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  • Judicial Past, Future

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The technology inside the courtroom is still so fresh that Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond referred to a user’s guide to explain some of the functions.
    A few locals asked him about the headsets that allow people in the back of the courtroom to clearly hear the proceedings taking place.
    Hammond then spoke of a brand new document reader that projects papers and other evidence on large flat screens for the jury to see.

  • AC units stolen in burglaries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.
    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Thomas “Happy” McCrorey

    Thomas “Happy” McCrorey

    GREAT FALLS – Thomas 'Happy' McCrorey died Monday, June 27, 2011.

    The family is receiving friends at the home.  

  • Flags at half staff in honor of soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Flags will be at half staff from sunup to sundown on Thursday, June 30, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, of Lodge, S.C. who died on June 18, 2011 in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

     

  • Shootings leave one dead, one wounded

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man was killed and another was wounded after they were shot early Sunday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating what happened to the two men, who were both found shot within an hour of each other.
    Officers, as well as Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers, found one of the men after responding to a report of a shooting victim at 507 Harris St., according to a police department press release.

  • Council looks at peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    They’ve become a common sight along roadways, vendors selling various wares from the back of vans or underneath tents.

    Often called peddlers, they offer everything from rugs to furniture to pet supplies, all from the comfort of a parking lot or a patch of grass. But with the sagging economy still impacting businesses, many local residents and business owners are worried how these unlicensed vendors will impact their sales. 

  • Healthy Twin fillies a ‘miracle’

    It’s not often that you get the chance to witness a miracle, but on April 16, Shea Woodbury, 12, and her parents, Erin and Woody, witnessed two with the birth of twin foals at the family’s Blue Wave Stables on Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road. 

    While a birth of any kind is often a dance along the edge of life and death, for horses, birth is precarious even under the best of circumstances. 

  • P&G Duracell Co. celebrates 35 years

    Duracell Batteries celebrated 35 years in Lancaster Saturday with a blow-out picnic to honor its employees and the community in which it operates.

    In all, nearly 2,300 people attended the celebration, which included food, fun, plant tours and a presentation by company officials to local, county and business leaders.

  • Several AC units stolen

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.

    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Lightning causes house fire

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported that a house fire on Billings Drive earlier this month was caused by lightning.

    The fire occurred at a home in the 1600 block of Billings Drive during a lightning storm Friday, June 10. 

    The incident report said the homeowner called 911 at 8:47 p.m. after noticing a flash of lightning and seeing a storage building on fire.