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Patriot-News: Breaking Midstate News

Lower Paxton Twp. man tried to run from officer after being spotted on stolen dirt bike, police say 9/2/2014 10:05 pm UTC
Kieran James Gornik, 20, is accused of stealing a dirt bike in Lower Paxton Township.
Susquehanna Twp. School Board set to vote on appointing new assistant high school principal 9/2/2014 9:43 pm UTC
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the district administrative offices, 2579 Interstate Drive in the township.
Cumberland County commissioners offer little insight into emergency management director's resignation 9/2/2014 9:43 pm UTC
Commissioners described John Wise's departure as a resignation/retirement. Chief Clerk Larry Thomas said he received notice of Wise's request on Monday.
Pa's general fund revenue increased in August, but some taxes fell short of expectations 9/2/2014 9:24 pm UTC
Pennsylvania's general fund took in $1.791 billion last month, up by $32.3 million, 1.8 percent, when compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Department of Revenue.
'They had nothing to say': Stroehmann Bakery to close on Paxton Street 9/2/2014 9:23 pm UTC
The Stroehmann Bakery plant on Paxton Street – where workers have been making bread since at least 1981 – is closing.
Fugitive wanted on kidnapping charge arrested in York by U.S. Marshals 9/2/2014 9:19 pm UTC
BJ Jacquez Rice, 21, was arrested without incident in the 200 block of West Jackson Street, authorities said.
Midstate under severe thunderstorm watch through 10 p.m., weather service says 9/2/2014 9:02 pm UTC
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of the midstate, the National Weather Service announced at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Strong winds, thunderstorms possible Tuesday night around the Harrisburg area, weather experts say 9/2/2014 8:40 pm UTC
The storms could bring damaging wind gusts to the midstate, but should weaken as the evening moves on and move out of the area completely by Tuesday night, weather forecasters say.
Lykens-area man accused of locking up children while their father worked 9/2/2014 8:34 pm UTC
State police said the alleged offenses took place at a home in the 500 block of South Crossroads Road in Lykens Township between March of 2009 and October of 2010.
First Lady Susan Corbett touts expansion of dropout prevention program 9/2/2014 8:23 pm UTC
The early warning system uses data about absentee rates, behavior and course performance to target students in danger of dropping out while they are still in middle school. It then connects them wi
Woman listed in critical condition after Steelton fire, officials say 9/2/2014 8:10 pm UTC
Jennifer Hanzel, 37, suffered burns in the fire, which occurred Sunday in the 300 block of South Fourth Street.
"Wrenching and terrible:" ex-Hershey Med trainee doc gets 5-year federal prison term in child porn case 9/2/2014 8:00 pm UTC
David Scanlan III was training to be a pediatric oncologist when authorities found the porn during a raid at his Harrisburg home.
Police search for man accused of exposing himself at Lancaster County Park Pool 9/2/2014 7:49 pm UTC
Police in Lancaster are searching for a man who is accused of exposing himself last month to a young boy at the Lancaster County Park Pool.
Perry County gun-permit lawsuit argued; more than a dozen sheriffs from across the state attend 9/2/2014 7:25 pm UTC
Huntington County Judge George Zanic, who is specially presiding over the case, heard preliminary objections Tuesday by Berks County attorney Joshua Prince, who is representing Perry County Sheriff
Volunteers needed to build playground this week in Harrisburg 9/2/2014 7:20 pm UTC
The project at Fourth and Emerald streets will require about 200 volunteers. About 120 to 130 have signed up so far.
Human waste spreading on Cumberland County field appears to comply with rules, DEP says 9/2/2014 7:08 pm UTC
Neighbors had complained of the horrific smell and voiced soil and water contamination worries to PennLive.
Gas prices should continue decline as summer travel season ends 9/2/2014 6:50 pm UTC
Lower demand and less expensive winter gas should bring prices down.
Boy struck by lightning died after five hours of lifesaving efforts 9/2/2014 6:32 pm UTC
Ephraim Stoltzfus was struck while running across a field after swimming in a creek.
Deputy to temporarily fill Cumberland County emergency management director post 9/2/2014 6:06 pm UTC
John T. Wise has resigned his emergency management director position after spending more than 40 years with the county, the Cumberland County Commissioners announced Tuesday.
Police looking for armed robber who struck twice in Swatara 9/2/2014 5:35 pm UTC
Police say the man held a gun to the head of a cab driver late Monday and robbed a nearby convenience store early Tuesday.
Harrisburg City Council now taking applications for vacant city treasurer job 9/2/2014 5:31 pm UTC
The city of Harrisburg began taking applications Tuesday for city treasurer. The new treasurer will be sworn into office Sept. 23.



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