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Lower Swatara man guilty of molesting young girl

mcnulty leonard Leonard M. McNultyA 73-year old Lower Swatara man pleaded guilty in Dauphin County Court on Dec. 13 to charges that he sexually molested a young girl multiple times between 1999 and 2001.

Leonard M. McNulty, of the first block of Conway Drive, pleaded guilty to indecent assault of a minor, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.

McNulty was arrested in March 2015 by township police following an investigation that started in February 2015 when the victim and her mother reported the incidents from about 16 years ago.

Now in her 20s, the woman told police that McNulty had sexually assaulted her four times from 1999 to 2001 when the woman was from 7 to 9 years of age, according to court records filed by township police.

All of the incidents took place during holiday parties for Christmas, New Year’s and Easter that the girl attended along with McNulty at another residence in the township in the first block of Tioga Avenue, according to court records.

McNulty is to be sentenced on March 29. 

Between now and then, county Judge Scott Evans ordered that McNulty be assessed by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board to determine if McNulty should be classified as a sexually violent predator under the Pennsylvania Megan’s Law statute, according to the DA’s office.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:14

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Police: College student was running marijuana growing operation in dorm

An Elizabethtown college student has been arrested for running a marijuana growing operation in his dorm room.

Police arrested Keith Roehl, 20, on Dec. 5, charged with one count of felony manufacturing of a controlled substance.

9116105Keith RoehlOn Oct. 30, the Elizabethtown Police Department received a call regarding a marijuana grow

operation in a dorm room at Elizabethtown College. Police then discovered five marijuana plants

growing in the dorm room at Founders Hall, 800 E. Cedar St. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained and Roehl was then taken into custody. 

Roehl was transported to Lancaster County Prison, where he was arraigned before District Judge Scott Albert and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:06

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Donald Trump sticker on car led juveniles to break its window with a brick, police say

Four young people broke out the window of a car that had a Donald Trump sticker on it Nov. 27 in Steelton, after accosting the car’s owner, authorities reported.

At about 8 p.m., the Steelton Borough Police Department responded to the area of Locust Street at North Front Street for a criminal mischief incident. 

trump pointsThe car’s owner said that as she was standing beside her car, four juveniles approached her and asked if she voted for Donald Trump while pointing at a sticker on her vehicle. When she replied, they took a brick and smashed out her car window. 

Anyone with any information about the identities of these juveniles is asked to contact Steelton police at 717-939-9841.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:31

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Rep. Barletta won't take job in Trump administration

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Thursday withdrew from consideration for a place in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Barletta had discussed positions, including secretary of Labor, in a meeting with Trump on Nov. 29 at Trump Tower in New York City, according to a press release from his office.

barletta lou“It was a great pleasure to meet with President-Elect Trump to discuss his transition to office and our mutual goal of moving America forward. We share many priorities for the future of the country, including protecting and growing American jobs, strengthening national security, enforcing our immigration laws, and rejuvenating our crumbling infrastructure system. I am proud to serve on his Transition Team Executive Committee.

“It was a tremendous honor for President-elect Trump to ask me to consider taking a place in his administration. After much thought, prayer, and discussion with my family and close friends, I decided today to remain in Congress and I withdrew from consideration for secretary of Labor. Because of my involvement in the president-elect’s campaign and my relationship with the incoming administration, I will have an opportunity in the House of Representatives to accomplish more on a variety of issues that I have cared about for so long, including immigration policy, transportation infrastructure, and jobs. Having helped the campaign with the development of those policies, coupled with serving on key committees in Congress and having a direct pipeline to the White House, I will be better positioned than ever to serve the people of the 11th District.”

Barletta’s 11th Congressional District is comprised of all of Columbia, Montour and Wyoming counties and parts of Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Luzerne, Northumberland and Perry counties. 

It includes areas north and west of Middletown, including Lower Swatara Township.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:07

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Newberry Road bridge reopens in Londonderry Township

The bridge that carries Newberry Road over Route 283 in Londonderry Township reopened to traffic Friday morning. 

The bridge had been closed since Oct. 24 for a construction project to repair damage to the bridge. The bridge carries about 700 vehicles on a daily basis. 

This was the second of two similarly damaged bridges to be repaired. The first started was the Union Street bridge over Route 283 in Lower Swatara Township.    

Both bridges were damaged on May 1 last spring when the boom of an excavator carried on a trailer hauled by a truck on eastbound Route 283 struck them. The under-clearance for the Union Street bridge is 14 feet 10 inches; for the Newberry Road bridge, the under-clearance is 14 feet 5 inches. 

Any load higher than 13 feet 6 inches requires a hauling permit from PennDOT. 

Both Union Street and Newberry Road are local township roads, but the bridges over Route 283 are owned and maintained by PennDOT.

PennDOT contracted with Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer to replace the fascia beams of both bridges and conduct deck and parapet repairs at a cost of $407,050.   

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2016 11:39

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