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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – NOT FRONT PAGE “NEWS!”

    Posted on July 30th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    “INEVITABLY ABUSED”

    From the ACLU article, “Kentucky City Uses the Terrorism Excuse to Keep the Details of Its Surveillance Equipment Secret,” (click here).
     
         Imagine what the ACLU would say about Lancaster City where a private, secretive group owns and operates the cameras and are not subject to Right to Know laws! And the city wants to spend $1 million dollars to buy them new cameras. This is not acceptable and there will be much more coming on this.
          Click here for Patrick Hopkins proposal on this site.
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    HE’S SIX!

         Today’s front page headline in the LNP print edition (story not currently online).

         Actually, this is a story about a six-year-old with a snow cone “business.” It may be a nice “human interest” story but this is not front page news (and some may argue his parents are pushing him too hard).
         You cannot expect people to pay for this, LNP! Ridiculous!

  • * SUCH A NICE PICTURE!

    Posted on July 28th, 2018 Becky No comments

    FOOD HOST?

         

         Think “Food Network Star,” Guy Fieri or Pioneer Woman. Channel your inner food star and send in your audition.
    From the LNP article, “Hey foodies, we want you to be LancasterOnline’s next food host,” (click here).
    *    LNP is looking to replace the “Food Dude,” but the last time I checked Guy and Ree are chefs and LNP is looking for a food critic! Think Kalen Allen!
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    YOU STOP THAT!

         It’s nice to see that the Columbia Borough Police are hard at work and Ms. Kauffman certainly looks happy in her photo (click here for the CrimeWatch entry). Apparently she failed to show for her July 23rd preliminary hearing and they have put out a warrant for her arrest on the marijuana charges. Oh, my!

  • CORRECTION * VIGILANTE?

    Posted on July 21st, 2018 Becky No comments

    **  I have been corrected by an emailer (thank you and click here):
    “Prior Crimes and Offenses.  Section 25(c) of Act 142 of 1976 provided that the period of limitations specified in Act 142 with respect to crimes and offenses shall not apply to crimes and offenses committed before the effective date of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and the prior statutes of limitation are hereby continued in force as to such crimes and offenses.
    Cross References.  Subchapter C is referred to in section 7507.1 of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses).

    42c5551s

    § 5551.  No limitation applicable.
    A prosecution for the following offenses may be commenced at any time:
    (1)  Murder.
    (2)  Voluntary manslaughter.
    (3)  Conspiracy to commit murder or solicitation to commit murder if a murder results from the conspiracy or solicitation.
    (4)  Any felony alleged to have been perpetrated in connection with a murder of the first or second degree, as set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502(a) or (b) and (d) (relating to murder).”

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    ADDITIONAL CHARGES?

         “After researching the law and circumstances involved, we found there is no statute of limitation regarding these specific charges,” said [DA] spokesman Brett Hambright when asked why they were filed Friday.
    From the LNP article, “Police file rape, burglary charges against Raymond Rowe, accused of killing Christy Mirack in 1992,” (click here).  
    *    Interesting. There are always exceptions and special circumstances but there would seem to be a statute of limitations on these crimes and it has expired. See the chart below and click here for the original.

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    “RECIPE FOR DISASTER?”

         Fox 43 reports on the viral video of Justin Perry (aka MR 17 54 0) and includes a video piece by Grace Griffaton which features DA spokesman Brett Hambright (click here). Does Hambright have a law degree? Not the last time I checked! (And reporter Keith Schweigert used to work for LNP).

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – ARMED & DANGEROUS

    Posted on July 20th, 2018 Becky 8 comments

    “AFRAID OF HIM”
    AND A PEDOPHILE

         What a sad day. A murder/suicide and another viral video from Lancaster.
         He [DA spokesman Brett Hambright] said Al-Barwari and Saleb broke up around 2016 after dating for about a year. Saleb didn’t secure any protection from abuse orders, but it appears that Al-Barwari had been stalking her, Hambright said.
         “She was afraid of him and made that clear to those close to her,” he said.
    From PennLive.com (click here).
         And the video of a 36-year-old man who thought he was going to meet a 15-year-old girl in Lancaster City now has over 228,000 views (click here).
         The owner of the Facebook page states the Lancaster City Police are “investigating.” There will be more coming on this.
    Have a safe and happy Friday and please check back tomorrow.

