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Past articles by Mark:

Harrisburg police increasing presence in neighborhoods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg police began its saturation campaign in early April, following several violent weekends in the city. Police officers are working overtime, spending more time in neighborhoods that have seen a rise in shootings and violent crime. Captain Atah Akakpo-Martin says there have been no homicides since the effort began. “Things have […] → Read More

City of Harrisburg addressing 2nd Street construction concerns

City residents who live along or near 2nd Street have expressed concerns on social media and to Harrisburg officials about their cars being towed while the road is undergoing construction. → 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

Local expert reacts to Russian attack on Ukrainian nuclear power plant

(WHTM) — The news of Russian forces attacking a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine surprised a lot of people. That includes Eric Epstein, who has been a safe energy advocate for more than four decades. “I am disappointed in myself because I thought after 9/11, I thought we anticipated all possible scenarios,” Epstein said. […] → Read More

Susquehanna Township superintendent leads effort to solicit input for mascot, logo change

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Susquehanna Township School Board voted earlier this year to retire the indians mascot and logo, because people found it offensive. Dr. Tamara Willis is the district’s superintendent. She says dealing with the pandemic was the top priority when the mascot concern surfaced,, but her administration took the concerns seriously. “We […] → Read More

Vaccinations helping to keep COVID-19 cases down in Pennsylvania

Health experts in Pennsylvania say the vaccine is the best way to keep the number of COVID-19 cases down. Dr. Denise Johnson is the acting Physician General in Pennsylvania. She says vaccinations are having a strong impact on the number of cases, but more people need to get them. → Read More

I-83 Widening project continues in Dauphin County; more home and business owners impacted

Major road construction continues in Lower Paxton Township. The next phase will take place in Swatara Township, after PennDOT acquires land from home and business owners, through eminent domain. → Read More

Harrisburg School District introduces new Superintendent

Harrisburg School District has a new superintendent. Eric Turman worked for the Reading School District for 24 years. His last position was principal of the High School. → Read More

Community leaders in York express concerns about ongoing violence

Police in York continue to investigate a fatal shooting that took place Sunday evening. Investigators say 34-year-old Keith Wallace was shot near the corner of Salem and S. Belvidere Avenues. Wallace was pronounced dead at a hospital just before midnight. Police say Wallace was targeted and knew the shooter. → Read More

Science project reunites students in Harrisburg School District

The parking lot at the Camp Curtin Academy was filled with students, proud parents, and teachers on Friday morning. The school hosted an egg drop for its 8th-grade students. → Read More

Harrisburg Police continue efforts to build a more diverse department

The Harrisburg Police Department has 137 officers. Only 9% are black, and less than 4% are Hispanic. → Read More

Susquehanna Township School District retired mascot name and logo

Susquehanna Township School Board President, Jesse Rawls announced on Monday night, the district will retire the Indians mascot name and logo. This follows several months of discussions by a committee that was formed after the district received a petition with more than 4,000 signatures calling for change. → Read More

Dauphin County Democrats hold meet the candidate’s event – but main focus not on politics

Dauphin County Democrats held a meet the candidate’s event — but the main focus was not on politics. → Read More

Cancer survivor reminds women of the importance of early detection

Leigh Hurst was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She says it was stage one, but finding out was a challenge. → Read More

Otto Banks Harrisburg residency challenge continues in court

The spotlight continues to shine on the race for Harrisburg mayor. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Swatara Township officials help resident celebrate milestone

Swatara Township officials helped Ellen Miller celebrate her 100th birthday. → Read More

Steelton mayor, opponent encouraging women to pursue leadership positions

Maria Romano Marcinko is the first woman to be appointed and elected mayor in the Borough of Steelton. → Read More

2021 Harrisburg mayoral race deemed “most interesting” race by experts

The race for Harrisburg mayor always draws interest, and especially in 2021. → Read More

Harrisburg Army officer encouraging women to consider careers in the military

Lieutenant Colonel Fabienne Dennery didn’t grow up thinking about a career in the military until she was a teenager. → Read More

State Senator talks about the importance of remembering Desert Storm 30 years later

State Senator Doug Mastriano was a Second Lieutenant during Operation Desert Storm, in early 1991 → Read More