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Driver wanted in connection to Amber Alert in Chesterfield County now in custody

Two kids safe after police chase

By Greg Summers

A suspect wanted in connection to two missing children in Chesterfield County early Thursday, Dec. 20, was arrested here about 11:45 a.m. near the North Carolina state line after a police chase. 

Authorities had issued an statewide Amber Alert for two children – Dennis Matthew Penny III, 5, and Grace Elizabeth Penny, 2.

The two were taken from their home in the Mount Croghan community about 7:30 a.m., Thursday and were believed to be with 37-year old Dennis Matthew Penny II.

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City police investigate possible armed robbery

By Chris Sardelli

Investigators are sorting out the details of a possible armed robbery of a pedestrian that happened Wednesday night, Dec. 19. 

Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said the robbery happened between 7 and 8 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and Barr streets. No one was injured in the incident. 

On Thursday morning several people were being interviewed in the case, he said.


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School officials assure parents in wake of Newtown incident

Connecticut school shooting aftermath; keeping our children safe

By Reece Murphy

It’s been five days now since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left 20 children and six educators dead, news that struck the nation like a slap in the face.

Until Friday, Dec. 14, many Americans had become numb to news of mass shootings; shock and sadness, at first, quickly pushed to the back of the nation’s collective mind in a fatigued response to an all-too common crime.

But this was different, a crime of unimaginable evil in a place assumed to be among the last truly safe institutions in society.


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Judge sentences ex-con to 40 years

Diago pleads guilty in murder of Jackie Craine

By Jesef Williams

Linda Craine says she now has closure.


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Incidents happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9

Deputies nab trio for recent burglary spree

By Jesef Williams

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of three people charged in a string of recent burglaries and thefts.


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Passenger falls from car during North Main street police chase

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster woman was flown to a Charlotte hospital Saturday, Dec. 15, after falling out of a car during a police chase.

The 29-year-old woman was injured only minutes after officers approached a man outside the Carriage Inn, at 1100 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

Police were conducting a walk-through of the inn’s bar about 1:30 a.m. when they noticed a possibly intoxicated man leave and walk toward his car, the report said.


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Man injured after struck by car at Grace Avenue bar

By Chris Sardelli

Authorities from two counties are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left a Lancaster man injured outside a bar early Saturday, Dec. 15. 

Deputies responded to The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., about 2:30 a.m.  after learning someone there  had been struck by a vehicle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

When they arrived, deputies saw a large crowd of people in the parking lot and a 21-year-old Lancaster man on the ground. 


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Council to discuss Air-Rail Industrial Park options

By Chris Sardelli

The future of a proposed Air-Rail Industrial Park will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s final regular meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 10.
With interest in the proposed park from a manufacturing company, whose name has not been publicly disclosed, council members will consider a plan for restarting the park process.


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Car chase leads to aggravated assault charge

By Chris Sardelli

Thrown pistols, an injured officer and a car chase through the streets of the Lancaster city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 4, added up to a multitude of charges for a Lancaster man.


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Sheheen calls out Haley

By Jesef Williams

One of Lancaster County's state representatives is taking Gov. Nikki Haley and other leaders to task on the handling of the massive tax data breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue.
District 27 Sen. Vincent Sheheen, whose district includes southern Lancaster County, issued a statement Nov. 29 during a press conference at the Statehouse in Columbia.


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