Category Archives: Random posts by others

Yoe Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary hosts Halloween party

Several families and their children attended Friday night’s Halloween party at Yoe Fire Company. The station’s Ladies Auxiliary plans the event each year, in addition to an Easter event, both open to the community. The Halloween party was free and … Continue reading

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Justice for WCO David Grove?

There are a few nights in my career that I’ll never forget. The night David Grove was killed is at the top of the list. I was working for the Hanover Evening Sun and got the call at home to … Continue reading

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Southwestern Regional Police reveal new website

In a growing trend among York County police departments, Southwestern Regional Police revealed a new website with ways to keep in touch with police and access news releases from the department. The website was funded by $3,000 in donations from … Continue reading

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How scanner calls lead to searches for Alabama biscuits

If you listen to the scanner enough (which is a staple in most newsrooms), it all starts to blend together. You can develop a knack for droning it out so you can make calls and get your work done, but … Continue reading

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“Nextdoor provides virtual watch group to keep neighbors informed

Tuesday’s National Night Out event partnered with a new social media tool to introduce neighborhoods to a virtual watch group. Nextdoor provides a free website for residents to sign up based on their neighborhood. Users can enter their information on … Continue reading

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Someone screams about tube socks … er, toe socks … on weird scanner calls

This week’s edition of crazy scanner calls might need to be a multiple part series. For one, our beloved Rick Lee is on vacation this week and we need SOMETHING to fill this blog, and second, there’s just so much … Continue reading

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Strange scanner calls: Coughing crows and people who like knives

There wasn’t anything too remarkable on the scanner this week. If you’re ever looking for up-to-the-minute strange calls, you can follow me on Twitter @ralefever. Paul Kuehnel, a YDR photographer, also tweets about strange scanner chatter @paulkuehnel. Some noteworthy things … Continue reading

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A little police humor during a routine police check

A routine press release from Southern Regional Police came across our desks this week. Southern Regional Police made a quick arrest in an armed robbery in Shrewsbury Township on Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release. Police said that at … Continue reading

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Is there a fix for holes in the judicial system

If Ross Crawford did kill Cherylann “Jen” Dowell after years of reported harassment, assaults and attempted arson, how can we not question the judicial system as a whole? After Dowell was found dead Friday, we began to dig into Crawford’s … Continue reading

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Telling a traumatic story in front of a national eye

For years before becoming an editor, I spent week in and week out sitting in court hearings or standing at crime scenes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched witnesses cry on the stand while recounting their ordeals, … Continue reading

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