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Police: Child flown to hospital after being hit by truck in Lancaster County

Salisbury Township, PA — According to State Police a 7-year-old boy was flown to Dupont Hospital for Children after being hit by a truck Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on SR340 at the intersection with Plank Road just after 3pm.


Court: Man's prison sentence for shooting at police 'entirely rational'

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has denied relief to a former Lancaster County man who says his prison sentence for shooting at police was cruel and unusual.


Jackknifed tractor trailer causes major delays on Pa. Turnpike in Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is down to one lane in Lancaster County, after a tractor trailer jackknifed, blocking three lanes. Turnpike traffic alerts show the crash occurred at milepost 282.9, and is completely blocking all westbound lanes. One eastbound lane is also closed, and traffic is stopped or


State Police: 7-year-old boy struck by Ford F-350 Tuesday in Lancaster County

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A 7-year-old boy was flown to Dupont Hospital for Children Tuesday after was hit by a Ford F-350, according to police. Police say the child ran out in front of the truck around 3 p.m. as he attempted to cross Old Philadelphia Pike at Plank Road in Salisbury Township.


Nonprofit swimming club founder accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from club: officials

The founder of the Marauder Aquatic Club in Lancaster County, is accused of stealing almost $40,000 from the club during a two year period, according to officials. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest on Wednesday, saying club founder Kyle Almoney used what he stole f


Snow-related crashes throughout Lancaster County are 'pretty much everywhere'

Since snowfall began Wednesday morning, the snow-covered roads caused a “good amount” of minor accidents and disabled vehicles, said a dispatcher at Lancaster County Control.


Freezing rain a threat after snowstorm dumps up to 6 inches on parts of Lancaster County

Freezing rain, turning to just rain, cast a slippery sheen across Lancaster County on Wednesday night, the last act of a storm that dropped three to six inches of snow and brought much of the region to a near standstill.


Lancaster man accused of grabbing woman’s vagina during attack

LANCASTER — A 44-year-old Lancaster man is charged with simple assault, strangulation and criminal mischief after an alleged attack on a female victim last month, according to Manheim Township Police.


DA Craig Stedman secures Republican nomination for county judge, DA candidate Mark Fetterman withdraws

District Attorney Craig Stedman narrowly won the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s endorsement to serve as county judge Tuesday despite recent allegations by one of the committee’s members that Stedman tried to force his opponent, chief public defender Todd Brown, out of the race.


Woman charged with stealing $50K in jewelry from her own family

An 18-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry from her own family, Manheim Township police said Wednesday. Police said Claudia Yingling admitted to conspiring with another person to steal the jewelry from her family’s home and pawn it for cash.


Police seeking witnesses, video evidence in shooting of 20-year-old

Lancaster police said they’re not getting much cooperation while investigating a shooting that injured a man Tuesday afternoon. They reported Wednesday that the 20-year-old was shot just after 4:30 p.m. near East Chestnut and North Broad streets.


Shooting in city sends East Lampeter Township man to hospital

A 20-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and leg Tuesday afternoon near East Chestnut and North Broad streets, Lancaster police said. Before police arrived at the scene, the unidentified victim from East Lampeter Township was driven to Lancaster General Hospital, where he was admitted


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Rape and Murder of Girlfriend's 14-Year-Old Daughter

Over two years after a Pennsylvania teenager’s dismembered body was found by hunters in October 2016, her mother’s boyfriend has pleaded guilty. Jacob Sullivan of Horsham, 46, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of 14-year-old Grace Packer, according to the Associated Pre


Police: Lancaster Co. woman defrauded out of $110K by person she met online

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A Lancaster County woman fell victim to a months-long scam in which she was defrauded out of $110,400 by a person she met online, according to police.


Man shot by trooper tied to drug activity, stolen cars

PARADISE, Pa. (WHTM) - A tow truck removed a bullet-riddled van that police say Jeromey Barnes used in his attempt to get away from troopers on Tuesday morning. Barnes, 37, is the man state police say they shot and wounded as they tried to serve a warrant on him.


Lancaster 911 reports numerous crashes on snowy roads

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - Lancaster County 911 operators reported at least 20 crashes Wednesday morning, and it's believed many of them were due to the snow. PennDOT reported that it had 66 trucks plowing across the county.


Alligator Named ‘El Chompo’ Found Guarding Fentanyl And Heroin Stash In Pennsylvania

"Quite frankly, as we can tell from these drug dealers, the alligator may have been the brains of the operation." When police stormed a Coatesville, Pennsylvania house during a seemingly routine drug raid on Feb. 8, they encountered something shocking among the fentanyl, crack cocaine, and heroin —


Saint Francis University Coach Kyle Almoney Resigns

Almoney resigned from his position as head coach at Saint Francis University after being charged with stealing money from a former swim club that he founded. Stock photo via Saint Francis University.


Manheim Police attempt to identify purse snatcher

Manheim — Manheim Township Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing credit and debits cards, and using them to make thousands in purchases.


Crash closes stretch of PA Turnpike WB, delays expected

A crash closed a stretch of the PA Turnpike westbound lanes between Reading and Lebanon-Lancaster, according to TTWN Harrisburg. Expect delays. Take Route 222 SB (5 miles) to Route 322 WB (18 miles) to PA Route 72 SB (1.5 miles). Re-enter Turnpike at Lebanon/Lancaster Exit (266).