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About: lancaster, pennsylvania

Lancaster is located about 34 miles southeast of Harrisburg, 70 miles west of Philadelphia, 55 miles north-northeast of Baltimore. Originally called Hickory Town, the city was renamed after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright. Its symbol, the red rose, is from the House of Lancaster. Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn's Woods Charter of William Penn, and was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734.

Population: 55351
Local Newspapers: Intelligencer Journal
Local Sports Teams: Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League baseball)
Local Colleges: Franklin & Marshall College

Zip Codes associated with lancaster, pennsylvania: 17601 17602 17603 17611
Towns/Cities near lancaster, pennsylvania : East Petersburg Mountville Columbia Millersville Willow Street Strasburg Paradise Leacock-Leola-Bareville Lititz Mt Joy

Lancaster News
Chimps are more likely to copy low status subordinates

Chimps DON'T follow the leader: Researchers find they are more likely to copy low status trendsetters than alpha males It's possible that in this case, chimps were keeping vigilant of potential threats from alpha males more than they were of their box-opening technique Low-status chimps are able to influence the behavior of their fellow chimps more than some alphas, research has found. They found that chimps in a group with a low-ranking female copied their technique significantly more than groups who were placed with an alpha male also using the same technique.

Ephrata leads Shadow A Student Challenge across area schools

Photo submitted by the Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Assistant Superintendent Rick Hornberger gets ready to take a "selfie" during the Shadow A Student Challenge recently.

Roots & Blues Festival in Lancaster this weekend

The Dukes of Destiny, a veteran blues and old school soul band from Philadelphia, is the only band out of 70-plus performing at this weekend's Roots & Blues Festival that sent us a press release, so their photo is in this week's Local E. The Dukes are just one of the dozens of artists performing in the big city south of Lititz. The long list of quality acts includes legends like David Bromberg and Billy Price, and local favorites like Steven Courtney and Vinegar Creek Constituency.

77-year-old woman scammed in puppy purchase

A 77-year-old Willow Street woman sent money to someone in Georgia selling a puppy, but never received her new pet, state police say. The woman sent $1,428 on Jan. 27 to an advertiser in Berlin, Ga., who was selling a red poodle puppy, state police in Lancaster said.

T&M Associates appoints shareholders, promotions

T&M Associates , a Middletown, New Jersey-based national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, has announced several staff promotions and the addition of five new company shareholders to bolster the continued growth of the company.

Man charged in September 2015 homicide in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa.-A man was charged Tuesday in the September 2015 shooting death of 21-year-old Rahdir Maxton in Lancaster city. Investigators found three cellphones in Maxton's possession when he died.

Lancaster man called a menace to societya set to serve up to 40 years in prison

LANCASTER, Pa.- A Lancaster man is set to serve up to 40 years in prison for stabbing a woman at least 15 times. Israel Polanco-Cano, 35, was convicted at trial last year of attempted murder and aggravated assault after the October 2, 2015 attack.

2 teens charged in stabbing deaths of 2 disabled men in their home

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Lancaster man in weekend fight charged with strangulation

A Lancaster man is jailed after he allegedly beat up and strangled another man during a fight over the weekend. East Lampeter Township Police responded on Saturday, February 18 to a fight in progress outside an apartment in the 2000 block of William Penn Way.

Rock band Styx will play TPAC on March 25

Tommy Shaw, from left, Chuck Panozzo, James "J.Y." Young and Ricky Phillips of the band Styx perform in concert at the American Music Theater on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Lancaster, Pa. Chuck Panozzo, from left, and James "J.Y." Young of the band Styx perform in concert at the American Music Theater on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Lancaster, Pa.

Live-in caretaker wanted for stealing $115,000 from client

Lancaster City Police have an arrest warrant for a caretaker accused of stealing $115,000 from a client. The warrant for Donald Blunt, 51, of Lancaster stems from an investigation of a theft of personal checks from a residence that began on February 14. According to investigators Blunt had been employed by the victim as a live-in caretaker.

Delaware man kills himself after shooting passing driver on Route 283

EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa.- A Delaware man and shot and killed himself after police believe he was involved in a shooting incident minutes earlier on a Manheim-area road. At about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Lancaster woman called 911 and reported that her husband was shot while he was driving on Route 283.

TV Q&a: The bare facts on Beth Behrs

Q: I think Beth Behrs of "2 Broke Girls" is a talented comedienne. Can you tell me more about her? A: Behrs, 31, was born in Lancaster, Pa., and grew up in Lynchburg, Va., says CBS.

Homicide probe opened after 2 men found dead in home

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Police charge two Lancaster men in Poplar street homicide

According to police, Juan Cristo-Munoz Jr, 19, and Joshua Michael Proper, 18 both of Lancaster are charged after breaking into a home on the 600 block of Poplar Street, Sunday morning and killing two residents inside. The victim's, Leroy Kinsey, 61, of Lancaster and Richard Walton, 62, also of Lancaster were found by officers when police arrived at the home just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning for reports of an active robbery.

Lancaster police continue investigation of four separate shooting incidents

No injuries were reported, Lancaster Bureau of Police said, at four Lancaster City incidents of shots fired. There is not enough evidence to prove the incidents are related at this time, police said, however, they said they are continuing their investigation into each incident.

White roses and thorns

ROSES: To York Tech for hiring a new equity coordinator to help the school embrace its diverse population: Carla Christopher. White roses and thorns ROSES: To York Tech for hiring a new equity coordinator to help the school embrace its diverse population: Carla Christopher.

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