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  • 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.

  • Proposed law targets drug paraphernalia

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposed county ordinance could soon help local authorities in the war on drugs.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved first reading of a drug paraphernalia ordinance at its Monday, April 2, meeting. The ordinance was drafted with the help of Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    In an effort to crack down on drug use, the ordinance amends the county’s code to include clearer definitions on illegal items used for ingesting, smoking, administering or preparing illegal drugs.

  • Kershaw woman attacked with stick

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Investigators are still looking for a woman who attacked another woman with a stick last weekend.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of East 3rd Street in Kershaw shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, March 31, about an assault.
    A 31-year-old woman at the scene told deputies a 44-year-old woman she knows had struck her in the face with a stick causing a large gash, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Car crashes into hair salon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Shirley Tucker thought her Pageland Highway home was on fire when she was startled from her sleep early Thursday morning, April 5.
    It was about 6 a.m. when Tucker noticed red and blue flashes outside her bedroom window. She nudged her husband Marion awake to see what the commotion was.

  • Motorycle driver leads city police on chase

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man who led police on a  high-speed chase through the city limits before ditching his motorcycle last week is still on the run.
    The chase began about 1:30 p.m. March 30, near the intersection of Gillsbrook Road and Forest Drive, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Two Lancaster police officers saw a purple sports motorcycle speeding nearby and, after checking radar, found it was traveling at 60 mph in a 35-mph zone.  

  • Medical practice launches Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Weight loss and obesity in America are two hot topics in today’s world.
    Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine is preparing to launch a new program that will enable those who participate to lose weight – but this is not a diet.
    The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program is a lifestyle-modification program that, if followed correctly, can ensure that lost weight stays off, said Dr. Michael Kimbrell, one of the medical managers of the program.

  • County Council approves application for officer grant

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    County officials and local law enforcement are hoping to win a grant that would fund the hiring of several new officers to patrol the county’s roads.
    At its Monday, April 2, meeting, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved applying for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant would be funded from the office of COPS, or Community Oriented Policing Services, which provides services and grants for state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

  • Burglary suspect caught in the act

    A Lancaster man with an extensive criminal record was caught blue-handed this week as deputies caught him taking items from a storage unit while wearing a pair of blue latex gloves. 

    John Allen Hill, 31, 1653 Hillcrest Ave., was arrested Monday, April 2, and charged with third-degree burglary, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.