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Middletown police might soon start patrolling on bicycles

You may soon start seeing Middletown police officers patrolling on bicycles. A community bicycle patrol is in the works, Interim Police Chief George Mouchette told the Middletown Borough Council …

Dauphin County officially changes Middletown polling location

The Dauphin County Board of Elections on Thursday approved a polling place change for Middletown borough’s 1st Ward/2nd Precinct, from the Community Building Auditorium at Emaus and Catherine …
Lower Swatara Township

Costs still coming in for snow removal

No preliminary cost estimates for the March 14 snowstorm are available yet from officials of Londonderry and Lower Swatara townships and the borough of Middletown. However, officials plan to …

Lower Swatara Police Roundup: Bail set at $500,000 for crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines

Police filed an array of drug charges against three people in a case where investigators found and confiscated several ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, drug …
Cops & Courts

‘Subway’ needs cleaning up, and Middletown resident is seeking help to do it

Middletown locals call the tunnel that runs under the railroad tracks from Catherine Street to the Karns parking lot “the subway.”Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, Holland Burger …

Police: Middletown woman beat girl for not knowing Bible verses

A Middletown woman is being held in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail after police say she beat and tried to strangle a juvenile girl because she could not repeat the exact wording of Bible …
Education

Tongue-in-cheek Mr. Middletown pageant is for a serious cause: fighting cancer

Who will be this year’s Mr. Middletown? That will be determined in the fourth annual Mr. Middletown male beauty pageant contest to be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Middletown …

Templeton, Ocker are Middletown Area High School students of the month

Erin Templeton and Caleb Amos Ocker are the Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for March. Templeton is the daughter of Mark and Dawn Templeton She is involved in volleyball, …