CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Throughout history, published literature has been a resource for knowledge, entertainment and historical understanding.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop in Franklin County early Saturday, authorities said.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A military repair depot in central Pennsylvania has announced plans to lay off or reassign hundreds of contract employees due to an anticipated decrease in...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who admitted to a role in the killing of her stepmother has been sentenced to up to 60 years in prison.
MT. HOLLY SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — A former nurse secretly videotaped more than 200 patients at a Pennsylvania hospital, including nearly two dozen children, and sexually assaulted two patients in the...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in the trunk of his car.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are seeking a person of interest after a man was found shot to death in the trunk of his car in Franklin County.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man slain during a carjacking three years ago in Pennsylvania.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to a second life term in the shooting death of a motorist on Interstate 81 in central Pennsylvania more than 5½ years...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a West Virginia man accused of gunning down a motorist on Interstate 81 more than 5½ years ago.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say people seeking treatment after three fights in a small Pennsylvania town began fighting again at the hospital, prompting the emergency room to be locked down...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old man charged with abducting a 4-year-old girl from her Pennsylvania home and stuffing her into a wooden trunk has waived his preliminary hearing on...
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man has been charged in the murder of a woman found strangled along a New Jersey roadway five years ago.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Many days, Brandi Lehrian wakes up to five or six text messages from men wishing her a good morning — and sometimes more.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — When 94-year-old Margaret Gsell looks at the moon, she remembers the most interesting period of her life.
Gsell worked as an illustrator at NASA in the late 1960s,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say the winter storm that has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the commonwealth has also disrupted transportation and prompted school and other closures in...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 95-year-old World War II veteran from Pennsylvania has received France's highest honor.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The War to End All Wars ended a century ago.
The brash Americans through sheer numbers and individual heroics ended the stalemate of World War I trench warfare in western Europe.
"We got there in the nick of time to stave off the attack," said retired Col. Doug Mastriano, a retired military historian living in Fayetteville. "Even British historians will admit the war could not have been won without the Americans."
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tobacco cigarettes' popularity is going up in smoke as a new smoking trending gains traction among America's youth.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vapes, are battery-powered devices that heat liquid-based nicotine into an inhalable vapor, USA Today said. This liquid can also be flavored, making it more appealing and taste better than regular cigarettes.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vonnie Black follows the erratic first flight of a monarch butterfly.
She smiles. She's seen it hundreds of times.
"They are just so amazing," Black said.
The great grandmother has been raising the orange and black butterflies for more than 20 years from her home in Hamilton Township.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second person has died of injuries suffered in an explosion and fire last month at an Army facility in Pennsylvania.
The Letterkenny Army Depot's commander says the employee died Thursday at the hospital where he has been treated since the accident July 19.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — You can't run out to get a bite to eat when you've been admitted to the hospital, and when you're visiting you want to stay close.
That means eating from the hospital menu, once reputed for the industrial delicacies of green beans from a No. 10 tin can, a square of Jell-O or vending-machine mystery meat.
Cafeterias are offering more choices. A quick snack is getting healthier.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A civilian worker killed in a fire and explosion at an Army facility in Pennsylvania died from burns, officials announced Friday.
The Lehigh County coroner's office identified the victim as Eric Byers, a resident of central Pennsylvania.
Byers was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m. Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The coroner's office said Byers, 29, of Satillo, was handling chemicals when a flash fire occurred.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured five workers, three of them seriously, officials said.
The blast occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg about 7:15 a.m., causing a small fire, said Col. Stephen Ledbetter, the depot commander.
Army Depot officials quickly posted on social media the incident was contained, that operations elsewhere on the base would not be affected and that there was no suspicion of terrorist activity.
LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot (all times local):
The Army says a fifth person required hospital treatment after a small explosion and fire at a sprawling military facility in Pennsylvania.
Officials at Letterkenny Army Depot said Thursday evening that the employee was treated for smoke inhalation and released from a local hospital.
Three others were airlifted to Baltimore area hospitals with burn-related injuries.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a man who tried to take a woman's ring while impersonating a state trooper.
Authorities say the woman was pulled over by the man around 5:30 p.m. Friday in St. Thomas Township.
Police say the man told her he was a trooper and ordered her to get out of her vehicle.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — First responders who were called to help a man allegedly suffering from an allergic reaction in Pennsylvania say he actually had bullet holes in his neck.
The Public Opinion reports emergency workers found the man in Chambersburg on Wednesday with two gunshot wounds in the back of his neck.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged three people in the death of a 3-year-old girl who overdosed on drugs.
State police say Logan Starliper died at a home in Greencastle January 6 from a mix of methamphetamine and buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat addiction.
The girl's mother and her boyfriend are facing charges that include third-degree murder and endangering the welfare of children. Police have charged a 43-year-old man with drug delivery resulting in death.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Misty Brown knew early on that her son, William, would need some extra help.
The Shippensburg woman said from the time the 11-year-old boy was young, she noticed his speech development was very slow and his processing was delayed. He would also struggle with understanding multi-step instructions, such as "go upstairs, brush your teeth and put on your PJs."
SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) — In a story Feb. 4 about an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer, The Associated Press misidentified a Chambersburg newspaper that was a source of information in the story. It was the Public Opinion, not the Public Record.
