Baby Seal Dies After Wandering Ocean City Streets Baby Seal Dies After Wandering Ocean City Streets
Baby Seal Dies After Wandering Ocean City Streets A baby seal has died nearly two weeks after it was rescued while wandering around an Ocean City neighborhood. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) said the grey seal died on Monday, Feb. 19. The male pup received treatment for parasites and a possible respiratory infection from the Brigantine center's veterinarian. MMSC said the seal's death was surprising since his health had begun to improve. "We were hopeful when the pup began showing more interest in food last week, even starting to eat smaller fish on his own in recent days," MMSC said in a Facebook post. "However, on the ev…
Predator Who Traveled From Gaithersburg To West Virginia For Sex With Child Sentenced: Feds Predator Who Traveled From Gaithersburg To West Virginia For Sex With Child Sentenced: Feds
Predator Who Traveled From Gaithersburg To West Virginia For Sex With Child Sentenced: Feds A Maryland man who crossed state lines to have sex with someone he believed was under the age of 12 in West Virginia will spend more than a decade behind bars, federal authorities announced. Gaithersburg resident Holden Borten, 25, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for traveling for sex with a minor after he took the trek from Montgomery County into Berkeley County, where he was met by police. According to court documents, Borten targeted what he believed to be his victim through social media, though when he traveled into West Virginia in December 2022, he was instead arrested by respon…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket A winning $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at a supermarket in Camden County, New Jersey Lottery officials said. The third-prize ticket was sold by Northgate Deli & Grocery at 433 North 7th Street in Camden. It matched four numbers plus the Powerball in the Saturday, Feb. 17 drawing. The winning numbers were: 6, 28, 59, 62, 69. The Powerball drawn was 21 with a Power Play of 3X.
Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit
Brother Kills Over 'Poison' Dinner, Shot PA Sister Calls 911: Affidavit A 47-year-old man shot his sister and killed his brother-in-law after he thought they were poisoning his dinner so they could take his money, Northern York County Regional Police Detective Michael Hine explained in court documents obtained by Daily Voice on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Antonio Saldana-Ramos has been held in the York County Prison without bail per state law on the charge of homicide, as Daily Voice previously reported. He was also charged with felony attempted first-degree murder for shooting his sister in the family home in the 1400 block of Clayoma Avenu…
Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings
Coatesville Plane Crash: NTSB Investigation Reveals First Findings Federal investigators have released a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed a school administrator in Chester County early this month.  Octorara school board president Sam Ganow was the only one onboard the twin-engine Grumman American GA-7 that crashed near Coatesville on the afternoon of Feb. 1, Daily Voice reported. In the preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, officials said the plane was "the subject of a restoration project" that was being documented on YouTube "for the purpose of returning the airplane to service and reselling i…
Raccoon Trapped Near School Tests Positive For Rabies In Prince George's County Raccoon Trapped Near School Tests Positive For Rabies In Prince George's County
Raccoon Trapped Near School Tests Positive For Rabies In Prince George's County A raccoon found between a school and daycare in Prince George’s County Tuesday tested positive for rabies, police confirmed. Officers responded to a report of a raccoon “behaving strangely” near the 5200 block of 43rd Avenue around 4:40 p.m., Hyattsville Police said. The raccoon was between a school, which had just dismissed for the day, and a daycare, which was still open. Police trapped the raccoon and took it with help from an Animal Control officer to a nearby veterinarian, where it tested positive for rabies. No direct contacts with other people or animals were reported. We are t…
Plastic From Bottled Water Entangles Seal In Beach Haven Plastic From Bottled Water Entangles Seal In Beach Haven
Plastic From Bottled Water Entangles Seal In Beach Haven A Jersey Shore animal rehabilitation center rescued a baby seal tangled up in plastic wrapping from a case of bottled water. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) said the female grey seal was found on the shore in Beach Haven at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. The pup was brought to MMSC's facility in Brigantine, and the plastic packaging was removed. The center's veterinarian examined the baby seal and found that the plastic had not cut into her neck. The pup was thin, lethargic, and suffered from gastrointestinal issues. The female seal was underweight at 38.2 pounds. She was…
Multiple Vandalism Incidents Under Investigation In Frederick County: Sheriff Multiple Vandalism Incidents Under Investigation In Frederick County: Sheriff
Multiple Vandalism Incidents Under Investigation In Frederick County: Sheriff Vandals are running wild in Frederick County, and the sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in apprehending whoever is responsible. Over the weekend, deputies responded to calls of vandalism that were reported at Brunswick High School, where vehicles were tagged with spray paint. The incident is believed to have happened overnight on Sunday, Feb. 18 into Monday morning. A separate report of vandalism to a vehicle in the 500 block of Ninth Avenue is also under investigation by the Brunswick Police Department. It is believed that the two cases are possibly related.   …
