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Summer of Unrest - The 1969 Harrisburg Riots

It was more complicated than that, of course. Harrisburg's largest race riot, which erupted 50 years ago Sunday, had a variety of causes. The short version is this:.

District III playoff basketball game closed to public after fight  PennLive

For the second time this year, students at York's William Penn High School will be playing basketball without a crowd. Due to a fight that broke out at the end of ...

6 people charged in melee following York High’s 66-63 boys basketball playoff loss to Muhlenberg  WPMT FOX 43

YORK -- The School District of the City of York issued a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the wild finish to Monday night's District 3 Class 5A boys ...

One charged, three cited after brawl at high school basketball game: Report

Police have charged one and cited three others in connection with a fight that happened at a basketball game at York's William Penn High School last week.

One charged, three cited in York High basketball brawl  York Dispatch

An 18-year-old student faces charges after police said she assaulted a York City School District Police officer during a Feb. 25 brawl at a York High basketball ...

Restrictions at York High’s basketball game Thursday  ABC27

There will be changes at William Penn High School's basketball game Thursday night when they take on Northern York High.

Here's how a Pennsylvania high school turned homecoming court selection into a fundraiser  York Daily Record

York High incorporates fundraising and donating into the homecoming court process for 2018. The king and queen were the two that raised the most.

York High earns visit from PA Secretary of Education for 2016 breakfast challenge performance

York, PA -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera plans to visit William Penn Senior High School tomorrow. Rivera will recognize the York City ...

William Penn legends usher in a new era for school's pool  York Daily Record/Sunday News

High school pool sits empty, but a fund-raising effort hopes to change that. And to bring swimming back to the Bearcats.

York High holds 2018 homecoming dance; see pictures  York Daily Record

The dance was held Saturday night in the high school gym.

Six students sent to hospital following York City bus crash  York Dispatch

Six William Penn Senior High School students were sent to area hospitals with injuries after their bus crashed in York City on Thursday morning. Erin James ...

High school senior killed, shot 5 times in chest, police say  WGAL Lancaster

Police are looking for the suspect that shot and killed a William Penn High School student in York on Tuesday night. Advertisement. Officers were called to 33 ...

EDITORIAL: Reopening William Penn pool a good start  York Dispatch

It's a good idea. In fact, it's a great idea. There are just 1.2 million problems.

Meet York County's 2019 Distinguished Young Women  York Daily Record

Thirty finalists have been selected for the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of York County program. The scholarship program, which has been around for ...

York Vietnam Veteran honored 50 years later  WPMT FOX 43

YORK, Pa. - City and county leaders in York hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at Penn Park Monday. They honored a local veteran, Calvin C. Rice Jr. who died ...

Project PA I Truancy Cases Rise as Some Schools Report Cases to CYS Sooner than Others  WHP Harrisburg

When we launched our Project PA: Children in Crisis series earlier this year, we told you we are committed to sharing your stories. We've listened to countless ...

How one midstate school became both a fortress and a safe haven | News

(York) -- When Marcelina Brown walks into school, her mornings start like this: She waits in a line of her peers, takes out her phone and keys and walks through ...

'I believe in public education': Superintendent who led York City's recovery retiring  York Daily Record

The sketch of a former slave looms large over Dr. Eric Holmes' office, as a reminder to him and everyone who sees the picture that Frederick Douglass rose ...

York City School District picks new leader to replace retiring superintendent  York Daily Record

Numerous school districts will see changes in leadership for the upcoming school year.

Spring Grove student wins title at York's Distinguished Young Women competition  York Dispatch

Ivy Snyder, who took first place at the May 4, competition, received $15500 in college scholarships.

Memorial Day 2019: Here’s a list of community ceremonies and parades across Central PA  WPMT FOX 43

Townships, cities and boroughs across Central Pennsylvania will mark Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies all weekend. Here's a list of some of the ...

Greatest athletes: Top 10 William Penn Bearcats  GameTimePA named the 10 best athletes from William Penn High School as part of its "Greatest Athletes" series in 2009.

William Penn (Pa.) remembers player shot and killed days before Senior Day  USA TODAY High School Sports

The William Penn (York, Pa.) football team honored all of its seniors on Saturday, but the name that loomed largest was the one missing from attendance. Before ...

York Police officer making a difference on and off the field  WHP Harrisburg

High school baseball is making a comeback in the city of York. For the first time in seven years, William Penn High School is fielding a team, and one of its ...

