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|Harlem Globetrotter, Harrisburg native holds turkey giveaway - ABC27Google News / 2 h. 25 min. ago more|
ABC27Harlem Globetrotter, Harrisburg native holds turkey giveawayABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) A Harlem Globetrotter and Harrisburg native is making sure people in the community he grew up in have a turkey to eat on Thanksgiving. Chris “Handles” Franklin held his inaugural turkey giveaway at Camp Curtin YMCA on ...
|Harlem Globetrotter, Harrisburg native holds turkey giveawayABC 27 / 2 h. 26 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) A Harlem Globetrotter and Harrisburg native is making sure people in the community he grew up in have a turkey to eat on Thanksgiving. Chris “Handles” Franklin held his inaugural turkey giveaway at Camp Curtin YMCA on Saturday. He had more than 100 turkeys to give away. “Like Harlem Globetrotters, it doesn’t matter what race, culture, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation. It’s about spreading love, bringing people together, and making our community the best it can be,” said Franklin. The Chris Handles Franklin Foundation is based in Harrisburg.
|Fake grenade prompts airport concourse evacuation WGAL / 4 h. 32 min. ago more|
A fake explosion caused a scare at Miami International Airport Saturday night, after an airport employee discovered an unattended bag in a concourse restroom.
|Organizations team up in York to distribute Thanksgiving meal boxesWPMT / 5 h. 34 min. ago more|
York, Pa. - 250 volunteers and two organizations worked together Saturday to prepare and pack 2,500 Thanksgiving food boxes ahead of this week's holiday. The boxes will help nearly 6,000 people be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner that includes a turkey and all the trimmings. Families were able to preregister for the donation and able to pick up their boxes Saturday. Meanwhile, the remaining boxes will be delivered Sunday. The event was organized by LifePath Ministries and Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. It's the first time both organizations collaborated and say teamwork made this year's event a success. They hope there will be other non-profits interested in joining them next year. While the boxes are on their way to families, the organizations say they are still collecting donations. Individuals or businesses interested in donating can drop off items at LifePath's Food Donation center, 367 W. Clarke Avenue, York.
|A “pop-up shop” in York offers free necessities to families in needWPMT / 5 h. 42 min. ago more|
York, Pa. - A "pop-up shop" spent Saturday giving people in need a chance to get some clothes and hygiene products for free. The event was held at CrossFit York on W. Philadelphia Street in downtown York. It was spearheaded by Samantha Fullam, after volunteering in September in Florida with hurricane relief efforts. She says once people around here heard she was volunteering, they gave her a lot of used clothing. Fullam says while generous, many of the organizations down there didn't accept used clothing donations. So she decided to take those donations and offer them to people in and around York city. She says her parents are members of CrossFit York and when the company heard about her efforts, donated their space for her event. Fullam says overall 502 garbage-sized bags were donated, and that Saturday's event had a great turnout. She now wants to turn this into an annual or even bi-annual event and would like to extend it to York County.
|Police in Dauphin County seek identity of theft suspectWPMT / 6 h. 27 min. ago more|
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, Dauphin County, Pa.– Police in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County are asking for the public’s help to identify a theft suspect. Investigators say the man seen in these photos stole credit cards and bank cards from two different lockers at Gold’s Gym on Linglestown Road. It happened on Thursday, November 9th around 5:45 p.m. They say the man then used the cards for multiple purchases at local stores. Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man, or has any information on the thefts, to contact them. Information can be provided to Detective Lee Tarasi at (717) 909-9259 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All tips remain confidential.
|Man reunited with woman who helped get him on path to recovery WGAL / 6 h. 45 min. ago more|
"I know I can make it this time. I got everybody's support, your support, Kaitlyn's support, I got all the people who donated, and I got my family back."
|New Kind of Emergency Drill at Lancaster County HospitalWGAL / 6 h. 50 min. ago more|
The South Central Task Force teamed up with WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital to train using a new active shooter response model, focusing on treating the wounded.
|Analysis: Pennsylvania House, Senate In A 'Salamandoff' - CBS PhillyGoogle News / 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
CBS PhillyAnalysis: Pennsylvania House, Senate In A 'Salamandoff'CBS PhillyHARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — With the state budget battle finally over for this year, the Pennsylvania House and Senate have found something new to fight about. This time, it's which critter should have bragging rights as the 'state amphibian.' It's a ...
