Man dead after falling three stories from roof in Harrisburg

A man is dead after he fell three stories from a roof in Harrisburg Friday, authorities on scene said. The man, who police described as in his mid-50s to lower 60s, was a subcontractor working on the roof of a rehabilitation facility on the 1900 block of North 2nd Street, according to Cpl. Raymond Lyda of […]

Pa.’s unemployment rate drops for 10th consecutive month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials are reporting the 10th straight monthly decline in Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate. The state Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday that the statewide jobless rate for May was 5.6 percent — the lowest since September 2008. That’s down from 5.7 percent in April and below the national rate of 6.3 […]

Harrisburg woman implicated in two robberies after using stolen bank card at Harrisburg Mall, police say

A Harrisburg woman was recently arrested after police said she participated in two May robberies in which four women were robbed of their possessions. Shaquatta L. Brooks, 23, of the 500 block of Wisconisco Street, is being held in lieu of a combined $75,000 bail in Dauphin County Prison, according to court records. The first […]

Afternoon traffic update: Traffic building along capital beltway, Cameron Street open despite blaze

Traffic along the capital beltway outside Harrisburg is beginning to build, however, traffic on Interstate 81 is moving smoothly, according to Pennsylvania’s 511 reports. Motorists should expect normal rush hour delays on their way out of the area. Cameron Street is open and moving in Harrisburg, despite a massive fire today along the 1600 block.  For […]

Harrisburg man accused of kissing teenage girl on rear end faces charges, police say

A Harrisburg man is facing criminal charges after police said he was accused of twice kissing a teenage girl on her rear end. File photo  Milton R. Flores, 49, is charged with two felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor, as well as misdemeanor charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors. The contact […]

Repair work to close part of Hale Avenue in Harrisburg this week

A short block of Hale Avenue at the end of Berryhill Street will be closed for repair work beginning Tuesday in Harrisburg. The block from Rudy Road to Berryhill will close completely at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and will remain closed to traffic until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the city […]

Repair work to close part of Hale Avenue in Harrisburg this week

A short block of Hale Avenue at the end of Berryhill Street will be closed for repair work beginning Tuesday in Harrisburg. The block from Rudy Road to Berryhill will close completely at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and will remain closed to traffic until 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the city […]

Crash near Cameron Street and Elmerton Avenue in Harrisburg cleared

A crash in the area of Cameron Street and Elmerton Avenue has been cleared, and traffic has resume to normal, according to Dauphin County dispatches. A jack-knifed tractor-trailer near Elmerton Avenue had slowed traffic both eastbound and westbound on Cameron Street. Harrisburg Traffic Report indicated the crash occurred around 4:08 p.m., and traffic had been rerouted […]

Number of auctioned Harrisburg properties unknown until next week

The official number of properties auctioned off Thursday at the Dauphin County Tax Claim Bureau Judicial Sale will not be available until next week, said Holly Martz deputy director at the Tax Claim Bureau at Dauphin County. Martz had said the official count would be known Friday. More than 150 people attended the auction to bid […]

Pair arrested after being found with shotgun, marijuana in Harrisburg apartment, police say

A man and woman were recently arrested in Harrisburg after police said they found marijuana and three guns inside their Hall Manor apartment. Johnny M. Collins, 23, and Antoinette L. Smith, 26, were both being held as of Friday afternoon in Dauphin County Prison. Magisterial District Judge Robert Jennings III set Collins’ bail at $1 […]

Property sale attracts those seeking opportunities to invest in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG — They came because they saw an opportunity. Denise Ortiz wanted a new home for her and her family. Steve Mack wanted to create jobs by renovating properties. Cesar Cepeda wanted to provide affordable housing. They were among the more than 150 people who attended the Dauphin County Tax Claim Bureau Judicial Sale on […]

State prison term ordered for shooting of 2 Harrisburg brothers

HARRISBURG — A Harrisburg man who pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding two city brothers in separate incidents will spend the next 8 to 20 years in state prison. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Jason said Thursday that Cornell R. Johnston III, 20, pleaded guilty to charges including attempted murder just before he was to be […]

