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  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING NEW!

    Posted on December 14th, 2018 Becky No comments

    STEDMAN BOMBS!

         “I haven’t actually seen the emails.”
    District Attorney Craig Stedman in his press conference yesterday afternoon (click here).
            District Attorney Craig Stedman held a five minute press conference (including questions) on the bomb threats but said he had not “actually seen the emails.” Ridiculous! And he added absolutely nothing new that the public did not already know.
          A commenter from a North Carolina business posted on LNP’s Facebook page that they had received one and it is republished below.
    Please check back later today.

  • * MUST STEDMAN RESIGN…

    Posted on December 13th, 2018 Becky 6 comments

    — Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will return tomorrow. —

    *    While on the subject of judges, I received this email (thank you!):
    Becky,
         Just wanted you to know about some of the judges we have in Lancaster Co.  I was in the courtroom of Merrill Spahn recently and what struck me most, is he has an iPad with him.
         During the trial, he would look at it intermittently, I guess he got an email.
         My question is this, if ppl are not allowed to take a phone into the Lancaster Courthouse, why can a judge, who is supposed to be paying attention to the proceedings looking at his email?
         For this they are being paid $183K????
    He is forgetting that someone’s life is hanging in the balance.  Shouldn’t he at least be paying ATTENTION?
    THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO, Please do not use my name, you know what a small community we have here.

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    TO RUN FOR JUDGE?

          About the Hatch Act… When I worked as a County Supports Coordinator for (the then) MH/MR/EI, because our Agency received funding through the Medicaid program, I could not legally display a “Vote for Obama” sign on my front lawn. So if a D.A. can, without first resigning, run for State Office while the County receives any Federal funding, then this appears to be a violation. Would not a wannabe judge NOT know this?
    This comment in from “barryinwinnipeg” yesterday.
         There is only one way to resolve this – report District Attorney Craig Stedman!
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – *** BREAKING *** – * POT MEET KETTLE!

    Posted on December 11th, 2018 Becky 12 comments

    PLAYING GAMES!

         This morning, Debra Slaymaker-Walker’s docket read $1 million (cash) bail and that is what all the media outlets reported (see below). They have now changed her docket to $1 million unsecured bail at the request of Russ Glass. Why would he request a change?

    — First Docket —

    — Revised Docket —

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    — Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania – click here.

    ***   The first comments under the LNP article on Debra Slaymaker-Walker on their Facebook page are below.  Report District Judge Edward Tobin to the state judicial ethics commission!

    “HELD AT HER HOME”

    **   Tobin set her bail at $1 million. She is being held at her home due to her injuries, according to a spokeswoman from Tobin’s office.
    From the LNP article, “Woman charged in crash that killed 2 Warwick students confined to house on $1M bail ,” (click here).       
         She is being “held at her home?” So the $1 million dollar bail doesn’t mean a single thing? Oh, this is unbelievable! 

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    *    The American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) lists over 50 Journalism Codes of Ethics from publications across the country on their website (click here). Why don’t you open one and read it, LNP Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy?

    ASTOUNDING HYPOCRISY!

    Today’s LNP editorial (click here). 

        The LNP editorial board rips into Zimmerman and he deserves it! But so does LNP! You need a major brushing up on journalism ethics codes, LNP!
         What astounding hypocrites!
    Please check back later today. 

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * 12-10-18 UPDATE – WHERE ARE YOUR REPORTERS, TOM MURSE?

    Posted on December 9th, 2018 Becky 17 comments

    OH, CHRISTMAS TREE!

      

          Believe it or not, this is LNP’s lead story online this afternoon (pictured left). Now, let me say right up front that I am very sorry that this couple lost a tree lest you think I am a grinch. But the lead story?
         The Manheim Township Police Department were very thorough in their investigation and even include the three evidence photos shown above in their press release (click here)!
         And LNP even sent a photographer for another picture with the owner and the bow he tied around the remaining stub. They might even have sent the reporter as well or maybe he just spoke with the owner by phone.
         Don’t you wish LNP would put this much effort into (more important) stories?

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    WHO CAN AFFORD THIS?

