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  • 25-year-old man charged in string of robberies throughout Lebanon25-year-old man charged in string of robberies throughout Lebanon

    Carlos Clemente-Cantres LEBANON — A 25-year-old man was charged in a string of robberies throughout Lebanon. The most recent robbery occurred Monday afternoon at a residence in the 700 block of Quentin Road. According to police, Carlos Clemente-Cantres, of Lebanon, pointed a firearm at the victim. Police located Clemente-Cantres a few blocks from the scene and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Evidence related to the robbery was on the suspect — a firearm, later determined to be a BB gun, was also recovered. The three other robberies involving Clemente-Cantres allegedly occurred on December 16, December 23 and January 4. No one was injured during the robberies, police add.

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  • Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisionsEx-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions

    Court-martial proceedings will be convened to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against several members of the USS Fitzgerald, according to the service.

    WGAL / 30 min. ago
  • More snow on the way - 2 to 5 inches total expectedMore snow on the way - 2 to 5 inches total expected

    WGAL News 8 Storm Team forecast

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    WGAL's closings and delays list.

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  • Additional Light Snow Tonight; 1-3" of Snow LikelyAdditional Light Snow Tonight; 1-3" of Snow Likely

    News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston says the steady snow that's been over western portions of the Susquehanna Valley for most of Tuesday will finally move east and put down light accumulations area wide this evening and tonight.

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  • Los Angeles County deputy charged after drug stingLos Angeles County deputy charged after drug sting

    On Tuesday FBI agents arrested a Los Angeles County deputy and others who allegedly arranged to help transport cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to U.S. officials.

    WGAL / 1 h. 32 min. ago
  • 22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws

    So far, 22 attorneys general have banded together in an effort to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that were put in place to ensure all of the internet is equal and open.

    WGAL / 1 h. 46 min. ago
  • Harrisburg Police seek credit union robbery suspectHarrisburg Police seek credit union robbery suspect

    HARRISBURG — Police are seeking help in identifying a man accused of robbing a credit union on January 11 in Harrisburg. The suspect entered Belco Community Credit Union, located at 205 South Front Street, around 11:45 a.m and demanded money. A short time later, he fled the bank, according to Harrisburg Police. The individual, approximately 6-foot tall with an average build, was wearing jeans, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a reflexive work vest, police say. Anyone with information is asked to contact Harrisburg City Police Detectives at 717-255-3162, or County Dispatch at 717-558-6900 and ask for a Harrisburg City Police Detective. A Crime Stoppers reward may be eligible for information leading to the arrest in this case.

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  • Mother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain saysMother of 13 malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ when deputies arrived, captain says

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The mother of 13 malnourished children who were found being held at a filthy, foul-smelling California home, some of them chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies entered the residence over the weekend, a sheriff’s captain said Tuesday. Louise Anna Turpin, 49, was arrested along with her 56-year-old husband, David Allen Turpin, on Sunday. The Turpins' arrest was announced by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Monday, exploding into a story bringing national media attention to the residential community of Perris, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on May 6, 2016. On Tuesday, authorities answered questions about the case, stressing the investigation was just beginning. Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Fellows, who serves as chief of Perris police, said conditions in the home were “horrific.” But authorities had never before been called to the Muir Woods Road home, where the family moved in 2014. After the “courageous” teen got out of the home before dawn and placed her emergency call, deputies came to meet her nearby, the captain said. She showed the deputies photos that supported her claims that her siblings were being held against their will. The deputies went to the home to do a welfare check. There, they found three children chained to furniture in a dirty home. The 13 siblings ranged in age from 2 to 29, but the adult children looked like youths. “If you can imagine being 17 years old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished … I would call that torture,” Fellows said. Their mother, however, did not seem to understand why deputies were at the home. “It seemed that the mother was perplexed as to why we were at that residence,” Fellows said. This photo was posted to a Facebook page for "David-Louise Turpin" on July 10, 2016. It’s not clear how the husband reacted. The couple was taken to the sheriff’s Perris Station and arrested on suspicion of torture and child endangerment. Investigators will soon present the case to prosecutors for charges. The parents, Fellows said, showed no signs mental illness. Investigators have no details as yet on any religious organizations connected to the case, the captain said. The Turpins are being held on $9 million bail each. The children are being treated at area hospitals.

