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The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind the public to be aware of evolving scams. State Police in Chambersburg have already investigated roughly 20 thefts by deception or identity thefts this year.

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The Ramps Covered Bridge in Hopewell Township has stood the test of time…well over 100 years since its construction in the late 1800s. The historic structure has been a part of the Newburg landscape in Hopewell Township, and has weathered the elements of rain, snow, ice and flooding for many…

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One person suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Rowe Run Road, Greene Township.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Pennsylvania State Police of Chambersburg, Letterkenny Army Depot  Fire C…

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A driver suffered unknown injuries when they crashed into a utility pole off of snow-covered Mainsville and Means Hollow roads in Southampton (Franklin) Township at 8 a.m. Monday. The driver hit the pole head-on after losing control of the vehicle, which splintered the pole. Pennsylvania Sta…

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Here in Franklin County, our Overdose Task Force has been earnestly compiling and reporting our work and specifically our data on an annual basis. We have done so because our country and our own community have been gripped by an ongoing opioid crisis for the past several years, and our commu…

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Local post office personnel say they aren’t currently experiencing staffing issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while many area residents have complained about missing mail and packages for several days or weeks. Other local postal employees have resigned from their posts due to reported fr…

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SitelogIQ provided the opportunity for the Shippensburg School Board and the community to learn about their Enhanced District Options Study (EDOS), which suggested ways for the district to improve the quality of student success, as well as the existing buildings.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week that the resurfacing project is set to begin on U.S. Route 11 in Shippensburg Borough and Shippensburg and Southampton (Cumberland) townships.

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The Shippensburg FFA held a celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to honor Keystone Degree Recipients, and the First Year Jacket Scholarship Winners. Normally, these FFA members would be recognized during the Mid-Winter Convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Since the Farm Show was held virtual…

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One person suffered moderate injuries and another refused medical treatment at the scene of a two-vehicle crash where they collided at the intersection of Baltimore and McCullough roads, in Southampton (Cumberland) Township around 2:50 p.m. last Friday. The injured driver was transported to …

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Volunteer fire companies from three counties -- Cumberland, Franklin and Adams -- were dispatched at 5:06 a.m. Tuesday morning to a reported house fire located at 110 Three Turn Road, Southampton (Cumberland) Township, off of Ridge Road in the Big Flat area of the mountain. The home’s occupa…

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Emergency personnel responded to an auto accident last Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Thornwood and Orrstown roads in Southampton (Franklin) Township. The two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m., and left one with moderate injuries. Two others were patient refusa…

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Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Tuesday, predicting six more weeks of winter. For the first-ever virtual Groundhog Day celebration, visitors from all over the world tuned in to see Phil make his highly anticipated weather prognostication for the 135…

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In a special meeting of the Shippensburg Area School Board held Monday, called in the middle of last week during an executive session, directors voted to bring students back full-time, beginning Feb. 22, depending on the coronavirus’ rate of community spread.

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All three Shippensburg fire departments were dispatched to a reported building fire Saturday located behind the Breadbasket Bakery at 306 E. Garfield St. in Shippensburg Borough. When units arrived on the scene at approximately 7 p.m., they found a trashcan on fire to the rear of the buildin…

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Local area fire companies were alerted to a reported basement fire last Saturday evening located in the 7000 block of Sunset Road, Lurgan Township. Firefighters arrived on the scene at approximately 4:55 p.m., and found a smoke condition in the basement. They discovered a wooden table on fir…