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  • Lancaster joins growing list of counties that plan to reopen ahead of Gov. Wolf’s timetable

    05/10/2020 3:18:19 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Pennnlive ^ | 10 May A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    Lancaster County has joined the growing list of counties resisting the coronavirus restrictions put in place by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. In a letter to the governor dated Saturday and signed by numerous Lancaster County lawmakers and commissioners, they asked Wolf to formally move Lancaster County out of the red designation and into yellow under the plan to reopen the state. They note the county is prepared to do so on Friday, adding, “We prefer to act with your cooperation, but we intend to move forward with a plan to restore Lancaster County.” Republican commissioner majorities in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin,...
  • Lancaster Woman Imprisoned in Egypt Since Last Summer Is Released

    05/05/2020 1:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PENNLIVE ^ | May 05, 2020
    An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said Monday. Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested on arrival at the Cairo Airport with her teenage son in July 2019 and hauled off to Qanatir Prison outside the capital. She faced charges of running a Facebook page critical of the Egyptian government. Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her...
  • California mayor: Death may await shutdown protesters who violate 'social distancing laws' and are 'locked up in an overcrowded jail'

    04/23/2020 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 71 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 04/23/2020 | Dave Urbanski
    "We were notified a group is planning a similar protest in Lancaster," Parris wrote. "Make no mistake people who deliberately violate the social distancing laws, and the laws requiring that we all wear a mask will be identified, arrested, and prosecuted." His words got tougher: "Do not mess with us. You will not endanger the lives of our hardworking families because of some misguided civil liberties argument." Then his coup de grace: "The quote is: Give me Liberty or Give me Death. Being arrested and locked up in an overcrowded jail just might result in granting you your wish."
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • Video captures officers using stun gun on sitting man

    07/04/2018 3:23:13 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jul 1, 2018 | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania police officer is seen on video using a stun gun on a man as he's sitting on a curb. Lancaster police says officers were called around 10 a.m. Thursday and told a man was confronting people with a bat. Video posted to Facebook captured Officer Philip Bernot telling 27-year-old Sean Williams to sit on a sidewalk and stick his legs out. Bernot then uses his stun gun on Williams while the man is sitting, facing away from the officer. Police told Lancaster Online another officer, Shannon Mazzante, arrived on the scene just after 10 a.m....
  • Spitfire and Lancaster bomber get spectacularly close as they mark Armed Forces Day with flypast

    07/02/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/02/2018 | RICHARD SPILLETT
    A photographer captured the moment two of the most iconic planes in Britain's history flew just yards apart in the skies above North Wales. A Lancaster bomber - the type of plane which carried out the Dambusters raid - and a Spitfire fighter - the like of which defended the UK during the Battle of Britain - flew alongside each other on Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. The two aircraft were joined by a Hawker Hurricane, another Battle of Britain fighter, and flew in tight formation to wow crowds of 250,000 in Llandudno. The 10th annual Armed Forces Day,...
  • Study: Climate change could threaten dairy industry in Lancaster County

    06/27/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Lancaster News Online (PA) ^ | June 26, 2018 | by Ad Crable
    Lancaster County’s dairy farmers could be facing devastating drops in corn yields by 2050 because of global warming, according to a new research study. “If climate projections hold, it will threaten the dairy industry in Lancaster County,” said Heather Karsten, an associate professor of crop production ecology at Penn State. That’s because extremely high summer temperatures in Lancaster County could mute key reproduction phases in corn plant growth, decreasing yields for a winter feed that is a linchpin in affordable dairy farming. The extreme temperatures - which are projected to be higher in Lancaster County than anywhere else in the...
  • Dogs illegally 'debarked' seized by Pennsylvania SPCA

    05/30/2018 8:12:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 05/30/2018 | Robert Moran
    The Pennsylvania SPCA removed 15 dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Lancaster after humane law-enforcement officers found that some of them had been illegally “debarked.” State law prohibits devocalization, also known as debarking, of a dog unless the procedure is performed by a licensed veterinarian using anesthesia, said Gillian Kocher, spokeswoman for the PSPCA. The officers, acting on a tip that an adult female husky had been debarked, removed the dogs from the Quarryville breeder last Friday, and brought them to the organization’s Philadelphia headquarters to be examined and treated. The debarked dogs included the husky, named Rosella, a Doberman...
  • Britain's last surviving Dambuster George 'Johnny' Johnson (TR)

    05/16/2018 6:38:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/16/2018 | Katie French
    Britain's last surviving Dambuster says he still misses his crewman as they are remembered on the 75th anniversary of the iconic WWII raids. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, George 'Johnny' Johnson says he feels lucky to still be alive as he turns 96 later this year. On the night of May 16, 1943, Mr Johnson was one of 113 airmen from the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron to fly to Germany for one of the most complex military operations of the war. Operation Chastise set out to destroy three dams deep within Germany’s Ruhr valley in order to set back the...
  • Inside the mighty Dambuster

