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I-81 delays, construction to continue through September in Cumberland County

A delay in the delivery of construction materials to a work site on Interstate 81 caused major back-ups along the highway Wednesday at a ti… Read more

Closer Look: Low bean prices put Midstate farmers on edge ahead of federal bailout

For some Pennsylvania farmers, soybeans have been a lifeline amidst a multi-year low in dairy prices. Now, they’re set to become a liabilit… Read more

Carlisle police force welcomes two new officers

Carlisle’s thin blue line has added to its ranks as two new officers were sworn in Thursday and officially became Carlisle police officers. Read more

Ask/Answered: Statute of limitations for child sexual abuse

Asked/Answered is a weekly feature for reader-submitted questions. Follow the blog online at Read more

Trash problems pile up again in Carlisle

Complaints and trash alike piled up in Carlisle last week as Advanced Disposal again experienced delays in trash collection. Read more

Diocese releases names of clergy members accused of child abuse, apologizes for failing to protect children

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg released a list Wednesday morning of 71 clergy members who have been accused of child sexual abuse… Read more

Only online: Photo galleries

Photos: Tariffs and Farming

Today In History, Aug. 19: Google

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Today's Birthdays, Aug. 19: Bill Clinton

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Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP

Here are some of the top news stories of the week in photos, as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Only online: Recent videos

Video: Tariffs and Agriculture

The box turtle with an amazing home security system

Jeff the Nature Guy shows off Roxy, one of two three-toed box turtles at ZooMontana. These turtles have a unique shell that helps protect t… Read more

SEGA Genesis Commercials - Genesis does what Nintendon't!

TV ads from the throwback days of the ‘console wars.’ Read more

Large section of bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy

A witness to the collapse captured the aftermath when a heavy stretch of highway collapsed during a sudden storm in northwestern Italy. Pol… Read more



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Dickinson College takes new approach to dormitories

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Dickinson College officially opened its first completely new dorm since 1972 on Friday, and as one might expect, designs have changed a bit… Read more

Crime and Courts

Mechanicsburg man charged in Hampden Township pedestrian hit and run

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A Mechanicsburg man is in Cumberland County Prison after police say he hit two people with his truck, seriously injuring one of them. Read more


Sylvia V. Cohick


Sylvia Viola Cohick, 89, of Carlisle and formerly of Newville passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Forest Park, Carlisle. Read more


Richard P. "Dick" Cockley


Richard P. “Dick” Cockley, 84, of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Abused dog removed from New Cumberland home, owner charged

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A dog was removed from a home in New Cumberland, and its owner has been charged with cruelty to animals. Read more


Ruth E. Griffie


Ruth E. Griffie, 87, of Chapel Pointe of Carlisle and formerly of Newville passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Chapel Pointe. Read more

Capital Region

Gardners man dies in 2-vehicle crash in Adams County Friday

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ABBOTSTOWN — Wesley F. Griffis, 55, of Gardners, died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 9 p.m. Friday on Carlisle Pike north of P… Read more


Reenactment of 1955 courtroom shooting scheduled for this Friday

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Update: The walking tour and presentation from the Cumberland County Historical Society is sold out. Read more


Diane Walsh Hain


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Mary Ann Strahosky


Mary Ann Strahosky, age 76, of Carlisle, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the UPMC Pinnacle Hospital Carlisle. She was born on December 23, … Read more