Friday, July 23, 2010

If you think it was hot out today!

Art in the Park/Fourth Friday

Despite the heat, te Susquehanna Valley Chamberof Commerce held its first annual Art in the Park today, while downtown, a number of art galleries held their Monthly Fourth Friday.

Dumping ground

The are along side the Columbia Railroad at Mill and Florence streets has become a dumping ground for trash.

Chestnut Street Turkey Hill robbed at gun point

Scott Steven Hooten, 41, of Columbia was arrested following a brief foot pursuit this morning in connection with an armed robbery of the Turkey Hill store, 342 Chestnut St., around 3:30 a.m.

Hooten, who was arraigned before District Justice Robert Herman, on charges of robbery and resisting arrest, was also hospitalized for a brief time at Lancaster General Hospital, for breathing problems, after his capture.

Police Officers Matt Leddy and Brent Keyser said Hooten entered the store wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts and displayed a firearm. An employee of the store turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and Hooten fled the store on foot.

Off. Keyser found the suspect walking East in the 400 block of Avenue H, two blocks from tne robbery. Police said Hooten disobeyed several verbal commands to stop walking, but fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, he was caught.