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Judges Reset Bail for Rioters After Protesters Publish Judge’s Address, Petition for Reconsideration

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Judges Reset Bail for Rioters After Protesters Publish Judge’s Address, Petition for Reconsideration

The bail for felony rioters arrested Monday in downtown Lancaster have been modified.

Initially, Magisterial District Court Judge Bruce Roth set bail for several rioters at $1 million, which many credited with quelling the violent protests in the days that followed but which some decried as excessive.

On Tuesday,…

EXCLUSIVE: LNP Employee Among Those Facing $1M Bail for Felony Rioting, Arson in Lancaster Unrest

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EXCLUSIVE: LNP Employee Among Those Facing $1M Bail for Felony Rioting, Arson in Lancaster Unrest

Late in the violent riots in downtown Lancaster on Monday, Police charged into the crowd targeting those identified as ringleaders and instigators.

Fourteen were arrested and face $1 million bail, including an employee of LNP | lancasteronline.

Matthew Modderman, 31, was arrested Monday at the 100 block of Prince…

BREAKING: Judge Rules Gov. Wolf, Secretary Levine’s COVID-19 Restrictions Unconstitutional

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BREAKING: Judge Rules Gov. Wolf, Secretary Levine’s COVID-19 Restrictions Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order closing “non-life-sustaining businesses” and his restrictions on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled Monday.

The decision came in a case in which Butler, Greene, Fayette and Washington counties sued, claiming the emergency shutdown orders by Wolf and under the…

BLM/Antifa Rioters Clash with Police in Lancaster After Police Shoot a Violent Knife-Wielding Felon

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BLM/Antifa Rioters Clash with Police in Lancaster After Police Shoot a Violent Knife-Wielding Felon

Violence erupted late Sunday night and early Monday morning in downtown Lancaster city, as BLM and antifa clashed with law enforcement near the Lancaster Police headquarters on Chestnut.

More than a 1,000 had gathered in a protest after Lancaster police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call on Sunday afternoon…

There’s a Lot to Unpack Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Child Care Centers in PA

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There’s a Lot to Unpack Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Child Care Centers in PA

This is one of those good news/bad news things where practicality comes up against competing principles.

It has to do with professional child care businesses, the Pennsylvania COVID-19 lockdown of businesses, property rights, family trends and more.

Pennsylvania’s already teetering child care industry fears a recent tweak in state

Lancaster County Has an Another Epidemic – An Opioid Epidemic – and No One is Talking About It | News Analysis

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Lancaster County Has an Another Epidemic – An Opioid Epidemic – and No One is Talking About It | News Analysis

News comes today that Pennsylvania law enforcement busted three major drug trafficking rings operating in the Keystone State, leading to the arrest of dozens of people and seizure of fentanyl, nearly half a million dollars in cash and firearms.

According to police, officers arrested 35 individuals allegedly tied to…

Man Accused of Kidnapping Linda Stolzfoos Pleads Not Guilty

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Man Accused of Kidnapping Linda Stolzfoos Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of kidnapping Linda Stolzfoos is waiving his scheduled arraignment and pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment in the case of the 18-year-old Amish girl who disappeared in late June.

Prosecutors allege that Justo Smoker, 34, of Paradise, kidnapped Stoltzfoos, who is still missing.…

Stick a Fork in COVID-19, We’re Done | Diane Knight

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Stick a Fork in COVID-19, We’re Done | Diane Knight

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By Diane Knight


I have written before about the Hydroxychloroquine scandal and the political machinations of the Democrat establishment all over the…

Neighbors Voice Concerns, Opposition to Current Plans for 913 Wheatland as Part of $93M St. Joseph Hospital Redevelopment

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Neighbors Voice Concerns, Opposition to Current Plans for 913 Wheatland as Part of $93M St. Joseph Hospital Redevelopment

About 40 neighbors gathered Monday night to express their concerns and craft a strategy for their objections for plans for a four-story apartment building at 913 Wheatland Ave., a part of the proposed $93 million redevelopment of the old St. Joseph Hospital site.

