August 9, 2015 |
A York County district judge was charged Friday with four counts of indecent assault, harassment, and abuse of office after allegedly groping a woman who had testified in his courtroom. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Attorney General's Office, District Judge Jeffrey Scott Joy went to the 31-year-old woman's apartment after she testified in a probation case against her boyfriend. The woman said Joy entered her room as she was dressing, groped her, and licked her chest.
March 20, 2015 |
IT IS NO SECRET that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is looking to dump first baseman Ryan Howard and his $60 million contract. He's even offering to pay $50 million of that salary to any team willing take the Big Piece. The Orioles have been rumored to be interested, but so far Howard is still in red pinstripes. Now, the York Revolution, in a blog post complete with a photoshopped photo of Howard wearing a yellow Revolution cap, is trying to raise enough money to bring Howard to Pennsylvania Dutch country.
March 6, 2015 |
YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Steve and Julie Groff were living the life. Son of a third-generation dairy farmer, Steve was a successful orthopedic surgeon. Trained as a nurse, Julie was a stay-at-home mom to their three kids and manager of the 77-acre, century-old farm they'd bought in 2000. Together, they were raising Standardbred horses and Black Angus cattle, and exploring future business uses of their farm. Then, in October 2011, tragedy struck. Steve had taken his new Cannondale road bike out for an inaugural spin in Glen Rock, 20 miles from the York County farm, when he was hit from behind by a car being driven at 45 m.p.h.
February 4, 2015 |
Despite repeatedly placing her on suicide watch, the York County (Pa.) Prison failed to properly monitor an Antiguan immigrant with chronic schizophrenia who managed to hang herself in her cell 15 months ago, according to federal investigators. The review - obtained last week by The Inquirer - also points to the shared responsibility of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in managing care for Tiombe Kimana Carlos. It states that just days before Carlos' death in October 2013 - and two months after the 34-year-old had made another bid to hang herself in a cell - a deputy prison warden had asked ICE to consider placing her in a psychiatric facility.
November 11, 2014
THERE'S a successful York County businessman recently elected to public office looking to shake things up in Harrisburg - and it's not Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. It's Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner, an outspoken, farm-raised, hard-line conservative bent on being heard. He runs trash-hauling and trucking companies, so he's no stranger to getting his hands dirty, moving things around or trash-talking. In a recent interview with Dom Giordano on WPHT (1210-AM), Wagner said he plans to spend time in the Senate "sitting in the back room with a baseball bat . . . and leadership's gonna start doing things.
May 23, 2014 |
MAYBE THEY SHOULD call it a "Democratic disunity" meeting? York County businessman Tom Wolf will sit down for breakfast at the Oregon Diner in South Philly tomorrow morning with the three candidates he easily defeated in Tuesday's Democratic primary election for governor. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the city's Democratic Party chairman, asked the candidates last week to attend a "unity" meeting after the primary. They all agreed. But former Gov. Ed Rendell, who is also attending, predicts no "kissing and hugging" after the nasty primary campaign among Wolf, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and state Treasurer Rob McCord.
May 22, 2014 |
MONEY ISN'T everything in Pennsylvania politics. But it can sure help an unknown candidate leap out to a lead in a primary election populated with other unknowns. York County businessman Tom Wolf won the Democratic nomination for governor yesterday - defeating U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, state Treasurer Rob McCord and former state Environmental Protection Secretary Katie McGinty - in large part due to a $10 million bet he made on early campaign commercials. Wolf, comfortably leading with 58 percent of the vote last night, can now turn his full attention to challenging Gov. Corbett's bid for a second term in the Nov. 4 general election.
May 6, 2014
BACKSTAGE before an education forum at the Free Library last week, Tom Wolf told me he was "still enjoying" his first run for public office. Because I've witnessed many such runs and own what I consider a healthy cynicism (others think it's not so healthy), I simply responded: "You'll learn. " Minutes later, Wolf got a sense of what I meant. That's when Rob McCord used his opening statement to head-butt Wolf, accusing the wealthy York County businessman of tolerating racism.
May 5, 2014 |
Nobody loves you when you're ahead. Nobody, that is, except the voters. Just ask Tom Wolf. With little more than two weeks until the Democratic gubernatorial primary, the soft-spoken York County cabinet king is crushing in the latest poll, leading the three other candidates by at least 25 points. So it's open Wolf-hunting season for Rep. Allyson Schwartz, state Treasurer Rob McCord, even Republican Gov. Corbett. Katie McGinty, the former state environmental secretary, has stayed largely out of the cross fire.
May 5, 2014 |
Pennsylvania's top two Democrats called Saturday on state Treasurer Rob McCord to pull the racially charged attack ad he is airing against front-runner Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial primary. Former Gov. Ed Rendell said the television spot was "one of the worst I have ever seen," adding that it was a style of politics "that makes me ashamed to have been part of this business for most of my adult life. " McCord, in an emotional news conference, later said he would continue to use the ad, calling it a "teachable moment" about the moral need to confront racism.