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  • ** – * PRIORITIES?

    Posted on January 10th, 2016 Becky 10 comments


    **   This exchange on Lancaster Online (click here) really sets me off! Ms. Stauffer, Hawkes most certainly does do spin! (Click here for, “Verdict, it seems, already is in for downtown project” – just one example of many!) You weren’t at LNP during the initial phase of the convention center, were you? Every single LNP “journalist” had to do spin! 
         And now they will have to do it again with the Marriott “extension.” It flies against every journalism code of ethics in this country and if you’d like a copy to read, I’d be happy to mail you one!
         And yes, Hawkes said homelessness was eradicated for vets – click here for, “Number of homeless Lancaster County veterans reaches zero, officials say.”
         If you want to put “Journalist” behind your name, Ms. Stauffer, you cannot work for LNP!


    *   Tweeted by LNP Sports Editor Chris Otto last night following the two NFL playoff games.
         Interesting. Otto has the best Twitter feed of any LNP reporter or editor – and it’s not just sports! LNP should make him their Executive Editor!




    Roda14      With everything that happened this week, LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda wants you to watch the eight second video of a fireman giving a cat oxygen (click here)!
         What is wrong with the picture?
    Please check back later today.

  • ** – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – IT’S NOT RIGHT!

    Posted on January 8th, 2016 Becky 18 comments

    ***  This site was down for most of the day. It came back up about 9:00 pm and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it stays up! LIP News will be back tomorrow.

    **    My webhost is doing emergency maintenance on their servers and have advised that websites on those servers will be down. That includes this one. It is not your computer or this website that is causing the problem. I apologize – it does not happen often. I will try to keep you informed.

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***


    Anthony Maglietta

        Anthony Maglietta, the owner of Molly’s Pub, has been arrested and charged with, “Aggravated Assault, Criminal Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Assault, Obstructing Administration of Law, and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence. He was arrested on Jan 5, 2016 and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $300,000.00 bail. He later posted bail and was released.”
    Click here for the police press release. 


    White women can      Former LNP columnist Carol Petersen posting on Facebook under the LNP story, “Club treasurer gets house arrest for stealing $123,000 in charity funds,” (click here).

          No, it’s not right and everyone knows it except LNP! Where’s your editorial, LNP? Why haven’t you called this Judge out for this disgusting sentence? You have an editorial every day. Why don’t you tell the Lancaster County Judges that this type of white privilege is not acceptable? Enough is enough!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on January 7th, 2016 Becky 5 comments


       The Lancaster Police released a fourth video this morning of a man stealing items from a car on December 11th in the 100 block of North Franklin Street  – click here for LNP’s, “Watch: City theft suspect caught on surveillance video, police seek tips.”
        Why this particular incident was released is unknown. Also unknown is why it took the police almost a month to release it.
         Below are some of the comments under the article on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page. There will be more tomorrow.

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    Pagan8Posted by Manuel Pagan, “Young Zoma,” on his Facebook page.

    *    You ain’t Jesus, buddy! You are out of jail on $25,000 cash bail put up by bail bondsman Zeke Kopeika. I suggest you take your butt to the police station and tell them who shot you!




    safety1      Katelyn Smith of WGAL explains why the police have put up three – count them three – videos of criminals they are seeking on social media. The 161 cameras have been in place in the city for over six years. The DA’s office pays the “Safety Coalition” $100,000 a year in taxpayer’s money and the city also pays them $100,000 a year (this year it’s more than that for the city). There are too many unsolved murders, shootings, stabbings and robberies to count.
          And over six years later, Smith is impressed that the police have recently released a total of three videos to the public!
         Are these WGAL reporters smart or what?
       Click here for, “Police turn to new software, social media to solve crimes,” and please check back later today.


    Posted on January 6th, 2016 Becky 6 comments


    A still from Pagan’s one YouTube video, “Lonely.”
         Transcript of the opening to Manuel Pagan (“Young Zona”) and WGAL’s Meredith Jorgensen in front of Shenk’s Café in the video piece, “Man who survived Lancaster shooting talks to News 8,” (click here):
    Pagan – He came from this direction right here. He got his hand in his pocket. You know, he looked kind of aggressive, agitated, so in my mind I’m like let me try and get away from this individual.
    Jorgensen (voice over) – Seconds later someone shot the Lancaster recording artist known as “Young Zona” in the chest.
         And Jorgensen never asks Pagan for a description of the man. Pagan, less than a week after being shot says, “I forgive you” to his shooter. He states on Facebook that he doesn’t know who shot him and he doesn’t care.  And in his one song on YouTube, the “recording artist” features a gun. Is that the message he is trying to send?
       And once again, Jorgesen, whose job is to inform and protect the public, never asks for a description of the man. And Pagan says he doesn’t care. So if this man shoots one of Pagan’s children tomorrow by accident, that will be okay with him and he will forgive him again?
         This is quite seriously one of the most despicable TV pieces I have ever seen. There is a shooter on the loose. A shooter who shot this man in the chest trying to kill him. Pagan claims he won’t “retaliate” and Jorgesen is so immensely impressed she doesn’t ask him who he would “retaliate” against.
         Who will the shooter kill tomorrow? Where are the Lancaster police?    


         Manuel Pagan, who was shot in the chest last Wednesday and was the subject of a piece on WGAL-TV yesterday, posted this on his Facebook page about my story yesterday afternoon:

    Pagan7      This story brought more traffic than any other in a long time and I will come back to it later today. What exactly is his “message?”


        The LNP editorial board did their usual and praised to the highest retiring Lancaster County Detective and former Lancaster Police Chief Michael Landis (click here). And after a 45-year career, they again mention the Swarr case from 1979! As I stated yesterday (click here):
         This is NOT an example of good police work and Michael Landis was NOT good at his job. That is why there are so many unsolved murders in Lancaster County!
         I remember Landis from the Lancaster Lynching story and the Lancaster Police certainly did not solve that crime. LNP has been lying and covering up for terrible, racist police work for years.


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         And there is yet another white woman can steal in Lancaster County story (click here). I’ll also come back to this later today.


    Posted on January 5th, 2016 Becky 25 comments



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    Pagan2Pagan, left, with Jorgensen and a man named Carlif Green in a photo from Pagan’s Facebook page.

         This is simply unbelievable! Unbelievable! There is a shooter on the loose who shot this man, Manuel Pagan, in the chest last Wednesday and WGAL’s Meredith Jorgonsen does not ask him for a description.
         Pagan says he will not “retaliate.” What a heck of a guy! So does Pagan know who shot him? How could he “retaliate” unless he knows?
         Where is the description of his shooter, Meredith? You are supposed to be in the news business – not the music promotion business! Where is your interview with the police to ask why his shooter has not been arrested or at the very least why a description has not been released to the public?
         And, as to his being a “Lancaster recording artist,” Pagan, known as “Young Zona,” needs to get a day job to support his four kids.
         If you must, you can click here for his  “Lonely,” that’s played on the WGAL video (not suitable for children) and here for his Instagram page. That is the extent of what I could find for this “recording artist” on the internet.
         There is no excuse for this WGAL and Meredith! No excuse at all! There is a shooter on the loose!

  • * SIX YEARS…

    Posted on January 5th, 2016 Becky 3 comments



    Michael Landis

    *    Something that got lost in the holidays was this article by LNP reporter Sam Janesch, “County’s top investigator, former city police chief retires,” (click here).
         Janesch, who just graduated from Penn State last year, lists a total of two crimes Michael Landis “solved” in his 45-year law enforcement career. And one of those is the deaths of Horace and Mary Swarr:
         He led the way in high-profile arrests throughout his career, notably in the 1979 killings of Horace and Mary Swarr in their home on West Walnut Street. Four Maryland men were eventually convicted of murder and another pleaded guilty to planning the crime, according to the district attorney’s office.
         LNP uses this case over and over and they used it when former Lancaster City Detective and later County Detective Joseph P. Geesey retired. There’s only one problem with this – they were not “killed” – it was police error and that was outlined in a Letter to the Editor of LNP that was also published on this site (click here):
         The perpetrators did not intend for them to die. The police went to the wrong house!
         This is NOT an example of good police work and Michael Landis was NOT good at his job. That is why there are so many unsolved murders in Lancaster County!
         Would someone at LNP finally get the facts correct on this case? It’s your job!   



    safety1     The Lancaster City Police have posted a third video of wanted perpetrators on their YouTube channel and it is below (click here). Have the police finally learned how to use the 161 “Safety Coalition” cameras that were installed years ago supposedly exactly for this reason? Will they post the thousands of videos they have of unsolved murders and crimes over the last six years?
    Please check back later today.

  • ** – * A NEW YEAR – A NEW FOCUS!

    Posted on January 4th, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    ** Something strange and from years ago on this website has come up yet again. I am spending the afternoon looking into it.



