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Penn National trainer admits to doping race horses
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:05:54 -0800

A Dauphin County thoroughbred horse trainer pleaded guilty Tuesday to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race days at Penn National Race Course in Grantville.

Pennsylvania couple plead not guilty in starvation death of disabled son
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:14:04 -0800

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania mother and father accused of letting their 9-year-old disabled son starve to death last summer entered pleas of not guilty on Thursday. Jarrod Tutko, 38, and Kimberly Tutko, 39, appeared in shackles for their arraignment in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas on charges of criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. The ...

Auditor general highlights tax-exempts in Erie County
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:59 -0800

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released a report that shows tax-exempt properties in Erie County cost municipalities and school districts throughout the county about $75.5 million in annual tax revenue.

PA Lottery Powerball Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Lehigh County
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:08:00 -0800

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball® ticket worth $1 million was sold in Allentown, Lehigh County, for the Wednesday, Dec. 17, drawing.This was the second million-dollar winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania this month; the first was sold in Philadelphia for the Saturday, Dec. 6, drawing.The winning ticket sold at 7-Eleven, 1801 S. Fourth St ...

PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325,000 Sold in Perry County
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:31:00 -0800

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Thursday, Dec. 18, drawing was sold at Village Square Shell, 5282 Spring Road, Shermans Dale, Perry County.The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 09-22-27-33-39, to win a prize of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.The retailer will receive a ...

A real, live Hershey bear?
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:26:13 -0800

Police in Dauphin County want residents to know about a possible bear roaming in Derry Township. Police there say they have received reports of a large black bear being spotted in the area of Hill Church Road in the southern portion of the Township. Police say black bears in Pennsylvania are generally not aggressive towards […]

Feds charge five illegal aliens arrested in Central Pennsylvania
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:56:03 -0800

HARRISBURG, PA (WPMT) The U.S. Attorney in Harrisburg files separate charges against five aliens who are in the United States illegally. All five were arrested in Central Pennsylvania. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Delfino Garcia-Arroyo, age 38, is charged in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg alleging that Garcia-Arroyo, […]

PUC fines 2 Allegheny County transportation companies
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:31:32 -0800

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday fined two Allegheny County transportation companies along with a dozen others that operate in Pennsylvania for failing to ...

Middletown man charged with rape of 13-year-old girl
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:08:30 -0800

A Middletown man charged by police with allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl on Aug. 1 was arrested in Lancaster on Sunday, Dec. 14 after fleeing his home with his two sons, authorities said.

Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese seeks new trial in corruption case
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:09:06 -0800

A former Pennsylvania House Democratic leader who served a sentence for corruption is seeking a new trial now that he's out of prison.