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 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.
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.
November 6, 2013 |
Three of the bills seemed tame and technical, designed to smooth the rough edges of a recent property-tax revolution in Philadelphia. Only one would have impact outside the city. Another bill would have helped bail out Philadelphia's schools by adding $2 to the price of a pack of cigarettes - again, only within city limits. All four proposals had the support of Mayor Nutter, City Council, and leaders of Philadelphia's state House and Senate delegations. Then politics got in the way - a blend of Harrisburg's traditional town-and-country animus, a letter from a guy named Norquist, and, of all things, an impassioned speech from one of Philadelphia's own that didn't sit well across the Capitol dome.
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.
April 11, 1996 |
Jeff Gyselman scored from third base on a ninth-inning passed ball as the Reading Phillies beat Harrisburg, 7-6, in the Eastern League yesterday. Gyselman worked a leadoff walk against Jake Benz (0-1), was bunted to second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on another wild pitch. Reading's Mike Juhl (1-0) earned the win by inducing a bases-loaded double play in the ninth. Harrisburg tied it, 6-6, in the ninth on Bob Henley's two-run double. Henley also homered in the fifth.
March 16, 2006 |
Plymouth Whitemarsh could have culled some viable excuses from its 47-44 marathon loss to highly regarded Harrisburg last night at Albright College. The Colonials, who ended their season at 28-3 and one game short of the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals, could have rightly cried foul, thanks to two calls by a District 11 official in the final two minutes that perhaps didn't sit well with the PIAA observer looking down from the press box - or with half the crowd. There was a far worse shock when junior center Greg Maugle had to be removed on a stretcher in the last minute of the first quarter.
July 26, 2006
Re: "Hoeffel says Pa. job is no payback," July 12: Todd Mason's article on Joe Hoeffel's appointment to the Rendell administration implies that Hoeffel's appointment is nothing more than a political deal. What Mason overlooks is that Hoeffel has served admirably in Harrisburg and in Washington, and in each incarnation, was widely regarded as a smart, thoughtful, policy-oriented guy. In fact, when he previously ran for office, The Inquirer enthusiastically endorsed Hoeffel on more than one occasion.