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Today's News

  • 5 teens charged in church break-in

    Five teens staying at the Lancaster Children’s Home have been charged with breaking into a nearby church, damaging the building and stealing money, Gatorade and candy after slipping away from the home in the middle of the night July 6.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the three girls and two boys ages 14 to 17 were caught about 2 a.m. inside the office of Hyde Park Baptist Church at 1898 Flat Creek Road.

  • Dealing with deaths

    This is turning out to be an unusually deadly year for young people in Lancaster County, with six deaths in the 15-to-25 age group so far, most of them homicides.
    In all of 2016, just one person that age died in the county, a suicide.
    “It’s just tragedy upon tragedy,” said Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant. “Nobody, including us, can make sense out of it.”
    Four of the six deaths have been homicides. There’s been one suicide, and another case is still under investigation.

  • Investigating cases, comforting families

    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese will never forget June 29, the night Markevis Foster and Rakeem Patterson were murdered in a drive-by shooting at Palmetto Place apartments.
    When she got to the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital, a large crowd had gathered outside to await news. Inside the ER, the atmosphere was frantic.
    “There was just a sense of almost desperation,” Deese recalls. “You knew when you walked in the door that the whole staff was banding together in a desperate effort to save lives.”

  • Don't let that tick make you seriously sick

    In summer 2003, Missy and Michael Stogner of Lancaster’s Antioch community were desperate to know the cause of their 3-year-old daughter Kaytlin’s illness.
    Pediatricians said she had a viral infection that had to “run its course.”
    But the flu-like symptoms lingered and worsened, her nausea and lethargy so bad she couldn’t get off the couch, muscle pain so deep even a soothing touch hurt and a fever so intense it smoldered for a week between 103 to 104 degrees.

  • Column: Should S.C. consider not repaving all rural roads?

    South Carolina, like every other state, is in the business of building roads. It’s a big business: Four of the top 10 vendors for the state last year were roads contractors, accounting for $175 million in spending alone.
    And that doesn’t reckon the opportunity cost – all of the things that don’t get funded because roads do. I may say conservation, you may say law enforcement, but either way, there’s a magnified cost.

  • Column: Graham: Vet’s killing demands policy shift on Palestinian aid

    Editor’s note:  Sen. Graham spoke Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is considering the Taylor Force Act, a bill he introduced that would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if it does not end its practice of paying monetary rewards to the families of terrorists who kill Americans and Israeli citizens. Taylor Force’s father, Stuart, of Kiawah Island, was at the hearing. Here are excerpts of Graham’s remarks.

  • Pierre musters fading strength, dogs get their bash

    Pierre Cunningham was all smiles as he celebrated the birthdays of both of his “boys,” Malcolm and Scooter, perhaps for the last time.
    Malcolm turned 1 in January and Scooter will be 6 in October. The dogs live with Cunningham at the historic Edwards Scott House in Lancaster, which was decorated from floor to ceiling Saturday in a Paw Patrol theme. Puppies and children ran through the halls.
    “They had a grand time,” Cunningham said.

  • $5 charge for Panthers fan fest

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will charge fans $5 to reserve a seat at the annual preseason fan fest practice and fireworks show, which is 7:30-9:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.  

    According to NBC Sports, all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the team’s charitable division.

    “Due to increased demand and precautions for fan safety, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the event,” said Steven Drummond, Panthers director of communications.

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus bucks

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.

  • Cold bats doom Angels in state play

    DILLON – After scoring 25 runs in its first two games of state tournament play, struggles at the plate on Tuesday, bounced the Dixie Softball Angels 10U stars from contention.

    The girls lost to Florence 3-0 and then fell to Dillon by a 7-3 score in extra innings.

    “It happens,” said Angels coach Matt Harris. “It’s a bittersweet pill, but our girls played hard the entire time.”

    The Angels played two games Tuesday in the double elimination after rain washed out Monday action.