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Bait shop owners reeling amid shutdown during spring fishing

Apr. 4, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Tending to a line on his fly rod, Shawn Coe crouched Friday morning on a stone-and-mud island surrounded by the shallow waters of Octoraro Creek near Kirkwood. Coe, 30, who moved to Lancaster County from Alaska in October, said fishing has been a welcome way to stay active since both...

Police: Deadly shooting at motel occurred after drug deal

Mar. 20, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A shooting at a motel in central Pennsylvania that left a man dead and another wounded occurred after a drug deal, authorities said. East Lampeter Township police said Tyler Elian Gonzalez-Inthiphan, 19, and Joshua Joaquin Luciano, 19, both of Lancaster, face numerous charges,...

Police say 'multiple victims' shot in central Pennsylvania

Mar. 19, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Victims of a shooting at a motel in central Pennsylvania were being treated on Thursday and police said they did not have a suspect in custody. East Lampeter Township Police Lt. Matt Hess said there were “multiple” victims but he declined to say how many, and he was...

Car-minivan crash kills 3; girl, 8, has minor injuries

Mar. 8, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

BROWNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A head-on crash involving a car and a minivan killed three people in Pennsylvania over the weekend, authorities said. Police in West Earl Township said the car was heading north on Route 222 when it crossed the median and struck the minivan head-on at about noon Saturday. The...

Small Pennsylvania pharmacy chain closing after 141 years

Mar. 6, 2020 4:48 PM EST

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — A small family-owned pharmacy chain is closing its five central Pennsylvania stores after a 141-year run. Royer Pharmacy in Lancaster County calls itself one of the oldest continuously operating independent pharmacies in the nation. It’s been operated by two families since a...

Mother gets 9 to 20 years in death of 4-month-old daughter

Mar. 3, 2020 11:49 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A mother has been sentenced to nine to 20 years in prison in the strangulation death of her 4-month-old daughter almost two years ago. Court documents indicate that Candace Parrow, 25, pleaded no contest but mentally ill Monday to criminal homicide, aggravated assault and...

Dom Holmes, a canvasser for Capital Region Stands Up, speaks to a woman at her door as he goes door-to-door asking people to sign a petition for a $15 minimum wage and to come to the organization's meetings, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. With the 2020 presidential election barreling toward Pennsylvania, grassroots progressive groups that largely rose from deep distress over Donald Trump's 2016 victory are trying to amplify their sway in the battleground state by joining together.  (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

Grassroots progressive coalition takes shape in Pennsylvania

Feb. 29, 2020 12:49 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — With the 2020 presidential election barreling toward Pennsylvania, grassroots progressive groups that largely rose from deep distress over Donald Trump's 2016 victory are trying to amplify their effect in the battleground state by joining together. What they are forming is something...

Officer who collared him, once hated, became his best man

Feb. 29, 2020 3:05 AM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — When he was in his early 20s, Ryan Forbes of New Holland was no one’s idea of a model citizen. He liked to party, and if he disturbed the peace, oh, well. Patrol Officer Wendell Metzler had no tolerance for Forbes’ law-breaking. If Forbes resisted arrest, Metzler did...

Deaths of 2 women in fire ruled accidental

Feb. 24, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has ruled the deaths of two women in a fire in a Pennsylvania home over the weekend accidental. Sabine Labarriere, 40, and Marie Dorcena, 79, died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, the Lancaster County coroner said Monday. Authorities said the West Hempfield...

2 people killed, firefighter injured in fire

Feb. 23, 2020 12:18 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Two people were killed in a fire in a Pennsylvania home, authorities said. Lancaster County emergency dispatchers said the West Hempfield Township blaze was reported just before midnight Saturday. Fire crews fought the blaze through early Sunday before bringing it under control. No...