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Chambersburg Police: Security Camera Registration Helps Fight Neighborhood Crime

Chief Ron Camacho has announced a new Camera Registry Form for local residents and businesses.

Cadets Graduate From Franklin County Junior Fire Academy

Thirty-one cadets successfully completed this year’s Franklin County Junior Fire Academy, including the academy’s first international student.

Shippensburg Little Miss, Fair Queen to be Chosen Monday

Community fairs and festivals just seem to go with summer, from carnivals sponsored by local fire companies and community associations to larger agricultural-based community and county fairs.

Connecticut Man Arrested in Connection With Logan Starliper Drug Overdose Death

Authorities in Connecticut have arrested a man wanted in Franklin County in connection with the drug overdose death last year of a Greencastle child.

Think It’s Hot? Try Going out in a Fur Coat Today,...

Think it's hot outside today? If you are uncomfortable out in the heat, think about what it's like for your pet.

Police log: Rape, Criminal Mischief, Theft, Lost & Found and Terroristic...

Today’s police log includes incidents from Chambersburg and Waynesboro Police Departments. Shippensburg has not reported any incidents.

‘Riot’ Reported Wednesday as Fights Spill Over Into Hospital Emergency Room

A series of fights Wednesday afternoon in several locations in the borough spilled over into Chambersburg Hospital’s emergency room. Police are calling the situation that resulted in a temporary lockdown of the ER a riot.

Local Woman Faces Embezzlement Charges

Mary Ann Vaughn, 51, Chambersburg, was charged Wednesday with Theft By Unlawful Taking as a result of an investigation into missing funds from a Chambersburg doctor’s office.

Police Log: Theft, DUI, Child Abuse

This police log involves theft of a purse and gun from a car, a DUI and child abuse.

Watts Found Guilty in 2016 Drug Death Case

A jury on Wednesday found a Spring Run man guilty of selling prescription opioid pills that resulted in an overdose death in 2016.

Extreme Heat Forecast This Weekend for Old Market Day

Dangerous to extreme heat is predicted for this weekend, with temperatures on Saturday reaching the upper 90s and a heat index of 105 or greater.

Pedestrian Injured in Waynesboro

A woman hit by a vehicle in Waynesboro was crossing the street in a crosswalk.

Cause of Sunday Fire Under Investigation

An investigation into a fire that extensively damaged two buildings in downtown Chambersburg Sunday continues today, fire officials said.

3-Alarm Fire Destroys Nanas Wash House, Apartment Building

A 4-alarm fire destroyed a laundromat and seven apartments on West Washington Street next to First Lutheran Church Sunday.

Jobs, Higher Wages Grow Franklin County Economy

The county’s economy is in a very good place right now with new businesses continuing to create new jobs.

Downtown Chambersburg Fire

The Chambersburg Fire Department is currently fighting a house fire at 41 W. Washington St. Everyone is being asked to avoid the downtown area on S. Main St. between Queen St. and Liberty St. Also Washington St. between 2nd Street and Cedar St.

Area Police Warn About Medical Scam in Two Local Communities

Police are warning local residents about a medical scam that has happened in at least two communities this month.

Police Log: Hit and Runs, Stolen Bikes and Warrant Arrests

Today's police log includes incidents from Waynesboro, Shippensburg and Chambersburg Police Departments.

Chambersburg Police Greet Public at Farmers Market

Visitors to the downtown Farmer's Market will have a chance to interact with Chambersburg Police Department officers today.

Week-Long ChambersFest Starts Saturday

It's time for ChambersFest, one of the biggest summer festivals in the region. Thousands are expected for the annual event that begins Saturday morning and ends with a massive light show the following weekend.

High Speed Chase Gets Alabama Woman Multiple Charges

An Alabama woman who led police on a high-speed chase on Buchanan Trail West last weekend faces multiple charges, including a felony.

Four Pagan’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested

Four members of the Pagan’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang are free on bail after being arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and other offenses last weekend.

Police Log: Theft, Lost Purse, DUI, Drugs, Hit and Run

Police departments across the county report a variety of incidents investigated to date this month.

Dane Anthony: Remembering the Excitement of Playing Pro Baseball

Franklin County Sheriff-elect Dane Anthony strolled onto Henninger Field with his friend Everett Rey last week as the mid-summer sun beat down on the historic ball field.

Washington Township Police Investigate Theft

Police are looking for a man described as a “person of interest” in a June theft case at Walmart.

Police Log: Holiday Noise, Alcohol Violations

Noisy parties and an overabundance of alcohol kept area police busy over the holiday weekend.

Police Log: Theft, Public Drunkenness

Michelle D. McNew was charged with Public Drunkenness after she was found passed out on the sidewalk at 8:40 a.m. June 22.

Police Log: Driving Without a License

Driving without a valid driver's license will cost a Shippensburg man big bucks if he is found guilty during a summary trial next month.

Police: Punching Your Ride, Yanking Steering Wheel Is a No-No

Punching her ride in the face and then yanking on the steering wheel resulted in charges filed against a pregnant woman this week.

Local Man Accused of Raping 6-Year-Old

A 19-year old Chambersburg man is in Franklin County Jail this week, accused of raping a six-year-old child.

Assault Leads to Arrest, Self Injury Doesn’t Get Man out of...

A local man is in jail this week, unable to post $25,0000 bail after being charged with domestic violence.

Broken Windows Lead to Criminal Charges

New charges have been filed against a woman already facing a number of assorted misdemeanor charges in Cumberland County court.

Celebrating America’s Birthday With Fireworks and Parties

Events from concerts, a Firecracker Scramble, carnival activities, games, food and swimming parties to a flag retirement ceremony and of course fireworks, will coincide with the country’s official birthday, Thursday, July 4.

New Law to Close Alcohol Sales Loophole

A bill by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-78) to close an alcohol sales loophole in the updated liquor laws and give voters more say in their community has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Waynesboro Man Accused of Stealing Seafood From Employer

A Waynesboro man is in Franklin County Jail, charged with stealing $10,000 in seafood from his Chambersburg employer.

Hit and Run Driver Sought in Crash

Police are looking for a hit and run driver who left the scene of a crash Monday. The hit and run happened on Monday at Rutters at 141 S. Potomac Street.

Missing Car Located in Fatal Assault Case

An investigation into a fatal assault on 77-year-old Larry Buffenmeyer Sr. last weekend got a boost today after his missing car was found in Lebanon County.

Hearing Tuesday for Man Charged With Brothers Death

A Waynesboro man charged with vehicular homicide in the death of his brother last year will have a preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court Tuesday.

Warrant Issued for Man Who Took Stepson for Joyride on Stolen...

A warrant has been issued for a man who stole a friend’s motorcycle and took his stepson for a ride that ended when he wrecked the bike last Wednesday.

Police Log: The Case of the Damaged Parking Meter and Other...

Police report damaged parking meter, other crimes and iiincidents
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