Catching Up on the News The following is a look at local news events during the week of March 3.
MURDER TRIAL GUILTY VERDICT STAMP OF APPROVAL SNOW A NO-SHOW WOMEN UNDERPAID TOPS IN DRUG USE INFORMATION STOLEN RAPHO DEVELOPMENT SITES CONSIDERED PASTOR CHARGED
A defense attorney for Matthew Scott Becker, 23, on trial for killing pregnant girlfriend Allison Walsh in August 2011 in their Mastersonville home, said a "design defect'' caused the gun he was pointing at her to discharge, it was reported Tuesday, while friends testified Thursday that he was abusive to Walsh.
A judge Thursday found Travis Fowler, 30, of York, guilty of third-degree murder in the 2008 DUI traffic death of motorcyclist Nelson Newcomer, of Millersville, on Route 30 near Hellam.
The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp Thursday featuring the art of Charles Demuth, "I Saw the Figure Five in Gold," as part of its "12 important modern artists" series.
A snowstorm predicted for Wednesday canceled schools but resulted mainly in rain.
A survey released Thursday by 247wallst.com showed Lancaster was the third-worst-paying area in the country for women, with median pay in 2011 only 68.6 percent of men's median pay.
According to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey, Manheim Township students in 2011 used drugs and alcohol at a much higher rate than they did in 2009 and than the average county student, it was reported Friday.
An agitated patient stole a document listing personal information for more than 500 patients from the Crooked Oak Family Medicine office in Manheim Township, the practice reported Thursday. No charges were filed; the practice is offering a year of free identity theft protection to those patients.
Oak Tree Development Group on Tuesday proposed building Donegal Square, a $15 million complex of restaurants, offices, stores and a hotel at Route 283 and Esbenshade Road in Rapho Township.
United Fiber & Data was reported to be considering two Lancaster sites as the location for a $40 million data center employing 60 to 70 people that it plans to open by June 2014, it was reported Thursday.
Aaron Edwin Springer, 27, youth pastor at the Assembly of God on Columbia Avenue, was charged with having sex with a girl, 16, from his youth group at the church, it was reported Thursday.