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8 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Pair charged with arson after setting fire to SUV in Lancaster County, state police say

Two adults are facing felony charges of arson and criminal mischief after state police said they intentionally set fire to a sports utility vehicle in Elizabeth Township.

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10 hrs ago | ABC 27

Coroner: No ID yet for body found in Susquehanna River

A body recovered from the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County is that of a drowning victim, but authorities have not positively identified the man.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville, PA

10 hrs ago | ABC 27

Lititz man jailed after damage to police station

A Lititz man caused about $300 in damage to a Lancaster County police station following his arrest on assault charges, according to police.

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Related Topix: Lititz, PA

14 hrs ago | The Ephrata Review

Ephrata Library opposes countywide fundraising

A push by the Library System of Lancaster County to allow countywide fundraising has created a rift among local libraries.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Ephrata, PA, Lititz, PA

16 hrs ago | National Provisioner

JBS opens cattle-buying station in Pennsylvania

JBS USA has opened a 12,000 square-foot buying station in Denver, Pa. According to LancasterOnline.com , the company is leasing space where Goods Livestock buys hogs and operates a livestock truck wash.

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Related Topix: Denver, PA

20 hrs ago | Mass Transit

PA: BARTA, Red Rose Transit Working on Rules to Govern Merged Agency

Aug. 26--The task force that's meeting to plan out a merger between BARTA and its Lancaster County counterpart is close to finishing a draft of the bylaws that would govern the new agency, BARTA's board learned Monday.

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Related Topix: Berks County, PA, Reading, PA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WFMZ

Man charged with July 2013 arson near Downingtown

A 29-year-old Lancaster County man has been arrested for setting a Chester County building on fire and spray-painting it with racist graffiti more than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Downingtown, PA, Chester County, PA

York Dispatch

Body recovered from Susquehanna River at Long Level

A boater made a grisly discovery Tuesday afternoon when a body was found in the Susquehanna River near Long Level Marina.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville, PA, York County, PA, Marietta, PA

New York Daily News

Convicted kidnapper accused in plot to abduct judge

Anthony Marcus Davis, 29, of Harrisburg, who is serving 20-1/2 to 40 years for the 2005 kidnapping of a Pennsylvania family, was accused of soliciting a former cellmate to carry out the crime, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dauphin County, PA

The Baltimore Sun

Amish experience: Tourism dollars and televised depictions

It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Pennsylvania, Bird in Hand, PA

WFMZ

Amish horse-and-buggy occupants robbed at gunpoint

Police are on the hunt for the man who robbed the occupants of an Amish horse-and-buggy at gunpoint.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish

CBS Local

Customs Officials In Philadelphia Arrest 3 Fugitives Arriving On Flight From Cancun

The fugitives, who are all U.S. citizens, were arrested upon their arrival on Sunday aboard a flight from Cancun, Mexico.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Tinicum Township, PA, Morris, PA, Mount Morris, PA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Editorial: 'Amish Mafia' is stupid but it's not bigotry

No well-meaning person, or candidate for re-election, wants to be seen as failing to speak out against bigotry.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Lancaster, PA, Opinion

ABC 27

Treasure Hunt ticket worth $200K sold at Millersville store

A Pennsylvania Lottery Treasure Hunt ticket sold in Lancaster County, has won the fifth-largest jackpot in the game's history.

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Related Topix: Millersville, PA, York County, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

ABC 27

Second diner burglary suspect arrested

Police in Lancaster county say the second suspect of the Trolley Stop diner and Country Meadows restaurant on Hershey Road surrendered to police on August 15th.

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Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Highspire, PA

PennLive.com

Recovery efforts continue for second day for canoeist in Lancaster County

The search for a canoeist who went into the Susquehanna River during a boating accident Sunday afternoon continued for the second day in Lancaster County.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville, PA

PennLive.com

Armed robber gets away with $11 in Lancaster County, state police say

State police said an armed robber got away with only $11 after a hold-up in Leacock Township in Lancaster County earlier Monday.

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Related Topix: Intercourse, PA

PennLive.com

Caregiver charged with indecent assault of disabled Elizabethtown woman

Elizabethtown police have charged a Lancaster County man with indecently assaulting a mentally and physically disabled woman who was in his care.

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Related Topix: Elizabethtown, PA

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest a hit with beer aficionados

The first Gettysburg Brew Fest sounded off with a blast of a canon on Saturday on the Gettysburg battlefield at Seminary Ridge.

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Related Topix: Gettysburg, PA, Beer, Drink, Autos

Sun Aug 24, 2014

PennLive.com

Reports: Crews wrap search for boater for night; set to resume effort Monday

Crews are reportedly ended their search for a missing boater in the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County Sunday night and will return Monday morning to continue their efforts.

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