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Chambersburg man charged with indecent assault
CHAMBERSBURG - A Chambersburg man is in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail on accusations he sexually assaulted a girl between January 2015 and December 2016. Rudy Godinez-Garcia, 37, is charged with one count each of felony aggravated indecent assault, felony indecent assault of a person less than 13 ye
Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.
Chambersburg firefighters recognized for life-saving actions
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Six Chambersburg Fire Department firefighters and emergency-medical technicians recently were recognized for their life-saving efforts with Clinical Save Awards through the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
School shooter threat in CASD not credible, district says
CHAMBERSBURG - A threat of possible school shooters in the Chambersburg Area School District was found not to be credible, according to a news release from the district. The incident began at about noon on Wednesday, when student comments about school shooters were overheard and believed to be based
Sentinel police log for Dec. 14
State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121) Roughly $59 was stolen from Tractor Supply Company in the first block of Shippensburg Shopping Center in Shippensburg Township around 3 p.m. Dec. 6.
Health centers distribute free naloxone supply in 4 hours
HARRISBURG --- More than 40 locations where the state distributed free naloxone Thursday ran out of the overdose reversal medication halfway through the eight-hour distribution period.
Chambersburg adds drive-thru to borough building
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A new drive-through is open for paying utility bills in Chambersburg. The drive-through, part of a renovation and expansion of the borough's utility departments, is off the rear parking lot behind the borough building.
Penn State sees commit who’s hearing from Miami; James Franklin has an in-home visit tonight, and more: Lions notes
James Franklin and his Penn State coaching staff are busy traversing the country in the final days before the early National Signing Day period begins on Wed., Dec. 19, and one of their most recent stops was in Florida.
Pennsylvania woman attacked by bear, saved by dog named 'Bear'
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WTXF) - Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards before being rescued by her dog. The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport.
Two more traffic signals proposed for Norland Avenue area
CHAMBERSBURG – The area of Interstate 81 Exit 17 may be getting another traffic signal. Greene Township has applied for a state grant to install two signals on Kohler Road, one at Walker Road and another at North Parkwood Drive.
Opioid education a priority for Pennsylvania Department of Education
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg school leaders and community members discussed actions being taken to spread opioid education across the local school systems. Executive Deputy Secretary David Volkman from the Pennsylvania Department of Education sat in on a roundtable discussion at Chambersburg Mid
Paranormal in Pennsylvania! Historic Charming Forge Mansion Up for Sale
Thrill-seekers with a love for old homes can now live in the residence of a historical master craftsman and perhaps meet a few ghosts. The Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, PA, is available for $825,000.
Ross: Job openings outpace available workers in Franklin County
MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County, Pa., had 3,260 job openings in early December and only 2,800 people classified as unemployed, Franklin County Area Development Corp. President L. Michael Ross said Thursday.
Replacing Franklin County's 'unhackable' voting system to cost $850,000
CHAMBERSBURG -- Franklin County, like Pennsylvania's 66 other counties, must replace its voting system before the 2020 presidential election. County officials however are sitting out demonstrations of the latest certified voting systems.
Chambersburg community helps catch crooks on camera
When Mattie Reed came into her Chambursburg salon one day a couple of years ago, she didn’t expect she would play a pivotal part in solving a crime. “I came in around 7:30 in the morning and I noticed a minivan parked out back. Not parked, kind of like cutting across the driveway," said Reed.
Demolition to begin for courthouse project
CHAMBERSBURG – A contractor is to begin demolition in the first block of North Main Street on Thursday, Dec. 13 to make way for a county judicial center. Lycoming Supply Inc. of Williamsport has a $1.27 million contract to tear down the Chambersburg Trust building on Memorial Square and two neighbor
Pa. girls' school gets approval, to open in 2019
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Carissa Martin was working Wednesday at what is known as the Wishard mansion in the village of Kauffman in Franklin County, Pa. Less than 24 hours earlier, she gained approval from officials in Antrim Township, Pa., to establish a boarding school for at-risk girls there.
Franklin County taxes to increase 1.5 mills for judicial center work
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners raised property taxes 1.5 mills Tuesday morning to support debt associated with $67.8 million being spent to build a judicial center and overhaul administrative offices.
Franklin County airport plans to build another hangar
CHAMBERSBURG -- The owner of the Franklin County Regional Airport plans to build another hangar at the general aviation airport in Greene Township. The hangar is being designed as the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority gets approvals. Greene Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved a condit
Local actor starring in Totem Pole's 'A Christmas Carol' can be seen on the big screen
FAYETTEVILLE - Those heading to see Totem Pole Playhouse's "A Christmas Carol," which opens Friday, will see a familiar face from the big screen. In addition to returning for his fifth year as Scrooge's loyal clerk, Bob Cratchit, in the local production, Shane Partlow can also be seen in cinemas acr