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    **   The Columbia Borough Fire Department Station 80 has issued the following statement regarding the video:

     

    * WARNING – Video includes very graphic language.

         This video went viral yesterday (click here). I am trying to find the outcome.

     

    HOMICIDE SUSPECT

    (Click here for the full Fox-43 report).

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE’S THE MONEY, TIM?

    Posted on July 19th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    VEGGIES VS. WIRING!

         I am speechless that this is LNP’s lead story online (click here)! Their lead story. And no, LNP reporter Tom Knapp, it could not happen here because Lancaster County woodchucks are smart enough to know that it is summer and people plant gardens and these woodchucks can chuck as many of your veggies as they damn well please! And veggies taste far better than car wires! Everyone, including your basic Lancaster County woodchuck, knows that. And that’s the truth!

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    OVER $5 MILLION TO MAW!

    Stuhldreher

         There’s not one mention of MAW Communications and LanCity Connect in your article about the bond rating, LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher (click here). Why not? That’s over $5 million dollars down the drain!
         Where is that money, Tim? What happened to the $1.5 million the city loaned MAW, Tim? Are they paying the city back? Don’t you think the public has a right to know? Isn’t that your job, Tim?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * & AN INSURANCE BOND!

    Posted on July 18th, 2018 Becky 10 comments

    THE PUBLIC NEEDS ANSWERS!

         I placed a phone call to Julie Lyon’s attorney, Matthew Boyer of the Dell Law Firm, this morning at about 11:00 am and was told he was not in the office today.
         The cover sheet on her lawsuit against Fulton Bank states it is for “Return of Held Funds” (see photo to the left). It is not known if this is strictly for the $155,000 Certificate of Deposit or other funds as well.
         This case involving millions and millions of dollars and 250 lost jobs gets more and more bizarre. Where is Jeffrey Lyons? Is he in his home in Lancaster County? Is he in the United States? Where are all the millions of dollars? When will arrests be made and when will the public be told what is going on? The lack of information is stunning and disturbing!

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    JULIE LYONS
    IS SUING FULTON!

    (Click here)

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    WHERE’S THE MONEY?

    Posted on Lancaster Online under the LNP story, “Fulton Bank alleges Worley & Obetz CEO carried out 4-year ‘massive’ fraud, pocketing +$1M,” (click here).

       Exactly! And Julie Lyons has tried several times to withdraw a $155,000 certificate of deposit knowing that she is being watched? What the hell is going on? This is outrageous!       

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    GET A ROOM!

       

         The incompetence and corruption in Lancaster County is simply astonishing (click here for the LNP story)!
         And why does Amber Martin (nee Amber Green) have family pictures like the one above with her husband, State Senator Scott Martin, all over her official Facebook page as the Lancaster County Treasurer (click here)?
          Is she writing a romance novel or collecting taxes? It’s ridiculous! Clean it up, Amber! Get a room and a bond!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * IT’S NOT FAKE NEWS – IT’S NO NEWS!

    Posted on July 14th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    YOU PAY HAMBRIGHT!

         Crime sells. Everyone knows it! It’s important, it affects people’s lives, it’s intriguing and the justice system is at the core of our democracy. And yet, LNP does not have a reporter in the courthouse.
         They rely on and barely rewrite the DA press releases by former LNP court reporter Brett Hambright. As a commenter to this site said when Hambright went to the DA’s office – LNP used to pay him but now the public pays him to write for LNP! It’s true!
         His coverage is blatantly slanted (of course) and he rarely mentions the defense or the defense attorney’s involved. It is unconscionable (and stupid readership wise) that LNP relies on Hambright for all of their court reporting. But if they use Hambright – they must cite him as their source and not pretend they were present for the proceeding.
         Coming tomorrow a look at the two very recent cases that are in this post.

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    PRETEND NEWS!

    The DA’s press release by Brett Hambright (click here and click here for the LNP rewrite).
        
         In the past, I have criticized LNP for stating “according to the District Attorney’s Office” six times in an eight sentence story. Now, LNP is pretending they were at his preliminary hearing and they do not mention the press release that is the sole source for their entire story. It is inexcusable and probably why there is no specific byline.
         You better clean up your act, editor Tom Murse, or you will be a jobless middle-aged man that no legitimate news organization will touch. There will be more later on why this is absolutely unconscionable!
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    FAKE NEWS!

