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‘Oooh, McDonalds’: 14-Year-Old Allegedly Said She’d Have Killed Someone Sooner If She Knew She’d Get Fast Food for Breakfast

Over a three-day preliminary hearing, a judge saw differing portraits of a 14-year-old girl charged with killing her disabled older sister. The defense for Claire Miller argued she is capable of rehabilitation and had experienced a psychotic break when she allegedly stabbed sibling Helen Miller, 19, to death. The prosecution, however, said she had for months expressed a desire to hurt someone. Now Judge David Workman has to decide whether Claire, now 16, has to stay in adult court or move to juvenile court. A ruling is expected to take place July 18, according to WGAL-TV.
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Pennsylvania teen told police she killed sister, would have done it sooner for McDonald’s

A disturbed teenage girl who allegedly killed her older sister told cops she “would have killed someone sooner” if she knew she would get to eat McDonald’s, according to reports. Claire Miller, 14, was provided with the fast food breakfast after she was accused of fatally stabbing her 19-year-old disabled sister Helen in 2021, according to the Patriot-News. “Oooh, McDonald’s,” Manheim Township police officer John Martin recounted Miller told police during a Tuesday court hearing. “I would have killed someone sooner if I knew I was going to get McDonald’s.” She also admitted she “Michael Myers’ed” her sister while sitting in her...
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3 Berks establishments cited for liquor control violations

State police have cited three Berks establishments on selling alcohol to minors and other liquor control violations. Troopers with the Liquor Control Enforcement Bureau issued the following citations in June:. • Paradise by the Slice, 69 E. Penn Ave., Wernersville, transporting malt or brewed beverages without a license in January...
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$88K worth of drugs, paraphernalia seized in Reading

READING, Pa. - A Reading man is behind bars after officers discovered $88,000 worth of drugs and paraphernalia. The Berks County District Attorney reports the investigation surrounding Angel Manuel Torres-Hernandez started in May. Torres-Hernandez was identified by police as a drug dealer who was selling cocaine within the City of Reading.
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2 men convicted in 2020 fatal shooting of man in Reading

READING, Pa. - The Berks County District Attorney is announcing the conviction by a jury for Joewel Keita and Devon Starr. The DA posted on Twitter saying Keita and Starr were convicted of 1st degree murder and related charges connected to the fatal shooting of Albert Pena-Pena in Reading. Officials...

Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized In Berks County Drug Bust: DA

Thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl and cocaine along with paraphernalia were seized from a 72-year-old man in a Berks County bust, authorities said. Angel M. Torres-Hernandez became the center of an investigation in May, when authorities learned he was allegedly selling cocaine from his home in Reading, Chief County Detective Michael J. Gombar said.
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New Berks store offers curios, 'upcycled' furniture, more

JEFFERSON TWP. - Ginny Usher’s life has had an eclectic quality. A career hairstylist, she also is an avid furniture painter and sign maker. Born and raised in Kansas, she moved to Pennsylvania 10 years ago. That broad-ranging vibe can be found in The Purple Pelican, a store Usher...

Coroner on scene of motorcycle crash in Lancaster Co.

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — On June 30, at 8:36 p.m., the Ephrata Police Department was sent to investigate a fatal vehicle crash on the 300 block of South Cocalico Road in West Cocalico Township. A 20-year-old motorcycle driver drove into the opposing lane at a 90 degree curve and...

Fatal Lancaster County Crash Investigated

EPHRATA – A fatal crash in Lancaster County is under investigation. Police responded to the 300 block of South Cocalico Road in West Cocalico Township last evening at 8:36 p.m. A motorcycle, driven by a 20-year-old man from Gap, entered the opposing lane of travel at a 90-degree curve in the road and struck an oncoming pick-up truck driven by 56-year-old Sheldon Moyer of Stevens. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, is asked to contact Ephrata Police Officer Nixon at 717-738-9200, ext. 260.

'I Michael Myers'ed my sister': Police tell court what TikToker teen, 16, said after she was arrested for allegedly stabbing her 19-year-old disabled sister

A teenage TikToker accused of stabbing her sleeping sister to death joked to cops that she 'Michael Myers'ed' her, a court in Pennsylvania heard. Claire Miller, 16, was 14 when wheelchair-bound Helen, 19, was murdered at their family home in Manheim Township, Lancaster County last February. The high schooler was...

Emily Engel-Natzke makes history as NHL’s first full-time female coach

Emily Engel-Natzke wanted to make the National Hockey League as a video coach. When the Washington Capitals named Engel-Natzke video coordinator on Thursday, she not only accomplished that goal, but she also became the first woman to hold a full-time position on an NHL coaching staff. “I’ve never kind of really looked at myself in that lens, and I think if you may have asked me a week ago, I wouldn’t have wanted it to be a big deal,” Engel-Natzke said. “But with everything that’s going on kind of geopolitically, I think I’m more so just honored to be, I guess, the...

Vehicle slams into Dauphin County home

HERSHEY, Pa. — A truck crashed into a home in Dauphin County on Thursday. It happened along the 1400 block of E. Derry Road in Hershey, Dauphin County. Fire crews confirmed the vehicle, a tractor-trailer cab, struck the front of the home. Ida Wilkinson, owner of the residence was...

PA Man Killed By Tree He Was Cutting Down, Police Say

A Pennsylvania man was killed after a tree he was cutting down fell on him Wednesday, June 29, authorities said. David Crossett, 39, was cutting the tree behind his Hartz Road home in Ruscombmanor Township when it shifted and landed on top of him, pinning him to the ground around 5:35 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said.

Hershey Medical Center reaches new deal with Teamsters Local 776

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Penn State Health has announced that Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Teamsters Local 776 have reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The deal is effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025. Hershey Medical Center says the Teamster-represented employees ratified the tentative agreement...

Semi-truck crashes into house, investigation begins

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — On June 30 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a tractor trailer truck crashed into a home at 1418 East Derry Road; Derry Township Police responded and found the truck, a Volvo, wedged into the corner of a home. The truck driver was able to get...