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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...

SC officer convicted in wife's killing gets life sentence

Nov. 6, 2019 8:28 AM EST

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer accused of fatally injuring his wife then faking a car accident afterward has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Lancaster County Clerk Jeff Hammond says a jury found James Baldwin Jr. guilty of murder on Tuesday....

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...

Woman shares lessons from 9-year breast cancer battle

Oct. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good noticed something odd when she grabbed her bra while getting dressed to walk her daughters to the bus stop. "I picked it up to put it on and there was a spot of blood on it," Good recalled of that September day in 2010. "I'm like, 'All right, I don't know what that would be...

Impostor shows up at comedian Lampanelli's home

Oct. 8, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lisa Lampanelli can be forgiven if she didn't laugh when she found out an impostor showed up at her home. Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, say they responded to the comedian's home last week after her sister said she got a phone call from a woman claiming to be Lampanelli. The...