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Pets of the Week: Hank and Bentley

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

California Couple Found Dead in RV At Blue Mountain Travel Plaza

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Pennsylvania State Police identified a couple found dead last month inside a recreational vehicle on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Bruce Tolbert Frenchak Sr., 57, and Sheliene Zhanette Frenchak, 54, of Huntington Beach, California.

Two More Kick-Up Boys Arrested

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Two more members of the local Kick-Up Boys drug distribution gang have been arrested. The face charges. Of conspiracy and being members of a corrupt organization.

Police Log: Hit and Run, Thefts, Access Device Fraud Head Reports

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Area police kept busy this week investigating a series of thefts from vehicles. Police remind residents to lock their cars when they leave them.

Wilson, Penn State Students To Pitch Business Ideas, ‘Shark Tank’ Style

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College students from Wilson and Penn State Mont Alto will pitch their ideas for business startups next month in a low-stakes version of a popular television show.

Search underway For Adams County Escapee

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A search was underway this morning for an escapee from Adams County Prison.

Shopping Downtown on Small Business Saturday

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Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and F&M Trust is sponsoring Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30.

Chambersburg Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze

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Responding were Chambersburg Fire Department on the initial alarm, then Franklin, Marion, New Franklin and Letterkenny Fire Departments. Geisinger EMS was also on the scene.

Chambersburg to Lower Property Tax in 2020

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Chambersburg homeowners and businesses will pay a little less in property taxes next year if Council adopts a proposed 2020 budget outlined by Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill Tuesday night.

New Charges Filed in October Shippensburg Homicide Case

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A man seriously injured in a fatal October shooting in Shippensburg faces homicide and drug-related charges.

Veterans Day Brings Parades, Closed Government Offices

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Veterans Day brings with it at least two parades on Monday and a memorial service tomorrow. The day brings with it closure of all state, federal and local government offices.

House ‘Helpers and Heroes’ Package Awaits Senate Action

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Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives continued its commitment to supporting first responders last week.

Police Log: Mentzer Lane Closed Today

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Local law enforcement is conducting training exercises today that will mean the closure of Mentzer Lane

Fresh Faces Excited to Step-Up for the Penn State Mont Alto...

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The Penn State Mont Alto men's basketball program had a sour taste in its mouth with how the team finished the 2018-19 season. The program returned to the PSUAC playoffs as well as the USCAA National Tournament, but was unsuccessful in bringing home a championship.

Rowley Announces Candidacy for PA’s 13th District Congressional Seat

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Todd Rowley, 55, of Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, has announced his candidacy as a 2020 Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District seat.

Police Log: The Case Of The Mystery Phone

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We only saw one item in police reports today that was police log worthy. Read on to learn about the case of the mystery phone.

Police Log: Arrest On Outstanding Warrant

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Area police report an arrest in Maryland on an outstanding warrant Sunday.

Police Log: The Good And The Bad

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County law enforcement agencies were busy this week investigating crimes and interacting with the public.

Obituary: Marie Kathryn Matteucci

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Marie K. Matteucci, 83, of Shippensburg, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Police Log: Help Reunite Brown Boxer With Owner

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Police reports this week range from a dog found in Shippensburg to a hit and run reported in Chambersburg, a DUI and a drug bust in Waynesboro.

Franklin County Employee of the Month

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Franklin County Commissioners have named a 911 Center employee credited with helping save a man’s life last summer as its October Employee of the Month. Commissioners presented Makenzie Cleary with the award during a special ceremony this week.

Obituary: Cindy Sue Reese

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Cindy Sue Reese, 60, of Newburg, went to be with her Lord, on the evening of Monday, October 28, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her beloved family.

Obituary: Earl H. Varner

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Earl H. Varner, 73, of Shippensburg, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home.

Police Log: The Great Pumpkin Heist

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Local Police are investigating the theft of an inflatable pumpkin and a hit and run accident resulting in damage to a parked car.

Obituary: Sandra Lee Shope

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Sandra Lee Shope, 75, of Roxbury, went to be with her Lord on October 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Pets of the Week: Freeddy, Choco and Strawberry

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CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoptions at the shelter.

Former SU Student Charged In Fatal Off-Campus Shooting

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One of two Shippensburg University students sought in what police called a drug-related shooting earlier this month is in Cumberland County Prison this week, charged with homicide.

Police Log: Criminal Mischief And Found Bikes

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Local police investigated a criminal mischief incident and have two bicycles that were found and turned in this month.

Chambersburg Pair Arrested In Drug Bust

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Two people arrested in a drug bust at a local motel earlier this month face a preliminary hearing next week in Franklin County Court.

Waynesboro Man Faces Felony Charges For Kicking Police Officer

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What started as a fit of anger when a month-old puppy wet the bed in the early morning hours Tuesday and ended with an assault on a police officer landed a Waynesboro man in jail this week.

Coats For Kids Keeps County Children Warm

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Area residents have only a week left to fill the big trailer sitting in the parking lot at Sellers Funeral Home with warm coats to help keep the county’s most vulnerable children warm this winter.

Pedestrian Safety: Laws Vs. Safety Tips

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Pedestrian safety is a major concern for area police departments throughout the area. All of the county's boroughs have major highways running through the center of town.

Police log: Access Device Fraud Investigation, DUIs

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Area police are investigating a device fraud and report two arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.

2020 County Budget: $163.6 M, but No Tax Increase

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Franklin County Commissioners reviewed the preliminary budget for 2020 at this morning’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

Police Log: Crashing a Kids Carnival Nets Charges

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Local police responded to a crash involving an intoxicated driver and are investigating a theft in Chambersburg this week.

Police Investigated Theft, Vandalism, Hit and Run

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Area police departments investigated a number of crimes and made At least one arrest recently, according to recent news releases.

Lowe’s Volunteers Give Time To Help Disabled Vets

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Franklin County Veterans Affairs is partnering with five Lowe's Home Improvement stores to help local veterans. Over 100 Lowe's volunteers will be in town this month to build kennel runs for the county's Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet program.

Pets Of The Week: Hercules and Mystic

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

Police: Beware Of Those Telephone Call Scams

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Police are warning the public about a scam with a bit of a twist. Scammers are calling local residents pretending to be local police and demanding money to clear “charges” against them.

Police Log: Warrants, Arrests, Assaults and Drugs

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Today’s police log centers on mostly misdemeanor offenses, warrants were issued and arrests were made.
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A 25-year-old woman who fell 75 feet from an overlook at High Rock has been rescued and is being airlifted to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
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