* DID THE POLICE HAVE TO KILL HIM?

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—  Doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow morning. Please let any protests remain peaceful tonight.  —

     

SHOULD HE HAVE BEEN
FREE ON UNSECURED BAIL?

   

(Click here for the above CrimeWatch entry by the Lancaster City Police on March 5th, 2019.)
 
     Munoz was free on $1 million dollars unsecured bail. He was due in court on October 9th for the Call of the Criminal Trial List. He was shot and killed by a Lancaster City Police Officer yesterday. 
Please check back later today.

*** – ** – * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** THEY VALIDATE TRUMP’S NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESS

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—  8:48 pm

—  8:02 pm – A large group of people are reportedly marching to the police station.
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7:47 pm – Mel is live again (click here). Stay safe Mel! Everyone stay safe. No violence, please!

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 Violence is breaking out. Police car windshields have been broken.

*** Lancaster  County, PA News and Breaking News is back on live. Wow! (Click here).
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**  Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser gives a press briefing (click here).
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  The police press release (click here):

     9/13/2020 LANCASTER BUREAU OF POLICE EVENT 2009013716 Officer Involved Shooting 300 BLK. LAUREL ST. On Sunday September 2020 at approximately 1615 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police responded to a residence on the 300 blk. Laurel St. for a report of an in-progress domestic disturbance. Officers arrived on-scene a few moments later. There was an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS). Preliminary information received indicates that an adult male is deceased. The male was reportedly armed with a knife at the time of the shooting. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and their Investigators have been notified and responding to assume the lead in the investigation.  As per the District Attorney’s Office protocol, OIS within Lancaster County are investigated by their office and Investigators. All future press inquiries should be directed to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

Click here for live Facebook coverage of the police shooting that killed a city resident this afternoon.

DO YOUR JOB, MURSE!

The only information provided on this vicious, life-threatening stabbing by the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (click here).

    
     This is simply unbelievable! What is the victim’s condition? Is the public in danger? How do people in the neighborhood feel about this? Where is the follow-up by the media? The police need to release information and they need to do it now. 
     And LNP Executive Editor Tom Murse, do your job and demand answers and inform and protect the public – now!
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LNP: LIARS & HYPOCRITES!

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     LNP goes after Smucker again today! Are they forgetting the millions in public money he sent their way for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel?
     And every time they refer to themselves as a “community newspaper,” I’m going to send links to former County Commissioner Molly Henderson’s book, “Pressed,” to every member of the media I can find (click here).
Please check back later today.

LNP REPORTERS NEED SCHOOLING!

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UNREADABLE MESSES!

     The two LNP stories shown at left are on the front page of today’s print edition and among the top five stories on Lancaster Online (click here and here). These two stories are not readable!
     And what I want to know in the landlord story is: Why are these landlords so eager to evict? Who do they think they will get as replacement tenants?
     And as to the classroom story: What a mess and a sad situation! And long time LNP reporter Jeff Hawkes never says who supplies the “spotty WI-FI.” The city spent millions on what was supposed to be high speed, inexpensive internet and that never materialized. What a disgrace. 
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – 9-10 UPDATE – MEET THE NEW COUNCIL…

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RELEASE INFORMATION!

   NLCRPD Forensic Team members and Criminal Investigation Unit Detectives and secured a search warrant for further on scene processing. The Office of the Lancaster County District Attorney was consulted concerning the matter in accordance with NLCRPD policy requirements and best practice protocols. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released to avoid jeopardizing the continuing nature of the investigation.
From the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department’s press release on the stabbing and linked to below in this post.
     Are they serious? What about jeopardizing the public with a vicious stabber on the loose? The public has a right and need to know! The DA’s office needs to issue an update now!