    From today’s print edition of LNP.
     
         On a very serious note – look at the unbelievable spin they have put on this horrific story. Oh, Junior Gonzalez, you thought you were working for a real newspaper? Think again…
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    WHERE’S THE PLANE?

          

         Um, LNP Managing Editor Tom Murse – there was no plane! They looked and looked and looked and could not find a plane! Don’t you think it’s time to take this down as your lead story and move on to some real news? Ridiculous!

  • AFTENOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS*** – ** – * LANCASTER POLICE ARE OUT OF CONTROL!

    Posted on July 6th, 2018 Becky 13 comments

    UNACCEPTABLE!

         Over 3 million people have watched the video of Lancaster City Police Officer Philip Bernot taser Sean Williams while he was sitting on the curb. Why? Because it is an outrageous abuse of power and excessive force by the officer with obvious racial undertones.
         Mayor Danene Sorace’s announcement today that Bernot will not be fired or suspended is unacceptable. Simply unacceptable.
         Please share and send today’s video below in this post to every news outlet you possibly can. This goes on everyday in the city of Lancaster to people of color and it cannot be allowed to continue.
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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    ***  “…Officer Bernot will not be fired or suspended.”
    Mayor Sorace today (click here).

    **   The city and the police have scheduled a news conference this afternoon, July 6, and officials declined to comment further until then.
    From today’s LNP story, “Here’s what Lancaster city police policy says about stun guns,” (click here).
          Now the city has a second video to address. A man handcuffed with his hands behind his back, on his stomach on the pavement with an officer straddling him and then giving him a very sharp “slap” to his face that sends his face into the pavement! And then Detective Nickel threatening to arrest a woman for no reason other than she is taping the encounter. Unbelievable!

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    WE GO WAY BACK!

    *    Oh, Detective Nickel and I go way back! Unbelievable. Click here for the original of the below.

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    AGAIN!

    https://www.facebook.com/savahnnah.mcferrin.5/videos/2125808030982046/

  • * THE LONGEST GOODBYE – EVER!

    Posted on June 30th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    *     Lancaster Police Officer Philip Bernot tasing Sean Williams was on Good Morning America today. There is no question how the reporter and anchors felt about it. Sign the petition – click here!  This must stop!

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    TRUCKING ON!

         The Food Dude is gone and Chris Otto changes bases? Wow! That and some serious news is coming later today.

      

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** SPECIAL TO LIP NEWS

    Posted on June 28th, 2018 Becky 25 comments

    A SAD, TERRIBLE DAY

    (Click Here)

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    PUBLIC DEFENDER

         Raymond Rowe’s docket has been updated to reflect his attorney as Patricia Kay Spotts of the Public Defender’s Office. His preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for July 26th.

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    **   In other news, this video is spreading rapidly!

    *    This anonymous email in today (thank you – and they have been correct before):
         DAs are blabbing that the person who uploaded the DNA to the site accessed by Parabon was a sister or half-sister who had been put up for adoption and was looking for birth parents.  Will be interesting to confirm if he was identified by someone he never knew existed.

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    IS ROWE A KILLER?

        Raymond “DJ Freez” Rowe and his wife at Open Streets Lancaster on May 20th of this year. Rowe is now in prison with bail denied for the 1992 murder of Christy Mirack.

    Photos courtesy of Jerry Wright.

    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** ** – * WHAT DOES THE LANCASTER NAACP DO?

    Posted on June 25th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    MARK C. GEHRON

        LIP News has learned that the Lancaster City Police Officer who committed suicide over the weekend was Mark C. Gehron (pictured left). He was previously married to Allison Smithgall, the daughter of former Mayor Charlie Smithgall. They married in 2000 and were divorced on November 18, 2016. They have two sons together.
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    REVEAL THE NAME

    **   Former Police Chief Keith Sadler in a screenshot from his Facebook page taken at 10:52 am today.

    YOU WILL!

    *    A brief update to yesterday’s posts about a Lancaster City police officer committing suicide: I don’t like the above Facebook comment by police detective Michael Gerace that was published here yesterday.
         Does he control the coroner and the press? “You won’t?” Wrong! The public has a right to know! His arrogance is stunning!

