September 14, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - "Police investigate break-in at Democratic Party headquarters. " For those of a certain age that headline may sound familiar. Only this time, almost 40 years after GOP operatives burglarized the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, the target was Pennsylvania state Democratic Party headquarters in Harrisburg. City police say on July 11, party officials reported someone had entered their eighth-floor downtown Harrisburg offices overnight and removed two laptops and a camcorder.
September 16, 2014
AS THE Pennsylvania General Assembly returns to session today, we like to imagine their reaction if they returned to the statehouse finding the place hadn't been cleaned over the summer, that there were no security guards at the doors, and half their staff had been cut so they had to answer their own phones. How long do you think that situation would last? A day? An hour? Yet those are largely the circumstances awaiting schoolchildren in Philadelphia when they began their school year last week: cuts to staff including cleaning and security, made by Superintendent William Hite to assure the schools would open on time.
April 20, 2009 |
HARRISBURG - Alex Concepcion and three relief pitchers combined to hold Harrisburg to six hits yesterday as the Reading Phillies beat the Senators, 6-2, in the Eastern League. Josh Shortslef, who replaced Concepcion in the fifth, pitched a scoreless inning to get the win. Trenton 2, Connecticut 1 NORWICH, Conn. - Marcos Vechionacci's leadoff homer in the top of the seventh gave the Thunder a win over the Defenders in the Eastern League. Lehigh Valley 6, Pawtucket 2 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Jeremy Slayden's RBI double completed a four-run eruption in the top of the eighth as the IronPigs beat the PawSox in the International League.
August 7, 2012
HARRISBURG - A street in Pennsylvania's capital that was barricaded last week after a series of gunfights has been reopened. Officials in Harrisburg said the block of uptown's Curtain Street and two adjoining alleys were slated to be closed only through the weekend. But Robert Philbin, spokesman for Mayor Linda Thompson, said Monday that the barriers could return or might be used on other streets if warranted. Thompson ordered the 24-hour police barricades put in place Friday after gunfire earlier in the week left bullet holes in cars and homes.
December 19, 2012
HARRISBURG - A wanted man from Philadelphia killed himself early Tuesday after a nine-hour standoff at a Harrisburg housing complex in which more than 100 shots were fired, authorities said. Officers were trying to serve a warrant on Abel Roman, 24, in the Hall Manor complex when he reportedly fired a shot and threatened suicide, authorities said. Gunfire periodically rang out over the ensuing hours, and one police officer was wounded, authorities said. Roman, whose last known address was in the Hunting Park neighborhood, was found dead in an apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
August 21, 2010 |
Accused murderer Omar Roane, who escaped from the back of a prison van last weekend, was captured Friday night in Harrisburg, police said. Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore confirmed that Roane, 22, had been apprehended. John Patrignani, acting U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said Friday night that deputy U.S. marshals and Dauphin County police, including a SWAT team, arrested Roane at a house in the 3100 block of Hoffer Street in Harrisburg.
August 4, 1998 |
Greg Farrow of Deerwood Country Club fired a 4-under-par 68 to take the Izod Club Classic yesterday at The Golf Club at Felicita in Harrisburg. Farrow was consistent, shooting a 34 on the front nine and a 34 on the back. He edged John Allen of Sunnybrook Golf Club by a stroke in the event sponsored by the Philadelphia Section of the PGA. In the Senior Division, Tony Perla from Plymouth Country Club carded a 1-under 71 to win convincingly over Joe Data of Edgmont Country Club and Pete Trenham of Reading Country Club, who shot 75s.
May 23, 2013 |
Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg denied Mayor Linda Thompson a second term Tuesday, choosing bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse to try to help the financially strapped capital. Harrisburg is the only Pennsylvania municipality under a state takeover - the result of a multimillion-dollar debt on its trash incinerator that pushed it to the edge of bankruptcy. Harrisburg officials hope to negotiate a bailout that includes the sale of the incinerator. Papenfuse defeated Thompson in the primary, along with other challengers City Controller Dan Miller and former state employee Lewis Butts Jr. No Republican is running this year.
January 21, 2012
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's financially troubled capital is preparing to auction 8,000 artifacts bought by a former mayor who had hoped to transform the city into a historical tourism destination. Mayor Linda Thompson's office said Friday it had selected three finalists to appraise, market, and auction the collection. City spokesman Robert Philbin said it spans three centuries of American history. The artifacts cost millions of dollars in public money and were purchased by Thompson's predecessor, Stephen Reed, as part of a failed plan to build museums dedicated to sports, the Wild West, and African American history.