Latest Lancaster News

Real-life Golden Girls? Co-living aims to ease aging crisis

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — This is the true story of three strangers who chose to live in a house together and have their lives studied. Find out what happens when retired people stop living alone, and start saving money. ___ On a chilly fall morning, Esther Courtney sat at her kitchen table, fiddling with...

Costume protest leads to postponement of basketball game

Nov. 9, 2019 11:59 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college basketball game was postponed after a pre-game protest on the court by students objecting to Halloween costumes allegedly worn by several school athletes. Scores of students sat on the Franklin & Marshall College basketball court for 10 minutes Friday night...

Helicopter accident at airport probed; no injuries reported

Nov. 4, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SMOKETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Federal aviation authorities will try to find out what caused a helicopter to roll over onto its side after landing at a Pennsylvania airport. No injuries were reported. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Robinson R22 helicopter rolled onto its side and into the grass after...

Man already on probation convicted of separate rape charges

Oct. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already on probation in connection with his daughter's death has been found guilty on separate rape charges. WPMT-TV reports Friday that 47-year-old Geoffrey Bussard was convicted of raping two pre-teen girls between 2006 and 2013. Police say the two girls came...

Son says father accused of slaying is 'not a monster'

Oct. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The son of a Pennsylvania man charged with murder in a fire that killed his wife nearly nine years ago is defending his father, saying he is "not a monster." Carlos Montalvo-Rivera, 52, of Lancaster was charged last week with homicide and arson in the death of 30-year-old Olga...

Digital scavenger hunt makes you part of Lancaster history

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — On a hot October afternoon at Tschantz Cemetery, one of the oldest in Lancaster County, Adam Zurn looks strikingly similar to Indiana Jones. The 41-year-old Lampeter-Strasburg High School technology teacher has the look down. He carries a leather satchel and wears a white dress shirt...

Pennsylvania sports doc faces new misconduct charge

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor set to stand trial on charges he sexually harassed several patients has been hit with a new accusation of inappropriate touching. Dr. William Vollmar was charged with corruption of minors and indecent assault. WGAL-TV reports that a man now in his...

Man arrested for setting fire that killed wife, hurt kids

Oct. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man suspected of setting a fire that killed his wife nearly nine years ago faces murder charges. Fifty-two-year-old Carlos Montalvo-Rivera was charged Wednesday with homicide and arson in the death of 30-year-old Olga Sanchez-Reyes. Police say the Lancaster man...