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  • House mourns the loss of Rep. Sid Kavulich

    HARRISBURG, Oct. 16 – House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody said House members and staff are grief-stricken at the passing of Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich of the 114th District. Kavulich died early this morning at a Philadelphia hospital where he had been since undergoing major surgery in early October. “Sid was always gracious and engaging. He enjoyed working with people and really getting to know them. That’s why being a representative was such a good fit for him,” Dermody said. “We […]

  • Lancaster County Drug Task Force K-9 gets protective vest

    LANCASTER, PA — Bear, the Lancaster County Drug Task Force’s K-9 officer, is now equipped with a protective vest for searches and other operations. A donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. fitted the bullet- and stab-proof vest for Bear, a 3½ -year-old chocolate Lab who has been working with the Task Force since December. Bear has already gone on over 40 search operations, with his handler Detective Anthony Lombardo, who is also a Manheim Township Police Officer. The vest […]

  • Sex offender extradited from Ohio

    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest and extradition of a Delaware County mother living in Ohio who, together with her ex-boyfriend, created child pornography of her three-year-old daughter while living in Pennsylvania. Kayla Parker, 26, of Smithville Road, Dayton, Ohio, was charged with felonies including the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault. Parker lived with her ex-boyfriend, David Carbonaro of Upper Darby, approximately four years ago. During […]

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    Lancaster District Attorney: Calls for court-related fines are scam

    LANCASTER, PA — The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is issuing a warning regarding an ongoing scam that involves callers asking for payment of fines on behalf of the Lancaster County Court system. It appears the scam involves a “spoof” of the Court Administration phone line (717-299-8041), meaning that line appears on caller ID but is actually from someone else: the scammer. There have been multiple reports from targets who said they were called and demands were made for payment […]

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    Capital Region Water to operate backup water Source in October

    Company expects minimal impact to customers HARRISBURG, PA: Capital Region Water will test its backup water supply this month, using an intake in the Susquehanna River. The company says the procedure follows industry best practices, and will be done to ensure the functionality and reliability of the backup in the event it is needed during a potential emergency.  Capital Region Water’s main source of drinking water is the DeHart Reservoir in northern Dauphin County. This temporary exercise will begin in […]

  • Flooding to delay opening of some State Gamelands roads

    The PA Game Commission  says the opening of some state game land roads may be delayed due to the recent flooding that occurred in Southcentral Pennsylvania this past week.  Seasonal roads are traditionally opened for vehicular access two weeks before the start of the states archery deer season which begins on Saturday, September 29th.  Habitat crews are currently assessing and making repairs to any damaged roads across the region.  Seasonal roads impacted by the weather will open as repairs and […]

  • Man who drove through active fire scene in June pleads guilty to careless driving

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa — UPDATE: An Enola man pleaded guilty to careless driving in relation to an incident from June 8, court documents show. Charges of recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct were dismissed against 39-year-old Mourad Shokralla, according to court documents. Police said that Shokralla drove through an active fire scene in the 900 block of Chester Road on the 8th. Firefighters told officers that while they were investigating, a vehicle drove through the scene and failed to stop, despite […]

  • $535K of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crystal Meth and other drugs seized in Luzerne County

    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his strategic response team seized more than 44 pounds of heroin, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs during a five-month deployment in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Investigators estimate the total street value of the seizures to be more than $535,000. Working in close collaboration with Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell and Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, Office of Attorney General Agents made over 50 drug-related arrests in northeast […]

  • Former Worley-Obetz CEO and Controller charged

    LANCASTER, PA — The former CEO and controller of a Manheim-based energy business are charged with years-long misuses of company funds covering the CEO’s personal credit debt. Northern Lancaster County Regional police on Monday charged Jeffrey B. Lyons, former CEO of Worley & Obetz, and Karen L. Connelly, longtime controller for the company until her retirement in 2016. Police determined Worley & Obetz funds covered over $1 million in Lyons’ credit card debt, with Connelly authorizing most of the payments. […]