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Past articles by Ben:

Columbia man convicted of possessing child pornography

A Columbia man was convicted on five charges relating to child pornography. Scott Strausbaugh was found guilty by a jury on one charge of disseminating child pornography, two charges of possessing child pornography, and two charges of criminal use of a communication device. → Read More

York Opioid Collaborative hosting drug take-back on Saturday

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Community organizations are coming together in York this weekend to help stop prescription drug abuse. The York Opioid Collaborative along with the York County District Attorney’s Office, Springettsbury Township Police, Penn Township Police, Fairview Township Police, and York College Campus Safety Police are teaming up by collecting expired, unused, and unwanted […] → Read More

Missing kayaker found dead in Conestoga River

A kayaker who was reported missing on Sunday afternoon was found dead on Monday morning. According to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, a 76-year-old kayaker was last heard from around 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 in the area of Bridge Road on the Conestoga River in Upper Leacock Township. → Read More

State Auditor General talks “Scam Jams” with Mechanicsburg seniors

State Auditor General Tim DeFoor took his "Scam Jam" to Cumberland County on Thursday, He's talking to people of all ages about financial scams and how to avoid falling for them. He spoke with seniors at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg. → Read More

New program supports business owners of color in Harrisburg

M&T Bank is teaming up with Harrisburg University to support small businesses. M&T announced a new innovation lab that focuses on business owners of color. The six-week program will give businesses more resources to grow and the chance to win a $5,000 grant from M&T with a "Shark Tank" style competition. → Read More

Two dead, one injured after late-night shooting in York

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — Two men have died after a late-night shooting occurred Wednesday night in the City of York in the 500 block of W. Market Street. Upon arrival, the York County Coroner’s Office found a 27-year-old already dead on the scene. On Thursday night, the coroner’s office identified him as Jordan Simpson of […] → Read More

House fire in Duncannon displaces two, injures one

An afternoon house fire has displaced two residents and left one with minor injuries in Duncannon. According to Perry County dispatch, the fire occurred at 3146 Susquehanna Trail just before 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. → Read More

Chambersburg High School Teacher arrested on sex offenses

A Chambersburg Area High School teacher was taken into custody on Friday for multiple sexual offenses. Benjamin A. Duran-Tobias was placed on administrative leave following a report of unlawful contact with a student. → Read More

Midstate business honoring Lt. William Lebo

The Midstate will remember slain police Lieutenant William Lebo this Friday. The memorial service for the fallen Lebanon officer will be at GIANT Center in Hershey. In the meantime, the community continues to rally around Lebo's family. → Read More

Pa. lawmaker wants to ban Delta-8 ‘to protect people’

It can get you high, and right now it is legal in Pennsylvania. It’s called Delta-8 and can be made from hemp. Thursday a Pennsylvania lawmaker unveiled a plan to ban the product. → Read More

Kidney donor and recipient meet for first time in Hershey

The donor and recipient of a life-saving kidney met for the first time on Wednesday. → Read More

Legislation to make Hershey’s Kiss Pa.’s state candy moves to Senate floor

Senate Bill 1122 aims to identify Hershey’s Kisses as the official State Candy of Pennsylvania. → Read More

Harrisburg Police investigating afternoon shooting, City holding meeting on recent violence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg Police are investigating a shooting in the area of 4th and Emerald on Tuesday afternoon. Police were reported in the area around 1:30 p.m. after the reported shots fired. City officials say no one was hit by the gunfire and that a vehicle that was driving in the area had […] → Read More

Middletown Firefighter set to return home with escort

Middletown Firefighter Shawn Menear is set to return home after a lengthy rehab in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, April 6, Menear will be escorted home by the entire Middletown Volunteer Fire Department. → Read More

Gov. Wolf, Pennsylvania leaders react to fatal Lebanon officer shooting

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — Officials from around the commonwealth are sharing their thoughts and condolences after a shooting in Lebanon on Thursday evening killed one officer and injured two others. “At this time, we are focused on this tragic loss of the officer, and the well-being of the other members of our police department,” Lebanon […] → Read More

Easy Access Contraceptives bill introduced in Pa. House

Democratic State Rep. Leanne Krueger says her bill would require health insurers to cover the cost of contraceptives just like any other prescribed drug. → Read More

Fire at North Hanover Mall, no injuries reported

There was a three-alarm fire at the North Hanover Mall Monday evening, York County dispatchers confirmed. → Read More

Pa. Auditor General bows out of school audits, Who’s job is it now?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — For decades the auditor general has looked at the books of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts but it recently announced it will no longer do so. What does that mean and who’s now watching your money? It was announced via press release. The state’s auditor general will stop auditing school districts effective […] → Read More

‘It’s On Us’ campaign combatting sexual assault makes stop at York College

The It’s On Us campaign is a statewide effort to combat sexual assault on college campuses, but how is it going? That was the topic of a tour and discussion on Monday afternoon at York College. → Read More

Jessica’s Closet owner honors niece by giving back to Carlisle students

A Carlisle business owner is finding a colorful way to give girls in her community a little extra sparkle. The project is called "Jessica's Closet," and the owner said it is a chance to give back and remember her late relative. → Read More