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  • Corbett Strikes Out: Judge Tosses NCAA Lawsuit

    A federal judge on Thursday threw out Governor Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over sanctions against Penn State University related to Jerry Sandusky, calling his argument “a Hail Mary pass” that easily warranted dismissal.U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane’s decision puts an early end to the anti-trust lawsuit Corbett filed in January in which he sought to overturn a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban, scholarship limits and other penalties.She said she could not “find […]

  • ‘Bark for Life’: Fighting Cancer

    Dogs of all shapes and sizes taking part in the ‘Bark for Life of Hummelstown and Hershey’ event benefiting the American Cancer Society at Indian Echo Caverns in Derry Township, Dauphin County Saturday. The event is similar to Relay for Life, the 24-hour fundraiser for the ACS but this one is for the canines and runs only four hours. The event featured all kinds of activities for our four-legged friends — including a costume contest, as well as musical chairs […]

  • First Responders set up Charity for Victims

    The members of the Boston Public Safety Unions coming together to announce Tuesday, that a fund has been set up for the victims of the terrible tragedy that happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. It’s called the Boston’s First Responders Fund and it will be administered through the Boston Fire Fighters Credit Union located in Dorchester, Ma. To donate, simply click here: BFCU

  • Supporting Local K-9 Units

    Hershey High School in Dauphin County was invaded by sports lovers and dog lovers this afternoon at the 4th annual Derry Township Police K-9 auction. The silent auction of sports memorabilia was donated by Best Authentics in Lower Paxton Township.  All proceeds from Sunday’s sale go to the department’s police canine unit which is a big part of the force. Officer Anthony Clements, a K-9 handler with Derry Township, says the canines are used to help find missing children as […]

  • Bill O’Brien: Issah Not Playing this Year

    He’s one of the biggest recruits for Penn State’s 2013 football season but Zayd Issah, a senior at Central Dauphin High School, will not be playing for the Blue and White next season. Head coach Bill O’Brien, said in an interview Wednesday, that the linebacker who was charged with forgery for allegedly passing counterfeit $20 bills, will not play for the team this fall. O’Brien said that Issah could be a Nittany Lion “down the road” but that “his next […]

  • Fundraiser for ‘Children’s Roads to Recovery’

    Having a child with a critical illness like cancer or a heart defect, can be extremely difficult for everyone involved, so Gail Naylor of York County is trying to do her part to help families in need. Naylor is holding a community fundraiser at the Scotts Building at the Emgisville Park, Friday and Saturday, to try to raise awareness about the “Children’s Roads to Recovery” foundation. The foundation provides transportation, lodging and funding for related expenses for families. The founder […]

  • IRS: Millions in unclaimed Tax Refunds

    If you didn’t file your 2009 federal tax return, you could be missing out on a pretty large refund. The Internal Revenue Service says it has $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009, as more than 984,000 taxpayers haven’t submitted returns for that year. The IRS estimates roughly half of the unclaimed refunds amount to more than $500 per person. And time to submit your return is running out. You have until April 15, 2013 to file. If you […]

  • Vitamin World Store Robbed

    A Vitamin World store in Dauphin County is robbed Friday evening. Derry Township Police were called to the store on Outlet Square around 6:15 pm for a reported robbery. Upon investigation, police learned that a white man with a thin build, entered the store and demanded, by note, that the female clerk give him everything inside the cash register. He then ordered the woman to lay down behind the counter while he fled the store. The suspect was described as […]

  • Report on the State’s Transportation Performance

    On Friday, PennDOT released the state’s first-ever Transportation Performance Report; a detailed rating of the state’s efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment. The report, a combined effort by the State Transportation Commission (STC), the State Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and PennDOT, reviews the system’s status, performance within current resources, and opportunities for progress. “This performance report shows that PennDOT has made great strides in traffic safety and modernizing […]

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