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  • 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history

    Ahead of PyeongChang, check out some of the most defining moments of past Winter Olympics.

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  • PA’s Josh Shapiro among 22 Attorneys General filing suit to block FCC’s Net Neutrality rollbackPA’s Josh Shapiro among 22 Attorneys General filing suit to block FCC’s Net Neutrality rollback

    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today, with a coalition of 22 Attorneys General, filed a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of Net Neutrality. Attorney General Shapiro and the coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government. “The vote by the Federal Communications Commission last month to gut Net Neutrality threatens to end the Internet as we know it,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “The FCC’s action undermines free speech and is bad for consumers and business—especially startups and small businesses. I filed this lawsuit today with my colleagues to stop this rollback from being implemented.” Shapiro noted that the FCC’s vote to rollback Net Neutrality came as controversy grew over more than 2 million fraudulent comments sent to the FCC, including an estimated 100,000 fake comments from Pennsylvanians. In response to the fake comments, Shapiro’s office created a website where consumers could look and see if their name was used fraudulently to influence the FCC’s process. As of today, 3,323 people filed on the website that their identities were used to send fake comments to the FCC, and 350,000 people have visited the site. “The theft of someone’s voice in our democracy cannot stand, and we must get to the bottom of this massive identity theft,” Shapiro said. “That is a compelling reason the FCC should not press forward with its action to rollback Net Neutrality rules.” Read the full petition here  The lawsuit is signed by the Attorneys General of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Under the Administrative Procedure Act, the FCC cannot make “arbitrary and capricious” changes to existing policies, such as Net Neutrality. The FCC’s new rule fails to justify the Commission’s departure from its long-standing policy and practice of defending Net Neutrality, while misinterpreting and disregarding critical record evidence on industry practices and harm to consumers and businesses. Source: Office of Attorney General

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  • Girl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes awayGirl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon’s Facebook page announced on Tuesday that she lost her battle with DIPG.

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  • White House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

    The presidential physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, spoke at the White House press briefing Tuesday to discuss the health report following Trump’s physical.

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  • Police seek identities of suspects in armed robbery of Dauphin Co. 7-ElevenPolice seek identities of suspects in armed robbery of Dauphin Co. 7-Eleven

    Missing Attachment Missing Attachment DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Middletown Police are seeking help in identifying two suspects accused of robbing a 7-Eleven early Tuesday. The suspects entered the convenience store, located at 12 East Main Street, around 3 a.m. Upon entry, the two individuals brandished handguns at the employee and demanded a carton of cigarettes and cash, police say. The suspects then fled with the cigarettes and cash in a white four-door sedan, police add. Anyone with information regarding the suspects or the armed robbery is urged to contact Detective Gary Rux at 717-902-0627 or grux@middletownborough.com. Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tips can be submitted here or by calling Dauphin County Dispatch at 717-558-6900.

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  • 2 sought for armed robbery in Middletown2 sought for armed robbery in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are looking for two armed robbers who held up a 7-Eleven store in Middletown early Tuesday. The robbers had guns when they demanded money and a carton of cigarettes from the store at 12 East Main Street around 3 a.m. They fled in a late model white four-door sedan, police said. Anyone with information should call Detective Gary Rux at 717-902-0627, or email grux@middletownborough.com. Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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  • Music group challenges communities to give backMusic group challenges communities to give back

    After record-low temps hit the region this winter and a homeless man died at a bus stop, this Cincinnati music group wants to help.

    WGAL / 3 h. 3 min. ago
  • 9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage

    "Once we planted it, watered it, fertilized it, picked off snails and bugs, it grew and grew. I put it in our recess yard in a wagon, so when the kids had recess, they could go and see it."

    WGAL / 3 h. 5 min. ago
  • Trump to visit heavy equipment maker in Pennsylvania Source: APTrump to visit heavy equipment maker in Pennsylvania Source: AP

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    Harrisburg News / 3 h. 7 min. ago
  • Aggressive dogs get second chance with specialized trainingAggressive dogs get second chance with specialized training

    These poorly behaved pups are becoming polite, well-mannered pooches.

