November 22, 2013 |
AFTER MONTHS of delay, lawmakers in Harrisburg are finally proceeding with three bills that could improve tax collections in Philadelphia and aid the city's transition to a new property-assessment system. The first bill, which is on its way to Gov. Corbett's desk, would allow the city to place liens on any property in the state that is owned by someone who owes Philly money. Now, the city can only put liens on land in Philly. Also approved by the Senate yesterday was a bill that would allow residents to pay taxes in monthly installments, rather than a lump sum - another method for boosting collections.
September 12, 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.
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.
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.
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.