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  • Dog owner sentenced to prison in fatal mauling (CA)

    10/03/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies ^ | 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.
  • School Divides Students Based On Race, Gender

    01/26/2011 7:58:58 PM PST · by Immerito · 26 replies ^ | January 25, 2011 | Unknown
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- The School District of Lancaster is defending a plan that groups students according to their race. In December, McCaskey East High School placed its junior class in different homerooms based on race and gender. Each class is led by a home room teacher of the same race and gender who serves as a role model.
  • Mayor Denounced For Saying Lancaster Is 'Growing a Christian Community'

    01/31/2010 4:51:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 860+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 31, 2010
    Mayor Denounced For Saying Lancaster Is 'Growing a Christian Community' January 31, 2010 Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris drew criticism from a leading Muslim group today after saying in his annual State of the City address that the high desert town was “growing a Christian community.” "We're growing a Christian community, and don't let anybody shy away from that,” Parris told the audience of ministers gathered for his address. “I need [Lancaster residents] standing up and saying we're a Christian community, and we're proud of that," the mayor said. The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic...
  • Pa. city blankets streets with security cameras - LANCASTER, Pa.

    09/09/2009 12:05:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 887+ views
    ajc. ^ | September 9, 2009 | PATRICK WALTERS
    LANCASTER, Pa. — Horses drawing buggies regularly clop down the roads approaching Lancaster, a peaceful city in the heart of Amish country that had only three murders last year and relatively low crime. But if the community sounds reminiscent of the past, it also has some distinctly modern technology: 165 surveillance cameras that will keep watch over thousands of residents around the clock. When it is complete, the surveillance system will be bigger than those in large cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston. And the fact that it will be monitored by ordinary citizens has raised privacy concerns
  • Homeless man bursts into flames after being Tasered by U.S. police

    08/25/2009 6:27:25 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 75 replies · 1,944+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 08/25/09 | Paul Thompson
    A homeless man caught fire after U.S. police shocked him with a Taser gun, it has been revealed. Daniel Wood, 31, was allegedly sniffing gas from an aerosol can as he ran through traffic when he was chased by two officers in Lancaster, Ohio. One officer caught Wood and got him on the ground, where Wood continued to resist, according to the police report. Another officer shouted a warning, then zapped Wood with the Taser, the report said. Wood immediately burst into flames that covered his torso. The officers were forced to drop their weapons and beat out the flames....
  • DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang

    04/14/2009 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1,075+ views
    US DOJ.GOV - DEA - News Release ^ | April 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang APR 09 -- (LOS ANGELES) – On April 8, 2009, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Landrum, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced the culmination of a 12-month investigation targeting the drug trafficking activities of the Lancas 13 street gang. The Lancas 13 street gang is responsible for distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana throughout the Lancaster and Palmdale areas, and as far away as Ohio. This joint investigation has resulted in 97 arrests,...
  • Lancaster to give car-buying incentives [more hard-won CA budget money 'at work']

    02/27/2009 3:44:04 PM PST · by lainie · 13 replies · 617+ views
    AV Press ^ | 2-26-2009
    LANCASTER - As city officials try to give a boost to local auto dealers' sales, people who buy new vehicles at the Lancaster Auto Mall can have their vehicle registration fee rebated by the city starting Sunday. Buyers will get gift cards usable at Lancaster stores equal to the state registration fee, which is about 1% of the vehicle's value: for example, about $280 for a $28,000 vehicle, city officials said. "No other city that I'm aware of is undertaking such a vehicle registration rebate program. The dealers are in complete support of this," said Jim Hawse, owner of Lancaster-based...
  • Pictured: The amazing tin can bomber made by British pilot in Great Escape POW camp

    01/07/2009 12:51:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 35 replies · 3,572+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 7, 2009 | David Wilkes
    Skillfully crafted from tin cans, matchsticks and off cuts, one can only imagine the satisfaction a prisoner of war derived from finishing this stunning model aircraft as he languished in Stalag Luft III. Constructed almost perfectly to scale, his detailed version of a Lancaster Bomber like the one he flew before his capture even bears what appears to be the skull and crossbones logo of RAF 100 Squadron, famous for its night-time raids.Little is known about its maker, other than that he was an airman named E Taylor.     The model was found during a clearance sale at house...
  • After Action Video, Sarah Palin in Lancaster, PA!

