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Timothy L. DeFoor was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 52nd Auditor General and, in so doing, became the first African American and person of color in Pennsylvania to be elected to a statewide row office. DeFoor promised taxpayers that he will hold state government accountable for how it s…

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Horses escaped a fire that destroyed their barn at 7443 Grindstone Hill Road in Greencastle, Antrim Township, last Wednesday afternoon.

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A car caught fire in the 5000 block of Orrstown Road in Letterkenny Township around 6 p.m. Tuesday. It was reported that people were working on the car, cutting parts when the fire began. The Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched and responded to the scene, extinguishing the…

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An unknown age male escaped injuries when he hit a small embankment and a guardrail, which flipped his car onto its roof  last Sunday evening at the intersection of Rice Road and Molly Pitcher Highway South, Southampton (Franklin) Township, Shippensburg. The driver was observed by EMS person…

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The Pennsylvania State Police issued a disturbing warning last week about scammers using COVID-19 vaccine distribution as a means to steal people’s money and/or personal information.

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The start of a new year is often a time when small towns and municipalities, big boroughs and townships and other government agencies roll up their sleeves, and get to work on a new set of goals and ideas for the respective communities in which they serve. The small town of Newburg is no dif…

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All three Shippensburg fire departments were kept busy Monday afternoon soon after a power outage occurred in the borough, knocking out power in businesses and traffic lights around 2:15 p.m. 

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As a step forward and a way to follow guidance set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Shippensburg School Board has approved a recommendation to bring elementary students, as well as Individualized Education Plan (IEP), students back to a hybrid schedule by the end …

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Previously, I had agreed with a local newspaper to participate in an “Ask the D.A.” column. That effort was not widely utilized by readers, and went away several years ago. Lately, I have been asked many questions in the community, and I believe it would be useful to briefly resurrect the “A…

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Southampton (Franklin) Township officials are in the process of preparing a Master Site Development Plan for Furnace Run Park off of Lindsay Lot Road to create a public nature park for the community to enjoy.

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Several area local fire companies were alerted to 1117 Mountain Road, Upper Mifflin Township, for a reported barn fire at 9:12 p.m. Monday.

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One person suffered moderate injuries when they lost control of the pictured Audi on a snow-covered Lurgan Road in Lurgan Township, and hit a fence and a grassy embankment at 2:14 p.m. Sunday. The injured patient was transported to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital for treatment. Pennsylvania S…

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Last week, Department of Corrections officials recognized employees who play a role in facility security and community safety – corrections officers (ranging from corrections officer trainees to majors), parole agents, community corrections center monitors, mailroom staff, training staff and…

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Many events may have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, but the holidays are especially important to the Shippensburg Community Parks & Recreation Authority (SCPRA) and Branch Creek Place, and they partnered once again to provide the Annual Alexander Stewart Foundation Christma…

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A shy Easton Smith of Newburg receives a visit from Santa Claus himself last week as the Jolly Old Elf handed out candy canes to area families. Santa was escorted by his elves with the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. Easton is pictured with his parents and Santa. We hope you all had a ve…

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A 46-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was killed just before 11 p.m. Thursday in a Christmas Eve crash along Philadelphia Avenue in Greene Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Police said he was likely driving under the influence of…

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Two drivers were involved in a head-on collision in the 400 block of Norland Avenue in Chambersburg Borough at 6:58 p.m. Christmas Day. Both drivers suffered minor injuries. According to Chambersburg Borough Police, who were on the scene investigating the crash, one of the vehicles crossed o…

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The driver of a passenger vehicle struck a house and gas meter, resulting in a natural gas leak, at 9:55 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg.

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Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at the 27.5 mile marker of Interstate 81 South in Southampton (Cumberland) Township around 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. The injured occupants were both taken to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital for treatment. The accident caused a back…

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The driver of this vehicle hit the back of a tractor-trailer while driving near mile marker 23 of Interstate 81 South in Southampton (Franklin) Township just after 4 p.m. Christmas Day. The driver suffered minor injuries, and was taken to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital for treatment via ambulance.

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The Pennsylvania State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that 13-year-old  Liam Chase Warner, who went missing from his home in Orrtanna the night before, has been located safely back at his residence.