Latest Lancaster News

Lawmaker joins Democratic primary field for auditor general

Jan. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A seven-term state lawmaker from central Pennsylvania said Monday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to run for the open state auditor general's office this year. Scott Conklin enters a crowded field ahead of Pennsylvania's Feb. 18 deadline to submit nomination petitions to...

Two people, 2 dogs killed in Lancaster County row house fire

Jan. 4, 2020 4:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities found no working smoke alarms in a Lancaster County row home where two people and two dogs died in a fire Saturday. Columbia Borough Fire Chief Douglas Kemmerly said two people were found in the home’s second floor after the 9:30 a.m. fire. One person died at the...

Board issues letter to judge over his traffic stop behavior

Dec. 30, 2019 5:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A written reprimand from the entity that investigates claims of judicial misconduct in Pennsylvania was made public Monday, describing a county judge's behavior, captured on video, challenging a patrolman who stopped his SUV. The Judicial Conduct Board's “ letter of counsel...

Mukan Htoo, a Burma refugee, talked during the dinner with the refugees and visitors in Strasburg, Pa. The event brings immigrants and neighbors together for a chance to share their stories and culture through food. (Paul Kuehnel/York Daily Record via AP)

Breaking bread with Amish, refugee families

Dec. 28, 2019 4:17 PM EST

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s a melancholy morning. The mist is heavy enough to make the long drive feel foreign. And in many ways, it is. We're in Strasburg, the heart of Amish Country. We're about to step inside an Amish kitchen, learn how to make traditional Pa. Dutch-style chicken pot pie, and...

Woman convicted in 1991 teen's slaying released on parole

Dec. 24, 2019 1:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a friend kill a teenage rival almost three decades ago in Pennsylvania has been released on parole. The state Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday that 45-year-old Tabitha Buck had been released on parole Saturday. Buck, whose first name is spelled...

Child hurt in fall from minibus carrying Amish in upstate NY

Dec. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EST

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy suffered scrapes and bruises when he fell out of a minibus carrying Amish community members in upstate New York on Saturday, police said. The mishap occurred at about 5 p.m. on Interstate 81 near Kirkwood, New York, state police said. Police said two minibuses were...

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...