Perry County mom makes her daughter’s dreams come true
PERRY COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – In December 2009, Allison Speck from Marysville was diagnosed with a rare cancer after a large tumor was found on her liver. “She fought the cancer,” said Allie’s dad Tom Speck. After surgery In July 2010, Allie was declared cancer-free. But 8 months later the cancer returned. Allie passed away […]
10 most expensive homes sold in Perry County, Sept. 18-24
A house in Rye Township that sold for $405,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Perry County between Sep. 11 and Sep. 24. In total, 11 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past two weeks, with an average price of $237,668. The average price per square foot was $166.
Perry County Launches Manhunt for Missing Sex Offender
The Sheriff's Office in Perry County has initiated a desperate manhunt for 60-year-old Barry Allen Bostwick, a dangerous registered sex offender. Bostwick, known for his violent sexual history, failed to attend his sentencing hearing following his conviction on multiple charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Overdose and Pedestrian Fatality in Perry County, PA
Two incidents occurred in Perry County, Pennsylvania this week. In the first incident, a man was charged for delivering drugs that resulted in a deadly overdose. The second incident involved a pedestrian who was struck and killed while attempting to cross a road.
Wanted: 60-year-old PA sex offender considered ‘armed and dangerous’
PERRY COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has announced they are searching for a child sex offender who they consider “armed and dangerous.” The sheriff’s office says they are looking for Barry Allen Bostwick of Rye Township after a felony warrant was issued for failing to appear during sentencing on Thursday, Sept. […]
'Sexually violent predator' may be camping along Susquehanna River or Appalachian Trail, Perry County Sheriff's Office says
A 'sexually violent predator' may be camping along the Susquehanna River or Appalachian Trail, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Office. Barry Bostwick, 60, of Rye Township, Perry County, failed to appear for sentencing after he was convicted on multiple counts of deviate sexual intercourse with a child. There is now a felony warrant for his arrest.
Police searching for Perry Co. man deemed a 'sexually violent predator'
PERRY COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — The Perry County Sheriff's Office is searching for Barry Allen Bostwick after he failed to appear for his sentencing on September 14, 2023. Bostwick has a felony warrant for his failure to appear, and was convicted at trial for multiple counts of Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, according to a criminal docket.
Central Pa. sex offender on the loose, armed and dangerous: sheriff
A Perry County man is at large after failing to appear at his sentencing hearing on child sexual abuse charges, authorities said. Barry A. Bostwick, 60, of Rye Township, should be considered armed and dangerous, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. The Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board also said Bostwick is a sexually violent predator.
Perry County authorities searching for sexually violent predator who skipped sentencing
PERRY COUNTY, Pa. — The Perry County Sheriff's Office is searching for a sexually violent predator who may be hiking or camping in the Duncannon/Marysville area. Authorities say Barry Allen Bostwick, 60, failed to appear for sentencing on Sept. 14 and a felony warrant was subsequently issued for his capture. Bostwick was convicted at trial of multiple counts of deviate sexual intercourse with a child, the sheriff's office said.
Perry County man wanted after child assault conviction
The Perry County Sheriff's Office on Monday announced that they are searching for a man deemed to be a sexually violent predator after he failed to show up for sentencing following a child assault conviction. Barry Allen Bostwick, 60, of Rye Township, failed to appear for sentencing Sept. 14 following...
A Perry County Mother Completes Late Daughter's Dream Book
In Perry County, Pennsylvania, a mother, Zina Speck, has fulfilled her late daughter's dream. Her daughter, Allison 'Allie' Speck, was an English scholar at Messiah College and had started writing a book. However, a rare cancer diagnosis halted her progress.
Recovery funds remain available, county commissioners report
The Sept. 11 meeting of the Perry County commissioners began with a moment of silence in honor of Patriots’ Day. The commissioners’ evening meeting scheduled for Nov. 13 will be held at the Duncannon Borough building at 7 p.m. The submission period for nonprofits and small businesses to...
Newport field hockey loses win streak, then bounces back
In a thrilling battle between Perry County teams, Susquenita came out on top and upset Newport 1-0. It was Addy Graupensperger in the third quarter that broke the scoreless competition and remained the only goal scorer through the end of regulation. The Blackhawks controlled the offense in the first half...
Perry County Hobbyist Jeweler Crafts Unique Dinosaur Feces Jewelry
This holiday season, Bob Dirk, a hobbyist jeweler from Perry County, is gaining attention for his innovative use of unexpected materials. Specifically, he's using coprolite, or fossilized dinosaur feces. Most of his coprolite comes from Colorado and Utah, areas known for their plethora of dinosaur remains. These coprolites offer a unique glimpse into what these prehistoric creatures ate, which is reflected in the different mineral colors they contain.
Local Update: Little Buffalo Road Bridge in Perry County Now Open After Repairs
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge on Little Buffalo Road (Route 4010) in Perry County. The bridge repairs are now complete, lifting the previous detour.
Obituaries from the Perry County Times (9/23/23)
David E. Little, 86, formerly of Duncannon, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Premier at Perry Village, New Bloomfield. He was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Newport to late David S. and Vera Jane (Baker) Little. He was retired from Triangle Press, Harrisburg, and was a part-time police officer...