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Craig Stedman, District Attorney
Age, impairment, and lack of seatbelts were the most common factors in deadly vehicle crashes in Lancaster County over five recent years, according to PennDOT.
PennDOT reviewed 28,751 crashes reported in Lancaster County between 2014 and 2018 for cause factors and other characteristics.
The analysis showed 440 people died on Lancaster County roadways during that five-year span. Twenty-one percent of those fatal crashes involved a person not wearing a seatbelt.
Lancaster County Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (CASE) recently launched a new look online while also unveiling a revamped window display at the front of Lancaster County’s Government Center.
The window display fits CASE’s mission of raising public awareness about how often children become victims of sexual abuse and what can be done to protect our youth.
One windowpane reads:
The drug trafficking landscape is always evolving, as many drug dealers respond like legitimate entrepreneurs to supply and demand trends to maximize their profits.
The Lancaster County Drug Task Force tracks that changing climate while also paying attention to what persons facing addiction are using and seeking out on the streets.
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is distributing its last remaining prescription medication lockboxes – a giveaway initiative aimed at educating residents and raising awareness of prescription drug abuse.
Sarah Fritz, community outreach coordinator for the DA’s Office, has only a few lockboxes left, three years after she launched the project to prevent thefts while starting community conversations.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announced Thursday recent happenings in the unsolved murder of Lindy Sue Biechler, found killed in her Manor Township home in 1975.
Biechler was 19 when she was stabbed to death in her Kloss Drive apartment. She was stabbed multiple times on Dec. 5, 1975, after returning to her home from a grocery store.
A group of Lancaster County School Resource Officers and school administrators recently gathered to discuss threat assessment, what prompts students to perpetrate targeted violence, and how to reach students who might be in turmoil.
Deb McCoy, a Student Assistance Program Coordinator for CompassMark, led the conference at CompassMark’s new facility on Santa Barbara Drive.
McCoy presented reports from federal agencies that incorporated prior acts of targeted violence.
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