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Crash closes I-81 near Hershey, Linglestown exits

A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate-81 southbound in Dauphin County has caused the closure of all lanes, according to PennDOT officials. On the 511PA site, officials said that the crash closed all southbound lanes about a mile south of the Exit 39 (Manada Hill/Hershey) and Exit 72 (Paxtonia/Linglest


District 3 Boys Basketball: For Big Spring, Class 5A loss to Milton Hershey a bittersweet experience

HERSHEY — The final score — 86-54 — will probably be buried in the recesses of their brains as quickly as possible. For Big Spring boys basketball, Thursday’s District 3 Class 5A consolation quarterfinal loss at Milton Hershey is one to forget. But the moment could be one to remember.


Chocolate Covered February at Devon in Hershey

DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa— This morning FOX43’s Chris Garrett learned more about Hershey’s Chocolate Covered February. 5 years of sweetness, Chocolate-Covered February returns to Hershey, Pa. in 2019. Visitors are invited to participate in more than 90 enticing, yet informative events and activities design


Country star Luke Combs performs at Hershey’s Giant Center: Photos

The country music singer and songwriter Luke Combs performed at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, Feb. 21, as part of his ongoing “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour.” Combs is touring in support of his debut album, “This One’s For You,” which has gone platinum. The album is also the most streame


Pennsylvania lawmaker wants statewide vote on legal marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania senator wants to give voters a say in the debate over recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny, Westmoreland) says he will introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election.


Iron Hill Brewery in Hershey's saison Bonnie Brae is named after the thoroughbred of lemons

This past weekend we found ourselves on a family adventure in “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and decided to make reservations for an early dinner at Hershey’s new Iron Hill Brewery location.


Pennsylvania boy fatally impaled by glass from shattered picture frame

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was killed when a glass-framed photo fell from a wall at his family’s Philadelphia home, spraying the room with chards that struck him in the abdomen.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Hummelstown Fire Department officials voice safety concerns with Dauphin County paging system

HUMMELSTOWN, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Fire officials in Dauphin County are questioning how safe their paging systems are. Deputy Fire Chief of Hummelstown Fire Department, Leland Blough, says the pagers they use, requires them to look down and read fire calls, sometimes while driving, making them unsa


Englewood Barn restaurant project in Hershey delayed as brewer files for bankruptcy

Englewood Barn’s opening in Hershey is delayed after brewer, Rubber Soul Brewing Company, has filed for bankruptcy. Plans for the live music venue/restaurant, which is part of the Hershey West End mixed-use development, are being slightly adjusted, said Rick Russell, a partner in the project.


Pennsylvania man sentenced for high speed chase through Guernsey & Belmont counties

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — A man who led police on a high speed pursuit through Guernsey and Belmont counties in November has been sentenced. 24-year-old Dakota Iarrusso of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was sentenced to to 2 1/2 years in prison in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Iarrusso had p


What to do with Wertzville Road? Officials ask residents for input into traffic, building plans

Hampden Township will ask residents to work in small groups to come up with a vision and tactics to guide the future of Wertzville Road. Wertville Road is also state Route 944.


Texas family reunited with their dog, found in Pennsylvania

CUMRU TOWNSHIP, Pa. - They say dog is man's best friend. For one man in Texas, losing his best friend, 7-year-old "Geno," when she ran off was heart-wrenching. Then 9 months later, he got the call that she'd been found all the way in Pennsylvania.


Farmer’s spreader leaks manure on street in Lebanon County borough

RICHLAND BOROUGH, Lebanon County — Fire and Hazmat crews were called to clean up a hazardous materials incident in Richland Borough, Lebanon County Thursday afternoon. Emergency dispatch reported that a farmer’s manure spreader began leaking, spreading manure along Race Street, in the area between L


College of Medicine Dean and Penn State Health CEO Craig Hillemeier to retire

HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs and chief executive officer of Penn State Health, has announced his upcoming retirement. Hillemeier is committed to remaining in his role through the conclusion of the 2


The Polar Vortex's Impact On Pennsylvania Stink Bugs

If one good thing comes out of the polar vortex that descended upon Pennsylvania earlier this winter, driving up heating bills and driving residents indoors, it could be this: less stink bugs.


Howard's goal begins with first step

Trey Howard is treating this wrestling postseason as if it were his last chance because, well, it is. The talented senior from Waynesburg High School has been to the Giant Center in Hershey, but only as a spectator.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


‘Oops! That wasn’t supposed to happen.’ After Pennsylvania suit, Verizon coughs up promised goodies.

That’s how Verizon began an email apologizing to customers after the Pennsylvania attorney general sued the communications giant for allegedly failing to deliver on marketing promises.