    Posted by Lancaster City Police Officer Jonathan Caple on “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page under a link to my story immediately below.

    *    Yes, Mr. Caple, and today a 19-year-old black man is going to stand in Penn Square at noon with a legal, loaded assault rifle and we’ll see what happens.
         Instead of posting on forums (remember you told a grieving family member that with the “Safety Coalition” cameras it’s “pure luck” if they catch the perpetrators – click here for “CAPLE IS A COP!”), maybe you should be trying to solve all of these unsolved murders, shootings and robberies. It’s not “pure luck” when every Turkey Hill has surveillance cameras!
          I’ve heard an awful lot about you and your brother, Matt, who is also a Lancaster City Police Officer.  There’s a lot of nepotism on that force! Did someone mention parking tickets being withdrawn?


     Rick was the mayor Gray
    Who cheered the bicycle lane.
    When asked about crime
    He hadn’t the time
    No comment no nothing to say…

    This comment in under “UNCLEAR IF ARREST MADE” (click here).

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          No arrest has been made and LNP reporter Jennifer Todd tells us absolutely nothing new in her article on page A-3 of today’s print edition (click here for the story online). It is beyond ridiculous and disgusting.
         With a new year, this has to change. The Mayor has to show concern for his citizens and tackle the total incompetency of his police department. He has to stop worrying about a $4.7 million bicycle lane and get these killers and shooters off the street. He needs to do it now! And LNP has to hold the police accountable – now!
      Manuel Pagan2    Where is the description of the man the shooting victim, Manuel Pagan (pictured left), spoke with? This was in a bar! How many people witnessed it? Where are their reports and descriptions? Have the police lifted a finger to solve this shooting? What does the mayor have to say about it? What does Police Chief Sadler have to say about it?


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         Remember the woman who stole the donation jar right before Christmas – click here for, “Suspect in theft of Salvation Army donation jar identified after police get tips.” The Lancaster police actually put up her picture and the public identified her! That’s the way police work should be done!
         So what’s her name and has she been charged? Where is the follow-up by the police and LNP?
         And this is tucked away in the January 1 police log (click here):

    LANCASTER: A man wearing black clothing and a black mask displayed a gun and demanded money just after 2 a.m. Dec. 30 at Turkey Hill, 870 Manor St. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
         Turkey Hills have cameras! Where are the photos of this robber? Where are they?
         Mayor Gray and Police Chief Sadler, you have a lot of questions to answer in this New Year!
    Please check back later today.

    Posted on January 3rd, 2016 Becky 17 comments


    * Thanks to galty, LIP News and Lancaster have made an English forum that includes the below video (click here). Thanks, galty!



         Yesterday, this man attending an anti-refugee rally in Lancaster, was not originally carrying a gun. A verbal confrontation broke out between two rally members on opposing sides of the issue and he (identified by LNP as a “US Marine injured while deployed to the Middle East”) went to his car and came back and stood with an assault rifle. The Lancaster Police reportedly did nothing.


        Are we going to allow individuals to carry assault rifles in public and particularly at a rally that got slightly heated? The LNP story is here and in their photograph you can see he has the assault rifle. Why hasn’t this been mentioned by other media and LNP? Why didn’t the police do something? What does Mayor Gray think of a man at a rally in his city carrying an assault rifle? What are we allowing America to become?

    (Pictures courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page.)

    Please check back later today.

  • **** – *** – ** – * HAPPENING TODAY!

    Posted on January 2nd, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    **** The video of the shouting match leading to the man getting his gun is on YouTube here.

    *** He had a really big gun! The rally ended peacefully and I am told the police did not approach or question this man. (Photo courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page. Also see below.)


    **  After a verbal argument between two members on opposite sides of the refugee issue today in Lancaster, this anti-man went to his car and came back with a gun. (Picture courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page. He will have many more pictures and video coming soon – click here).


    * 12:09 pm – The pro-refugees vastly outnumber the anti. Pro-Rally at Musser Park. (Photo courtesy of Eliot White).

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  • Posted on January 1st, 2016 Becky No comments

    New Year


    Posted on December 31st, 2015 Becky 11 comments

    * The Lancaster Police have issued a brief update on the shooting – click here.


    Manuel Pagan

         Manuel Pagan (above) was shot last night in the 500 block of East Chestnut Street near Shenk’s Café at approximately 10:30 pm. He reportedly drove himself to Lancaster General Hospital. His condition is unknown. A man who showed up at the hospital shortly thereafter was arrested by police. His name and the reason for his arrest are unknown at this time.

