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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 16th

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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 Nov. 16.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 15th

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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 Nov. 15.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 14th

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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 Nov. 14th.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 13th

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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 Nov. 2.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Nov. 12th

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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 Nov. 12.

Looking Back: It Happened In Franklin County On Nov. 11th

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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 Nov.11.

Police Log: Criminal Trespass, Burglary and Criminal Mischief

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Area police are investigating a criminal trespass incident, a burglary, and a criminal mischief case in Franklin County.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 10th

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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 Nov. 10th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 9th

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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 Nov. 9th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 8th

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Looking back at Franklin County’s history through the eyes of newspaper articles from 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Nov. 7th

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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 Nov. 7.

Police Log: Owner, Lost Cell Phone Reunited, Plus a Slew of...

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A cell phone was reunited with its owner, a woman accused of not returned rented equipment turned herself into a local magistrate's office, a woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a man was charged with DUI in the most recent police reports.

Retired USAF General Charged With Possession of Child Porn

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro today charged retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Frank Sullivan with more than a dozen felony counts related to possession of child pornography.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Nov. 6th

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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 Nov. 6th.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Nov. 5th

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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 Nov. 5th.

Police Log: Arrest On Outstanding Warrant

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

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Nov. 4th

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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 Nov. 4th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 3rd

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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 Nov. 3.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 2nd

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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 Nov. 2.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Nov. 1st

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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 Nov. 1.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 31st

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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 October 31st. In 1994, Schoneman employees agreed to take a pay cut to keep their company in business. In 1919. A week’s subscription to Public Opinion cost 14 cents.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 30th

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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 October 30th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 29th

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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 October 29th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 28th

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On this date in 1994, five generations of the Griffith family got together for a family portrait. In 1969, Otterbein United Methodist Church honored its oldest member, Sarah Burns Heckman, 91, during the church's 100th anniversary.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 27th

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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 October 27th. Read about the founding of Chambersburg’s Kiwanis Club.

Previously Deported Immigrants Charged With Illegal Reentry

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Five previously deported immigrants have been indicted by a federal Grand Jury, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Important Recall Info BMW, Honda, GM, Starcraft RV and Jayco RV

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Your vehicle may be involved in a safety recall and may create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On October 26th

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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 October 26th.

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.
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Rescue at High Rock

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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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