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  • City police investigate possible armed robbery

    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.

  • Connecticut school shooting aftermath; keeping our children safe

    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.

  • Diago pleads guilty in murder of Jackie Craine

    Linda Craine says she now has closure.

    It’s been a trying year for Craine and her family as they continue to deal with the loss of Craine’s daughter, Jackie, who was fatally shot Jan. 5 in Fort Mill.

    Jackie Craine’s estranged boyfriend, James Enrico “Rico” Diago, who was charged with her murder, has been jailed ever since at the York County Detention Center.

    On Monday, Jackie’s family learned of his fate.

  • Deputies nab trio for recent burglary spree

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

    Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., were each charged in connection with incidents occurring between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, according to a media release issued Monday, Dec. 17.

  • Passenger falls from car during North Main street police chase

    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.

  • Man injured after struck by car at Grace Avenue bar

    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. 

  • Flag at half-staff for shooting victims

    The American flag is flying at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

  • Teen’s wish comes true

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    Dillon Pearson, 15, had a wish come true.
    A Clemson Tigers fan, Dillon wanted to attend a Carolina/Clemson game at Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
    Dillon spent Nov. 24 at Death Valley with his father, Mike Pearson Jr.
    A sports enthusiast, Dillon has been diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination that worsens over time.

  • Mail delivery resumes on IL road

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The U.S. Postal Service has resumed regular home service to residents who live along a narrow Indian Land road it deemed too dangerous for mail delivery two months ago.
    Located off Henry Harris Road, Green Pond Road is a mile-long, single-lane road that serves 31 families.

  • Leadership Lancaster delves into education

    Return to the world of locker combinations, class schedules and pop quizzes.
    For me and the other 20 members of Leadership Lancaster, Wednesday, Dec. 12, was all about education, as we spent the entire day learning about public school, private school and collegiate opportunities in Lancaster County.
    And fittingly, the first thing we did was take a test.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore gave an overview of the district, which has 20 schools and more than 11,000 students.