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BREAKINGNEWS
December 23, 2012
One teenager died and another teenager was in critical condition after a single-vehicle accident Saturday night in downtown Chambersburg, Chambersburg Police Department Chief David Arnold said Sunday. Jorge Adrian Navarro, 17, of 455 Madison Ave. in Chambersburg, was pronounced dead at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a news release from Chambersburg police. A 13-year-old passenger was airlifted to Hershey Medical Center, where the teen was in critical condition with head and leg trauma, according to the news release sent Sunday afternoon.
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NEWS
May 16, 2013
A Chambersburg man has claimed a $1 million Powerball ticket from the May 11 drawing, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. Robert Knotts claimed the ticket that was sold at Sheetz at 900 Wayne Ave. in Chambersburg, a lottery department spokeswoman said Thursday. She said Knotts declined to be interviewd about his experience. Knotts' ticket was one of two from Pennsylvania that matched all five white balls (6-13-19-23-43) that day. The tickets did not match the red Powerball, which was 16. The combination meant each ticket had a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Superstorm Sandy isn't going to spoil Halloween for some Tri-State area children, after all. Officials in Hagerstown and in Chambersburg, Pa., announced that trick-or-treating in those communities will be held as scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Hagerstown residents are reminded to invite children in costume by turning on their porch lights, a news release from city spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children when they go door to door and make sure they cross at intersections.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has announced his candidacy for mayor of Chambersburg. Darren Brown, 32, said he wants to review police operations to ensure the most efficient use of tax money, ensure transparency for government operations, and establish and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Chambersburg's mayor oversees its borough police department. That position is just one of many that will appear on ballots in the May 21 primary election and Nov. 5 municipal election.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2012
A newly hired assistant emergency services chief in the Borough of Chambersburg will be continuing his passion for firefighting, while returning to his Pennsylvania roots. Howard “Butch” Leonhard, a Middletown, Pa., native, said his interest in fire service started at a young age. “I grew up right across the street from one of the fire stations in Middletown. In fact, it was the station where my dad was a volunteer,” he said. Leonhard, 50, said moving to Chambersburg will put him closer to family.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
 Entries for the Let's Eat Photo Contest are accepted through Saturday, Aug. 10, at L.A. Cameras, 1019 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg.  The subject of the contest is food. Submit an 8-inch-by-10-inch photo at L.A. Cameras or online at www.lacameras.com. More details are available on the L.A. Cameras blog at http://bit.ly/1avilJr. Winner will win at $50 gift certificate to E.J.'s Grill. Winner will be announced Monday, Aug. 19, at L.A. Cameras. Must be 18 years old or older to enter. For more information, contact Dallas Coble at 717-263-0043 or digital@lacameras.com .
NEWS
May 16, 2013
The Borough of Chambersburg and an area business have been awarded state funding to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert existing vehicles to natural gas. The Borough of Chambersburg, along with project partners IESI Corp. and the Borough of Shippensburg, will receive $472,500 for the purchase or retrofit of 19 vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas. The vehicles include refuse and recycling trucks, a utility bucket truck, and an ambulance, according to a news release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
The actions of two quick-thinking Dollar Tree patrons aided police in arresting a Franklin County man charged in robberies at the Dollar Tree and two other local businesses. Timothy Dean Robinson, 53, of Broad Street in Chambersburg has been charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking in the following incidents: • The Dollar Tree on Monday. • 5 Below on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg on Monday. • The Rite Aid at 415 E. Queen St. in Chambersburg on July 19, according to police.
NEWS
August 1, 2012
A heavily traveled bridge in Chambersburg will be closed for several months starting Aug. 13. The Pa. 316 (Wayne Avenue) bridge near Nitterhouse Concrete will be rehabilitated under a $1.86 million Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract, according to a PennDOT news release. The bridge will be closed until February 2013, the news release stated. Traffic will be detoured using U.S. 11 and Orchard Drive at first, then the detour will use Garfield and Fourth streets.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
The man charged in the shooting death of a Chambersburg teenager was arraigned in Franklin County this week, Chambersburg police said. Steffawn Spriggs, 23, is accused in the slaying of 18-year-old Calvin Warren James Beam last month. Spriggs, of no fixed address, was charged with first-degree murder, recklessly endangering another person, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and persons not to possess, use, control or transfer a firearm. Chambersburg police said Spriggs was arraigned via video arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz on Tuesday.
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