Men’s gymnastics captures third Big Ten title

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State men’s gymnastics team won the 2015 Big Ten Championship in thrilling fashion Friday night in front of 1,060 fans inside Rec Hall. Penn State won its title with a team score of 436.700, edging out Illinois (436.100) and Michigan (434.750). Along with Penn State’s third Big Ten title, […]

Despite warming temperatures, overnight snow on the way

Warmer temperatures are in store for much of the week, but according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service at State College, we haven’t seen the end of the snow. Sunday should be sunny with a high of 46. There is a 30 percent chance of snow showers Sunday night and into Monday […]

Crews respond to house fire in Steelton

Fire crews are on the scene of a reported structure fire in Steelton. Dauphin County dispatch confirmed Sunday the fire broke out at a home at 28 S. 3rd St. The fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.  Check back later for more details.  Article source:

Pa. man accused of killing mother, critically injuring grandmother

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man is facing murder and assault charges in stabbings that killed his mother and critically injured his elderly grandmother in northeast Philadelphia. Police said 19-year-old Zachary Pritchett was arrested following the stabbings early Friday at a home in the Bridesburg section of the city. A police spokeswoman said officers responded to […]

Prognosis poor for Pine Township man burned in mobile home fire

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:41 am Prognosis poor for Pine Township man burned in mobile home fire By JOE PINCHOT Herald Staff Writer The Herald Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Joe Pinchot PINE TOWNSHIP – A Pine Township man was burned over 80 percent of his body in a fire at his mobile […]

Water company plans line replacements for coming season

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Munitions maker claims security impact outweighs harm to neighbors

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:43 am Munitions maker claims security impact outweighs harm to neighbors By JOE PINCHOT Herald Staff Writer The Herald Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Joe Pinchot MERCER – While a Greene Township manufacturer of less-lethal munitions has denied that its activities produce intolerable noise, noxious gases or foul smells […]

Calendar: March 25-April 1

Wednesday, March 25 STAGE The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s classic comedy explores the battle of the sexes and the quirky ups and downs of courtship. The Lantern Theater Company production is directed by Charles McMahon. 7pm. $10-$29. Through May 3. St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow Street. STAGE Hamlet The Wilma Theater reimagines the […]

Marc Vetri’s new book of pasta finds truth & beauty in flour

Having already penned two books of Italian cuisine, Philadelphia’s pioneering chef and restaurateur Marc Vetri, the man behind such iconic city establishments as Osteria and his namesake dining room Vetri, was ready to write the book he’d had in his mind a long time.  “No one would ever let me write a single-subject cookbook just […]

Emoji aren’t ruining our language skills, they’re enhancing them

Every few years, we hear folks bemoan the dilution of language. Typically, they blame younger generations for a phenomenon that’s held true since the earliest days of human history: Things change, and people come up with different ways to communicate. For some reason, adults, faced with language use that’s evolving away from their own habits, […]

Fire crews battle blaze in Steelton

After about two hours, crews are still on the scene of a residential structure fire in Steelton. The fire was called out around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and firefighters from Harrisburg, Middletown and other area departments joined Steelton crews to battle the three-story blaze. There is no word yet as to what started the fire at […]

State trooper struck by car has ‘a long road to recovery’ says his boss

Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. Robert Bemis was supposed to be running in the Philadelphia Love Run half-marathon Sunday, rather than battling extensive injuries in an intensive care hospital bed. Bemis, 47, is in critical condition after being struck while assisting a motorist along southbound Interstate 81 Friday in Schuylkill County. His injuries are described as “challenging” […]

State trooper struck on I-81 remains in critical condition

The 47-year-old Pennsylvania State Police trooper struck by his own cruiser while assisting a motorist on I-81 Friday remains in critical condition today. Sgt. Robert Bemis, a 22-year veteran of the state police, remains in Geisinger Medical Center, where he was flown after the 2:52 p.m. crash Friday. State police said Bemis was standing along […]

Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

 By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures. “Living fluids are found everywhere, from […]

Penn Medicine Experts Unveil Two New Ways to Identify Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Post-Operative Complications

Orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed two new prediction tools aimed at identifying total hip and knee replacement patients who are at-risk of developing serious complications after surgery. The first tool identifies patients who have risk factors that should disqualify them from undergoing same-day (outpatient) or short-stay (overnight) […]