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Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man 7 Life Sentences: USDOJ Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man 7 Life Sentences: USDOJ
Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man 7 Life Sentences: Usdoj More than eight years after a triple homicide in Pennsylvania, a Maryland man has been brought to justice, according to ta release by the US Department of Justice on Fiday, July 19, 2024.  Christopher Van Johnson, 36 of Baltimore, MD was sentenced to seven consecutive life in prison sentences by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner, "who also sentenced to concurrent 10, 20, and 30-year terms of imprisonment on companion robbery, firearms, and conspiracy charges" on July 17, 2024, as stated in the release. His sentencing was for his role in the execution-style…
Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Boy Struck Dead By Farming Machinery, Pennsylvania State Police Say A 7-year-old boy has died after being struck by farming machinery, Pennsylvania State Police announced on July 3.  The boy was "assisting in when the accident occurred," PSP Chambersburg Trooper Nicole White stated in the release.  Troopers were called to the farm for a "male struck by a piece of machinery" near the intersection of Young and Mercersburg roads in Mercersburg around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, as White detailed in the release.  The nature of the incident is listed as "accidental" on the PSP release.  The boy's name hasn't been released. Check back her…
Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (UPDATE) Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (UPDATE)
Details Released About Mom Killed In Head-On Dump Truck Crash In Mercersburg (Update) Details about a local mom killed in a Franklin County dump truck crash on Tuesday, Jan. 30, have been released. Angel M. Rife (Peiffer), 49, of Mercersburg, died at the scene of a head-on crash into a 2006 Peterbilt 357 dump truck at 10148 Welsh Run Road/PA 995 in Montgomery Township, Mercersburg near Greencastle on Jan. 30, PSP Chambersburg Trooper Kevin Rhodes detailed in a follow-up release that evening.  **Scroll Down For More Details About Rife** Trooper Megan Frazer explained that first responders were initially called to the multi-vehicle crash between Bradley and Montgomery Ch…
Driver On The Run Pens Tribute To PA 'Best Friend' Days After Crash That Killed Him Driver On The Run Pens Tribute To PA 'Best Friend' Days After Crash That Killed Him
Driver On The Run Pens Tribute To PA 'Best Friend' Days After Crash That Killed Him A 28-year-old Maryland man has been charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed his 24-year-old friend in August 2023, authorities announced. And as it turns out, Gary Allan Godlove, of Hancock, apparently penned a heartfelt post to Kelby Lester of Berkley Springs, WV, and Mercersburg, PA, while on the run from police. Gary Gddlove penned a tribute to Kelby Lester, who died in his passenger's seat as he fled from the crash scene, authorities said. Gary Gddlove Facebook photo "When all them fake [f—ks] gave up on you because you took a wrong path for awhile you kno [sic] who was there f…
Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: USDOJ Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: USDOJ
Triple Homicide In Pennsylvania Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: Usdoj More than seven years after a triple homicide in Pennsylvania, a Maryland man has been brought to justice.  Johnny Jenkins-Armstrong, 26 of Baltimore, MD was sentenced to life in prison and an additional consecutive 20 years for a "companion robbery charge," the United States Department of Justice stated in a release on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  His December 4th sentencing was for his role in the execution-style slayings of Wendy Ann Chaney, 39 of Hagerstown, MD; Brandon Cole, 47 of Fayetteville, PA; and Phillip Matthew Jackson, 36 of Mercersburg, PA, United States Attorne…
Pennsylvania State Police 'Failed To Stop' Causing Crash During Chase Pennsylvania State Police 'Failed To Stop' Causing Crash During Chase
Pennsylvania State Police 'Failed To Stop' Causing Crash During Chase A Pennsylvania State Police Corporal and a trooper caused a crash during a pursuit on Tuesday, according to a state police release on Friday, Oct. 6.  The crash happened near the intersection of South Main Street and Mercer Avenue in Mercersburg Borough at 2:21 p.m. on Oct. 3, as detailed in the police release. Trooper Spencer Taylor, 31, was driving and Corporal Michael Kishbach, 29, was in the passenger seat of a marked Pennsylvania State Police 2000 Ford Explorer, according to the release.  They were pursuing another vehicle along Icehouse Lane when they "failed to stop at a stop sign"…
HazMat: Eggs Ooze Into Creek In Mercersburg (PHOTOS) HazMat: Eggs Ooze Into Creek In Mercersburg (PHOTOS)
HazMat: Eggs Ooze Into Creek In Mercersburg (Photos) A hazardous materials clean-up crew was called to a cracking situation in Mercersburg. The tractor-trailer carrying eggs had some of its cargo break open and leak into the West Branch Conococheague Creek, according to the Mercersburg Area Fire Fighters and EMTs, IAFF Local 5421. The emergency crews were called to the mess in the 9100 block of Heisey Road around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2023.  The road reopened later that day. 