Accident cleared from Route 22/322 eastbound north of Harrisburg

An accident that was earlier blocking all lanes on U.S. 22/322 eastbound north of Harrisburg has been cleared, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported. The crash was blocking traffic near the exit for Halifax/Dauphin and further south. PennDOT reported at 2:31 p.m. that there could be residual delays as traffic returns to normal.  Source Article from http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/06/accident_cleared_from_route_22_2.html

Afternoon police report: Harrisburg man pulled gun on victim during robbery, police say

Here’s what you may have missed earlier Wednesday in crime news and other breaking stories across the midstate: A Harrisburg man pulled a gun on another man during a robbery early Wednesday, police said An East Pennsboro Township man jailed Wednesday is accused of assaulting a woman and forcing her to perform a sex act on him […]

Afternoon police report: Fiancee of Harrisburg murder victim speaks in court; arsonist sought by Carlisle police

Here’s what you may have missed earlier Tuesday in crime news and other breaking stories across the midstate: The fiancée of a Harrisburg homicide victim shared a tape of her 3-year-old crying at the trial for a man accused of killing the child’s father Carlisle police are searching for the person who intentionally set a pickup truck […]

Man who eluded authorities for 33 years after 1981 Harrisburg homicide expected to be extradited later this month

A man accused of a 1981 fatal shooting in Harrisburg has waived a court hearing in Texas and is scheduled to be extradited back to Pennsylvania later this month, Dauphin County First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo said Tuesday. Joseph L. Miller has been charged in the shooting of Thomas Waller outside a Harrisburg hotel. READ […]

Overnight police report: Derry Twp. armed standoff; Harrisburg homicide investigations

Here’s what you may have missed on Monday in court and police-related news around the midstate. Man accused of beating his wife with a ceramic statue waives preliminary hearing Child taken to hospital after swallowing e-cigarette liquid Two charged with armed robbery near Park City in Lancaster Two recent pedestrian accidents in Harrisburg still under investigation Harrisburg police say […]

Tip of nose bitten off teenage boy in Harrisburg fight

The tip of a Harrisburg teenage boy’s nose was bitten off by another teen during a fight Saturday evening, Harrisburg police said Monday. The fight happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Jefferson Street, said Officer Paul Trovy, Harrisburg police spokeswoman. She described the incident as an aggravated assault, and said “I’m […]

Berryhill Street in Harrisburg reopened after accident probe

Berryhill Street in Harrisburg has been reopened following a police investigation of a report that a child was struck by a vehicle. According to dispatches, the incident was reported just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The street was closed between 14th and 16th streets for more than an hour. No other information was immediately available. Source […]

Child reported struck by vehicle in Harrisburg; police close part of Berryhill Street

Harrisburg police were closing Berryhill Street between 14th and 16th streets around 4 p.m. Saturday as emergency personnel responded to a report of a child being hit by a vehicle. According to dispatches, the driver involved in the incident, which occurred just before 4 p.m. on Berryhill Street, had remained at the scene and a […]

Capitol Complex detour in place until 5 p.m. today in Harrisburg

Commonwealth Avenue — between Forester and Walnut streets near the state Capitol Complex in Harrisburg — will be closed today from noon through 5 p.m., according to a Capitol Area Transit announcement. Any bus routes set to use Commonwealth Avenue will use Third Street instead. CAT’s announcement said the closure was due to a public […]

Man found with gunshot wound early Thursday in Harrisburg expected to survive, police say

A man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday morning in Harrisburg is expected to survive, said Paula Trovy, a city police spokeswoman.  The man, who has not been identified, was found around 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of South 19th and Derry streets. He remained hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, Trovy said. City police […]

Mechanicsburg man accused of raping 8-year-old girl in Harrisburg, police say

A Mechanicsburg man was arrested this week after police said he was accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in Harrisburg roughly eight years ago. Luis Angel Cruz, 53, of the 100 block of North Arch Street, was charged with felony rape of a child and several other sex crimes. He was being held as of […]

Mothers in Charge hopes to bring "Mom Power" to Harrisburg’s fight against crime

What’s new in Harrisburg? View full sizeHarrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter and Det. Deric Moody speak at a press conference at city hall about this week’s Hall Manor murder of Daylynn Smith, 21. Philadelphia’s Mothers in Charge group hopes to help the fight against crime in Harrisburg with the help of local survivors. Mark Pynes […]

