January 15, 2019

State Police investigate after One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Buchanan Trail West and Little Cove Road in Peters Township. The crash was reported around lunchtime on Monday and involved a sedan and a tractor-trailer.

Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meet for a work session tonight.  Main Street Hagerstown would be proposing an Adopt A Block program. It would operate like a highway litter patrol program.  Hagerstown City communications Manager Wes Decker spells it out here…

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When state lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday, a record number of women will be among them – 51 in the state House and 12 in the Senate.  Among the dozen women in the state Senate, there are six Democrats and six Republicans. Among the 51 women in the state House, there are 29 Democrats and 22 Republicans.

 

PA State legislature convenes today. Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor-elect John Fetterman will be sworn-in today. Fetterman at ten, Wolf at NOON.  An open house at the Governor’s Residence is open to the public from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Wolf will be serving his second term as Pennsylvania’s Governor, while Fetterman will be serving his first term as Lieutenant Governor.  The incumbent Wolf defeated Republican opponent Scott Wagner by a 17 percent margin in November.

One of eleven defendants charged with killing three people, including an undercover officer in 2016, made their first court appearance Monday. Kevin Coles and 10 others were indicted for the June 25, 2016 killings of Philip Jackson, Wendy Chaney, and Brandon Cole at Jackson’s Farm in Mercersburg.

You’ll soon find robots working in GIANT food stores.  The Carlisle-based company says “Marty” will work alongside his human co-workers.   The gray robot will roam the stores looking for hazards like spilled liquids or broken bottles.  GIANT hopes to have Martys in all its stores by the middle of the year.

The Largest Ice festival in Pennsylvania, Icefest 19,  comes to downtown Chambersburg January 31st – February 3rd.  Ice sculptures, a chili cook off, the snowfall ball are just around the corner – visit icefest PA .com

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold its State of the County address on Feb. 5 and five town hall meetings during first half of the year. The First town hall is today in Funkstown.

 

State police are warning residents of potential scams taking advantage of the partial shutdown of the federal government.  The scams could appear as email solicitations, email links or attachments, phone solicitations or pop-up internet pages.  Due to the shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission customer complaint system is non-operational, leaving a gap between victim reporting and consumer alerts.  One of the scams to watch out for, somebody calling and offering pre-approved loans or grants in exchange for banking information.