    10/18/2008 11:58:49 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 23 replies · 1,984+ views
    Me | 10.18.08 | WakeUpAndVote
    It's video from an OLD cam. But, hey, you are there. The last segement for the end is longer than 10 min so youtube will not post it. But, You get to see and hear the crowd coming in and 2/3rds of the event. I am sorry that the quality is low, but I only have so much to work with.
  • Sarah Palin After Action Report! Lancaster, PA. 10/18/08

    10/18/2008 10:41:41 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 147 replies · 5,813+ views
    Mc | 10.18.08 | WakeUpAndVote
    Major pics. I have video too, but I have NO WAY TO POST IT. HELP! Can anyone help me? Trig was there and she carried him out. Line was over four blocks before the doors opened.
  • I'm Seeing Sarah on Saturday. Who else is going?

    10/16/2008 12:16:06 PM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 51 replies · 1,797+ views
    Me | 10.16.08 | WakeUpAndVote
    Is there anyone else getting tickets? Wife is volunteering at York County RNC and she said it is a mad house! To get tickets, call any County RNC in the area. They will not last long!
  • Poker run to aid AV veteran who was injured in Baghdad

    10/15/2008 12:13:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
    LANCASTER - A fundraising poker run has been set for the Veterans Day weekend to help a local veteran who was catastrophically wounded when his M-1 Abrams tank was blown up in Baghdad. Jerral Hancock, 22, was trapped in the tank - which was hit by a powerful explosive - and paralyzed from the chest down, losing his arm and almost all mobility. The attack occurred on Memorial Day 2001, which was Hancock's 21st birthday. Registration for the Nov. 8 event starts at 8 a.m. in front of MGS Custom Motorcycles, 104 East Ave. K-4, just off Division Street. Riders...
  • With McCain, women make more

    09/16/2008 5:45:31 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 17 replies · 203+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 16, 2008 | Salena Zito
    The Sen. Barack Obama campaign is under performing with women, especially older white ones. So, it released a list of female surrogates that will be his force on issues that are important to those women voters -- like equal pay. There also will soon be an ad released that will hit Sen. John McCain on the touchy issue of equal pay. According to McCain-Palin spokesman Brian Rogers, that is a problem for Barack Obama, since he is the one that pays his females staffers less than the men. Rogers points to Senate Records showing that women working in Sen. Obama's...
  • How to win Pennsylvania

    09/13/2008 9:10:11 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 74 replies · 962+ views
    The intelligent question thrown out among strategists for both campaigns is, can John McCain really win Pennsylvania? Really win it, not pretend to go for it, as Republicans did in 2004, all the while closing the deal in Ohio when no one was looking. The last Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania was George H.W. Bush, in 1988 -- a win preceded by two Reagans but followed by two Clintons, a Gore and a Kerry. The Kerry win was narrower than the others, however.
  • 'In Cold Blood' ad against Jack Murtha

    09/13/2008 1:07:56 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 93 replies · 2,492+ views
    Rep. Jack Murtha’s (D-Johnstown) opponent in this year’s congressional race -- Lt. Col. William Russell, a decorated Iraq war veteran who was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 -- has just released an ad titled “In Cold Blood.” So far, it is one of the most powerful campaign spots to hit the airwaves in the down- ballot races this cycle in the Keystone State.
  • Random stories coming out of Pennsylvania

    09/13/2008 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 70 replies · 397+ views
    Perhaps finding out what really is going on in Pennsylvania is for me to look no further than my own backyard, literally.
  • Today's McCain-Palin Rally in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    09/09/2008 6:33:40 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 260 replies · 1,384+ views
    9 September, 2008 | joanie-f
    I have made no bones about the fact that the addition of Governor Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket this November has transformed me from a reluctant voter into an enthusiastic campaign volunteer. My son, Dan, and I attended the McCain-Palin rally which was held this afternoon at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Being very familiar with Franklin and Marshall, and knowing full well that it takes no more than a half hour to drive there from our home, we left home at 1:00 PM. The doors were scheduled to open at 1:30, and the rally was scheduled...
  • Pictured: Lancaster bomber in dramatic flypast to mark 65th anniversary of Dambusters raid (U.K.)

