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Drug overdoses killed 32 people in Franklin County in 2022; and more from annual report
The Franklin County Overdose Task Force has released its annual report for 2022. Prepared by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy, the report sheds light on the impact of the substance abuse epidemic on the county. Here are five highlights from the report. 1. Thirty-two people died of drug...
Two firefighters injured in Cumberland County fire
UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Two firefighters were injured after a two-alarm fire occurred in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County on Sunday, March 19. Fire crews tell abc27 that the call came in around 2:15 p.m. for a fire in the 2100 block of Hastings Drive and found that the garage was engulfed in flames. Those flames then spread to the house.
Franklin County commissioners join residents in opposing 676-unit apartment complex
The Franklin County commissioners have come out against a 676-unit apartment complex that a developer wants to build in Greene Township. The complex consisting of 33 buildings proposed for 70 acres of farmland on Ragged Edge Road in the Guilford Hills area east of Chambersburg could have "severe consequences" on the area,...
‘My country is in trouble’: Central Pa. volunteers fighting targeted violence share their stories
The experience has been a lesson in 'the ABCs of constructive dialogue,' they said. The post ‘My country is in trouble’: Central Pa. volunteers fighting targeted violence share their stories appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Adams County fire damages two buildings, destroys one
LITTLESTOWN, Pa. — Alpha Fire Company battled a two-alarm fire in Littlestown Borough that was dispatched after 6 p.m. on March 19. Three structures in total were affected by the fire with one, a paint shop, acquiring extensive damage. There's no confirmation on the cause of the fire or...
Tractor trailer rear-ends SUV near scene of grass fire in central Pa.
Nobody was injured when a tractor trailer truck collided with an SUV on I-81 near the scene of a brush fire Friday night in Cumberland County. The tractor trailer struck the back of the SUV when fire crews began shutting down the southbound lane of I-81, near mile marker 52, to respond to a grass fire in Middlesex Township at around 10:40 p.m., according to the New Kingstown Fire Company.
Interstate 81 resurfacing project to resume in Cumberland County
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — PennDOT is advising drivers that a 12.85-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in both East Pennsboro and Hampden Townships in Cumberland County will resume on Sunday, March 19. According to PennDOT, work will begin Sunday, March 19. Milling and paving are expected to occur...
Newville Man Hospitalized After Being Choked By Convict Neighbor, Police Say
A fight between two Newville ended when one man "nearly passed out from the struggle," police stated in a release on Thursday, March 15, 2023. The police arrested 32-year-old Patrick Donald Ray Taylor after receiving a call from another man who said "his neighbor was being attacked," around 9:20 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2023.
Man charged in fatal overdose at Cumberland County hotel arrested years later: police
A man charged with supplying the drugs that caused a September 2020 overdose at a Cumberland County hotel was taken into custody last month in Indiana, police said. Chandler Hernandez, 25, of Enola, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in connection to a Sept. 18, 2020, fatal overdose, according to Upper Allen Township police.
Resurfacing project in Cumberland County
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says that a 12.85-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in East Pennsboro and Hampden Townships, Cumberland County, is scheduled to resume Sunday, March 19. The start date was originally set for Sunday, March 12. Weather permitting, night work will begin Sunday, March 19. The...
Police ask for help finding two girls missing from Franklin County for three years
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Police are asking for your help to find two young girls who have been missing from Waynesboro, Franklin County, for three years. Hanna Lee is now 10 years old and Skye Rex is now 7. Police are also looking for the girls' mother, 46-year-old Lashada Lee....
Chambersburg Receives State Grant Funding for New Amphitheater
Chambersburg Borough is being awarded $879,865 to construct an outdoor amphitheater and greenspace in Chambersburg Borough. The project consists of purchasing a vacant lot at 59 Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg; construction of a park-like open-air amphitheater, including hardscape seating, performance space cover, landscaping, fencing, pedestrian and pathway lighting; pathways connecting throughout the park site; and adjacent existing greenways and other fixed amenities.
Graybill Earns All America Honors at NCAA INdoor Track and Field Championship
Shippensburg University´s indoor track-and-field team competed with three athletes at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships, where Leah Graybill earned All-America First Team honors. Shippensburg University´s indoor track-and-field team competed with three athletes at the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships, where Leah Graybill earned All-America First Team honors in the 200-meter...
Walnut Bottom Diner
Walnut Bottom Diner is a diner located on 936 Walnut Bottom Road. It’s a classic diner, down to the atmosphere and menu items. They serve all the typical diner items, plus a few extras. The Walnut Bottom Diner did not respond to Periscope’s request for comment on this article....
Interstate 81 resurfacing project to resume in Cumberland County
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Police in Cumberland County investigate thefts from construction sites
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police and police departments in Cumberland County say they're investigating a series of burglaries at construction sites. Related video above: Pennsylvania State Police 10 Most Wanted list. These incidents, which have occurred over several months, involve the theft of equipment and whole trailers.
Cumberland County animal shelter in crisis mode, 50 dogs sick
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State Grants Awarded to Four Local Organizations
Four local organizations in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, have been awarded state grants to support their community projects and equipment acquisitions. The grants, which were announced this week, are part of the Local Share Account program funded by revenue collected under Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act, not by taxpayer dollars. Chambersburg Borough...
Here are five candidates to consider for the Carlisle School Board | PennLive letters
Our future is bright! How do I know this? I am supporting a dynamic team for the position of Carlisle School Director. There are five positions open and five fabulous Republican candidates that are eager to make a difference for our students, teachers, and our communities’ future:. Walt Brown,...
‘Just breaks my heart’: Slate Belt neighbors continue to fight sewage sludge plan
Millie Beahn has lived in her home along Hower Road in Plainfield Township since 1960, her family having farmed the surrounding rolling hills prior to and since. These days, a plan progressing to use the 80-plus acres next door to dispose of sewage sludge — by applying it as agricultural fertilizer — has consumed much of her time.
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