****   According to the Lancaster County Property Assessment website, there are only eight homes in the 400 block of Arrowhead Drive – #’s 400, 401, 403, 407, 409, 411, 415 and 421.
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***   The deceased is a male adult, age 80 and further release of identity and determinations as to the cause and manner of death will be made by the Office of the Coroner. 
     This NLCRPD release is being made in response to concerns expressed by nearby residents and to assure community members there is no known existing threat to community safety.
Less than two months ago there was a death investigation in the 400 block of Arrowhead Drive in Lititz (click here for the Crime Watch entry excerpted above).
     The man was never identified but Lancaster Online reported it was suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot (click here).
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**   Click here for the Northern Regional Police report on CrimeWatch for the below stabbing.

* Life-threatening injuries (click here for the PennLive report).

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UPDATED 9-10

 “It’s more gentrification.”
Part of a comment into this site under this post.
Please check back later today.

SAME AS THE OLD COUNCIL

     City council voted unanimously last night to rezone the UPMC Pinnacle property from hospital use to mixed use. 
Please check back later today.

UPDATE – AN EIGHTH GRADE CIVICS LESSON!

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THE FATE OF THE UPMC PROPERTY

     City Council meets tonight with a long and important agenda (click here). The  meeting, beginning at 7:30 pm, will be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).

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DECEPTIVE HEADLINES
& TERRIBLE REPORTING!

    I am tired of these deceptive headlines by LNP. His sentence is three to ten years with credit for time served! He could be out in far less than three years! And speaking of the Public Defenders Office, the DA’s office doesn’t mention the defense so LNP is too lazy to look it up – but according to his docket he was represented by Maryjean Glick of the Public Defenders Office. Click here for LNP’s rewrite of the DA’s press release.
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***    Assistant District Attorney Fritz Haverstick, in a sentencing memo, said the abuse “wasn’t every day, but it was a lot,” quoting to the victim’s report.
From the DA’s press release by Brett Hambright, “LANCASTER MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR YEARS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL,” (click here).

     What in the world?  He abused her for four years!  What does “every day” have to do with anything? This is absolutely disgusting!

**   Maybe ace LNP reporter Dan Nephin can tell the public what took the police so long to release the photos of this auto thief (click here for the police press release). And why don’t we see more images from the Safety Coalition cameras? Why, Dan? I’ve been asking that question for years, Dan! Can you explain it to me?

23-YEAR-OLD KILLED

*    Maybe LNP reporter Dan Nephin could do a follow-up on the below update (click here). Twenty-three year old William Deliz died of his injuries after being shot last Wednesday. Will the Lancaster City Police remove the killer from the streets or will this murder go unsolved?

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A LNP REPORTER BRAGS!

   LNP reporter Dan Nephin is middle-aged. He has been a reporter for most of his adult life and states he worked for the Associated Press. And this man is going to brag about this LNP article on his Facebook page (click here)? You have to be kidding me. This is pathetic. 
     And this is no offense to the subject of Nephin’s piece, Christopher Tallarico, who comes across as caring, knowledgeable  and professional.
Please check back later today.

9-7 UPDATE – * SMUCKER FUNNELED MILLIONS TO LNP!

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UPDATED 9-7-2020 – Have a wonderful Labor Day. LIP News will be back tomorrow.

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HURTING CHILDREN!

  How dare Tom Murse refer to LNP as “this community newspaper?” A community newspaper doesn’t deny children an education. As I’ve stated multiple times on this site, LNP  validates some of President Trumps negative statements about the media, Tom Murse, and you should hang your head in absolute shame. 
     Click here for the full NewsLanc article excerpted below:

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LNP EXECUTIVE EDITOR
TOM MURSE IS A LYING HYPOCRITE

     Unbelievable! LNP Executive Editor Tom Murse has a front page editorial this morning  including the above blasting U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker (click here). But. but, but… Smucker wrote the CRIZ for LNP! He funneled millions and millions of dollars to LNP! What happened, Tom?
     LNP hasn’t been a trusted news source for years, Tom. You are a disgusting, lying hypocrite.
   The below is a review of the book, “Pressed” by former County Commissioner Molly Henderson (click here for the book and review on Amazon):
     As a resident of Lancaster City and a Convention Center opponent I recommend that every resident of Lancaster County read this book and learn from it. We must never allow a debacle like the Convention Center to ever happen again. The behavior of our elected officials, moguls and the local newspaper is appalling. Thank you Dr. Henderson for the enlightenment.
     Tom Murse is appalling and the public needs to know!