    *    Apparently LNP is trying to downplay the city’s 2019 tax increases by having several articles about the growing restaurant scene in the city and their own Marriott Hotel.
           I was intrigued by this sentence from one:
         Amorette, which opened in May, points to its fine-dining menu, sophisticated service and elegant décor.
         So, I decided to look them up. Below is their lunch entrée menu and pricing or you can have three courses for $38.00 (click here):
         The four course prix fixe dinner is $78.00. The seven course tasting menu is $137.00 – but never fear – there is a vegetarian option available for that price.
         Who can afford this except for the Steinman family?

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    — 12-10-18 UPDATE —

    HOW MUCH OF YOUR MONEY?

     A lead story on Lancaster Online this morning (click here).

         How much of your money is LNP using for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel – and why?
    Please check back later today.

    LNP: INVESTIGATE THIS!

    Comments posted under the live-stream of city council’s 2019 budget meeting yesterday on the “See-Thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page.

         Very well said! Hey, Tom Murse, Managing Editor of LNP and the Caucus, why don’t you have your reporters investigate this blatant PA government waste and fraud of the taxpayer’s money?
          Oh, that’s right! You don’t investigate it because you are a direct recipient of the waste and fraud!

  • UPDATE ** – * JUST SAY NO – AGAIN!

    Posted on December 7th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    — Tomorrow is the all important 2019 budget meeting for the city from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in city hall. Tony Dastra will be live-streaming it on his “See-Thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page. —

     

    **   Look how fast a LNP reporter rewrote the DA’s press release. LNP won’t do anything without the DA’s “approval.” Unbelievable and disgraceful!

    PREFERENTIAL
    TREATMENT!

    *     Just posted by DA spokesperson Brett Hambright on Twitter (click here for his press release).

          As reported on this site on Wednesday, they held Jeffrey Lyons’ preliminary hearing one day before it was officially scheduled to avoid press coverage. Karen Connelly’s was held yesterday as scheduled.

    STEDMAN REDUX!

          From today’s LNP article, “District Attorney Craig Stedman, 4 others seeking Republican backing for county judgeship,” (click here).

          From this site when Stedman ran unsuccessfully to be a Superior Court Judge last year:

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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – MAJOR DEVELOPMENT?

    Posted on December 6th, 2018 Becky 17 comments

    BROKE THE LAW REPEATEDLY

          Quite simply, District Attorney Craig Stedman did what any prosecutor should and would do. She broke the law repeatedly and as a result killed two high school students and severely injured another.
         LIP News will follow the case.

    WHY?

         Debra Slaymaker-Walker posting on her son’s Facebook page sometime early this morning after he posted that 2018 has been the worst year of his life.

     

    *   “Precise, accurate driving,” “Sustained reckless driving”
    DA Stedman in his press conference.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    CHARGES FILED

         The below charges were filed against Debra Slaymaker-Walker before District Judge Edward Tobin this morning.

     

    THIS MORNING, 10:45 AM

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – SLEEP ON THIS!

    Posted on December 4th, 2018 Becky 9 comments

    PEOPLE ARE GOING TO JAIL!

          Lancaster’s City Revitalization & Improvement Zone program enjoyed a windfall in 2018, receiving about $6.4 million in revenue.
          The 70 percent increase was well above what local officials had expected.
         The money comes from eligible state and local taxes paid by businesses in the CRIZ zone, and any that’s unused goes back to the state. So, last week the CRIZ authority allocated all of it.
    From the LNP article, “Lancaster CRIZ authority’s $6.4M goes to Lancaster Square projects, stadium, etc.” (click here).     
         So the CRIZ board just decided to be “nice” and hand out $6.4 million including $531,183 more to LNP for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel expansion. I will wait for their application for that additional money I requested in my Right to Know yesterday and then I will be writing every member of the state CRIZ Board, the governor, the attorney general and the Ethics Commission and urge you to do the same.
         This is corruption at the highest levels! This is unimaginable!
         Hey, maybe the Caucus reporters could investigate this because they state they are: “Casting light on Pa. government waste and fraud through relentless, independent investigative reporting.”
         Oops, silly me! They are owned by LNP!
         There will be much more tomorrow.