|Ohio candidate O'Neill doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook postWGAL / 7 h. 57 min. ago more|
O'Neill wrote another post Saturday afternoon that said he apologized if he offended anyone, "particularly the wonderful women in my life."
|New Hope Ministries in York County helping families in need get a Thanksgiving mealWPMT / 8 h. 13 min. ago more|
HANOVER, YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- More than twelve-hundred families in need stood in line at New Hope Ministries in Hanover on Saturday to receive bags full of food, in hopes of bringing home Thanksgiving dinner. "This makes a difference in their lives because they can prepare a meal like everyone else," said Sue Fornicola, program director at New Hope Ministries. Qualifying families walked in and were greeted by friendly volunteers with grocery carts. "It has been a great help to us...we feel so blessed," said Debbie Thorn, donation recipient. From 10 to 20 pound turkeys, potatoes, corn and stuffing...these folks are getting what they need. "We try to find a way to give people just a little extra light and excitement during this time of year," Fornicola added. While many are excited to whip up a tasty meal, some have gone through tragedy and hardships and are remembering what the holiday is truly all about. "My house actually caught on fire three months ago," said Bonnie Dorbert, donation recipient. "I have three kids so I do it all by myself....and this is pretty much the only way to get food for them," Dorbert, added. But thanks to New Hope Ministries, Bonnie Dorbert can now make a Thanksgiving meal for her children. "It feels good," says Dorbert. "To be honest...I'd like to just sit there and watch them eat...that would be the best," she added.
|Annual Remembrance Day Parade takes place despite threat in GettysburgWPMT / 8 h. 23 min. ago more|
GETTYSBURG, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. -- The 61st Annual Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg went on despite anonymous 'credible' threats made in a letter to the Gettyburg Times. Police prepped for the event over the past few weeks saying their preparedness helped keep everyone who attended the event safe. The parade saw a change this year because of the threats. Troops of reenactors marched along side hoards of police and traffic barricades, a surprise to some onlookers. “The first thing I was surprised by was seeing the barricades and being told not to bring backpacks and coolers to the parade," said David Fawcett, who came from Ohio. “To wake up and see dump trucks and bulldozers and everything blocking the road. It was just amazing.” The potential of danger on many peoples minds at the parade. “I was a little nervous at first. Obviously, there was a lot of police presence here…. So I felt safe," said Christian Fritschi of Jacksonville, Florida. Local, state, and federal law officers partnered for the festivities; troopers on horseback and Adams County Sheriff cars patrolling the streets. Officials also secured and shortened the parade route. “They had the reenactors grouped much tighter than they normally would. Typically, it would go for a couple hours, and it seemed like less than an hour," said Fawcett. The threat and pouring rain wouldn’t keep history lovers away, though. “We didn’t have an incident, but it’s the new normal we all have to get used to. We’re still going to march in Gettysburg," said Karen Dunnam, a reenactor from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Gettysburg Police chief says he’s proud of the safety efforts by local, state, and federal authorities and thankful people weren’t afraid to attend. “I think it shows people had confidence in us, and they wanted to be here, and to show - you’re not going to scare them off," said Chief Joseph Dougherty.
|Top general says he'd push back against 'illegal' nuclear strike orderWGAL / 9 h. 8 min. ago more|
"I provide advice to the President," John Hyten said. "He'll tell me what to do, and if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen? I'm gonna say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.'
|Women’s Leadership Network members cook up meals for local shelterABC 27 / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – There were plenty of chefs in the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank kitchen on Saturday. Members of the United Way of the Capital Region’s Women’s Leadership Network were cooking up holiday dishes at the food bank. The meals were for Catholic Charities’ Interfaith Shelter. The volunteers made two different types of stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and more. “This is my first volunteer event with WLN. It’s wonderful, because it’s a great opportunity to meet women who are involved in the community on so many levels,” said Women’s League Network member Brigid Khuri. “They’re usually doing great in their jobs, and it’s awesome to hear about their experiences and how they got to where they are. And of course, it’s a great window into volunteer work, such as being here in the Pennsylvania Food Bank.” The side dishes were enough to feed a couple hundred people. ABC27 News Anchor Valerie Pritchett also volunteered with the group. Click here to learn more about the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Network. You can also learn more about the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank by visiting their website.
|Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83WGAL / 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
Wedgeworth won the 1978 Tony award for best featured actress in a play for her performance in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two."
|Rain didn’t dampen spirits at Annual Harrisburg Holiday ParadeWPMT / 9 h. 54 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- It was a rainy Saturday, but the weather didn't stop folks from lining Second Street in Harrisburg for the Annual Holiday Parade. The festivities kicked-off at noon. The free parade included musical acts, floats, parade balloons and many local organizations. Representatives from the Harrisburg Senators marched in the parade. There were police officers and firefighters there as well, along with local media outlets. Members of the FOX43 news team were there, including meteorologists Andrea Michaels and Bradon Long; news anchors, Amy Lutz, Jackie DeTore, Ali Bradley and Jaime Garland. Sports Director Todd Sadowski was also there, along with traffic anchor Trenice Bishop. Anchor Matt Maisel served as a parade judge. Food trucks were open for hungry parade-goers on Market Street, between Front & Second Streets. Following the parade, an awards ceremony was scheduled to be held at Strawberry Square. Santa and Buddy the Elf planned to be on hand to greet everyone who stopped by. Happy Holidays!
|Rain didn't dampen spirits at Annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade - FOX43.comGoogle News / 9 h. 54 min. ago more|
FOX43.comRain didn't dampen spirits at Annual Harrisburg Holiday ParadeFOX43.comHARRISBURG, Pa.-- It was a rainy Saturday, but the weather didn't stop folks from lining Second Street in Harrisburg for the Annual Holiday Parade. The festivities kicked-off at noon. The free parade included musical acts, floats, parade balloons and ...and more »
|Rain Moves Out, Winds Pick Up Tonight; Blustery & Chilly SundayWGAL / 10 h. 5 min. ago more|
News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Ethan Huston says a strong cold front crosses the Susquehanna Valley tonight. Behind the front winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour through Sunday evening.
|Ex-state Sen. Ralph Shortey to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charge, lawyer saysWGAL / 10 h. 18 min. ago more|
Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for three other charges to be dismissed, Shortey's lawyer confirmed.
|Man steals credit cards from gym lockersABC 27 / 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are searching for a man they say stole credit and check cards from lockers at an area gym. Surveillance pictures show the man who police believe stole cards from two different lockers at Gold’s Gym on Linglestown Road. The thefts happened on the evening of November 9. Police say the man has since used the stolen cards to make a number of purchases. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lee Tarasi with the Susquehanna Township Police Department at 717-909-9259. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Gov. Mifflin stuns No. 1 Harrisburg, 26-14 (PHOTO GALLERY) - Reading EagleGoogle News / 12 h. 8 min. ago more|
Reading EagleGov. Mifflin stuns No. 1 Harrisburg, 26-14 (PHOTO GALLERY)Reading EagleHARRISBURG – The Gov. Mifflin Mustangs sent shock waves across the state this afternoon, knocking off top-ranked Harrisburg 26-14 in a District 3 Class 5 A semifinal at Severance Field. “This is every player and every coach's dream,” said Mustangs ...and more »
|American Red Cross Heroes Awards: Volunteer Jane MatthewsWPMT / 12 h. 41 min. ago more|
In January of 1996, Jane Matthews felt compelled to help during a snowstorm that caused the Susquehanna River to flood. A call to the local Red Cross chapter marked the beginning of what would become a lifelong passion for the Red Cross' mission. Her journey began as a Disaster Action Team member, and later included new disaster volunteer orientation and a place on the Disaster Workforce Engagement Team, where she still serves. Matthews later became a disaster instructor, where she has spent most of her time volunteering. That role has given her the opportunity to provide instruction across the U.S. and internationally. At the Divisional level, Matthews is a co-lead for the Training and Exercise Workgroup. Nationally, she has deployed to more than 40 disaster operations, and has become involved as a Master Instructor for a series of new supervisor courses. Matthews has made an incredible impact, not only in South Central PA but across the country during her time with the Red Cross. She embodies the spirit of humanitarianism. Her life-long commitment to service should serve as an inspiration to everyone.