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    FUNERAL TODAY

         There is not a single word about the police shooting death of Antwon Rose on the “NAACP – Lancaster PA Branch” Facebook page. Not a single word! What the hell do these people do?

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – SHE DOES NOT WANT TO BE HOMELESS!

    Posted on June 20th, 2018 Becky 4 comments
         A preliminary injunction hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 pm in courtroom #12 before Judge David Ashworth between the city and landlord Dwain London Sr. There is no entry in the Prothonotary’s Office at this time (3:45 pm) as to whether the Judge has accepted Marie Chambers’ Motion to Intervene.

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    PROHIBITED FROM
    PADLOCKING HER RESIDENCE

         On June 18th, Marie Chambers through her attorney filed a Motion to Intervene in the city’s injunction request against her landlord Dwain London Sr. as follows:

  • THE DA MUST APPROVE! *** BREAKING NEWS *** LUCKY TO BE ALIVE!

    Posted on June 9th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    HAMBRIGHT GETS OVERTIME!

    **   West Hempfield Township police charged Austin M. Hougendobler, 22, with 12 offenses, including four counts of felony aggravated assault for nearly running over a woman with his truck, then drawing the pistol as officers attempted to arrest him.
    From the just released District Attorney’s press release by DA spokesman Brett Hambright (click here).
         Brett Hambright is working on a Saturday! Imagine that? That’s because LNP was hollering at him that they needed his approval to state it was Austin Hougendobler! That’s right, despite the docket being public information, LNP can’t do anything without the DA’s approval. (It’s been on this site since 9:30 am this morning.) And that is just unbelievably scary and that is not journalism! And Hougendobler almost killed the woman. Boy, is he lucky he’s white!

     

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***  I have received information that Ismail Smith Wade-El was voted in today as a member of the Democratic Committee (he is pictured to the left in what he describes on Facebook as his “warm weather look!” Isn’t that special?). This man already has too much on his plate – he can’t even make city council meetings for which he is paid! Updates to follow.

     

    & DAMN LUCKY HE’S WHITE!

      

    Austin Hougendobler from his Facebook page.

         The male drew a handgun after he got out of the truck and started to   point it toward officers, police said.
         And he’s still alive? I will not bring race into this, so let me say good day to all!!!

    Posted on Lancaster Online under the article, “Police: Man pulls gun on female in truck, then on officers in West Hempfield Township pursuit,” (click here).
         Yes, he’s damn lucky and it appears from this docket sheet from District Judge Miles K. Bixler that the lucky man is Austin Michael Hougendobler. He has pictures of his son all over his Facebook page. Nice.

  • — SECOND ATTACK BY HIS DOG

    Posted on June 7th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    —  Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.

    WILL HE PAY RESTITUTION?

         An update on Charlie and Ruby Warfel is below (click here for the original on GoFundMe). Also click here for LNP’s, “Owner of dog that attacked 2 Lancaster children sentenced to 7 years probation.”

  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW I OWN IT!

    Posted on June 5th, 2018 Becky 3 comments

    *    All of the puppies are photographed in the exact same spot on his property. You’d think that if they are really “family raised with children” as advertised, they’d have some pictures of pups in their house!

    A RED FLAG!

         Challenged by a commenter to this site, I set out to see if I could find the name of the breeder in Quarryville who is the subject of a 6ABC piece, and many more including one in LNP, titled “‘Debarked’ dogs removed from Pa. breeder’s home,” (click here).
         I found an unlicensed breeder in Quarryville who sells a lot of Doberman puppies (red colored as pictured in the ABC article) and he sells them on a number of sites especially Greenfield Puppies. I previously wrote a piece for this site on Greenfield Puppies and the fact they represent puppy mills and LNP should not be running their advertising.
         I have not absolutely verified that the name I found is the same person as the one in the article and therefore, I am not naming him today. I will say that when you google his name, the above images of red Doberman pups for sale come up.
    To be continued…

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    **   A third request of this email was sent to DA spokesperson Brett Hambright at 11:57 am this morning (the original from May 30th is here).

