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Harrisburg man accused of making bomb threats at high school, restaurants

A Harrisburg man faces more than a dozen felony charges after police said he used a cellphone to call in bomb threats to an area high school, as well as a number of fast food restaurants.


U.S. Marshals arrest Harrisburg fugitive in raid of Lancaster home

LANCASTER COUNTY — A 22-year-old Dauphin County man was arrested Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force during the raid of a home in Manor Township. Tymere Laquan Eaton was wanted for a home-invasion robbery that occurred on Dec. 31, 2018, in Lower Paxton Township, according to


Closer look at plans to change PA Criminal Justice System

Harrisburg, Pa. - The state's top watchdog said plans that will change Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice System could not only benefit society, but also save taxpayers millions. Matt Heckel was live at the state capitol with the details.


Snow falling, but major storm still ahead this weekend

Central Pennsylvania is under a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Friday, but a bigger storm is still on the way. Franklin, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Adams, York and Lancaster counties are all under the advisory which says 2 inches are expected overnight, according to the National Weat


Harrisburg police to start issuing warnings for cars left running, unattended

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Harrisburg police will begin issuing warnings to drivers who leave their cars idling during cold weather. The warnings beginning Thursday are an attempt to prevent an increase in stolen vehicles that occurs during winter when people leave their cars running and unattended, c


Dauphin Co. woman convicted for the near-death of 4-month-old daughter

Warning: This story contains graphic details that readers may find disturbing. A Dauphin County jury today found a woman guilty of causing severe and permanent injuries to her four-month-old daughter.


Man sought for robbery at food store

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Police are asking for help to identify a man wanted for robbing a Harrisburg-area grocery store. Susquehanna Township police released a surveillance photo of the man. They said he robbed the Weis Markets store on Union Deposit Road just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Amtrak cancels trains for Keystone, Pennsylvanian services on Sunday

Amtrak has released a modified service schedule for Sunday, January 20 ahead of the potential winter weather:. Keystone Service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg) trains 662, 664, 672, 661, 667 and 671 are canceled.


Dauphin County Judge Jeannine Turgeon shifting to senior judge status

After nearly 28 years on the bench, Dauphin County Judge Jeannine Turgeon is about to enter what could best be described as a form of semi-retirement. Turgeon, the only Democrat on the county court, said she will go to senior judge status at the end of March, soon after she turns 66. She said she wi


Police: One dead in I-83 crash in Lower Allen

State Police at Harrisburg said there is one confirmed fatality from a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 83 Thursday morning. Police said they were contacted at 8:18 a.m. about a car reportedly under a tractor-trailer on I-83 south in Lower Allen.


Woman faces felony accused of pedestrian hit-and-run crash

A Harrisburg woman faces a felony charge after police said she crashed her car into a pedestrian last month in Swatara Township before fleeing the scene. Joyce E. Smith, 62, is faces a felony charge of accidents involving death or personal injury, as well as lesser charges of failure to stop and giv


Police trying to ID Harrisburg burglary suspect

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Police are trying to identify a man suspected of burglarizing a Harrisburg convenience store. The incident occurred on Dec. 29, 2018 at AJ's Corner Store located at 523 South 15th Street.


Top state legislative staffer, Karen Coates has died

HARRISBURG — Karen Coates, the first woman to hold the position of Chief of Staff to speaker of the Pennsylvania House, has died. Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death today of his chief of staff, Karen S. Coates, Esq.:


Warming your car in your driveway could cost you up to $1,000 in these Central PA cities

No one likes getting in a cold car and it may seem innocent enough to warm your car up in the driveway. In these Central Pennsylvania cities, leaving your car unattended while it warms could cost you up to $1,000 in fines.


Actor Kirk Cameron gives marriage, parenting advice in central Pa. church visit

Actor Kirk Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver in the popular 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains”, will be discussing a different set of pains this spring at a church in central Pennsylvania -- namely those pertaining to marriage and parenting.


Woman in fatal '18 house raid facing new charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman at the center of a 2018 raid in Harrisburg that led to the fatal shooting of a deputy U.S. marshal has been released from prison. Pennlive.com reports Shayla Towles Pierce likely won't face charges in connection with the marshal's death, but is facing new drug charges.


Two men facing charges after search reveals drugs, guns, money in Harrisburg

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– Two men are facing charges after a search revealed a large amount of drugs, money, and guns. Genaro Rivera, 20, and Tyrese Ruiz, 19, are facing possession with intent to deliver, persons not to possess a firearm, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.


HBGSD: Racial tensions not cause of Monday’s fight at Harrisburg High

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Following a fight in the cafeteria at Harrisburg High School on Monday, school officials say what's happening inside school hallways is not as bad as it seems from the outside.


Pennsylvania man charged in iPhone scam

Gabriel Evangelista Rosario — FAIRFIELD — Gabriel Rosario, a 33-year-old man from Hazleton, Pa., was charged with identity theft after allegedly scamming a local resident. On Jan. 13, a Fairfield resident reported they had been a victim of identity theft when they provided an individual impersonatin


N-C: Upcoming Community Events for Jan. 17

The Cumberland Valley Relief Center will host its 11th annual Quilt Show from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg.