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Family displaced in Dauphin County house fire

A house fire displaced a Swatara Township family Thursday evening, according to fire officials. Swatara Township Chambers Hill Chief Mike Ibberson said the dispatch first went out at 9:38 p.m. for a chimney fire at a home in the 4900 block of Linda Lane.


Former Harrisburg State Hospital will be ‘the next hot development site’ under deal struck by the state, Dauphin County

The former Harrisburg State Hospital property will become “the next hot development site” in the midstate under a deal struck between Dauphin County and the state to market the historic tract, county commissioners said Thursday evening.


Central Pa. man charged in homicide of wife who has been missing since 1981: police

A York County man was arrested Thursday with the homicide of his wife, who has been missing for 39 years. Warrington Township Police in Bucks County charged William Walter Korzon, 76, who most recently lived in Lower Windsor Township in York county, with homicide, criminal solicitation of homicide a


Police: Man forced way into Harrisburg home, raped woman and sexually assaulted child

Detrail Raheem Foster faces felony charges of rape by forcible compulsion, rape by threat of forcible compulsion, robbery, burglary and indecent assault of a person younger than 13, according to court documents.


‘Middletown’ at Bucks County Playhouse: Four stars in a good-natured play about friendship

They’re billing it as the Fab Four, and it is, sort of. In Middletown, playing through April 21 at Bucks County Playhouse, you have four very familiar faces from classic TV and film. They’re pros, they have great faces, they hit off one another well, and they make this play-in-development worth seei


Pennsylvania Man Sleeping In Dumpster Loses Prosthetic Leg After Ending Up In Trash Truck

MCKEES ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man sleeping in a dumpster was tossed into the back of a garbage truck as the trash was being emptied, causing him to lose his prosthetic leg.


Student brings airsoft pistol to Dauphin County school

Middletown Area School District posted a notice to its website regarding an incident at Middletown Area Middle School, today. After PSSA testing ended, a student told a staff member that they heard from others that a fellow student had brought a gun to school.


Fire damages Swatara Twp. home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A fire damaged a home in Swatara Township Thursday night. It broke out on the second floor of a home on the 4900 block of Linda Lane around 9:30 p.m. No one was home at the time.


Lawmakers push for less distracted driving

LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Dauphin County -- It’s as simple as hitting the don’t disturb or downloading an app on your phone that disables incoming calls, texts or emails while driving.


Central Pennsylvania weather: Strong storms possible Friday; Flash Flood Watch issued

SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, Pa. — A cold front could bring heavy rain to central Pennsylvania on Friday, so the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch that will go into effect in the afternoon.


Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states

A bright green fireball was spotted in the nighttime sky on Tuesday by hundreds of people in southern Pennsylvania and 8 other states. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball raced north to south at 10:57 p.m. and ended its flight in the Atlantic Ocean east of Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Elderly man missing and endangered

State Police in Lancaster are searching for Peter Green, 82. Green is a white man, described as 5'10", weighing 180 lbs., with short balding gray hair, brown eyes and wearing glasses.


Pa. House approves more child sex abuse bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.


Woman accused of stealing nearly $300K from employer

MT. LEBANON, Pa. - A woman is accused of stealing nearly $300,000 from a company she’s worked at for the past decade. Karen Vechter was the highest paid employee at the Braff Group, according to its CEO, but that apparently didn’t stop her from taking more.


Bizarre burglar who targeted sleeping women can’t escape 12- to 24-year prison term

A state Superior Court panel has refused to void the 12- to 24-year prison term of a central Pennsylvania man convicted of two bizarre burglaries where he preyed upon sleeping women.


Second Street construction continues in Harrisburg

Harrisburg — Its a project that seems everlasting: construction on 2nd Street in Harrisburg. Why does it seem likes it’s never going away?. The construction is all about replacing gas mains in the city.


Sentinel police log for April 18

Lower Allen Township Police (717-975-7575) Mariah Davis, 22, of Harrisburg, was charged with forgery, theft by unlawful taking and bad checks for an incident that occurred in May 2017. Police said two counterfeit checks were placed into Davis's account at Members First FCU at 5000 Louise Drive, draw


Norwich man with warrant out of Pennsylvania facing charges following Ledyard traffic stop

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Norwich man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop in Ledyard. According to officials, on Tuesday around 4:00 p.m., a vehicle was pulled over after officers noticed it had an expired registration plate.


Franklin County representatives condemn Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s upcoming ‘listening tour’ stop

HARRISBURG – The Franklin County delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives issued a statement Thursday after declining to participate in Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s “listening tour” stop in Franklin County.


Wanted man fleeing state police hit trooper in Central Pennsylvania, authorities say

WHARTON — Authorities say a man wanted on forgery charges hit a state trooper with his car and led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended when he ran into some woods. Troopers tried to stop Pete Lancaster around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near Route 40 in Farmington. But authorities say the 28-year-old Un