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Today's News

  • The Challenge of a Lifetime; Part 3 of 4

    Ignoring the pain in his swollen feet and the rash that now consumed a large part of his left leg, Wesley Dry pressed on toward the summit in front of him.
    Days of hiking along Pennsylvania’s notoriously rocky terrain on the Appalachian Trail had taken their toll, but Dry wasn’t about to let a little discomfort ruin the experience.

  • Man charged in mom’s murder

    A report of a suspicious man at a bank in Kershaw led to the discovery of his mother’s body at their home on Flat Creek Road and his arrest in her killing.
    Robert Allen Hypes, 36, of 7248 Flat Creek Road, is charged with murder in the death of Carolyn Marie Taurino, 57.
    Deputies found Taurino’s body in her home Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, lying on the floor in the doorway of a bedroom, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said in a statement Thursday. Taurino, who used a wheelchair, had been shot several times.

  • Gunfire scatters fast-food customers

    Gunfire in the McDonald’s parking lot in Lancaster late Tuesday, Feb. 9, sent a group of students and restaurant patrons running for cover.
    Now the Lancaster Police Department is looking for those who are responsible.
    “We have investigators out on the street this morning running down leads,” Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday.
    The incident happened just after 10 p.m. Feb. 9 in the east end of the restaurant’s parking lot.

  • Ben Carson to hold rally in Lancaster

    As the field narrows in this year’s presidential race, Republican candidate Ben Carson is tentatively set to visit Lancaster on Monday, Feb. 15, the first time a candidate has visited the city this election season.
    Carson is scheduled to tour Nutramax Laboratories, 946 Quality Drive, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a visit to Carolina Christian Academy, 1850 Kershaw Camden Highway, from 2 to 3 p.m. Only the CCA visit is open to the public.
    Kristen Blanchard, vice president of external corporate affairs for Nutramax, said the event is coming together quickly.

  • Teacher’s Adele parody raises cash for her class

    Kali Cassidy
    For The Lancaster News

    Ask Heather Padilla how she rates her singing on a scale from one to 10, and she says, “Probably a four.” Then she laughs.
    So why would this Lancaster High School math teacher unleash her voice on the Internet? Why would she record new lyrics for Adele’s “Hello” and post it for the world to experience?
    For Padilla, it was a no-brainer. Her students were in need.

  • City police approved for raises of at least 2%

    Twenty-six of the Lancaster Police Department’s 39 sworn officers will get raises of at least 2 percent after a unanimous vote by city council Tuesday.
    The decision follows one in November, when starting pay for patrol officers was increased 12 percent. Tuesday’s action affected the officers who didn’t get those November raises.
    Lancaster City Administrator Flip Hutfles said the total cost of the latest raises for fiscal 2015-16 is about $105,000.

  • Mayoral forum changes location

    The location for Monday’s candidate forum in the special election for Lancaster mayor has changed to a larger venue.
    The event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, The Lancaster News and LearnTV, will be held at Bundy Auditorium in USC Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building. A public meet-and-greet session will start at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 5:30.

  • The Challenge of a Lifetime; Part 2 of 4

    Wesley Dry sprinted around a blind curve on the trail, searching for the person yelling up ahead as dusk fell on the forest.
    What he saw froze him in place.
    Ten feet ahead stood an adult black bear, its eyes locked on Dry’s.
    Time slowed to a crawl. Dry stood there for several seconds, waiting to see what the animal would do next.
    It was quiet. The sounds of rustling trees and his own breathing filled Dry’s ears.
    His mind flashed to every lesson he’d ever learned about black bears.

  • Panthers loss doesn’t tarnish fans’ Super Bowl 50 experience

    The disappointment of the Panthers losing Super Bowl 50 didn’t totally tarnish a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Lancaster fans attending Sunday’s NFL Championship game.
    “We were disappointed with the loss, but overall it was a great experience,” said Dr. Mark Makhuli, a urologist with Comprehensive Urology in Lancaster. “It was awesome. We explored San Francisco and the NFL Experience. It was great.”

  • Local man dies during Super Bowl celebration

    Lancaster businessman William Rucker died Sunday while he and eight members of his close-knit family were in the San Francisco area celebrating Super Bowl 50.
    “It’s absolutely devastating,” his father, Lancaster dentist Douglas Rucker, said Monday, Feb. 8.
    Rucker, 44, collapsed at Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday moments after former Carolina Panthers wide receiver and ESPN analyst Keshawn Johnson gave a football to William’s 9-year-old son, Aaron “Little Aaron” Rucker.