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  • Lancaster Resident fires warning shot at prowler

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A prowler received more than he bargained for after a homeowner fired a warning shot near the man earlier this week.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies learned about the shooting incident after they were called to the 200 block of Old Gregory Lane at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Tick awareness urged following mild winter

    Laurie Reid
    Forestry Commission Entomologist
    COLUMBIA – Scientists are expecting this summer to be particularly abundant with blood suckers waiting for their next human meal.
    And they’re not talking about another “Twilight” sequel.
    Thanks to a mild winter and warm spring, many people will be spending time outside, sooner and more often than usual. They’re likely to visit places (such as woodlands) where they’ll find an unwelcomed surprise – ticks.

  • Residents can apply now for SCDOT Commission seats

    SCDOT Commission
    COLUMBIA – A joint legislative panel is accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Congressional District who are interested in applying for a seat on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission.
    Notice of intent to apply will be accepted through noon April 26.
    Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and possess certain qualifications to serve. Applicants will undergo a thorough review process.

  • Etched in bronze

     

    COLUMBIA – The last call of duty sounds. Five long, solemn peals of a bronze bell echo out and up into the bright blue sky above the S.C. Fire Academy’s Memorial Plaza.

    Firefighters stand at attention and salute, some break protocol to wipe a persistent tear, and silence thick as a breeze sways through the palmettos standing vigil beyond an eternal flame burning on a wall of names.

  • Deputy Brandon Rollins refuses to give up

    Brandon Rollins remembers clutching his side last fall, moments after being struck by an armed robber’s bullet, and vowing he wasn’t going to die. 

    The Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy told a crowd of more than 100 law enforcement officers Thursday morning, April 12, that it was all about having something to believe in. 

  • Police investigate two shooting incidents in city

    Officers combed through several Lancaster neighborhoods searching for suspects in two different shooting incidents last weekend. 

    On Saturday, March 3, Lancaster police officers were called to a building in the 200 block of North Market Street about 7:50 p.m. After someone called to report shots fired in the area, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Driver flees car accident scene, arrested

    A Lancaster woman was arrested last week on drug and traffic-related charges after police stopped her for leaving a car accident scene. 

    Kamelia Lynette Funderburk, 28, 2328 Old Blackmon Lane, was arrested and charged April 4 with simple possession of marijuana, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and disregarding a traffic light, according to a a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Fire damages apartment complex

     

    A charred shingle peeled away from the exposed roof and slowly drifted to the ground as Angela Patterson surveyed the damage to her apartment Tuesday morning, April 10. 

    Patterson’s apartment, as well as four other units in the one-story building at the Westway Apartments complex, were damaged during a blaze about 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Memorial Park Road.   

  • Burglar wakes up man, flees into woods

    A trail of dropped items marked the path of a burglar who ran from a resident late last month. 

    Police responded to a home in the 400 block of Colonial Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. March 28, about a burglary that had just happened, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Back home again

    Emma Hovis walked into Los Mariachis restaurant Thursday evening and was surprised by all the fanfare, balloons and other decorations.
    The Lancaster native, who now lives in Rock Hill, arrived with a few friends and expected to have a normal outing at their choice Mexican eatery.