     

    **   This was just posted on the Manheim Township Police Department’s Crime Watch page (click here):

    From Chief Rudzinski:

         During the early morning hours of October 27, 2018, officers from the Manheim Township Police Department responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 400 Block of Buch Avenue where a vehicle had left the road and then struck a fence and a tree. The officers recognized the driver of the vehicle as Matthew Bender, who is employed by Manheim Township as a police officer, but was off-duty and in his personal vehicle. Due to the circumstances of the crash, the Pennsylvania State Police were requested to conduct the investigation which ultimately led to DUI charges being filed against Bender.

         I cannot comment on the details of the crash investigation because we are not the investigating agency.

         Officer Bender was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the results of both the criminal and an internal investigation. Bender not only has rights under the criminal justice system, but he also has employment rights as well. As a result, I cannot comment on the outcome of the internal investigation, which is a personnel matter.

         I can assure the community that I did not take this matter lightly. This Department maintains a zero-tolerance approach to employees who are involved in violations of the law. Our officers are expected to set the standard and be the example for everyone else. The Manheim Township Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities which we serve, and our employees do an exceptional job on a daily basis to keep all of us safe.

     

    *     I was sent this letter from the state regarding Lancaster’s plan to use the CRIZ for small businesses that was mentioned here yesterday afternoon (thank you!).

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    LNP’S MARRIOTT IS MISSING!

         In a very long 2019 budget presentation at the city council committee meeting last night, Patrick Hopkins presented this slide. Do you know what is missing from this slide regarding large projects partially funded by the CRIZ and providing new tax revenues for the city?
         LNP’s Marriott Hotel and expansion because they are not on the tax-rolls! Unbelievable corruption and theft by LNP!
    You can watch the entire meeting here and please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION NOW!

    Posted on December 3rd, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    HOW DID LNP GET
    EVEN MORE OF YOUR MONEY?

         This question in today:
         Did you ever get that letter from the state concerning use of CRIZ funds for small businesses?
         I have not gotten it and it’s my fault. I requested it today with a Right to Know request. The holidays caught up with me. I will publish it when received.
         I also put in two other Right to Know requests today: One to see if MAW made their October payment on the $1.5 million dollar loan from the city and a request for the application by Penn Square Partners  (LNP and High Industries) for even more CRIZ money ($531,183) for their Marriott hotel expansion.
         I truly do not understand this. I assume they put in an application – or did they just go to the meeting and say, “Hey guys, if you have any ‘extra’ CRIZ money would you give it to us?”
         How and why would they get even more money for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls hotel? As I said this morning, this is sheer corruption and needs to be investigated. I will be writing the PA CRIZ Board for answers! This is an outrage! This is disgusting!

    *******

    LNP: STEALING
    FROM THE PUBLIC!

    Other allocations include:

    • $900,000 for furnishings and fixtures at the convention center, part of the financial rescue package arranged in 2014.
    • $531,183 toward construction of the Marriott hotel expansion.

    From the LNP article, “Lancaster CRIZ authority’s $6.4M goes to Lancaster Square projects, stadium, etc.” (click here).  
         This is simply unbelievable! Why would LNP’s Marriott hotel expansion get another single dime? The corruption in Lancaster is incredible and being led by LNP!
    Please check back later today.

  • THE CURSE OF MURSE?

    Posted on December 2nd, 2018 Becky 14 comments

    WILL LNP BE TRUMPED?

         Oh, happy day! It looks like Knapp is going to sue LNP! Does it get any better than this? No!
         Who do I think fired Knapp? I think it was managing editor Tom Murse. I don’t think anyone else would have the authority to fire a lead reporter of 35 years on the spot. 
         And look at the photograph Murse has on his Facebook page posted in August of 2016. While I have said repeatedly that LNP validates many of Trump’s statements about the press (and they absolutely do), for an editor of a daily newspaper to support this man is beyond all comprehension! Oh, happy day!

  • FIRED ON THE SPOT!

    Posted on December 1st, 2018 Becky 16 comments

    THE DANGERS OF FACEBOOK!

         I can not imagine what Knapp posted on his personal Facebook page that would get him fired on the spot?

  • ** – * MORE MONEY, MAYOR SORACE?

