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A Three Mile Island evacuation today? It would be a “crawl”
If a disaster at Three Mile Island requires an evacuation, those driving out of town may not be going much faster than three miles per hour. When the Three Mile Island accident occurred in 1979, highways were choked with traffic as people desperately tried to leave. About 144,000 people evacuated fr
Man charged in Steelton child endangerment case appears in court
One of the people accused of child endangerment in the Borough of Steelton appeared before a Dauphin County judge on Tuesday. It's a story we first told you about last month, where seven children were found living in deplorable conditions.
How to make streets safer for pedestrians? To start, red-light cameras and a police ‘strike team’
Car crashes killed 19 pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists in Harrisburg in the past five years. An additional 105 of those vulnerable road users were injured by vehicles during that same time period.
Camp Hill residents opposed to Chick-fil-A take to their vehicles in protest
Some Camp Hill residents who say they don’t want a Chick-fil-A in their neighborhood organized a “Drive Through” a half-hour before the borough’s planning commission met Tuesday night.
Must-see photos of old movie theaters in Harrisburg
At one time there were many movie theaters in Harrisburg. If you wanted to see a movie in Harrisburg your options included the following theaters and movies advertised in the March 20, 1957, Patriot:
Dozens rally in Harrisburg to stop the hate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Aaysha Noor organized Tuesday's rally against hatred in Harrisburg. "No hate. No fear. Everyone is welcome here," said Noor. Jews, Christians, and Muslims standing side by side.
Man arrested in connection to overdose death
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– A man has been arrested in connection to an overdose death. Joseph Tozer, 32, is facing murder by delivery of drugs charges. On March 19, he was arrested in connection to the death of Carla Nelson, 47, who overdosed in her home on March 14.
Details to be released about Harrisburg's Vision Zero Action Plan
Harrisburg, Pa. - Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse will announce the next stage of the city's Vision Zero plan at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the MLK Government Center. The program kicked off in May 2018, the goal is to have zero deadly pedestrian accidents in Harrisburg by 2028.
Pennsylvania continues to jail the severely mentally ill, ACLU charges
Pennsylvania continues to fail its most severely mentally ill inmates, allowing them to languish in prison while they wait for court-ordered treatment, the American Civil Liberties Union charged Tuesday in a renewed lawsuit.
Steelton Borough Council passes decriminalization ordinance
STEELTON BOROUGH, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa — Steelton Borough Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Under the one-year pilot program, the penalty for up to 30 grams of marijuana will be a summary offense.
Stop, collaborate and listen: Vanilla Ice is back in Harrisburg with a brand new concert
Take heed, because he’s a lyrical poet. And he’s coming to Harrisburg. The early ’90s hip-hop star Vanilla Ice, a.k.a. Robert Matthew Van Winkle, will perform this summer at Club XL, 801 S. 10th St., Harrisburg, at 7 p.m. June 8.
White officer on trial in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 17-year-old last year goes on trial starting Tuesday in a case that could put him behind bars for life.
Steelton announces decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana
The Borough of Steelton took the first step toward legalizing marijuana, at least at the municipal level, during a special meeting Tuesday evening. According to a release Tuesday from the borough, Steelton Borough Council passed Ordinance 2019-02, which reduced the penalty for possession of small am
Jury acquits husband accused of murder for wife’s 1983 death
A Perry County jury has acquitted a Shermans Dale man who was accused of murder for the 1983 death of his wife. It took the panel more than 4 ½ hours to decide that Carl Rodgers, 63, was not responsible for the death of 23-year-old Debra Rodgers.
Citing population shifts, Dauphin County urges Harrisburg to adopt new ward, voting maps
A Dauphin County official tonight made a pitch to change and streamline Harrisburg’s ward map, a plan that would slash the number of wards in the city by two-thirds. Jerry Feaser, the county’s director of the Bureau of Registration and Elections, briefed City Council on a proposal to cut the number
Men drive hours to honor a local veteran
CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) - Driving all morning long, from Michigan, two men stopped in Camp Hill Tuesday. A quick stop, with a whole lot of meaning, to honor a humble veteran. "I didn't really do anything that would warrant you to be said, you're a hero," said veteran James Massey.
Planned monument to honor history, contributions of Harrisburg’s 'Old Eighth Ward’
City, county and state leaders plan to dedicate a monument next year intended to honor and preserve the history of Harrisburg’s “Old Eighth Ward,” a residential community demolished in 1917 to make space for the Capitol complex.
Family sues after Pennsylvania man with 10 pot plants is crushed by bulldozer in police chase
Gregory Longenecker had a date with his long-term girlfriend he wouldn’t make. At around 11 a.m. one morning last July, Longenecker, 51, and a friend were spotted by a Pennsylvania Game Commission employee and police in an area surrounded by heavy brush and next to 10 marijuana plants they appeared
Wedding dress designer relocates company to northern Dauphin County
A wedding dress designer has relocated her company to northern Dauphin County. Sheila Kauffman, who specializes in customized wedding dresses, announced last year that she would be leaving the customized business and closing her store, Sheila Frank in Mechanicsburg to focus on her bridal line. Kauff
Pennsylvania Woman Tries To Set Ex-Boyfriend’s Home On Fire With Him Inside, Police say
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Authorities in Lehigh County say a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend’s home on fire with him inside, after he got a protective order against her. It happened Monday in Allentown.