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Decision on Greencastle-Antrim start times not expected until fall

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A decision on any potential change to school-day start times in the Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) School District is being pushed down the road. A committee charged with studying the issue asked the school board Thursday night that its official recommendation be delayed until at least


10-year-old injured in Franklin County school van crash

Antrim Township — One child was seriously injured in a Thursday morning school van crash in Antrim Township, Franklin County. A van carrying 8 juveniles was heading east on Hades Church Road when it stopped at a stop sign.


Canadian cannabis giant plants a flag in Pennsylvania, plans hemp industrial parks across the U.S.

Canopy Growth Corporation, the Canadian cannabis behemoth is acquiring AgriNextUSA of Reading, Pa., with an eye to building its hemp business in the United States. AgriNextUSA has been headed by Geoff Whaling, an evangelist for hemp and all its many applications. Whaling said Canopy’s chairman, Bruc


Two of the fatalities reviewed occurred in Greencastle area

A report released Monday details the work of local law enforcement in the fight against drug trafficking and other crimes across Franklin County. Members of the Franklin County Investigating Grand Jury, convened February 2017 through January 2019, heard testimony and reviewed evidence related to 19


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is Pretty Much Screwed, Says State Watchdog

Tripling toll rates. Debt obligations. Mandated PennDOT payments. They’re all piling up past the point of no return, according to the state auditor general — and Philly might have to pay the price.


Clear Spring man charged with possessing child porn

A Clear Spring man is accused of uploading multiple images of child pornography on his cellphone. Tyrone Lee Barger, 50, of 100 Cumberland St., is charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography.


Police: Scammer sends fake check to Franklin County police chief

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Franklin County police department is warning area residents about a potential fraudulent check scam — that they learned about when their police chief was one of the scammers’ intended targets.


Woman dies after car crash in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - One woman is dead after a crash in Hagerstown Thursday morning. Police say her black SUV crashed into a tree on the 1200 block of Maryland Avenue around 8 a.m.


Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane disbarred

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is losing her law license, a few months after she began a jail sentence for perjury, obstruction and other counts.


Residents evacuated after gas line struck at construction site in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. — Residents in Arlington, Virginia are being evacuated Friday morning after a gas line was struck at a construction site, officials said. Authorities are responding to the scene in the 1700 block of Arlington Blvd.


Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Would Help Remediate Contaminants in Pennsylvania Schools

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia this week to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how he believes Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generati


Police say they found drugs, handgun in Hagerstown couple's home

A Hagerstown couple was arrested after police were called to their Liberty Street home and allegedly found drugs and a handgun in a child’s room. Jason Dewease, 42, and his wife, Bailey Dewease, 28, are charged with second-degree assault, possessing a firearm in a drug-trafficking crime and multiple


Hagerstown man distributed enough fentanyl to kill most of the residents of Washington County

BALTIMORE, Md. - A Hagerstown man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy that resulted in at least two fatal overdoses.


Waynesboro mother, son arrested for selling pills

WAYNESBORO — A Waynesboro mother and son are charged with felony counts of delivery of controlled substances and criminal use of a communication facility after selling pills to a confidential informant.


Freight company's bankruptcy to cost nearly 100 Washington County jobs

New England Motor Freight’s bankruptcy plans to pull 93 jobs from Washington County and more than 100 from elsewhere in the state. The numbers have been posted on the Maryland Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification log.


UPDATE: Multiple roads closed in Washington County due to flooding

For more information on current traffic conditions, please go to tristatetraffic.com. High water has closed several roads in Washington County, the county Highway Department said.


Two Chambersburg Area School District schools closed due to threat

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — District officials say potentially credible threats forced them to close two Chambersburg Area School District schools today. As a precaution, Chambersbug High School and Chambersburg Magnet School will be closed Thursday. The high school and magnet school staff should report as


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 14

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 14 in the suits below:. In Teodori Enterprises LP against Falcons Restaurant Group LLC, 1110 Falcons Food LLC, Ohio Valley Bistro Inc. and Shamsuddin Charania: 'Clerk's Office Quality Control Me


Franklin County DA releases 2-year Grand Jury report

The Franklin County Grand Jury recently released its findings pertaining to 19 cases it has reviewed over the past two years. Sixteen of those cases are related to drug delivery resulting in death charges.


Drug trafficking that led to deaths of two Pa. men sends Maryland man to federal prison

About two years ago, a central Pennsylvania man died of a fatal overdose. On Thursday, the reported head of the drug trafficking organization that sold the deadly substance was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.