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  • Secret Nazi aerial photos showing the devastation delivered by Britain's famous WWII Dam Busters

    04/21/2017 4:24:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/21/2017 | Katie French
    Photographs described by experts as 'extremely rare' which show the damage wreaked by the famous Dam Busters in World War II are to be auctioned next week. The aerial shots taken by German Intelligence depict the Möhne and Edersee Dams before the raid and after they were breached by the ingenious bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley. Operation Chastise, as the famous raid was officially known, was an attack on major dams in Germany's industrial heartland carried out on 16-17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force's renowned 617 Squadron, based at Scampton,...
  • Immigrants win right to attend Lancaster public high school

    03/29/2017 8:49:11 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/29/2017 | Michael Matza
    Refugee children in Lancaster can choose to attend the city’s main public high school instead of the privately run alternative academy to which the school district had funneled them, according to the settlement of a nine-month legal announced Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. The agreement, approved by the Lancaster School Board on Tuesday night, opens the way for newly arrived 17-to-20-year-old immigrant students with little or no English fluency to attend a newcomer program at J.P. McCaskey High School, and restricts the district from outplacing them to the for-profit Phoenix Academy, which plaintiffs in a federal...
  • Are these Pennsylvania Christians wearing hijabs in solidarity with sharia-promoting Muslims?

    02/07/2017 7:10:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ed Straker
    According to the New York Times, the Church World Service wants Muslim immigrants from the Middle East to feel welcome.  And they seem to think: what better way to make them feel welcome than to put on a hijab and head over to the local mosque for feminist fun and adventure! These ladies, who likely hate Donald Trump for being "sexist," think nothing of wrapping themselves up in an outfit closely associated with some of the worst sharia law has to offer women – the subservience, the second class citizenship, the beatings, the clitorectomies, the sex slavery, and so...
  • Good Samaritan offers man a ride, winds up 'getaway driver' in Columbia bank heist

    02/05/2017 10:53:31 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Jennifer Todd
    A good Samaritan was an unwitting getaway driver in a bank robbery after offering a ride home to a man he met in a Columbia tavern Monday. Greg Kreiser said he was just trying to help out the man when he expressed hesitation about driving after having a few drinks, and didn’t mind as the man asked if they could make a few stops on the way.
  • L.A. County sheriff's sergeant killed in Lancaster shooting; suspected gunman in custody

    10/05/2016 5:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2016 | Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna
    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster, authorities said. The sergeant killed was Steve Owen, a 29-year department veteran, according to sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler. “This has been a very dark day for the Sheriff’s Department,” Capt. Steve Katz said. “We are all suffering right now.” From the archives: L.A. Times reporter rides along with Sgt. Steve Owen last year » The shooting occurred as Owen and his partner responded to a 911 call about 12:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a burglary...
  • Search continues for shooter in Columbia (Pennsylvania)

    07/29/2016 5:19:07 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    WGAL News Channel 8 ^ | July 29 | Staff
    COLUMBIA, Pa. —A police incident is happening now in Columbia, Lancaster County. Police are looking for a shooter. ... Police on the scene confirm to News 8 an "active shooter" shot at police cars and people between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Since that time, police have not heard any shots. Police said the shooter was mobile, either on foot or in a vehicle.
  • Long-lost Roman roads discovered on flood maps: Hi-tech Lidar data...

    01/12/2016 10:42:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Aerial flood maps of Britain are revealing more than just at-risk regions - they have also led to the discovery of several Roman roads. Amateur archaeologists have been able to use the flood-mapping technology to trace the paths of Roman roads which have remained buried under the land for some 1,600 years. The aerial flood maps were created by aircraft equipped with laser scanners which measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground. Using light detection and ranging (Lidar) technology, the Environment Agency was able to detect the areas of Britain which are most at risk of flooding. The...
  • 5 charged in group of fights, stabbing at Lancaster mall (Pennsylvania)

    12/22/2015 7:46:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    ABC 27 ^ | December 22, 2015 | Luis Cruz
    LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Charges have been filed against five people, including three teens, in connection to a group of fights that escalated into a stabbing over the weekend at the Park City Mall. Police say the violence resulted in a 14-year-old girl’s face being slashed, a 20-year-old man cut in the chest, and a 15-year-old girl’s wrist split.
  • Ted Cruz Announces Endorsement of Key Baptist Leader

    11/02/2015 2:56:37 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/30/15
    Dr. Paul Chappell personally supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the personal endorsement of Dr. Paul Chappell, a nationally recognized leader of independent Baptist Christians."I am humbled and grateful to have the support of Dr. Chappell," said Cruz. "All across the country, people of faith are waking up to realize that their values are not being represented in Washington. I am encouraged by Dr. Chappell's leadership in getting Christians to understand that they must get involved."Cruz went on to point out that if even a fraction of evangelicals who routinely don't vote were to...
  • Defense Department balloon[spy blimp] drifted, unmanned and untethered, over Lancaster County,Pa.

    10/28/2015 11:20:08 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 10-28-2015 | Tom Knapp
    October 28, 2015Defense Department balloon drifted, unmanned and untethered, over Lancaster County by Tom Knapp A Defense Department balloon — unmanned, untethered and carrying a missile detection system — drifted harmlessly across the skies of Lancaster County early Wednesday afternoon. Dragging a 5,000-foot-long chain, the blimp-like balloon broke free from its base at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and headed north. “At 12:26 p.m., we were notified that it was over Lancaster County, drifting northwards,” Randy Gockley, director of the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency, said. “At 12:57, the military aircraft following it confirmed that it was near Reading,” he...
  • 7,377 Built, Two left flying...The Lancaster Bomber

    05/01/2015 11:27:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 31 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 01/21/15 | CWHMuseum
    It has been 50 years since two Avro Lancaster bombers flew side by side. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster, VeRA, flew from Hamilton, Ontario to meet her British counterpart, Thumper—the only other surviving flight worthy Lancaster bomber in the world—the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's (BBMF) Lancaster in England. Suddenly SeeMore...Productions Inc's specialty is reality adventure television and the people who make it. REUNION OF GIANTS documents this historic mission as it unfolds, through the eyes of the flight crews, veterans, friends and family—all part of the bombers’ history, including this new chapter as VeRA crosses the...
  • Avro Lancaster KB882; Coming in From the Cold?

