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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

Shooting victim charged in earlier Harrisburg shooting after police respond to hospital 12/9/2016 4:54 pm UTC
The 20-year-old victim of the October shooting was wounded in the back and rushed to surgery, police said, but he now is paralyzed in the right leg.
High drug addiction rates correlate with Trump votes: Penn State study 12/9/2016 4:45 pm UTC
The addiction, as well as higher rates of alcoholism, equates to economic despair.
'It broke me,' says friend who watched Pa. teens' fatal, fiery crash on Facebook 12/9/2016 4:41 pm UTC
About 3 a.m. Tuesday, Samantha Piasecki, 17, of Scranton, watched the Facebook Live video in which her two friends die in a fiery crash. She had been driving with the two teens hours before.
'Unprecedented levels of surveillance': Are your kids' toys spying on you? 12/9/2016 4:36 pm UTC
Before buying the hot, new toy this holiday season, you might want to see if it connects to the Internet. Because advocates are saying it could pose significant privacy, security and other risks to
'Secret Santa' pays off school lunch debt for Pennsylvania students 12/9/2016 4:13 pm UTC
It wasn't immediately clear how much the donor paid to settle those accounts. As for the donor's identity, Larcinese said she's been sworn to secrecy.
Harrisburg murder defendant is on trial only because he's odd, lawyer says 12/9/2016 4:10 pm UTC
The prosecutor insisted there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to convict David Barksdale of killing 83-year-old Peggy Swann.
Safe Harbour group seeks donations to help Cumberland County residents in need 12/9/2016 3:52 pm UTC
Cumberland County's Safe Harbour has teamed up with F&M Trust in its annual campaign to raise money and collect donations of linens and blankets for the community's homeless and those in need.
Driver tried to scare children before hitting, killing 2-year-old niece: police 12/9/2016 3:26 pm UTC
Andrea Zimmerman died Sept. 20 after being hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by her aunt, Grace N. Martin, 23, of Terre Hill.
Big Vartan development, with houses and shops, needs 'controls,' township says 12/9/2016 3:21 pm UTC
PennDOT also will have a say.
Already hate flying? Well, in-flight phone calls may soon be allowed 12/9/2016 3:00 pm UTC
As if outrageous baggage fees, crying babies and cramped seats weren't enough to make flying unbearable, federal regulators are proposing allowing passengers to make in-flight calls.
Woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of 2-year-old 12/9/2016 2:59 pm UTC
Andrea Zimmerman died after being hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by her aunt. The 2-year-old reportedly was pinned between the minivan and the barn.
E-cigs pose 'significant' risk to teens: Surgeon General 12/9/2016 2:03 pm UTC
Use is higher among young people than adults, the report says.
Pa. 'caregivers' charged in death of man weighing just 76 lbs. 12/9/2016 1:06 pm UTC
Police found the 54-year-old man dead his bed, weighing just 76 pounds and riddled with bedsores. It took a full year, but now the man and woman who were allegedly caring for the victim face crimin
Pa. man accused of trying to strangle infant bolts from cops 12/9/2016 12:35 pm UTC
After a Pa. man allegedly tried to strangle and infant, only to be fought off by the baby's mother, the suspect bolted from cops and remains on the run.
2 Pa. teens die in fiery crash while broadcasting on Facebook Live 12/9/2016 12:11 pm UTC
In its short run, Facebook's live broadcasting platform in which any user can begin streaming live video from his or her cellphone has already seen its share of tragedies. Now two teens in Pa. are
Isolated snow showers possible for the midstate on Friday 12/9/2016 10:45 am UTC
Cold temperatures will stick around the area throughout the weekend, with high temperatures expected to be only in the 30s on Saturday and Sunday, forecasters said.
DA warns of Readers Digest sweepstakes scam 12/9/2016 3:01 am UTC
Scammers are telling residents they could be the winners of a $1.5 million sweepstakes.
Carlisle approves anti-discrimination ordinance: Video 12/9/2016 2:52 am UTC
Carlisle Borough Council voted 5 to 2 in favor of the Human Relations Ordinance.
Snowy conditions cause 13-vehicle pileup outside Erie; 15 injured 12/9/2016 2:31 am UTC
The 13-vehicle crash occurred Thursday afternoon, with snow accumulating on the roadway in Girard, some 20 miles south of Erie.
Harrisburg eyes hiring lobbyist to press city's interests at capitol 12/9/2016 2:26 am UTC
Meeting in council chambers for the second of two budget hearings Thursday night, council members questioned Mayor Eric Papenfuse on a $60,000 line item for lobbying. He is proposing a $65 million



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