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Vicky Taylor is an award winning journalist with over 40 years experience as a writer and editor.

Dad Who Hit Kids With Tennis Racquet Arrested

A local man who spanked his two children with a wooden tennis racquet last weekend has been charged with several misdemeanors, including endangering the welfare of children.

Father Charged With Hitting 3-Month Old in Face for Crying

A preliminary hearing for a man accused of hitting his baby in the face because she would not stop crying has been postponed until June 4.

Trooper Shoots Machete-Wielding Man

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was put on administrative duty Friday after he shot a machete-wielding motorist during a traffic stop on Interstate 83.

Totem Pole Playhouse 5-Show Summer Subscription Series

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced a major change in its programming format starting this summer. A new 5-show summer subscription series at the Totem Pole

Drink and Drive? DUI Task Force Will Be Watching

If alcohol will be part of your Memorial Day weekend celebration, think twice before you get behind the wheel.

No Bail for Man Who Threatened Wife, Police

A local judge denied bail to a man who threatened to knock his wife's head off with a golf club then dared responding Pennsylvania State Police troopers to shoot him.

Tornadoes Possible Thursday Afternoon

A severe weather warning has been issued for central Pennsylvania this afternoon, including Franklin County.

Voters Give Shank Overwhelming Win

Mary Beth Shank won both Republican and Democratic nominations for an opening on the bench as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas 39th Judicial District during Tuesday's primary election.

Anthony Wins Republican Nomination for Sheriff

Dane Anthony is looking forward to his anticipated return to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office in January.

Franklin County Resident Mastriano Wins Special Election

Doug Mastriano was quickly welcomed to the Pennsylvania Senate following his landslide win over Democrat Sarah Hammond Tuesday.

Lost Your Bicycle? Check With CPD

Whoever left a Roadmaster bicycle at Chambersburg Police Department headquarters on South Second Street Monday can stop by and pick it up.

Shippensburg Man Charged With Indecent Assault

A local man who earlier this month allegedly caused problems and created a disturbance at a King Street restaurant has been charged with several misdemeanors, according to Shippensburg police.

Man Arrested for Stealing Sword From Trojan Statue

A local man is in Franklin County Jail today, accused of stealing the sword from the Trojan statue at the entrance to Chambersburg Area Senior High School earlier this month.

Local Man Dies of Natural Causes Before Crash

A local drum and percussion instructor and former drum corps director died of natural causes before his car crashed on Interstate 81 Friday night.

Master Gardeners: Sold out

CHAMBERSBURG -- This year's Master Gardeners plant sale started promptly at 9 a.m. but gardening enthusiasts arrived early.

Severe Storm Could Be on Its Way

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a severe thunderstorm Warning for southeastern Franklin County until 4:15 p.m.

Gettysburg Teen Dies in Adam’s County Crash

A two-vehicle in Mt. Joy Township Friday afternoon claimed the life of a teenager and sent drivers of both vehicles to area hospitals.

Police Obtain a Warrant for Local Man on Theft Charges

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they say failed to make payments or return items he leased from a local rental center.

Warrant Issued in Indecent Assault Case

An arrest warrant has been issued for Guillermo Cervantes-Cardenas, 31, is wanted for indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, and corruption of minors.

Police Looking for Lawn Mower Thief

One thief in Chambersburg came up with a way to solve the equipment side of the lawn care chore this week.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of a tick. Pennsylvania is ranked number one in reported cases of Lyme disease in the US for the 8th year running.

CASD Tightens Policy After Releasing Wrong Student

A Stevens Elementary School student was sent home Wednesday with the wrong person, prompting local district officials to tighten pick up policies when children need to leave school early.

Letter to the Editor: Give Flannery a Chance on May 21

Debbie Taylor voices her opinion about We are very fortunate to have a candidate running for Franklin County Commissioner like John Flannery.

Texas Man Faces Multiple Charges in Guilford Burglaries

An Arlington, Texas, man is in Franklin County Jail this week, facing a long list of charges stemming from burglaries at three Guilford Township businesses last weekend.

Police: Fake $50 Bills Passed at Two Sheetz Stores

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two separate incidents in which counterfeit currency was used to make purchases at two different locations this week.

Accused Kidnapper Waives Hearing

Thomas Dewald, the 20-year-old Waynesboro man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old child from her Rouzerville home last month waived a preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court Tuesday.

Man Accused of Choking Victim in Domestic Violence Case

A local man accused of strangling another person and pushing her into a glass window last week is free on $100,000 unsecured bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment.

Marysville Borough Manager Accused of Illegally Using Gift Cards

Marysville Borough Manager Scott Weaver has been charged with bribery and theft for allegedly buying unneeded products for the borough and keeping gift cards that were included with the purchase for his personal use.

Committee Advanced HB-360, HB-365, and HB-1402

The House Judiciary Committee today approved three House bills to increase the safety of Pennsylvania homeowners, minors and those who are the targets of sexual extortion.

Police Identify Man Killed in Friday Crash

Pennsylvania State Police today identified a man who died in a two-vehicle crash on Lincoln Way West as Herbert Clugston, 78, of St. Thomas.

Coroner: Mercersburg Man’s Death Accidental

Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Connor has ruled the death of 51-year-old Gregory Alan Cole to be an accidental drowning.

Training Center Open House Draws Crowd

Saturday dawned bright and clear, a perfect day for County residents to see demonstrations and displays by many of its emergency services agencies.

CMS Environmentalists: Keeping the JIG Clean

It was a typical spring day last weekend when almost a dozen Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School students stepped into the frigid waters of the Conococheague Creek not far from their school.

Good Wolf Court: Latest Tool in War on Drugs

Good Wolf Court helps first-time drug offenders stay out of jail and turn their lives around.

Truck Catches Fire, No Injuries

Firefighters brought a fire in the trailer of a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 81 under control quickly Friday night.

Friday Night Accident Takes One Life, 3 Injured

One person died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle accident late Friday afternoon.

Shippensburg Police Looking for Hit and Run Driver

Police here are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a parked car in the first block of South Queen Street Thursday evening.

Joyriding? Intruder Takes a Ride at County Construction Site

After somehow getting inside a fenced construction site Wednesday night, an intruder took some heavy construction equipment for a joyride.

Woman Reported Missing in Chambersburg

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 56-year-old Chambersburg woman reported missing today.

Mercersburg Man Still Missing, Search Ongoing but Scaled Back

Searchers spent the third day today looking for a 51-year-old Mercersburg man who has been missing since Sunday afternoon.
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