Crash cleared from northbound Interstate 83 in Harrisburg

A crash that was causing delays on northbound Interstate 83 in Harrisburg was cleared shortly before 4:32 p.m. Friday, according to traffic reports. The crash was cleared at approximately 4:15 p.m. from the shoulder of the interstate just prior to the ramp to 19th Street in Harrisburg, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s traffic […]

Afternoon Crime Report: Harrisburg homicide victim identified, human remains uncovered in Perry County

Leading headlines in crime news Friday was a homicide in Harrisburg reported in the early morning, but here are a few more stories you might have missed: A man looking for flowers in State Game Lands No. 170 in Rye Township stumbled upon human remains and called state police and the Perry County coroner to investigate […]

Gas prices are steady in the Harrisburg area

The average gas price in Harrisburg today is $3.73 a gallon, the same as a week ago, 1 cent lower than a month ago and 30 cents higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy.com.   The average price in Pennsylvania is $3.76 a gallon and the national average is $3.65 a gallon. The lowest […]

Crash restricting traffic on northbound Interstate 83 near 19th Street in Harrisburg

UPDATE: Crash cleared from northbound Interstate 83 in Harrisburg A multi-vehicle crash was restricting a single lane of northbound traffic on Interstate 83 near the 19th Street exit Friday in Harrisburg, according to traffic reports. The crash was reported just before 3:30 p.m. near the ramp to 19th Street/Exit 44B, according to the Pennsylvania Department […]

Harrisburg man, 35, identified as victim in fatal shooting; police look for possible suspect vehicle

A Harrisburg man has been identified as the person who was fatally shot early Friday morning in the city. Police found Ronald McGruder, 35, at approximately 2 a.m. with a fatal gunshot wound. McGruder was found on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of Hanover Street. He is the city’s fifth homicide victim of 2014. […]

1 person killed overnight in Harrisburg; police investigate early morning shooting

Harrisburg police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Friday morning. PennLive file photos  One victim was killed in the 1100 block of Hanover Street, according to a report from WHTM. The news station is reporting that police were called to the scene at 2 a.m. A city police supervisor reached Friday morning declined comment […]

Overnight police report: U.S. Marshals apprehend N.Y. homicide suspect; Harrisburg assault victim continues recovery

Here’s what you may have missed Thursday in crime news and other breaking stories across the midstate: U.S. Marshals on the West Shore apprehended a suspect in a 2013 homicide that occurred in New York A man who was brutally beaten over the weekend in Harrisburg continues to recover and hopes that descriptions he provided […]

Harrisburg assault victim recovering, hopeful suspect descriptions will lead to arrests

A man who was brutally beaten in front of his house Sunday in Harrisburg was hopeful that the suspect descriptions he provided to police would lead to quick arrests in his case. Bill Hursch, 43, suffered severe facial injuries and significant injuries all over his body, after he was attacked around 3:30 a.m. in the 2100 […]

Harrisburg resident assaulted by three men accused of taking his car, police say

Harrisburg police are searching for three men who are accused of assaulting a city resident and stealing his car late Wednesday night. A 63-year-old man reported that he was in his house near the 600 block of South 25th Street just before 9:30 p.m. when he heard a car alarm sound. He looked outside and […]

Building collapses in Harrisburg

A building collapsed at 54 N. 14th St. in Harrisburg on Sunday, said Joyce Davis, spokeswoman for Mayor Eric Papenfuse. Davis said the mayor’s office only learned of the collapse on the way to a news conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday.  This story will be updated when more information is available.  This story was updated to […]

Man charged in 2013 Harrisburg homicide

A Harrisburg man arrested Friday on an outstanding drug warrant has now been charged with criminal homicide in a fatal shooting that occurred last year in the city. George BrownHarrisburg police  George Brown, 23, is accused of the Dec. 13 shooting of Dailyl Jones, 32, Harrisburg police announced in a news release. Jones was found […]

Overnight police report: Harrisburg cops investigate beating; Body of canoeist found in Susquehanna River

Here’s what you may have missed Monday in crime news and other breaking stories across the midstate: Harrisburg police are investigating a beating that occurred early Saturday on North Third Street The body of a Lebanon County canoeist was found in the Susquehanna River A black bear was spotted on the run in a Lower […]