UPDATE – * A SAD START TO FRIDAY

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A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE

(Click here)
     He’s a drug dealer. He’s been dealing drugs for years. And he got probation. Unbelievable. Our prisons are full of drug dealers. This is an absolute travesty of justice. Who will speak up and tell the District Attorney’s Office and Judge Dennis Reinaker that this is unacceptable?
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*    The sad day continues. The below screenshots were taken at about 2:35 pm today:

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DID THEY SURVIVE?

     Two overdoses this morning within minutes of each other. Were they given Narcan? Did they survive? What a sad way to start a Friday.
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – WILL LNP HOLD THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE?

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STAY SAFE!

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****  I have a call in to Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer for the Manheim Township Police Department asking for the name of the apartment complex. If the police want help, why wouldn’t they name it? If it is The Villages of Lancaster Green why wouldn’t they say Judie Lane? And not a single local media outlet has questioned it (see below and this also includes LNP).
***  One comment and one email both say the apartment complex is The Villages of Lancaster Green (thank you). The below is from Google Maps. Are you sure? Their address is Judie Lane.
**   Does anyone know what the name of the apartment complex is on Michelle Drive? I have googled and googled with no luck! 
*   From the Manheim Township Police Department (click here for the original on CrimeWatch).

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HOW MANY SHOOTERS
ARE ON THE LOOSE?

(Click here for the police press release on yesterday’s shooting in the city.)

      Will there be any follow-up on this shooting? Will the local media report on the man’s condition and the status of the  investigation? Will the police make an arrest? 
Please check back later today.

*** BREAKING NEWS *** – ** – * WHERE’S MY MONEY?

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*** BREAKING NEWS ***
NO SPEEDING CHARGE!

     The below was posted on the D.A.’s Twitter account this afternoon. So, 21-year-old Jordan Habecker has not even been charged with speeding (see yesterday’s post). No wonder I couldn’t find the docket. This is unbelievable!
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**   Beginning at 6:32 in the video below Jerry Puryear states the below. Everything I have said to Jerry is on this website. What a pathetic, childish liar. “Mob ties!” LOL! The video is here.

…Oh, oh, oh, oh and one more. The little old lady in Philly. I’m not going to say her name. I want everybody to know if something happens to me – this lady in Philly – she, she, she’s ratcheting it up. She said that… um… she said she’s tired of playing with me. She said people will be knocking on my door. She never said who the people were but she’s just tired of playing with me.
     She’s trying to extort money from me that I don’t have. I’m going to post all of her information up. That way if something happens to me – I got a lot of serious friends here on Facebook – they will be able to say right away go to 209 East Duval Street. Check out Becky Holzinger. She’s your prime suspect. So if the day ever come that you all get the news that something happened to Jerry, I want everybody to call and tell them that I’ve been getting threats from Becky Holzinger – 80-year-old woman – mob ties in Philadelphia – obsessed with Jerry.
*    Sigh. The other day Jerry bragged that he owns six cars. Today he announced he is getting a new car. And yet, this man cannot pay me back the $500 he owes me? Imagine that?   🙁  🙂

DON’T PRAY – PAY ME!

   

     Don’t pray for me – pay me the damn $500 dollars you owe me! Even your mother has had enough of your pathetic butt. You are a narcissistic, lying cheap creep!
     And, oh yes – we’re going to talk about Koalas and Obama Phones later today, Jerry Puryear of the “Staywoke717” Facebook page! You better believe it! We’re going to have some fun!
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – SPEEDING? IT’S NOT HIS FIRST TIME…

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GLARING WHITE PRIVILEGE

Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page below the LNP story linked to immediately below in this post.
 
