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3 rescued after boat overturns on the Susquehanna River

Nov. 26, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MANOR, Pa. (AP) — Three people were rescued after their boat overturned early Thursday on a river in southern Pennsylvania. The boat overturned around 5:30 a.m. on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, near Manor Township. Emergency responders were soon able to get the three people to land, where they...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Last call at bars this Thanksgiving eve will be at 5 because of COVID-19 surge. ICUs are filling. Things didn’t have to be this bad. LNP Nov. 25 “Amid COVID-19 case surges unseen in the pandemic’s...

Michael Glick of Black Bear Leather, speaks from his work space about making wallets for members of the U.S. Congress on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 in Lancaster, Pa. (Suzette Wenger/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Leather maker crafts wallets for members of new Congress

Nov. 21, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — When members of the 117th Congress are sworn in in Washington, D.C., this January, each will receive a new electronic voting card, as well as a small leather wallet to keep the card in. For members of Congress, the black leather, hand-stitched wallets and voting card each contains...

Pennsylvania sports doc sentenced to prison for sex abuse

Nov. 12, 2020 5:59 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor was sentenced to 9½ to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest Thursday to sexually assaulting six former patients. William Vollmar. 57, who spent decades working with high school athletes, entered the plea in Lancaster County...

3 students sustain minor injuries in Pennsylvania bus crash

Nov. 12, 2020 10:24 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Three students sustained minor injuries Thursday when their school bus crashed with a car in Pennsylvania. The bus was carrying 16 students when the crash occured, the Penn Manor School District said in a statement on its website. All of the students and the bus driver were evaluated...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: State budget surrounded with anxiety Altoona Mirror Oct. 24 The fiscal time bomb challenging the best budget instincts of the Pennsylvania General Assembly keeps getting closer to exploding. The important question that...

Lance Greene, one of Lancaster County Pa.'s first Black assistant district attorneys, stands in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Blaine Shahan/LNP Media Group Lancaster online via AP)

Black assistant DA sees purpose in helping youth

Oct. 17, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A photo of Jackie Robinson hangs on Assistant District Attorney Lance Greene’s office wall on the fifth floor of 50 N. Duke St. in Lancaster. Robinson is sliding into home plate, his right leg leading the way, angling to avoid the tag. His arms are outstretched for balance, and...

Nigerian American lifestyle blogger Nifesimi Akingbe stands outside her home in Randallstown, Md., near Baltimore, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Akingbe has been outspoken about racial equity since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But amid the camaraderie younger Black immigrants like her feel with African Americans, they also see a generational divide in their communities.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Oct. 17, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message...

Prosecutor says police justified in fatal Lancaster shooting

Oct. 14, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

A police officer acted appropriately last month in shooting to death a Lancaster man who was wielding a knife at the officer and chasing him after his sister called 911 for help, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams said there will not be criminal charges for the Sept. 13...

Cancer survivors Nancy Beauregard, left, and April Good, right, both from Manheim Township, pose with hundreds of hats, scarves and bandana's that make up the Traveling Bag of Hats, in Manheim Township, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Over the past nine years, the “traveling bag of hats” has helped six women who have lost their hair while battling cancer.  (Chris Knight/LNP/LancasterOnline via AP)

Sisterhood of 'traveling bag of hats' aids cancer patients

Oct. 10, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good’s straight, blonde hair fell out less than two weeks after her first round of chemotherapy in 2010. Good, a 1989 Warwick High School graduate and Manheim Township resident, went to A.C. Moore, looking for something to cover her head as she continued her battle with...