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Woman steals items from store with two young children in tow

Selinsgrove, Pa. — A woman who was accompanied by two young children put items in a backpack and walked out of a Snyder County store without paying. State police at Selinsgrove say the unidentified white woman was at Best Buy in Monroe Township on May 25 when she left without paying for multiple items. The woman allegedly concealed the items in a black backpack and left without stopping to pay for the merchandise. The woman was seen leaving the parking lot with two young children in a 2004-2005 silver Ford Taurus. Total value of merchandise stolen is $190. Anyone with information may contact PSP Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145. Trooper Wiliam Shreve is investigating.

‘Oooh, McDonalds’: 14-Year-Old Allegedly Said She’d Have Killed Someone Sooner If She Knew She’d Get Fast Food for Breakfast

Over a three-day preliminary hearing, a judge saw differing portraits of a 14-year-old girl charged with killing her disabled older sister. The defense for Claire Miller argued she is capable of rehabilitation and had experienced a psychotic break when she allegedly stabbed sibling Helen Miller, 19, to death. The prosecution, however, said she had for months expressed a desire to hurt someone. Now Judge David Workman has to decide whether Claire, now 16, has to stay in adult court or move to juvenile court. A ruling is expected to take place July 18, according to WGAL-TV.

Hit and run damages light pole in Ephrata

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) — Ephrata Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred during the evening hours of Saturday, July 2. Police say that the accident occurred around 10:16 p.m. at the Ephrata Borough Grater Park at 300 Cocalico Street. Officers discovered a light pole at the park was knocked over with damage to the pole, the light, and the base.

Arson suspected in former Lebanon Catholic High School fire

LEBANON, Pa. — A weekend fire at the former Lebanon Catholic School is being investigated as arson. The fire happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. Fire Commissioner Duane Trautman says there was heavy fire on the second floor when crews arrived. There were a lot of combustibles on that floor, according to Trautman.

Legislation to Restrict Use of Fireworks in Pa. Heads to Governor

A bill looking to restrict the use of fireworks in Pennsylvania is moving forward in Harrisburg. The Republican-controlled senate approved the legislation Thursday. The bill would reform the state's existing laws including restricting when fireworks can be set off. The new law would limit fireworks use from 10 a.m. to...

Food truck festival, fireworks for July Fourth in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The city of Harrisburg is celebrating Independence Day with a food truck festival. There will be more than 45 food trucks with a variety of fare at Riverfront Park on July Fourth. The festival runs from 1 to 9 p.m., ending with a big fireworks display.

These are the fashion trends for summer 2022

LANCASTER, Pa. — WGAL News 8 is taking a look at fashion trends for summer. We spoke with the general manager of a Lancaster boutique. She's in charge of predicting and ordering what people want to wear. Sara Tuscher at Pappagallo said pandemic lounge wear is out and more...

Lebanon Catholic School fire suspected as arson

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Arson and vandalism are suspected after a fire at Lebanon Catholic School early Sunday morning. The Lebanon City Fire Department shared images of the school around 6 a.m. on Sunday showing flames inside the building. The fire department said “vandalism and arson are now the story of a once proud school […]

State Police might have to implement a rape kit tracking system

Harrisburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police could be required to conduct a study about setting up and maintaining a rape kit tracking system. The study would be conducted in consultation with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. The report would aim to identify the most efficient way of creating an online database accessible to victims of rape and allowing data to be entered in and stored by law enforcement agencies, forensic...

Curve best Senators in front of record crowd

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Altoona Curve beat the Harrisburg Senators 7-3 in front of 8,344 fans, the most at a game since July 4, 2019. The Curve claimed the series 4-2. Centerfielder Connor Scott had a trio of RBIs off one hit. Normally, Altoona is off on Mondays, but due to the holiday, they […]

Police looking for Target store robbers who threatened employee

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM_) — Police in Manheim Township are looking for two people who have stolen items from two separate Target stores in Lancaster County. According to police, on Saturday, June 25 at around 9 p.m., two people entered the target on Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township and were able to push out $480.67 worth of merchandise.

Central PA’s 3PT Open gives $100,000 to best hooper

MANHEIM, Pa (WHTM) — Some of the best shooters in the nation flocked to Spooky Nook Sports Complex for a shot to win $100,000. How do you win? Easy, be the best three-point shooter in the field. The competition, the 3PT Open, was founded in Central PA. The field was full of everyone from former […]

Harrisburg Area YMCA names new CEO

The Harrisburg Area YMCA has announced that David Ozmore was named CEO. Ozmore will lead the organization beginning in August. Ozmore has served the YMCA in multiple roles throughout the country. Throughout his 28-year YMCA career, Ozmore has served as director of operations/youth sports at the YMCA of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina; as COO at a small community YMCA in Cleveland County, North Carolina; as CEO for the YMCA of Greater New Orleans; as CEO of the YMCA of Greater High Point in North Carolina, and most recently as the CEO of the Kentucky/West Virginia Regional Alliance of YMCAs.