Author Archives: Rick Lee

About Rick Lee

Rick Lee is a veteran courthouse reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Contact him at rlee@ydr.com or call 495-1782.

Live Coverage of the Joshua Cochran and Amy Funt child abuse trial

The parents of a 2 1/2-year-old girl are being prosecuted for allegedly seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old. Follow live coverage of their trial below. Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 30, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of Gregory Allen Hess’ Bail Hearing

Accused twice of trying to hire a hit man to kill someone, Gregory Allen Hess has a bail hearing today. The first person Hess, 46, allegedly wanted killed was his estranged wife’s boyfriend. The hired hit man in that attempt … Continue reading

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Local mental health experts give insight into far-reaching effects of sexual abuse

With her identity protected by authorities and her privacy honored by the media, the public likely will never know if the alleged victim of Dover Area School District Matthew Puterbaugh suffered any emotional trauma from the reported sexual abuse. Some … Continue reading

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B-I-N-G-O for D-A-R-G-O

“The Friends of the York County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program” are hosting a bingo fundraiser event on June 7 to cover the cost associated with caring for and maintaining Captain Dargo, the sheriff department’s detection dog. The fundraiser is at Eagle Fire Company, … Continue reading

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It may be a stereotype, but …

… most people would probably agree that you don’t come between a cop and his coffee. The never-sleeping eyes of law enforcement sometimes need to be caffeinated to remain that way. But a Maryland woman apparently did just that. Christina … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with Walmart

Matthew A. Gaspin admitted he didn’t read the fine print. So, when he got caught shoplifting a TV soundbar from Walmart in West Manheim Township on Aug. 23, 2013, he also got hit with a defiant trespass charge. It seems … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Joshua Lookingbill Homicide Trial

A stabbing victim, his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend were involved in a love triangle that ended when one man stabbed the other early Jan. 31, 2013 in York, according to police. Joshua Justin Lookingbill, 25, of the 700 block of … Continue reading

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Parents jailed for alleged child abuse

The parents of a 22-month-old girl remain in York County Prison, each in lieu of $100,000 bail, accused of seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old. Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 29, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” … Continue reading

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It’s not a bottle rocket shot out of your butt, but it’s still silly

Some outfit called the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform has released its Top 10 list of most ridiculous law suits. The list includes: inmates who did not know that alcohol could lead to crime; a man suing … Continue reading

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Woodard formally sentenced to death

York County Judge Michael Bortner formally sentenced Aric Shayne Woodard to death Wednesday, Dec. 18, for the beating death of 2-year-old Jaques Omari Twinn. A jury convicted Woodard, 40, of York, of first-degree murder in October. Jaques died on Nov. … Continue reading

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