     Yes, what about manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter? What about reckless endangerment? What about the litany of other charges that could have been pressed against him? He killed one person, critically injured another and seriously injured two more people. 
     How fast was he going? I can’t find his docket for this. Is he just going to be mailed a summons?
     In May of this year he was stopped in Chester County for a slew of traffic violations including an unregistered vehicle, two counts of not driving at a safe speed, and  ignoring his duties at a stop sign (see below).
     If it had been a black or brown 21-year-old who was speeding and slammed into an Amish buggy killing one teen and severely injuring three other people, they’d be looking at a boatload of charges and probably be sitting in jail with a high bail amount. And that’s not pulling the race card – that’s just a fact. This kid with his confederate flag has no idea of the glaring white privilege he just received.

JUST A GOOD OLE WHITE BOY

 

Jordan Habecker, 21, from his Facebook pages (he has three).
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    He is charged with speeding? That’s all? OMG! This is an outrage. 
     Click here for the LNP article pictured at left and please check back later today.

 

* – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – AFTERNOON UPDATE – HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR TO ALL!

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*   Mel Grill has updated his post as per below. His initial post indicated a vehicle was involved. Apparently that is not the case so it is not known what caused this accident at this time.

ANOTHER CAR, BUGGY CRASH

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MAW DEFAULTS ON LOAN

      MAW has defaulted on the monthly payments due on their $1.5 million dollar loan from the city of Lancaster. Their last payment was made on September 13, 2019 according to the ledger this site received under a Right-to-Know request last week.  MAW has not made a payment on the loan for a year.
     Patrick Hopkins, the city’s business administrator, told city council and the public that the loan was not risky. This site strongly disagreed.
     LNP has been so silent on this $8 or $9 million dollar debacle that many citizens have forgotten that they have paid millions for high speed, inexpensive internet for years that has never materialized.
     With schools going virtual, the need for high speed, affordable internet has never been greater. Hold these city officials accountable.
     There will be much more to come and I will be putting in more Right-to-Know requests for the legal bills the city has incurred in this outrage.

 

MONDAY, MONDAY

     The response to the below Right-to-Know request by the city is coming later today:
     Why is Jerry Puryear, who pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of children, sitting in a McDonald’s parking lot for hours with a huge bear and a happy meal clearly visible in his car?
     And from the man Puryear is apparently attempting to emulate, Mel Grill and his Facebook page, there is this clever poem:
Please check back later today.

JUST SHUT UP, JERRY!

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WHAT ABOUT THE
$500 YOU OWE ME?

     Hey Jerry Puryear, if you have six cars, live in a five bedroom house in Manheim and show your cash on Facebook everyday and say you just want to help people, why haven’t you paid me back the $500 you owe me? Why?
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TOTAL BREAKDOWN!

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I CAN’T LIVE THIS WAY!

     It was an absolutely absurd night last night. Jerry Puryear carried on and screamed at his camera for hours. The police came to McDonlad’s. Wendy came to McDonald’s. Jerry repeatedly waived hundred dollar bills and said it was $3,000 early in the evening and after delivering a refrigerator to Harrisburg (helping people out) he said it was $4,000. He had a gun or did he? He said he can’t live this way anymore. He threatened to kill people.
     His family needs to get him help. This is not the man I knew for 10 years 

* SOMEONE GET THIS MAN HELP!

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Have a safe and happy Friday and please check back tomorrow.
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WHO IS BEING HARASSED?

     Let me get this straight, Ms. Puryear. Your son is on an open Facebook page seriously talking about killing people and he should be arrested. And he is publishing pictures of my house (that is not my picture and I am not 80 years old) and telling people to come and “talk” to me. 
     I have known and corresponded with your son since the unsolved murder of Spencer Houston in 2011 and he first contacted me. Someone in your family needs to get this man help before he goes back to jail. He should file for harassment? LOL! You aren’t too bright.

JERRY WILL KILL YOU!