|SUV crashes into Wine and Spirits store in Lancaster CountyWPMT / 13 h. 5 min. ago more|
EAST HEMPFIELD, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa -- Nobody is injured after an SUV crashes into a Wine and Spirits store in Lancaster County on Saturday afternoon. The crash happened just after 2:00 p.m. at the Wine and Spirits store in the 1700 block of Columbia Avenue. Employees of the store say an elderly woman put her car into reverse and drove into the store. The woman was reportedly checked out by EMS on scene but was not transported.
|Child, three adults injured after Heidelberg Township crashWPMT / 13 h. 30 min. ago more|
HEDIELBERG TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa — Four people, including a child are injured after a two-vehicle crash in Heidelberg Township. Southwestern Regional Police responded to the 6800 block of Moulstown Road, just after 10 a.m. on Saturday. Police say a Honda CRV traveling East was negotiate a right curve when it crossed the center line and struck a car head on. Three adults were transported to the hospital via ambulance and a 4-year-old child flown to Hershey Medical Center. There is no word on their injuries. Traffic was detoured for about an hour.
|Wolf starting to look like 'two-term Tom' as 2018 approaches - LancasterOnlineGoogle News / 15 h. 11 min. ago more|
LancasterOnlineWolf starting to look like 'two-term Tom' as 2018 approachesLancasterOnlineFILE – In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with reporters after speaking to a business group about his upcoming budget proposals at the MusikFest Cafe in Bethlehem, Pa. With Wolf's first-term record by and large ...and more »
|Trump delays new policy on importing elephant partsHarrisburg News / 21 h. 8 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Department of Agriculture used the phrase "unfit for human consumption" in one of its recent inspections.
|Harrisburg School District holds early Thanksgiving dinner for familiesABC 27 / 21 h. 44 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) The Harrisburg School District held a Thanksgiving dinner for district families. Hundreds of families came to Scott Elementary and celebrated the season together Friday night. “My job is to bring the parents into the life of the school and their child’s school life and so we plan events like this during the year to include the families,” said Derra Brown, an organizer for the event. Dinner was made possible by donations from churches, teachers, staff, non-profits and city residents.
|Central Dauphin elementary school students dropped off at wrong bus stop, parents upsetABC 27 / 1 d. 3 h. 10 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) Some parents in the Central Dauphin School District are upset after a substitute school bus driver dropped elementary school students off at a convenience store near a busy intersection instead of in their neighborhoods. The bus carrying students from South Side Elementary School was running late on Friday. Parents spotted the bus but realized the driver was not going the correct route. They said the driver let out about 45 students near a convenience store at Walnut Street and Penbrook Avenue. The driver then left. “The bus driver, he did the wrong thing and I don’t know why he did it,” said Eric Veronikis, an upset parent. Parents and some neighbors helped the students stay safe and calm while they figured out how to get them home. The Central Dauphin School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson released a statement Friday night. “We deeply regret this incident and the alarm that this caused for both students and their families. We are grateful for the quick response of parents and other residents in the neighborhood who immediately reacted to escort students to safety.”
|a Lady Libertya still standing strong, more than three decades in the SusquehannaHarrisburg News / 1 d. 3 h. 59 min. ago more|
Thirty-one years after pulling off one of the greatest pranks Central Pennsylvania has ever seen, Gene Stilp still laughs about that night in 1986. He and his three friends didn't mean to create a national landmark.
|$40,000 reward for info leading to arrest of man who shot & killed police officerWPMT / 1 d. 7 h. 18 min. ago more|
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — A $40,000 reward is being offered for the identity and arrest of a man who police say killed New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw on Friday night. BREAKING: sources now tell WPXI New Kensington police officer has died from shooting injuries. More now on @fox53wpgh at 10p#wpxi — Gordon Loesch (@WPXIGordon) November 18, 2017 WPXI was told by law enforcement sources that Officer Shaw was shot during a traffic stop. Police say they have located the vehicle believed to be involved in the fatal shooting. A search for the suspect is underway in nearby neighborhoods within a few miles of the scene. Reports for shots fired starting coming in to Westmoreland County dispatchers around 8:15 p.m. Just getting on scene in New Ken where a cop has been shot @WPXI pic.twitter.com/v4rQMbyT0u — Catherine Varnum (@WPXIVarnum) November 18, 2017
|Pa. man buried with two cheesesteaksHarrisburg News / 1 d. 8 h. 28 min. ago more|
A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop - Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia. According to his grandson, Dominic Lussi, when asked what he wanted to take with him when he died, Richard Lussi replied, "What do you think? Pat's cheesesteak!" Richard Lussi, from Plains Township, was a rabid fan of Philadelphia sports teams, and that loyalty spread to the famed cheesesteak shop after a pregame meal decades ago, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer .
