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  • Suspect leads deputies on high-speed chase

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man with previous run-ins with the law is again behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning, Oct. 13.
    Jesse Michael James, 46, 4818 Waiters Circle, has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.

  • Lancaster man charged with attempted murder

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man faces a slew of charges including attempted murder in connection to a shooting on St. Paul Street over the weekend.
    Lancaster police arrested Kentavious Stefan Mills, 22, 4464, Mt. Carmel Road, early Monday morning, Oct. 15, after they spotted him driving a burgundy Chevrolet Caprice authorities were on the lookout for.

  • City grants waiver for Barr Street project

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The city of Lancaster has given a pass to one of its hospitality tax grant recipients.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to grant a waiver to Hope on the Hill, the group that is turning the gymnasium and auditorium at the old Barr Street school into a community center.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris was absent Tuesday.

  • United Way now accepting eligibility applications

    United Way                                     of Lancaster County
    The United Way of Lancaster County is seekingfunding partnerships with nonprofit organizations and agencies that operate programs with positive measurable results on the following key community building issues:
    u Education – Helping children, youth and adults reach their potential through education

  • Man sought in car shooting on City Avenue

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man is wanted on several charges in connection with the shooting of a parked car outside a City Avenue home Tuesday, Oct. 9.
    Police issued several arrest warrants for Antonio Emmanuel Champion, 23, 957 14th St., on charges of criminal domestic violence, malicious injury to property, pointing and/or presenting a firearm and discharging a firearm in the city, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged after accidental shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was charged with providing false information to deputies days after he was injured during an accidental shooting early Saturday morning, Oct. 6.
    Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Antwan Seegars, 34, 2145 Lynwood Drive, charging him with filing a false report, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • City’s 15th Street building needs work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Major roof work is needed on the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street training facility.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to allocate $218,150 for roof repairs at the building, which is used for Public Works operations and for training space for emergency personnel.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told council members the building’s roof is in poor condition and needs refurbishing.

  • City Council, sheriff and House 44 candidates to speak at public forum

    Watch video from this forum

    Voters will have a chance to hear local candidates discuss issues at the Before You Vote – 2012 Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
    The forum, set to begin at 6 p.m., will be held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The forum is free and open to the public.

  • Man wounded in drive-by shooting

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Investigators are following up on leads into who shot and wounded a man after a brief struggle Wednesday, Oct. 10.
    Deputies learned of the shooting after they responded to Springs Memorial Hospital about a gunshot victim, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Lancaster County Fair in town this weekend

    The annual Lancaster County Fair will be at American Legion Fairgrounds, S. Main St., through Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair, sponsored by Smokey Mountain Amusements, promises new and improved rides.
    General admission is $3 for adults and children age 5 and up, and parking on Legion grounds is $1.
    There is free admission all day, Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair will be open today, Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 9:30 p.m.
    Tickets are available at the gate.