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Dauphin County district attorney's office agrees to look into sexually explicit e-mails
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:52:03 -0700

The Dauphin County District Attorney's Office has agreed to launch an investigation into sexually explicit e-mails sent several years ago between employees in the state Attorney General's office and their co-workers in other departments.

2 men arrested for knife-related robberies in Lower Paxton
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:25:02 -0700

By: Marc Stempka LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two men from western Pennsylvania have been arrested for knife-related crimes in Dauphin County. Lower Paxton Township police said Wednesday officers arrested Rafael Ivan Picado, 33, and Zachary Keaton Stroud, 27, both of Indiana, Pennsylvania, for the incidents that occurred Oct. ...

Middletown Police Dept
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:52:03 -0700

A study on whether to combine some or all of the 17 municipal police departments in Dauphin County should be completed by spring, county officials said.

Lower Paxton police investigate three crimes involving knives in 24 hours
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:34:21 -0700

By: Marc Stempka LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in Dauphin County are investigating three incidents involving knives, which included a robbery, an attempted robbery and a home burglary. Police in Lower Paxton Township said three incidents happened Tuesday and they are investigating whether or not they are connected. ...

Passing The Trash Bill: Making kids safer
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:49:39 -0700

Reported by: Jesse Knutson HARRISBURG, Dauphin County-- The Pennsylvania legislature passed a new bill aimed at protecting school children by strengthening background checks for teachers. The bill, if signed by the governor, will broaden background checks for teachers by including any suspected abuse or misconduct by teachers in previous school districts. ...

Dauphin County Commissioners show support for domestic violence victims in Harrisburg
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:26:52 -0700

Dauphin County’s Victims/Witness Assistance Program and County Commissioners are taking steps to help domestic violence victims and their families in Harrisburg. They hosted an event on Thursday to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Dauphin County Courthouse to raise money for victims. The community came together to show their support– selling baked goods, jewelry, […]

Dauphin County could roll out new way to handle Meals On Wheels
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:20:21 -0700

Reported by: Kyle Rogers HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Dauphin County commissioners are considering rolling out a new way to handle its Meals On Wheels program boasting cost savings and more help to seniors. On Tuesday afternoon, commissioners Mike Pries and George Hartwick III visited The Nutrition Group facility in York County having the same lunch thousands of seniors were served earlier. ...

Actions taken against 159 Pa. businesses, individuals
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:25:21 -0700

In September, 159 disciplinary actions were taken against Pennsylvania businesses and individuals by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

Deals to dismiss turnpike charges approved
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:22:02 -0700

And then there were four. Dauphin County Court Judge Richard A. Lewis on Tuesday approved the deals under which all charges could eventually be dismissed against two of the six defendants in the state Attorney General's Office's pay-to-play case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

In Brief: Ruling splits defendants in Pa. Turnpike case
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:03:52 -0700

HARRISBURG -- A series of court rulings Monday splintered the remaining defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption scandal.