|Clarks Summit fire ruled an accidentHarrisburg News / 1 d. 13 h. 8 min. ago more|
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|Police: Harrisburg man abused infant to near death - ABC27Google News / 1 d. 15 h. 37 min. ago more|
ABC27Police: Harrisburg man abused infant to near deathABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man is accused of inflicting traumatic injuries that left his 10-week-old infant near death, police said. Jonathan Only was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.Man charged after allegedly inflicting traumatic injuries to infantFOX43.comHarrisburg man charged in alleged September abuse incident that left infant with head traumaPennLive.comall 4 news articles »
|Police: Harrisburg man abused infant to near deathABC 27 / 1 d. 15 h. 40 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man is accused of inflicting traumatic injuries that left his 10-week-old infant near death, police said. Jonathan Only was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. Only’s child had extensive head trauma and numerous other non-accidental traumatic injuries when it was taken to a hospital on Sept. 15. Through further investigation and medical findings, it was determined Only had inflicted the injuries to the infant, police said. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Harrisburg bridge work to close lane of I-83 NorthABC 27 / 1 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Repair work on the John Harris Bridge over the Susquehanna River will close the right lane of Interstate 83 northbound on Sunday. The work at the Second Street exit is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to a PennDOT news release. Crews will also close the northbound exit ramp for Second Street. A detour will direct drivers to use Exit 44A for 13th Street to Paxton Street to Second Street. To avoid delays, PennDOT says drivers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Matt vs. Food: Harrisburg a " FOX43a s Matt Maisel picks his Capital City food favesHarrisburg News / 1 d. 17 h. 57 min. ago more|
As part of the first edition of "Matt vs. Food," I wanted to highlight three of my favorite places to eat throughout Harrisburg. Therefore, I chose one breakfast , one lunch , and one dinner spot .
|32 free things to do this weekend in central Pa., from the Holiday Parade to 80s nightHarrisburg News / 1 d. 22 h. 57 min. ago more|
Holiday preparations are ramping up with craft shows, concerts, a candy cane walk in Camp Hill, plus the Harrisburg Holiday Parade. But there's plenty more to do, between art exhibits, music and author events this weekend in central Pennsylvania.
|Harrisburg Holiday Parade road closures - ABC27Google News / 1 d. 23 h. 43 min. ago more|
ABC27Harrisburg Holiday Parade road closuresABC27Parade-goers can get four hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code in the ParkMobile App. There is also $10 special event parking at the Market Square garage. The annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Harrisburg is a free parade featuring ...and more »
|Harrisburg Holiday Parade road closuresABC 27 / 1 d. 23 h. 47 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Harrisburg Holiday Parade is Saturday, November 18 and drivers in the city should expect closures. Starting Saturday at 7 a.m., the following roads will be closed: Market Street to Second Street Second Street to North Street North Street to Front Street Front Street to Market Street Market Street Bridge to City Island The roads will reopen around 3:30 p.m. Parade-goers can get four hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code in the ParkMobile App. There is also $10 special event parking at the Market Square garage. The annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Harrisburg is a free parade featuring musical acts, floats, parade balloons and more. Food trucks will be available on Market Street between Front & Second Streets.
|Attorney general speaks on drug abuse in Pa.Harrisburg News / 2 d. 1 h. 22 min. ago more|
The solution to combating the opioid epidemic is by handling it as a healthcare issue, rather than a criminal one, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday. Shapiro was the guest speaker at a Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association workshop in Harrisburg where journalists and experts from across the state in the field discussed the opioid epidemic.