Organizer Peter Brown, who lives on Marietta,…

The Fall of the Ideological Bourgeoisie Nationwide and Right Here in Lancaster County is Inevitable | Diane Knight

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The Fall of the Ideological Bourgeoisie Nationwide and Right Here in Lancaster County is Inevitable | Diane Knight

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By Diane Knight

A piece I wrote some five years ago for a long-gone British news site was about the death of…

The $90M St. Joseph Hospital Redevelopment with Government Housing Will Bring Crime and Harm Home Values While Gentrifying Existing Nearby Lower Income Areas

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The $90M St. Joseph Hospital Redevelopment with Government Housing Will Bring Crime and Harm Home Values While  Gentrifying Existing Nearby Lower Income Areas

The proposal to turn the brutalist-style old St. Joseph Hospital on College Avenue into housing, offices, and shops – including low-income housing – would create serious traffic problems, increase crime and drive down housing prices in the neighborhood.

On Monday, the first step toward this $90 million redevelopment advanced, when…

Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s War on the Keystone State’s Children | Diane Knight

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Gov. Wolf and Rachel Levine’s War on the Keystone State’s Children | Diane Knight

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By Diane Knight

One of the most terrifying things about Rachel Levine is not the fact that she is personally responsible for…

Corporate Cancel Culture is Killing Us | Ben Garrison

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Corporate Cancel Culture is Killing Us | Ben Garrison

By Ben Garrison

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is all about Marxism.

People are not allowed to amend the far-left slogan, “Black Lives Matter” and it’s endlessly repeated in all the blue cities. It’s painted in large letters on public thoroughfares. Trying to paint over such graffiti might get you…

How America Failed to Manage a Measly Virus, Creating the Biggest Murder Mystery in History |Diane Knight

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How America Failed to Manage a Measly Virus, Creating the Biggest Murder Mystery in History |Diane Knight

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By Diane Knight

We can sit here and talk about Covid-19 and the unexplainable mistakes made in its management here in Pennsylvania…

Lebanon County Suing Democrat Gov. Wolf Over His Retaliatory Withholding of $13M in Federal Funding

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Lebanon County Suing Democrat Gov. Wolf Over His Retaliatory Withholding of $13M in Federal Funding

Lebanon County, home of some of the strongest resistance to Gov. Tom Wolf’s draconian lockdown, is suing the governor for nearly $13 million in federal coronavirus relief funding that he withheld in retaliation for its resistance to his authoritarian lockdown actions.

The lawsuit is the latest challenge to Wolf’s emergency…

Pennsylvania Patriots Turn Out in the Thousands at the Capitol to Defy Gov. Wolf’s Mandates as Resistance to Mask Laws, Lockdown Intensifies [INCLUDES PHOTO ESSAY]

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Pennsylvania Patriots Turn Out in the Thousands at the Capitol to Defy Gov. Wolf’s Mandates as Resistance to Mask Laws, Lockdown Intensifies [INCLUDES PHOTO ESSAY]

Braving sweltering summer temperatures and even higher humidity, more than a thousand patriotic Pennsylvanians took to the steps of the Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday, calling for an end to Gov. Tom Wolf’s authoritarian lockdown of the Keystone State.

Speakers and attendants included several Lancaster County residents, as well as…

The Media Matrix: How the Media Pushes the Blue Pill to Create Their Phony Left-Wing Narrative | Charles Stouff

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The Media Matrix: How the Media Pushes the Blue Pill to Create Their Phony Left-Wing Narrative | Charles Stouff

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By Charles Stouff

One of my favorite sci-fi movies of all-time has to be the 1999 classic, “The Matrix”. The entire premise…

Join Patriots Who Plan to Storm the Steps of the Capitol Wednesday in Harrisburg to Demand Freedom From Gov. Wolf’s Draconian Lockdown

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Join Patriots Who Plan to Storm the Steps of the Capitol Wednesday in Harrisburg to Demand Freedom From Gov. Wolf’s Draconian Lockdown

Patriotic Pennsylvanians are expected to take to the steps of the state capitol on Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. to demand that Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf end his authoritarian lockdown orders.

Speakers begin at noon and will include, ReOpen PA co-founder Matthew Bellis of Lancaster County, state Sen.…