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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On April 5th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 5th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On April 4th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 4th.

Fugitive in custody, wanted by CPD

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Fugitive Yomero Jean-Giles was taken into custody by federal marshal Friday in Shippensburg. He was wanted by Chambersburg police in connection with a shooting incident during a riot last November.

Trooper Kelly Smith answers questions about PSP enforcement efforts

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Trooper Kelly Smith answers some questions about the role of state police in enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s Coronavirus emergency orders, and other subjects in this open letter to the community.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history on April 3rd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 3rd.

Unemployment scams target the vulnerable

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Scammers are taking advantage of the historic rise in unemployment by using fake unemployment-filing websites

Police log: Missing children, thefts,

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Area police stay busy, even when people are ordered to stay home. While crime is still on the forefront of their work, not all the news is bad. Chambersburg police had smiles this week and a word of thanks to businesses who showed up on their doorsteps with supplies of things like hand sanitizer to help keep the first responders safe.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history on April 2nd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 2nd.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history April 1st

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 1st.

John William Ringer 1928~2020

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Mr. Ringer’s wishes were to be donated to Humanity Gifts Registry. Online condolences may be made at KelsoCorneliusFH.com.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 31st

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 31st.

One new COVID-19 case reported in Franklin County

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Across the state, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties. One of those is in Franklin County and two are in Cumberland County.

OP-ED: In the midst of health crisis, is the cure worse...

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In the end, we want our Governor to lead and make decisions that are in the best interest of our state, not in the best interests of his wallet or dubious political agenda.

Obituary: Sharon Elaine Jackson 1950~2020

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In deference to the current health crisis, funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. At a later date there will be a Celebration of Her Life service.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 30th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 30th.

Fire and police log: Child injured, shots fired, crashes

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A child was airlifted to a severe trauma center Sunday following a pedestrian accident in downtown Chambersburg.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 29th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 29th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 28th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 28th.

Driver License, ID card, vehicle registration deadlines extended

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PennDOT just made life easier for Pennsylvania residents facing deadlines to renew many official documents.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 25th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 25th.

Police log: Fights, hit and runs, burglary, thefts and noise

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Chambersburg police are looking for a group of men involved in a fight on West Washington and South Main Street Wednesday

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 27th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 27th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 26th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 26th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 24th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 24th.

Police Log: Assaults, Thefts, DUIs and Other Crimes

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In the middle of concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and orders from authorities to stay at home until it abates, people continue to get out and break the law.

State, Local Police Assist in Enforcement of Business Closures

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Pennsylvania State Police start enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order, according to PSP Commissioner Col. Robert Evanchick.

Pennsylvania State Police Warns Against Coronavirus Scams

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) reminds Pennsylvania residents to remain vigilant against scams attempting to take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 23rd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 23rd.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 22nd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 22nd.

Police Log: Assault, Stalking, Arrests, DUIs, Hit and Runs

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Area police taped busy at week investigating a variety of crimes, from assaults and stalking to criminal mischief and hit and run investigations.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc Offers Tips to Stay Safe, Support Business

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Chambersburg's downtown merchants are reaching out to the community to reassure area residents that they are doing all they can to keep the larger community safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 21st

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 21st.

Police and Fire Log: Counterfeit Currency, Armed Robbery, Drugs and Warrants

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Police and fire first responders are always there to serve and protect. But in these uncertain times with a Coronavirus pandemic running rampant across the country, they ask that people with emergencies call 911.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 20th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 14th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 19th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 19th.

Police log: Theft, Assault, Lost Diamond Bracelet

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Today’s police log has the usual thefts, assaults and other crimes, plus one not-so-common item — a BOLO for a diamond bracelet lost downtown earlier this month.

March 18 COVID-19 Related Cancellations and Closures

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Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 18. Also included are events with altered hours and/or rules for participation

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On March 18th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 18th.

Police Log: Domestic Violence, Vandalism, Theft

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Chambersburg police have been investigating a variety of crimes including an assault case, some vandalism, and theft.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 17th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 17th.

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COVID-19 numbers rose sharply again

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Locally, Franklin County saw 30 cases Sunday, up four from Friday. Two cases were reported Saturday and another two Sunday. Adams County cases rose to 22, up three over Friday’s figures.