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Man accused of threating Rent-A-Center store employee

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A man is accused of threatening a Rent-A-Center store employee in West Hempfield Township. Shepherd Gray, 44, has been charged with one count of terroristic threats.


Woman charged with promoting prostitution at Lancaster Co. spa

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Police have charged a women they allege offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for money at a New Holland Borough day spa. According to New Holland Police, investigators with the NHPD and Lancaster County Drug Task Force initiated an undercover operation at the Angel Spa


2 Lancaster men plead guilty to point-blank shooting murder following argument at social club

Two Lancaster men have pleaded guilty to the point-blank shooting death of another city man in 2015 following a dispute at a city social club. Shackled together, Niziere J. Dean, 22, and Kyaire Thompson-Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy. The were each sentenced in Lanca


Fatal fire in Lancaster city traced to second-floor bedroom, exact cause unknown

The fatal fire that killed a couple in Lancaster city early on the morning of Feb. 14 has been traced to a second-floor bedroom. But significant fire damage prevented investigators from determining an exact cause of the fire that has been ruled accidental.


Per-Person Fees Proposed for Pennsylvania State Police Protection

Municipalities that currently rely on state police for full-time coverage would need to pay the state a per-resident fee for those services -- as much as $166 for the largest communities -- under Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 budget proposal.


Lancaster County nursing home inspection report through February 2019: Here are the reported deficiencies

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has fined six Lancaster County nursing homes a combined total of $126,500, state records show. The fines were issued in the last three months of 2018 because of problems reported in inspections dated January 2017 through August 2018, according to the records.


Fasnacht Day 2019: 5 places to find fasnachts in Lancaster County

Fastnacht Day is March 5 this year. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday and falls a bit late this year. This is the time when people clean their larders of fats and sweets to prepare for Lent. Fasnachts do just that.


Lancaster man facing multiple charges for rape of a child

EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Police have charged a Lancaster man with numerous counts for rape of a child. Manheim Township Police arrested 46-year-old Geoffrey Bussard earlier this month, following a lengthy investigation into a sexual assault of a child.


Man denies flipping woman to her death in Pennsylvania river

A man accused of hurling a woman to her death in the Lackawanna River two years ago testified Friday that he was not responsible and accused police of lying about an alleged confession.


Pennsylvania Attorney General warns of common tax-related scams

(WKBN) - As tax season gets underway, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning about scams by criminals posing as IRS agents. This year, the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection received 15 complaints about tax-related scams.


Police seek Lancaster teen accused of shooting at juveniles

Police are searching for a 17-year-old Lancaster County male after an investigation led them to believe he fired several gunshots at a group of juveniles Thursday afternoon. According to Lancaster police, Jayden Gray, 17, of Lancaster who has been charged as an adult, was identified as the shooter.


7 cool finds from Strasburg Fire Company's mud sale, first sale of season

Mud sales are a staple in Lancaster County's tradition. The sales, usually at fire companies, typically bring unique items to the forefront, including authentic Amish quilts, food deals and antiques.


Ten locals advance in District 3 3A wrestling tournament

HERSHEY — Ten Lancaster-Lebanon League wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the District Three Class 3A tournament, Friday at the Hersheypark Arena. Manheim Central led the way with four semifinalists, followed by Garden Spot and Penn Manor, with three apiece.


Man shot by troopers out of hospital, jailed without bail

PARADISE, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster County man shot and wounded by a state trooper has been released from a hospital and jailed without bail. Jeromey C. Barnes, 37, of Conestoga, was shot outside a Paradise Township home early Tuesday after police say he drove at troopers who were trying to arrest hi


Cause of fire that killed couple on Valentine’s Day ruled accidental: report

The cause of a fire that killed a Lancaster County couple on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, has been ruled accidental, according to a report from ABC27. The news station cited Lancaster Fire Chief Scott Little in their report.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


What does $800 rent you in Lancaster, today?

--- 342 N. Duke St. (Musser Park) Listed at $795/month, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom is located at 342 N. Duke St. Amenities offered in the building include assigned parking. The unit offers hardwood floors and a separate dining room. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome. There isn't a leasing fee as


New Holland Police accuse spa employee of prostitution

LANCASTER COUNTY — New Holland Borough Police have charged a woman with prostitution and promoting prostitution after an investigation into alleged misconduct at the Angel Spa on the 400 block of West Main Street in New Holland.


Judge to 3 suspects in record fentanyl bust: Prove bail cash isn’t drug money

Three Philadelphians charged following a record fentanyl bust last month in Lancaster cannot post bail unless they can prove the cash isn’t drug money, a district judge ruled last week.


Giveaway event helps homeless community in Lancaster

LANCASTER, LANCASTER COUNTY — A local organization is helping the homeless in Lancaster. The Cultured Professional Network held a "Spread the Love Speaks Giveaway" event Saturday afternoon at the Bright Side Baptist Church.