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Middletown police search for borough woman who allegedly assaulted officer, resisted arrest

Middletown police are searching for Shelly Greenwalt, who has been charged with aggravated assault on police officer and resisting arrest, among other charges. Greenwalt, 50, of Middletown, also …

MASD raising your property taxes; find out how much first increase since 2014-15 will cost you

Property owners in the Middletown Area School District can expect to pay more in real estate taxes after July 1, but it’s not as much as district officials originally anticipated. The school …
Lower Swatara Township

Lower Swatara man charged with taking handicap placard from PennDOT, his employer

A Lower Swatara Township man has been charged with taking a handicap placard from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s riverfront office, where he worked. Leonard Rier III, 38, is …

Wilsbach beer distributor gets go-ahead for Lower Swatara location

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners unanimously approved plans for a beer distribution center to be built at the corner of Longview Drive and Oberlin Road, during its meeting Wednesday. …
Cops & Courts

Court date for former Police Chief Mouchette on sexual assault charges pushed back for third time

The legal proceedings against former Middletown Police Chief George Mouchette have been continued for a third time. Mouchette, 48, was to appear before Dauphin County Court Judge William T. Tully …

Lower Swatara plans own National Night Out, with focus on outreach

The Lower Swatara Police Department will hold its own National Night Out event this year. Last year, the township police teamed up with Middletown Police Department to organize the event at Hoffer …
Education

4 students from Puerto Rico adjust to new world in Middletown after hurricane forces move

Starting at a new school can be scary for any child. Will I be able to make friends? What if I get lost around the school? Will my classes be hard? But four fifth-grade girls who recently finished …

Kunkel Elementary School decision not likely to happen soon

Once again, the Middletown Area School District faces new circumstances regarding a potential land sale near Kunkel Elementary School in Lower Swatara Township. Earlier this year, district …