PPL is getting the green light from the PUC to implement a distribution system improvement charge. This comes on the heels of the commission's approval of the utility's long-term infrastructure improvement plan back in January. PPL plans to accelerate infrastructure replacement over a period of five years. The new charge goes into effect on July 1.
The York County Coroner's office is reporting that the death of an oil delivery man earlier this week was accidental. An autopsy revealed that 43-year-old Steven Kelley of Etters died from compression asphyxia...meaning he stopped breathing from the severe pressure on his chest. Kelley had just made an oil delivery at a home in the first block of Catalpa Lane in Warrington Township early Tuesday afternoon. Police say he got into the cab of the truck, but then got out again and the vehicle backed over him.
The idea of a Greater York Regional Authority is down but not out. Last night York City Council canceled a June hearing to consider the proposal which wanted to share some service in order to save money. Council's move came after the other two proposed members of the group, North York and West York Boro's dropped out due to concerns about local control. York City Council member Michael Helfrich says he still thinks the general idea is a good one and he will continue to talk about it. Meanwhile, council began to consider a proposed contract between the city and the I-B-E-W local 229. But due to some unanswered questions they tabled a vote until their June 4th meeting.
Three suspects are under arrest in connection with a home invasion robbery in Bonneauville, Adams County. It happened Sunday night at a house in the first block of West Hanover Street. Police say the trio threatened the victims at knifepoint and ordered them to empty their pockets. They got away with only a small amount of money. Charged were 19-year-old Jason Gibson of Littlestown and 22-year-old Dakoda Durbin of Gettysburg. A 16-year-old male will also be charged.
Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery in Mountville, Lancaster County. It happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Mountville Getty Mart in the 300 block of Highland Drive. Police say a man armed with a knife demanded everything from the store's clerk. When the clerk refused, the suspect fled empty handed. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 285-5191.