Harrisburg police investigate beating that lands man in hospital

Harrisburg police are investigating a beating that occurred in the 2100 block of North Third Street early Saturday. Police said they received a call from a man who had been beaten, but said he didn’t cooperate in the investigation. The man was taken to the hospital for medical treatment after the 3:30 a.m. incident, and […]

Memorial Day travel gets off to smooth start

Holiday travelers in the midstate should have a smooth trip this morning, with no major incidents reported so far on area roads. Front Street in Harrisburg is closed from Forster to Market streets today for Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg. Capital Area Transit may be revising some of its routes as a result. Call 717-238-8304 or […]

Harrisburg police investigate beating

Harrisburg police are investigating a beating that occurred in the 2100 block of North Third Street early Saturday. Police said they received a call from a man who had been beaten, but said he didn’t cooperate in the investigation. The man was taken to the hospital for medical treatment after the 3:30 a.m. incident, and […]

Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend in Harrisburg, police say

A 20-year-old woman was arrested after stabbing her boyfriend in the shoulder early Saturday evening in Harrisburg. Police responded to a domestic assault call in the 900 block of Penn Street at 5:15 p.m. The victim, a 45-year-old male, had been stabbed in the shoulder and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police […]

Overnight police report: lockdown at Susquehanna Twp. High School; suspect in custody for 2013 Harrisburg homicide

Here’s what you may have missed on Friday in court and police-related news around the midstate. Friday lockdown at Susquehanna Twp. High School linked to ongoing police investigation Man accused of indecent assault of minor arrested in York by U.S. Marshals Service Suspect in 2013 Harrisburg homicide arrested by U.S. Marshals Service on drug charges […]

Suspect in 2013 Harrisburg homicide arrested by U.S. Marshals Service on drug charges

A Harrisburg man arrested by U.S. marshals earlier Friday on an outstanding drug warrant also may be a suspect in a 2013 homicide reported in the city. George D. Brown, 23, was taken into custody in the 2500 block of North Sixth Street by members of a task force for the U.S. Marshals Service in the […]

Harrisburg man shot with pellet gun in Riverfront Park, police say

Harrisburg police are searching for a man who is accused of using a pellet gun to shoot another person in Riverfront Park. The 43-year-old male victim in the Monday morning shooting suffered minor injuries, police said in a news release. Initial reports from the scene indicated he was shot in the chest. The incident was first […]

Man shot on North Front Street in Harrisburg: reports

Update: Harrisburg man shot with pellet gun in Riverfront Park, police say  Emergency responders and police have responded to the area of Cumberland and N. Front streets in Harrisburg for a report of a shooting, according to initial radio dispatches from the scene. A man was reportedly shot multiple times, initial reports indicate. No other […]

Harrisburg gas station robbery, purse snatching under investigation, city police say

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Sunday morning at the City Gas and Diesel Mini Mart in Harrisburg, said Officer Paula Trovy, a spokeswoman for city police. The robbery occurred at approximately 8:15 a.m. The business is located near the intersection of North 15th and State streets. Police as of Monday morning […]

Woman struck by vehicle in Harrisburg not seriously injured, police say

A woman struck by a vehicle at Front and Walnut streets in Harrisburg Sunday afternoon was not seriously injured, said city police Cpl. James Galkowski. The victim, who police have not identified, was transported to the hospital as a precaution and treatment of possible minor injuries after she was hit at about 4:45 p.m., Galkowski said. […]

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Harrisburg

UPDATE: Woman struck by vehicle in Harrisburg not seriously injured, police say A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Front and Walnut streets in Harrisburg at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dauphin County emergency dispatch confirmed. There was no information immediately available on the identity or condition of the victim. The scene of the accident […]

Marshals arrest convicted sex offender who they said moved to Harrisburg without providing notice

A convicted sex offender was facing charges in Harrisburg, after the U.S. Marshals Service said he failed to notify authorities of his move from upstate New York. A release from the marshals service indicates that 49-year-old David Gustavo Flores, who had been living in Niagara Falls, N.Y., relocated to the midstate sometime after April 2008, […]

State executive staff will bike through Harrisburg on Bike to Work Day

As part of Bike to Work week this week and Bike to Work Day on May 16, executive staff from the state departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Protection, Health and Transportation will be accompanied by local cycling experts for a five-mile bicycle ride through Harrisburg. The ride will start at 8 a.m. […]