    Shooting 12-30(The photo of Pagan is from Facebook and the other photo is courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page. There is also a video up, “WITNESS ACCOUNT OF SHOOTING OF CITY MAN,” (click here).


    Posted on December 30th, 2015 Becky 2 comments
         What a huge day in our country’s history.
         LIP News will publish briefly tomorrow morning and then go on holiday break until Sunday when daily publishing will resume.



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    **    A Toyota driven by a 82-year-old woman just crashed into a business at 1372 Harrisburg Pike. According to a witness at the scene, the woman is okay.

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    (Pictures courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page.)



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    Shady Maple

       From today’s LNP print edition on page B-3, Chris Timothy Myers was sentenced to one to five years in state prison for stealing $600.00 by Judge Donald Totaro (click here).

    Shady Maple1       In June of this year, Tina Taylor Spellman was sentenced to 10 years of probation for stealing over $200,000.00 by Judge Dennis Reinaker (click here).

          Who watches the judges in Lancaster County? No one!
    Please click here for “WHITE WOMEN CAN…” and check back later today.

  • ** – * UPDATED – LNP & HIGH!

    Posted on December 29th, 2015 Becky 3 comments

    ** Doing some research this afternoon – back tomorrow.



         * In the LNP top ten stories list for 2015, this is number 10 (click here):
         No. 10 — Lancaster County announces number of homeless vets falls to zero  (109 votes).
         Reporter Jeff Hawkes shared the good news in September: The number of homeless veterans in Lancaster County fell to zero over the summer, hitting a federal goal early and highlighting progress toward ending all homelessness here.
         The above picture was taken last night by the county courthouse. He told the photographer he is a veteran. He’s there every night. Maybe Hawkes could check it out?
    [Picture is courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page. Click here to see video.]


         Will there ever be an end to pouring more money down the Con Center/Hotel toilet?????
         Why must hardworking taxpayers continue to be fleeced of their dollars, just to support the Lancaster Elite????
    A comment under the piece, “City taxpayers guarantee $6.08 in ‘grants’ to convention center and private shopping center,” (click here).
         It will not end as long as LNP has their hands in the till. Just before Christmas, they posted this article by Tim Stuhldreher very briefly online, “CRIZ authority secures $6.08 million loan,” (click here). From the article:

         In theory, city taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $445,000 a year for 25 years, or $11 million in all, if the authority is unable to meet the debt service.
         City and authority officials say they don’t expect that to happen, because CRIZ program will generate the needed money.
         They are optimistic about that even though the first-year yield of state taxes was disappointing: just $2,870, compared with local CRIZ revenue of $126,988.

         As someone said to me in an email with a link to the LNP article:
         “Merry Christmas LNP and High!  What a bunch of crooks;  the schools suffer, these bastards thrive.
         Crooks, indeed! LNP needs to pack their bags and get out of town! What an absolute disgrace!
    Please check back later today.

    Posted on December 28th, 2015 Becky 4 comments


         Since the Lancaster Police have charged William Clark with attempted murder for yesterday’s shooting, I thought I would have some fun this afternoon. (Clark has not been captured – if you have any information please contact the police as indicated below).


       LNP finally caught on to Jon Gosselin and the comments under their Facebook page have been priceless. This is perhaps my favorite:

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         In the photo of yesterday’s shooting scene below there is a rather remarkable picture of a woman with red hair and, um, unusual pants. Her face is pictured below along with a meme about her (yoga?) pants posted to a social media page.

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    William Anthony Clark, 22


    On Sunday, December 27th, shortly before 3:40 pm, Officers were dispatched to the 100 Blk S. Marshall St, the area of East End and Marshall for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim, a 32 year old Lancaster Township man, suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and leg and he was subsequently transported to the hospital for emergency treatment of his wounds. Officers located witnesses, some of which were conveyed to the Police Station, where they were interviewed by Detectives. Video footage in the area of the shooting was also examined and Detectives processed the Crime Scene as well.  

    As a result of the investigation, Detective Tom Ginder charged the below Suspect with the following Offenses before MDJ Wilwerth and he obtained a Warrant for the arrest of this suspect…. 

