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Lancaster man engaged in inappropriate relationship with minor via FB Messenger, police allege

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A Lancaster man is accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a minor via Facebook Messenger, according to East Earl Township Police. Daniel Strickler, 34, was arrested April 11 and charged with corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor, court docu


Lancaster man accused of child porn possession, Megan’s Law violations

LANCASTER COUNTY — Police have charged a 33-year-old Lancaster man with sexual abuse of children and Megan’s Law violations after police found him to be in possession of child pornography earlier this month.


Police identify woman killed in pedestrian crash in Lancaster County

LEBANON COUNTY, Pa.– A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle. Huanzhen Ma, 55, died as a result of her injuries after being struck by a vehicle. On April 24 around 11:30 p.m., a 2001 Chevrolet Sub was traveling eastbound on Route 22 near Blue Mountain Road in Bethel Township.


Lancaster Police: Armed robbery suspect pepper sprayed employee, brandished handgun

LANCASTER — Police in Lancaster are looking for help from the public in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Monday morning at a laundromat on North Broad Street.


Rain ahead for Lancaster County Thursday

Rain showers are set to dampen Lancaster County today starting this afternoon. The chance of rain nearly doubles around 12 p.m., with showers likely continuing into the evening.


Lancaster man convicted of burning another man to death in 1998 will not get new trial, judge rules

LANCASTER — A Lancaster man currently serving life in prison for burning another man to death in 1998 will not get a new trial, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.


Hit and run crash involving a horse and buggy in Lancaster

LANCASTER COUNTY — Authorities are searching for a car they believe was in a hit and run with a horse and buggy. The hit and run occurred at Mine Road and Strasburg Road (Route 741), and involved a horse and buggy and an older black Jeep Cherokee, according to police.


Dead roaches found by the soda syrup: Lancaster County restaurant inspections

The following Lancaster County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania's health and safety regulations during inspections between March 31-Apr 6. Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant


Police: Man sold fatal batch of fentanyl-laced heroin

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A man is charged with delivering a fatal dose of fentanyl-laced heroin in Lancaster County. Daniel M. Velez Jr., 20, of Mount Carmel, delivered the drugs to a 33-year-old Lancaster man who died from an overdose on Nov. 20, Manheim Township police said.


Lancaster County Prison changes policies following inmate’s overdose death

LANCASTER, Pa. - A father-son duo are facing charges for delivering drugs into the Lancaster County Prison. Court documents reveal those drugs caused an inmate to die from an overdose in March.


Convicted offender had child pornography, failed to register, police say

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster man with a previous child pornography conviction is charged again after police said they found more than 160 images on his phones. William A. Thomas, 26, had 13 images on one phone and 149 more on a second phone. He also had three email addresses he used for stori


Police officer held for court in sexual assault case

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A police officer in Lancaster County has been ordered to trial on charges he sexually and physically assaulted a woman he knows. Christopher B Young, 33, was held for court on charges of sexual assault, stalking, and simple assault after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.


Police: Woman charged with DUI, endangerment after walking away from crash with her two children

LANCASTER COUNTY — A 33-year-old York County woman was charged with endangering the welfare of children and DUI in an incident in Lancaster Township early Sunday, according to Manheim Township Police.


Columbia news, views & reviews

Thursday’s news items [TAP visit; events; & more] – 4/25/2019. Tire slashing is back | Read the reports about this and more at the Columbia Police Department CrimeWatch page.


Mountville Family Restaurant opens with diner favorites, all-day breakfast

Mountville Family Restaurant has opened outside Mountville, taking a spot in Highland Commons near the Prospect Road exit of Route 30. The restaurant at 350 Highland Drive has a menu that includes sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps and burgers. There are also entrees such as baked meatloaf and roast t


York City Police still investigating fatal stabbing

York City Police are still investigating a stabbing that left a man dead Tuesday night. Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the detective bureau, said 27-year-old Jayson Markley was walking in the 600 block of Wallace Street about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, when he was stabbed.


4-year-old girl who went missing last night in Pennsylvania found safe

UPDATE: The little girl has been found safe. According to police, Gemma Moats was last seen at her home in the 12000 block of Pen Mar Road in Washington Township at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Police seek information in regards to vehicle pursuit in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — East Cocalico Township Police are seeking information in regards to a vehicle pursuit that occurred just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the driver is a man with a goatee or light beard. The vehicle, pictured above, is believed to be a Honda with tinted windows, red seat co


Man robs laundromat at gunpoint: Watch surveillance video

LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster police are looking for a man who robbed a laundromat at gunpoint. The crime happened shortly before 9 a.m. Monday at Broad Street Laundry on the 200 block of North Broad Street.


Lawsuit brings forward more alleged victims of Lancaster County doctor

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. --- A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims negligence and recklessness against Dr. Stephen Diamontoni and Associates Family Practice and Lancaster General Health.