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  • Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies of apparent suicide

    LOS ANGELES — Chester Bennington, a singer with the band Linkin Park, has died of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ. The celebrity gossip site reports that Los Angeles County police say the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates. His body was discovered before 9 a.m. Bennington was married, and the father of six children by two wives. His band mate, Mike Shinoda, confirmed Bennington’s death in a tweet. Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. […]

  • Two Mechanicsburg men — one a Lower Dauphin HS teacher — charged with unlawful contact with a minor

    UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP — Two Mechanicsburg men — one a Lower Dauphin High School English teacher — were arrested for having unlawful contact with a minor, according to Upper Allen police. James Kalos, 36, and Paul Whitten, 48, both of the first block of Second Street, had inappropriate contact with a child acquaintance under the age of 18, police say. A police investigation determined that Kalos sent the child explicit sexual photographs, and both Whitten and Kalos solicited photos of […]

  • Lebanon man arrested for alleged heroin deal

    LEBANON — A 24-year-old Lebanon man was arrested as part of a Lebanon County Drug Task Force enforcement effort on Wednesday. According to a police press release, Victor Omar Roman, 24, of the 700 block of Willow Street, was observed making a suspected drug transaction with two individuals on the 400 block of Gannon Street. The unnamed subjects were contacted by police, and found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and admitted they had purchased eight bags […]

  • No new trial for Lancaster inmate convicted of 2011 robbery and extortion plot

    LANCASTER — An inmate serving a 23- to 46-year prison term for a 2011 extortion-robbery plot will not get a new trial after a state appeals court ruling, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Chapel Thompson, 32, was convicted in 2013 of robbery, kidnapping and other related charges regarding the extortion of a Lancaster barbershop owner. Thompson’s co-defendant, Aaron Robinson, is serving a 36- to 72-year prison term. Thompson recently requested a new trial, arguing that his trial […]

  • Macy’s loss prevention officer arrested for allegedly failing to disclose he had removed a handgun during stop

    HARRISBURG — A Macy’s loss prevention officer was arrested after failing to disclose that he had removed a firearm after conducting a stop on two juveniles at the Harrisburg Mall, according to Lower Swatara Township police. Brandon Jovan Osswald, 20, was charged with receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and obstructing administration of law or governmental function, police said. The incident occurred on Tuesday. Osswald, a loss prevention officer, conducted a stop of two juveniles and removed […]

  • Windsor Township woman found guilty of supplying alcohol to minors that died in 2015 crash

    YORK — A Windsor Township woman who, along with her husband, was accused of supplying alcohol to a group of minors prior to a crash that claimed two lives was found guilty of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors by a York County jury Thursday, the York County District Attorney’s Office confirmed. Jodie Tierney, 45, and her husband, Stephen, 45, were accused of buying alcohol for a group of teens that were partying at their home on June […]

  • York man arrested for DUI twice in a 2-hour span

    YORK COUNTY — A 35-year-old York man was stopped twice for DUI during a two-hour span, according to Southwest Regional Police. Rodney Lee Lehr III was stopped by police on Route 116 in the area of Colonial Valley Road in North Codorus Township Saturday at 2:45 a.m., police say. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. He was taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing, He was released to a a friend that signed a […]

  • Carlisle man accused of trying to steal $400 worth of items at Giant self-checkout aisle

    CARLISLE — A Giant supermarket customer was arrested by Carlisle police Tuesday after allegedly trying to steal more than $400 worth of groceries in the self-checkout aisle. Police say Stephen Matrise, 27, of the 400 block of Pitt Street, was observed pushing a cart full of merchandise into the self-checkout aisle by Giant store detectives. He allegedly scanned and paid for $43.13 worth of merchandise in the cart, but was found to have $403.27 in additional items that were not […]

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    Annville police warns residents of possible IRS phone scam

    ANNVILLE, Lebanon County — Annville Township police received multiple complaints Thursday about residents getting phone calls from people claiming to be IRS agents. The caller claims residents will be arrested if they do not pay taxes immediately. The calls are scams, police say. They advise anyone receiving similar calls to immediately hang up and provide no information. Police remind residents that the IRS will never: Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes […]