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Vicky Taylor is an award winning journalist with over 40 years experience as a writer and editor.

Lowe’s Volunteers Give Time To Help Disabled Vets

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

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

Police: Beware Of Those Telephone Call Scams

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

Today’s police log centers on mostly misdemeanor offenses, warrants were issued and arrests were made.

New Business Spotlight: Chris’s Thrift Store

Chris Pollard, owner of Chris’s Thrift Store in Mercersburg, loves a bargain. When she opened her new store last week, she discovered many in this small community share that love.

Maryland Men Accused of Trying to Kill PSP Officers

Two Maryland men are being held in Franklin County Jail without bail on attempted homicide charges.

Medical Emergency Caused Chambersburg Crash

The driver of a car involved in a crash on Stanley Avenue Wednesday morning suffered from a medical emergency just before the crash, according to Chambersburg police.

Police Release Shooting Suspect’s Photo

Pennsylvania State Police today released a photo of one of the two suspects wanted for questioning in last weekend’s homicide.

Police log: Domestic Violence, Trespassing, Prowling and Harassing

By mid-week, area police were kept busy investigating a variety of crimes.

Shippensburg Shooting Probably Drug-Related, Suspects Still at Large

Sunday night’s shooting homicide in Shippensburg appears to be drug-related and doesn’t represent an ongoing danger to the community.

Waynesboro Man Found Dead In Greene Township Pond

The death of 53-year-old Michael Dieugenio of Waynesboro last weekend is still under investigation. Police say there was no sign of foul play, however.

Police Seek Two in Shippensburg Shooting

Shippensburg University canceled classes and activities today in the wake of an off-campus shooting last night that left one man dead and another critically injured.

Police Log: Lock Your Cars to Prevent Theft

Local police are warning residents to keep their vehicles locked when they park and leave, even if they are in their own driveways.

Elia Announces Re-election Bid for Chambersburg Council

First Ward Borough Council member Alice Elia is gearing up a reelection campaign in preparation for next month’s general election.

Hearing Delayed In Traffic Death Case

A hearing in a traffic death case against a Waynesboro woman accused of causing a fatal crash in 2017 was postponed again this week.

Senator Recognizes Community ‘Kindness’ Custodian

Outside, it was cold and wet, but inside this small community’s elementary school the atmosphere was warm and cheery. And filled with kindness.

Police Log: Impersonating a Police Officer, Scams, Drugs

Area police investigated a variety of crimes recently ranging from scams to illegal drug activity.

16 Members of Local ‘Kick up Boys’ Gang Face Drug Charges

Police today arrested 11 members of a local gang accused of distributing a wide variety of illegal drugs. Still at large are five more suspects.

Shippensburg Men Charged in Last Spring’s Drug Overdose Death

Police have active arrest warrants for two men they say contributed to the drug overdose death of Logan Lynch, 22, of Shippensburg, last spring.

African-American Heritage Walk and Festival This Weekend

Area residents interested in learning more about the African-American community’s contribution to the county’s history can join the Walk Through History this weekend.

Police Log: Theft Investigations, Rape Warrant Issued

Police are investigating several thefts and have issued an arrest warrant for an accused rapist in New Oxford, PA.

Letterkenny Army Depot to Conduct Annual Anti-Terrorism Exercise

Letterkenny Army Depot will conduct its annual anti-terrorism Active Shooter exercise; Avenger Shield at Building 41, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 29-30 October 2019.

Police Log: Arrest Warrant Issued for Rape Suspect

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted on an arrest warrant in a rape case.

New Details Released About Hamilton Township Fire, Fundraiser for Adamson Family

As recently as this morning, Dan and Heather Adamson had a home. All that remains of that two-story house on Fern Lane tonight is a blackened shell.

Sunday Fire Destroys Hamilton Township Home

A fire late Sunday morning destroyed a Hamilton Township home. And left a couple and their three children homeless.

Police Log: Help Needed in Solving Hit and Run and Theft...

Local police are asking for the community’s help in solving several crimes, including some hit and run incidents and a couple of thefts.

Trickling Springs Creamery Closes Chambersburg Plant

More Than 100 Workers Without Jobs

CVAS Pets of the Week: Galaxy, Twitchysniffer and Tansy

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

Police Log: Looking for Witnesses, Person of Interest

Local police investigated a pedestrian accident in Chambersburg and are looking for a person of interest and a witness in Waynesboro.

Over The Rainbow Eases Trauma of Abused Children, Families

Child abuse is a serious problem in Franklin County. We see hundreds of cases reported every year. It's all about changing the way people think about and respond to child sexual assault

Police Log: Drugs, Domestic Violence, Retail Thefts Reported

Drugs, domestic violence, retail theft and a corruption of minors case make up today’s crimes as reported by area police departments.

Mummert Takes Over as County Ombudsman, Volunteer Coordinator for Aging Services

Payton Mummert is Franklin County’s new Ombudsman / Volunteer Coordinator for Aging Services. Her appointment to the position is effective September 19.

Police Log: Terroristic Threats, DUI, Hit and Run and Theft

Area police have charged three people with terrorizing a Scotland neighborhood last summer when they fired shots into the air. In addition, police have made a DUI arrest they are investigating a Theft and a Hit and Run incident.

29th Annual Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest Celebrates Agriculture

Brothers Wayne and Bradley Beidel will open their Lurgan Township dairy farm to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 for the 29th annual Franklin (Pa.) Fall Farm Fun Fest.

Police Log: Child Abuse, Thefts and a Hit and Run

Police have arrested a man for molesting a child and investigated a number of lesser crimes recently.

Blessing of the Animals Is Fall Ritual at Wilson, for Students...

Wilson College’s annual Blessing of the Animals has become something of a ritual for many local pet owners.

Franklin County Creek Cleanup Project Looking for Volunteers

Pulling trash and debris out of the Conocheague Creek is a labor of love for Eric Grace and members of his Creek Cleanup Project.

Rape Suspect Faces Felonies and ICE Detainer

A 22-year-old man accused of beating, choking and raping a woman Wednesday at a location in Adams County is in custody today.

Robotic Surgery Allows Local Man to Return to Retirement Following Cancer...

Larry Mellott doesn’t let much stop him from enjoying his retirement. A mechanic all his life, Mellott now spends free time helping at his buddy’s butcher shop, or outdoors hunting and fishing

Police Log: Megan’s Law, Domestic Violence, Hit and Run, Public Drunk

Area police log entries include a notice that a Megan’s Law offender had moved into a Chambersburg neighborhood, a domestic violence arrest in Waynesboro and a number of summary arrests.
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