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ATF on gun shop burglaries; Wilt's 100 points; Garden show

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Mar 1, 2018 4:32 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, March 1, 2018:

More than 78 hundred guns were stolen in a record-setting 577 burglaries at the nation's gun stores last year.  Burglaries at gun shops have increased 70% since 2013 according to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

There have been a rash of burglaries at gun shops in Central Pennsylvania during the past four months.  Seventy-two guns were stolen from Kinsey's Outdoors in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County last November.  That was one of the largest number of firearms stolen in any one robbery anywhere in the nation.  There was another gun shop burglary in Mount Joy Township and others in Palmyra, Lebanon County and in Highland Township, Adams County.

On Thursday's Smart Talk, we're joined by Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge and Charlene Hennessy, Special Agent and Public Information Officer of ATF's Philadelphia office.  We'll discuss the burglaries, where the stolen guns end up and how stolen and guns possessed illegally are tracked.

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Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge and Charlene Hennessy, Special Agent and Public Information Officer

Also, March 2nd, 1962 - 56 years ago Friday, the Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain scored 100-points against the New York Knicks in a game that was played at what was then called the Hershey Arena.  Chamberlain's 100 point game set a pro basketball record that stands to this day.  Many people outside of Central Pennsylvania don't realize the game was played in Hershey.  We speak with author Gary Pomerantz, who wrote the book Wilt 1962 and also a man who was there to witness Wilt's record-setting effort and has a few stories to tell.

James Hayney was at Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game 56 years ago and now lives in Camp Hill.

Spring is only 20 days away and you can get in the spirit this weekend at the Pennsylvania Garden Show of York  at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall at the York Fairgrounds.  Cher Condor with the Pennsylvania Garden Show of York has a few details about the event.

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