    Posted on November 30th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    THE COLLUSION
    BETWEEN DA STEDMAN
    & LNP IS UNBELIEVABLE!

    Stedman (at the podium), then Police Chief Keith Sadler behind him and former Mayor Gray to the right.

         I would note that the Lancaster Newspapers, the editorial board, did a nice editorial on this illustrating the challenges of domestic violence and the scope of the problem.
    District Attorney Craig Stedman in his press conference today.
         Oh, the hypocrisy and collusion of the DA and the Lancaster Newspapers is simply unbelievable! Yes, Stedman, LNP did a very nice job of withholding from the public the vital information that their police chief of many years was accused of domestic violence in a book by his ex-wife.
         And since Stedman knew LNP was going to keep that information from the public, to keep Mayor Gray happy and funneling money to LNP’s Marriott Hotel, Stedman never once said a word about former Police Chief Keith Sadler and domestic violence!

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    **    In conclusion, District Attorney Stedman notes this case is a reminder of the ongoing serious threat and pervasive issue of domestic violence in our communities. District Attorney Stedman strongly encourages victims, especially those with children, to seek help and protection; friends, neighbors, and family members of those being abused cannot ignore the warning signs and indicators of domestic violence. Victims, for a variety of reasons, are often tentative to seek help on their own. If the signs are there, take action. It absolutely could be life-saving action.
    From the DA’s press release, “DA Review: Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting of Man who Had Gun to Woman’s Head,” (click here).

     

    * Today – 11:30 am.

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    BREACHING
    JOURNALISM ETHICS!

              

         Shares of Marriott tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell.
    From the above article (click here).
         Peggy Steinman, owner of LNP and the downtown Marriott, must be having a bad day! Will she go running to the mayor and city council for even more money?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHAT IS GOING ON?

    Posted on November 29th, 2018 Becky 13 comments

    WHEN WILL
    CHARGES BE FILED? – 3

        

         Yesterday, it was announced that charges were filed against a RRTA bus driver from an accident the week before in which a pedestrian was injured. There still have not been any charges filed against Debra Slaymaker-Walker for an accident she caused that killed two high school students over a month ago on October 26th.
         The picture on the right is of District Attorney Craig Stedman’s spokesman, Brett Hambright, on the horrific accident scene the day the two students were killed.
          Where are the charges? Where is a follow-up from the DA’s office?
         Will anyone in Lancaster see that justice is applied equally and that justice is done?
    *******

    LNP GOES TO THE DOGS!

        

    ***  LNP – you can not expect people to pay for a subscription when your lead story online is about a pet bakery opening!
           And is this over the top and ridiculous or am I wrong (the picture on the right is from their Instagram page – click here)?  Do dogs and cats really care if their food and snacks looks like human food? A strawberry? Really? I wonder how much they cost…

    **   And a name from the past showed up on Knapp’s Facebook page:

    *    LNP has a new “digital editor” and this was posted on their Facebook page yesterday:

    LNP DUMPS KNAPP

    Former LNP reporter Tom Knapp on his Facebook page yesterday.

    Please check back later today.

  • UPDATE *** BREAKING *** – TERRIBLE CITY MANAGEMENT!

    Posted on November 28th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    — I am doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will return tomorrow. A note: Two comments came in from the same person last night – one extremely long (a rant!) – arguing that mugshots are unconstitutional to begin with. After some thought I approved them late this afternoon and they are under the post immediately below this one.

    **   It’s one of those days when extremely serious news “conflicts” with a totally different kind of news and because of the confines of this site’s layout they get mashed together.
         Back to the topic of this morning’s first post: The folks on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page are not one bit happy about the tax increases, to put in mildly! But this commenter took an inventive entrepreneurial approach to the bad news:

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    **   The below was just posted on Imir Williams’ Facebook page. I hope the money is for the Lancaster County Court system because you still owe them a lot of money!

     

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    WOMAN BEATER WILLIAMS!

          “Billboard Gee” was formerly known as “Mir Kat” and his real name is Imir Williams. He is a woman beater. He beat “Amish Mafia” actress Esther Schmucker severely several times. This man should not be at the BET Awards!
    Please stay tuned for this developing story.

