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>>Report: PSAC To Suspend Sports Through End Of 2020

(Lock Haven, PA) -- The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is expected to officially suspend sports through the end of 2020 this morning. The conference, which includes Millersville and Shippensburg Universities, will not have any fall sports and will delay the start of the winter sports season when the announcement is reportedly made around nine this morning. The PSAC includes 18 schools across PA and West Virginia.

>>Harrisburg Police Ask For Help Finding Man Wanted For Aggravated Indecent Assault Of Child

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Police in Harrisburg are looking for help finding a man wanted for aggravated indecent assault of a child 17 years ago. Timothy Harmon evaded parole in 2003 and is believed to have fled to California or Georgia. There is a two-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to Harmon’s arrest.

>>Harrisburg Fire Believed To Be Intentionally Set

(Harrisburg, PA) -- It is believed a fire in Harrisburg Tuesday morning was intentionally set. The blaze started on the 200-block of Hummel Street in an abandoned building before spreading to a neighboring apartment building. No one was hurt, though six people were displaced and around $150,000 in damage was caused, according to fire officials.

>>State Senator From Philadelphia Tests Positive For COVID-19

(Harrisburg, PA) -- A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says he has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement released Tuesday, Senator Anthony Williams said he is following all recommended guidelines from the CDC and state Department of Health. The Democrat said his offices will be closed for the next two weeks while he and his staff work remotely.

>>Man In Custody For North Codorus Township Shooting

(North Codorus Twp., PA) -- A 20-year-old man is in custody for a shooting in North Codorus Township over the weekend. Monday, Roberto Rodriguez was arrested connected to the attempted homicide of 27-year-old Meredith Keltner of York. The 27-year-old was found lying on Smyser Road June 12 with multiple gunshot wounds and remains in critical condition. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Francisco Torres Rivera.

>>Passenger Rail From Berks County To Philadelphia May Become Reality

(Reading, PA) -- A group of local community leaders says passenger rail service connecting Berks County to Philadelphia may become a reality. Officials with the group Berks Alliance are producing a study on the potential impact of passenger rail in the county. The train could make stops in or near Pottstown, Phoenixville and Philadelphia, and beyond with a trip from Reading to Philly costing about nine dollars and taking just over an hour. The group's study is expected to be unveiled in about two weeks.

>>No Jail Time For Woman Who Struck, Killed Two Warwick High Students

(Lititz, PA) -- The woman who killed two Warwick High School students and injured a third will not spend any time behind bars. Debra Slaymaker-Walker entered no contest pleas to involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges yesterday morning for the crash that killed 16-year-old Jack Nicholson and 17-year-old Meghan Keeney in 2018. Slaymaker-Walker will also spend ten years on probation and will be banned from driving. It’s believed Slaymaker-Walker lost control of the vehicle during an epileptic seizure.

>>Pennsylvania COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania are continuing to rise throughout the state. Officials say yesterday saw an increase of nearly one-thousand new cases, with the state total surpassing 96,000. Officials reported 20 new deaths related to the virus as the death toll sits at 6,931. 

>>Pennsylvania Lawmakers Trying To Let Counties Move Beyond Green Phase

(Lehigh, PA) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is passing a bill in an attempt to allow green counties to move beyond that phase. House Bill 2549 would grant county leader the power to loosen current COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, if the county has been green for 14 days and has not seen a significant spike in new cases. Sponsor of the bill, Grant Everett, says the governor's office and its "arbitrary" mandates have been a major roadblock for businesses to recover from the pandemic. The bill is heading to the Senate next, but Governor Tom Wolf's spokeswoman says if it reaches his desk it will be vetoed.

>>Governor Signs Two Police Reform Bills

(Williamsport, PA) -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is moving forward with two police reform bills after signing them yesterday. Wolf says they made progress in six weeks, but the bills he signed are not enough to halt the systemic racism and oppression that exists in the commonwealth. One bill will require police agencies to conduct thorough background checks for new hires with a statewide database that provides details on their disciplinary actions and separation records of all officers in the state. The other bill requires police to undergo training on how to treat people of diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds along with PTSD tests every two years or within 30-days of a lethal use-of-force and more.

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