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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Jan. 18th

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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 Jan. 18th.

Police Log: Hit and Run, Burglary, Theft, Crime

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Area police are investigating a number of crimes, including thefts, crashes, a burglary and a fairly innovative retail theft case.

Chambersburg Police Looking For Missing Teen

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The Chambersburg Police Department is requesting assistance in locating William Creech II, 15, who has been missing for a week.

Diaper Depot: Kindness – A Universal Language

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June of 2015 marked a unique “beginning of giving” at the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Chambersburg.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Jan. 17th

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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 Jan. 17th.

Weather Turns Seasonably Cold and Wet

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Multiple bands of snow showers moving through much of the south-central part of the state could affect driving conditions tonight.

Police Log: Crashes and a Pot Growing Operation

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Area police investigated a number of crashes recently but none resulted in injuries. Police also uncovered a pot growing operation in Antrim Township.

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

Police: Missing Central PA Man Found Dead

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The body of a Schuykill County man missing since Saturday was found Wednesday in a wooded area in Porter township.

UPDATE: Secrest Road Reopened in Montgomery Township

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A traffic crash took out two power poles in the 14,000 block of Secrest Road in Montgomery Township Thursday afternoon.

Police Log: Lots of DUI’s, Drunk and Disorderly Incidents

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Local police investigated incidents that resulted in DUI arrests in Chambersburg last weekend, while Waynesboro reported a variety of investigations going back to December for summary offenses, including harassment and disorderly conduct.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Jan. 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 Jan. 15th.

Police Log: Retail Theft, Criminal Mischief, Access Device Fraud

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Area police investigated retail thefts, hit and runs, criminal mischief and a number of other incidents over the last two weeks.

Missing Person: Stewart J. Dreisigacker

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Pennsylvania State Police have issued an alert for a missing 60-year-old man with recent medical issues.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Jan. 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 Jan. 14th.

PSP: Facebook Posts About ‘Kidnapping Attempts’ Not Accurate

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Area police have a word of caution for the public about relying on Facebook posts as a reliable news source.

Ego That Kills Careers Subject of Police Chief’s Class

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Chambersburg Police Chief Ron Camacho is on a mission to help others learn a lesson he spent years learning the hard way.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Jan. 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 Jan. 13th.

Fire and Police Log: Fire Calls and a Hit and Run

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Area fire and police first responders are always ready to respond to emergencies, even if they come in at the most inappropriate times.

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

Rain, High Winds in Store for County Tonight

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather watch and high winds advisory for Franklin and Fulton counties.

Police Log: Indecent Assault, School Bus Crash, Pedestrian Accident

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Local police departments are investigating an indecent assault and two crashes that sent local residents to hospitals this week. One involved a school bus.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Jan. 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 Jan. 11th.

Police Log: Burglary, Hit and Runs, Found Samsung Cell Phone

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Area police are continuing their investigations into a number of crimes from a burglary to hit and run car crashes.

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

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest of Man Accused of...

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Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg need help in locating 29-year old Mateo Ceron, wanted on warrants dating back to last April and December.

19-Year-Old Accused Of Raping Teen

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A Chambersburg immigrant faces felony rape charges during a hearing in Franklin County Central Court next week.

Local Couple Face Assault, Child Abuse Charges

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A local couple accused of abusing a young girl last month are free on unsecured bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony assault charges.

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

Police Log: Assaults, Theft and a Burglary

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Area police investigated a burglary in Waynesboro this week and filed assault charges stemming from a fight in Chambersburg last week.

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

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Winter comes as no surprise, but many folks may not be ready for its arrival. Preparing for the hazards of a winter storm means you are more likely to remain safe and healthy when it strikes.

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

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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 Jan. 8th.

Police, Fire Log: Arrests, Pedestrian Accident

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Area first responders answered fire calls, arrested some people and investigated a pedestrian accident as the first full week of the new year began Monday.

Snow in Store Today, Schools Close Early

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Franklin County could get as much as three inches of snow this afternoon and tonight if meteorologists with the National Weather Service are right.

Live Burn Training ‘Exhilarating’ to Local Firefighter

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Jamie Birgfeld, a fourth-generation firefighter, has been a firefighter for eight years. But Sunday was his first chance to attend a real structure training class.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On Jan. 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 Jan. 7th.

House Fire Intentionally Set, for a Good Reason

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The house fire on Walnut Bottom Road in Shippensburg Sunday was intentionally set. But no investigation is necessary to know who the arsonists are.

Police Log: Stolen Car, Theft

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Today’s police log is small and only includes a stolen car and an individual who tried to steal two metal trays and some silverware from a restaurant.

Reentry Simulation Set for Wednesday

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Join the Chamber Foundation's Leadership Franklin County Community class and learn what life is like for a citizen returning from incarceration.

Brian Helman Moved to Rehab Hospital

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Brian Helman's family has encouraging news about the popular musician's condition this week.
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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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Obituary: Leonard Richard “Lenny” Baker

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Leonard Richard “Lenny” Baker, 74, of Upper Strasburg, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at his home.