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Police officer charged with stealing, using drugs from evidence

Scott Flowers MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) - A former Lower Swatara Township police officer used heroin and other illegal drugs he stole from the department's evidence locker, prosecutors said Thursday. Scott Flowers, 39, of Harrisburg, is charged with four counts each of criminal trespass, forgery, tam

ABC27.COM - 2018-03-22 20:22:40

Harrisburg man accused of nearly killing baby rejects plea deal, opts for a trial

Nearly three years after being accused of almost beating a 6-month-old boy to death, a Harrisburg man Thursday rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to state prison for 5 to 10 years. Instead, Starlee Dennis, 42, opted to take his chances and go on trial on aggravated assault and child endan

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 16:59:08

Former Harrisburg fire chief dies after cancer battle

A former chief of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire has died following a battle with cancer. Dan Soulier died Wednesday, according to a post on the Newberry Township Fire Department's Facebook page. Squad 8 of the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire also posted about Soulier's death. Soulier resigned from the post as

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 12:12:39

Woman hid in vehicle, led officers on a pursuit: Police

A woman is facing charges after police say she led officers on a pursuit in Cumberland County after hiding in an unlocked vehicle in a parking lot. Officers were dispatched at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a robbery of a motor vehicle in the first block of Spring Garden Street, Carlisle. Christ

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:17:57

Weather conditions close PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, due to weather conditions, the Driver License and Photo License Centers in the following counties are now closed: Adams County - Gettysburg Driver License Center (37 N. 4th, Gettysburg) Cumberland County - Car

FOX43.COM - 2018-03-21 19:46:18

Crash shuts down stretch of I-81 in Cumberland County

A crash has shut down Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. All lanes of I-81 are closed between Exit 29, PA 174 King Street and Exit 37, PA 233 Newville. The crash happened in the northbound lanes. PennDOT officials expect the road to remain closed for quite a while. Stay with WGAL for updates on th


Slimy raw fish; rodent droppings inside pans and equipment: Harrisburg-area restaurant inspections, Feb. 25-March 3

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture oversees restaurant inspections in the state. Inspection reports record conditions as of the day and time the inspections took place. In many cases, violations are corrected on site prior to the inspector leaving. The following restaurants and other establ

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-23 09:45:23

Casey: $137M for new Harrisburg courthouse included in federal budget

A long-awaited federal courthouse project in Harrisburg may soon have the money needed to start construction. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) confirmed Wednesday night that the courthouse funding is included in a $1.3 trillion federal budget bill that is moving quickly through Congress. Casey said $137.

CPBJ.COM - 2018-03-22 15:26:00

Four Harrisburg parks, playgrounds, closed through September

Four Harrisburg parks are closed through the spring and summer as they undergo some significant improvements. City officials say as part of the project between the Parks and Recreation Department and Capital Region Water, these parks will be closed through September:Cloverly Heights Playground, 1204

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 19:55:08

Cumberland County remains the fastest-growing Pa. county

Cumberland County continues to wear the crown of fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania, but neighboring Lebanon and Lancaster counties are nipping at its heels. The Pennsylvania State Data Center, which analyzes U.S. Census Bureau data, said Thursday that Cumberland County saw its population rise b

CPBJ.COM - 2018-03-23 10:00:00

Section of I-81 closing due to multiple crashes

At least three separate crashes involving tractor trailers is closing a section of I-81 north Wednesday morning. I-81N is closing at exit 29. Route 11 is a detour, state police in Carlisle said. One of the crashes occurred between 1.8 miles south of Exit 37:Pa. 233-Newville and 0.8 miles south of Ex


Police: woman hid in unlocked SUV, threatened driver and led officers on a chase

A woman is accused of leading Carlisle Police on a brief chase in a stolen SUV with two small children in the backseat. According to police, Christy Fernandez hid inside an unlocked SUV in the Giant parking lot in the first block of South Spring Street just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When the drive

WGAL - 2018-03-21 23:53:00

Carlisle Police seek missing juvenile

Carlisle Police are asking for help to locate the a missing juvenile. Police say Mason Smith, 16, ran away from home and has not been seen since March 16. He is described as being 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, with brown curly hair below the ears. Smith was last seen wearing a dark

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-21 15:17:00

Upper Bermudian Road bridge closed

The Upper Bermudian Road bridge, spanning Bermudian Creek in Huntington and Tyrone townships, Adams County, was closed to through traffic Monday, March 19, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, according to a PennDOT news release. Repl

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2018-03-22 04:04:24

Police: Carlisle woman steals SUV with two children on board

Carlisle police are charging a woman with stealing a car with her children present. According to police Christy Fernandez hid in an unlocked vehicle in the Giant parking lot on Spring Garden street in Carlisle. When the victim got in her car Fernandez crawled into the the front of the car threateni

LOCAL21NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:26:14

PennDOT, Turnpike lift some travel restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike have lifted some of the restrictions put in place because of the winter storm. The overall ban on commercial vehicles was lifted from Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike, and the entire length of westbound Interstate 84

ABC27.COM - 2018-03-21 20:43:56

Two dead dogs dumped in Dauphin County, state police say

State police are investigating after two dead dogs were found dumped near a road in Dauphin County. Troopers say the dogs had been dead for about a week before they were found Monday along Clarks Valley Road, in Middle Paxton Township. It's not clear how the dogs died. Both dogs appeared to be boxer

WGAL - 2018-03-21 19:39:00

Winter storm marks the first day of spring

Winter saved its biggest storms for the first days of spring. Round one of a three-part system put down 3 to 6 inches of snow in neighboring counties, especially those to the south, but only a coating of snow on the grass and wet roads in the Carlisle area, according to ABC27 meteorologist Eric Fink


Here's what you need to know about the incoming snowstorm: Live updates

Officials with Pennsylvania Turnpike imposed a statewide ban on certain vehicles, and reduced the speed limit in some sections of the Turnpike as a result of the weather. National Weather Service initially predicted 8-12 inches of snow for Harrisburg and other areas of south central Pennsylvania, in


Florida phone scammer conned Dauphin County grandmother out of $15,000: Police

A Florida man has been charged with conning a 77-year-old Lower Paxton Township woman out of more than $15,000 in a phone scam, according to township police. Kiano L. Smith, 20, formerly of West Palm Beach, has been charged with two counts of theft by deception, one count of dealing in proceeds of u