Man found dead in fire

HUMMELSTOWN — A 24-year-old man was found dead Friday morning after a house fire in the 200 block of North Duke Street.

Firefighters and police officers were called to the row home around 8:20 a.m. The firefighters worked their way to the second floor and found an active fire and the dead man in a bedroom, Hummelstown police Cpl. Eugene Spencer said.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

Spencer said the fire was not the cause of death, but he did not say how the man died.

Police said another person who lived in the home escaped safely. They did not disclose the person’s relationship to the deceased.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the fire, which was contained to the second floor. The Dauphin County Coroner’s Office will release the cause and manner of death.

State rep. to retire

HARRISBURG — A state legislator who has represented suburban Harrisburg since 1988 says this year will be his last.

Republican Rep. Ron Marsico says he’ll retire at the conclusion of the 2017-18 legislative session. His 105th Legislative District includes Lower Paxton, South Hanover and West Hanover townships.

“It has been an honor to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and to represent the people in the 105th Legislative District, for almost three decades,” Marsico said in a statement. “This has not only been a job for me but a way of life. I thank the voters for giving me their support, the opportunity to serve and their trust.”

Marsico said he’ll continue to serve his community by helping his son, Wayde, with a nonprofit foundation to provide funding, promotion and development for youths and high school sports.

Pothole repairs planned

YORK — PennDOT plans to tackle potholes next week on portions of Interstate 83 and Route 30 in York County.

Repair crews will be working on I-83 Monday through Thursday, between Exit 4 and Exit 16 in the northbound lanes and between Exit 28 and Exit 16 in the southbound lanes, PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said.

On Route 30, the repair work is planned Monday between North Hills Road and the Susquehanna River, and Tuesday between Kenneth Road and Route 462.

Maintenance crews will be starting each day around 9 a.m. and finishing around 3 p.m.

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