• ER20151209_AkronPipeBomb
    Pipe bomb explodes in Akron, damaging apartment

    Local and federal law enforcement officials are trying to find out who set off a pipe bomb near an apartment building in Akron, sending shrapnel flying through one of the occupied units. “There is no doubt that...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • DUMPSTER
    Trashing the System; Trash Hauler Cited for Early Pick-ups

    Trash hauler fined for early morning pick-ups Ephrata Police have cited Joseph A. Colon of Columbia, for violating an Ephrata Borough ordinance for early. Police cited him for collecting trash at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday  Dec. 1....

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • Cocalico area police log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: WARRANT: Police stopped a vehicle driven by James Becker, 31, Wernersville, for a traffic violation in the 2100 block of North Reading Road Nov. 18. After offering a fictitious...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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  • Investigation continues into fatal accident on Woodcrest Avenue

    A Lititz woman struck by a vehicle Monday evening while walking her dog in Lititz died early Tuesday morning. Karen D. Grover, 55, died after receiving life-saving efforts, including CPR administered by emergency responders at the scene...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Eohrata Shield
    Ephrata Cops in Pursuit of a Cure

    The Ephrata Police Department is in pursuit and asking for the community’s help as they chase after a cure for breast cancer throughout the month of October. Cops in Pursuit of a Cure is a fundraiser started...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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  • A grainy image of the suspected bank robber at ENB in Ephrata.
    Second ENB Bank Robbery in 4 Months

    Police continue to search for a man who pulled off a daring mid-day bank robbery in downtown Ephrata last Thursday. The man entered a small walk-up area at the Ephrata National Bank branch drive-thru at 42 E....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Officer Martinez with Puppies
    Habitual dog hoarding in Rothsville

    Dog law officers responded last week for the third time to a property owned by serial dog hoarder Barbara E. Dienner. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s action in seizing 19 dogs March 27 from Dienner’s property on the 800...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Berks blast kills CHS grad

    A boiler explosion that killed a 27-year-old Ephrata man Friday at a Berks County firm was accidental, but the exact cause is still under investigation, officials said Monday. Jacob John Lopez, a father of two young sons...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Kmart burglary arrest made

    An arrest has been made regarding two burglaries that occurred at Kmart in Ephrata Township. Timothy J. Schittler, 23, and from the 500 block of North Plum Street in Lancaster City, is charged with two counts of...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata Township crash injures five

    A three-vehicle accident in Ephrata Township injured five people Monday night, according to police. Frieda Schmidt, public relations manager at Lancaster General Health, said Tuesday that Reuben Weaver III, 62, of Ephrata was in critical condition and...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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