    William Anthony Clark, 22
    1st Blk W. New St
    Lancaster, Pa.
    5’5” 150-160 lbs

    Charges: Criminal Attempt (to commit Homicide, F-1, 2 Counts);
    Aggravated Assault (F-1, 2 Counts);
    VUFA-Persons not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transport Firearms (F-2, 1 Count);
    VUFA-Firearms not to be Carried w/o a License (F-3, 2 Counts);
    Terroristic Threats (M-1, 2 Counts). 

    The investigation revealed that this shooting was as a result of a verbal altercation between the victims(there was a 35 year old City man with the wounded victim) and the suspect, which occurred nearby on S. Ann St, shortly prior to the shooting taking place. It was also determined that the suspect shot at both victims, striking the one, near a vehicle, which was parked in the 100 Blk S. Marshall St(near the corner of East End and Marshall) and then fled south in the 100 Blk S. Marshall St. Detective Ginder obtained a Warrant for the suspect Sunday evening and Police are asking for the public’s help in locating this suspect. The suspect should be considered Armed and Dangerous.   

    Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website,, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

    (Click here) 


         Waiting for a speedy arrest in yesterday’s daylight shooting – click here for LNP’s, “Man shot in arm, leg in Lancaster.”
         Please also see the post immediately below and check back later today.

    Shooting 12-274   (Photo of shooting scene courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page.)


    Posted on December 27th, 2015 Becky 4 comments

    4:37 pm. – There are reports there was huge fight after the shooting.

    4:15 pm – A man was shot at  East End Avenue and South Marshall Street about half an hour ago. Pictures courtesy of “Must See Pics an Vids” Facebook page.

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    **   Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the article, “19-year-old driver flees state police stop,” (click here).
         Why doesn’t one of those crack LNP reporters answer her question? And how do the police know he was a “white, non-Hispanic male?” That’s pretty tough to determine at night!
         LNP Executive Editor, Barbara Hough Roda, you state that you believe in “great journalism!” So where are the answers to these obvious questions?


    Rikki Salzman
         Not that the guidelines tie a judge’s hands in any way, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman says.
         “Guidelines are advisory,” he says. “Judges really can do whatever they want.”
    From today’s LNP front page story by Tom Knapp, “Sentence worksheets: State guidelines help determine a convict’s time in prison,” (click here).
         Well, look at that! Tom Knapp thinks he’s an expert on court issues because he rewrites former LNP “court reporter” and now the DA’s spokesperson Brett Hambright’s press releases!
         You want to talk about Christy Lee Smith, Knapp and Judge Dennis Reinaker? Lets also talk about Rikki Salzman – click here for Hambright’s, “Boy found at abuser’s home a week after she was sentenced to house-arrest,” (click here). Someone explain the differences in these sentences, please!
    [Note to the person who sends in very nasty comments all the time about “sentencing guidelines” – do you see what Stedman said – “Judges really can do whatever they want!” And in Lancaster County they sure do! Got that?]


    Jon Gosselin

         This came up on my Facebook feed and I thought I’d pass it along (click here)! Can you imagine a worse way to bring in the New Year?
    Please check back later today for some serious news.

    Posted on December 24th, 2015 Becky 15 comments



                Black rose4       Black rose3     
         LNP put this ridiculous story on the front page of their print edition this morning. Unbelievable! 
         Can a “media organization” or a “police reporter” get any more out of touch with the public they are supposed to serve?     
        But never fear – did you get a present you feel is demeaning or not worthy of your greatness? Call the New Holland Police! Keep their number handy during the holidays – you never know when you will need it! Your neighbor didn’t smile at you this morning? The paper was not delivered to your doorstep but was in your lawn? Call the New Holland Police!
         As one commenter under the black rose story noted:
         Why don’t we just put every one in jail and be done with it.
         Yes, we can all party in jail! What fun! Call the New Holland Police today!

    Have a wonderful holiday and please check back this Sunday when daily publishing will resume!    


    Posted on December 23rd, 2015 Becky 5 comments

    Donald L. Bowers, Jr.             Black rose

    Donald L. Bowers, Jr., the New Holland Chief of Police; a black rose.

    The original posting by the New Holland Police (click here).

         This bizarre and shocking story by LNP reporter Ryan Robinson, which he has revised multiple times from the initial police press release he published, is now under the headline, “Police: Woman sent black roses with ‘Karma’ card to former employer in Lancaster County,” (click here).
         The public reaction since early this morning has been huge, disgusted and amazed. Robinson probably made more phone calls and spent more time on this than any other story he has done recently. He called multiple florists, researched black roses, called the police chief and attempted to call Dana L. Grim, the woman charged with harassment.
         The police need to release the name of the recipient of the flowers and the employer now. They cannot bring and win the harassment charge without revealing the name of the employer. So, Chief Bowers, you need to release names now! This is unbelievable!
         LIP News will publish very briefly tomorrow and then go on holiday break.


