FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP – A missing York County man was found, but later died. Police say 88-year-old Earl Calhoun of Lewisberry was located by searchers around 4:30 p.m. yesterday in the woods off Pinetown Road. He was alive and conscious, but very cold and not alert. He was flown to Hershey Medical Center for treatment, but later died at the hospital. Searchers were looking for Calhoun for two days since he was discovered missing from his home in the 1100 block of Pinetown Road on Monday night. Fairview Township Police wants to thank all who assisted in the search.
HARRISBURG – More than seven million Pennsylvania death records are now available online thanks to a continued collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Archives and Ancestry. David Carmicheal, state Archivist for the Commonwealth, says many people are interested in the genealogical value of death records as they are able to get information about the person who died, their spouse, birthplace, their mother and father’s birthplace, and occupation. The collection contains all of the publicly available death records from the Pennsylvania State Archives from 1906 until 1963. Ancestry will add new records as they become publicly available. Residents of Pennsylvania can go to www.PAStateArchives.com to set up a free account to access the records free of charge.
HARRISBURG – This is “Pennsylvania Education for Youth Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Week” in the Commonwealth. The PA Senate adopted a resolution recognizing the week. During the 2012-2013 school year, over 22,600 students in Pennsylvania were homeless or without adequate housing. That number increased from about 19,000 the previous year. Speaking about his resolution, Montgomery County Sen. Bob Mensch said we need to shine a light on the problem and do what we can to help these young people. Mensch said more resources should be committed to address the issue. He added that while there are organizations committed to sheltering and providing supportive services, meals, and supplies to those experiencing homelessness, younger individuals who are without shelter need extra resources in order to help them attend school and obtain the necessary supplies to complete their education or find a job.
LEWISBERRY (AP) – State Police say a teenager died after apparently jumping from an overpass onto a York County interstate and being struck by multiple vehicles. Trooper Robert Hicks said emergency dispatchers were called just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday about the male teenager plunging from the Fishing Creek overpass onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 83. The York County Coroner’s office said the deceased was a male teenager whose name would not be released. Police said the southbound lanes of the interstate were closed to allow for the investigation but were later reopened. Hicks said the case is being classified as a suspected suicide but remains under investigation.
LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP – Units are on the scene of a barn fire in Dauphin County. Units responded around 10:45 a.m. today to the 4300 block of Kennedy Lane in Londonderry Township. There are no reports of injuries. No word on what may have started the blaze.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill into law that ensures anyone who retroactively received a driver’s license suspension due to administrative error to be immediately eligible for a limited license, allowing them to continue driving to and from work. The governor signed Senate Bill 1239, which includes language to allow drivers with license suspensions received years after the fact to apply for an occupational limited license. Because the York County Clerk of Courts Office recently began submitting license suspension cases from as far back as 2004 that it initially failed to submit to PennDOT, as many as 5,000 county drivers face license suspensions issued upward of 10 years after their convictions. Under the language in the new law, drivers affected by these suspensions can apply for an occupational limited license immediately.
HARRISBURG (AP) – Three Pennsylvanians who were on an Oct. 13 flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola continue to show no signs of the virus. A Health Department spokeswoman said the trio continues to be monitored, along with approximately 100 others who spent time in Ebola-stricken West African nations before arriving in Pennsylvania. The spokeswoman says none have tested positive for Ebola and that their risk of getting Ebola is very low. Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea who come to Pennsylvania are being asked to track body temperatures and symptoms, and to check in with officials twice a day for three weeks. The department is in touch with each person daily.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett signed a prescription drug monitoring bill into law. The new law expands the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion, and identify “doctor shopping.” A board will also be created within the Department of Health to establish and oversee an electronic data system listing all controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed within Pennsylvania. An advisory group of up to 12 people, including dispensers, law enforcement, addiction specialists and privacy advocates, will assist the board with its duties. Patients can review their information quarterly at no cost and correct any errors.
MECHANICSBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett visited a Cumberland County personal care community to celebrate the passage of a new law that will give more veterans access to affordable medications. The act adds personal care homes and assisted living residences to the list of locations where discounted VA medications can be repackaged for use by veterans. Right now, qualifying veterans are able to get their medications through the VA at a discounted rate. However, the medications are almost always provided in large quantities. Pharmacies are also only able to repackage medication received from the VA into bubble packs (usually 30 pills per pack) for veterans who reside in a “long-term care nursing facility,” according to the Military and Veterans Code. They are not permitted to repackage medications for veterans who reside in personal care homes and assisted living residences. Act 147 of 2014 now allows pharmacies to repackage medications for veterans residing in personal care homes and assisted living residences.
FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP – The search is on for a missing York County man. Fairview Township Police have been looking for 88-year-old Earl Calhoun from the 1100 block of Pinetown Road in Lewisberry since 4 a.m. Tuesday. He was last seen at his home around 9 p.m. Monday night. Calhoun has Alzheimers disease and apparently walked away from his residence during the night. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a navy jacket, and a navy hat with WWII on it. A picture of Calhoun can be seen below. Police used bloodhounds from Summit Search and Rescue and a helicopter from the PA State Police to assist in the search. If anyone sees Calhoun, contact Fairview Township Police at 717-901-5267.