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E-Town Man Charged With Hotel Arson in Lancaster

Philip Malin Key A Lancaster Marriott employee lit a napkin on fire to set off sprinklers in a bathroom, causing $300,000 damage, according to city police, who charged him with arson. According to police, Philip Malin Key, 27, of Elizabethtown, set the small fire Tuesday, Nov. 12, in a bathroom near The Exchange restaurant. Water […]

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Man Gets 8-20 Years for Elizabethtown Man’s Fatal Overdose

A heroin dealer from Lancaster City was recently sentenced to state prison for terms for providing fentanyllaced heroin that caused the overdose deaths of an Elizabethtown man. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday, Sept. 13, that Erick Salome-Chevere, 28, will serve 8 to 20 years in prison, in accordance with a plea […]

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Tractor-Trailer, at Least Eight Other Vehicles Crash on 283

A tractor-trailer and eight or nine other vehicles crashed on Route 283 in Mount Joy Township, causing multiple injuries, a Lancaster County-Wide Communications supervisor said. The collision happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, near Cloverleaf Road, the supervisor said. Westbound lanes remained closed for hours until reopening in the afternoon. Two people were taken […]

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Mount Joy Police Settle Lawsuit for $20,000

By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer Mount Joy police have paid $20,000 to a man who said an officer verbally and physically harassed him in 2017 at a borough convenience store. Police did not admit liability in the settlement, according to documents LNP received through the Right-to-Know Act. The case was filed in February against […]

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State Police Fire Marshal Investigates After Blaze Destroys West Donegal Home

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in West Donegal Township. The fire was reported the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 11, at a home on Locust Drive. The Elizabethtown Fire Department and its mutual aid companies were dispatched and found the fire had vented […]

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Regional Police to Host National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police Department is hosting a local observance of National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6., on the grounds of the West Donegal Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The local observance culminates with a fireworks display. Other attractions include fire trucks, police cars, […]

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Marietta Fundraiser to Help Policeman Recover From Crash

A Columbia police officer who is unable to work after suffering serious injuries in a traffic crash while commuting is getting help from a fundraiser in Marietta. On June 6, Officer Daniel Castellanos-Mendez was in a traumatic accident on his way to work. He has been hospitalized since the accident with severe injuries. Castellanos-Mendez has […]

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Police Say Elizabethtown Man Caught With Meth, $3K in Cash

Matthew H. Meckley   An Elizabethtown man has been charged with drug offenses after police said they found methamphetamine and $3,000 during a traffic stop in Warwick Township. Matthew H. Meckley, 40, was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver, four counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, one count of possessing an instrument […]

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