    Posted on December 23rd, 2015 Becky 11 comments

    * Last summer his family did the ALS Water Bucket Challenge and in the video Scott Martin says, “This is my wife, Heather.” The video is dated August 21, 2014 – click here.



           Before entering public service, Martin worked for 13 years in the juvenile justice system. He was also the owner-operator of three real estate units and was a licensed Pennsylvania Realtor for 15 years. Martin is a lifelong resident of Lancaster County. One of seven children of a career law enforcement officer and a Catholic school teacher, Martin is the father of two young sons and is active as a youth sports coach. A graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and Millersville University, Martin is a former national and statewide wrestling champion, as well as a two-time All-American football player.
    Yesterday’s “Press Release” from Scott Martin, “MARTIN ENDORSED FOR STATE SENATE BY LANCASTER COUNTY’S MOST TRUSTED LEADERS,” (click here).
         There is not a single mention of a wife or the mother of his two boys! Is Scott Martin married or not? The plot thickens! Has he been lying for years?
         Click here for LNP’s, “Republican Scott Martin picks up row-office endorsements in race for Pa. Senate,” and here for’s reprint of the press release.
    This is amazing!
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on December 21st, 2015 Becky 8 comments


          The police have finally updated the public on the stabbings at Park City on Saturday (click here for the release on the police website). This has generated more online comments than almost any other story I’ve seen recently:Stabbings - Park City

         And galty thinks the lawyer in this ad looks like Scott Martin – and he does! What a hoot!


         Little did I know yesterday as I was writing about Scott Martin (see immediately below), that is receiving letters saying: “LETTER: Republican polls rigged against Commissioner Martin,” (click here) and “LETTER: Power elite trying to push Scott Martin out,” (click here).  Interesting. And apparently High Industries is behind it all – and that means LNP as well! Uh, oh!
         On Friday I noted that LNP has been telling the people of Lancaster County that they are “special” for years. Well, they did it again in their Sunday editorial and this morning’s editorial. So special! There will be more later today.
          And this comment in yesterday:
         I keep hearing Lancaster City Police have trouble solving crimes, especially homicides. Is this true? And if so, why?
         Why, yes they do! Apparently they aren’t “special!” There will be much more on this to come.
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on December 20th, 2015 Becky No comments



         “I am the proud father of two young sons. After spending the last couple of years helping to coach their sports teams and participating in the other activities of their lives, I felt that serving in Congress would take me away from them too much. They are a priority to me. Serving the people of the 13th District would be an honor that allows me to continue my record of public service while still being an active and present part of their lives.”
         When Scott Martin announced on his Facebook page on November 10th that he was running for the PA State Senate, I said sarcastically to a friend, “Nice of him to include his wife!” (click here for his announcement).
         Yesterday, I received an email about Martin (thank you) and it sent me on a search – and I found something I wasn’t expecting or looking to find. If Scott Martin remarried Heather D. Martin, he did not do it in Lancaster County!
         Let me explain. According to the Lancaster County Register of Wills, Scott Fitzgerald Martin married Heather Dione Frey on September 29, 2001:
         According to the Prothonotary’s Website, a Heather D. and Scott F. Martin were divorced on June 10, 2005:
         Is it possible that there were another couple with the names Heather D. and Scott F. Martin in Lancaster County? Martin is a very common name. But there is no other record of a Scott Martin marrying a “Heather” in the county records. There is also no record of a remarriage or any other marriage for Scott F. Martin in Lancaster County.
         In a LNP article from May 8, 2007 there is this (click here):
         It was at the juvenile detention center that Martin hatched his political ambitions, and also where he met his wife, Heather Frey, a juvenile probation officer.
         The couple married in 2001. A year later, Martin kicked off his first campaign for county commissioner.
          There is obviously no mention of a 2005 divorce.  So, is Scott F. Martin married to Heather D. Martin or not?

    Posted on December 18th, 2015 Becky 11 comments

    RAH, RAH, RAH!   

