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COATESVILLE, PA  – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to install new water main in Caln Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project cost is approximately $525,000 and will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s.

Starting this week, the company will install nearly 3,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron along Reed Street between 17th Avenue and 13th Avenue, and along 13th Avenue between Reed Street and West Chester Road. Crews expect to complete the water main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by early December, weather permitting. Final street paving restoration is scheduled for next spring.

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure.


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Pennsylvania American Water has confirmed to WLRI that a water main break along 100 block of First Avenue. No estimated restoration time was available at 9:22 AM ET. According to our neighbors, the incident took place around 7:30 AM (+/-) this morning, to be confirmed. There is no known reason for the water main break at this time. Stay with Gap Lancaster Coatesville Quarryville for the latest developments throughout the incident, as we plan to follow-up with out sources until service is restored.
-Water service has been restored to all affected customers from the 1st St main break. We appreciate everyone’s patience while crews made these difficult repairs on 24-inch pipe. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
7:16 AM (8/6)
-Incident Summary:
2000 – American Water ran into challenges in the repair of the water line. ETR is now 2200. Normal pressure was established today for all but 19 customers. Repair for the main line is still in progress.
9:11 PM
– Crews have isolated the water main break along 1st Street that occurred this morning and disrupted local water service. Water pressure will start to return to normal for most customers, but it will take several hours to refill the system. You might also experience discolored water due to the increased flows from the break. If you experience discolored water, run your cold water taps a few minutes until the water runs clear. We expect repairs will take until 9 pm to restore service for about 20 customers near the main break location. To ease the inconvenience, water tanker is located in parking lot behind Borough Hall. Please bring your own containers. Thanks again for your patience. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
1:12 PM
-PA American Water has provided a water tanker at the Borough Hall/Police Station. Bring your own containers.
11:40 AM
-Residents on the North side of the Borough should have water just low pressure.
10:13 AM
-PA American Water will have a water tanker available after 10 a.m. at the ACME parking lot. Please bring your own containers to fill.
-Officials in Parkesburg Borough are reporting that municipal water services are out of service. The company responsible to provide water to Parkesburg, American Water, is attempting to locate a break in the water main. Fire officials are being advised.
-Due to the water main break affecting the residents of Parkesburg Borough, a source of drinking water has been made available at the Parkesburg Borough Police Department, 315 W First Avenue.

NLCRPD Reminds pet owners of the legal requirements associated with the tethering of dogs

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These requirements while always applicable are particularly critical during period of temperature extremes.

§ 5536. Tethering of unattended dog.
(a) Presumptions.–
(1) Tethering an unattended dog out of doors for less than nine hours within a 24-hour period when all of the following conditions are present shall create a rebuttable presumption that a dog has not been the subject of neglect within the meaning of section 5532 (relating to neglect of animal):
(i) The tether is of a type commonly used for the size and breed of dog and is at least three times the length of the dog as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail or 10 feet, whichever is longer.
(ii) The tether is secured to a well-fitted collar or harness by means of a swivel anchor, swivel latch or other mechanism designed to prevent the dog from becoming entangled.
(iii) The tethered dog has access to potable water and an area of shade that permits the dog to escape the direct rays of the sun.
(iv) The dog has not been tethered for longer than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
(2) The presence of any of the following conditions regarding tethering an unattended dog out of doors shall create a rebuttable presumption that a dog has been the subject of neglect within the meaning of section 5532:
(i) Excessive waste or excrement in the area where the dog is tethered.
(ii) Open sores or wounds on the dog’s body.
(iii) The use of a tow or log chain, or a choke, pinch, prong or chain collar.
(b) Construction.–This section shall not be construed to prohibit any of the following:
(1) Tethering a dog while actively engaged in lawful hunting, exhibition, performance events or field training.
(2) Tethering a hunting, sporting or sledding dog breed where tethering is integral to the training, conditioning or purpose of the dog.
(3) Tethering a dog in compliance with the requirements of a camping or recreational area.
(4) Tethering a dog for a period of time, not to exceed one hour, reasonably necessary for the dog or person to complete a temporary task.

