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Tower City man pleads guilty to robbing Dauphin County Dollar Store on clerk’s first day

DAUPHIN COUNTY — A 33-year-old Tower City man will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to attacking a cashier during the robbery of a Dauphin County Dollar General Store last year.


Harrisburg police take nearly 200 guns from criminals in a year: Take a look

The Harrisburg Police Department seized nearly 200 firearms from city streets in 2018. Department with officials Friday showcased about 60 of those firearms at a news conference, ranging from handguns and shotguns to an AK-47 with a high-capacity drum magazine.


York man accused of strangling his brother during Valentine’s Day fight over flowers

YORK — A 28-year-old York man has been charged with strangulation and other offenses after police say he attacked his brother during a Valentine’s Day dispute over flowers.


Trash and debris on the floor, a hole and mold in a cabinet; Dauphin County restaurant inspections

The following Dauphin County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania's health and safety regulations during inspections between Jan. 20-26. Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant befor


Pennsylvania Judge Sued After Calling Immigration On Couple’s Wedding Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who says he was unlawfully detained on his wedding day by a Pennsylvania judge who wrongly suspected he was in the United States illegally filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging violations of his constitutional rights.


Crash closes lane on I-81 in Dauphin County

A crash on Interstate 81 in Dauphin County has resulted in some traffic congestion. The crash happened in the southbound lanes just south of Exit 80 (PA 743 - GRANTVILLE/HERSHEY), according to 511PA.com. That crash has resulted in a lane closure.


Police: Eight children removed from "unlivable" Steelton home

STEELTON, Pa. — Steelton Police say two residents were charged with endangering the welfare of children earlier this month after an investigation found multiple children were found home alone.


Skipping school: 2 Dauphin County districts have some of the highest truancy rates in Pa.

Harrisburg and Steelton-Highspire school districts are among the 10 districts with the highest “habitual truancy” rates in Pennsylvania, under a new definition used for the first time in the 2017-18 academic year.


U.S. Marshals arrest 3 suspects wanted in connection with November 2018 shooting in Lower Paxton Township

LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested three suspects wanted in connection to a November 2018 shooting in Lower Paxton Township, according to U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane.


Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed. On Jan. 23, Judge Harvey Bartle III for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Randy Langer's motion to remand on the


Pennsylvania man accidentally runs over, kills wife in their driveway

PALMER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their Pennsylvania home. Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.


State Police Issue Over 800 Citations During February Storm

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers across the state worked throughout Tuesday’s winter storm to keep traffic moving and travelers safe. In addition to responding to crashes and disabled vehicles, troopers also enforced commercial vehicle restrictions implemented by the Pennsy


Woman accused of stealing, killing dog found burning at her home

A Hershey woman is accused of stealing and killing a dog that investigators found burnt remains of, according to police. Hummelstown police said a one-year-old miniature Pinscher/Poodle mixed breed dog named “Bambi” was reported stolen from a residence in the borough in April.


Pennsylvania drug bust seizes crack, heroin — and alligator

A Pennsylvania drug bust netted three suspects, over $5,000 in cash, crack-cocaine, heroin, a substance believed to be fentanyl — and a four-legged critter. South Coatesville cops were stunned to see a three-foot-long alligator on the residence’s kitchen floor during the Feb. 8 raid.


Two charged with endangering children, one for the 2nd time in 6 months

Two people are in custody after seven children were found inside their Steelton home in deplorable conditions. “There was human and dog feces strewed about the house. There was a hole in the roof and on the third floor there was black mold growing,” explained Detective Sergeant Bill Shaub, of the St


Males wanted in alleged December robbery, assault in Manheim Township arrested: police

The five males charged in an alleged December robbery and assault of three boys in Manheim Township have been arrested, according to police. Police announced the charges in a January news release, saying that a 17-year-old boy from Columbia had surrendered to police in December but four others were


Man charged with robbery of Harrisburg Subway restaurant

A pair of felony robbery charges has been filed against a man that Harrisburg police said displayed a gun and robbed a Subway restaurant Monday on N. Third Street. Richard Ciccocioppi, 27, faces two felony counts of robbery while threatening bodily injury, online court documents show.


Woman arrested after dog stolen, set on fire

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) - A Hershey woman has been arrested in a case where a dog was stolen and its remains were set on fire. Kathryn G. Grecia, 25, is charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals. She also faces misdemeanor counts of tampering with evidence and theft by unlawful ta


PHOTOS: Body found in freezer on vacant Dillsburg property

Two potential buyers of this property on Kralltown Road in Dillsburg found a human body in a chest freezer last week. State Police are investigating the death. Thursday, February 14, 2019. John A. Pavoncello photo.


Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

The Eastern hellbender (Photo by Dave Herasimtschuk, U.S. Department of Agriculture: usda.gov) "The Eastern hellbender exemplifies what is good about Pennsylvania's waterways."