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1 hr ago | PennLive.com

Accused gunman blames brother for fatal Harrisburg drive-by shooting

A Harrisburg man accused of killing another man by mistake during a drive-by shooting took the witness stand in a Dauphin County courtroom Thursday morning and blamed his brother for the killing.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Drugs

2 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County seeking info in unsolved 2009 Steelton homicide

B.J. Richmond, 65, was found outside of his home at approximately 6:25 p.m. on July 2, 2009, along the 200 block of North Front Street.

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Related Topix: Steelton, PA

6 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Selenski, former attorney and investigator arrive for hearing

Homicide suspect Hugo Selenski, his former attorney Shelley Centini and former defense investigator James Sulima have arrived at district court in Royalton, Dauphin County, for a preliminary hearing on witness tampering charges.

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Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

PennLive.com

Steelton woman, already charged in two separate cases, charged a third time for promoting prostitution of a minor

Lisa Lynn Kessler was taken into custody last week for the third time since late March, this time for promoting or encouraging the prostitution of a minor, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Steelton, PA, Prison

York Dispatch

Work on I-283 in Dauphin County to begin Sunday

A paving project on Interstate 283 in Dauphin County, being done in conjunction with a $800 million plan to improve Interstate 83, is slated to start Sunday.

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PennLive.com

Petition requests more West Hanover Township polling places

In response to a petition to create more voting precincts in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County's election board proposes creating six instead of the current four.

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ABC 27

Girl charged for fire at Waynesboro HS restroom

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested for setting a fire Wednesday morning at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA

PennLive.com

Dauphin County approves merit hire system for social service workers

Dauphin County Commissioners plan to shift from a civil service hiring process to a merit-based hiring system for the countya s human services agencies.

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PennLive.com

Dauphin County commissioners vow battle on prescription drug addiction 'epidemic'

A four-year battle with drug addiction started with someone giving her daughter two Percocet pills from a grandmother's medicine cabinet.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Drugs, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Halifax, PA

PennLive.com

Linda Thompson starts her political comeback with baby steps

But there is also admittedly a fair amount of squeamishness over the pre-conceived notions - most of them media-fueled - that still carry over from the bad old days of Thompson's first few years in City Hall.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Governors, Tom Corbett

ABC 27

Project will replace bridges, widen Pa. Turnpike

Construction is underway to replace several bridges on the Pa. Turnpike in Dauphin County.

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Related Topix: Middletown, PA, Violent Crime, Pennsylvania

ABC 27

Reward increases for unsolved Steelton homicide

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for murder of a Steelton man back in 2009.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Steelton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Times Leader

Kane seeks to dismiss ex-PSU official's request

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier failed to provide an adequate reason a federal court should stop his criminal prosecution on charges from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued in court papers last week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WPMT-TV York

Father charged with abuse of 3 year old daughter

A Dauphin County man is charged with physical abuse of his three year old daughter.

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Related Topix: Middletown, PA

PennLive.com

Driver in fatal Harrisburg drive-by shooting blames pal for the slaying

Jonathan Ramsey was behind the wheel during a fatal drive-by shooting in Harrisburg last year, but he told a Dauphin County jury Tuesday that he was really a dupe rather than a co-conspirator in the slaying.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

PennLive.com

Tight budgets make Dauphin County police mergers more likely this time around

The Community Emergency Response Team is one area where police departments in Dauphin County already share resources.

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Related Topix: Steelton, PA, Highspire, PA

WPMT-TV York

Harrisburg man to serve 10 years on firearms charges

A Harrisburg man was sentenced in federal court today in Scranton to serve 235 months in prison for firearms charges.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Life Lessons: When 1st love turns violent

In Harrisburg, Dauphin County, a ceremony is performed in memory of victims of domestic violence.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

ABC 27

Sinkhole at apartment complex expanding

A sinkhole at a Dauphin County apartment complex is expanding. Yellow caution tape now surrounds the sinkhole at the Dakota Way apartments in Swatara Township.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, PA, Chester County, PA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Nuclear reactor owners asked to reassess quake resistance

Due to higher earthquake risk in the region, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requiring three Pennsylvania nuclear reactors to conduct in-depth reassessments of their ability to withstand larger earth tremors.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Shippingport, PA, Beaver County, PA, Geology, Science

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