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Overdose death leads to felony charges against man who sold drugs: police

Accused of selling the heroin and fentanyl that killed a 33-year-old man, a Mount Caramel man now faces felony charges in Lancaster County. Daniel Malena Velez Jr., 20, has been charged with drug delivery resulting in death and criminal use of a communication facility, according Manheim Township pol


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.


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.


Lancaster Township man charged with possessing 150+ images of child pornography; used 2 phones, 3 emails

A Lancaster Township man is accused of using two cell phones and three email addresses to collect and share more than 150 images of child pornography, according to Manheim Township police.


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.


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 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


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.


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


Hitting the trail–Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail dedication

The dream trail is finally a reality. Warwick Township supervisors were set (at The Record Express press time) to make it official; when the board takes a road trip along the completed 7.2-mile Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail.


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.


Lawsuit filed against former employers of doctor charged with indecently assaulting patient

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against two medical groups in Lancaster County that are former employers of a doctor charged with inappropriately touching his patient.


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.


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.


Driver found with beer, pot on school bus: state police

Pa. state police say there were empty beer bottles and suspected marijuana inside a school bus. Luckily, there were no students. Still, the driver of the bus, identified as 35-year-old David Sedlack, is now facing DUI and drug charges after being pulled over by state police Monday night, 6ABC in Phi


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.


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.


UPDATE: Route 222 reopens after crash

Lancaster — UPDATE: According to police, Route 222 N at the Oregon Pike Interchange has reopened after an earlier crash. A crash between a tractor trailer and another vehicle has closed Route 222 N at the Oregon Pike interchange.


Two Lancaster men charged in connection to Lancaster County Prison inmate’s fatal fentanyl overdose

LANCASTER — A Lancaster father and son have been charged with felony drug delivery resulting in death, conspiracy, and related offenses in connection to the overdose death of an inmate at Lancaster County Prison on March 28.