    03/18/2015 7:24:56 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    War History Online ^ | March 7, 2015
    Last year, there was a brief stir concerning the plight of a rare combat veteran Avro Lancaster on outdoor display at Madawaska Municipal Airport in the Canadian city of Edmunston, New Brunswick. The city has owned Lancaster Mk.10P KB882 since her RCAF retirement in 1964. The LancasterÂ’s condition has deteriorated significantly after decades sitting outdoors, and a time of reckoning has arrived. While a small band of dedicated volunteers has done their best to preserve and maintain the old bomber, they do not have the resources to ensure her long term survival without a massive infusion of cash and expertise...
  • Pennsylvania Township puts up Pro-gun Signs

    02/09/2015 4:23:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has put up signs proudly announcing that it is not a gun free zone. Conoy Township had put up four signs and was planning on putting up 10 more. From wgal.com: Township officials said the signs are meant to deter crime. Police in the township aren't taking a position on the signs themselves, but say they're for anything that deters crime. Comments at the facebook page are overwhelmingly approving of the measure. Here are a few: Carol White I am a resident and I don't mind at all that money was used for...
  • Dog owner sentenced to prison in fatal mauling (CA)

    10/03/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Philly.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | BRIAN MELLEY, The Associated Press
    LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A pit bull owner convicted of second-degree murder after his dogs fatally mauled a woman was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, was convicted last month in the death of Pamela Devitt. The 63-year-old retiree was taking a morning stroll in the high desert town of Littlerock when four of Jackson's dogs leaped over a fence and attacked her in the street. She was alone, didn't have a phone and no one was nearby. By the time help arrived, she had been bitten 150 to 200 times from head...
  • On first day of Common Core testing, some NY students sit it out

    04/01/2014 7:51:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    While her son’s fourth-grade classmates were taking the nation's first round of tests under the controversial Common Core program, Heidi Indelecato decided to teach her son a lesson in civil disobedience. “We respectfully refuse to participate in the test,” said Indelecato, whose son Benjamin attends school in Lancaster, N.Y., which on Tuesday became the first state to administer testing under the Common Core State Standards Initiative. So while other kids sat poised with their No. 2 pencils above Scantron sheets, Benjamin studied with his mother, who documented the occasion with a picture of the pair wearing T-shirts that read: “Keep...
  • Witches Cleared in Re-Trial 400 Years Late

    03/29/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    It took more than 400 years, but the infamous Lancashire Witches have finally got justice. The city of Lancaster, where 12 were convicted and 10 of them hanged in 1612, corrected one of history’s most celebrated miscarriages of justice with a re-trial in a busy shopping centre. Panels of jurors invited to sit in judgement on the case through the day returned a not guilty verdict. The “witches” of Pendle, including rival matriarchs Demdike and Chattox, were fitted up. A bit late, maybe. But at least the poor souls who were rounded up around Pendle Hill and subjected to a...
  • Amish Buggy Horse Killed In Drive-by Shooting In Pennsylvania

    11/26/2013 5:22:59 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 22 replies
    Yahoo News Canada ^ | Nov.26, 2013 | n/a
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A horse pulling a buggy with an Amish family aboard in rural Pennsylvania was struck by a bullet fired from a moving car and later died, police said on Tuesday. No people were injured in the drive-by shooting, which occurred on Sunday in the village of Ronks in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish country, said Lieutenant Robin Weaver of the East Lampeter Township Police Department. The buggy was about a mile from home when the two adults and three children aboard heard a loud crack, police said. {snip} The family continued home, where they realized the...
  • Pennsylvania teens chase down kidnapper's car on their BIKES and save five-year-old girl

    07/12/2013 9:47:25 PM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12 July 2013 | Alex Greig
    Two Pennsylvania teens are being hailed as heroes after they chased down a man in a car who had snatched a five-year-old girl from her grandmother's front yard - on their bikes. Jocelyn Rojas, five, was missing for two hours yesterday when Temar Boggs and a friend saw the child in a car near Lancaster Township and gave chase. After Boggs, 15, and his friend had been tailing the vehicle for 15 minutes, the driver let the little girl out of the car and sped off.
  • Dambusters flypast and ceremony on raid's 70th anniversary

    05/17/2013 10:35:46 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th May 2013 | BBC News
    'Two of the surviving Dambuster airmen have attended a ceremony after a flypast to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II raid on German dams. Hundreds of onlookers gathered as a Lancaster bomber flew over Derwent reservoir - one of the practice sites used ahead of the top-secret mission. More than a third of the men never returned from the raids, when they had to fly just 60ft above ground. RAF Scampton later hosted a sunset service. The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and 617 Squadron flew over the dam in Derbyshire's Hope Valley on Thursday lunchtime....
  • Live: Newt Gingrich Lancaster, Pa. Dinner (8:30PM)

    04/17/2012 5:31:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 50 replies
    The first half of the program has ended. Dinner is now being served to attendees. Stay tuned for more coming up around 8:15, with Newt Gingrich taking the stage around 8:30.