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Police still plead for help in missing-man case

Brown disappeared on Valentine's Day 1995

By Chris Sardelli

Flipping through the pages of a large binder she’s filled with witness statements, candid photographs and faded newspaper articles, Lancaster Police Capt. Susan Hunter wonders what happened to Farrika Brown.


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What happened to Coley Patterson?

Missing since 2006

By Jesef Williams

When Coley Patterson went for a walk on the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2006, he told his sister he’d be right back.


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System to make auto calls in missing person cases

By Chris Sardelli

“Hello. This is an urgent message from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. We are currently searching for a missing child in your area.”

That’s the recorded message that could soon be sent to thousands of homes across the county using a call system developed by A Child is Missing, a Florida-based nonprofit organization.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office learned of A Child is Missing a couple months ago while refreshing their officers’ Amber Alert training, which involves rapid-response techniques in child-abduction cases.


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Police have little to go on in 1992 shooting death

Just two pieces of evidence

By Jenny Arnold

On Feb. 1, 1992, at 4:40 a.m., Lancaster Police Department shift Sgt. Robert Rockholt responded to a call about shots fired near Rock and Hudson streets.


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Mulvaney: State budget ‘800-pound gorilla in the corner’

By Chris Sardelli

A strict state budget, new voting laws and a complicated real estate tax were all issues state Sen. Mick Mulvaney discussed at Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday.

Mulvaney, R-District 16, updated council members on issues he’s been working on in Columbia. Mulvaney addressed how the state’s newly released 40-page budget will affect Lancaster County.

He called the state budget “the 800-pound gorilla in the corner.”


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Seven years later, authorities still can't explain auto dealer's death

By Jesef Williams

It’s been seven years since John Michael “Mike” Hinson was found face down on the ground in the middle of Sentry Road.


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Administrators to take two furlough days

Teachers to take one day off with no pay

By Jesef Williams

Area teachers and principals will take unpaid time off to help offset this year’s state budget cuts.

The Lancaster County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to furlough teachers one day and administrators two days.

The measure should save the district more than $302,000 in the 2009-10 fiscal year, said district finance director Tony Walker.


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Officer hopes someone will come forward in case

Who killed Chanel Holmes?

By Chris Sardelli

The area along Clinton Avenue hasn’t changed much since the body of Chanel Holmes was found there more than seven years ago.


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Norrell donates 2-acre parcel of land to Katawba land trust

By Katawba Valley Land Trust

Lancaster attorney Mandy Powers Norrell recently donated a 2-acre parcel of land near Forty Acre Rock in Southeastern Lancaster County to the Katawba Valley Land Trust. 

The tract, situated on Bear Creek, is an important addition to the KVLT Lancaster Greenway Preserve, which is now comprised of more than 350 acres, say KVLT officials.

The tract harbors trees such as Cottonwood, Sweetgum, Mulberry and Green Ash. It’s an important habitat for native flora and fauna, and having it protected will benefit the water quality of Bear Creek, say KVLT officials.


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18 months after slaying, no arrest has been made

Who killed Harry Frazier?

By Chris Sardelli

More than 18 months after Harry Frazier was found shot to death in his Arch Street home across from the Lancaster Police Department, his godmother, Yvonne Harris, is still reeling from the news.


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