|Harrisburg School District students create artwork for Children’s Tree at Governor’s ResidenceABC 27 / 2 d. 4 h. 5 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) Some Harrisburg School District students helped create artwork that will decorate the Children’s Christmas Tree at the Governor’s Residence. The third and sixth grade students from Ben Franklin Elementary School and Cougar Academy enjoyed cookies, hot cocoa, and made snowflakes with glue, glitter, and paper Thursday night. “Our students are always receiving for the holidays. So it’s good they are giving back through their artwork and so many people will get to see it and be inspired by it,” said Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney, Superintendent of the Harrisburg School District. The public is invited to tour the Governor’s Residence on Sunday, December 10.
|PennDOT will close right lane of I-83 North over John Harris Bridge on SundayHarrisburg News / 2 d. 5 h. 52 min. ago more|
The right lane of Interstate 83 North in the area of Exit 43 for 2nd Street in Harrisburg will be closed Sunday while work crews conduct bridge deck repairs, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. To prevent traffic from encroaching on the work zone, the northbound I-83 Exit 43 ramp for 2nd Street will also be closed, PennDOT says.
|Harrisburg students decorate Childrena s Christmas Tree at governora s mansionHarrisburg News / 2 d. 10 h. 26 min. ago more|
Students from the Harrisburg School District are helping to ring in the holiday season, decorating a Christmas tree at the Pennsylvania governor's residence. Students in third through sixth grades, from Ben Franklin Elementary School and Cougar Academy, decorated a Christmas tree at the residence with paper snowflakes that they created.
|Some Highmark customers booted from UPMC-Pinnacle hospitals and doctorsABC 27 / 2 d. 11 h. 18 min. ago more|
She is from Halifax. She owns and runs a small business. She has been a longtime Highmark customer and a longtime Pinnaclehealth patient. She, and presumably many like her in the Midstate, has a difficult decision to make regarding health coverage. She didn’t want to be identified. We’ll call her Denise. Denise recently got a letter from Highmark saying UPMC-Pinnacle doctors and hospitals will no longer be considered in-network for 2018. It is not uncommon, says Pennsylvania acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, for the roughly five percent of Pennsylvanians not covered by insurance through work and purchasing on the market. “Particularly in the individual market where there’s a drive to lower the monthly premium, a lot of plans have what we call narrow networks where they control costs by limiting the number of providers in the network,” Altman said. Altman said Highmark and UPMC Pinnacle have agreed to work together for seven years, but that’s for people in larger group plans, not one-off customers like Denise. So Denise, and people like her, have two choices: stick with Highmark and change doctors and hospitals to Penn State Hershey Medical Center or Geisinger Holy Spirit which are in-network, or stick with UPMC Pinnacle Health doctors and hospitals and switch to a likely more expensive insurance plan. “Most health plans these days don’t have all the doctors in your area in-network, and that’s something you should think about when you are comparing health plans,” Altman said. ABC27 reached out to both UPMC Pinnacle and Highmark. Both confirmed Denise’s story. Neither would go on camera, but both sent statements. Highmark said it’s sad but understands that some customers will have to go elsewhere. It added, “Pinnacle was asked to be in the network but WOULD NOT (emphasis theirs) negotiate the appropriate discount that would make the product affordable.” The statement from UPMC Pinnacle acknowledges that “patients experiencing confusion and frustration.” But frustration barely describes what Denise is feeling. She spends $900 a month on premiums now with large deductibles and co-pays and fears those costs are only going up, especially if she tries to stay in the UPMC Pinnacle system. She sees employees in the Highmark group plans enjoying services under the UPMC Pinnacle umbrella and suspects she’s paying more and getting less because her company is too small to be in a group. Denise feels penalized and victimized. “Why are we being treated this way? Just because we are a small business and work extra hard? We do not have 9-5, we work 24-7,” she said. “Something is not right with this system.” If you’re shopping for health insurance, the open enrollment is shorter this year. It must be completed by Dec. 15, not the end of January like previous years. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Micek: A prayer for peace that calls us to actHarrisburg News / 2 d. 12 h. 46 min. ago more|
But the prayer he uttered outside a home on Logan Street in Harrisburg on a chilly night last week for Kaliah Dearing, 16, and Natasha Harner, 24, who had been found shot dead there, carried the same weight as if they'd been uttered by a man or a woman of the cloth. "This really is the time for us join together and ask some very important questions," Henry said.
