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Past articles by Leah:

Historic Lancaster County home saved from demolition

WARWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Historic records show the Leib home in Warwick Township, Lancaster County was built in 1810 by a Revolutionary War veteran for his daughter. It is one of the oldest homes in the Township. It was nearly demolished so the 55-plus development, Traditions of America, could expand. → Read More

Fire causes over one million in damage in Lower Paxton Township

LOWER PAXTON TWP., Pa. - Lower Paxton Township Police say four townhouses and at least six cars are destroyed after a fire Monday night. Police say the fire started around 11:40pm in the 100 block of Wyndham Way in Lower Paxton Township. → Read More

Business with long history in Lancaster expands

MANHEIM, Lancaster County, Pa. - Kreider Farms in Manheim, Lancaster County opened in 1935. It is the only combination egg and dairy farm in the United States, according to the owner. It is a third generation farm that now produces eggs, milk, drinks and ice cream. → Read More

More pedestrians dying locally and nationally

LANCASTER, Pa. - Nationwide, in 2016, nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed according to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association. It is 11% higher than 2015. Locally, in Lancaster County, there was also an increase. → Read More

Historic James Bell Tavern demolished

SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Bell Tavern, built in the 1780s, has been demolished. Some of the old stones have been saved and will be sold. In a statement the property owners, Triple Crown Corporation, said the Bell Tavern had to be taken down due to safety concerns. → Read More

Bus becomes mobile library in Lancaster County

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, Pa. - For four years, Tracy Musser has been a bus driver. She takes students to Central Manor Elementary School. This year she decided to turn a bus seat into a library for the kids. "They immediately were excited. → Read More

Suspicious death investigation in Lancaster County

PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State Police Troopers in Lancaster County are investigating a suspicious death. Police say they were called to 124 Pennsy Road in Providence Township, Lancaster County around 2:45 Wednesday morning. Inside the home they found the body of Hugo Hernandez Garcia,35. → Read More

Bus carrying 40 passengers touring Capitol caught in Harrisburg sinkhole

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A bus carrying 40 passengers was caught in a sinkhole Tuesday near the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Passengers were touring the Capitol. A portion of State St. was closed in order to allow a tow truck to remove it. Sinkhole is two tires wide and deep. → Read More

Nearly 100 cars towed in Lancaster during the snow storm

LANCASTER, Pa. - Parking along a snow emergency route during a storm in Lancaster city could cost you. Larry Cohen with the Lancaster Parking Authority says an emergency is called when the forecast calls for eight or more inches of snow. People are given time to move their cars into a garage. → Read More

Businesses in Lancaster stay open through the storm

LANCASTER, Pa. - The owner of Prince Street Cafe in Lancaster decided snow would not keep him from opening the cafe. "Prince Street Cafe is a meeting place and we have a lot of people that live in the city and walk around including myself and our other owner Crystal and we just wanted to be open so people had a place to go," said Kyle Sollenberger, Prince Street Cafe. → Read More

Truck drivers and PennDOT working to combat sex trafficking in Pennsylvania

LANCASTER, Pa. - According to researchers sex trafficking is a $32 billion industry a year worldwide. "It's a huge issue in Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster County is what we call a pass through state. → Read More

‘We are starting to see a need for certain dietary restrictions’ Changes coming to Lancaster food delivery service

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Meals on Wheels of Lancaster has been a service for 50 years. Half of the clients receive free meals through the Lancaster Area Agency on Aging and half pay $8 a day for meals. Each day around 700 meals are served. There are no meal options. → Read More

Ambulance Services in Pennsylvania ‘in crisis’

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Members of the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania say there is an EMS crisis in the state. Since 2004 there has not been an increase in medical reimbursement rates. → Read More

Taggers targeting buildings in Lancaster

LANCASTER,Pa.- On the Lancaster Science Factory building employees say someone spray painted the word "reload". "It spanned for about 15 - 20 feet," said Bob Herbert, Lancaster Science Factory. "It's not public art; it's a crime. It's costly to remove. It's a distraction. → Read More

Lancaster County officers go through cultural diversity training

MANHEIM, Pa. - In Lancaster County forty officers completed a two day course on dealing with cultural diversity. → Read More

Taking storm precautions in Lancaster County

EPHRATA, Pa. - With windy weather in the forecast employees at Key Aid Ace Hardware were not taking any chances. They brought in patio furniture, wind chimes and the lids to fire pits to be sure the things were damaged by wind. An insurance adjuster says Saturday's microburst caused over $3,000 in damages to merchandise and the building. Employees did not want a repeat. → Read More

Lancaster County students serve as unclaimed veteran’s pall bearers

LANCASTER, Pa. - November 8, Lawrence Kaufhold Jr. died at the age of 90. He was a World War II veteran that had no living family. To be sure the US Navy veteran had a proper burial, six students from Lancaster Catholic stepped in to serve as Kaufhold's pall bearers. → Read More

Twelve kids and eight adults homeless after Dauphin County Duplex Fire

HALIFAX, Pa. - Fire officials from the Halifax Fire Department say around 4:15pm Thursday they were called to the 300 block of Armstrong St. for a fire. Officials say the fire started when someone was grilling and the propane tank exploded. The fire quickly spread to three other houses. → Read More

Thirteen still homeless due to sinkhole in Lancaster County

EPHRATA, Pa. - A large sinkhole at the intersection of Pine St. and Park Ave. in Ephrata, Lancaster County continues to be worked on. The Ephrata Police chief says a lot of progress was made over the weekend however, on Thursday, work will have to stop for geotests to be completed. → Read More

Job opportunities for Lancaster County veterans

EAST HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. - The third annual Veterans Expo was held Tuesday at Spooky Nook Sports Complex. The event is designed to introduce veterans and potential employers. → Read More