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July 7, 1990 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
State health officials are investigating a suspected outbreak of hepatitis A at a Dauphin County restaurant in May that may have infected 10 people at a League of Women Voters banquet and as many as 10 others who attended a wedding rehearsal dinner. Aries Keck, a Health Department spokeswoman, said officials were tracing the cases to determine the common link, but she said no general immunizations would be offered because of the time that had passed. "We're investigating approximately 20 cases from that incident out there," Keck said.
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October 6, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - Brian Preski, an ex-chief of staff for convicted former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel, pleaded guilty yesterday in a wide-ranging corruption case centered on the misuse of public money for campaign work. In a surprise development on the sixth day of the trial in Dauphin County court, Preski admitted his guilt to 10 criminal counts before a Dauphin County judge. It left only two defendants on trial - former Rep. Brett Feese, a one-time House Republican whip and former head of the House Republican Campaign Committee, and ex-Feese aide Jill Seaman.
NEWS
March 25, 1986 | By BOB GROTEVANT, Daily News Staff Writer
A Dauphin County judge ruled yesterday that former Upper Merion High School principal Jay Smith can have a court-appointed lawyer at his side when his murder trial begins next week. Senior Judge William Lipsitt, who will preside at Smith's trial in the 1979 murders of former Upper Merion teacher Susan Reinert and her two children, dismissed a claim by the state attorney general's office that Smith was not indigent. Deputy Attorney General Richard L. Guida contended that Smith, 57, could afford to hire private counsel because he receives $653 a month from the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System.
NEWS
August 28, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / SHARON J. WOHLMUTH
PROTECTING THE PICNIC with umbrellas, three Dauphin County families don't let the drizzle get them down. They were on a trip from the Hershey area to visit the Academy of Natural Sciences in Center City yesterday and stopped along Kelly Drive for a meal. Across the table from young Nathaniel Measley (wearing hat) and Andrew Sheaf are (from left) Barbara McGarvey with husband Fred, Sara Measley with father Tony and mother Pam (obscured), and Lee Sheaf with wife Nancy.
NEWS
December 22, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN A former leader of the Dauphin County witness protection program became the new head of the state's Victim Advocate Office Friday and said she hoped to give a stronger voice to Pennsylvania's crime victims. "I want every single citizen of the commonwealth to understand what their rights are as crime victims," said Jennifer Storm, 38, of Camp Hill. Storm was sworn in Friday morning at a ceremony at the Victim Services Center in Norristown, surrounded by local advocates and members of the law enforcement community.
NEWS
March 27, 1998 | By Angela Galloway, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Montgomery County man seeking a spot on the Democratic Party primary ballot in the race for governor filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday, challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's ballot requirements. State law requires gubernatorial candidates to submit 2,000 signatures of registered party members, including at least 100 signatures each from any 10 counties, to get on the primary ballot. Candidate Phil Berg of Lafayette Hill, whose nominating petition for the May 19 primary is being challenged by an opponent in Commonwealth Court, contended in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that the county-signature quota violates his due process and equal protection rights under the U.S. Constitution.
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
A week from Friday $330,000 won in Montgomery County could evaporate, as a Cash 5 lottery ticket expires. The ticket, purchased on Jan 27, 2012, matched all five numbers drawn: 14, 23, 25, 33 and 43. It was purchased in Pottstown at Cole Tobacco, 215 High St. The winners should sign the back, call the lottery at 717-702-8146, and file a claim by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or by 4:30 p.m....
NEWS
October 26, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARLISLE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man who made more than 400 lewd prank phone calls in a single day has been sentenced in a second case related to a two-county investigation. Rip Alan Swartz, 43, said he felt "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years, before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday. Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get women to talk to him about pantyhose.
NEWS
September 14, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawyer for Kofi Asante, the head of a Philadelphia nonprofit who has been charged with stealing grant money meant to help fathers find work, called the allegations against his client "outrageous," adding that he looked forward to defending him in court. "Mr. Asante didn't engage in any behavior he thought to be or believed to be inappropriate or illegal," Thomas Fitzpatrick said Thursday. "Mr. Asante is a man who has devoted a great deal of his life to his community, and helping minority males reenter society and have an opportunity at a better life and to become contributing members of society.
NEWS
March 1, 1996 | By Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twelve men and women will be brought from Dauphin County to decide guilt or innocence at the April double-murder trial of Caleb Fairley, the state Supreme Court announced yesterday. Montgomery County Judge William R. Carpenter, who is hearing the case, two weeks ago agreed with defense attorney Thomas C. Egan 3d that pervasive media coverage had made it practically impossible to find impartial jurors here. Carpenter ordered a jury empaneled from another county, which is called a change of venire.