Dover High School junior varsity basketball coach charged with institutional sexual assault  WPMT FOX 43

YORK COUNTY, Pa.-- A former William Penn basketball standout and Dover High School girl's junior varsity basketball coach is facing charges after allegedly ...

York City schools: End of state oversight near?  York Dispatch

For nearly six years, the York City school board has operated under the watchful eye of a state-appointed financial recovery officer. That watchdog now says the ...

Pennsylvania teen committed suicide, left note for father that said she's 'tired of the bullying'  New York Daily News

Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose father found her hanging in their house with a despondent and defeated note.

In kindergarten, she didn't know English. Now, she's a York leader and role model.  York Daily Record

Logos Academy senior who helps others with literacy among York diversity dinner award recipients.

Student donates 450 prom dresses to William Penn, West York  York Daily Record/Sunday News

"You wear it once, and it will sit in your closet. Why not give it to someone who needs it more?”

June E. Kohr Powers | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

June E. Kohr Powers, 92, of Lancaster, formerly of York, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the home of her sister, with whom she resided. Born in York on.

School safety: report reveals Pa.'s most unsafe schools

The numbers are not staggering, still the recently released 2015-2016 School Safety Report reveals some of the state's most dangerous schools. Caveat: the ...

Teen accused of shooting 2 men at York vs. McCaskey football game ordered to be released from prison  LancasterOnline

A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting two men at a J.P. McCaskey and William Penn high school football game in York nearly two years ago was ordered to be ...

Student charged after threat to harm staff in York City school  York Dispatch

York City School District sent a letter home with Ferguson K-8 students Friday, March 2, informing them of a student allegedly threatening to harm staff.

Frances Wolf McCabe: A York County woman of vision turns 100  York Daily Record

Mrs. McCabe has been a driving force behind several of York's major institutions.

PIAA championships: Looking back at York-Adams individual state titles  York Daily Record

Take a look back at the York and Adams county high school athletes to win individual state titles over the years. Classifications are included when ...

Names of man, teen killed in shooting released | News

FILE PHOTO: A York City Police patrol car. (Photo: Dylan Segelbaum, York Daily Record) (York) -- Authorities have released the names of a man and a teenager ...

Former William Penn High School building for sale  abc27

The William Penn High School was a cornerstone of the Harrisburg School District for decades. The complex has been vacant for years and it's now up for sale.

Walter Richard Kettering | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

W. R. "Dick" Kettering, Ed.D., passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at age 85 surrounded by the love of his family.

Pennsylvania girl barred from prom for wearing suit has her prom night  Chicago Tribune

A central Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her ...

Security to increase after shooting near high school football game injures 2  WGAL Lancaster

Area school district's are making plans to increase security following Friday night's shooting at a high school football game.

Doleman returns to York: 'This is where I'm from'  York Daily Record/Sunday News

It's good to be home. William Penn grad Chris Doleman threw out the first pitch at PeoplesBank Stadium on Friday, being honored as part of the York ...

Reading teen sentenced for shooting 2 at football game  69News WFMZ-TV

A Reading teen has been sentenced for a shooting at a high school football game in York County.

Top Week 1 high school football games in District 3  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Here are the top games involving teams from York-Adams, Lancaster-Lebanon and Mid-Penn leagues.

'Slow down': After woman is killed crossing street, group tries to get a message to drivers  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, was hit and killed in Harrisburg in February.

York City school board has more open seats than candidates  York Dispatch

York City residents will head to the polls May 16 to vote on a slew of local offices, including four open school board positions.

William Penn football wants to inspire next generation  GameTimePA

Older generations from York with only a passing interest in sports can rattle off names of some of William Penn High School's former football players.

York County school threats: Review of what happened, who was affected, who was charged  York Daily Record

Since the Feb. 14 Florida shooting, there have been over a dozen school threats in York County. Experts say the majority of people who make them don't intend ...

Teen takes her own life, leaves note saying she was tired of being bullied  WGAL Lancaster

News 8's Beccah Hendrickson spoke to the girl's father Tuesday.

Perry County Obituaries - April 6, 2019

SHIRLEY I. ARNOLD. Shirley I. Arnold, 81, of Richfield, formerly of Liverpool, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Richfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Coach Donald 'Bud' Heilman, 94, honored for service in World War II  Reading Eagle

Before he coached the Kutztown University Golden Bears, Heilman served in the Navy.

