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 […]