    WGAL / 3 h. 13 min. ago
  • Police seek tips in Harrisburg bank robbery - ABC27Police seek tips in Harrisburg bank robbery - ABC27

    ABC27Police seek tips in Harrisburg bank robberyABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – City police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery last week. Investigators on Tuesday released surveillance photos from the Belco Community Credit Union in the 200 block of South Front Street. They said ...and more »

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  • Drawn-out snow conditions bring around the clock work for PennDOT driversDrawn-out snow conditions bring around the clock work for PennDOT drivers

      HARRISBURG, P.A. --- PennDOT crews worked around the clock Tuesday to keep roads safe during the long, drawn-out snowfall.   PennDOT officials say crews will work until midnight Tuesday and another shift will start at that time going into Wednesday morning.    Truck operator Ian Williams said during winter weather, shifts cycle on and off.   "They normally run two shifts so you do catch a break and you get to go home and sleep," said Williams.    Dale Good, PennDOT Senior Manager in Dauphin County said the drawn-out snows put a strain on the drivers and their resources, such as salt.   "They have to keep going back and re-applying material so we use more material in a drawn out storm rather than a one time, go out and take care of it in five or six hours and we're done," said Good.   Officials say ice isn't as much of an issue with this passing storm.   Good said the problem spots are around slushy turning lanes.    "Keep a safe distance between the car in front of them and watch out for our trucks out there on the road. Give them ample space to do their thing," said Good.    Good said they'll decide Tuesday evening whether or not to bring truck operators in for a regular shift, starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday or allow them to come in at noon.

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  • Police seek tips in Harrisburg bank robberyPolice seek tips in Harrisburg bank robbery

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – City police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery last week. Investigators on Tuesday released surveillance photos from the Belco Community Credit Union in the 200 block of South Front Street. They said the man in the photos demanded money Thursday around 11:45 a.m. The man is in his mid to late 20s, and about 6’0″ tall with an average build. He was wearing jeans, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and a reflective work vest. Anyone with information should call city detectives at 717-255-3162 or county dispatch at 717-558-6900 and ask for a Harrisburg detective. A Crime Stoppers reward may be eligible for information leading to the arrest in the case.

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  • 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries 'Thank you for giving me hope:' ​Clerks pay for single mother's groceries

    A kind gesture from strangers helped a single mother in a big way.

    WGAL / 3 h. 32 min. ago
  • 500 days and counting: Baby has spent most of her life in hospital500 days and counting: Baby has spent most of her life in hospital

    "They pray for her, they uplift her, they give gifts when appropriate, and that support has helped us as a family to deal with this very, very difficult situation."

    WGAL / 3 h. 33 min. ago
  • Lancaster County man charged with DUI in connection to two-vehicle crashLancaster County man charged with DUI in connection to two-vehicle crash

    PENN TOWNSHIP, Lancaster County — A 33-year-old Manheim man was charged with DUI, driving without a license, driving without insurance and other related offenses in connection to a two-vehicle crash on Route 72 Friday night. Jason Edward Wilson, of the 600 block of New Charlotte Street, crashed his Subaru Outback into another vehicle on the 1600 block of Lancaster Route (Route 72), shortly before 6 p.m., according to Northern Lancaster County Regional police. Wilson allegedly refused to take a blood test, police say. He was later found to be driving without insurance, and his driver’s license expired in October of 2017, according to police. Police charged Wilson with DUI (highest rate of alcohol), DUI (general impairment), driving without a license, driving without insurance, and illegally entering a crossing roadway.  

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  • No injuries in York County residential fireNo injuries in York County residential fire

    WINDSOR TWP., York County — A fire in Red Lion forced four people out of their home Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews responded to a home in Chatham Lane around 2 p.m. According to the Laurel Fire Department Chief, firefighters were able to get the flames under control in about 15 minutes. Everyone inside the home made it out safely, the fire chief adds. At this point, there’s no word on what caused the blaze.  