Toddler Crushed To Death By Hay Bale In Central PA ID'd: Authorities Toddler Crushed To Death By Hay Bale In Central PA ID'd: Authorities
Toddler Crushed To Death By Hay Bale In Central PA ID'd: Authorities Three days before his fourth birthday, a Mechanicsburg boy was crushed to death by a hay bale, authorities announced on July 13, 2023.  A large hay bale fell on 3-year-old Lincoln Nathan Johns at a farm on Davis Lane in Taylor Township on July 1, according to a Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday.  Troopers from McConnellsburg were called to Fulton County Medical Center at 10:57 a.m. They were informed the boy had died due to life-threatening injuries caused by the falling hay bale.  Lincoln's death has been ruled an accident caused by "multiple systems or organs failuring due to blunt …
Mom, 3 Daughters Airlifted From Crash On Route 16: PA State Police Mom, 3 Daughters Airlifted From Crash On Route 16: PA State Police
Mom, 3 Daughters Airlifted From Crash On Route 16: PA State Police A mom and her three daughters have been hospitalized following a serious crash on Route 16/Buchanan Trail in South Central Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Tuesday, May, 23, 2023.  Sheena Hockenberry, 39, of Greencastle, was driving a 2017 Ram west in Montgomery Township when 19-year-old Owen Mack of Mercersburg came to a stop as he prepared to turn on to Garnes Road/T-311— that's when Hockenberry "failed to yield"— striking Mack's rear bumper around 5:35 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, Pennsylvania State Police said.  Hockenberry and her three daughters— ages 10, 12, and 15— were hurt…
11 'Johns' Arrested In Sex Trafficking Operation In Central PA 11 'Johns' Arrested In Sex Trafficking Operation In Central PA
11 'Johns' Arrested In Sex Trafficking Operation In Central PA 11 "Johns" from 9 different parts of Pennsylvania were arrested in a joint Human Trafficking Investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, the Hampden Township Police Department, and the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. In what was called Operation Impact Demand 4, the men would contact undercover investigators and arrange to trade sex of money at a hotel in South Middleton Township, but when they arrived they would be arrested. Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack commented on the arrests stating the following: …
Head-On Collision Kills Mercersburg Solider, Chambersburg Man, State Police Say Head-On Collision Kills Mercersburg Solider, Chambersburg Man, State Police Say
Head-On Collision Kills Mercersburg Solider, Chambersburg Man, State Police Say A head-on collision has killed two people and sent another to an area hospital, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Richard E. Cowan, 69, of Chambersburg, drove his 2015 Ford Transit over the center turning lane in the 8100 block of US 30/Lincoln Way slamming head-on into a 2019 Hyundai Accent, driven Maura J. Boyce, 42, of Mercersburg, just east of Campbell’s Run Road, St. Thomas Township on Monday, Feb. 6, around 2 p.m., police detailed in the release.  Cowan and Boyce died at the scene and Cowan's passenger, Mark E. Schwartz, 63, of Williamsport, MD, w…
Woman Threatens To Shoot Tellers During Central PA Bank Robbery: Police Woman Threatens To Shoot Tellers During Central PA Bank Robbery: Police
Woman Threatens To Shoot Tellers During Central PA Bank Robbery: Police A woman threatened to shoot tellers at a bank during a robbery on Tuesday, Nov. 1, according to the Pennsylvania state police. The woman pictured walked into the Community State Bank on the 300 block of North Main Street in Mercersburg Borough around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the police release.  She demanded money be placed into a black bag she brought with her and threatened to shoot tellers if they did not comply, although no gun was visible, the police detail in the release.  After the money was placed into the bag, the woman left the bank and got into her vehicle be…
Racing Fan Dies The Day After Crashing On The Way To His Grandmother's Funeral In Pennsylvania Racing Fan Dies The Day After Crashing On The Way To His Grandmother's Funeral In Pennsylvania
Racing Fan Dies The Day After Crashing On The Way To His Grandmother's Funeral In Pennsylvania A 24-year-old racing fan died the day after a serious car crash while on the way to his grandmother's funeral. Brady Allen Couch, of Carlisle was driving his 1998 Nissan Altima at West Lisburn and South Old Stonehouse roads when he pulled into the intersection and was struck by a 2010 Chevy Silverado driven by Benjamin L. Mauchamer, 28, of Mechanicsburg, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. Both drivers had a juvenile passenger in their vehicles, Mauchamer had a 1-year-old boy and Couch had his 14-year-old cousin, along with 25-year-old Jeremy Price of Mechanicsburg, who als…