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Locals thoughts on Middle East conflict Video included

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More than 20 children took part in a swim-a-thon fundraiser at Green Hills Swim Club on Friday morning to raise money to purchase care packages and supplies for Israeli soldiers who are serving in the Gaza conflict.
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Middletown project to begin next phase Monday

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A project to improve Middletown's water and sewer infrastructure will move to its next phase Monday.
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Part of Bridge Street near Hummelstown to close Sunday

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A section of Bridge Street just west of Hummelstown will close to traffic for construction work Sunday night.
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Hershey man arrested for attempted rape of teen girl

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A Hershey man was arrested after police say he made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl and then pulled a knife on her guardian when she confronted him about it.
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Police: Capitol custodian assaulted 2 women Video included

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A custodian for Pennsylvania's Department of General Services has been charged with indecently assaulting two women in the East Wing of the state Capitol building.
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Head of Civil War Museum responds to plan to stop funding Video included

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The head of Harrisburg's Civil War Museum is now responding to the mayor's plan to stop funding the site. More>>

Clean-up continues at vandalized soup kitchen Video included

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Clean-up continues at the St. Francis of Asissi Soup Kitchen in Harrisburg after it was shut down by vandals three days ago.
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Gunfire damage in 3 townships definitely linked, police say

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Police say physical evidence has linked several incidents where homes and vehicles were damaged by gunfire early Wednesday in West Hanover, Lower Paxton and Swatara townships in Dauphin County.
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Several homes, vehicles damaged by gunfire

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Police are investigating several incidents where several homes and vehicles were damaged by gunfire early Wednesday in West Hanover, Lower Paxton and Swatara townships in Dauphin County.
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Water company: sinkhole caused main break, not the other way around

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Capital Region Water claims its data shows the big sinkhole on South 14th Street in Harrisburg caused a water main break, not the other way around. More>>

Grocery stores donate to vandalized soup kitchen but more help needed

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The community is stepping in to help a Harrisburg soup kitchen that was trashed by vandals. More>>

Developer buys plot in downtown Hershey Video included

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New retail shops and offices may be coming to Hershey. More>>

Mayor wants to end Civil War Museum funding agreement Video included

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Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse is trying to end an agreement that provides funding to the National Civil War Museum, and he's asking county officials for help.
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Harrisburg woman sentenced for role in IRS scheme

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A Harrisburg woman must spend a year in prison and pay more than $57,000 to the IRS for her role in a conspiracy to submit fraudulent income tax returns.
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Driver arrested after Steelton flood rescue

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A man who drove into a flooded Dauphin County roadway during Sunday night's storm landed in even more hot water after his rescue, according to police.
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Harrisburg family displaced by sinkhole gets some help Video included

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A Harrisburg family displaced by a massive sinkhole says they haven't received much help from the city, but the community has stepped up in many ways. More>>

Vandals damage Harrisburg soup kitchen Video included

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Young mouths will have to look elsewhere for food after a Harrisburg soup kitchen was vandalized and forced to close for a week.
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Mosquito with West Nile found in Harrisburg

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A mosquito capable of carrying West Nile virus has been found in Harrisburg, the first in the city this year.
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Local magazine features interview with Steve Reed Video included

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 After declining formal interviews for several years, former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed spoke to Local Magazine. More>>

Woman, father charged with killing ex-husband in 2012

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A Dauphin County woman and her father have been charged in the execution-style murder of her ex-husband two years ago.
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HYP offering home buyer grants, Harrisburg home purchases are up Video included

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Harrisburg is seeing its first housing market boom since the city was on the brink of financial collapse. 
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State Police: Dog found dead in swimming pool with gunshot wound

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State police announced Friday that a Dauphin County dog was found dead in its owner’s swimming pool with a gunshot wound.
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Police: Teen found after fleeing foster home

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Kalen Van Patten has been found in Swatara Township, according to police. More>>

Harrisburg announces Kipona plans Video included

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Harrisburg has announced plans for its Kipona festival during the Labor Day weekend.
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Fire damages Harrisburg apartment building

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Careless smoking is blamed for a fire that damaged a six-unit apartment building in Harrisburg.
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Harrisburg Police Athletic League still helping city youth Video included

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Despite charges against former president and police officer Jennie Jenkins, the Harrisburg Police Athletic League’s programs are still in place to help city youth. More>>

Authorities continue 25-year search for missing Halifax woman Video included

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It has been nearly 25 years since the disappearance of a Halifax teenager. But while decades have passed, Tracy Kroh is not forgotten.
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Mecum calls first day of auction a success Video included

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The first day of the Mecum auto auction in Harrisburg proved to be one of the best opening day turnouts for the show.
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Police: Man with knife robbed Millersburg bank

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Police are looking for the man who pulled a knife during the robbery of a Millersburg bank late Wednesday afternoon.
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Penbrook man arrested for rape of teen girl

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A Penbrook man has been arrested for the the rape of a 17-year-old girl.
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Mecum Auto Auction sets up at Farm Show Complex Video included

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The cars that rolled through the Farm Show Complex doors on Wednesday were nothing short of stunning both inside and out.
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