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  • Trump to visit heavy equipment maker in Pennsylvania - ABC27Trump to visit heavy equipment maker in Pennsylvania - ABC27

    ABC27Trump to visit heavy equipment maker in PennsylvaniaABC27Donald Trump FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP ...and more »

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  • York football team uses time off the field to help senior citizens shovel snowYork football team uses time off the field to help senior citizens shovel snow

    YORK, Pa. -- Unless you have a snow blower or someone to do it for you, shoveling snow is a wintertime chore most people dread. For some people, especially the elderly, help is on the way from one team that came to the rescue. Sometimes the worst winter weather brings out the best in people. Neighbor Nicki Jenc said "I am shocked, I really am. The whole situation. The first time I've ever seen this, you know. That's very kind of them. It really is." On this particular winter day, members of the York Generals football team are out on snow patrol, shoveling sidewalks for senior citizens in York City. York Generals owner and player Javan Matthews said "we're pretty busy. We get a lot of phone calls from a lot of elderly people that are in need, or are disabled. So, just trying to get out and help as much as we can." "Especially it's so cold, and I'm just getting over a head cold. So I appreciate your help," Jenc said. York Generals player Anthony Taylor said "just helping out with the community, let the elderly people stay inside, and catch warm." There's no payment necessary for the service, as these guys get rewarded in other ways. "Just to see somebody with a smile, someone, an elderly person that doesn't have to come out in this snow or anything like that and work extra hard. That just makes me feel good inside to know that I actually helped somebody out," Matthews said. "It touched my heart, so hopefully we can look out for a lot of other people," Taylor said. York Generals player Bob Moore said "we're just trying to be positive, to give back to the community. Any way we can." For Matthews, his guys are a team both on and off the field. "Bob, my quarterback, he's always there for me, he's always there. Anytime I call him, he's right there beside me. Vinnie as well. To get Anthony out here today was amazing. He actually just got off of work," Matthews said. Even a cold day couldn't stop this team and its hotline to help. "I'm used to this weather, it's football weather," Moore said. "Ain't nothing like being on the field though. I could go from here, right to the field, right now," Moore added. "Fun, workout, everything that can stay inside, stay warm. It's all good," Taylor said. The snow shoveling effort also is more about giving back. It's about helping another group besides the elderly, and leading by example. "Kids in the community, who love football. Not only just the people who love football, like on the field. It's also you've got to uphold off the field as well. So we try to show that by taking action," Moore said. With more snow in the forecast, this team plans to keep busy for awhile. "Until people stop calling, until people stop calling," Matthews said. Seniors citizens in York City who could use a hand shoveling snow, may call the York Generals for help at 717-430-3078.

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  • Man headed to trial after boy, 10, shot sister, 6Man headed to trial after boy, 10, shot sister, 6

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man is headed to trial for leaving a stolen gun in a home where a 10-year-old boy found it and shot his 6-year-old sister. Tremayne James, 24, is charged with receiving stolen property, endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment, and related charges. Those charges were held for court after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. James is a convicted felon who is not allowed to have guns. He is accused of hiding the .40-caliber handgun at a home in the 1100 block of Cloverly Road where the 10-year-old boy was able to find it. Prosecutors said the boy thought the gun was a toy when he shot his sister in the chest on Dec. 7, critically injuring her. Police said the gun had been reported stolen in Susquehanna Township.

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  • Fort Indiantown Gap Training Center breaks ground on new Training Support Center buildingFort Indiantown Gap Training Center breaks ground on new Training Support Center building

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center, Pennsylvania National Guard, ceremonially broke ground on its new Training Support Center building in a ceremony here Jan. 16 with elected officials, senior military and civilian leaders and other dignitaries in attendance. The new 63,000 square-foot Training Support Center replaces a 22,490 square-foot wooden building dating from World War II. “This additional space will allow us to continue to grow, to increase our appeal as a world class training site to more and more units,” said Lt. Col. Lane Marshall, Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center garrison commander. “It will give our skilled, professional trainers and staff the space and the resources to build the capabilities of our force.” The facility will house thousands of training aides like compasses, replicated weapons and munition rounds, and other devices. Additionally, it will have classroom space, a fabrication and repair shop, and a warehouse. The plans include environmental initiatives such as roof-mounted solar panels and a geothermal HVAC system that build on Fort Indiantown Gap’s nationally recognized environmental initiatives. Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, acknowledged the service and commitment of Guard members, and the importance of having improved facilities to train them. “We're very excited to have this opportunity to design a new training facility from the ground up and get exactly the kind of space, floor plan and modern building to enhance our training into the future,” he said. Fort Indiantown Gap has been an active training facility since 1933 and is the busiest National Guard Training Center in the nation, training more than 130,000 service members from all branches and components, law enforcement, and partners at the international, state, and local levels. Officials in attendance were: state Rep. Russ Diamond, Lebanon County Commissioners Bob Phillips, Bill Ames and Jo Ellen Litz, Lebanon County Chief Clerk Jamie Wolgemuth, East Hanover Township Dauphin County Supervisor Michael Yingling and Union Township Supervisor Gary Longenecker and staff members from U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent offices'. The facility is anticipated to cost approximately $11.5 million and is expected to be completed by 2019.- CUTLINE ‘GROUP’: Lt. Col. Lane Marshall, Fort Indiantown Gap Training Center commander, state Rep. Russ Diamond, Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, adjutant general of Pennsylvania and Will Tackling, Headquarters Department of the Army General Staff 3/5/7 ceremonially breaking ground on Fort Indiantown Gap’s new Training Support Center Jan. 16. CUTLINE ‘RENDERING’ An architectural rendering of the new Training Support Center. The 63,000 square-foot building will house thousands of training aides like compasses, replicated weapons and munition rounds and other devices. Additionally it will have classroom space, a fabrication and repair shop and a warehouse. A ceremonial ground breaking was held for the facility Jan. 16 at Fort Indiantown Gap. (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo) SOURCE: Pennsylvania National Guard

