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Lancaster County (Pennsylvania)

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  • 5 years later, prosecutor's death still a mystery

    In the early-morning darkness of Dec. 4, 2003, a drilling company employee spotted something red glowing a short distance from his rural Pennsylvania office and swung his car around to investigate. There, in his headlights' path, was an unoccupied silver...
  • Toiling to heal a Baltimore community

    Months ago, a homeless man entered Dwayne Hess' West Baltimore coffeehouse. He took in the scene for a few minutes, had a warm beverage, then headed for the door. Before he left, the man turned toward Hess, whom he had never met before, and said...
  • Peggy Murphy, 58, dies of breast cancer

    Peggy Murphy, 58, dies of breast cancer
    Peggy Murphy, whose tireless fight against advanced breast cancer through traditional means and an experimental vaccine trial at Johns Hopkins was chronicled in a Baltimore Sun series last fall, died yesterday. She was 58. Murphy never gave up hope...
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    Go here: A trip to Lancaster, Pa., is a trip back in time. Amish buggies pass along on the highways, farmers work their fields with mule teams, restaurants offer all-you-can eat smorgasbords and family dining. Markets feature handmade quilts and...
  • Of trust and science

    Of trust and science
    On a recent morning they knocked on Mary Ann Stoltzfus' door, the research nurse and her Amish helper, just as they have on so many doors over the years. They didn't call ahead - most Amish don't have telephones. They tracked down Stoltzfus the old-...
  • Tour Amish county for 20th anniversary of movie 'Witness'

    When the movie Witness - the tale of a young Amish woman (Kelly McGillis) and her son who get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent - was released, there was some controversy over the portrayal of the Amish community. Now, 20 years...
  • For railroad buffs, Strasburg, Pa., is choo-choo heaven

    To visitors in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Amish horse-drawn buggies are usually among the star attractions. But in the small hamlet of Strasburg, Pa., tucked in the shadow of Lancaster about 90 miles northeast of Baltimore, trains reign supreme. Steam...
  • Wolves roam wooded sanctuary near Lancaster

    When the body of a Harrisburg, Pa., man was found in his home in the fall of 2003, five weeks after he died of cancer, the man's pet wolf was discovered there, too, clinging to life. "He was starving. He couldn't walk," said Matt Swaner, manager of the...
  • An enticing mix of shopping and history

    While many people conjure up images of quilts and Amish buggies when they think of Lancaster County, Pa., the city of Lancaster offers an alternative to those stereotypes with its eclectic shops, museums and restaurants. Both the city and county, named...
  • Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 18 (Reuters) - They typically wear plain clothing with nothing as fancy as a button or a zipper, travel by horse-drawn buggy and shun modern conveniences like electricity. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that...
  • Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light

    Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light
    On March 28 there was a knock on the door of Malinda Clatterbuck's rural Lancaster County home. Standing on her front stoop was a pipeline company contractor who calmly told her he needed to walk her wooded 8-acre property to survey it for what she...
  • Two arrested in kidnapping of two upstate New York Amish sisters

    Two arrested in kidnapping of two upstate New York Amish sisters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family farm stand near New York's border with Canada, the county district attorney said on Friday. The two suspects, Stephen...