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Police log: Aug 19 – Chief Sets Town Hall Meeting With...

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Chief Ron Camacho will host a town hall-style meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third Street.

Man Wanted on Felony Warrant Now in Custody

A Waynesboro man wanted on a felony warrant in connection with an early morning strong-arm robbery last week turned himself into police Sunday.

Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy Was Biggest so Far

Organizers of the 8th annual Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy expected this year’s event to be a little bigger than last year’s. The popular event has grown every year, after all.

Police Log: Waynesboro Runaway Located, Safe and Sound

Police reports include news that a runaway teen has been found safe, and a report of an arrest for resisting arrest and punching a police officer.

One Arrested in Early Morning Robbery, Another Suspect Sought

A Waynesboro teen is in custody in connection with an early morning robbery today. Police have an arrest warrant for a second man.

Crash Closes I-81 Friday Afternoon

CHAMBERSBURG (Aug. 16, 2018) — Interstate 81 was shut down for several hours Friday afternoon near the Walker exit after a truck...

Police Log and Court Briefs: August 15th, 2019

Area police are investigating a variety of incidents, including the case of a missing man with health problems.

Arrests Made in Shippensburg Armed Robbery

Four people have been arrested in connection with a robbery on East King Street last week.

Police Log: Aug 13th – Runaway, Stolen Bike, Found Wallet

Area law enforcement agencies are looking for a runaway, investigating the theft of a bike and other crimes this week.

Penn State Announces Huge Solar Project

Penn State University kicks off the state's biggest solar energy project here next month.

Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident

A seven-year-old child was airlifted to Hershey Medical Center last night following a pedestrian accident in a Wayne Avenue motel parking lot.

Police and Fire Log for August 11th, 2019

Fire and police incidents over the weekend included fights, fires and accidents.

Adams County Fugitive Octavian Perez Captured in Virginia

Fugitive Octavian Perez was taken into custody at noon today in Virginia, according to police.

‘Perfect Night’: Backlot Blast Draws Big Crowd

It was a perfect night for a Backlot Blast. The weather was good with a nice summer breeze. The food was great and the craft beer offering cold.

Dual Purpose for Fundraising Ride Along Proposed Transource Line

Transource opponents are offering residents an opportunity to ride along the proposed high-voltage power line route next month.

Court Hearing Set for Man Who Tried to Commit Suicide During...

A local man who tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself when Chambersburg police came to his house to arrest him last month will have a preliminary hearing next week.

Police Log: Vehicle Crashes, DUIs, High Speed Chase

Police agencies across the county investigated vehicle crashes and criminal incidents ranging from DUIs and high speed chases to child abuse this week.

Building a Playground Is Community Project at James Burd Elementary School

Local residents leaned something Thursday. Building a playground together is a lot of hard work, but lots of fun.

Police Log for August 7th, 2019

Today's police log includes the arrest of two Maryland women on warrants, one almost a year old.

Jury: Strawser Guilty of Murdering Timothy ‘Asti’ Davison

John Wayne Strawser was found guilty by a Franklin County jury this afternoon of murdering Timothy Davison in 2014.

Donovan Yaukey to Compete for Title at International DJ Conference

Local party Disc Jockey Donovan Yaukey is once again a top 12 Finalist for “DJ Entertainer of the Year” at the International Disc Jockey Conference.

Local Trailer Manufacturer Bought by Texas Firm

Rumors of a possible merger of a local trailer manufacturing firm with a similar national firm were confirmed today with an announcement that ATW of Richardson, Texas, has bought the BWise and Bri-Mar trailer brands.

‘Fabulous’ Turnout for Cars, Cops and Coffee Event

Leslye Granja DeSantis, of Cars & Coffee Southern Pennsylvania, called turnout for Saturday's Cars, Cops and Coffee event "fabulous."

National Night Out Puts Neighbors, Police Together for Night of Fun,...

Lock your doors turn on your outside lights and spend the evening outside with friends, family, police and emergency services personnel.

Old Home Week Brings Crowds to Downtown Greencastle

The Square in downtown Greencastle was packed Saturday for a ribbon-cutting and celebration that kicked off Old Home Week.

Police Log for August 4th, 2019

Area police have made several recent arrests, including DUI, hit and run, a home break-in and an assault.

Flood Advisory for Northern, Southeast Parts of County

National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southeastern as well as the northern part of Franklin County tonight.

CPD Investigate Two Unrelated Stabbings

Three people were injured in two separate stabbing incidents in Chambersburg Saturday.

Fatal Crash Claims Life of Chambersburg Woman

A local woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Letterkenny Road Friday afternoon.

Big News: FCFP Is Now a Part of Lion Publishers

This week we were accepted as a member of LION Publishers, the nation’s only association dedicated to Local Independent Online News publishers.

Former Borough Manager Julio Lecuona Has Passed Away

Former Borough Manager Julio Lecuona passed away last night, according to current Borough Manager Jeff Stonehill. Chambersburg's first borough Manager, Julio Lecuona, died Thursday following an illness. He was 78.

Police Log for August 1st, 2019

Local police departments were busy with multiple arrests and investigations. CPD thanks Mitigation Technologies for donated equipment, makes arrests and more.

Franklin County Central Court Briefs: Aug. 1st

Several defendants in criminal cases waived their right to preliminary hearings in the county’s Magisterial District Central Court.

Testimony Continues in Strawser’s Murder Trial

Both the prosecution and defense in the John Wayne Strawser Jr. trial wanted answers to the same question Wednesday.

Police Log for Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Area police departments are investigating a stolen wallet from a parked car and have made arrests for DUI, Possession, Public Drunkenness and Harassment.

21+ Backlot Bash to Feature Music

In the backlot at the Capitol Theatre Center is the place to be on Saturday afternoon. That's when the new 2019 edition of the 21+ Backlot Blast happens.

Asti Davison’s Last Words Heard as 911 Call Played in Court

Timothy “Asti” Davison’s last words rang out in Franklin County Court Monday afternoon as a 911 recording was played during the first day of his accused killer’s trial.

Police Log for Monday, July 29th, 2019

Area police departments are investigating a hit and run incident, criminal mischief complaint and have a found bicycle that is ready to be claimed by the owner.

Murder Trial Begins Tomorrow for Man Accused in 2014 Killing on...

More than 5 1/2-years after Timothy “Asti” Davidson was murdered, and almost four years after a West Virginia man was charged in his death, a trial in the case finally begins this week.

Obituary: Roxanna “Sally” Sheaffer 1945 ~ 2019

Roxanna “Sally” Sheaffer, 74, of Shippensburg, departed this life on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
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Police log: Aug 19 – Chief Sets Town Hall Meeting With...

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Chief Ron Camacho will host a town hall-style meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third Street.
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