Today's News

  • Lancaster businessman pleads guilty in federal tax evasion case

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster businessman pleaded guilty this week to federal tax evasion charges related to a larger case involving the sale of cigarettes.
    According to Associated Press reports, Fred Brackett pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court. Brackett owns FB Enterprises, a Lancaster business located on Charlotte Highway that sells and distributes third-tier, generic cigarettes.

  • Three arrested in pizza delivery robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    Three people are in custody following the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man Wednesday night.
    The victim called 911 from Papa John's Pizza, at 759 S.C. 9 Bypass, and said he had been robbed by two masked people about 8:15 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • One dish breakfasts simplify holiday meals

    When family comes home for holidays, the big meal of the day always gets the brunt of the attention.

    However, by working ahead, you can wake sleepy heads with an aroma from the kitchen and a memorable Christmas breakfast they will remember this time next year.

    Here are a few tips to consider before your house fills up with guests:

  • IL holiday drives still need help

    Reece Murphy
    As the old saying goes, “Christmas is the time of giving.”
    This year, as in years past, three Indian Land groups are taking the adage to heart and spreading Christmas cheer by giving to those in need.
    But according to organizers, the need is even greater this year than in years past, thanks to the ongoing economic doldrums – both in terms of the number of people needing help and donations.
    The good news is that there’s still time to help.

  • It is not too late to help with Operation Christmas Child

    Christmas Child
    Volunteers have been working at Lancaster County-area collection sites where thousands of shoe boxes packed with school supplies, toys and necessity items were dropped off by caring Lancaster County residents.
    The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child – where participants fill empty shoe boxes with items for kids suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, famine and poverty – is wrapping up. Soon, these shoe boxes will be delivered to 8.5 million kids worldwide.

  • There’s never a shortage of scammers

    Even at the age of 92, the homeowner was aware the men on the other side of her front door were would-be scammers. When they asked her to walk outside and help them hold a tape measure, she refused, then closed and locked the door.
    Minutes later they gained access to her house by breaking in through her back door. She pressed her life alert button and told the men help was on the way. They left before the deputies arrived at her house.

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  • Free dinner, clothes giveaway on tap next week

    With dreams of a homeless shelter still in the works, James Pringle continues to work tirelessly to help those in Lancaster County who have fallen on hard times.
    Pringle has organized a free dinner and coat giveaway, which will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Hope Center, 1448 Williams Estate Drive.
    The free event is open to anyone who needs assistance. Volunteers are also sought for the occasion, which is being promoted as the Hope Center’s Christmas dinner for the community.
    The plan is to feed as many people as possible, until the food runs out.

  • Man leads police on chase, hits utility pole

    A Lancaster man faces several charges after leading local authorities on a car chase and then crashing his car into a utility pole.
    The chase began the evening of Dec. 5, minutes after a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy noticed a black pickup truck weaving along Flat Creek Road, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.