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Residents turn out to get free potassium iodide pills in case of nuclear disaster
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:38:25 -0800

It's a situation most people would rather not think about: a radiological disaster. But with Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant in southern York County and Three Mile Island nearby in Dauphin County, some York countians came out Thursday to get pills that would help protect them in case of a nuclear

91 members of the 139th PSP graduating class set to serve
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:36:50 -0800

Reported by: Jesse Knutson HERSHEY, Dauphin County—91 cadets graduated from their 27-week long Pennsylvania State Police training program on Friday, making them PSP troopers. "They want this job. They want to do this job, they want to make a difference. ...

Pints for Prostate kicks off "Movember"
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:06:40 -0800

Reported by: Jesse Knutson Derry Township - Dauphin County: To kick off mustache November (Movember), the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition joined up with Troegs Brewery in Hershey on Sunday for the second annual "Pints for Prostate." The event focused on more than just raising money, but raising awareness about prostate cancer. ...

Drug Warrants Issued for 13
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:46:30 -0800

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against 13 suppliers and street-level dealers in Altoona, who are accused of distributing heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs. The charges are the latest for the Blair County Drug Task Force, a cooperative effort of Attorney General Kane's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Blair County District Attorney ...

New PA Senate Leaders
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:46:34 -0800

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY - Senator Jake Corman(R-34) of Centre County has been elected Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania State Senate.  Senator Corman was first elected in 1998.  Corman previously chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee and has served as a member of the Banking and Insurance, Education, Game and Fisheries, Rules and Executive Nominations, and State Government Committees ...

Charges filed against Dauphin County District Judge
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:41:17 -0800

The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board filed formal charges against Dauphin County Magisterial District Justice Robert Jennings III today, accusing him of ethics violations. In the complaint, Jennings is accused of demanding constables who worked in his office to contribute 10% of their earnings to his campaign fund. If they did not provide the kickback, Jennings […]

$800,000 jackpot hit in Philadelphia suburbs
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:23:58 -0800

A Pennsylvania Cash 5 jackpot worth $800,000 was won Monday night by a ticket sold in Montgomery County.

Tom Wolf wins race for Governor
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:36:40 -0800

Reported By: Michael Gorsegner HARRISBURG -- Wednesday morning the results are in and Pennsylvania will have a new Governor for the next four years. York County businessman and Democrat Tom Wolf won with 55 percent of the votes compared to Republican Gov. ...

Dauphin County Regionalization Committee meets to discuss police merger
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:56:03 -0800

Dauphin County officials are continuing to look into the possibility of combining the county’s 17 police departments. The Dauphin County Police Regionalization Committee held its second public meeting on Thursday in Lower Paxton Township to talk about the merger. The committee heard presentation from the Washington D.C. based Police Executive Research Forum, the Pennsylvania Economy […]

The turnpike scandal: More wet noodles
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:26:49 -0800

How disgusting it is to see that good-old-fashioned bribery is not only alive and well in Pennsylvania, the State of Corruption, but tolerated, if not ...