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    COUNCIL UPDATE

    *     Ismail Smith Wade-El made it to last night’s city council committee meeting – 25 minutes late!
           LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher likes to ask a lot of questions about money – but he has failed to inform the public about the over $5 million MAW Communications debacle and demand those responsible be held accountable.
           Council member Pete Soto was not aware the city was forced into a consent decree with the EPA (that former Mayor Rick Gray said will cost the citizens “millions of dollars over 20 years”) and asked for a copy of it!
         There was a discussion about Lancaster’s air quality, fireworks, a new and improved Roberto Clemente field (and a mysterious $75,000 coming from the city for “mistakes” the city made years ago) and money – big money coming up for capital assets and improvements.
         You can watch the entire meeting here.    

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    WHO IS THAT?

         The whois results which are being displayed are in accordance with the new EU GDPR law  with respect to protecting customer data.  Regardless of the information you have set in your domain registration, these results will always be displayed.
    This email in from my domain name host.
         Apparently, in this age of “fake news” and fake websites, you can no longer do a “whois” lookup to find out who owns them! I am somewhat shocked. You want to know who owns LIP News? Good luck (of course, you can always look under the “CONTACT” tab on this site).
         Does anyone know what is going on?
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – ** – * LIP NEWS IS BACK!

    Posted on June 3rd, 2018 Becky 8 comments
    ***  The answer: “Salary: $33,000.00 to $35,000.00 /year” (click here).

    **    The below is part of an ad I found on Craigslist this morning for the Lancaster office of BrandYourself. How much do you think it pays? I was surprised. The answer will be posted shortly.

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    *    I was going to post this first thing this morning – but… click here to read more.

    WEBHOST PROBLEMS!

         I don’t know what happened this morning but the problem was with my webhost and not me! And it doesn’t happen often!

  • ** – * THIS MORNING!

    Posted on May 26th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    **   Meanwhile, police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said Friday his department wasn’t aware beforehand that the city didn’t want the officers accompanying inspectors to check tenants for outstanding warrants, but he sees no problems with such a policy going forward.
         The administrative warrants the city obtained to enter the houses were essentially search warrants, he said. Checking occupants’ background is standard procedure, he said, and also helps to ensure safety, since officers know better whom they’re dealing with.
    From the LNP story, “Lancaster city landlord Dwain London’s properties pass first round of inspections,” (click here).
         Oh, my heavens! I don’t think the courts would agree with you, Chief Berkihiser! Why don’t you just get a warrant for everyone in the city? Is this man for real? Did the Mayor just promote him to Chief?      

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    *     9:59 am – City Council just voted to allow the Water Street Mission to demolish the warehouse. Unbelievable. You can watch the entire meeting here.

    SPECIAL MEETING!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * AN EXPLOSIVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING!

    Posted on May 23rd, 2018 Becky 3 comments

     VIOLENCE IS
    NOT THE ANSWER!

         It has been quite a shocking day. Violence is never the answer. Hopefully, this time the Lancaster Safety Coalition cameras can be used to help solve these arsons (a portion of the camera map is below with a blue arrow inserted at the location of city hall).
         Mayor Sorace’s full press conference on the arsons is on WGAL-TV (click here).

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    **    Ya, the why seems pretty clear here…
            I could be wrong, but if you didn’t see last night’s council meeting I recommend you watch the video on transparent Lancaster.

    Posted on Lancaster Online under the City Hall arson fire article linked to immediately below.
              The comment was posted by Noah Miller, a well known Lancaster landlord who attended and spoke at last night’s city council meeting. Yes, watch the video!

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** – Click here for LNP’s, “Arson fire damages Lancaster City Hall entrance.”        

     

    COMPLAINTS,
    LIES
    & DESPERATION!

    LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher (left) got up from his seat and stood and took pictures of the multiple tenants who spoke during last night’s city council meeting and then in a bizarre move he sat down next to and cozied up to their landlord, Dwain London Sr. (middle) and his son (right).
        