(Click here)
     In a profanity laced, extremely disturbing live-stream yesterday, Jerry Puryear  of the “Staywoke717” Facebook page states beginning at 3:15 into the video, “Google will not tell you – Jerry will kill you. Jerry will f*cking kill you. I promise you that.”
     …”I will f*cking kill you.”
 
     This man is making serious public threats online and no one in his family or any of his “followers” will get him help?
Please check back later today.

UPDATED 8-27 – & WHY DON’T THEY PUBLISH IT?

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SPECIAL COUNCIL
MEETING TONIGHT

      There is a special city council meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. It is a public hearing on UPMC’s request to change the zoning from Hospital Complex to Mixed Use. Click here to find out how to comment and participate in this virtual meeting. It should be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).
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UPDATED 8-27 – 2020
WHERE IS YOURS, LNP?

(Click here and here.)
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Some personal items came up today. LIP News will return tomorrow.
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WHERE IS LNP’S
CODE OF ETHICS?

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Please check back later today.

MILLIONS FOR NOTHING!

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–  Doing some research this afternoon. –

HYPOCRISY

     It is not clear why the new investigative reporter/leader of the watchdog team for LNP, Russ Walker, recently tweeted the below (see Sunday’s post on this site). Can it be that someone told him the truth about LNP? Did he read the book “Pressed” by former County Commissioner Molly Henderson? Did he learn that LNP breaks every code of journalism ethics in this country every day? Hmmm…

ABSOLUTE LIARS & HYPOCRITES!

     The fact that the city/Hopkins gets a free pass on this is unconscionable. LNP deserves to go out of business.
Part of a comment into this site yesterday.
     Yes, they certainly do deserve to go out of business. On December 12, 2017 I published the below (the original is here). The fact that LNP even dares to use the term “watchdog” is absolute hypocrisy and a flat-out lie.
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – WHERE’S THE RESIDENTIAL BROADBAND INTERNET, MAW?

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     Correction to this morning’s post as to why MAW didn’t go to a bank for the loan -because there’s not a legitimate bank in this country that would have given MAW a $1.5 million dollar loan. 
     Please see the comments under this post and there will be much more on MAW to come this week.
     This coming Thursday, August 27th, there will be a special city council meeting  beginning at 6:00 pm regarding the rezoning request by UPMC Pinnacle to go from Hospital Complex to Mixed Use. Please see the notice and agenda below and mark your calendars.
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WHERE’S THE MONEY, MAW?

From the LNP Watchdog article by reporter Dan Nephin, “With settlement between city broadband provider MAW, PPL what’s next?” (click here).
 

Hopkins

     So, this is LNP’s way of stating that MAW is not making their monthly payments on the $1.5 million dollar loan the city gave MAW. Why didn’t MAW go to a bank for the loan? Because they knew they weren’t going to pay it back.

        And business administrator Patrick Hopkins said it wasn’t risky at all to loan them a million and a half dollars. So, what happened, Patrick? How many millions has this debacle cost the citizens of Lancaster?

Please check back later today.

& “WHERE’S THE MONEY, MAW?” IS COMING!

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MILLIONS FOR NOTHING!

    This headline for the Watchdog column in today’s LNP print edition is one of the most deceptive, lying and disgusting headlines ever (click here to read the article online). The article by “reporter” Dan Nephin is the same. $500,000 dollars five years ago has turned into eight or nine million with absolutely nothing to show for it. It is one of the biggest cover-ups by LNP and that is saying something.
     Russ Walker, who just signed on to “lead the watchdog team,” needs to understand that LNP has no ethics whatsoever and he might want to read “Pressed” and reconsider this job before his reputation is forever ruined.
     There will be much more tomorrow. 

WATCHDOG TEAM?

     Here it is. It is Twitter official!
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CAN THAT BOAT FLOAT?