    05/16/2008 2:03:23 PM PDT · by Stoat · 61 replies · 2,743+ views
    Pictured: Lancaster bomber in dramatic flypast to mark 65th anniversary of Dambusters raidLast updated at 18:49pm on 16th May 2008  It is one of the most stirring images of the Second World War - a Lancaster bomber coming in terrifyingly low over a huge dam.  Today, the last surviving pilot of the epic Dambusters operation was present to witness a spectacular re-enactment as one of the bombers flew again above the Derwent Valley dam in Derbyshire to mark the 65th anniversary of the raid. Scroll down for more...Bombs away: The world's only flying Lancaster makes a low pass over...
  • Punished for Patriotism

    03/24/2008 1:32:23 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 34 replies · 608+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 24, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Punished for Patriotism by: Deborah Lambert, March 24, 2008 When Donald Miller of Lancaster, Pa. wore a patriotic t-shirt to school last year to support his uncle’s mission in Iraq, school officials told him to turn it inside out. When he refused, he received two days of detention, according to The reason? There was an image of a gun on the shirt, along with the words, “Volunteer Homeland Security.” On the back were the words “Special Issue – Resident – Lifetime license – United States Terrorist Hunting Permit." Now Donald's parents have filed a lawsuit, accusing the school district...
  • Obama adds a little more cow bell

    03/16/2008 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 32 replies · 1,453+ views
    tribune-review ^ | Salena Zito
    Obama adds a little more cowbell TRIBUNE-REVIEW BY Salena Zito Bristling at charges that, so far, Barack Obama is running a less-than-spectacular race in Pennsylvania, the candidate's chief political strategist told reporters this afternoon that the campaign was going all out to win the Keystone State. "We are gong to contest vigorously in Pennsylvania," David Axelrod said. "We're going to be running a full campaign."
  • Conservative Hannity will campaign for Santorum (Lancaster, PA this weekend, Sat. Oct. 28th)

    10/26/2006 4:08:24 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 35 replies · 1,345+ views
    Intelligencer Journal ^ | Thursday October 26th, 2006 | Dave Pidgeon
    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - Noted conservative commentator Sean Hannity will be in Lancaster Saturday to give U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum a boost less than two weeks before the election. Hannity and the two-term senator are scheduled to speak during the public rally starting at 7 p.m. in the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Manheim Township. Directions here:“We are thrilled to have him,” Santorum spokeswoman Virginia Davis said. “Sean Hannity and Sen. Santorum share a very strong commitment to the security of this country.” In his bid for a third term, Santorum faces Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey...
  • The uncomfortable truth about school shootings

    10/05/2006 9:42:48 AM PDT · by OH2Am · 21 replies · 974+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | October 4, 2006 | Ken Hanson
    In a remarkable moment of candor, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell today acknowledged that stronger gun laws could not have prevented the horrible shooting at the Amish school in Lancaster County. Rendell, a staunch gun control advocate, admitted, “I believe with all my heart that we need more gun control” during a live press conference. But he also acknowledged that tougher gun laws would not have prevented gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV from carrying out his deadly attack, noting, “You can make all the changes you want, but you can never stop a random act of violence by someone intent on...
  • To Send Condolences, or Make a Contribution, to the Amish Families in Lancaster County, PA

    10/04/2006 9:50:17 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 62 replies · 3,481+ views
    self | 5 October, 2006 | joanie-f
    My husband and I live in Lancaster County and have of course been following the news of the school house shooting tragedy over the past few days. Friends from around the country have been in contact with us, wanting to know where they can send letters of condolence and contributions to the families of the young victims. I originally had very mixed emotions about contributing to a fund to defray the families’ transportation and medical expenses. The Amish do not believe in insurance of any kind, so surely do not have the means to pay for what will no doubt...
  • Charges Dropped in Wis. Necrophilia Case

