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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

Panel of Harrisburg School District students debate police in schools, educational landscape 1/30/2015 3:20 am UTC
Local students discussed myriad topics, notably whether police should be in schools.
Forecasters warn drivers of black ice, slippery roads through the weekend 1/30/2015 2:54 am UTC
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Is your school closing Friday? Check here for updates 1/30/2015 2:19 am UTC
Sleet, snow and freezing rain are expected in the midstate Thursday night and into Friday morning.
Palmyra Area School District lauds Reading Recovery program 1/30/2015 2:12 am UTC
Palmyra has been particularly successful in running the program, director Rosemary Sargent told the school board Thursday night.
Statewide grand jury investigating forged Northumberland County court order 1/30/2015 2:05 am UTC
"It looked like a real order," Waffenschmidt said. But, when he checked the signature he noted the judge's last name was misspelled Seylor.
State police fire marshal unit investigating destroyed cabin 1/30/2015 1:47 am UTC
The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit is investigating after a man said he returned to his property to find that fire had claimed his cabin.
Palmyra administrators express concern about Project Based Assessments 1/30/2015 1:41 am UTC
Some projects cannot be completed until senior year, which means they could interrupt the schooling of students who attend the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center.
West Shore man charged in hardware store retail theft, police say 1/30/2015 12:00 am UTC
West Shore Regional Police arrested a New Cumberland man they said admitted to stealing items from a West Shore hardware store last week.
Attorney General asks to delay hearing on status of Office of Open Records' director 1/29/2015 11:48 pm UTC
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records.
Multiple news outlets reporting Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord subject of investigation 1/29/2015 11:21 pm UTC
Hours after state Treasurer Rob McCord announced his planned resignation from an elected office on Feb. 12, three media outlets reported anonymous sources saying he was the subject of a federal inv
Former Penn State player who overcame spinal injury now N.J. lawmaker 1/29/2015 11:11 pm UTC
A former Penn State football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury has been sworn in as a New Jersey legislator.
Heavy traffic reported in midstate commute: evening traffic update 1/29/2015 11:00 pm UTC
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Toys R Us closes Swatara Township store at the Harrisburg Mall 1/29/2015 10:33 pm UTC
The company had announced in late December that they would be closing the Swatara Twp. store at the end of this month when their lease on the property ended
State seeks to delay hearing on firing of open records officer 1/29/2015 10:17 pm UTC
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records.
Pennsylvanians like Punxsutawney Phil, Joe Paterno, and the Steelers: Poll 1/29/2015 10:08 pm UTC
Pennsylvanians like Punxsutawney Phil, the prognosticating groundhog, but they don't really his predictions.
Penn State to host Marcellus Shale classes in Lancaster 1/29/2015 9:57 pm UTC
The university on Tuesday will begin hosting a series of informal education classes designed to share information about energy development and also conduct research about how people deal with change.
What's the best thing about Penn State's new focus on sexual assault? Relevance to campus life, maybe? 1/29/2015 9:22 pm UTC
After years of response to Sandusky sanctions, important as that was, Penn State's leaders have a students-first safety agenda before them.
York County DA charges two juveniles in York man's death 1/29/2015 9:16 pm UTC
Two juveniles have been charged in connection with a York man's homicide, according to the York County DA on Thursday.
Free mobile medical clinic has new location, schedule in Harrisburg 1/29/2015 9:09 pm UTC
The threat of violence and crime forced a move by a free medical and dental clinic.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: Federal anti-bullying bill needs bipartisan support 1/29/2015 9:04 pm UTC
The bill, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Mark Kirk, would require school districts across the country to develop and implement anti-bullying policies.
National measles outbreak reaches central Pa.; here's what you need to know 1/29/2015 4:15 pm UTC
Measles is considered one of the most dangerous childhood illnesses and in rare cases leads to death.



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