|Dauphin commissioner Pries announces run for CongressABC 27 / 2 d. 13 h. 18 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries is looking to become a congressman. Pries announced Thursday he plans to run in the Republican primary in May. He wants to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, who is not seeking re-election for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District. Pries has been an elected official for the past 12 years. Before serving as county commissioner, he was a Derry Township supervisor. The 15th district includes all of Lehigh County and includes parts of Dauphin, Berks, Lebanon, and Northampton counties. It stretches from Allentown to the suburbs east of Harrisburg. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Ex-police chief pleads guilty to stealing from social clubABC 27 / 2 d. 13 h. 38 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former police chief has admitted in court that he stole gaming tickets from a Harrisburg social club. Howard Dougherty, 66, of Lemoyne, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Dauphin County Court to one count of theft by unlawful taking, the district attorney’s office said. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Police said Dougherty was president of Der Harrisburg Maennerchor social club when a surveillance camera recorded him stealing the tickets from a closet where the tickets were stored in May 2016. Club members had installed an infra-red camera — which can record images in darkness — because they suspected someone was stealing tickets. Video from the camera showed Dougherty stuffing handfuls of tickets in his pockets, prosecutors said. Authorities estimate he was caught on camera stealing nearly $200 worth of tickets. Dougherty was previously the chief of the West Shore Regional Police Department and the former borough manager of Lemoyne. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|The Holiday Marketplace opens in HarrisburgHarrisburg News / 2 d. 17 h. 24 min. ago more|
The two-day event provides shoppers with the opportunity to find Pennsylvania-themed gifts from several local places including the State Museum store, Ephrata Cloister, and Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. Guests can also see some craft demonstrations.
|Harrisburg man, 22, arrested for murders of 2 stepsisters | ABC27 - ABC27Google News / 2 d. 17 h. 57 min. ago more|
ABC27Harrisburg man, 22, arrested for murders of 2 stepsisters | ABC27ABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A city man has been arrested for the killings of two stepsisters last week.Suspect Arrested in Slaying of Stepsisters in HarrisburgU.S. News & World Report“Friend” arrested following Harrisburg double homicideFOX43.com22-year-old Pa. man arrested for murders of 2 stepsistersWKBN.comall 13 news articles »
|'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident WGAL / 2 d. 18 h. 55 min. ago more|
Girls on the Run is a program focused on uplifting girls by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident.
|Harrisburg man, 22, arrested for murders of 2 stepsistersABC 27 / 2 d. 20 h. 58 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A city man has been arrested for the killings of two stepsisters last week. Jeremiah Battle, 22, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Nov. 9 beatings and shootings of 16-year-old Kaliah Dearing and 24-year-old Natasha Harner. Jeremiah Battle (Dauphin County Prison) Battle also faces a charge of burglary for breaking into the home in the 2200 block of Logan Street and an additional count of tampering with evidence. Investigators say Battle disposed of the gun he used and it has not been recovered. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Battle was “acquainted” with at least one of the young women if not both victims and an older sister who lived with them. “He was friends with them; I’ll term it like that for now,” he said. It is not known whether the older sister was home at the time of the killings or arrived later to find the bodies. “We’re still investigating what her whereabouts were and exactly where she was,” Marsico said. “We’ll have more information on that later.” Police were called to the home shortly after 5 p.m. Marsico said the stepsisters were killed “at some point after midday.” Kaliah Dearing, left, and Natasha Harner (submitted) Investigators have not determined a motive, but Marsico said the first-degree murder charges allege that Battle went into the home with the intent to kill. “We can’t give a lot of details at this time about the factual basis for our charges other than, suffice it to say, that we have sufficient evidence to place Mr. Battle at the crime, that he’s the one who committed these horrible, tragic murders,” he said. Police Chief Thomas Carter said cooperation from the public helped police to make the arrest. He said investigators put nearly 1,000 hours into solving the case. “My resources were almost shot, but we didn’t give up. We didn’t quit. There were a lot of sleepless nights,” Carter said. The arrest followed a search of Battle’s home in the 1700 block of North Street, in the city’s Allison Hill neighborhood, around 6 a.m. Thursday. According to a search warrant affidavit, police went to the house looking for a 9mm handgun, ammunition, a cell phone, and clothing with blood stains. Marsico said Battle was cooperative with police when he was arrested at the home. He was arraigned and placed in Dauphin County Prison without bail. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 29. — Gofundme accounts to help pay for Dearing and Harner’s funerals have been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/donations-for-kaliah and https://www.gofundme.com/natasha-harner-memorial-funds. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Shooting deaths ravage central Pa., charges filed in 1983 killing: Violent deaths under investigation in Pa. Harrisburg News / 2 d. 22 h. 15 min. ago more|
Of all the violent deaths this week in Pennsylvania, many were shootings, and at least five of them occurred in central Pennsylvania. Two were killed in Harrisburg, two in York and one in Carlisle.