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  • Police: 2 sought for shoplifting cartload of meatPolice: 2 sought for shoplifting cartload of meat

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are asking for help to identify two women suspected of stealing several hundred dollars worth of meat from a grocery store in Susquehanna Township. Township police released surveillance photos of their suspects on Tuesday. The women walked out of the Weis Markets store in the 3800 block of Union Deposit Road with a shopping cart full of meat around 11:13 a.m. Monday. They placed the meat in the bed of a pickup truck and drove off, police said. Anyone with information should call Detective Meier at 717-909-9246 or email smeier@susquehannatwp.com.

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  • Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization - NORML Blog (blog)Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization - NORML Blog (blog)

    NORML Blog (blog)Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana LegalizationNORML Blog (blog)Allentown, PA – Residents of the Keystone State will gather in Harrisburg on January 23, 2018 to speak with legislators about legalizing marijuana in an event co-sponsored by local NORML chapters, the ACLU-PA and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition. A ...Pennsylvania MMJ Patients Face Choice: Cannabis or Guns?LeaflyPa. removes medical pot registry from police computersThe Philadelphia TribuneMy guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choiceNRToday.comall 66 news articles »

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  • How much did we eat at the PA Farm Show?How much did we eat at the PA Farm Show?

    The results are in, and we ate a lot of batter-dipped veggies, doughnuts and chocolate-covered bacon at the farm show in Harrisburg. A walk through the food court inside Weis Exposition hall at the Pennsylvania Farm show.

    Harrisburg News / 7 h. 54 min. ago
  • Turmoil at Pa. Human Relations Commission; discrimination alleged at anti-discrimination agency - ABC27Turmoil at Pa. Human Relations Commission; discrimination alleged at anti-discrimination agency - ABC27

    ABC27Turmoil at Pa. Human Relations Commission; discrimination alleged at anti-discrimination agencyABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Before the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream, Pennsylvania had its Human Relations Commission, which sprung from the Human Relations Act of 1955 and is tasked with fighting discrimination. “The Pennsylvania Human ...

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  • Turmoil at Pa. Human Relations Commission; discrimination alleged at anti-discrimination agencyTurmoil at Pa. Human Relations Commission; discrimination alleged at anti-discrimination agency

