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Court: Man's prison sentence for shooting at police 'entirely rational'

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has denied relief to a former Lancaster County man who says his prison sentence for shooting at police was cruel and unusual.


Lancaster man accused of grabbing woman’s vagina during attack

LANCASTER — A 44-year-old Lancaster man is charged with simple assault, strangulation and criminal mischief after an alleged attack on a female victim last month, according to Manheim Township Police.


Freezing rain a threat after snowstorm dumps up to 6 inches on parts of Lancaster County

Freezing rain, turning to just rain, cast a slippery sheen across Lancaster County on Wednesday night, the last act of a storm that dropped three to six inches of snow and brought much of the region to a near standstill.


Police: Child flown to hospital after being hit by truck in Lancaster County

Salisbury Township, PA — According to State Police a 7-year-old boy was flown to Dupont Hospital for Children after being hit by a truck Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on SR340 at the intersection with Plank Road just after 3pm.


Woman charged with stealing $50K in jewelry from her own family

An 18-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry from her own family, Manheim Township police said Wednesday. Police said Claudia Yingling admitted to conspiring with another person to steal the jewelry from her family’s home and pawn it for cash.


State Police: 7-year-old boy struck by Ford F-350 Tuesday in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A 7-year-old boy was flown to Dupont Hospital for Children Tuesday after was hit by a Ford F-350, according to police. Police say the child ran out in front of the truck around 3 p.m. as he attempted to cross Old Philadelphia Pike at Plank Road in Salisbury Township.


Jackknifed tractor trailer causes major delays on Pa. Turnpike in Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is down to one lane in Lancaster County, after a tractor trailer jackknifed, blocking three lanes. Turnpike traffic alerts show the crash occurred at milepost 282.9, and is completely blocking all westbound lanes. One eastbound lane is also closed, and traffic is stopped or


Snow-related crashes throughout Lancaster County are 'pretty much everywhere'

Since snowfall began Wednesday morning, the snow-covered roads caused a “good amount” of minor accidents and disabled vehicles, said a dispatcher at Lancaster County Control.


Where does Pennsylvania rank in solar jobs?

Although jobs in the solar industry were down nationally in 2018, Pennsylvania was among states that saw job gains in 2018. According to The Solar Foundation, U.S. solar jobs fell by nearly 8,000 to 242,343 workers in 2018, down 3.2 percent from 2017.


Police seeking witnesses, video evidence in shooting of 20-year-old

Lancaster police said they’re not getting much cooperation while investigating a shooting that injured a man Tuesday afternoon. They reported Wednesday that the 20-year-old was shot just after 4:30 p.m. near East Chestnut and North Broad streets.


Manheim Police attempt to identify purse snatcher

Manheim — Manheim Township Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing credit and debits cards, and using them to make thousands in purchases.


2019 Roots & Blues festival: 20 acts you need to see live

The Roots and Blues Festival is back once again in downtown Lancaster, bringing more than 70 acts performing everything from blues to folk to rock to reggae and more at eight venues from Feb. 22-23.


Police: York man known as ‘Savage’ wanted in connection to suspected shots-fired incident

YORK — An 18-year-old York man is facing multiple charges after a suspected shots-fired incident that occurred overnight on the first block of Carlisle Avenue. The incident occurred around 12:18 a.m., York City Police say.


Nonprofit swimming club founder accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from club: officials

The founder of the Marauder Aquatic Club in Lancaster County, is accused of stealing almost $40,000 from the club during a two year period, according to officials. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest on Wednesday, saying club founder Kyle Almoney used what he stole f


Old food splatter, food past sell-by dates: Lancaster County restaurant inspections

The following Lancaster County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania's health and safety regulations during inspections between Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant


One person taken to hospital after trooper-involved shooting in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– One person was taken to the hospital after a trooper-involved shooting. Around 2:00 a.m., police went to a home on S. Belmont Road in Paradise Township to serve a warrant on a wanted person.


York City fires cop for misconduct

A York City Police officer was fired for multiple charges of misconduct, according to a York City Council resolution. Officer Michael Roosen's termination was recommended by Police Chief Troy Bankert based upon "the seriousness of his actions and consideration of his prior discipline," according to


Shooting in city sends East Lampeter Township man to hospital

A 20-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and leg Tuesday afternoon near East Chestnut and North Broad streets, Lancaster police said. Before police arrived at the scene, the unidentified victim from East Lampeter Township was driven to Lancaster General Hospital, where he was admitted


Tuesday’s news items [schools closed;process continues & more] – 2/20/2019

In anticipation | Schools closed across county; Columbia, too. There’s a alert tag atop the Website. Bravo!. Structure re-use developer | “Baltimore developer eyes vacant Stehli complex for $30M revitalization” – Lancaster Online.


Crash closes stretch of PA Turnpike WB, delays expected

A crash closed a stretch of the PA Turnpike westbound lanes between Reading and Lebanon-Lancaster, according to TTWN Harrisburg. Expect delays. Take Route 222 SB (5 miles) to Route 322 WB (18 miles) to PA Route 72 SB (1.5 miles). Re-enter Turnpike at Lebanon/Lancaster Exit (266).