    09/16/2006 2:21:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 891+ views
    Comcast & AP ^ | September 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    LANCASTER, Wis. - A judge on Friday dismissed charges of attempted sexual assault against three men accused of trying to dig up a woman's body to have sex with the corpse, noting that Wisconsin has no law against necrophilia. The men still face lesser charges. Twins Nicholas and Alexander Grunke, 20, and Dustin Radke, 20, were arrested after an alleged attempt to dig up the body of a 20-year-old woman who was killed Aug. 27 in a motorcycle crash. Officials said a caller reported suspicious activity in the cemetery Sept. 2, and deputies found someone had dug down to her...
  • Democrats call for gun laws (PA)

    09/06/2006 1:47:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sep. 06, 2006 | Keith Herbert
    A mix of suburban and city state legislators gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse to urge new legislative action. A group of Democratic state legislators, led by State Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia, went to the heart of Republican Montgomery County yesterday to announce a new legislative initiative aimed at reducing gun violence. The legislators, a mix of state office holders from the suburbs and the city, were at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown to announce plans to submit a package of bills during a day-long special session of the House on crime scheduled for Sept. 26. Pointing to...
  • Pennsylvania Amber Alert-Lancaster City

    07/31/2006 8:26:16 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies · 458+ views
    Pennsylvania State Police | 31 July 2006 | Pennsylvania State Police
    BLUE 1995 HYUNDAI COUPE, PA REGISTRATION FVN5337, SUSPECT WHITE HISPANIC FEMALE, AGE 22, HEIGHT 5’5”, WEIGHT 140 LBS. WEARING A YELLOW HALTER TOP AND BLUE JEAN SHORTS, ABDUCTED CHILD WHITE HISPANIC MALE 4 YEARS OF AGE, BROWN HAIR AND WEARING BLUE SHIRT AND SHORTS. LAST SEEN ON 900 EAST KING STREET, LANCASTER, LANCASTER COUNTY. The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for Lancaster City Police Department, Lancaster County. Lancaster City Police Department Lancaster City Police Department is searching for Damian Rios, W-H/M Age 4, weight 40 pounds, approximately three (3) feet tall, brown hair, light complexion....
  • Lancaster [California] Costco first to go solar

    07/29/2006 3:34:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 309+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Saturday, July 29, 2006 | TINA FORDE Valley Press Business Editor
    When the Costco managers at the headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., decided it was time to embrace solar photovoltaic technology, they selected the Costco warehouse in Lancaster - from among their 480 warehouses worldwide - for the prototype project. At the completion of the project the last week of August, the Lancaster facility will be the site of one of the largest privately owned commercial photovoltaic systems in the United States, said the builders. According to Craig Peal, assistant vice president, when powered up, the system will reduce 44% of the building's peak electrical load on a peak day and "if...
  • Car trouble kept body count at 6

    05/29/2006 5:22:05 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 1 replies · 451+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/28/2006 | AP
    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man charged with killing six family members also attempted to travel to New York to kill his grandfather but was stopped by car trouble, prosecutors allege in a new count filed Friday.
  • Feeding frenzy

    04/15/2006 8:58:07 AM PDT · by Dan Evans · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Lancaster New Era ^ | Apr 14, 2006 | Jane Holahan
    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - When Dave Rupp, chief photographer at WGAL-TV, got to the office of Leola District Justice B. Denise Commins at about 9 a.m. Thursday, he was the only one there. But he knew very well the parking lot behind the office would be filling up as the morning progressed. TV crews from Lancaster, York, Reading and Harrisburg arrived, as did newspaper reporters and photographers. The Associated Press showed up. Todd Connor, a news anchor at Fox News Channel’s New York headquarters, was diverted from another story to report live. A number of Philadelphia news outlets were there...
  • 6 bodies found in Lancaster County house (Pennsylvania)

    04/13/2006 7:31:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazetet ^ | April 13, 2006
    LEOLA, Pa. -- Six bodies were recovered from a Lancaster County home, four of them wrapped in sheets and blankets in the basement, authorities said. Police yesterday announced they had discovered five bodies at the home, one of them with obvious head wounds. Lancaster County Coroner G. Gary Kirchner today said the number was actually six. Authorities found hair, blood and bone fragments upstairs, and a hammer was found in one of the bedrooms, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in the case. Investigators were speaking to a "person of interest" Thursday morning, East Lampeter Township police said in...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • MCLB XO inspects Lancaster JROTC unit

