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Today's News

  • TV host saves wolf-dog from euthanasia at shelter

    An Animal Planet TV crew swooped into Lancaster last weekend and saved a wolf-dog that was likely to be euthanized after being stranded at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter for six weeks.
    It is illegal to own a wolf-hybrid in Lancaster County, so Gunner’s time at the shelter was ticking down rapidly. He couldn’t be adopted out, and no rescues around the country were responding to the shelter’s requests for his removal.

  • Buddies wounded in Vietnam get standing ovation from vets

    It makes sense that the local Purple Heart Initiative and the “Thursday Talkers” recognized Vietnam War veterans Wayne Eubanks and Robert Jones at the same time this week.
    They grew up as friends on Lancaster’s mill hill, with their homes separated by an alley that ran between 14th and 15th streets near Brooklyn Avenue. Not only that, they enlisted in the Marines together.

  • 3 towns’ voters will try out new voting machines in fall elections

    A select group of voters in Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck will get to use the state’s new paper-based ballot machines this fall for their municipal elections.
    “They should be picking up the old equipment, with us getting the new around Aug. 28,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • Chavis charged in Feb. 9 murder

    After half a year on the run, the suspect in the February murder of Jamal Gladden turned himself in to authorities over the weekend.

  • Mulvaney: We’re ready for the fight, and Trump wins it

    COLUMBIA – Mick Mulvaney, a fixture at the president’s side and on network news programs, came home to South Carolina on Friday to address the state GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala.
    The acting White House chief of staff, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, was flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the event, which drew more than 750 staunch supporters of the Republican Party.

  • LSPCA eyes office space, a change in its emphasis

    The Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is raising money to buy office space on Lancaster’s Main Street, equipped with a spay-and-neuter clinic and an emergency pet-food pantry.
    LSPCA Director Diana Knight said having a physical place to call home has been a dream of the nonprofit for a while.
    “We’re all very excited about what we’re doing,” Knight said. “We want to make things better for dogs and cats in Lancaster County. We are trying to stop all of the animals ending up in shelters with no homes.”

  • 4 methamphetamine arrests in Lancaster

    Four Lancaster residents were arrested last Thursday on methamphetamine charges.
    Courtney Lynn Whitaker, 22, and Jamie Lee Whitaker, 31, were charged with trafficking 10 to 28 grams of methamphetamine, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • For longtime speedway owner, it was about more than racing

    FORT LAWN – Herbert Murray loved dirt racing so much that he bought his own racetrack.
    The Fort Lawn resident, who owned Lancaster Motor Speedway from 1986 to 2002, died Sunday at his home after a bout with cancer. He was 80.
    “Herbert is the best friend that I ever had,” said Sherrill Haney. “He called me to come see him last Tuesday. We talked for a long time, and for about 15 minutes, we just held hands as he cried. Leaving that day was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

  • HVAC malfunction smokes up classroom at Harrisburg school

    A smoking HVAC system put a damper on back-to-school preparations Monday morning at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    Shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the school, to find a classroom filled with smoke.
    The classroom was quickly ventilated, with minimal damage, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said.

  • Grateful accolades for Margie Crockett

    Last Saturday, 70 family members and friends gathered to celebrate the 96th birthday of my aunt Margie Ree Massey Crockett.
    She has always been a role model to me and her other relatives, a blessing to her church and her community, and an inspiration to generations of her home county’s preschoolers.
    “This is bigger than a birthday party,” her son Cary Crockett said Saturday. “This is a reunion of family, friends and love!”