|South Park man who's overcome challenges recognized for achievementsHarrisburg News / 3 d. 0 h. 41 min. ago more|
Jonathan Coliny of South Park received the Self-Advocate Employee of the Year award at the PAR Annual Solutions Conference Awards Ceremony Oct. 23 in Harrisburg. Jonathan Coliny of South Park received the Self-Advocate Employee of the Year award at the PAR Annual Solutions Conference Awards Ceremony Oct. 23 in Harrisburg.
|Harrisburg University announces plans for expansion projectABC 27 / 3 d. 3 h. 57 min. ago more|
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Harrisburg University is requesting proposals for the financing and development for a $140 million Health Science Education Center. University President Dr. Eric Darr says the project is a clear sign they plan on being a permanent fixture in Harrisburg. “We are here for the long haul,” said Darr. “We will bring more jobs to the city and help transform downtown.” Darr says they will solicit proposals to help fund and develop the project. The 36-story complex will accommodate housing for more than 300 students and offer degree programs in nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and other health programs. Darr says they plan on building at Third and Chestnut streets. The plan is to have at least 200,000 square feet of educational space that will include a hotel, restaurant, fitness facility and conference center. Darr says they hope to have their team in place by the spring, and they plan on breaking ground in 2019. If there are no major delays, they expect construction to be completed by 2021. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.
|Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled: studyHarrisburg News / 3 d. 7 h. 24 min. ago more|
FILE PHOTO: A worker walks between rows of automated cars at the Defense Logistics Agency's giant storage facility outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer/File Photo The use of digital tools has increased, often dramatically, in 517 of 545 occupations since 2002, with a striking uptick in many lower-skilled occupations, according to a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.
|Coroner urges tips in Pa. sisters' homicide case - WKBN.comGoogle News / 4 d. 12 h. 23 min. ago more|
WKBN.comCoroner urges tips in Pa. sisters' homicide caseWKBN.comHARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Dauphin County Coroner says two young stepsisters found last week died of gunshot wounds and multiple traumatic injuries. Coroner Graham Hetrick said police still have no suspects in the killings of 16-year-old Kaliah ...and more »
|Ski jumping champion looks toward 2018 OlympicsWGAL / 5 d. 15 h. 29 min. ago more|
Nina Lussi has been training and competing around the world and now has her sights set on the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
|Young cross-country skiers, Olympians go head-to-head in roller ski competitionWGAL / 11 d. 17 h. 22 min. ago more|
Top ranked cross-country skiers got the chance to race alongside Olympians
|National champions discuss ski jumping, 2018 Winter OlympicsWGAL / 11 d. 17 h. 59 min. ago more|
Ski jumping and Nordic Combined national champions discuss the sport and getting ready of the 2018 Olympics.
|Harrisburg wants Amazon headquarters on old state hospital grounds; other Pa. cities vie - York Daily Record/Sunday NewsGoogle News / 29 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more|
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsHarrisburg wants Amazon headquarters on old state hospital grounds; other Pa. cities vieYork Daily Record/Sunday NewsFrank Lynch, a board member of the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority, readily acknowledges Harrisburg's long-shot status. But he views the application process itself as useful, saying it'll help the region perfect its appeal to other businesses ...and more »
|Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surpriseWGAL / 38 d. 9 h. 48 min. ago more|
Last month, Quincy's family said a group of teenagers nearly hanged him in what they're calling a racially motivated crime.