      I was disappointed by this article and video by LNP’s fairly new food writer (click here). Her boats and the fillings just do not look appetizing! 
     I made some zucchini boats last week. They were things of beauty and delicious. They were filled with  a tomato meat sauce, spinach and topped with Parmesan!  Yum! I should have taken a picture.
     Why am I discussing zucchini boats on this Sunday? Because LNP has hired Kim O’Donnel’s “life partner” as an investigative reporter. I’m serious. Maybe he can tell us why LNP is using “skool” for her columns.
Please check back later today.

A VERY DISTURBING PAST!

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THREATS, THREATS
& MORE THREATS!

       

     A famous Dr. Phil saying and the cover photo on Jerry Puryear’s Facebook page  “Staywoke717.”
 
      Yesterday, Jerry said “Good Morning” on his Facebook page and a commenter posted links to his court cases involving the sexual abuse of underage girls. He posted the below live video and then deleted it. Caution: It is extremely disturbing and contains profanities and graphic language. 
     And, no, those cases were not “thrown out” and yes it is the people’s business. Someone get this man help before he hurts someone else!

 

UPDATED – HE’S SHOVELED MILLIONS TO LNP!

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HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU, TOO!

       Somebody get Jerry Puryear mental help before he hurts someone and lands in jail again. And those on his Facebook page encouraging him and telling him how wonderful he is should be ashamed of themselves. He may have deleted this threatening and nasty video but I have it and will run it if he keeps this up.
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     For nine years and three times a day, serial stalkers and harassers Steven and Cheryl Markle have sent insults into this site. Today, they put a lot of time and thought into one of them. LOL. Three times a day for nine years. Can you even imagine?
 
Have a good and safe Friday.
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NEVER A NEGATIVE WORD!

      When has Patrick Hopkins been on the sh*t end of “the media” stick? Maybe LNP reporter Dan Nephin could tell us!
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE * YOU SAID IT WASN’T RISKY, PATRICK HOPKINS

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LNP: WE HAVE TO
CRITICIZE YOU JUDGE
BUT WE DON’T MEAN IT!

     I remember this well. It is one of the only times the Lancaster Newspapers have questioned a judge. And actually, then New Era editor Ernie Schreiber had little choice because people were outraged and the case had drawn state wide attention.
     But on the same day he ran the editorial, Schreiber also ran a front page article about Judge Rienaker forming a task force and they even had a video with Reinaker talking about it – click here for the LNP story from February of 2011, “Judge forms task force to address sex abuse in Plain community.”
     The original of the below is here and the comment that appears below in this post is under this story:

TASK FORCE REDUX

     Again? Click here for today’s LNP story. I remember the first “task force” – in fact, this comment came in about it:

WHERE’S THE INTERNET, MAW?

     The below Right-to-Know request was emailed to the City of Lancaster this afternoon. The Right-to-Know information on the city’s website is out of date and missing information and forms. They need to address these issues.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – 8-19-20 UPDATE ** – * A ONE PERSON EDITORIAL BOARD!

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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY?

     This afternoon, I tried to fax in a Right-to-Know request to the City of Lancaster to see if MAW Communications has been making their monthly payments on the $1,500,000 loan the city gave them. The number I had did not work so I called the city and was told the new fax number is 717-291-4796. That number remained busy for the rest of the afternoon.
     I will try again tomorrow and if I cannot get through I will call the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records and let them know that the city is breaking the law.
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AUGUST 19 UPDATE

(Click here)
 
       Hey, ace LNP reporter Dan Nephin, why don’t you tell us when Patrick Hopkins was on “the sh*t end of ‘the media’ stick.”
 
[Editor’s note: Correction – Yesterday I stated Dan had been married to his wife for over 15 years. That is not correct. It is actually 27 years. According to the Prothonotary’s Office, they were married on October 3, 1992.]
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**   LNP reporter Dan Nephin’s response to Patrick Hopkins comment on Nephin’s Facebook page is below. It so annoys and angers me that I will come back to this later when I can see straight.

MAYBE THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT!

     Lancaster City’s Business Administrator posting on LNP reporter Dan Nephin’s Facebook page.
      
