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What’s on the horizon from this view atop a York, Pa., ladder truck?

This elevated scene shows York County, Pa., firefighters working to douse a three-alarm fire. From this vantage point, several building appear in the horizon. So here’s the question: What are we seeing in the background?

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York County, Pa., criminal attorneys have long sought evidence from the grave

Roses rest on railroad tracks on Newberry Street during the annual Unity March in York, Pa.. The roses lay where Lillie Belle Allen was shot 40 years before. As part of the prosecution of the shootings of Allen and York City Police Officer Henry C. Schaad 30 years after they died, the bodies of the two victims were exhumed.

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Much of Sinking Springs Farm to remain in farmland after subdivision

Neat stuff/linked in: History mystery photo/YDR Jeopardy/Medal of Honor Sinking Springs Farm has been in the news recently. The historic Manchester Township farm, framed by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane and Susquehanna Trail, has been … Continue reading

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York County Bar Association office a stop on tour of historic law offices

Law Offices of York Walking Tour is set for 6 p.m., Friday, May 3. The tour includes visits to historic law offices in York. “During this fascinating and informative walk, you will see what lies behind the doors of some of York’s most venerable law firms,” a York County Bar Association release states. “Learn about the architecture of some of the City’s oldest buildings that have housed law firms for decades, and the famous cases tried in York.”

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Part II: For years, York countians part of major court cases

Stephen Stetler, York city’s former state rep and former state revenue secretary, enters the courtroom at the Dauphin County Courthouse Monday on the first day of his trial on charges of political corruption this week. Over the years, York County … Continue reading

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Check out these links to learn more about wrenching U.S. Supreme Court case Snyder v. Westboro

York County, Pa.’s, Albert Snyder holds a picture of him with his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. The photo was taken at the last holiday the two spent together, according to the York Daily Record/Sunday News. The U.S. Marine was … Continue reading

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York, Pa.-based Web site tracking U.S. Supreme Court case, Snyder vs. Westboro

Albert Snyder holds a picture of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, from the last Christmas the two spent together before the U.S. Marine was killed in Iraq March 3, 2006. This scene came during a news conference in which … Continue reading

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Prigg v. Pennsylvania early U.S. Supreme Court case with York County ties

No matter the federal law or Pennsylvania and Maryland statutes in play, runaway slaves slipped across the Mason-Dixon Line before the Civil War. Some found freedom via the Underground Railroad. One such fugitive from Maryland settled in York, Pa., and … Continue reading

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Part I: For years, York countians part of major court cases

Plaintiffs’ attorney Eric Rothschild addresses the media following closing statements in the Dover intelligent design trial in November 2005. The civil trial was one of the nationally prominent cases involving York County in decades. Background posts: County First Amendment list … Continue reading

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