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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.
MANHEIM, PA
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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...
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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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12-year-old boy found dead in pool at Pennsylvania summer camp

NEW FREEDOM, Pa. — A missing 12-year-old boy at a York County camp has been found dead. The Southern Regional Police chief and the York County Coroner’s Office both confirmed the death. The coroner said the 12-year-old was found just before 2 a.m. Thursday in the pool at...
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Fire damages four rowhomes in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — According to emergency dispatch, fire crews were dispatched for a residential fire in Harrisburg. The fire broke out in a series of rowhomes along the 1200 block of Kittatinny Street on Friday evening. According to a spokesperson for Harrisburg city, four homes were affected in the...
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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...
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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...
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‘This Is Hatred, This Is Foul’: Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Teachers’ Union Denounce Legislation Targeting LGBTQ Youth

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and the teachers’ union condemned bills in Harrisburg that would affect the LGTBQ+ community. Two passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday. One would restrict what Republicans call “sexually explicit content.” Another restricts instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. Krasner called the bills “despicable.” “We hope and expect that they will be vetoed because this is hatred, this is foul,” Krasner said. “People are already hurt. They are already hurt because they have been singled out, they have been pointed out. They have been told they are not good enough and none of that is true.” The district attorney said the Pennsylvania legislature should concentrate on the gun violence epidemic.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

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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