YAIAA Division I football players to watch in 2018  York Daily Record

As we count down to the start of high school football on Aug. 24, take a look at some of the top returning players in each division. Here are our picks in Division I.

When are high school proms in York County?  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Make sure you mark your calendars. It will be a night you and your student will never forget.

Coroner ID's victims killed in York City shooting  York Dispatch

A man and a teenage boy were killed in a shooting in York City Wednesday evening.

Police: Eastern York High student threatened to shoot up school  York Dispatch

An Eastern York High School student is accused of making threats to shoot up the school, according to police. Lower Windsor Township Police say students ...

Former York High hoops standout charged after police chase  York Dispatch

Two York City men, one of whom used to be a standout on the York High basketball team, are charged in a police pursuit from Monday, Oct. 30.

More memories of Playland, Mount Rose area and more  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Only in York County readers share their memories of the former Playland motel, swimming pool and roller rink.

These people and events help explain York, Pa.'s new tagline 'Historically Edgy'  York Daily Record

If he were alive today, Pennsylvania Furniture's William Henry Hubley's life and times would explain Downtown York's new branding campaign.

York Charrette 1970: It was no charade, but a time of community character building  York Daily Record

York, Pa., was rocked with rioting in the summers of 1968 and 1969. Did the York Charrette defuse another summer of rioting? Some people think so.

Student walkouts on gun violence: 'We just want everyone to feel safe' | News

Hundreds of midstate teenagers walked out of classes Wednesday to honor those shot to death at a Florida high school last month, and as a call for action on ...

York High AD Coursey hired for new job in western Pa.  York Dispatch

Athletic director Ron Coursey is leaving York High, but he's left his imprint on the school's sports programs.

PIAA debate: Are transfer rules unfair to students?  Allentown Morning Call

Of the approximately two dozen speakers who got to a microphone Tuesday at the special meeting known as the PIAA Playoff Equity Summit at State College, ...

William Penn grad to play pro basketball in Romania  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Former William Penn girls' basketball player Aignee' Freeland signs a contract to with ICIM Arad in Romania.

Community activist Clair Sexton, aka Ahmad Seifullah, has died  York Daily Record

Later known as Ahmad Seifullah, the former drug addict and convict turned his life around, dedicating his life to helping others avoid his mistakes.

The reunion committee that keeps on meeting (column)  York Daily Record/Sunday News

In 1967, “To Sir With Love” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Lyndon B. Johnson was President of the United States. Elvis Presley married Priscilla ...

SV Football Panther Bites: New Captains and Coaches

We are in countdown mode here at Saucon Source as we await a Friday night football fight between the Saucon Valley Panthers and Southern Lehigh Spartans.

Teen who drowned remembered for her passion for 'singing and animals'

The 15-year-old girl who drowned Saturday in a pool at Caledonia State Park was celebrating a cousin's birthday party, and was soon to celebrate her own.

Charter school takeovers: As York schools near privatization, lessons from New Orleans and Michigan

Should it go ahead, York City School District would become the first district in Pennsylvania to convert all of its schools to charter schools.

Wm. Penn grad brings Touch of Soul to YorKitchen  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Cooking isn't always a scientific formula. Measurements can't quantify a pinch or a handful of ingredients.

York Daily Record obituaries for April 30  York Daily Record

Here are the obituaries currently appearing in the YDR.

He escaped York's violence ... and thrived  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Montrel Morgan forged a pat built a path without carrying a gun, without a pack of friends running the streets at night, and without selling drugs.

High school musicals 2018: See the list of York County shows  York Daily Record/Sunday News

High school musical season is just around the corner. And soon, York County students will put on productions of some of your favorite shows from "Beauty and ...

What is a community connector? York's Luther B. Sowers, Voni B. Grimes were role models  York Daily Record

June Evans, Justine Landis, Bill Schintz, Voni B. Grimes and Luther B. Sowers among those who passed in past year. They made York County, York County.

When is prom? 2016 schedule at central Pa. schools -

PennLive photographers will be covering dozens of proms in six counties for 2016.

Coroner called to shooting in York  ABC27

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) - The York County Coroner's Office has been called to a shooting investigation in York.