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    OPEN YOUR WALLETS!

    From page A-5 of today’s LNP print edition (click here to read the story online).

         Yup! Everything is going up! So it begins.
         And once again, LNP was given and “approved” this information prior to last night’s city council meeting where Mayor Sorace announced her budget for 2019 because LNP had their above chart all ready to go.
         Also, Randy Patterson is retiring in June; Councilman Pete Soto was missing again last night; Tony Dastra made a plea and Councilman Chris Ballentine is a joke.
    You can watch last night’s meeting here and please check back later today.

  • UPDATE – TWO CHILDREN DEAD; ONE SEVERELY INJURED – 2

    Posted on November 27th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

         There is a city council meeting tonight. It is also “Giving Tuesday.” Tony Dastra, who live-streams the meetings on his “See-Thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page, has a GoFundMe account (click here).

     

    STEDMAN: I DON’T
    CARE IF YOU ARE RAPED! – 2

    ***  Just a quick note about yesterday’s post regarding a Right to Know request for a mugshot of Jesus Rosario who is charged with rape.
           I published District Attorney Craig Stedman’s denial letter on this site on October 26th and it is here. I am not appealing the decision because at this point it would require an attorney to do so. Perhaps at a later date I can challenge his ridiculous, preposterous refusal to provide mugshots. 
         If you recall there was this story from LNP also from October 26th, “Office of Open Records rules for LNP in dispute over autopsy & toxicology reports,” (click here):        
        The county has 30 days to appeal to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, and has indicated it plans the do so. That court is currently handling the county’s appeal on a similar request filed by PennLive.
         LNP is piggybacking on PennLive who is far ahead of LNP in their appeal but it is worth noting that both have hired the same law firm to argue their cases. There will be more on this at a later date.

     

    **     I am well aware of this lie filled debacle going on. Please give me time to adequately address it!

      

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    *    In case you think these two stories on Lancaster Online are the same case and someone made a mistake – no – these are two different women. Mountville is apparently a hotbed for theft!
         I’m not sure why they even bothered to arrest these women. White women can steal in Lancaster County! This site has proven that.
         They will cry; they will get probation and the judge will sternly order them to pay restitution which they will never do.
         But just out of interest, LIP News will follow the cases of these two women.
         Heather Hartman (more than $50k and no mugshot) is free on $50,000 unsecured bail, of course! They haven’t even set bail for Crystal L. Roten (over $75k and a mugshot) so what is going on there? But she did have enough money to hire a private attorney so it’s doubtful she will see a single day in jail!
         It’s good to be white in Lancaster County!    

    WHEN WILL
    CHARGES BE FILED? – 2

         The silence of the entire establishment is both deafening and suspect.
    Part of a comment into this site about Debra Slaymaker-Walker immediately below.
         Exactly. It’s a sure sign something is going down and it is not good.
         And where is LNP? They hire these young reporters straight out of college and then teach them to never question the DA or the police. And as reporters they defy the public trust and don’t go to these public officials and demand answers but wait for them to issue a press release. And if they don’t issue a press release – then they forget about it and move on to the next story.
         It is an absolute disgrace what LNP has done to journalism in Lancaster County.
    Please check back later today.

  • * LETTUCE REMAIN CALM…

    Posted on November 25th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    LNP: FAITHLESS TO
    THE PUBLIC TRUST!

         — Knowledge of journalism principles and ethics, among them, clarity, organization, succinctness and story-telling techniques, with knowledge of Associated Press style.
    From LNP’s current ad for a “Site Producer” (click here).
         What a disgrace! I didn’t know that “clarity, organization, succinctness and story-telling techniques” were important parts of journalism principles and ethics codes!
         In fact, they don’t appear anywhere in the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) “Principles of Journalism” (click here). I wonder what ethics code LNP hands their new employees? Do they have a code of journalism ethics? If they do, it must be drastically different from every other one in this country!
         Last week I  published “Article I” of the ASNE principles. Today, I am including Articles II and III. LNP breaks these every single day. Every single day! And I would point out this sentence from Article I:
         Newsmen and women who abuse the power of their professional role for selfish motives or unworthy purposes are faithless to that public trust.
         LNP is faithless to the public trust and that is why this site exists!

