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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.

Local Aviator Set to Retire

Exactly 36 years after he first joined the U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Charles Devor Jr. was recognized for his service with a retirement ceremony at Ft. Indiantown Gap.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 24th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 24th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 23rd

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 23rd, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 22nd

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 22nd, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 21st

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 21st, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 20th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 20th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 19th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 19th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 18th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 18th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 17th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 17th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 16th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA. One Public Opinion dateline, One Patient Count and one Chambersburg dateline.

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.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 15th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA. Two Harrisburg datelines and one Fayetteville dateline.

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.

Would-Be Armed Robbers Leave Sheetz Store Empty Handed

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two masked men who tried to rob a Sheetz store on Ritter Highway at gunpoint late last night.

Looking Back: It Happened on May 14

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

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.

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.

CPD to Sponsor Citizens Police Academy

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn what it's like to be a police officer at the 2019 Citizens Police Academy.

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.
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