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York County Prison has no more ICE detainees. Advocates call it a ‘partial victory’

Many detainees have been sent to other detention centers, in some cases farther from their families.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

‘It just feels surreal’: Family reunites after father’s detention at York County Prison

Alfredo Carmona was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on April 14 while on his way to work.

By Gabriela Martínez

Immigration advocacy groups say hunger strike at York County Prison led to retaliation

Immigrant advocacy groups that work directly with detainees allege ICE and prison staff retaliated by taking away detainees’ access to phones, TVs and showers.

By Anthony Orozco and Gabriela Martínez

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York County calls police over ‘election integrity’ home visitors

Chad Baker, the county’s Democratic Party chair, said the group appears to be targeting registered Democrats in an attempt to seek out voter fraud.

By The Associated Press

York County judge declines to dismiss charges in body in freezer case

Police were summoned to a foreclosed home in Dillsburg in February 2019 after two potential buyers reported finding skeletal remains in a white chest freezer.

By The Associated Press

Controversial security tactics at York County Prison raise questions about outside contractor

Promotional videos posted to Facebook earlier this year by security contractor C-SAU show detainees being forced to stand handcuffed facing a wall as guard aim weapons in their direction – among other controversial tactics.

By Julia Agos

Midstate county introduces wearable wristbands to assist police with crisis intervention

“This can help end the stigma surrounding mental health.”

By Julia Agos

State Sen. Mike Regan in hospital after motorcycle accident

Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, “sustained serious orthopedic injuries to his lower extremities” in a Sunday morning motorcycle accident, his office said.

By The Associated Press

Former midstate priest sentenced to 5 years’ probation in abuse case

John G. Allen was removed from the priesthood in 2006 and was among the priests listed in a 2018 investigating grand jury report about sexual abuse. He had worked in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Snyder counties.

By The Associated Press

State senator from Lebanon County dies from brain cancer at age 49

Sen. Dave Arnold took the oath of office last January to represent the 48th senatorial district, which covers all of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive