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How the deep freeze of 2014 produces often overlooked victims in York, Pa.

Just as firefighters and police officers, journalists are first responders in time of emergencies – such as the deep freeze of January 2014. In that role, they meet people in need. York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photojournalist Jason Plotkin was … Continue reading

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250 years ago, Paxton Boys massacred remnant of once-mighty Susquehannocks

This drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows a Susquehannock village in York County, Pa. A remnant of the Susquehannocks, York County dominant American Indian tribe, were victims of a massacre in 1763. The 250th anniversary of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the a group that history calls the Paxton Boys will be held in Lancaster Dec. 13-14.

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