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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Brother’s spirit runs like the wind

One local woman’s enduring love for her famous, late brother has prompted her to write a book about his life. Jennifer Hippensteel of Ephrata recently added “author” to her list of accomplishments, which include reiki master, holistic health practitioner, and owner of Sun and Moon Productions.


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.


Roots & Blues returns to Lancaster this weekend: Here's what you need to know

Lancaster's fifth-annual Roots & Blues Festival is returning to venue near you this Friday. Be prepared for a weekend filled with soulful blues, hearty riffs and plenty of doo-wop.


Police: Lancaster Co. woman defrauded out of $110K by person she met online

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A Lancaster County woman fell victim to a months-long scam in which she was defrauded out of $110,400 by a person she met online, according to police.


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


Fire & Ice fans flock to Lititz

A spellbound crowd gathered Friday evening around a cordoned-off lot near the former Wilbur Chocolate plant as two chainsaw-wielding men, wearing long black butcher’s aprons and safety goggles, sawed into a 6-foot tall block of ice.


Disturbing sign threatens dogs defecating on neighborhood lawn

DENVER - A sign posted in front of a Colorado home threatens to harm dogs that defecate on their lawn, sparking controversy in a Denver neighborhood. On a busy little stretch of South Logan Street, it’s pretty easy to miss. But get a little closer, and there it is, words, on paper, taped to a sign.


Westminster man sentenced for rape of York College student in Pennsylvania

A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College. Ethan Rippey, 23, was sentenced by York County Court Judge Craig Trebilcock to serve 7.5 to 15 years on one count of rape and 9.5 to 19 year


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs


Storm brings up to 10 inches of snow to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say the winter storm that has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the commonwealth has also disrupted transportation and prompted school and other closures in Pennsylvania.


Northern Lancaster chamber names new exec

The Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce has spent the past year rebranding itself to make a stronger impact outside Ephrata and has promoted a key staff member in that effort.


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.


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.