The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 12/09


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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: A couple from East Drumore Township is facing charges after they allegedly allowed an infant to come in contact with drugs. Police in Ephrata are investigating a murder-suicide. A man will spend nearly in decade in jail after vandalizing property in Lancaster County. 

>>East Drumore Township Couple Charged Following Infant Overdose

(East Drumore Township, PA) -- A couple from East Drumore Township is facing charges after they allegedly allowed an infant to come in contact with drugs. State police say 40-year-old Aaron Horting and 35-year-old Brittany Nicole Stotler have been charged in the overdose incident that occurred back in August. According to reports, the one-year-old was found with fentanyl, synthetic opioids and a muscle relaxer in her system at the time. The two now face a slew of charges including two counts of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

>>Man, Woman Killed In Ephrata Shooting

(Ephrata, PA) -- Police in Ephrata are investigating a murder-suicide that left a man and woman dead. Deputies say the incident occurred Monday morning in the two-hundred-block of Mortar Lane. When they arrived, officers found 19-year-old Naraly Archibald with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and 61-year-old Juan Dalmolin, who is Archibald's uncle, with a single gunshot wound to head. The coroner's office ruled Naraly's death a homicide and Juan's death a suicide. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unknown at this time.

>>State Police Searching For Missing Lancaster County Man

(LancasterCounty, PA) -- Pennsylvania State Police are searching for an elderly man from Lancaster County who was reported missing. Troopers say 83-year-old Robert Hodson was last seen the morning of December 2nd in the area of the First block of Dry Wells Road in Bart Township. Hodson is described as a white male standing at five-foot-nine, 160-pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a burgundy shirt, brown coat and gray sneakers. Anyone with information on Hodson's location is asked to call 9-1-1.

>>Man Sentenced To Prison For Vandalizing Lancaster County Property

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A man will spend nearly in decade in jail after vandalizing property in Lancaster County. The Lancaster County District Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Francisco Rodriguez was sentenced to four-to-nine years in prison for toppling the Christopher Columbus statute on Lenox Lane back in June. Additionally, Rodriguez is also accused of breaking glass doors on both the Lancaster County Courthouse and Lancaster Adult Probation buildings. The damage caused is said to have cost over nine-thousand-dollars.

>>Lancaster County Teacher Named Pennsylvania Teacher Of The Year

(Lancaster County, PA) -- A teacher from Lancaster County is being recognized by the state of Pennsylvania. State officials announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Raff has been named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. Raff, who is a sixth grade teacher in the Penn Manor School District, marks the first educator to win the award in Lancaster County since 1993. She now moves on to the National Teacher of the Year competition.


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