          Rah, rah, rah for Lancaster! Aren’t we great? 
          This is the final sentence to the article linked to below.
         Yes, that absolutely nails it. The editors at LNP have been telling their readers that Lancaster County is “special” for years. And they do that to hide the blatant corruption and racism that goes on among the (white) officials they support to keep the money and control of the county in their hands.
         There is nothing special about Lancaster County. The people are the same as in every county in every state of this country. It’s pure nonsense.
         Are the majority of the people decent, caring and hardworking? Yes, like every other county in the country. And they deserve a decent, ethical newspaper that protects them – not LNP.
          The next time LNP states how great Lancaster County is in one of their editorials,  I’m going to call them on it.
         DA Craig Stedman gave unbelievably preferential treatment to G. Scott Davis, who shot and killed his two month old daughter on Christmas Eve. Davis is the brother-in-law of Stedman’s political ally, House Member Bryan Cutler. LNP knew this and covered it up for Stedman and Cutler. Is that what makes Lancaster County so great, LNP?
         The senior editors at LNP are unconscionable liars and they need to resign!   


    Body Cameras

         The final paragraph in today’s LNP editorial, “Implement body cameras, and do it the right way,” (not currently online).
         This follows on LNP’s editorial praising Police Chief Sadler and Mayor Gray to the skies for wanting to implement the body cameras! And let me be very clear: I don’t give a hoot what Suzanne Cassidy and Barbara Hough Roda think is “prudent.” They are liars!


    (Click here.)

          They have failed to advise the public that Chief Sadler’s ex-wife has written a book stating he beat her for years. They have failed to advise the public that the man is incompetent – his detectives cannot solve the constant murders and shootings in the city and he has totally failed to use the “Safety Coalition” cameras to aid in getting criminals off the street and protect the public. Further, he has totally failed to diversify the Lancaster Police force. Good luck with him, HACC!

     Cameras - Todd (Click here.)

          And speaking of the cameras, here is LNP’s article on two recent arrests as the result of images being published to the public (also see the story immediately below on this site).
         So, LNP reporter Jennifer Todd, why have we never seen these before from the Lancaster Police and the “Safety Coalition” cameras? Why do you print photos of people stealing a bottle of vodka outside the city but not of killers, shooters and robbers in the city? Where are the photos of the robbers of the AutoZone and the Turkey Hill? Why have Barbara Hough Roda and the LNP reporters pretended for years that the “Safety Coalition” cameras don’t exist?

    Hawkes1 (Click here).

          Finally, the caption to the photo in this article is: “A man sleeps on a bench.” Where did Jeff Hawkes get this photo of a man sleeping on a bench? Is it in Lancaster – or Australia?
         And has something to say about this article: Click here for, “LNP publishes ‘feel good’ article re local homeless.”
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on December 17th, 2015 Becky 11 comments


      (WHO KNEW?)

         Well, look at this! Pictures of perpetrators do catch the criminals! Who knew?
         From the latest Crime Stoppers (click here):
         For the week on November 30, 2015 Crime Stoppers 15-33 featured photos of a robbery suspect. The robbery occurred at Here To Timbuktu, 46 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA. 
         Thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip submission, Det. McCrady was able to positively identify the suspect as Dwayne Howell. 
         Howell has been charged with Robbery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and (2) counts of Simple Assault. The charges were filed before MDJ Bruce Roth. Howell was already being held at Lancaster County Prison on unrelated charges. As of the time of this release, Howell has not been arraigned on this complaint so no bail information is available. 
         Howell is pictured below along with the photos that caught him – note – you really can’t even see his face but he has other very distinguishing items.
         On December 8, 2015 Lancaster City Police published a video that featured the theft of a wallet from the Post Office lobby on W. Chestnut St.
         Crime Stoppers received numerous tips on the potential identity of the theft suspect. The tips were not the only information received. The suspect in this case contacted the Lancaster City Police on December 10, 2015.
         As a result of the investigation, Off. DeLaTorre filed a criminal complaint against Linda Theresa. She was charged with (1) count of Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake (M1) before MDJ Bruce Roth. 
         Theresa is pictured below along with a still from the video.
         So where are the photos from the 161 “Safety Coalition” cameras around the city for all the murders and shootings and also the recent AutoZone and Turkey Hill robberies? There will be more tomorrow.