    01/16/2018 5:53:14 AM PST · by DFG · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/15/2018 | LEO MCKINSTRY
    The Dambusters Raid on the night of May 17, 1943, carried out by 19 Lancasters from Gibson’s squadron, has gone down in history as one of the most audacious exploits of World War II. Not only was the colossal Mohne dam breached, but a second, the Eder, was also smashed, while a third, the Sorpe, was damaged, though not broken. Although the attack cost the lives of 53 RAF airmen, it caused devastation to the German economy and gave a tremendous boost to public morale. The tale of the assault on the vast structures almost seemed a national metaphor for...
  • Britain's last surviving Dambuster slams critics of RAF’s WWII tactics (TR)

    10/28/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/2017 | Rod Ardehali
    One of the last survivors of the Dambuster missions has lashed out at revisionist historians who criticise Britain's tactics of razing German cities to the ground. Johnny Johnson MBE, 95, hit out at historians who were not there at the time, telling them to 'keep your bloody mouth shut,' as he demands bomber crews are finally recognised with a medal. The former bomb aimer for a Lancaster bomber was a part of the top-secret Operation Chastise, that sought to breach dams and flood munitions factories in the Ruhr valley.
  • Five Family Members Join Forces For A Violent Brawl At A Waffle House [video]

    06/12/2017 12:55:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Five female family members were arrested in Pennsylvania Sunday after they got in a violent brawl with three other unknown women at a Waffle House restaurant. The intense scuffle transpired at around 2:45 a.m. in Lancaster, according to the Lancaster Online.(snip) While it is not perfectly clear who is fighting who, a barrage of fists are consistently thrown throughout the roughly one-minute video. “Let’s go. Let’s go. It’s time to go,” one person can be heard yelling, likely advising the participants of the brutal altercation to leave before local authorities arrive. “Get off my mom. Get off my mom.” Towards...
  • Company wants to build giant Buddha in Lancaster [California]

    06/12/2017 7:05:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | 8:46 p.m. PT June 8, 2017
    The mayor of Lancaster says a Chinese company wants to build a 10-story-tall statue of the Buddha in the Southern California desert community. Mayor R. Rex Parris told the Antelope Valley Press that the company — which he won't name — is willing to spend $31 million to build the statue and a cultural center. He says the company contacted city officials about two months ag
  • Secret Nazi aerial photos showing the devastation delivered by Britain's famous WWII Dam Busters

    04/21/2017 4:24:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/21/2017 | Katie French
    Photographs described by experts as 'extremely rare' which show the damage wreaked by the famous Dam Busters in World War II are to be auctioned next week. The aerial shots taken by German Intelligence depict the Möhne and Edersee Dams before the raid and after they were breached by the ingenious bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley. Operation Chastise, as the famous raid was officially known, was an attack on major dams in Germany's industrial heartland carried out on 16-17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force's renowned 617 Squadron, based at Scampton,...
  • Immigrants win right to attend Lancaster public high school

    03/29/2017 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/29/2017 | Michael Matza
    Refugee children in Lancaster can choose to attend the city’s main public high school instead of the privately run alternative academy to which the school district had funneled them, according to the settlement of a nine-month legal announced Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. The agreement, approved by the Lancaster School Board on Tuesday night, opens the way for newly arrived 17-to-20-year-old immigrant students with little or no English fluency to attend a newcomer program at J.P. McCaskey High School, and restricts the district from outplacing them to the for-profit Phoenix Academy, which plaintiffs in a federal...
  • Are these Pennsylvania Christians wearing hijabs in solidarity with sharia-promoting Muslims?

    02/07/2017 7:10:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ed Straker
    According to the New York Times, the Church World Service wants Muslim immigrants from the Middle East to feel welcome.  And they seem to think: what better way to make them feel welcome than to put on a hijab and head over to the local mosque for feminist fun and adventure! These ladies, who likely hate Donald Trump for being "sexist," think nothing of wrapping themselves up in an outfit closely associated with some of the worst sharia law has to offer women – the subservience, the second class citizenship, the beatings, the clitorectomies, the sex slavery, and so...
  • Good Samaritan offers man a ride, winds up 'getaway driver' in Columbia bank heist

    02/05/2017 10:53:31 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Jennifer Todd
    A good Samaritan was an unwitting getaway driver in a bank robbery after offering a ride home to a man he met in a Columbia tavern Monday. Greg Kreiser said he was just trying to help out the man when he expressed hesitation about driving after having a few drinks, and didn’t mind as the man asked if they could make a few stops on the way.
  • L.A. County sheriff's sergeant killed in Lancaster shooting; suspected gunman in custody

    10/05/2016 5:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2016 | Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna
    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster, authorities said. The sergeant killed was Steve Owen, a 29-year department veteran, according to sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler. “This has been a very dark day for the Sheriff’s Department,” Capt. Steve Katz said. “We are all suffering right now.” From the archives: L.A. Times reporter rides along with Sgt. Steve Owen last year » The shooting occurred as Owen and his partner responded to a 911 call about 12:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a burglary...
  • Search continues for shooter in Columbia (Pennsylvania)

    07/29/2016 5:19:07 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    WGAL News Channel 8 ^ | July 29 | Staff
    COLUMBIA, Pa. —A police incident is happening now in Columbia, Lancaster County. Police are looking for a shooter. ... Police on the scene confirm to News 8 an "active shooter" shot at police cars and people between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Since that time, police have not heard any shots. Police said the shooter was mobile, either on foot or in a vehicle.