TOP HEADLINES FOR 09/14


>>Multi-Vehicle Crash In York County Leaves One Dead

(York, PA) -- One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash in York County yesterday. Officials say the crash happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Interstate-83 between Exit 24 and Exit 28. Officials have not released much information on the crash, but it involved a rolled-over vehicle with someone being ejected. The crash caused all northbound lanes on I-83 to shut down for several hours while officials investigated.

>>Health Care Workers Urge Action As COVID-19 Waivers Expire

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Health care workers are urging state lawmakers to take action as a waiver that allows out-of-state nurses to get temporary licenses in Pennsylvania is expiring. Officials with the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association say this COVID-19 waiver has helped hospitals deal with their staffing shortages, and if action isn't taken by the end of this month, things could get worse. They added that nurses are already burnt out, and they're getting reports of people leaving mid-shift because they had enough. Lawmakers acknowledged the issue during a House hearing yesterday and say they must look into continuing the waiver.

>>Dauphin County High School Cancels Another Football Game

(Dauphin County, PA) -- Central Dauphin High School is canceling another football game due to COVID-19. Last week, the school announced that its season was temporarily suspended due to the number of COVID cases on the team and last week's game was canceled. Officials added that they would reevaluate the situation this week. However, after discussing with the Department of Health and the District Physician, CDHS' game against Harrisburg High School this Friday is canceled. Officials will reevaluate the situation again, next week.

>>Police Investigating Weekend Shooting At York County Bar

(York, PA) -- Police are investigating a shooting at a York County bar over the weekend that left one man injured. Police say the shooting took place early Saturday morning at "The Other Place" bar in West York Borough. Officials have not released more details on the shooting, but it sent one man to the hospital. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 717-854-1975.

>>Hearing For Lawsuit Against Governor's Mask Order Postponed

(Harrisburg, PA) -- A court hearing for the lawsuit against the governor's mask mandate for schools is being postponed. The lawsuit was filed by the state Senate's top Republican and a group of parents to overturn the school mask mandate. A hearing was set for September 16th, but the commonwealth court is asking for the group to file a brief on why the mandate is illegal. Then, the Wolf Administration will have until September 23rd to file a response and then a new hearing date will be set.

>>More Than 22-Hundred Pennsylvanians Hospitalized With COVID-19

(Harrisburg, PA) -- More Pennsylvanians are being sent to the hospital with COVID-19. As of yesterday, more than 22-hundred people across the state are being treated at a hospital for the virus and about 551 of them are in intensive care units. The uptick in cases and hospitalizations is so bad that Penn State Health is reviving its public COVID-19 dashboard. Penn State Health, UPMC and WellSpan also emphasized that the vast majority of their patients hospitalized with COVID are unvaccinated.

>>Kansas Man Charged With Kidnapping, Raping Lancaster Woman

(Hershey, PA) -- A Kansas man is being charged with the kidnapping and rape of a Lancaster County woman. Police say on Saturday, they received a tip on the victim, who was reported missing a few days prior, and it took them to a Rio Motel in Hershey. When officers arrived, they found the missing woman and her estranged husband, Robert Allen Schlegel. The woman was allegedly being held captive by him against her will for three days before police showed up. Schlegel was arrested that night, and he is facing charges of kidnapping, rape, unlawful restraint, aggravated assault and more.

>>Governor Recalling Nomination For Department Of State Leader

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf is recalling his nomination for the state's next secretary of the Department of State. Wolf says based on the Senate Republican majority's pursuit of an investigation into baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 Election, it's clear that Veronica Degraffenreid will not get a fair hearing from the Senate. Degraffenreid will continue to serve as the Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth as not being confirmed by the Senate doesn't impact her ability to do her job.

>>Penn State Offering Military Members Free Tickets To Football Game

(Centre County, PA) -- Penn State is offering free tickets for an upcoming football game to military members. Officials say as part of Penn State's Military Appreciation Week, they will offer free tickets to the Penn State v. Rutgers football game on November 20th for active and retired service members. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and military members, veterans and their families can apply for the free tickets online. Those who acquire the tickets will also receive a complimentary tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center.

>>Berks County Issues Public Health Alert For Overdoses

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County District Attorney John Adams is issuing a public health alert after there were roughly 70 drug overdoses over the weekend. Reading Police Chief Richard Tornielli says half of them were in his city. Police searched a garage on North Eighth Street and found 200 bags of suspected heroin and fentanyl, ten-and-a-half grams of suspected cocaine, 141 bags of cocaine for sale and drug packaging material. Thirty-eight-year-old Jayson Cuadrado and 28-year-old Dimitri Ortega have been arrested.

>>Suspect In 2018 Triple Murder Identified

(Reading, PA) -- The suspect in a triple murder in December 2018 in Reading has been identified. Police accuse Jairo Guerrero-Bautista of killing Marli Alonso, Omar Harris, and Joel Cintron. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities believe the victims were targeted.

>>Police In Lancaster County Searching For Missing Woman

(East Lampeter Township, PA) -- East Lampeter Township Police are trying to find 48-year-old Theresa Stewart. The Lancaster County woman has not had any contact with relatives since July. Stewart was last known to be in the 2,800-block of Lincoln Highway East. 

>>Material Handling Accident Kills Three Mile Island Plant Worker

(Londonderry Township, PA) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a contract worker at Three Mile Island has been killed in a "material handling accident." The nuclear plant has been shut down since September 2019 and is being decommissioned. The NRC says the employee was outside the radiological controlled area when the death occurred while they were unloading equipment from a truck. Exelon Generation owns TMI Unit 1 and says they are "deeply saddened" by the death.

>>Two Shot In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Police are investigating after two people were shot Monday afternoon near North 10th and Spring streets. No information about what happened has been released yet. Police were called to the scene just after 2 p.m. on a report someone was shot in the head. The second victim was found a half-block away.

>>SEPTA Employee Shortage

(Philadelphia, PA) -- SEPTA's staff shortage is starting to affect more customers. The transit agency is short about 80 bus drivers, which is slowing down routes daily. Several routes were delayed yesterday, and it's not expected to get better anytime soon. SEPTA is asking all people interested in working to apply as soon as possible.


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