Map of York County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The York City Police Narcotics Unit arrested Nneka Banks, 30, on Tuesday and seized more than $50,000 in heroin from her home in the 100 block of Parkway Boulevard, according to a news release.
Police executed a warrant and seized 2,521 bags of heroin, police said. Officers also took 82 grams of cocaine, valued at $8,200, and 25 grams of marijuana, valued at $250.
“We believe this was what we call a stash house,” which is a place where drugs are stored but not sold, York City Police Detective First Class Andrew Shaffer said.
HAZLETON, PA — About 50 of the city’s 110 employees might be furloughed as early as Monday and the city is in danger of defaulting on its bills because of a $500,000 budget deficit.
At a press conference Monday, Mayor Joe Yannuzzi unveiled the latest in a string of the city’s financial woes that started last year when it had to raise the real estate tax by 45 percent. As it stands, non-essential employees — primarily office personnel and some public works employees — will not show up for work Monday and City Hall will be closed.
Firefighters and police will work regular shifts and road crews will still plow snow from the streets, Yannuzzi said.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NORRISTOWN, PA — The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9 P.M. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, until 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
City Council on Monday approved a 2014 budget of $84.4 million that leaves most tax rates the same, but puts about $1.5 million into a contingency fund that may be needed to pay for its recycling program.
Council also voted 6-1 to turn down Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer’s request to switch to a land-value tax that he said would spur economic development.
Councilman Jeffrey S. Waltman Sr. voted for the move, which Spencer had called his signature initiative.
The land-value tax would have lowered the tax rate on each property’s buildings by 20 percent a year until it’s entirely eliminated, but make up for that by raising the tax rate on land.
English: BARTA bus in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, July 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The state has agreed to cover the cost of the management pact between BARTA and Lancaster’s Red Rose Transit Authority, BARTA directors learned Monday.
That means PennDOT will pick up the $60,000 tab BARTA agreed to pay Red Rose for a six-month management contract approved last month. BARTA only has to put up $1,800 in matching funds to get the grant.
The agencies are testing whether it makes sense to share management.