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Looking Back: It Happened on July 21

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 July 21.

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.

Police, Court Briefs: Disorderly Conduct, Plus a Murderer Asks for Compassionate...

In Franklin County, Chambersburg police have reported arrests in a disturbance on Lincoln Way West and Garner Streets Friday.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 20

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 July 20.

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.

CPD Sgt Graduates From School of Police Staff and Command

Sergeant Matthew Bietsch has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 19

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 July 19

‘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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 18

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 July 18

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 17

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 July 17

Pedestrian Injured in Waynesboro

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

Record Crowd Turns out for Scoop-A-Palooza Ice Cream Festival

Scoop-a-Palooza witnessed a record-breaking crowd of 1,600 people on Saturday during the all-you-can-eat ice cream festival at Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS).

Looking Back: It Happened on July 16

Take a look back at Franklin County's history through news and photos that appeared in local 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 July 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 16.

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.

Police Log: Assault – Lost and Found Items

Area police investigated a fight in Shippensburg over the weekend and took several lost and found reports.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 15th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 15th.

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.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 14th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 14th

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 13th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 13th.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 12th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 12tth

Washington Township Targets Aggressive Drivers

Washington Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave through August 25.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 11th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 11th.

Volunteers Needed to Help With James Burd Playground Project

August 8th is the big day! The James Burd Community Playground Build will occur that Thursday.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 10th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 10th

Washington Township Police Investigate Theft

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

Looking Back: It Happened on July 9th

Take a look back at Franklin County's history with news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 9th.

Obituary: Brian K. Deimier 1961 ~ 2019

Brian K. Deimler, 58, of Newburg, departed this life after a brief illness, on the evening of Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Police Log: Holiday Noise, Alcohol Violations

Noisy parties and an overabundance of alcohol kept area police busy over the holiday weekend.
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Looking Back: It Happened on July 22

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 July 22.
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