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    LIP NEWS IS BACK!

         The above headline was on Lancaster Online for several days. There’s a time  for bad puns and there’s a time for serious headlines.  LNP totally missed the mark on this one!
           But romaine calm: LIP News is back to take them to task!

  • 11-21-18 UPDATE – YOUR STAFF SHOULD REFLECT THE COMMUNITY YOU COVER!

    Posted on November 20th, 2018 Becky 4 comments
    UPDATE 11-21-18 – The below email in response to my question of when Raymond  Corll will be sent back to prison to complete his sentence:
    *
    Dear Ms. Holzinger,
     
    Corll has 14 days to seek reargument before the Superior Court and 30 days to seek review before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; so, there is still a wait involved.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Christopher J. Schmidt
    Deputy Attorney General

    WHEN WILL CORLL
    FINISH HIS PRISON SENTENCE?

    Raymond Corll

         Former Lancaster city police Sgt. Ray Corll posted bail Tuesday, allowing him to be released from prison while his case is under appeal.
    From the June 28th, 2017 LNP article, “Former Lancaster city police Sgt. Ray Corll released on bail during appeals process,” (click here).       
         Corll lost that appeal today. When will he be recommitted to prison to finish his sentence? When I receive an answer to that question, I will publish it here.
         The District Attorney’s Office did not address this very important issue in their press release today, and hence LNP has not either (click here for the DA’s release).
         The woman who answered the phone in President Judge Dennis Reinaker’s office late this afternoon said she “is not sure when he will be recommitted.” She put me on hold and then came back and said Corll can now appeal to the Supreme Court of PA.
         That takes time. Will Corll be recommitted and when? Someone has to know! Again, if I get an answer I will publish it when received.
         I will also come back to the LNP story pictured left when this site comes back from Thanksgiving break on Sunday, November 25th (click here for the LNP story).
         Can you even imagine LNP not questioning when Corll will be returned to prison to complete his sentence? Unbelievable!

     

    ***  The beginning of the Superior Court’s 24 page memorandum issued today and affirming Raymond Corll’s conviction and sentence by the Lancaster County Court. When will Corll be taken back to jail to finish his sentence?

    WHEN WILL CORLL
    GO BACK TO JAIL?

         The final page of the Superior Court’s decision in Raymond Corll’s appeal is below. When will he be taken back to jail to finish his sentence?

    CORLL LOSES APPEAL

         The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld former Lancaster City Police Sgt. Raymond Corll’s conviction and sentence by the Lancaster County Court. Corll has lost his appeal.

    CORRECTION

    *    Roxanne of the Superior Court of PA said by phone today that the court has affirmed that they are not changing anything that occurred in Corll’s trial in Lancaster County. It would appear that Corll has lost his appeal.

        She stated the court issued a 24 page memorandum regarding the case and in her brief perusal told me the Superior Court has affirmed the decision of the Lancaster County Court – and thus, once again, it appears Corll has lost. I am working to absolutely confirm this.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

          There has been a decision today in former Lancaster Police Sgt. Raymond Corll’s appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. It appears his appeal of his conviction has been approved regarding simple assault. His docket simply says “Yes” (click here).
         Stay tuned for this developing story.

    WHAT ABOUT YOU, LNP?

    From today’s LNP editorial titled online, “Racist expressions of hate cannot be waved away,” (click here).
     
         Well, isn’t that special? The LNP editorial board gets up on their high horses and talk about race and hate! Why don’t you tell the public the racial and ethnic make-up of your news and editorial staff, LNP? You do not have a single black reporter or editor on your staff and you have one recently hired Hispanic reporter.
         As I’ve been saying on this site for over 14 years now: Racism in Lancaster County begins with the Lancaster Newspapers.
  • ** – * PROTECT YOUR KIDS…

    Posted on November 19th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

     —  Taking a break this afternoon. LIP News will publish briefly tomorrow and then go on Thanksgiving break until  Sunday, November 25 when daily publishing will resume.  —

    **   You can’t take the below comments down, LNP managing editor Tom Murse, because they are on the city’s Facebook page and not yours and you have no control over them!
         You are a disgrace to the community and journalism, Murse! I hope when the Attorney General investigates we find out how much money MAW paid LNP for your silence!

