Catching Up on the News The following is a look at local news events during the week of Jan. 27.
FUNERAL HOME PROBE REPS.' QUICK DRAW COMCAST RATES UP DEADLY FLU WANES JOBLESSNESS UP DEADLY WEATHER CHIEF DEMOTED NAKED DANCING DEBATE ATTORNEY IS OK RIVER IS OK, TOO
Benjamin M. Siar Jr., operator of the Gundel Funeral Home, Conestoga, turned himself in to county detectives Friday after investigators found four decomposing bodies in the basement during a search.
In a pre-emptive protest against promised federal gun control laws, local Republican state Reps. Bryan Cutler, Gordon Denlinger and Dave Hickernell are co-sponsoring legislation to block any such laws in Pennsylvania, it was reported Wednesday.
Comcast Cable will raise rates by nearly 2 percent on average and begin charging certain subscribers for previously "free" digital adapters on March 1, it was reported Friday.
While influenza infections were reported to be waning, four more countians died of the flu, bringing the death toll to seven here this season and 102 statewide, it was reported Wednesday.
The county's jobless rate rose to 6.7 percent in December, up from 6.6 percent in November, but the number of people working here rose 6,800 from a year ago to reach 255,000, it was reported Tuesday.
Icy roads Monday caused many accidents, including a head-on crash on River Road in East Donegal Township that killed two drivers, Darlene R. Crick, 45, and Frederick M. Janiec, 55, both of Bainbridge.
Mount Joy Borough Council demoted police Chief John O'Connell to sergeant Monday after six months of paid administrative leave, citing his failure to "meet administrative expectations."
Columbia residents testified on Wednesday night overwhelmingly against allowing the Club Good Times to offer full-nude dancing.
A county judge ruled defense attorney Jeffrey Conrad can represent accused killer Benjamin Klinger, 19, of Elizabethtown. The district attorney argued that Conrad's earlier meeting with Klinger's alleged victim, Samantha Heller, 17, to discuss abuse charges made him a potential witness against his client.
In a federal report, the state Department of Environmental Protection failed to list the Susquehanna River as impaired, though numerous environmental and sportsmen's groups in the area disagree, citing fish disease and die-off, it was reported Tuesday. n