(John A. Pavoncello - jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
Final weekend before Christmas packs York County shoppers into stores

12/22/2014 12:45 AM EST
As Stacy Neff loaded gifts into her car at Toys R Us in West Manchester Township, the FedEx delivery woman explained why she shops in-store instead of online. 
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WRESTLING: Red Lion earns statement victory over New Oxford
12/19/2014 12:54 AM EST - The uphill climb for Red Lion to return to the top of the mountain in York-Adams Division I is still on track. Full Story

BUSINESS
For ninth year, Round the Clock Diner to serve free Christmas Day meal

Christmas is a time traditionally spent in fellowship with family and friends. That is not the case for all, however. Full Story
EDUCATION
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Toomey, Perry: Stop passing 'trash' teachers who sexually abuse students

York County's state and federal legislative delegations are pushing to stop the practice of school administrators who rid their districts of suspected child sexual predators by writing glowing recommendations to get them jobs somewhere else. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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'Hobbit' goes out on top

The $90.6 million five-day haul for the final film in the franchise was similar to "The Desolation of Smaug." Full Story
MOST RECENT
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Salvation Army brings Christmas Cheer to 2,000 York families

12/22/2014 08:43 PM EST
Just minutes before the doors to the Salvation Army opened for its Christmas distribution, skids full of frozen Butterball turkeys flooded into the building. 
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York Rescue Mission to serve up Christmas Eve dinner
12/22/2014 08:41 PM EST - The York Rescue Mission will once again be serving its traditional dinner on Christmas Eve. The dinner will immediately follow a Christmas Eve service in the chapel of the mission at 367 W. Full Story

'Christmas miracle' for West York family
12/22/2014 02:16 PM EST - For a minute, words failed the Williams family. After the gift-bearing crowd that had suddenly materialized in the West York family's house Saturday afternoon had left just as quickly, Matthew Williams leaned back against the couch in his living room, quietly surveying the unexpected Christmas cheer that lay before him. Full Story

Police: York City man cut girlfriend's neck
12/22/2014 01:46 PM EST - A York City man allegedly beat up his live-in girlfriend and used a knife to make minor cuts to her neck during an argument at their home over the weekend, police said. Full Story

Toomey, Perry: Stop passing 'trash' teachers who sexually abuse students
12/22/2014 11:48 AM EST - York County's state and federal legislative delegations are pushing to stop the practice of school administrators who rid their districts of suspected child sexual predators by writing glowing recommendations to get them jobs somewhere else. Full Story

Police: Convicted drunken driver hits cruiser after I-83 police chase
12/22/2014 10:30 AM EST - A convicted drunken driver accused of leading police on an alcohol-fueled chase up Interstate 83 is now cooling his jets in York County Prison. Full Story

Charter Schools USA mum on York City schools' special ed, other needs
12/22/2014 09:46 AM EST - Charter Schools USA wants to assure the York City community it will provide all appropriate services to students if awarded a contract to operate the York City School District. Full Story

Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
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From Scratch: Afraid to fry? Stir up your menu

I think most people like to eat. When I taught ESL classes, I incorporated this idea in an English Through Cooking class. Full Story
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Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise. Full Story