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  • Officials search for 2 armed robbers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police investigators are hoping surveillance footage will help them track down two men who robbed an East Arch Street convenience store Tuesday night.
    Lancaster police officers responded shortly before 9:30 p.m. to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop at 602 E. Arch St.
    The store clerk met officers at the front door and said two men had just robbed her, according to a police department incident report.

  • Caroline Court residents report shootings

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Jerry Witherspoon says measures are in place to address the crime spike in recent months at the Caroline Court public-housing neighborhood.
    Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees Caroline Court, located off Williams Estate Drive. Though the number of reported incidents has decreased over the years, he said some newer tenants’ associations have led to a jump in crime.

  • Lancaster to receive $46,476 to help with food, shelter for needy

    From Release
    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

  • Flags at half staff in memory of Dennis Cauthen

    Flags will be at half staff on Aug. 19, 2011, sunup to sundown by order of Gov. Nikki Haley per S.C. Code of Law Section 1-3-470 as a mark of respect for the memory of Lancaster County Fire Chief Dennis J. Cauthen, who died after responding to a house fire on Aug. 16, 2011.

  • Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

    Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

    Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.  

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.

  • Early morning fire destroys abandoned building

    Gooches, McDonald Green and Belltown volunteer fire departments, along with the city of Lancaster's Fire Department ladder truck were used to fight the fire of an abandoned building at the corner of Lynwood Drive and Jones Crossroads early this morning. Check back later for more details.

     

  • Police search for armed robbers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police investigators are hoping surveillance footage will help them track down two men who robbed an East Arch Street convenience store Tuesday.
    The men are seen on the video entering the Quick Stop, located at 602 E. Arch St., with clothing completely covering their faces. According to a police report, each robber pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.
    The robbers ran away with an unknown amount of money and the clerk was not injured.

  • Human remains found in woods

    Human remains found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday could be related to a woman who went missing in July. 

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were alerted after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard of its' owner's home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle, a sheriff's office press release said. 

  • Summer’s over

    From Staff
    From Andrew Jackson High at the south end of the county to Indian Land Elementary in the north, Lancaster County schools opened their doors Monday for the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
    Though exact attendance numbers are not yet available, attendance overall is expected to rise only slightly over last year’s student population of 11,378, a Lancaster County School District official said last week.

  • Sixth-grader struck by car

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Buford Middle School sixth-grader is recovering after being hit by a car this weekend.
    Angel Martin, 12, was struck Saturday evening as she tried to cross Airport Road in Lancaster near Dollar General.
    State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 6:20 p.m. when the girl reportedly stepped out in front of an eastbound Honda four-door sedan traveling south on Airport Road.