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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

Midstate looking at dry week with highs in the 70s, weather service says 9/22/2014 10:05 pm UTC
Clear skies and high temperatures in the 70s are expected this week in the Harrisburg area, according to weather forecasters.
2 men posed as PPL Electric workers in attempted 'distraction' burglary, police say 9/22/2014 9:13 pm UTC
East Lampeter Township police are investigating an attempted "distraction" burglary that was reported Friday.
Three takeaways from Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf's Monday appearance at the Pennsylvania Press Club 9/22/2014 9:10 pm UTC
Democrat Wolf's afternoon appearance served him as a de facto warm-up for debate with Gov. Tom Corbett tonight.
Coroner's office called to fatal accident in York County 9/22/2014 8:48 pm UTC
The accident was reported at the intersection of Collinsville and Gum Tree roads in Chanceford Township, according to York County 911.
Retired Harrisburg Police Capt. Quinn Massey remembered as 'true public servant' 9/22/2014 8:17 pm UTC
Elijah 'Quinn' Massey was " a good dude, who did a lot and loved God," said the Rev. Micah Sims at Bethel AME Church at 1721 N. 5th Street, summing up the 31-year police veteran.
'Strands of weave, pieces of wood' left behind after large brawl in Steelton, police say 9/22/2014 7:48 pm UTC
Steelton police reported Monday they are investigating a large brawl that broke out late Saturday in the 200 block of Lincoln Street.
Midstate residents among those sentenced for welfare fraud 9/22/2014 7:45 pm UTC
A Harrisburg woman was the largest offender among a group that deliberately cheated the welfare system of more than $50,000 in benefits, according to the Office of Inspector General Michael A. Sprow.
Police identify victim of fatal motorcycle accident near Hersheypark 9/22/2014 7:02 pm UTC
A small pickup truck and the motorcycle Connor operated collided near the employee/service entrance of Hersheypark at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Gas prices continue to fall in the Harrisburg area 9/22/2014 6:51 pm UTC
The average gas price in the Harrisburg area has dropped 4 cents in a week.
Cumberland County crash sends one person to hospital, dispatch says 9/22/2014 6:36 pm UTC
One vehicle flipped during the accident, according to Cumberland County emergency dispatch.
Williamsport firm making wire rope for Wallenda's Chicago skywalk 9/22/2014 6:26 pm UTC
The approximately 1,000 foot-long rope that Nik Wallenda will use for his Chicago feat is three-fourths of an inch in diameter compared with two inches for his earlier walks.
Hampden Township awards traffic signal design contract 9/22/2014 6:04 pm UTC
A contract has been awarded for the design of a traffic signal at the intersection of St. John's Church and Industrial Park roads in Hampden Township.
Nighttime traffic restrictions planned for I-83 in Lemoyne this week 9/22/2014 5:39 pm UTC
Construction crews also will lift a new overhead highway sign truss into place on Sept. 24.
York White Rose Run will affect traffic 9/22/2014 5:24 pm UTC
The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27 on North Beaver Street.
Job fair to be held at Colonial Park Mall 9/22/2014 5:20 pm UTC
The job fair will be held noon-6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Colonial Park Mall.
Equal opportunity in Susquehanna Twp. schools up for discussion at state Human Relations Commission meeting 9/22/2014 5:04 pm UTC
Shannon Powers, spokeswoman for the commission, said the number of African American and white students are roughly even in Susquehanna Township High School, "but the statistics show that African Am
Burglaries under investigation in Gettysburg area 9/22/2014 5:04 pm UTC
State police in Gettysburg are investigating several recent burglaries in Adams County.
Summer was 'average,' says National Weather Service 9/22/2014 4:52 pm UTC
Autumn officially arrives at the equinox at 10:29 p.m. tonight, but NWS summarizes "summer" as the period June through August, said meteorologist Elyse Colbert.
Susquehanna Township Planning Commission to review Vartan Group's rezoning request 9/22/2014 4:28 pm UTC
A change to Traditional Neighborhood Development zoning would position the Vartan Group to pursue township approval of plans for a village-style business complex fronting new residences, all on 58
Reports: York man shot in buttocks 9/22/2014 4:20 pm UTC
A York man was reportedly shot this morning on West Princess Street, the York Daily Record reports.
What we know so far about the search for slain trooper suspect Eric Frein 9/22/2014 4:01 am UTC
As state police prepare for Day 10 in the search for a man suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and critically wounding another, here's a recap of developments in the case.



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