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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

Chance of rain today and Friday for the midstate, forecasters say 8/21/2014 9:15 am UTC
The chance for rain and thunderstorms will decrease around the midstate as we move toward the weekend, according to forecasters with AccuWeather and the National Weather Service in State College.
Planning commissions to review zoning requests for Grantham development project 8/21/2014 3:54 am UTC
The developer expects to build the project in phases over 15 to 20 years at a cost of $50 million to $100 million.
Grantham could wait another year for controversial housing development decision 8/21/2014 3:02 am UTC
Residents in and around Grantham oppose developer Harry Banzhoff Jr.'s plan to build 10, single-family houses, and 54 townhouses on 44 acres.
Lower Swatara Township seeks more funding for Richardson Road Bridge replacement 8/21/2014 1:34 am UTC
The Lower Swatara Township Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday night authorizing the township to file for a $200,000 Local Share Municipal Grant request for the proposed Ri
Drivers cautioned about roadwork on PA Turnpike near Route 15 exit ramp 8/21/2014 1:18 am UTC
Drivers were asked to take extra precautions while driving on the turnpike in the area of Exit 236 for Route 15 in Upper Allen Township.
Police: Man told 13-year-old girl to 'Get in my van,' during attempted child luring in Red Lion 8/20/2014 11:03 pm UTC
the man who shouted at the victim was described as white, about 30 years old with short dark hair, a mustache — possibly a goatee — and glasses or sunglasses, police said.
How to create fair public school funding? 4 questions committee faces 8/20/2014 10:21 pm UTC
First working meeting of legislative task force covers all kinds of issues and, surprise, gubernatorial politics largely stays out of it.
Police: Teen charged as an adult in Hall Manor shooting death 8/20/2014 10:19 pm UTC
Niejea Stern was charged with criminal homicide, among other offenses, in Tuesday's shooting death of Malik Stern-Jones, 18.
Harrisburg hammer murder trial defendant tells jury he's 'a victim of circumstance' 8/20/2014 9:43 pm UTC
Jonathan Cornish testifies that he found his roommate's battered body, but did not kill him.
Wilson College opens dorm-room doors for first time to male students 8/20/2014 9:32 pm UTC
For the first time in its 145-year history, Wilson College, a traditionally all-women's institution, is introducing co-ed residence buildings.
Storms trailing off, but more rain possible before 11 p.m. 8/20/2014 8:48 pm UTC
Thursday, however, will not bring a respite from the rain. The NWS is calling for a chance of showers throughout the day, with thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.
Dauphin County to investigate agencies that responded to Jarrod Tutko Jr. case 8/20/2014 8:17 pm UTC
Children & Youth Services' responses will be reviewed.
Gag order in Tutko investigation isn't for criminal case, sources say 8/20/2014 7:45 pm UTC
The Dauphin County juvenile court judge in the Jarrod Tutko Jr. case is not making details about the gag order public.
Cumberland Valley senior has collected over 5,000 jars of peanut butter for food bank 8/20/2014 7:39 pm UTC
Giant Foods matched her donation, bringing the total to around 5,000.
Comcast customers back online after brief outage, but Harrisburg City Hall still without internet 8/20/2014 7:12 pm UTC
Comcast service is being provided to Harrisburg's City Government Building at 10 N. Second Street, but an internal problem has knocked out employee's email, a Comcast spokesman said.
Average gas price in the Harrisburg area remains steady 8/20/2014 6:55 pm UTC
The average gas price in Pennsylvania today is $3.48 a gallon. In the Harrisburg area, it is $3.39 a gallon.
Shippensburg man faces 1 to 2 years in Christmas Eve assault, theft 8/20/2014 6:39 pm UTC
After pleading guilty in Cumberland County Court Tuesday to charges of theft and simple assault, Jordan K. Chambers, 29, was sentenced to up to 2 years of confinement.
Suspect in three Middletown burglaries arrested after running from officers, police say 8/20/2014 6:17 pm UTC
Eric S. Heck, 30, is a suspect in three burglaries reported in Middletown.
Harrisburg parking revenue fell short of expectations, but covered obligations 8/20/2014 6:17 pm UTC
Six-months of data released Wednesday showed overall revenue for Harrisburg's new parking system fell below expectations, but covered expenses and debt obligations.
Carlisle man gets up to 7 years for striking woman, trying to grab cop's gun 8/20/2014 6:17 pm UTC
Michael J. Shoemaker, 40 was sentenced Tuesday in Cumberland County Court to 18 months to 7 years in state prison on charges of robbery, disarming a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Retiring Harrisburg School Board secretary feels 'privileged' to have served district 8/20/2014 6:16 pm UTC
Harrisburg School Board members approved the retirement of school board secretary Carol Kaufmann on Monday. Kaufmann has served the district for nearly 12 years.

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