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3 hrs ago | ABC 27

Mechanicsburg man arrested for kidnapping, theft

Police said 25-year-old David Bushman is accused of duct taping a victim to a chair Wednesday inside a Silver Spring Township home.


Related Topix: Mechanicsburg, PA, Weather, Cumberland County, PA

9 hrs ago |

Guns and privacy: Perry Countians stand by sheriff in legal battle

Bill Welfley has a permit to carry a concealed firearm. He'll tell you about it if you ask him, but he doesn't like the idea of that information floating out there for no good reason.


Related Topix: Newport, PA, Bloomfield, PA, Guns, Tunkhannock, PA, New Bloomfield, PA

9 hrs ago | ABC 27

Suspect descriptions match in 3 child luring attempts

We reporters have said the phrase enough, so on Wednesday evening a little boy leaving daycare handled it.


Related Topix: Landisburg, PA, Cumberland County, PA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Elderly churchgoers in Perry County reflect on the past

Ken Morrow, 98, and Helen Bender, 96, have become the oldest members to attend sister churches in the Blain/Loysville area.


Related Topix: Blain, PA, Religion, Lutheran Church

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Authorities search for culprits who tried to steal case of beer from Perry County business

State police and Perry County Crime Stoppers are seeking information from the public on a burglary in which suspects tried to steal a case of beer from a Saville Township business.


Related Topix: Ickesburg, PA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Pa. best views 2: Sixteen destinations readers told us to share

In the wake of our first photographic tour of the best views in Pennsylvania, readers across the state and beyond shared suggestions on some of their best views.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Thompsontown, PA, Newport, PA, Millerstown, PA, Berks County, PA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Pa. Sheriff's Association, state representatives, lend support to Perry County sheriff in gun-permit lawsuit

Many in Perry County supported their sheriff when he refused to release the names to the county's auditors of those who applied for permits to carry concealed firearms.


Related Topix: Guns, New Bloomfield, PA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Car stolen by stranger victim met at Enola Kmart, invited home for dinner, police report

A 48-year-old Perry County woman met a man at Kmart on Friday, and invited him back to her home for dinner.


Related Topix: Enola, PA, Newport, PA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Mission trip helps Haitians

West Perry Xtreme Club members Rae Ziegler, Emily Morgan and Laura King spend time with Haitian locals while spreading Christian faith.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Memorial service held to honor homicide victim Erica Klinger

Klinger, an employee at the Kwik Fill gas station in Silver Spring Township, disappeared after leaving work on June 8. Her body was found near Routes 11/15 and Schoolhouse Road in Penn Township, Perry County, on July 2. Police have charged an acquaintance of Kling, Luis Lugo-Davila, 29, with her homicide, saying he killed her at the Hollywood Motel ... (more)


Sun Aug 03, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Tire'ing cleanup

Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER Mifflin County Conservation District Manager Dan Dunmire, left, of McVeytown, throws another tire on shore with the help of volunteer Harvey Smith, of Lewistown, along the Juniata River Saturday near Byler's Campground, in Lewistown.


Related Topix: Mifflin County, PA, McVeytown, PA, Lewistown, PA, Huntingdon County, PA, Juniata County, PA

ABC 27

DA: Perry County man accused of rape, homicide died of self-inflicted gunshot not by police gunfire

A Perry County man accused of rape and murder during a crime rampage in January died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, not shots fired by police, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office.


Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Duncannon, PA

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Perry County Municipalities vie for block grants

Amy Davis, a SEDA-Council of Governments program analyst, attended the county commissioners meeting July 21 to announce proposed projects from municipalities looking to secure Community Development Block grants.


Related Topix: Bloomfield, PA, Newport, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Marysville Borough is addressing emergency needs

After a violent storm with strong winds, heavy rain and lightning strikes swept across Perry County earlier this month, many Marysville residents were left without electricity for nearly 20 hours.


Related Topix: Weather, Marysville, PA

Outside audit of carry-permits in Perry County comes up clean

"I'm very pleased with his offer, but I'd be even more pleased if we could just resolve this issue."


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Former Perry County bar owner rang up $30K in debt after stealing business partner's identity, police say

A former Perry County business owner is facing felony criminal charges amid allegations that she stole her business partner's identity and rang up more than $30,000 in debt with two illegally obtained credit cards.


Related Topix: Duncannon, PA

Perry County woman finds man in her home wearing her clothes, state police say

A Perry County woman claims she encountered a unknown man in her home earlier this week who was wearing her clothing, state police said.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

ABC 27

Attempted kidnapping reported in Perry County

State police in Perry County said they are investigating an attempted kidnapping.


Related Topix: Landisburg, PA, Newport, PA, Mexico, PA, York County, PA