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Looking Back: It Happened on September 17th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 17th

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 16th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 16th

Police Log: Thefts, Hit and Run Among Reports

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

Looking Back: It Happened on September 15th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 15th.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 14th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 14th

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 13th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 13th.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 12th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 12th.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 11th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 11th.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 10th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 10th.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 9th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 9th.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 8th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 8th.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 7th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 7th.

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.

Last 3rd Saturday Celebration of the Season This Month

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend September’s 3rd Saturday in the Square, sponsored by Meritus Health, on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 6th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 6th

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 5th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 5th.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 4th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 4th.

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.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 3rd

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 3rd.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 2nd

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 2nd.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on September 1st

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 1st.

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.
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Looking Back: It Happened on September 18th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on September 18th.
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