*    Oh, that is so special! LNP has protected and  treated lying Patrick Hopkins very well over all these years. Oh, and Nephin’s ridiculous response is coming.
 
[Editors note: Shades of former LNP reporter Tom Knapp who is now happily remarried – when someone’s Facebook relationship goes from “married” to “it’s complicated” – it makes one wonder. Well, with Nephin it’s pretty damn easy. He filed for divorce from his wife of over fifteen years five days before last Christmas. That’s right – on December 20, 2019. I, of course, have a theory which I will not share at this time.]

 

CASSIDY: A LIAR & HYPOCRITE

From yesterday’s LNP editorial, “Struggling cities need more help, including direct federal aid in next COVID-19 stimulus,” (click here).

     “This editorial board?” You, Suzanne Cassidy, are the LNP “editorial board.”  Chris Otto has the title “deputy opinion editor” but he was the sports editor before moving to opinion so I give him no credence.  The community members don’t count. How often do you meet with them? They have no power whatsoever.
     So Lancaster County is left with Suzanne Cassidy’s opinion every single day. And this woman is a proven liar and hypocrite who breaks every journalism code of ethics in this country and validates President Trump’s tirades against the “dishonest” press.
     Lancaster is “struggling” because of LNP and their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel.  Why don’t you talk about that, Cassidy?
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* FEWER ARRESTS FOR MAJOR CRIMES!

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– Doing some research this afternoon. –

WAY UP!

  Those of you who live in Lancaster, East Lampeter and Ephrata townships, though, aren’t so lucky: Crime was up – and in some cases, way up.
     Well, look at this! This is none other than now executive editor Tom Murse writing about the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report in September of 2013 with yet another deceptive headline, “
Crime rates dip in Lancaster County suburbs,” (click here). Please also see yesterday’s post for more information about Tom Murse.

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ALARMING CLEARANCE RATES!

     The original of the below LIP article from October 24, 2012 is here. The LNP article from the same date and written by none other than Brett Hambright (now the DA’s spokesperson) is here
     Where are the clearance rates for the last five years?
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UPDATED – HOW MANY CRIMES ARE SOLVED?

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UNSOLVED MURDERS
& UNSOLVED CRIMES!

     The original of the below from September 30, 2013 is here. To the best of my knowledge, this crime was never solved and neither of these two men were arrested. 
     It is simply shocking. The police had the truck with blood and DNA all over it, the license plate, video of the two men, etc. No names, descriptions or video was released to the public.
     Obviously, there was a huge cover-up involved here. LNP’s and the rest of the local media’s response – absolute silence. No one holds the police accountable in Lancaster County.

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DO YOU FEEL UNSAFE?

From a terribly written article by former LNP reporter Gil Smart on January 18, 2015, “Lancaster crime rates down, despite recent surge in violence,” (click here).
 
     LNP Executive Editor Tom Murse has a front page correction in today’s print edition regarding the number of police responses stated in an article last week. And that got me to thinking about a lot of things  – one of them –  LNP used to report on the number of crimes solved according to the Federal Crime Statistics. I don’t recall seeing that in several years so let me see what I can find in those statistics.

* WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THE TERRIBLE CONDITIONS AT THE PRISON?

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WHERE IS THE INFO?

*     Yesterday morning I published this:
      There has been nothing from the police or the District Attorney’s office about this incident. A commenter under this post said this:
      The public has a right to know what happened and who was arrested and charged! The closest thing I can find is John Michael Corse, 30,  who was charged with a third degree felony for “Terroristic Threats Cause Serious Public Inconv,” (see below and click here for his full docket).
     If this is the man in question he certainly got off easy. He obviously also has mental health issues and those should be addressed – but reportedly there were many, many police officers there, a SWAT team and military snipers and it lasted for hours. 
     Where is an official report on this very scary incident?
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SUICIDES, DEATHS & OVERDOSES

Posted last evening on Mel Grill’s Facebook page.
 
    What is going on at that prison?
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