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Kim Maurer to be sentenced June 1, DA to hold press conference afterwards

Kimberly Maurer will be sentenced June 1 following her March 23 conviction of first-degree murder for the death of her 12-year-old stepson, Maxwell Shollenberger. Maurer has been held since the trial in the Lebanon County Correctional Facility pending sentencing by Judge Bradford Charles. Maurer faces life in prison without parole, the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder in Pennsylvania.
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City Council approves three-year contract with Lebanon’s police union

At Monday’s first monthly meeting in the new downtown City Hall, Lebanon City Council unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the union representing city police officers. The contract between the city and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 42 will run through 2024. A focus of the...
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KFC headed to former Hometown Family Restaurant in Palmyra; building to be split

KFC will open its second Lebanon County franchise location in the former Hometown Family Restaurant in Palmyra, according to a recent real estate listing. The famous fried chicken company already operates locations locally in Lebanon and Hummelstown. A Bennett Williams Commercial brochure for 1 N. Londonderry Square shows the 8,239-square-foot...
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The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

Here are the most recent food safety violations in Lebanon County, as documented by Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture. Inspections are taken as a “snapshot” of the day and time, and should not necessarily be taken as overall indicators of an establishment’s cleanliness. Violations are often corrected prior to the inspector leaving the site. Restaurants were found to be in compliance unless otherwise noted.
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Vietnamese man visits Gap for first time since experiencing it as refugee in 1975

It was the first time Viet Nguyen visited Fort Indiantown Gap since his family were refugees there in the summer of 1975. While Nguyen doesn’t remember much about that time, he remembers it was crowded – and an incredibly difficult time for his family and more than a million other Vietnamese refugees who went through a similar experiencing while fleeing from the North Vietnamese invasion of South Vietnam.
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Pennsylvania Man Indicted on Firearms Charges

HARRISBURG, PA —The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Luis Rodriguez-Pagan, age 28, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was indicted on May 18 by a federal grand jury on firearms charges. According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Rodriguez-Pagan...
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Mike Kuhns recently filled the position of the late County Commissioner Bill Ames in Lebanon County, who passed away in late 2021.
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Lebanon man charged with purchasing eight handguns for unlicensed resale

A 28-year-old Lebanon man has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for the illegal purchase of firearms for unlicensed resale. Luis Rodriguez-Pagan was indicted Wednesday, May 18, by a federal grand jury on firearms charges. U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus has alleged in the indictment that Rodriguez-Pagan purchased eight handguns in Lebanon and Dauphin counties between July and December 2021 and falsely claimed they were for himself.
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Auditor General says Bethel Township must repay police pension funds

The Pennsylvania Auditor General says Lebanon County’s Bethel Township has an $879,361 police pension fund, even though it hasn’t had a police force since 2003. The state wants the township to figure out how much of that amount comes from township contributions, and whether the fund has any debts. Whatever is left over comes from state aid, says the Auditor General, and must be paid back.