    LANCITY DISCONNECT!

    *     Thank you to a commenter for clueing me in on the below post on the city Facebook page. Unbelievable! Over $5 million dollars for nothing!

    ******

    FROM LNP!

    The editorial headline in today’s LNP print edition.

         This should read: Protect your kids from LNP! Seriously.
    Please check back later today.

  • ** – * “LANCASTER COUNTY’S BEST VALUES?”

    Posted on November 18th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    LNP & JANESCH
    LIE BY OMISSION – AGAIN!

    **   There is not one mention in today’s glowing front page Sunday News article on Representative Bryan Cutler about him moonlighting as an attorney. Not one, LNP reporter Sam Janesch (pictured left)! Did you forget about LNP’s big investigative story on legislators moonlighting (see the links below)?
         This was published on this site on July 30, 2017 (the original is here):

    —  Click here for Bryan Cutler’s attorney page on Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP’s website.

    —  Click here for Gil Smart’s LNP article from March of 2009, “Cutler hangs a second shingle – Legislator working part time as attorney.”

    —  Click here for LNP’s July 2017 article, “MOONLIGHTING LAWMAKERS – 130 of 253 Pennsylvania House and Senate members earn income from other sources; Does moonlighting create conflict of interest?”

    —  Click here for LNP’s editorial from August of 2017, “Moonlighting lawmakers should be a concern to Pennsylvania taxpayers.”           

     

         A gun target being used as campaign promotional material for Bryan Cutler at the Solanco Fair in September of 2014. This was less than a year after Cutler’s brother-in-law shot his two-month-old daughter dead on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013.

    CAN LNP GO ANY LOWER?

    Today’s LNP editorial (click here).

        When you think LNP can’t go any lower, they do! What an absolute disgrace!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – LNP ONLY SERVES THEMSELVES!

    Posted on November 16th, 2018 Becky 10 comments

    THE NEWS AND EVENTS
    THAT SHAPE LIFE

         I am making a list of everything LNP has either not covered or slanted for their own economic gain and to ensure a white and elite leadership in the county and city. They are not a “community newspaper!” That will be coming.
         But besides the lawsuit against the House of Pizza, they have also failed to cover two very significant federal lawsuits in the last month. They are below along with a link to the coverage on this site. Why hasn’t LNP informed the public of these lawsuits? The headline above is from one of LNP’s own ads for themselves.


    (Click here)


    (Click here)

    *******
    **   As a reminder, the “Material Facts” from Benson’s lawsuit against the House of Pizza which settled on November 9th (see immediately below) are republished below. LNP has never mentioned this lawsuit.

    SETTLEMENT REACHED

    *    A settlement was reached in the federal lawsuit of Philip Benson v. the House of Pizza on November 9th (see below and click here for his complaint).
    His attorney, Caroline Hope Miller of the Philadelphia law firm of Derek Smith Law Group PLLC, would only say by phone this morning that the matter has been “resolved.” Asked if Benson was pleased with the outcome she stated, “He is happy he can put the matter behind him and that all parties came to a satisfactory resolution agreement.”

    *******

    NO, NO, NO!

            

  • * LNP SUPPORTS THE CORRUPTION…

    Posted on November 15th, 2018 Becky No comments

    — Wow! This was unexpected! Snow day! —

    BECAUSE THE
    MONEY GOES TO THEM!

         When is LNP going to report this lawsuit????
         Just as importantly……..when is LNP going to become a real newspaper and not just a spin doctor for PSP, the D.A’s office, the Mayor’s office and the Police Department????
         Don’t hold your breath!!!!
    This comment in several days ago.
         They defy everything journalism is supposed to stand for and have been doing so for years. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the corruption in Lancaster County is simply astonishing.
    Please check back later today.

  • & SORACE SNAPS AND NAME RELEASED

    Posted on November 14th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    — Taking a break this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow. —

    DID YOU TELL HIM, TOM?

              

                             Sam Janesch                           Tom Murse
    *
         There was a messy, sloppy city council meeting last night and Mayor Danene Sorace snapped at commenters. She is in over her head! You can watch the video here and there will be more to come.

