JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Another fallen York County soldier was honored with a bridge dedication. The bridge along Hanover Road in Jackson Township is named in honor of Cpl. Luke Runyan, who died in Iraq on February 17, 2008. York County Rep. Seth Grove paid tribute. Grove said this is the fourth York County soldier honored with a bridge dedication. The others were Sgt. First Class Brett Walden, Specialist Zachary Clouser, and Specialist Cameron Stambaugh.
LANCASTER – Lancaster Bible College will be breaking ground this morning on a new 31,500 square foot residence hall project, according to LBC’s Executive Vice President John Zeswitz. The project will accommodate 110 beds, raising the college’s resident student capacity above 500, at a construction cost of $5.2 million. The ground breaking coincides with the College welcoming its largest incoming class in its 81-year history; and enrollment across all of LBC’s seven locations in six states approaching 2000 students. LBC has been posting steady cumulative enrollment gains over the last five years. LBC President Dr. Peter Teague said “We are ever mindful that the 110 beds in our new wing represent God’s work happening through the lives of 110 students.” The project is pending remaining approvals from Manheim Township.
EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP (AP) – Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a Lancaster County road to pull an armed robbery. The buggy was carrying three people early Monday morning in the 300 block of E. Eby Road when a white minivan pulled into its path and forced it to stop. Police say a masked man demanded money, after which the three threw their wallets to him. The buggy driver then drove into a field to get away. No one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Lampeter Township Police at 717-291-4676.
EAST DONEGAL TOWNSHIP – Rescue crews will continue their search on the Susquehanna River for a missing York County boater. Authorities say 63-year-old Robert Brennan of Wrightsville, his wife, Catherine, and their dog entered the river in a canoe around Shocks Mill Bridge, a railroad bridge connecting York and Lancaster Counties. The canoe capsized around 3 p.m. Sunday in rough water. Police said only the dog was wearing a life vest, although there were other vests in the canoe. Catherine Brennan and the dog made it to shore. A search yesterday came up empty.
ELKTON, MD (AP) – Police in Elkton, MD are searching for two men who have been missing for a week and were seen getting into a similar vehicle about a day apart. Police say 16-year-old Jesse Veasey, Jr was last seen Aug. 18; 19-year-old Ricardo Levenberry was last seen Aug. 19. Authorities say both were last seen getting into a blue, four-door Chevrolet in the Hollingsworth Manor neighborhood. Veasey is described as white, five seven, and weighing 130 lbs. Levenberry is black, five ten, weighing about 155 lbs. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information. Anyone with information is asked to contact Elkton Police at 410-398-4200.
STREET, MD – The Harford County Sheriff’s Office says a man killed his girlfriend in Street, Maryland. Deputies were called to a home on the 1500 block of Robinson Mill Road yesterday morning. Police say 34-year-old Brian Gordon shot his girlfriend, 40-year-old Sandra Kerner, and then took his life. A female infant was inside the home at the time of the shooting. She was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. It has not been determined how the infant was injured. No motive has been established. Detectives are continuing their investigation.
MIDDLETOWN, DE (AP) – Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation that aims to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest. It will require the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to draft regulations regarding sudden cardiac death. Under the law, all head coaches will undergo CPR certification and potential student athletes will answer questions about heart history before they take part in sports.
HARRISBURG – Junior hunters who want to take part in a special pheasant hunt just for them need to make their reservations now, while spots remain open. Junior Pheasant Hunts are events for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 16 who have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course. The events are held on Saturdays during the one-week junior pheasant season, which this year runs from Saturday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 18. Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said Junior Pheasant Hunts are action-packed and provide a great opportunity to give youngsters a taste of hunting excitement and success. Those looking to register for events, can click on the Junior Pheasant Hunt button on the home page of the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.state.pa.us. The registration deadline for most events is Sept. 17.
HARRISBURG(AP) – Penn State’s new president talked about the university’s importance to Pennsylvania’s economy, but steered clear of the controversies swirling around the school. Eric Barron was the featured speaker Monday at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg. Barron, who took over as president of Pennsylvania’s largest university in February, declined to take sides in an ongoing dispute on the size and composition of the Penn State board of trustees. In his speech, Barron said he wants to find ways to connect students and their research to prospective mentors in the world outside the university.
EAST DONEGAL TOWNSHIP – Rescue crews returned this morning to the Susquehanna River to search for a missing York County boater. Authorities say 63-year-old Robert Brennan of Wrightsville, his wife, and their dog entered the river in a canoe around Shocks Mill Bridge, a railroad bridge connecting York and Lancaster Counties. The canoe capsized around 3 p.m. Sunday in rough water in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County. Police said only the dog was wearing a life vest, although there were other vests in the canoe. Brennan’s wife and the dog made it to shore.