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Police log: Missing Shippensburg Woman Found, DUIs, Thefts

The Shippensburg Police have announced that Heather Keppley has been found after a week of searching for her. Other local police departments have reported a variety of crimes throughout Franklin County.

Bolo: Police Seeking Small Orange SUV, 2 Men and a Woman

Police are looking for a small orange SUV today occupied by two men and a woman.

Police Log: Thefts, Hit and Run Among Reports

Police are investigating a hit and run, a vandalism incident and some thefts.

Penny Shaul, Here’s Looking At You: A Fixture in Downtown Chambersburg

Helping women find clothes they truly love and feel good in has always been a passion for Penny Shaul.

Police Log: Missing Person, Vandalism and a Pedestrian Accident

Local authorities are looking for a Heather Keppley reported missing on Sept. 9th. Local police are looking for information about a stolen bike battery, vandalism of a mailbox, investigate a pedestrian accident and recover a lost ID.

Business Spotlight: Korey Paff, State Farm Agent, Shippensburg

This week’s business spotlight is on Korey Paff’s new State Farm agency in Shippensburg.

Deadline Nears for Miniature Art 2019 Exhibition

The deadline for area artists to enter the "Miniature Art 2019" exhibition is just two weeks away.

Felony Assault Charges in Attack on Local Cop

Nakiah Denise Spriggs, 19, faces felony assault charges resulting from an attack Wednesday morning on a police officer.

Police Log: Recent Crimes Result in Arrests

Police in Waynesboro report several arrests recently. Just across the border, sheriff’s officers are looking for a man involved in an incident in Hagerstown, Md.

Literacy Month Brings Clifford to CASD Kindergarten Classes

Dr. Dion Betts has a goal this month. It’s Literacy Month, so he wants to read to every Chambersburg Area School District kindergarten child, all 750 of them.

Bomb Threat Triggers Heightened Security at SASHS

Parents were notified about a bomb threat against Shippensburg Area Senior High School by way of social media tonight.

Police Log: Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Opioid Pills

A Waynesboro woman faces almost 100 different charges, most of them felonies, in connection with the theft of opioid pills police said she stole from her employer, a Waynesboro pharmacy.

Wellspan Donation Will Upgrade Police Firing Range

Community partners have the backs of the men and women in blue who diligently serve and protect Chambersburg.

Fight Led to Chambersburg Couple’s Friday Drug Arrest

A fight in which a local came out of bloodied and bruised Friday led not only to her assailants arrest on assault charges, but to a drug bust that netted 418 grams of marijuana.

Police Log: Underage Drinking, Vehicle Theft, Found Title

Police investigated a number of crimes recently, including the theft of a truck from the same parking lot twice in one week.

K9 Mattis Sniffs out 418 Grams of Pot During Search of...

A big, black drug-sniffing local K9 officer looked pretty pleased with himself in a photo released this weekend by Chambersburg Police Department.

Pets of the Week: Coqueta, Lena and Mary

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter has lots of adorable pets who are looking for forever homes.

PSU, Light-Source BP Kick Off Solar Project

Franklin County is about to become home to one of Pennsylvania's largest solar farm projects.

Stop Bullying, Help Prevent Suicide

Data show that youth who report frequently bullying others and those who report being frequently bullied are both at increased risk for suicide-related behavior. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as part of the priority to lead conversation on suicide prevention, WellSpan Health is encouraging parents to remind their children to spread kindness instead of rumors in an effort to stop bullying and help prevent suicide.

Robbery Spree Ends With Chambersburg Man’s Arrest

A Chambersburg man is in custody in Cumberland County tonight, charged with six robberies.

Charges Filed in 47-Year Old Turnpike Murder Case

A man currently serving a life sentence for murder in Ohio has been charged with the 1972 murder of a New York man on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Chamber Seeks Homes for Annual Heritage Christmas Tour

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is looking for area residents who love to decorate their homes for Christmas.

Local Woman Accused of Threatening to Shoot Area Medical Office Employees

A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday for a woman accused of threatening to shoot medical office employees.

Police Log: Elderly Woman Missing, May Be Confused, disoriented (Update)

Area police are looking for a missing woman have a bible they would like the owner to claim and have investigated several crimes recently.

Local Artist Displays Work at Chambersburg Hospital

Twenty paintings by local artist Sherrie Devor is currently on exhibit in the main hallway at Chambersburg Hospital.

Tomorrow’s First Friday Goes To The Dogs

Downtown Chambersburg celebrates Fido’s First Friday tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. Many downtown merchants and restaurants will have extended hours and specials for the evening.

Police Log: Retail Theft, Illegal Dumping, Domestic Violence

Area police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged shoplifter and finding the person who illegally dumped a television last week. One person was arrested recently in Waynesboro.

Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas announces Write-in Campaign

County Commissioner Bob Thomas will run a write-in campaign for re-election on November 5.

Local Man Arrested for Interfering With Sunday’s Murder Investigation

A man who interfered with a murder investigation Sunday in Chambersburg is behind bars tonight.

Fire Marshall Investigating Sunday’s LWW Apartment Building Fire

Between 40 and 50 firefighters from half a dozen fire companies fought flames that pretty well gutted the second on floor of an apartment building on Lincoln Way West Sunday.

Betts: CASD Will Shift Focus From Buildings to the District’s Children

Local residents want the focus in their schools shifted from buildings to children.

Police Log: In Custody, One Motorcycle Jacket – Owner Please Claim

Area police investigated a number of minor crimes and would like to return a lost motorcycle jacket to its rightful owner.

Franklin County Kicks off Annual Recovery Month

As county residents gathered to remember residents lost in recent years to the opioid crisis, purple lights came on at the Waynesboro Parklet on Main Street, anticipating the beginning of September's National Recovery Month.

Fire Guts St. Thomas Apartment Building

Firefighters were still on the scene of an apartment building fire at 9:30 this evening. The fire at 10462 Lincoln Way West was called in just before 7 p.m.

Man Charged With Murder in Chambersburg Shooting

A man who killed a 27-year-old in a shooting early this morning is in police custody after he holed up in a motel on Wayne Avenue today.

Police Log: Terroristic Threats and a Burglary

Area police departments are investigating crimes including someone threatening another individual and theft of items from an unlocked car.

Grove Library to Give a First Responders Appreciation Award

Grove Family Library is sponsoring a First Responders Appreciation give away in September.

Ribbon Cutting Heralds Opening Next Week of New Greencastle Health Center

The three-story, 45,000-square.-foot health center officially opens Sept. 9 with an open house featuring free health screenings and tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

Senior Fair to Offer Free Breakfast, Health Screenings

Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) will host his 2019 Senior Fair on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville.

Police Log: Impersonating an Officer, Assaults, Thefts and Summary Offenses

Local police have been busy this month, investigating a number of crimes. Police blotters include incidents in which a local resident tried to pass herself off as a police officer, several assaults and retail thefts and numerous summary offenses.
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