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December 22, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN A former leader of the Dauphin County witness protection program became the new head of the state's Victim Advocate Office Friday and said she hoped to give a stronger voice to Pennsylvania's crime victims. "I want every single citizen of the commonwealth to understand what their rights are as crime victims," said Jennifer Storm, 38, of Camp Hill. Storm was sworn in Friday morning at a ceremony at the Victim Services Center in Norristown, surrounded by local advocates and members of the law enforcement community.
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Imagine a wall map of Pennsylvania, stuck with eight red pins representing the home towns of the declared candidates in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor. All the markers are clustered in the eastern half of the state. The western front is wide open. No wonder former state Auditor General Jack Wagner of Pittsburgh is considering getting in the scramble for the nomination to take on Gov. Corbett. "I'm still in an analytical mode," Wagner said in a recent interview, adding that he would decide whether to run "very soon.
NEWS
September 14, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawyer for Kofi Asante, the head of a Philadelphia nonprofit who has been charged with stealing grant money meant to help fathers find work, called the allegations against his client "outrageous," adding that he looked forward to defending him in court. "Mr. Asante didn't engage in any behavior he thought to be or believed to be inappropriate or illegal," Thomas Fitzpatrick said Thursday. "Mr. Asante is a man who has devoted a great deal of his life to his community, and helping minority males reenter society and have an opportunity at a better life and to become contributing members of society.
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
A week from Friday $330,000 won in Montgomery County could evaporate, as a Cash 5 lottery ticket expires. The ticket, purchased on Jan 27, 2012, matched all five numbers drawn: 14, 23, 25, 33 and 43. It was purchased in Pottstown at Cole Tobacco, 215 High St. The winners should sign the back, call the lottery at 717-702-8146, and file a claim by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or by 4:30 p.m....
NEWS
October 26, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARLISLE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man who made more than 400 lewd prank phone calls in a single day has been sentenced in a second case related to a two-county investigation. Rip Alan Swartz, 43, said he felt "ashamed" over the thousands of obscene calls he made over the last five years, before a Cumberland County judge sentenced him to probation on Tuesday. Swartz was arrested a year ago after he repeatedly called a Hooters restaurant. Authorities say Swartz called businesses trying to get women to talk to him about pantyhose.
NEWS
October 6, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - Brian Preski, an ex-chief of staff for convicted former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel, pleaded guilty yesterday in a wide-ranging corruption case centered on the misuse of public money for campaign work. In a surprise development on the sixth day of the trial in Dauphin County court, Preski admitted his guilt to 10 criminal counts before a Dauphin County judge. It left only two defendants on trial - former Rep. Brett Feese, a one-time House Republican whip and former head of the House Republican Campaign Committee, and ex-Feese aide Jill Seaman.
NEWS
October 6, 2007 | By Mario F. Cattabiani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Edward M. Marsico Jr. was just days on the job as Dauphin County's top prosecutor in January 2000 when he was thrust into the statewide spotlight. Tom Druce, a state representative from Bucks County, was implicated in the fatal hit-and-run of an indigent African American man on a Harrisburg street. Harrisburg's African American community wanted the book thrown at Druce. His fellow Capitol Republicans thought he deserved a break. Voices on both sides were loud. In the end, Druce received a two- to four-year prison term in a case that many later described as a down-the-middle prosecution that kept clear of politics.
SPORTS
April 9, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Hunters tracking deer or other animals through Pennsylvania's woods will now do so in areas separated by major roadways and rivers, not invisible county boundaries, under new rules adopted yesterday by the state Game Commission in Harrisburg. During its annual meeting to set bag limits and seasons for 2003-04, the commission approved new demarcations for the state's hunting districts - called wildlife management units - to create 22 that use highways, the Susquehanna River and the Ohio River for borders.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2002 | By Wendy Tanaka and Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Pennsylvania judge temporarily blocked any sale of Hershey Foods Corp. yesterday until the court decides whether the state should be allowed to review bids and approve a sale - conditions demanded by the attorney general. In a one-page statement, Judge Warren G. Morgan of Dauphin County Orphans' Court said the charitable trust that controls Hershey Foods "shall not enter into any agreement or other understanding that would or could commit the respondents to a sale. " The injunction does not prevent the trust from continuing to explore a sale, Attorney General Mike Fisher said at a news conference yesterday.
NEWS
September 15, 1998 | by Gar Joseph and John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writers
Today, Clout examines three aspects of the scandal that might bring down a president. BAD PORN Does special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report qualify as erotica? Pornography? A trashy beach novel? To find out, we asked Allison Maddox, a founding director of the Museum of Sex, which will open in Manhattan late next year. She is researching the museum's first exhibit, "Sex in America: From Puritans to Cybersex. " "It's pornography and it's not that interesting," Maddox said of Starr's report.
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