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Before the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. had his dream, Pennsylvania had its Human Relations Commission, which sprung from the Human Relations Act of 1955 and is tasked with fighting discrimination. “The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is the state’s civil rights agency,” Executive Director JoAnn Edwards said during a Jan. 4 appearance on “This Week in Pennsylvania.” Edwards has been PHRC’s leader since 2011 and was on the show to discuss sexual harassment claims and hate crimes which, she said, are on the rise in schools. “Students feel more empowered to just come out and say white power,” Edwards said. But just days after the appearance, Edwards was out of her $140,000 position. A statement from the PHRC press office said she resigned and the commission thanked her for her service. It added that Commissioner Michael Hardiman will take over as executive director on an interim basis. Attempts to reach Edwards and Hardiman were not successful for this story. On “This Week in Pennsylvania,” Edwards lamented recent and steady cuts to her budget and staff, and she brought charts to show the declines “It’s not enough to handle the amount of discrimination, hate crimes and incidents occurring in schools effectively across the state,” Edwards said, adding that it’s her job to lobby the legislature and the governor for more funds. Edwards abrupt resignation is the latest example of the watchdog of human relations struggling with public relations. When Edwards was appointed, the agency was sued by a longtime staffer who was passed over, he says, because of his race. Kaaba Brunson is African-American and had been with the PHRC for 39 years. His lawsuit is still working its way through the federal courts. There have been other controversies including media reports of staffers alleging racism, discrimination, and low morale. So as the nation celebrates its most notable civil rights leader, it’s ironic that the agency tasked with making the King dream come true seems to itself be struggling to make it come true.

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  • 'Nuisance snow' expected to continue for central Pa. through Tuesday evening commute - PennLive.com'Nuisance snow' expected to continue for central Pa. through Tuesday evening commute - PennLive.com

    PennLive.com'Nuisance snow' expected to continue for central Pa. through Tuesday evening commutePennLive.comDrivers around central Pennsylvania can expect a "nuisance snow" for the afternoon and evening commutes on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service at State College. "We're looking at a prolonged period of light snow," said John LaCorte, a ...and more »

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  • Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2018:01:15 05:35:15Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2018:01:15 05:35:15

    Access the Citizens' Voice e-Edition on your computer or smart device in its original print format. Home delivery subscribers can read it free! Digital Only Subscription Read the digital e-Edition of The Citizens' Voice on your PC or mobile device, and have 24/7 access to breaking news, local sports, contests, and more at citizensvoice.com or on our mobile apps.

    Harrisburg News / 12 h. 48 min. ago more
  • Antiques Roadshow: Harrisburg, Hour 2Antiques Roadshow: Harrisburg, Hour 2

    Travel to Harrisburg, PA for fantastic finds including a Charles "Heinie" Wagner Red Sox archive, a Carl Schweninger oil, "The Artist's Studio," from around 1850, and a 1975 "Yellow Submarine" jacket made for Karen Carpenter. Can you guess which is appraised for $300,000? Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, WGBH's Antiques Roadshow is PBS's highest-rated series.

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  • Food bank holds MLK Day of ServiceFood bank holds MLK Day of Service

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A day of service at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Members of the United Way of the Capital Region’s Women’s Leadership Network and their families helped to pack food care boxes, construct mini-libraries for local schools in need, and packed literary kits. Those included a book written by Haitian immigrant Ulysse Toussaint, who came to America to pursue higher education. The Messiah College grad wrote, “Superheroes of Service: An Immigrant Story.” “To summarize the book, it’s service. It’s a book to talk about the superheroes of service. It’s basically the skills we have, the talents we have, and how that’s really a key point to everything we are doing,” Toussaint said.

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  • Hundreds volunteer for Harrisburg MLK Day of ServiceHundreds volunteer for Harrisburg MLK Day of Service

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — More than 100 people gathered at the Beth El Temple in Harrisburg to take part in the Central Pennsylvania MLK Day of Service. The annual event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community activism and cultural education. Volunteers could donate blood, make “get well soon” cards for patients at area hospitals, and put together care kits for kids in need. Eventgoers were able to travel the world by stopping by different cultural booths. Community and religious leaders hope the event inspires more people to spread Dr. King’s message throughout the year.

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  • Opioid crisis prompts Pa. gov. to declare state of emergencyOpioid crisis prompts Pa. gov. to declare state of emergency

    The three goals under the declaration include improving coordination and data collection, as well as offering better tools to potentially save lives HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Tom Wolf declared a 90-day heroin and opioid epidemic statewide disaster emergency Wednesday that includes forming a command center involving health and public safety agencies and allowing first responders to leave behind naloxone kits at non-fatal overdose scenes.

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  • I-283 reopens after truck with chickens overturns - ABC27I-283 reopens after truck with chickens overturns - ABC27

    ABC27I-283 reopens after truck with chickens overturnsABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A two-mile section of Interstate 283 has reopened after a tractor-trailer hauling live chickens overturned in the southbound lanes early Monday. The crash at 5:30 a.m. closed I-283 South between the start of the interstate and ...

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