Alert Issued For Medford 16-Year-Old Missing Over Week Alert Issued For Medford 16-Year-Old Missing Over Week
Alert Issued For Medford 16-Year-Old Missing Over Week Police are investigating the disappearance of a Long Island 16-year-old who has been missing for over a week. Jeamy Barrera, of Medford, was last seen at her Southaven Avenue residence on Friday, Feb. 9, according to Suffolk County Police.  A relative reported her missing on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Barrera is 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact 911. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Yorktown Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Five Officers Indicted In Three Separate Cases In Baltimore: State's Attorney Five Officers Indicted In Three Separate Cases In Baltimore: State's Attorney
Five Officers Indicted In Three Separate Cases In Baltimore: State's Attorney Five officers have been indicted in three separate cases in Baltimore, authorities said. Corporal Zachary James Small, a member of the Baltimore County Police Department, was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on Second-Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Excessive Force, and Misconduct in Office, State’s Attorney Ivan J. Bates announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Baltimore County Officers Jacob Roos and Justin Graham-Moore were indicted on Misconduct in Office relating to the same incident, Bates said. Cpl. Small’s charges stem from an incident that began on the 400 block of N. Was…
Found Skull Matched To PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says Found Skull Matched To PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says
Found Skull Matched To PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says A skull found in 2020 has been DNA matched to a woman who went missing in 2007, the Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told Daily Voice on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Heike Leich was 47 when she wandered away from the home she shared with her common-law husband, Jonathan Hawthorne, in the 7900 block of Fishing Creek Valley Road in West Hanover Township at 7:30 p.m. on August 8, 2007, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Hawthorne reported her missing, noting that she left behind her ID, purse, and medication — she had been diagnosed as bipolar and previously requ…
Mother Charged With Murder After Toddler Dies From Fentanyl Poisoning In DC: Feds Mother Charged With Murder After Toddler Dies From Fentanyl Poisoning In DC: Feds
Mother Charged With Murder After Toddler Dies From Fentanyl Poisoning In DC: Feds A District woman has been arrested and charged with murdering her 3-year-old daughter who ingested a fentanyl and died, federal authorities announced. Sasha McCoy, 27, was arrested late last week and charged in DC Superior Court, where she pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and first-degree cruelty to children for allegedly allowing her child to ingest a lethal dose of fentanyl. It is alleged that in October 2022, the toddler got into the fentanyl, and during her court appearance on Friday, a judge found probable cause that McCoy committed the murder and held her without bo…
Assault Being Probed By Police As Being Potentially Motivated By Hate/Bias: MPD Assault Being Probed By Police As Being Potentially Motivated By Hate/Bias: MPD
Assault Being Probed By Police As Being Potentially Motivated By Hate/Bias: MPD The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault as a possible hate or bias-motivated crime after a 59-year-old man berated an employee at a Northwest DC business. George Sommers, who has no fixed address, was arrested over the weekend following an altercation with another man that rapidly escalated in the 3300 block of M Street NW, officials say. According to investigators, on Friday afternoon, the two got into a verbal dispute that ramped up when Sommers allegedly assaulted the victim and fled the scene.  During the incident, police say that "he made derogat…
Maryland Gunman Who Shot Man In The Head During DC Dispute Gets 12 Years In Prison: Feds Maryland Gunman Who Shot Man In The Head During DC Dispute Gets 12 Years In Prison: Feds
Maryland Gunman Who Shot Man In The Head During DC Dispute Gets 12 Years In Prison: Feds A 23-year-old Maryland man will spend more than a decade in prison for his role in a fatal shooting in Northeast DC more than two years ago, authorities announced. Hyattsville resident Jamaarr Morgan has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection to the death of Jacques Russ in the unit block of 61st Street NE in December 2021. According to prosecutors, on Dec. 14, 2021, Morgan ran into Russ as he was heading to work, and after coming into contact, shot him in the head before fleeing at the scene. Russ' body was found lying in the street by a passerby, who alerted the Metropoli…
Alert Issued For Schenectady 16-Year-Old Missing For Week Alert Issued For Schenectady 16-Year-Old Missing For Week
Alert Issued For Schenectady 16-Year-Old Missing For Week Police are asking for help in locating a teenager from the region who has been missing for a week. Schenectady resident Janeliz Rodriguez, age 16, was last seen after school on Tuesday, Feb. 13, according to Schenectady Police. She is 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds with black and burgundy hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Schenectady Police Department at 518-630-0911. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On Southern State Parkway In Babylon; Troopers Seeking Video Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On Southern State Parkway In Babylon; Troopers Seeking Video
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On Southern State Parkway In Babylon; Troopers Seeking Video This story has been updated. A small plane was forced to make a crash landing on a Long Island highway. Emergency crews were called at around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, after the single-engine Cherokee Archer landed on the eastbound right shoulder of the Southern State Parkway near exit 33 in Babylon. Two people who were onboard the aircraft were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to New York State Police. No vehicles were involved and there were no other reports of injuries, though additional medics were called to the scene after a man who witnessed the…
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Dorchester $100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Dorchester
$100,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Dorchester Two people in Massachusetts had a very profitable holiday weekend after they won $100,000 in the state lottery.  The tickets were sold on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Five Corner Mini Mart in Dorchester and New Inkwell News in Greenfield. Both winners won playing the Mass Cash drawing and correctly guessing all five numbers correct in the daily drawing.  The winning numbers on Sunday were: 6, 15, 22, 28, 32. The stores will receive bonuses for the sales.  Click here to see a full list of the winners. 
Newly Minted Millionaire! Newark Lotto Player Hits Jackpot Newly Minted Millionaire! Newark Lotto Player Hits Jackpot
Newly Minted Millionaire! Newark Lotto Player Hits Jackpot A lottery player in Newark had a Presidents' Day to remember. A ticket sold at Crosstown Liquors matched all five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot on Monday, Feb. 19, splitting the $2.4 million jackpot with a lottery player in Burlington County. Each ticket is worth $1.2 million. The winning numbers were 03, 15, 24, 33 and 40 and the XTRA number was: 05. 
Power Knocked Out For Hundreds In Eatontown, Crews Investigating Power Knocked Out For Hundreds In Eatontown, Crews Investigating
Power Knocked Out For Hundreds In Eatontown, Crews Investigating More than 500 customers were without power in a Monmouth County borough, officials said. According to the outage map for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), at least 585 customers lost electricity near the intersection of routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown, as of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Eatontown police said it was unclear what caused the power outages but no vehicle crash had been reported. JCP&L crews were responding to the scene. JCP&L said power should be restored by around 2:30 p.m.
WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $1.2M WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $1.2M
Winner: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $1.2M A lucky Jersey Cash 5 lottery player in South Jersey won $1.2 million. Statewide, two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $2,407,446 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Monday, Feb. 19, drawing.  Each ticket is worth $1,203,723.  The winning numbers were: 03, 15, 24, 33 and 40 and the XTRA number was: 05.  The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold.  Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Burlington County: White Eagle Liquor, 651 Saint Mihiel Dr., Riverside; and, Essex County: Crosstown Liquors, 1…
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA A Virginia man who pleaded guilty in connection to traveling to Pennsylvania to have sex with a child has been sentenced, the Lancaster County District Attorney's office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Tanner Iskra, 38 of the 2100 block of Harpoon Drive, Stafford, VA, pleaded guilty in Sept. 2023 to attempted statutory sexual assault (11 years older), attempted corruption of minors, and criminal use of a communication facility, DA Heather Adams detailed in the release.  Iskra was sentenced to 11-23 months in prison, eight years of probation, and he must register as a sex offender …
Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods
Police ID Human Remains Found Dumped In Southeast DC Woods New details have been released by the Metropolitan Police Department after decomposing human remains were found in a wooded area in Southwest DC on Friday. A homicide investigation was launched on Feb. 16 when officers were called to the 4300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW when a passerby found the body of 29-year-old Southeast DC resident Leon Powell "in an advanced state of decomposition," officials say. Powell's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where it was later determined that he was killed by a gunshot, and his death was ruled a homicide. The inc…
IDs Released For Women Killed, Critically Injured In Plainview Apartment Complex Fire IDs Released For Women Killed, Critically Injured In Plainview Apartment Complex Fire
IDs Released For Women Killed, Critically Injured In Plainview Apartment Complex Fire The identities have been released one woman who was killed and another who suffered critical injuries after a fire on Long Island. The blaze broke out around 5:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 in Plainview at a Senior Living Apartment Complex located at 107 Central Park Road.  Upon arrival, responders observed smoke and flames coming from the second-floor roof, Nassau County Police said.   An 84-year-old woman who resided at the complex, now ID'd as Theresa Casale. was pronounced dead  at scene. A 74-year-old woman, now identified as s Lynne Citron…
Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Alexandria (DEVELOPING) Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Alexandria (DEVELOPING)
Three Workers Shocked, Hospitalized At Construction Site In Alexandria (Developing) Three workers were shocked at a construction site on Monday morning, according to the Alexandria Police Department. An investigation was launched shortly before noon on Feb. 19 when police were called to the 6300 block of Stevenson Avenue, where three victims were reportedly electrocuted.  According to police, all three were hospitalized - two with life-threatening injuries. Their condition was not available on Monday afternoon. APD officers are on scene in the 6300 block of Stevenson Ave. conducting an investigation at a construction site where three people have been electrocuted.…
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit
Ex-BF Swindled Bergen County Realtor Out Of $71K: Lawsuit Christina LaBarbiera remembers watching the hit Netflix show "Tinder Swindler" and thinking what happened to those women could never happen to her. Until it did, she says. The show follows a group of women who say they met a man on the popular dating app Tinder, who swindled them out of millions of dollars collectively. And they want justice. LaBarbiera, a 35-year-old realtor with Christie's International from Bergen County, says her story isn't all that different.  Last November, she filed a lawsuit against a 30-year-old man named Robert Harris, alleging he stole more than $71,000 f…
Man Caught On Parkway In Harrison With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison Man Caught On Parkway In Harrison With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison
Man Caught On Parkway In Harrison With Illegally-Possessed Pistol Gets Years In Prison A 35-year-old man with prior felony convictions will spend several years in prison after he was caught with an illegally possessed loaded pistol on a parkway in Westchester, officials announced. New York City resident Jose Valle was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 16 to seven years in state prison for illegal gun possession, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on Dec. 28, 2022, authorities pulled Valle over on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison during a routine traffic stop. He then tried fleeing before police event…
Nearly 40 Cats Found Living In 'Filth, Garbage' In White Plains Apartment Nearly 40 Cats Found Living In 'Filth, Garbage' In White Plains Apartment
Nearly 40 Cats Found Living In 'Filth, Garbage' In White Plains Apartment Almost 40 cats were discovered to be living in filthy conditions after neighbors reported a terrible smell coming from a Westchester apartment, officials said.  The discovery was made by SPCA Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Team, which responded to a White Plains apartment after a landlord reported that neighbors were complaining about a "deathly smell" coming from the unit, the organization announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Officers soon arrived at the apartment and found nearly 40 "terrified" cats living in "filth and garbage," the organization said in a social media post.  A…
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT $479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT A 44-year-old man has admitted to his role in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a retired woman his accomplice had been working for in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New York resident Mavani Coleman of Brooklyn, age 44, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to one count of bank fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, the scheme began in 2018, when Coleman's accomplice, New Haven resident Gregory Ivy, began working odd jobs for a retired woman in Connecticut. In Octobe…
Man Struck, Killed By LIRR Train In Mastic After Departure From Montauk Man Struck, Killed By LIRR Train In Mastic After Departure From Montauk
Man Struck, Killed By Lirr Train In Mastic After Departure From Montauk A man was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train overnight. The incident happened around 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17 in Mastic, according to MTA Police Department Spokesperson Aaron Donovan. The train, which departed from Montauk at around 5:20 p.m., was due into Jamaica, Queens at 8 p.m. The man was struck near the Mastic Road railroad crossing, Donovan said, adding that the incident is being investigated as a suicide. The LIRR resumed normal service on the branch at approximately 9:20 p.m. with residual delays. The identity of the man has not yet been released. This is…
COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says
Covid-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says Those who have had COVID-19 are about four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue compared to those who haven't been infected, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers analyzed electronic health records data collected from the University of Washington that included three hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics providing healthcare services across the state, totaling 4,589 patients. Patients, who consisted of adults over age 18 having either a positive test result for COVID or a clinical diagnosis of COVID …