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified
Authorities have released the names of two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer
SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the identities of two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer (all times local):
Authorities have released the names of two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer.
Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner said Sunday the victims were 49-year-old Chris Robison of Marion and 66-year-old John Marcoux of Chambersburg.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The armies fighting the American Civil War scrapped civility in 1864 in the pastoral countryside of the Shenandoah and Cumberland valleys.
U.S. troops burned houses in Staunton, Virginia, then Confederates invading Pennsylvania burned Chambersburg.
The valleys, bread baskets for two warring armies, saw more destruction than almost anywhere else during the war, according to author Edward L. Ayers, president emeritus at the University of Richmond.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is taking an unusual approach to clearing snow from his property.
KYW-TV reports Jonathan Schill attached a 50-inch television box to his riding lawnmower earlier this week to create his own snow plow.
Schill's fiancee, Kaitlynn Toporzycki, says the box gets the job done.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for a West Virginia slaying is in Pennsylvania to face charges in an interstate killing that police say was a case of mistaken identity.
The Public Opinion reports John Wayne Strawser is accused of chasing down and killing 28-year-old Timothy Davison along Interstate 81 in January 2014.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a trick-or-treater was hit by a vehicle in Franklin County.
Police say the boy ran in front of the vehicle on East King Street in Chambersburg around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
He was flown to Hershey Medical Center. His condition is not known.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man made sexual advances toward a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook, then did the same to her mother after the woman discovered the illicit online conversation.
Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Hornbaker remained in the Franklin County jail Monday on charges of corruption of minors and illegal contact with a minor for the June incident. He was charged last week.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple says Jesus showed up in their daughter's sonogram picture, easing their concerns after two other children were born with birth defects.
Alicia Zeek and Zach Smith tell WPMT-TV (http://bit.ly/2wqRJxx ) they're not especially religious. But they're convinced the image to the left of their daughter's head is a bearded Christ.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail.
Public Opinion reported (http://bit.ly/2uXm6rr ) 30-year-old Christian Koelsch was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to false reports Wednesday.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 41-year-old female correctional officer has been charged with institutional sexual assault involving a 22-year-old male inmate at a Pennsylvania jail.
Pennsylvania State Police say they were notified June 7 of "sexually based incidents" at the Franklin County Jail between a guard and an inmate.
Police arrested the guard Wednesday. She has since been released on $75,000 bail.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor who has since lost his medical license will spend 30 to 95 years in prison for drugging two women and a teenage girl at his home, then sexually abusing two of them.
Former Chambersburg doctor Sohael Raschid told a Franklin County judge on Friday that he gave the wrong dose of drugs to one victim, nothing more.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been jailed on charges he made about 18,000 fentanyl pills worth more than $600,000 on the street which were seized from a central Pennsylvania storage facility.
The Franklin County Drug Task Force raided the BAK Storage unit in Hamilton Township on Tuesday and charged 33-year-old Nathan Ott the next day with manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic painkiller that is sometimes mixed with heroin in powder form.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Half-brothers Victor Fogelsonger and Roberto De Angelis met for the first time this week - more than 70 years after their father was swept up in World War II.
The brothers have wanted to meet since learning about each other in 2009.
"I'd always wanted a brother," Roberto said. "This news came, and I had a brother. A big brother at that - four months older. How impossible is that?"
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years on a third-degree murder conviction in the death of her stepson almost three years ago.
The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion (http://bit.ly/2osUFpS ) reports that 32-year-old Michele Hunter was sentenced Monday in Franklin County Court in the June 2014 death of 4-year-old Billy Travis.
A federal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Karen Stum's parents died with a secret.
Charles and Lavinia Stiffler raised three children together, two boys and Karen, and Charles also had a daughter from his first marriage. None of the Stiffler children knew there was another daughter, born last and given up for adoption as a newborn.
Karen was just 5 years old then, her brothers even younger.
Last month, 55 years after her sister was given up, Karen finally met Vicki Kleiner.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old central Pennsylvania youth has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of a 17-year-old on New Year's Eve.
PennLive.com (http://bit.ly/2jtAwd4 ) reports that the teenager waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County in the death of Matthew Mitchell in Greencastle.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced in a road rage incident that led to a cross-county police chase.
The York Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2jbgwyK ) Jonathan Fisher, of Chambersburg, pleaded guilty to simple assault and reckless endangerment on Wednesday in Franklin County. Fisher will serve up to two and a half years.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police have identified the driver who died in the fiery crash of the tanker truck he was driving on Interstate 81 in south-central Pennsylvania.
State police say 48-year-old William Golladay, of Mount Jackson, Virginia, was killed in the crash just after 6 p.m. Thursday in Greene Township, Franklin County. That's near Chambersburg, about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Crews were continuing to search for possible fatalities after a tanker truck overturned and burned on Interstate 81 in south-central Pennsylvania.
State police say the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday in Greene Township, Franklin County. That's near Chambersburg, about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
The southbound lanes of the highway were closed for about 12 hours while PennDOT crews repaired the road and investigators examined and cleared the wreckage.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State health officials say they're offering free whooping cough vaccinations to residents in two central Pennsylvania counties after an outbreak saw 29 cases of the bacterial respiratory disease.
Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy says the department will provide free vaccines on Friday to residents in the Chambersburg and Shippensburg areas of Cumberland and Franklin counties.
The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.