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Middletown Borough

Variance allows landlord to have two or more unrelated people living in building because it’s mostly used for business

A Middletown landlord is getting relief from the borough’s prohibition against two or more unrelated people living in the same single-family dwelling — the ordinance that has been a point …

Man charged after making video stabbing victim’s teddy bear: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged a Williamsport man after he made a video showing him stabbing a teddy bear that he had earlier bought for the victim. Jordan Lee Long, 24, on March 1 made the video on …
Lower Swatara Township

Fulling Mill Road Dairy Queen may reopen; eatery closed after inspection issues, but 2 are interested

The Dairy Queen Brazier at 1100 Fulling Mill Road in Lower Swatara Township is closed, but two people are interested in reopening it. The two prospective new owners are going through a process …

Taking it to the streets: Lower Swatara police start foot patrols in an effort to engage residents

Don’t be alarmed if you see Lower Swatara Police Department officers walking around your neighborhood. For the past couple of weeks, the department has started doing foot patrols. This …
Cops & Courts

Police: Man brought kids to help with scrap metal theft at TE Connectivity; almost 700 pounds taken

A Harrisburg man faces numerous charges after police say he illegally took almost 700 pounds of scrap metal from TE Connectivity — and brought along two young boys to help him do …

Columbia man held on $500,000 bail in drug death of Middletown woman; police release details

The Columbia man charged in the drug overdose death of a Middletown woman last week is being held in Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail. Carla Nelson, 47, died of a drug overdose in her …
Education

Redding reading: State ag secretary visits Kunkel

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Kunkel Elementary School on Monday as part of  Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week, which is celebrated March 18-22. The week helps students …

It's a whole new game: Raiders' Garza breaks new ground with scholarship for esports at LVC

Mason Garza likes to remind his mom, Robyn, that he used to get yelled at for playing video games. Especially since the Middletown Area High School senior just received a $2,500 annual …