Category Archives: Harrisburg / South Central

More Than 100k in PA Ordered to Evacuate Due to Flooding

If you are in this zone, please listen to authorities and evacuate as directed. Stubborn-ness is a leading cause of death and injury in these situations. More than 100,000 residents were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday … More after the jump

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Corbett Threatens to Take Over Harrisburg

If Harrisburg can’t get its act together, Governor Tom Corbett says the state will be forced to right the ship. Expect bondholders and Wall Street to do just fine, while local people continue to suffer. “If there is no approved … More after the jump

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Census Results Could Mean Districts Shift to Midstate

Are more people moving to mid-state, or are they just moving out of the larger metros at a faster rate? At the outset, it appears certain that a trend that’s seen the midstate to add House seats in every redistricting … More after the jump

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Six Years Later, Still Trying to Solve Gricar Disappearance

Following last week’s viral posting that Ray Gricar may have been found in Utah (he wasn’t), the Inquirer publishes a more comprehensive update on the case. The long and short of it? Nobody knows what happened, doesn’t seem like anybody … More after the jump

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MISSING 6 YEARS: Is This Man District Attorney Ray Gricar?

UPDATE: Police say the man jailed in Utah is not missing DA Ray Gricar. Six years ago, we followed the search for Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar (pictured top left), who went missing in April 2005 and was never … More after the jump

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Trooper Gives Wife of Pol a Lift Home from Drunk Tank

We don’t like to write about the families of politicians – it’s a bit crude and shouldn’t impact the important policy debates of the Commonwealth. The exception, of course, is when power and influence is used to help family members. … More after the jump

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Harrisburg Rejects State’s Financial “Rescue” Plan

Wall Street never loses, but Harrisburg’s city council sure wants to try. They claim Governor Corbett’s financial rescue plan for the city focuses on making bondholders and investors whole while giving taxpayers the shaft, so they rejected the plan in … More after the jump

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Lancaster Judge Dismissed Her Own Parking Tickets

Talk about doing yourself a favor… Lancaster city district judge Kelly Ballentine took the liberty of dismissing her own parking tickets. This is generally frowned upon in the judicial community, but no one is saying whether Ballentine will be reprimanded … More after the jump

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Palin Sneaks Out of Gettysburg, Leaving Crazybus Behind

This morning, while reporters waited for the Palin Crazybus to leave the hotel, the Palin family snuck out of the hotel in other vehicles, leaving her fans and reporters behind to wonder. Some public “tour” she’s running, eh? You don’t … More after the jump

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Palin’s Crazybus Will Stop in Gettysburg and Philly

Sarah Palin is about to bring her crazy on tour! In a bus! With the Declaration of Independence plastered on the side! Even better? She’s stopping in Gettysburg and Philly. So get out your Don’t Tread On Me flags and … More after the jump

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