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This Terrible Sketch Actually Helped Cops ID a Suspect

Police say 'cartoonish' drawing was a big help

(Newser) - It's being called the "world's worst police sketch"—but it did the job. Police in Pennsylvania were able to identify a theft suspect with the help of a cartoonish sketch provided by a witness, the BBC reports. Lancaster police say the sketch and the victim's... More »

Teens Chase Kidnapper's Car ... on Their Bikes

Teen boys save 5-year-old girl after 15-minute bike chase

(Newser) - Here's your real-life superhero story for the day: two teen boys in Lancaster, Penn., chased down a car carrying a 5-year-old kidnapped girl and saved her. Oh, and they did it on their bicycles. Temar Boggs, 15, was hanging out with a friend when a man came by asking... More »

Newspaper Denies Gay Couple's Engagement Notice

Fiance Brent Weaver tells paper: 'You don't like gay people'

(Newser) - Placing an engagement notice in the local paper is usually no big deal—unless you happen to be a gay couple living in Lancaster, Penn. Jeffrey Clouser and his partner of 7 years, Brent A. Weaver, were surprised when Lancaster Newspapers refused to print an announcement for their out-of-state nuptials.... More »

Amish Community Heals, Slowly

Nearly a year after school shootings, town makes peace with the aftermath

(Newser) - It's been almost a year since the shooting spree at an Amish schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania in which five girls were killed and five wounded. In the Lancaster New Era, the families talk with stunning directness about the particular pain of losing a child and making peace with the "... More »

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