.
    From the LNP article linked to below.
         That is not correct. Jayne Duncan’s attorney Heidi Eakin tried to argue this to no avail. Senior District Judge Daniel Garrett wrote the date on each ticket, wrote “Found Guilty in Absentia” and signed his initials per the exhibit in the court case below.
         That was enough. Tickets that are e-filed do not have a line on the back for the Judge’s signature. The verdicts were entered.
         So throw that out the window. Then it comes down to Shawn Kerr who received the tickets and overslept while Judge Garrett was finding him guilty in absentia. Should oversleeping after working the third shift be enough to grant you a second hearing? To how many people and for what reasons would Judge Duncan offer a second hearing on the same tickets?

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    *   It’s 9:21 am and LNP has already moved this story off their homepage online! The Supreme Court ruled on Friday and it took LNP until Monday evening to write a story – and in print they state Stedman claims victory. LNP is a sad joke!

    STEDMAN LOST!

    Stedman v duncan3From page A-3 of today’s LNP print edition and online titled, “Pa. Supreme Court denies petition filed by Lancaster County DA in verdict dispute,” (click here).
         For District Attorney and Superior Court Judge candidate Craig Stedman to try to claim a “victory” in this situation is patently absurd and a lie.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – ** – * GIVE ME SANCTUARY?

    Posted on February 8th, 2017 Becky 4 comments

    *    Amber L. Green (the middle initial is the same as the County Treasurer’s) bought a house – a log cabin – in Pequea in September of last year.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    MAKING IT OFFICIAL?

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    (Click here) 

         Could this be the newly elected State Senator Scott Martin and the Lancaster County Treasurer Amber Green? What are the odds? They both divorced within a month of each other last year! As noted on this site several times, there have been rumors for quite some time now. What are the odds it is really them? Pretty damn good if you ask me! (And thank you to the emailer!)

    Martin7             Green

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    **   LNP has Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst in a live chat at 12:30 pm today on the snow (click here). And Home Depot is ready!
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    *    Look at this! Good pictures of two alleged bicycle thieves from today’s police log (click here)! If you recognize them please call the Lancaster Police – (717) 735-3300.

    BICYCLE

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    YES OR NO?

    Sanctuary

    (Click here)

          Is Lancaster a “sanctuary” city or not? The “Mayor’s Statement on Immigration Enforcement” is here.
    Please check back later today.