         There was an absolutely explosive city council meeting last night (the live-stream is broken into two halves on the “See-thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page (click here).
         A very upset woman complained about the police and demanded an apology from them and city council. She called the police from her car to report a fight that was going on in the city and then apparently her car and her daughter who was with her were targeted by the police as being part of the disturbance.
         A woman who was with her complained about the complaint procedure against the police. She said the police use intimidation tactics to keep people from making a complaint. Mayor Sorace got involved and there will be much more on this later today.
         Charlotte Katzenmoyer was caught lying about the 12-and-a-half million dollar automated water meter reading system and how much fiber broadband coverage MAW Communications has actually installed.
         Know-it-all Randy Patterson suddenly hadn’t read the 30 page report prepared by the opposition to demolishing the Water Street Mission warehouse. It was pointedly handed to him during the meeting but council voted to let the warehouse be demolished.
         Numerous tenants of landlord Dwain London Sr. addressed council at the end of the meeting during the open comment period and asked where they are supposed to live. It was heartbreaking.
         And normally mild-mannered Tony Dastra, who livestreams the meetings and ran as an independent for mayor, snapped at London at the end of the meeting. I have to listen to the tape again but Dastra was out-of-line and chastised by council for his angry remark.
    Please check back later today.
  • * HEDGING YOUR BETS!

    Posted on May 22nd, 2018 Becky No comments

    * Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.

    PR FOR THE DA?

    *   There are exactly 11 sentences in the LNP article to the left (click here). Six – let me repeat – six of those sentences end with “according to the district attorney’s office.” Unbelievable!
          Maybe instead of writing about hedgehogs and sugar gliders, LNP could send a reporter to the courthouse!

     

    HOGGING THE NEWS!


         When hedgehogs and sugar gliders are your lead story, it’s time for a new editor! Seriously! This is pathetic.
    Click here for, “Hedgehogs and sugar gliders for pets? A Pennsylvania lawmaker is on the case,” and check back later today. 

  • A PERSONAL INTERLUDE FROM THE NEWS

    Posted on April 29th, 2018 Becky 3 comments

    ANCESTRY.COM
    IS RUNNING A SPECIAL!

         We became instant best friends. I sat next to her on the bus to Mountville Elementary School one day and the die was cast. It lasted for years. We lived a field apart and crossed that field too many times to count.
         We both moved out of our parent’s homes in the 12th grade and into an apartment in the city and moved from Hempfield to McCaskey High School. In our teenage years and beyond we would tell people we were sisters and no one ever questioned it.
         That would end with the incest story. A vague memory of my parent’s general disdain for her over the years and my mother asking my father one day: “What are the odds they would move right across the hill?”
         She was adopted and knew the name of her birth mother but never knew anything about her father. Years ago, I requested a DNA test and was denied. I understood the incredible odds against it, but it was one thing that science could either absolutely confirm or deny and I could move on to other things.
          My brothers and sisters even wrote my therapist about it (click here): 
          In the last month she has requested numerous times that a childhood friend take a DNA test because Becky now believes they are half-sisters.  (The friend has to date refused). 
         The arrest of a serial killer and rapist in California has put a spotlight on DNA and Ancestry.com is running a “special” and things in my family have changed!   
         Stay tuned.
  • *** BREAKING *** AFTERNOON UPDATE *** – ** – * NIBBLE ON THIS!

    Posted on April 19th, 2018 Becky 13 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY!

         This is just too much! How stupid can these editors and reporters be? Click here for, “Holiday Inn Express offers teacher suspended for making pancakes during PSSAs a free pancake maker.” Unbelievable! Why did he tell you he was going to be fired, “reporter” Geli? And why did you believe him? Why don’t you report on that?

    IN A DANK CORNER!

         Well, I certainly learned some new things today (see the comments under this post). “Dank” is a slang word for good marijuana and now has also transitioned from that to be used to describe beer among many other things.
         But even given my new knowledge, I still say the below beer review is ridiculous and gobbledygook. And I don’t want a beer with the flavor of “dankness” as well as “musty grass, over-ripe mango, lemon zest and pine.” I simply do not. Put that beer in a dank corner and give me a Bud!
         Seriously, back to serious news tomorrow!

    FROM PANCAKES TO BEER!

         It poured straw gold with a creamy, white head, slight haze and lazy particulates. The aroma was dank with green herbs and grass, passion fruit, mango and lemon. In flavor, dankness followed from the nose as well as musty grass, over-ripe mango, lemon zest and pine. There was a ton of flavor in this session IPA while being nicely bittered over an underlying softness; it’s crushable, for sure.
    From the LNP article, “Learn about riding the rails with hobos (don’t call them tramps) and find tasting notes on 3 Lord Hobo beers,” (click here).
         That is the most ridiculous gobbledygook I have read in a long time. Are there any editors at LNP? Does anyone working there have any common sense?

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    YOU CORRECT INACCURACIES!

