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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

72-year-old man killed in Cumberland County crash 10/23/2014 3:00 am UTC
A man was killed in an accident Wednesday night after he lost control of his vehicle in Cumberland County, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Coroner's Office.
Silver Spring Township officials, residents discuss needs of volunteer fire companies, consider fire tax increase 10/23/2014 2:59 am UTC
Officials of the two volunteer fire companies in Silver Spring Township have asked the community and the board of supervisors to consider raising the fire tax four times its current amount to assur
Halloween costume party is for the dogs at Ronald McDonald House of Central Pennsylvania 10/23/2014 2:45 am UTC
A 'Howl-oween' costume party with animal assisted therapy dogs and cats is held at Ronald McDonald House of Central Pennsylvania in Derry Township.  The dogs and cats are part of a group of mo
Thompson/Perry debate: Affordable Care Act, minimum wage and immigration reform 10/23/2014 2:34 am UTC
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and former Harrisburg mayor Linda Thompson kept their attacks to the issues during their second public debate Wednesday evening.
Man charged with night prowling, stalking Lebanon County woman, police say 10/23/2014 2:19 am UTC
Ryan Glowacki, 27, has been charged with terroristic threats, stalking and loitering and prowling at night, according to a Wednesday news release from state police in Jonestown.
Giant recalls hot peppers for potential Salmonella contamination 10/23/2014 2:01 am UTC
Giant Food Stores has removed some of its store-brand hot peppers from shelves because of the potential for Salmonella contamination, the company said in a news release Wednesday.
Bloom, Bartoli wrangle over taxes, spending, education at 199th state House debate 10/23/2014 1:34 am UTC
Rep. Stephen Bloom and Democratic challenger Jill Sunday Bartoli squared off over spending, taxes, voting rights and the state's pension crisis during a 199th state House District debate at Dickins
Harrisburg tax abatement plan must create jobs for local minorities, residents say at public meeting 10/23/2014 1:29 am UTC
Harrisburg officials held a meeting at the school district offices Wednesday night to discuss a proposed 10-year, citywide property tax abatement to spur economic development.
Fairview Elementary School closed Thursday 10/23/2014 1:01 am UTC
Fairview Elementary School is closed Thursday, according to a Wednesday news release from West Shore School District officials.
Fired Williamsport cop to collect unemployment over city's objection 10/23/2014 12:48 am UTC
Jonathan DePrenda, 33, was fired last Thursday by City Council for violating department rules and regulations related to a fiery fatal accident in January.
Fundraiser underway for Canadensis man repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein: report 10/23/2014 12:29 am UTC
Dawn DiBiase, 40, started the Go Fund Me fundraiser to raise money toward a car for James Tully, 39, who said he has been stopped by police more than 20 times on his walk to work because of the mis
Former Penn State student waives hearing for allegedly threatening to 'kill everyone' at student center 10/22/2014 11:21 pm UTC
Jong Seong Shim's decision Wednesday clears the way for a trial or a plea agreement on misdemeanor terroristic threats and disorderly conduct charges.
Pennsylvania family values group asks for a criminal review in state government pornography scandal 10/22/2014 10:56 pm UTC
A spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane said her preliminary review found office policy breaches, but not crimes.
Medical marijuana: 'Each DA has to make their own determination' 10/22/2014 10:10 pm UTC
Pennsylvania district attorneys already have discretion in how they prosecute marijuana cases, but experts say they must be careful in how they apply they law.
Cumberland County chief clerk says projected 2015 budget gap 'close enough' to avoid tax increase 10/22/2014 9:49 pm UTC
Taxpayers probably won't have to dig deeper to pay Cumberland County in 2015.The Patriot-News  CARLISLE – Ongoing belt tightening and two consecutive tax hikes seem to be paying off as C
Judicial panel weighs fate of pastor embattled by gay marriage 10/22/2014 9:45 pm UTC
Former Lebanon County United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer will have to wait until as late as Monday to find out whether his reinstatement in his church remains permanent. Schaefer on Wednes
Arbor Ridge residents seek snow plowing help from North Londonderry Township 10/22/2014 9:13 pm UTC
Last winter, on roads covered with four inches of ice, students walked along the streets of Arbor Ridge while cars slipped and slid past them, according to Rebecca Gooden, president of the Arbor Ri
Jury convicts Harrisburg man of attempted murder for 'street justice' shooting of robbery witness 10/22/2014 9:08 pm UTC
The victim was a witness in a 1997 robbery case.
Cumberland County candidates' night set for Oct. 23 10/22/2014 8:32 pm UTC
A candidates' forum will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Carlisle Fire & Rescue, 177 Carlisle Spring Road for races affecting Cumberland County voters.The public will have a chance to meet candid
Hunting, trapping restrictions lifted in Pike County as Eric Frein manhunt continues 10/22/2014 8:08 pm UTC
Restrictions remain in place in Price, Barrett and Paradise townships in Monroe County.
Harrisburg police took 'clear action' when they learned of stalking allegations against corporal 10/22/2014 7:09 pm UTC
City officials could not address specific questions about stalking charges against Cpl. Todd Chance, but said the department immediately suspended him last month when they learned of the allegations.

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