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Stories with place: Lancaster
  • Defense mulls 'diminished capacity' defense in dorm slaying 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:47 pm

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - A defense attorney says a man accused of having beaten and strangled his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory may present a "diminished capacity" defense.

  • Police shooting of driver found justified; lawyer disagrees 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Lancaster County's chief prosecutor said Friday that a police officer was justified in shooting an alleged drunken driver during a February chase in central Pennsylvania, but the driver's lawyer disputed the official version of what happened.

  • Judge vows appeal on ruling on her handling of traffic case 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 7:01 pm

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania district judge says she plans to appeal a Common Pleas judge's ruling that she erred in her handling of a traffic case.

  • 3 injured in hot air balloon accident in Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 3:40 pm

    NEW HOLLAND, Pennsylvania - A deflating hot air balloon struck overhead electrical wires after landing in a Pennsylvania field, shocking three people including one who was given CPR by a bystander, authorities said Sunday.

  • Police seek couple in McDonald's shooting in Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 7:40 am

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Police are trying to find a man and woman captured on surveillance video of a shooting at a McDonald's in central Pennsylvania.

  • Lancaster family ripped apart by greed, murder 30 years ago 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 9:30 am

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Here's what has stuck with them for 30 years, since the day that Steven Benson blew up his family in a Chevy Suburban in the driveway of their Florida home, in a greedy attempt to inherit a $10 million Lancaster tobacco company fortune: