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Man Charged in 2018 Fatal Drug Overdose in Elizabethtown

Patrick Eugene Halterman By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate A man is charged with drug delivery resulting in death over a fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl nearly a year earlier in Elizabethtown. Patrick Eugene Halterman, 54, is accused of providing the drugs that led to the death of a man in his 40s in […]

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Longtime Policeman Won’t Run for Judge Against GOP’s Pick

A longtime police officer in the Elizabethtown area who had sought the Republican endorsement for magisterial district judge said he won’t run for the office now that the party has endorsed someone else. Greg Wahl said in a post on his campaign’s Facebook page that not getting the party endorsement was a sign from God. […]

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GOP Endorses Attorney for Court Vacancy

Randall L. Miller The Elizabethtown Area Republican Committee has endorsed a longtime lawyer for the magisterial district judge position that has been vacant since last year. The party endorsed Randall L. Miller, who lives in Mount Joy Township and has been licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania since 1991. He is a former prosecutor with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and […]

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Local Office Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

One lawyer and several non-lawyers are vying for the Democratic nomination for magisterial district judge. Three of the candidates, lawyer Dan Stephenson, Dauphin County Prison employee Wendy Myers and psychologist Michael Courtney, spoke at the meeting of the Elizabethtown Area Democratic Committee on Sunday, Feb. 3, to make their case for why they should get […]

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Elizabethtown Man Accused of Child Abuse Gets More Charges

An Elizabethtown man held in the Lancaster County Prison while awaiting trial on allegations that he sexually abused a girl around 2005 is now facing new allegations of abusing two other minors in 2018. Michael E. Dunk, 53, who lived on West Willow Street between North Market and North Poplar streets before his arrest, is […]

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Homicide by Vehicle While DUI Alleged in E. Donegal Crash

A Bainbridge man who survived a head-on crash that killed a Mount Joy man is charged with criminal homicide and other offenses, accused of driving while having a blood-alcohol content several times above the legal limit. In an unusual development, police allege he was tested for alcohol about half an hour before the crash in […]

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Elizabethtown Man Has Felony Charges Over Sexual Abuse of Child

An Elizabethtown man is accused of sexually abusing a girl who was less than 13 years old at the time of the abuse. The victim, who is now an adult, reported the allegations to police in October. Michael E. Dunk, 53, of West Willow Street between North Market and North Poplar streets, is facing multiple felony charges. They include involuntary […]

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Elizabethtown Drug Death in January Gets Man Charged

Elizabethown police have charged a 37-year-old New Providence man with drug delivery resulting in death 11 months after a man was found dead from a drug overdose. Derrick Lee Brennan was charged by Elizabethtown police on Monday, Dec. 17. The charge is a first-degree felony. Police said in a news release that they were called […]

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Man Accused of Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old

A Mount Joy Township man is accused of sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl. Austin Dakota Keller, 19, of Milton Grove Road near Cloverleaf Road, is facing two counts of the first-degree felony of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of the third-degree felony of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, two counts of the third-degree felony of corruption […]

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