    From a special column in today’s LNP by SDoL School Board President Edith Gallagher regarding pancakegate (click here).

    ***  Yes, and LNP should have issued a correction for those inaccuracies. Period. Any ethical journalism organization would.
           Okay, I am done!

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    **   Thank goodness it was whole grain. Any other kind of pancake and I think we would have a systemic unravel of not just the middle school, but I fear our society.
    Part of a comment under the editorial.
         Amen! LOL!

    FULL OF IT!

    From LNP’s editorial.

    *    Yes, I’m sure you “know” middle-school-age children because most of your reporters are only a few years past that!
          The man cooked pancakes during the test. He brought an electric griddle and we assume a spatula. We don’t know if he mixed the batter for the pancakes in the room or if he brought a big pitcher of batter with him. He must have had some form of grease for his griddle and then he poured batter on it and cooked these wholegrain pancakes while the students were supposed to be taking a test!
         We still don’t know how he served them. We don’t know if he had plates, forks and syrup or if he just slapped a wholegrain cake down on their desks for them to eat with their hands while taking a test.
          Yes, the district has to take the protocols seriously or else you’d be screaming especially if these student’s test results were thrown out because of the absurd distraction of a man flipping pancakes on a griddle and then students “nibbling” on them.
         I truly am now done with this false wholegrain pancakegate. Your terrible, incorrect reporting started this flap in the first place. You should have issued a correction and an apology instead of writing this nonsensical crap!

         *****

    BATTER UP!

    Today’s LNP editorial headline from the print edition (click here to read the editorial online).

    An excellent comment posted under the editorial.

         You are a disgrace to journalism, LNP.
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * HORRIFIC POSTS!

    Posted on April 12th, 2018 Becky 14 comments

    FEELING BLUE?

    A comment on Lancaster Online under the F&M story.

         I enjoy it when someone sees something that most overlook! But I have to point out at the very forefront of the large photograph, there is clearly a woman with blue leggings (see the cropped photo to the left). Just trying to help!
         And somehow, the comments under this post turned to State Senator Scott Martin which is always delightful if not a little creepy. Which brings us to an update on his new wife, Amber Martin’s (formerly Green and she is the County Treasurer) custody complaint against her ex-husband, Gerald Green, II.
         President Judge Dennis Reinaker has now turned the case over to a Delaware County Senior Judge (see his order below). That should hopefully remove any controversy over who is handling the case and avoid any conflicts of interest. And while the Order indicates Gerald Green is “Pro Se” – representing himself – according to the docket he has wisely hired an attorney to represent him – Melissa Montgomery, Esquire (click here for her website).
        And the Martin beat goes on…

         ****

    *    From The College Reporter article linked to below:
         This is not all of the problematic content found on the MProtective Facebook page, other examples can be found below. For example, the company consistently reposts anti-gun control articles, while in contrast, Dr. Porterfield notified the community this past month that he will be advocating against the opening of a gun shop on Dillerville Pike. The point is not that people are not allowed to have these views. There are definitely some F&M students who would agree with some, if not all of the opinions put forth by MProtective, and they have every right to do so. The real issue is twofold, first of all, by partnering with this company, the school is supporting political speech, certain aspects of which seem antithetical to the expressed mission of the institution. Second of all, because hiring MProtective is the only way Greek organizations are allowed to have parties, the administration’s policy is forcing students to financially support a worldview they may vehemently disagree with. As a member of Greek life, I don’t think this company represents me, I don’t think it represents the experience I’ve had with my organization, and I don’t think it deserves my support.

    ******

    F&M: WHAT
    WERE YOU THINKING?

         The below are a few of the posts on the MProtective, LLC Facebook page according to the F&M newspaper The College Reporter (click here) and click here for the LNP article, “Franklin & Marshall College cuts ties with security group after ‘inflammatory’ social media posts, misconduct allegation.”
         Unbelievable!

  • OVER 1,800 COMMENTS!

    Posted on April 10th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    DAILY HARASSMENT!

          My comments lack context now that you have removed the one calling you a “Philly POS”. I was only standing up for you against that bully. I was surprised you posted that idiot.
         This comment in last evening under the post immediately below.
        