    Slaymaker-Walker

         Investigators say the Nissan sedan was driven by 56-year-old Donna Woodall from Atlantic City. 

    ABC-6, “21 hurt after car crashes into Egg Harbor Twp., NJ Social Security office,” (click here).
         The driver’s name was released just hours after this horrific accident yesterday. Imagine that? Compare the release of her name to the recent deadly accident that killed two high school students in Lancaster.
         And did LNP managing editor Tom Murse tell his reporter Sam Janesch how LNP lied and covered for Representative Bryan Cutler and District Attorney Craig Stedman when G. Scott Davis shot his two-month-old daughter dead on Christmas Eve several years ago? Did you tell your new reporter, Tom?
    See immediately below and please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * THERE WAS NO RIOT…

    Posted on November 13th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

                    

    * ARTICLE I Responsibility
         The primary purpose of gathering and distributing news and opinion is to serve the general welfare by informing the people and enabling them to make judgments on the issues of the time. Newsmen and women who abuse the power of their professional role for selfish motives or unworthy purposes are faithless to that public trust. The American press was made free not just to inform or just to serve as a forum for debate but also to bring an independent scrutiny to bear on the forces of power in the society, including the conduct of official power at all levels of government.

    From the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Statement of Principles (click here).

     

    BUT THERE IS A LAWSUIT!

    — AND LNP WITHHOLDS
    IT ALL FROM THE PUBLIC —

         The below was published on this site on May 21st of this year and the original is here.
         Now a federal lawsuit has been filed against Officers Jake Bingham and Timothy Sinnott arising from a different incident on March 22nd.
         And LNP remains silent and doesn’t do their journalistic duty to inform the public about two men the public pays to protect and serve them.
         The unbelievable and blatant racism at LNP and their failure to protect all members of our society is shocking and has been going on for years.
          Anyone who is employed by that phony, corrupt, greedy and racist company is not a journalist. And if you think you are, go read a journalism code of ethics and learn the truth. You aren’t even decent human beings.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – LANCASTER IS BECOMING KNOWN…

    Posted on November 12th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

         I am reporting LNP this afternoon. You might want to as well (click here).

     

    FOR IT’S RACIST
    & VIOLENT POLICE FORCE!

         THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN VIEWED IN EXCESS OF 6 MILLION TIMES
         A FEDERAL LAWSUIT WAS FILED FOR SEAN WILLIAMS BY BRIAN R MILDENBERG AND CO-COUNSEL
         IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA ON JULY 2, 2018, IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
    From the Mildenberg Law Firm website (click here).
         In fact, the lawsuit is front and center on the home page of their website (see above).
         Brian Mildenberg is also the lead attorney for Ronald Brian Gray’s federal lawsuit against the Lancaster City Police Department and Officers Jake Bingham and Tomothy Sinnott (see Saturday’s post below for the “Statement of Facts” from the lawsuit filed on October 24th of this year).
         When is LNP going to report on this lawsuit? When will something be done about the Lancaster City Police Force?

    Please check back later today.

  • WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN…

    Posted on November 11th, 2018 Becky 17 comments

    WHEN THE LANCASTER
    POLICE CHIEF WAS
    A DOMESTIC ABUSER?

        These are the opening sentences to “section 2” of today’s Sunday News editorial about child sexual abuse and domestic violence (click here).
         The hypocrisy of this has me so angry today that I will have to come back to it tomorrow.
         And one of the biggest hypocrites and liars, LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy, goes on a Twitter fest every day! Look at her statistics! Forty or more tweets and retweets a day! Who is she trying to impress? Ain’t nobody gonna hire a liar and hypocrite like you!
         Screenshot of her Twitter account taken at 7:30 am yesterday morning:

     

  • “RACIALLY PROFILED”

    Posted on November 10th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    SHOCKINGLY VIOLENT

       

                          Officers Jake Bingham (left) and Timothy Sinnott

         The “Statement of Facts” from the federal lawsuit filed October 24 by Ronald Brian Gray against the Lancaster City Police Department and Officers Jake Bingham and Timothy Sinnott is below.