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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of Franklin County

The warning will run through 7:15 pm. Expect wind gusts up to 60 mph, that may damage roofs, siding and trees. For your safety, move to an interior room, away from windows. The storm brings very heavy rain, which may result in flash floods.


Fetterman's listening tour for legalizing weed coming to Chambersburg

HARRISBURG — Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has announced his listening tour stop in Franklin County to hear opinions regarding the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania.


Wanted: Man who failed to register as a sex offender

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police are searching for a man who failed to register as a sex offender. Cleo Brown, 45, has an active warrant out for his arrest for failing to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements. Anyone with any information is asked to call the police.


National Weather Service issues tornado, flood watches for parts of Tri-State area

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Washington County in Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia through midnight. A flash flood watch has been issued for those areas, as well as Franklin County in Pennsylvania.


Illegal immigrants found in Franklin County face federal charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Three previously deported illegal immigrants found in Greencastle were charged in federal court with illegal reentry into the United States, according to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed.


Shippensburg man fires gun during family fight

A Shippensburg man discharged a firearm during a family fight Monday, police said. The Shippensburg Police Department said officers were dispatched Monday to the 300 block of East Burd Street after a report of shots fired. Police investigated and determined that Brandon J. Erickson, 26, was involved


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Pennsylvania

Last week, my Uber driver tried to sell me some weed; or, more specifically, he tried to sell me something called “Orange Monkey Creamsicle,” assuring me it was “absolute fire.” I declined, but ended up saving his phone number anyway, figuring that it couldn’t hurt.


Pennsylvania Teen Accused Of Killing Her 71-Year-Old Grandfather For $30,000

A Pennsylvania teenager has been arrested on homicide charges after she, her boyfriend and her friends killed her 71-year-old grandfather. Gabriella Long, 17, was charged along with her boyfriend, Chris Cortez, 19, and friends Mercedes Hall, 16, and Devin Cunningham, 20. Police say they stabbed Jose


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Hagerstown's Break Away II Sports Lounge charged with multiple violations

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Hagerstown’s Break Away II Sports Lounge was charged by Deputy Fire Marshals with multiple code violations after hosting their “Rock Me, Don’t Shake Me” fundraiser for abused kids Saturday night.


Pennsylvania residents seeking disability benefits will have a new step to consider

Starting Saturday, anyone in Pennsylvania who is denied federal disability benefits and wants to appeal will go through a new step that the Social Security Administration says is meant to reduce a large case backlog — but that advocates fear will do the opposite.


As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

To understand Pennsylvania’s fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber’s last Republicans standing in those areas — and target No. 1 for Dem


Dora the Explorer bounce house stolen in central Pa.: police

Shippensburg police are investigating the theft of a Dora the Explorer inflatable bounce house. Police were notified that the house and two blowers were stolen from the first block of South Queen Street between 6 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday.


Waynesboro-area man gets 47 years for molesting preteen girl

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Waynesboro-area man convicted of molesting a preteen girl over a period of four years received a prison sentence this week that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.


Waynesboro man faces 35 charges after police chase

WAYNESBORO — A Waynesboro man is facing a total of 35 charges after being accused of leading police on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning and intentionally ramming a marked cruiser.


Pennsylvania opens probe into Harvest, state’s largest marijuana-dispensary permit holder

A deal to create America’s largest marijuana dispensary chain may be derailed as Pennsylvania regulators take a closer look at the company’s operations in the state. Arizona-based Harvest Health and Recreation of Arizona, which has cannabis operations in multiple states announced last week that it w


Driver charged with homicide by vehicle in fatal Shippensburg-area crash

A Shippensburg man who caused a fatal crash last August was charged with homicide by vehicle because police say he was under the influence of marijuana. Zachary Tyler Porter, 30, was driving south at 5:29 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018, on Baltimore Road in Southampton Township when he attempted to turn left on


Tractor-trailer crash claims Illinois man

McCONNELLSBURG — An Illinois man was killed Wednesday evening in a crash in Wells Township, Fulton County, about 8:53 p.m. State police in McConnellsburg said a tractor-trailer driven by Tyshawn Nicolas McClellan, 24, of Chicago, was northbound on Route 915 from the area of Mountain House Road. The


Pennsylvania Man Sleeping In Dumpster Loses Prosthetic Leg After Ending Up In Trash Truck

MCKEES ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man sleeping in a dumpster was tossed into the back of a garbage truck as the trash was being emptied, causing him to lose his prosthetic leg.


Storms have been battering Pennsylvania, but what’s fueling the severe weather pattern?

The severe weather that has battered Pennsylvania and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region this month is due to an active spring pattern bringing just the right mix of atmospheric ingredients together, weather analysts say.