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Summer school: School districts balance the books in Cumberland County

Every Pennsylvania school district operates on a fiscal year that starts on July 1 and ends June 30, a cycle funded by an annual budget each school board approves in June. Read more

Summer school: Teachers tackle job growth, financial growth

Teachers routinely use the summer as an opportunity to take college-level courses tied to certification and professional development or to tackle a second job to earn more money. Read more

Summer School: Mapping out an entire school year

The wheels on the bus were going round and round long before the first day of school. Read more

Where it Stands: Preliminary results don't show elevated PFAS levels around Naval depot

Although complete results won’t be available until next month, preliminary results from the Navy’s testing of residential wells around the … Read more

Court documents: Containers, glue found during investigation into tampered items returned to stores in Mechanicsburg area

Giant discovered there were 24 dates where items were returned from Jan. 22 to July 28. Read more

After 25 years, defining an assault weapons ban hasn't gotten easier

Even if it is last in a long line of possible gun reforms, the mere mention of an assault weapons ban tends to bring out conflicts of fact that make discussions more difficult. Read more

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Highlights from history: August 19

Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

Summer School Series: Districts, teachers prepare for incoming students

School districts around Cumberland County stay busy in the summer to make student transition in August as seamless as possible. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays for August 18

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Robert Redford, Christian Slater, Edward Norton and Andy Samberg… Read more

Highlights from history: August 18

Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more


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Crime and Courts

DA: Someone tampered with, returned items to stores in Silver Spring, Hampden stores

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Police said someone purchased hundreds of items from stores, altered the products and returned them. Products include medications and health and beauty items. Read more

Crime and Courts

Man arrested in Mechanicsburg area case of tampering, returning items to stores

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Robert Keith Burns, 58, was charged with recklessly endangering another person, theft by deception and criminal mischief-tampering with property. Read more

Mount Holly Springs

Intense storm knocks out power, knocks down trees in Mount Holly Springs area

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Hundreds of people are without power Friday morning in the area of Mount Holly Springs following an intense Thursday night storm.  Read more

Crime and Courts

Police identify two killed in murder-suicide outside movie theater in Dauphin County

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Two people are dead, including a woman reportedly from the West Shore, in what the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office is calling a murder-suicide. Read more


Tyler Ryan Bigler


Tyler Ryan Bigler, 25, of Shippensburg, PA, died Sunday, August 11, 2019. Read more


Carlisle family has been welcoming New York City children to town for 36 years

Tammie Gitt The Sentinel ​ | ​ ​ | ​ 0 Comments

The Lehman Family has been building relationships with New York City children one summer at a time through their 36 years of volunteering as hosts for the Fresh Air Fund.

Last Thursday, the family welcomed Moussa Sidim, a 13-year old from the Bronx. Read more

Crime and Courts

Police: Woman killed in crash outside Hollywood Casino

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Police said her vehicle left the road and struck a small grass embankment, sending the vehicle airborne. While in the air, the vehicle struck a tree and came to rest on its roof in a field. Read more


Audrey G. Adams


Audrey Gail Adams, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle. She was born on January 23, 193… Read more

Crime and Courts

Mechanicsburg-area tampering case includes food products, state Department of Health officials say

Tammie Gitt The Sentinel ​ | ​ ​ | ​ 0 Comments

The Silver Spring Township Police Department reported that products that were tampered with were returned to multiple retailers. Read more

Crime and Courts

Group of four robbed man at knifepoint in his Shippensburg home, police say

Daniel Walmer The Sentinel ​ | ​ ​ | ​ 0 Comments

A Shippensburg man was robbed in his home by four men last week, one of whom threatened him with a knife, police said Tuesday. Read more