• Final Leadership Lancaster session focuses on law enforcement

    The sudden impact from the forced entry startled mostly everybody who was inside.

    A team of SWAT team officers burst through the door in search of a wanted criminal suspect. There was no advance phone call. No knock at the door. Just a group of masked authorities armed to the hilt and a flash bang.

    Though such stealth operations happen in Lancaster County more often than you’d think, this particular scenario was a simulation performed for participants in the Leadership Lancaster program.

  • Burglary in progress thwarted

    A S.C. Law Enforcement Division helicopter whirred overhead Thursday morning, May 30, as droves of deputies searched a wooded area near the Sedgefield subdivision on the hunt for two men wanted for a home burglary. 

    Within a few hours, both men were arrested after a tense chase that began in the 5000 block of Sedgefield Drive after a woman called 911 at 8:45 a.m. about a burglary in progress. 

  • Authorities arrest two burglary suspects

    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office arrested two burglary suspects Thursday afternoon. Check back later for details.

  • Authorities searching for suspects in house break-in

    Authorities are searching the vicinity of McIlwain, Hunter Ridge, West Doc Garris and Providence roads with tracking dogs for two black men who were caught breaking into a house in that area about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30. 

  • For those who gave all

    Each year, the amount of shade provided by the big oak tree in front of the veteran’s memorial at Lancaster Memorial Park grows.

    And so does the number of flags placed there every Memorial Day. 

    America owes an enormous debt to everyone whose remains lay beneath those flags, said Korean War veteran Ernest Stroud in reading a governor’s proclamation during the 22nd annual Memorial Day program on Sunday, May 26.

  • Council moves forward with LCEDC revenue stream

    County officials adamantly debated the pros and cons of a potential revenue source that could eventually boost local economic development.

    The plan was presented during the Lancaster County Council meeting on May 20 by members of the county’s finance committee and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    Councilman Brian Carnes explained that the proposed plan would divert 7 percent of the revenue from every fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement (FILOT) the county enters into with new companies who set up shop here. 

  • McCrorey pleads guilty in two cases

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from two different shootings in 2011. 

    Shaun N. McCrorey, 20, 3022-D Northwest Apartments, pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted-murder charges in the July 27, 2011, shooting of a man at a Lancaster church, as well as accessory and weapon charges for the 2011 murder of a Kershaw man, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • County library director to retire

    The Lancaster County Library System is approaching the end of an era with the departure of longtime library director Richard Band and preparing to start another under the guidance of a new director. 

    Band, 64, is set to retire Friday, May 31, after nearly 35 years as library director. He will be replaced by 25-year library veteran and current York Public Library Manager Rita Vogel.

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Police charge man with CDV in stabbing

    A Lancaster woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the arm Saturday, May 18, and police have arrested a man in connection with the case.
    Adrian Jamal Foster, 23, 622 Eastview Court, was charged May 18 with aggravated criminal domestic violence, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. Foster was also jailed for owing money on a previous fine, Smith said.
    Police responded to Springs Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after 3:30 p.m. about a woman with a stab wound, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.