    03/16/2006 4:09:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Quentin Grogan
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (March 16, 2006) -- As the platoons form on an early Tuesday morning, a Marine lieutenant colonel stands up and walks towards the first platoon, time on deck is 9:30 a.m. The Marine comes to attention in front of the first member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps; the student salutes and continues on to say his rank and name. Then the Marine starts to drill the student with questions about basic military knowledge. "Who is the Secretary of Defense? What is your fifth general order?" said the inspecting Marine, Lt. Col. Danny...
  • Five males, one with gun, invade ER

    01/12/2006 11:18:51 AM PST · by vrwc0915 · 27 replies · 1,738+ views
    LANCASTER - Staff and patients at Antelope Valley Hospital got a scare Tuesday afternoon when five males - one of them armed with a gun - began searching the emergency room for an apparent target. The five "swarmed the emergency room" shortly before 5 p.m., hospital spokeswoman Jackie Weder said. "One had a pistol in his waistband, and they were searching for someone. They were looking at everybody in the ER," Weder said. Not finding the subject of their search, the group left, "but one of the five came back, and a nurse said, 'Can I help you?' and then...
  • [Deputy] Sniper ambush in Lancaster

    01/06/2006 3:09:35 PM PST · by lainie · 32 replies · 833+ views
    AV Press ^ | 1-6-06 | James Loughrie and Marissa Widdison
    LANCASTER - An apartment complex near Avenue K and Gadsden Avenue in Lancaster was cordoned off as deputies searched for a suspected sniper who is believed to have shot at three deputies Thursday night. A Lancaster Sheriff's Department team originally responded around 9 p.m. to a report of a shot fired that shattered a display window at the Lancaster Auto Mall's Suzuki Mazda dealership, in the 43000 block of Drivers Way. The dealership's employees called 911. Upon arriving, the trio of deputies sent onto the scene said there was no other evidence of any other shots fired. The rest of...
  • California - Columbine-Style Attack Exposed At Lancaster School

    12/16/2005 8:37:19 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 489+ views
    KCAL-TV (excerpt) ^ | December 16, 2005
    LANCASTER, Calif. Two teenage boys were arrested Friday for allegedly planning a "Columbine" type attack on Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster, according to police. An investigation began on Wednesday when a student contacted the vice principal and said two former classmates were planning a "Columbine-type assault" on the campus, according to the Lancaster Sheriff's Station. The suspects are both teenagers. One enrolled at Littlerock High School and was taken into custody. The other boy, who had a Gothic-type symbol carved into his arm, submitted to an interview with his probation officer nearby. [snip]
  • California Boy Convicted of Killing Teammate (Beat Other Teen to Death with a Baseball Bat)

    07/09/2005 4:40:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 56 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 7/09/2005 | AP
    LANCASTER, Calif. - A 13-year-old boy was convicted Friday of beating another teen to death with a baseball bat after his team lost its first game of the season. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Richard Naranjo found the teen guilty of second-degree murder in juvenile court. The boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, struck 15-year-old Jeremy Rourke in the knee and again in the head after an April 12 youth league game. Jeremy died later that night. The teen's sentencing was scheduled for July 28. His sentence could range from probation to imprisonment until...
  • Study ranks July 4 vacation bottlenecks

    06/30/2005 7:41:56 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 568+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/30/05 | Julie Vallese
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Americans taking to the roads during the July 4 holiday weekend are almost certain to encounter a traffic bottleneck somewhere, but the biggest is likely to be west of Portland, Oregon, the American Highway Users Alliance said Thursday. The road between Oregon's Willamette Valley, where Portland sits, and the Pacific coast is known for recreation, wineries and beauty. This weekend, it will also be known for slow traffic, the group said in a study titled "Are We There Yet?" Interstate 64 in the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia is second on the group's list of vacation bottlenecks,...
  • Stewart to be father again at 60

