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Cameras will be required in new cars to prevent “back overs”

A new rule released Monday will require rear view cameras in new vehicles under 10,000 pounds to help prevent drivers from backing into people, according to a news release from Kids and Cars Inc. Even with using three mirrors, drivers … Continue reading

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York Fire/Rescue Services to offer Community Emergency Response Team training

“Do you know what to do when a disaster strikes?¬†Are you able to help yourself, your family and neighbors during natural and man-made emergencies?” More than 1,000 York County residents have already participated in free disaster preparedness training — but … Continue reading

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State police implement highway safety programs for commercial drivers

Pennsylvania State Police will begin initiatives that focus on highway safety that should continue through the next month, according to a news release issued Tuesday. The Commercial Vehicle Focusing on Cellular User Safety (FOCUS) project will focus on cracking down … Continue reading

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York County fire department shares safety tips for July 4th celebrations

The 4th of July is a time of patriotic celebration — and what’s more American than things to go BOOM. But while you’re roasting hot dogs in the swimming pool and admiring the bright lights in the sky, there are … Continue reading

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York’s National Night Out to give crime, drugs a “going away party”

National Night Out isn’t until Aug. 6, but York city is already looking for ideas for what they are calling a “going away party” for drugs and crime. The York City Police Department and the community have participated in National … Continue reading

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Police in York County conduct active shooter drills

Several police departments took part in active shooter drills in an effort to be prepared should any such incident take place at schools within their jurisdictions. Security officers from Harrisburg Area Community College’s York campus and members of the York … Continue reading

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YAUFR provides hundreds of smoke alarms through grant program

A Fire Prevention and Safety Grant awarded to York Area United Fire and Rescue in 2009 has helped supply Spring Garden and Springettsbury township residents with more than 400 free smoke alarms, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Local police chief to join Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia to discuss gun control

Springettsbury Township Police Chief Thomas Hyers said Thursday night he was invited to join Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia Monday for a roundtable discussion on gun control. The White House announced Thursday Biden would meet with law enforcement officials, … Continue reading

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Emergency responders look to Twitter to spread news

Members of the York Daily Record, primarily photographer Jason Plotkin, visual editor Eileen Joyce and myself (night cops reporter) have been meeting with local fire departments to teach them the basics of Twitter as they begin to look to social … Continue reading

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How would you react to an armed robber?

A York store owner and his brother made a quick decision earlier this week to fight off an armed gunman who demanded cash. Staff writer Mike Argento wrote: Young C. Kwon was behind the counter of his family’s corner grocery … Continue reading

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