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Woman killed on I-81 in Franklin County, Pa.

A female died when she was struck by a drunken tractor-trailer driver early Friday on Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police said. An investigation determined the female, whose name was not provided, walked onto the interstate and was struck by the passenger side of a Freightlin


This Day in Cumberland County History for Feb. 22: College student killed in accident

Sentinel reporter Joseph Cress offers a daily digital glimpse back in Cumberland County history with help from our Newspapers.com archives. A Shippensburg State College student was killed in a one-car crash on U.S. Route 11. Jane L. Fecker, 20, of Sunbury, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Cumbe


Police: Chambersburg man used stolen ID to open account, obtain 4 cell phones

CHAMBERSBURG — A 30-year-old Chambersburg man is facing theft by deception and identity theft charges after police say he illegally used someone else’s identification to obtain a cell phone account.


Cumberland County authorities warn about fake arrest warrant scam

Cumberland County residents should not fall for a phone scam, which claims they owe money for failing to show up to jury duty. That’s according to officials at the Cumberland County Courts, who warned Thursday of the fraudulent calls made by people claiming to be representatives of the Cumberland Co


Pennsylvania Game Commission internship plants career seeds for student

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A summer internship with the Pennsylvania Game Commission helped Penn State senior Dominic Lenzi cultivate his skills in the field of forestry. Lenzi, of Hermitage, a forest ecosystem management major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, learned about the internship when a


Winter weather creating traffic issues on I-81 in Cumberland County

NEWVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - A jackknifed tractor-trailer has prompted the closing of a stretch of I-81 South in Cumberland County. According to PennDOT, Southbound I-81 is closed at exit 44 (Carlisle).


Tractor trailer overturns on Pa. Turnpike in Cumberland County

A tractor trailer overturned in the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and is blocking all lanes. The crash occurred around 7 p.m., in the area of eastbound mile marker 215.3 which is between the Blue Mountain-Exit 201 and Carlisle-Exit 226.


State Police are seartching for a missing Franklin County man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are searching for 34-year-old Tyler Kauffman. He was last seen Wednesday night in Guilford Township. According to authorities, Kauffman is 6' 01", 288 lbs., and has a brown "buzz cut."


Gov. Tom Wolf creates Pennsylvania census team

The next decennial census count of the nation’s population is right around the corner. To prepare for the April 1, 2020, start of the count, Gov. Tom Wolf has selected more than three dozen organizations to help Pennsylvania poll its people.


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


Police attempting to identify suspect in vehicle theft in Cumberland County

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– Police are attempting to identify the above pictured suspect in connection to a vehicle theft. According to police, the suspect may be connected to a vehicle theft in the 400 block of Market Street in Lemoyne on February 19.


Woman dies after being struck by DUI driver in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa.– UPDATE (8:00 a.m.): A woman is dead after being struck by a DUI driver. According to police, the crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on the west side on Interstate 81 near mile marker 15.5.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Lawsuit over fatal boom lift accident coming to Pennsylvania

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has denied the request of Pennsylvania-based JLG Industries Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit against the lift and equipment manufacturer that was filed by the family of a worker who was crushed in an aerial boom lift accident in Missour


Franklin County man accused of pointing gun at neighbor following argument

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — A Fayetteville man allegedly pointed a gun at a neighbor following an argument earlier this week, the Public Opinion reports. Colby Kint, 26, has been charged with prohibited possession of a firearm, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment, court documents show.


Audit Says Pennsylvania Officials Took Freebies From Voting Machine Firms

Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Orrstown Bank closes three branches in Franklin County

Orrstown Financial Services Inc. has shuttered three branches in Franklin County in the wake of its merger last fall with a Mercersburg bank. Trying to access a story? You have options. Subscribe for 4 weeks at $6.99 (price increases to $9.99 after 30 days unless you notify us otherwise) when you si


Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States.


Driver charged with DUI in fatal pedestrian-involved crash on I-81

FRANKLIN COUNTY — State police say one woman is dead after a pedestrian crash involving alcohol. Investigators say the woman was on I-81 South in Guilford Township when she walked in front of the tractor trailer and was struck on its passenger side.