Lancaster City Police Incident Log

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OCCURRED 6/24/2018 BETWEEN 1710 HRS AND 1745 HRS

On the above listed date and between the listed time, the victim stated that while she was loading her children into her vehicle she put her bag on the ground.  Once the children were in the vehicle the victim left leaving the bag lying in the street.  When she realized she had left it behind,  she returned but was unable to locate the bag.




OCCURRED 06/23/2018 1807 HRS

Reporting person stated the customer at the bar had no money to pay his $23.00 tab. Todd E Hoover 48, of the 200 block of S Prince St Lancaster, PA was cited with Theft of Services (S).




OCCURRED 6/25/2018 1310 HRS

Raymond Charles Rowe, 49, of the 200 block Whittier Lane, Lancaster PA was picked up on an outstanding warrant.




OCCURRED 6/26/2016 1824 HRS

Reporting person / employee at the listed location stated that an female approximately 35 years of age had been assaulted.  It was not know where the assault had taken place.




OCCURRED 06/27/2018 BETWEEN 0200 HRS AND 0300 HRS

Reporting person stated his black in color Samsung Galaxy cell phone was stolen from him while he slept near the fountain on the SW corner of Penn Square, Lancaster, PA.




OCCURRED 06/27/2018 0851 HRS

Reporting person/victim stated between the listed date and time her Women’s purple Trek mountain bike with a blue coil lock and black helmet was stolen from inside her unlocked garage.




OCCURRED BETWEEN 06/27/2018 2000HRS AND 06/28/2018 0045 HRS

Reporting person/victim (property ower) stated that the rent money from his tenant that he had locked in his safe was missing. Warren Osborn III, 44, of the 300 block of W Lemon St, Lancaster, PA was arrested and charged with one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking (M1).

Lancaster Jury Convicts Man Of Sexual Abuse Of Pre-teen Girl

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A Lancaster County jury recently convicted a man of sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl between 2013 and 2017.

Rafael Saez, 33, was convicted of eight of the nine charges filed against him regarding abuse at a Lancaster city home.

The jury deliberated about seven hours before deciding the case on June 27, according to Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield, who won the conviction.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright, who presided over the trial, will order sentence after a background check and an evaluation of whether Saez will be deemed a “sexually violent predator.”

Seven of the eight charges are felonies. The jury returned a not-guilty verdict to a count of rape of a child.

Saez is being held at Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 bail.

Lancaster city police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Mummau filed charges.

Lancaster Man Charged Following Low Speed Chase; Drug Possession

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Larry Jerome Rowe, III, M/33, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin / Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer / Tampering With Evidence / Possession of Marijuana Arrest, 4:25 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, Lititz Pike at Murry Hill Drive  following a traffic stop incident. According to a release issued by Manheim Township Police Department, “An officer on patrol observed Rowe’s vehicle traveling north on Lititz Pike.  Rowe’s vehicle had illegal window tint applied to it.  When the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a low speed pursuit was initiated.  The vehicle traveled north on Lititz Pike, east on East Roseville Road, and south on Oregon Pike.  While traveling along Oregon Pike, the driver was seen throwing blue glassine baggies from the vehicle.  These baggies are used to package and store heroin.  Rowe was stopped on Oregon Pike at Eden Road after getting stopped by a red traffic signal.  Rowe was arrested for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.  During a search incident to arrest, officers found four (4) blue glassine baggies containing heroin and $2,655.00 in cash on his person.  Officers also located thirteen (13) blue glassine baggies of heroin and one (1) plastic baggie containing loose marijuana on Oregon Pike where Rowe was seen throwing the bags from his vehicle.  He was processed and taken to Central Arraignment.”

2 Cows Shot Friday Morning In Gap, PA ; 1 Dies, 1 Injured

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At around 3: 30, on the morning of Friday, June 29, 2018 Pennsylvania State Police report that two dairy cows were shot in the area of the 400 block of White Horse Road. One cow died as a result of their injury. The second cow suffered an injury to its mouth as a result of being shot, according to PSP Troop J – Lancaster, PA. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Kelly Osborne at 717 299 7650.