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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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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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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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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…

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Fire broke out in the St. Thomas Recycling Center, 4571 Race Track Road, at 11:45 a.m. last Thursday. When the first unit arrived on the scene they found smoke coming from the building, with employees already evacuated. Fire Chief Tom Bigler of the St. Thomas Fire Co. said, ‘The fire was con…

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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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U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are accepting applications from persons interested in being considered for a presidential appointment to the position of U.S. Attorney or U.S. Marshal in the Eastern, Middle or Western District of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has a long history…

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Firefighters from the South Newton Township Fire Co. and the Friendship Hose Co. of Newville were dispatched to a woodpile and manure wagon fire around 3 p.m. last Thursday in the 2500 block of Ritner Highway. 

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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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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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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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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.