    06/01/2005 7:01:14 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 24 replies · 993+ views
    cnn online ^ | 6-1-05 | CNN
    Rod Stewart is to become a father, for the seventh time, at the age of 60. The rock star -- best known for songs like "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" -- has confirmed that he and his fiancee Penny Lancaster are expecting a child in early December. Stewart said he felt "blessed" and planned to marry Lancaster in spring 2006. However, the singer still needs to divorce his second wife, Rachel Hunter, who is seeking a share of his fortune. Rumors of the pregnancy circulated last week but the couple was reluctant to confirm it until Lancaster had safely passed...
  • 15-year-old facing murder charge - Teen received probation (3 mos ago)

    03/24/2005 3:22:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 608+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Thursday, March 24, 2005 | NICOLE JACOB
    LANCASTER - Three months after being sentenced to probation for attacking a group of young siblings at Jane Reynolds Park and choking one of them into unconsciousness, 15-year-old Barry Hawes is facing murder charges in the shooting death of a 50-year-old Lancaster man. The apparent escalation in violence has scared and angered the parents of the youngsters who were attacked at the park. Court authorities confirmed Wednesday that Hawes was one of three unnamed defendants - then 10, 14, and 17 - charged with felony assault for the Aug. 27 park attack. The assailants allegedly kicked, punched and choked a...
  • (President) Bush photo at farmers market causes row

    12/11/2004 2:54:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 3,028+ views
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Democratic city councilman is demanding that a baker remove photos of President Bush from his stand in Lancaster's farmers market, saying the city needs a "healing period" following the bitterly contested election. City Councilman Nelson Polite asked baker David Stoltzfus last month to remove the pictures. When Stoltzfus refused, Polite threatened to try to enact a city ordinance that would ban all political material from public places. "I just feel that since it was a close election and the city's so divided, that we should have a healing period," Polite told the New Era of...
  • Bush photos draw ire Lancaster official calls for removal

    12/09/2004 10:46:02 AM PST · by Daveinyork · 26 replies · 1,604+ views
    York Dispatch (PA) ^ | December 9, 2004 | JOHN M. SPIDALIERE
    Bush photos draw ire Lancaster official calls for removal By By JOHN M. SPIDALIERE Lancaster New Era Thursday, December 09, 2004 - David Stoltzfus says there's only one reason he would take down the photos of President George W. Bush he has displayed at his baked-goods stand in Lancaster's Central Market. Bush would have had to have lost the recent election. Instead, he beat Democratic challenger John Kerry to win a second term. "If it were Kerry that won, he'd be up there," says Stoltzfus, who operates the Upper Crust stand. Doesn't matter, says City Councilman Nelson Polite. "It should...
  • Flap erupts over photos of Bush at market stand (RAT demands it come down!)

    12/07/2004 10:07:49 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 189 replies · 6,769+ views ^ | 12/03/04 | John M. Spidaliere
    Flap erupts over photos of Bush at market stand Democrat City Councilman Nelson Polite says the photos are inappropriate in a public place. Others rally behind standholder. LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - David Stoltzfus says there’s only one reason he would take down the photos of President George W. Bush that he has displayed at his Central Market baked-goods stand. Bush would have had to have lost the recent election. Instead, he beat Democratic challenger John Kerry to win a second term. “If it were Kerry that won, he’d be up there,’’ says Stoltzfus, who operates the Upper Crust stand. Doesn’t...
  • Sour Grapes at Lancaster Market

    12/06/2004 3:48:18 PM PST · by irb · 35 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | Dec 03, 2004 | John M. Spidaliere
    David Stoltzfus says there’s only one reason he would take down the photos of President George W. Bush that he has displayed at his Central Market baked-goods stand. Bush would have had to have lost the recent election. Instead, he beat Democratic challenger John Kerry to win a second term. “If it were Kerry that won, he’d be up there,’’ says Stoltzfus, who operates the Upper Crust stand. Doesn’t matter, says City Councilman Nelson Polite. “It should come down. This is a public market.”
  • Looking for pictures taken of Rally stage in Lancaster, PA, today October 27th

    10/27/2004 7:46:28 PM PDT · by RepTazman · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Was anyone at BC04 Rally in PA today that got pics of stage? Had Stage seating and got great behind scene shots, would like some from front of stage showing us.