Bill Goodling, former GOP congressman for York, Adams counties, dies at 89 | News

Bill Goodling, who served 26 years as York County's Republican congressman, has died. He was 89. Goodling succeeded his father, George, in 1975 to take his ...

York County's modern era unsolved homicides  York Daily Record

Here are the homicides that remain unsolved in York County. Isidor Greenberg, York, 1968. Greenberg, 79, a York merchant, was punched by a trio of ...

Live's Ed Kowalczyk: 'It felt so good to be back together'  LancasterOnline

It started with a beer. About three years ago, Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk and guitarist Chad Taylor met for a drink. The very next day, the musicians decided to ...

Well-known former York County resident Dr. Susan Williams dies in traffic accident  York Daily Record

Her family will scatter her ashes in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to honor her love of the ocean.

New curriculum at York City School District  York Dispatch

It took 15 York City School District teachers a year and a half to completely re-write math and English language arts (ELA) curriculum at the K-8 level, which is no ...

15-year-old accused of shooting 2 men at McCaskey football game in York arrested in Lancaster  LancasterOnline

A 15-year-old Reading boy accused of shooting two men at a Sept. 9 McCaskey-William Penn football game in York was arrested Friday in Lancaster.

York County history: A dozen people who made headlines in our past  York Daily Record/Sunday News

These 12 people made headlines in York County, Pa.'s history.

More than 20 gangs at work in York city  York Daily Record/Sunday News

More than 20 criminal gangs do business in York, according to Wes Kahley, York City Police chief, and that small army is carrying illegal guns and is connected ...

Hometown Hall of Famers Program - Hall of Famers  Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company are partners in the Hometown Hall of Famers™ a national program that honors the hometown roots of ...

Why are little kids killing themselves? Suicides blamed on bullying, social media, more

Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States.

Here's your complete guide to the 2018 York Fair: Map, admission, entertainment  York Daily Record

It's just a few days until the York Fair opens for 10 days of food, livestock and entertainment. Billed as "America's First Fair," the annual event has been ...

Beyond the birds and bees: Where’s the sex ed in Pennsylvania schools?  York Dispatch

When it comes to sexual education, today's teenagers turn to two common places for their information: their peers and the Internet.

Arians announces city parks conservancy  York Dispatch

Bruce Arians met with York officials in April to discuss the plan.

Robert A. Kinsley started with a pickup and tractor. He built a business empire.  York Daily Record

As he embarked on an ambitious Gettysburg visitor center project in 1998, Bob Kinsley talked about where he came from and how he got here.

Silent no more: The murder of Lillie Belle Allen in York's 1969 race riots  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Lillie Belle Allen became a victim of race riots in York in 1969. This is her story.

U.S. presidents like to visit York County  York Daily Record/Sunday News

A complete list of prospective, actual or former presidents who visited York and Adams counties is hard to pin down.

5 Questions: Longtime radio station owner honored by Cumberland Valley  The Sentinel

Harold Swidler may not be a household name, but the octogenarian has been the driving force behind what is now the only live and locally owned radio cluster ...

5-year-old boy's death in York Township ruled homicide; no charges filed  York Daily Record

The death of 5-year-old Preston Hasselberger — who had reportedly fallen down the stairs at his home in May — has been ruled a homicide by York County ...

Not a blue chip high school player, Chris Doleman became a Hall of Famer  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Vikings Hall of Famer was nearly overlooked coming out of high school.

York Daily Record obituaries for March 31  York Daily Record

Here are the obituaries currently appearing in the YDR.

List: Unsolved York County homicides  York Daily Record/Sunday News

A list of unsolved York County homicides dating to 1968.

Coroner IDs woman who died after car went off road, hits large rocks in York County  York Daily Record

The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Dress Code Prom Dresses Violations High School  Refinery29

This year's crop of prom season violations that have to be seen to be believed.

York County, Pa.: Yes, all road leads to here, or at least it seems that way  York Daily Record

When you go to a museum just about anywhere, you'll almost always find a connection to York County, Pa.

Kohr's leaves York Fair because 'it's going downhill.' Can attendance be revived?  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Gregory Kohr remembers working at his family's stand at the York Fair as an 18 year old, serving ice cream, custard and, of course, Kohr's famous orangeade.

Memorial services announced for York City advocate Douglas Knight  York Daily Record

Knight, known as DK, had worked with agencies dedicated to revitalizing the city. His life will be remembered with memorial services this weekend.

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