    Dwayne Howell      Timbucktu      Timbucktu1

    Linda TheresaPost Office1




    *    This violent home invader, Luke Karpathios, who spent six months in boot camp for his crime needs your money! So far, people have been extremely wise in not funding this spoiled son of a prominent business owner! His sob story on “gofundme”:
          I traded a 1995 Jeep Wrangler for a 2003 Mini Cooper to save money on gas. The car was said to “run great” by the dealership but after a week of driving it started to overheat. We were told we should replace the engine so we did and two weeks later the transmission dropped on it. Right now my mom is driving me to work and it is a great inconvenience for my family and myself. Any support would be greatly appreciated to fix this transmission. I am not expecting much money from this, if any at all, but I am trying to save for college and my finances are overwhelming right now.
         Karma is a bitch!



    One of LNP’s top stories yesterday and today  (click here).

     Olga Sanchez-Reyes1    Do you know what would be a “Christmas Miracle,” LNP reporter Ryan Robinson? If they arrested the killer of Olga Sanchez-Reyes so her children, family and friends could have closure and some peace this season and look as happy as these children (click here).
         If you spent as much time on the unsolved murders as you did on this dog, maybe that would happen.
    Please check back later today.


    Posted on December 16th, 2015 Becky 1 comment


           This video is making the rounds on social media. What is Lancaster Police Officer Adam Dommel up to?


    Posted on December 16th, 2015 Becky 3 comments


    Civil Rights
                     Cassidy        Barbara Hough Roda    
                          Suzanne Cassidy              Barbara Hough Roda  
         What’s in a name? Not racism in this case
         Oh, this is rich. Suzanne Cassidy and Barbara Hough Roda are telling us what racism is in today’s LNP editorial (click here). How dare these arrogant, lying hypocrites write this? What’s in LNP’s name? Racism. Racism for years and years and years.
         And here’s another unsolved murder Lancaster pretty boy Detective Nate Nickel is working on (click here). He really cares doesn’t he? Do you think he will solve the murder of Allan Hess in the next decade? Doubtful! Why is he still a detective?
    Sam Janesch
         Lancaster City Police Chief Keith Sadler said Philadelphia’s 72-hour rule would have been ineffective in the Gomez case because the threats were received five days after the shooting.
    LNP reporter Sam Janesch in today’s, “Philadelphia NAACP opposes legislation to limit release of police officers’ names,” (click here).
         When and how did Chief Sadler tell you that, Sam? Did he tell you that for this article or is this from an older article? Did he tell you that in person or over the phone?
         Yes, I know you were the editor of Penn State’s Daily Collegian before LNP hired you and that’s impressive. But this is inexcusable reporting! LNP’s unethical sloppiness is wearing off on you, Sam!
    Please check back later today.    

    Posted on December 15th, 2015 Becky 8 comments


    olga-sanchez-reyes13     On December 6, 2010, an arsonist killed Olga Sanchez-Reyes and critically injured two of her children. A year-and-a-half before, an arsonist also targeted a property owned by Sanchez-Reyes and her husband. This post will remain at the top of this site until an arrest is made in this horrific murder and also the horrific murder below added in July of this year. Click here for “Lancaster police chief vows to find arsonist.”
         This permanent post was at the top of this site for four years until I moved it to the tab immediately above this summer. Today, LNP printed this story, based entirely on a press release by Brett Hambright of the DA’s office, “Arsonist killed mother of 3, 5 years later family offers $15,000 to identify killer,” (click here).
         I spent months on this case. I’ve shed countless tears over this case. As with most Lancaster crimes involving a minority, the police did not lift a finger to solve this. They did not lift a finger to arrest her killer and I can prove that.
         And they’ve never solved the previous arson at a property she owned. The Lancaster Detectives don’t solve any crimes! Why is Nate Nickel still a Lancaster Detective? If he can’t solve this crime – fire him! He’s incompetent!
    Please check back tomorrow.



         In Roda’s article [now LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda], there are the following paragraphs – and this phrase – “the family does not know to this day who that was.” Those eleven words send a chill down my spine every time I read them. Those words are beyond my comprehension. How and why could they not know who it was? And how could Roda write those eleven words without demanding an answer from the police for a dying mother ten years after her daughter was murdered?
    From an early article on the original LIP News website, “THE MURDER OF CHRISTY MIRACK,” (click here).
         Today’s LNP editorial is, Two unforgettable sixth-grade teachers slain in two heartrending Decembers,” about the recent murder of Nicole Mathewson and the 1992 murder of Christy Mirack (click here).
         Roda has been allowing the police to do whatever they want in Lancaster County for years! She has never held them accountable. Roda needs to resign today! Her failure to protect the public is unconscionable.
         Click here for her December 15, 2002 article, “A mother’s dying wish,” and check back later today.