         Thank you and I apologize. That was one of Steve and Cheryl Dum Markle’s daily comments into this site. I approved it by mistake for several hours – that happens when I use my phone to approve comments and it is very touchy but I have no choice when I am away from my laptop. I do not immediately delete them because they are being used to build criminal charges.
         Interesting, I was going to talk about what constitutes harassment and trespassing this week involving other cases – but the obsession and jealousy exhibited by this couple daily for six years is simply astonishing and reflects an unbelievable mental illness – but it is also criminal and Steve Markle is already a convicted stalker and harasser and fully knows he is crossing the line.
         The East Lampeter Police Department will be notified and I will update developments on this site. I apologize that this very sick couple intrude on the serious news that I try to cover on this site.
    Please check back later today.
        
  • 3-29-18 UPDATE – AFTERNOON UPDATE – HORRIFIC PIT BULL ATTACK

    Posted on March 28th, 2018 Becky 10 comments

    3-29-18 UPDATE 
    PLEA POSTPONED

         Luis Colon-Colon’s guilty plea scheduled for today did not occur and was continued. His docket now indicates a trial date of June 4, 2018.
         Have a wonderful Easter. LIP News will be on vacation until Monday, April 2nd.

    GRAY & COLON-COLON

         Former Mayor J. Richard Gray defended Luis Colon-Colon three times in 2002 and 2003 and those cases from his court summary are below (and it looks like he did a “good” job):

    ***

    *********

    COLON-COLON SCHEDULED
    TO PLEAD GUILTY TOMORROW

    Luis Colon-Colon

    Ruby & Charlie Warfel

         Luis Colon-Colon (or Colon) is scheduled to plead guilty tomorrow afternoon in the Lancaster County Courthouse before Judge Margaret C. Miller. His pit bull attacked and severely injured young children Charlie and Ruby Warfel on June 19, 2017 (click here for their GoFundMe page where their mother tells the horrific story).
          His charges are below. According to the police press release on the case, in July of 2013 the same dog bit a four-year old grandchild of Colon-Colon (click here).
          Back in 2002 and 2003 he faced serious charges in three unrelated cases and he was represented in each one by former Mayor J. Richard Gray. He is represented in the current case by private attorney Osvaldo Espinosa of Espinosa & Associates, Llc.


    Please check back later today.

  • * ALLEGED KILLER CALLED 911

    Posted on March 25th, 2018 Becky 8 comments

    WE WANT SOME!

    *    On a much lighter note, this full page ad in today’s LNP print edition has to win some kind of award – I’m not sure a good one, though. How much of that jackpot do they want?

    ***

    & VICTIM IDENTIFIED

    Raymond L. Brown

    The police press release on last night’s homicide and arrest (click here):

    On March 24, 2018, at approximately 8:02 PM, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 1st block of W. Farnum Street.   The officers discovered a male victim laying on he sidewalk, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and head.   The victim was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.   The victim succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.    The victim has been identified as a 26 year-old, Lancaster resident.    His identity is being withheld while family members are being notified.

    Detectives are interviewing witnesses and processing the crime scene for evidence.   Based on preliminary information, Detectives have learned that there was some sort of confrontation between the victim and another male, which preceded the shooting.   Detectives learned that the two subjects were apparently familiar with each other and this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.   The investigation is active and ongoing.  

    UPDATED INFORMATION – VICTIM IDENTIFIED AND SUSPECT ARRESTED

    The homicide victim from last night’s shooting has been identified as 26 year-old Adan Sepulveda, of the 500 block of Locust Street Lancaster, PA.   Detectives learned through their investigation that Sepulveda had been in a brief confrontation with another man, Raymond L. Brown Jr., who contacted police after the shooting.   Brown called 911 and reported that he had shot the victim.   Brown was on-scene when the police arrived at the shooting call and he was taken to the Lancaster City Police station, where he was interviewed by City Police Detectives.   Several witnesses were also interviewed.   The crime scene was processed for evidence and detectives also reviewed video surveillance footage from the area.   As a result of the investigation, the following arrest has been made:

    CHARGED –     Raymond L. BROWN Jr., a 28 year-old male
    300 block of Church Street
    Lancaster, PA

    Detective Aaron Harnish charged Raymond L. Brown Jr. with one count of Criminal Homicide (F-1) before Magisterial District Judge Adam Witkonis.   Brown is being held for processing and arraignment.   The investigation into this incident in continuing.