Today's News

  • Lancaster man reports home invasion

    A Lancaster man told deputies that someone kicked in his door and fired two shots into his home on July 24.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to a Hilton Way home about 12:30 a.m. that day.

    The 40-year-old man said he was at home with his two sons and heard someone kicking at the door. The man said he ran into the living room, yelled at the people at the door and took his children into a back room of the home.

  • Two teens charged in egging incident

    Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with vandalism by eggs a couple weekends ago.

    Jessica Lee Haigler, 17, of 1847 Bridgewood Drive, and Kelsey Briana Sistare, 18, of 2251 Watts Drive, have been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with 25 counts each of malicious injury to property.

    The teens were arrested Thursday and Friday, Police Chief Hugh White said. Two 15-year-old boys are also facing charges through the Department of Juvenile Justice in connection with the rash of vandalism.

  • Options for old jail under review

    County Council still isn’t sure how to address cracks in the ceiling of the county’s historic jail.

    Council learned of the cracks, believed to have been caused by vibrations from road maintenance nearby, in June.  

    Chad Catledge of Perception Builders, who is overseeing the construction of the new county courthouse, provided council with cost estimates for repairing the building or for securing new office space to replace those Emergency Management and Fire Service officers were using in the old jail.

  • Indian Land couple united, even in death

    INDIAN LAND – Nothing could separate Bert and Miriam Arthur from the love they had for God or each other, not even death.

    The devoted couple, married for more than six decades, died within hours of each other two weeks ago. They will be laid to rest at noon Saturday in Ferncliff Mausoleum and Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y.

    “They were both people of great faith,” said their pastor, the Rev. Dr. John “Jan” Setzler. “We’re going to celebrate their lives.”  

  • Youth-service group starts up in Lancaster

    A couple with roots in Lancaster is looking to grow their recently started youth-service group.

    William and Shay Belk are the founders of Leading Youth Fuels Achievement (LYFA), which will provide positive alternatives for children and teenagers in Lancaster County.

    The aim is to deter violence through sports, education, community-awareness functions and other activities.

    The Belks, who live in Baltimore, had discussed the idea of starting a service organization more than three years ago and had begun putting the plans into action earlier this year.

  • Fundraiser to benefit group that helps horses

    VAN WYCK – Mandela, a blondish Belgian draft horse, gives a loud whinny when Katie Holme comes out of the shed with a bowl of grain for him.

    Even though Mandela is about 700 pounds underweight, he just started showing interest in nibbling hay over the last couple of days. His hips jut out from under his golden coat, and butterflies land on them as he eats.

    Good Samaritans rescued Mandela and brought him to Healing Horses, a nonprofit organization run by Holme.

    His rescuers found him tied to a tree. He was likely surviving, barely, by eating tree bark.

  • HOPE to move back to its home

    HOPE in Lancaster will move back into its old digs next week.

    The charity organization, which assists families with rent and utility payments and provides a food pantry, moved into a temporary location on Arch Street 18 months ago, having outgrown its space at 2008 Pageland Highway.

    Since then, renovations have been going on at its permanent home, which it also shares with Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services. With the assistance of YouthBuild, two new offices, a new food room and storage room have been added on to HOPE’s portion of the building.

  • $100K for USCL

    Springs Memorial Hospital is helping with the effort to fund a new classroom building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    On Monday, officials from the hospital presented USCL with a check for $100,000 that will go to the campus’ 50th anniversary fundraising campaign.

    USCL has raised $3.1 million during the campaign – $2.7 million of which will go toward the new classroom building. The structure will house faculty, staff and students in the general curriculum of the arts and sciences.

  • How to treat bee stings

    In most cases, bee stings are a minor problem that can be treated at home. Here’s how:

    – A bee will leave behind a stinger attached to a venom sac. Look for a small dark object like a splinter. Try to remove it as quickly as possible with tweezers. The stinger is a self-contained unit that includes a barb, a venom sac and muscles that can continue to pump venom into the bloodstream for 20 minutes after it was left behind. Wasps, yellow jackets and hornets don't leave their stingers in the skin.

  • Dig In

    In the PS2 game, “Garfield: Lasagna World Tour,” the lovable orange cat explores Egypt, Italy and Mexico in search of clues needed to win his weight in his favorite dish.

    In the world of video games, that might work.

    But in real life, Garfield might be headed in the wrong direction. He won’t find a whiff of lasagna in “the Boot,” the Land of the Pharaohs or in the City of Palaces.

    According to the BBC, he would only find his one love in Great Britain.

    That’s right.