Category Archives: Crime

Read the agreement authorizing police to wear body cameras in schools

York City Council members said during a committee meeting Wednesday night that they want more information before they approve the use of grant funds to purchase two body cameras for school resource officers. Specifically, council members said they wanted information … Continue reading

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How to stop the violence?

At a Tuesday morning news conference — where local and state officials announced they had charged 21 alleged members of the city’s “Southside Gang” — York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said, “We can’t arrest our way out of this.”

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Seeking domestic violence help? Here are local resources

Anne Acker, a long-time domestic violence awareness advocate, told me when I called her to talk about the Ray Rice video tape that if she was ever abused by a partner, she didn’t know if she would be able to … Continue reading

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Use homicide, crime maps to check city neighborhoods

I recently reported that police and city officials were touting a significant drop in crime in York since 1988 and citing improvements to the city’s market district in particular.

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The top five stories of 2013

A municipal election — that few knew was happening; the great fire box debate; York struck by food trucks (and carts); a fire chief named; the Northwest triangle reclaimed; a commission in turmoil; a drug task force divided; a fourth … Continue reading

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York City Police Department to lose two officers to attrition

The York City Police Department’s budget will shrink in 2014 because of a drop in grant funding, and fewer dollars will mean fewer boots on the street, Chief Wes Kahley said Wednesday night. The department will lose two officers through … Continue reading

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West Princess Street shooting: Resident says it’s not safe to sit on front porch

A middle-aged woman stood in her white bathrobe on the front porch of her West Princess Street home late Tuesday night and watched as city police combed the area for bullet casings following a shooting in the 600 block. “Last … Continue reading

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A quick and easy application for a license to carry a firearm in York

My friend recently bought a gun — a small pistol from Gander Mountain. She said they did the background check, which she passed in a matter of minutes, on site. Within an hour, about the same amount of time as … Continue reading

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Work at York police station pushes forward

In case you were wondering, the city’s police station upgrade is apparently chugging right along. The $5 million-plus project – funded mostly by a state grant – seems to have shifted into high gear in recent weeks. Crews inside the … Continue reading

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City store raided by Homeland Security going out of business

If you’re looking for a deal, you might want to stop by the Bust-A-Left store on West Market Street in the city. That’s the one, if you’ll recall, that was raided by the Department of Homeland Security last week. Since, … Continue reading

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