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Conoy Supervisor Has DUI; He’s Due in Court June 20

By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer A Conoy Township supervisor charged with DUI in May said he “made a mistake.” John Shearer, 60, was pulled over by a Susquehanna Regional police officer on River Road/Route 441 near North Second Street around 1:15 a.m. May 9, according to charging documents. The arresting officer said he saw […]

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Mentally Disabled Victimized in Theft of Their Benefits

Carol Ann Witmer Michael E. Dunk An Elizabethtown woman already facing felony welfare fraud charges and an Elizabethtown man already facing charges related to child sex abuse are now accused of swindling more than $30,000 from two victims who suffer from mental health issues. The victims in the latest case are residents of Elizabethtown Borough, […]

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Marietta Man Accused Of Stealing Credit Cards From Cars, Using Them

Jesse Aj Forry   A Marietta man is accused of numerous thefts from motor vehicles. Jesse Aj Forry, 39, is facing three felony charges of access device fraud and four misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking – movable property, court records show. During April and May, officers from the Northwest Regional Police Department received […]

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Elizabethtown Woman Facing Felony Charges Over Welfare Fraud

An Elizabethtown woman is among 178 people statewide facing welfare fraud charges filed in the first quarter of 2019, the Office of State Inspector General announced. Carol Ann Witmer, 52, waived preliminary hearings on three felony charges of fraudulently obtaining food stamps/assistance, recipient prohibited acts – false statement and forgery – utters forged writing, court […]

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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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