No negative publicity? Local media PennLive, theBurg have financial ties to Mayor Papenfuse

A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his very cozy relationship with Pennlive’s new editor. 

Director of Finance responds to allegations against City of Harrisburg in federal lawsuit

Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”

FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit

An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Commissioner Hartwick 3rd no show, missed big agenda votes for yearly contracts

Due to his unexplained absence, Hartwick missed key votes on items like Children/Youth and Human Services Contracts.

Private property rights violated by Harrisburg Bureau of Codes, allegedly directed by Mayor: Federal Lawsuit

Former Codes Official Arden Emerick testified under oath to Magisterial District Justice Margeram that he was specifically directed by the mayor to cite the owner of 333 S. 18th Street for codes violations. This tactic was used in conjunction with the scheme to undervalue real estate in Allison Hill.

Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale

Mayor Papenfuse allegedly used Rebirth, LLC, as a dummy corporation with no true purpose other than to move real estate from government ledgers for personal gain, while simultaneously using funds from the city, at his direction as Mayor, to demolish [condemned] structures in an effort to relieve personal financial burden.

Harrisburg officials named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme

Several high profile figures are named in the lawsuit including Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, and Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick.
The plaintiffs claim that the defendants targeted private property owners as part of an illegal rezoning plan coordinated by the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority.

George Hartwick not present during Dauphin County Commissioners Reorganization Meeting

Dauphin County Democrats are questioning their representation after County Commissioner George Hartwick was a no-show for the first organization meeting of the 4-year term.
Commissioner Jeff Haste remained the Chairman, and Commissioner Mike Pries retained his Vice Chairman position.

Derry Township Police Department Announces Passing of Officer Michael L. Henry

Officer Henry passed on Thursday, December 2nd at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Swatara Township approves 2020 budget with tax decrease

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the township’s 2020 Budget during its December 11th meeting. The budget calls for a reduction in the property tax millage. Included in the budget is $18,001,785 in expenses.

10 shots fired during drive-by shooting on 3rd St. in Harrisburg

Harrisburg Police responded to the scene of a reported drive-by shooting in broad daylight at 3rd and Woodbine Streets. One resident said she heard 10 shots fired from a vehicle.
It is unknown if the suspects remain a threat to public safety.

Opinion: Pennsylvanian’s Deserve Expanded Medical Marijuana Offerings, Especially Our Veterans

The Veterans, African American, and low-income communities across all spectrums are disproportionately effected from the current federal laws on the books governing marijuana possession and use.
In D.C., President Donald J. Trump has done more for marijuana reform than anyone ever expected.

In criticism of Wolf and Krasner, Trump asks PA voters, “How did you let that happen?”

Trump blasted Phila. DA Larry Krasner for releasing violent criminals, and asked the crowd in Pennsylvania, “What the Hell! How did you let that happen?”
He also criticized Gov. Tom Wolf’s record on charter schools and blocking students school choice, again asking Pennsylvania voters, “What’s that all about? How did that happen?”

Danielle Stella, banned from Twitter for criticism of Ilhan Omar, to speak in Hershey, PA

Danielle Stella made international headlines last week for her criticism of U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
This week she will make a speaking appearance at the “America First XMas Bash,” in Hershey Pennsylvania, sponsored by Bobby Jeffries for Congress, and ‘Rally for Roger.’

No scientific evidence that climate change is caused by human release of gases

Over the past 400 thousand years – even without human intervention – the level of CO2 in the air, based on the Antarctic ice cores, has already been similar four times, and even higher than the current value.

“Critical Crisis” – PA Auditor General calls for action now on climate change

Eugene DePasquale is holding hearings across the state to address funding needed for the climate crisis, and reviewing the impact of climate change. “Beyond the health and environmental catastrophe, there is a real financial cost to taxpayers.” he said.

Tom Brier’s “urban agenda” town hall at historic Camp Curtin with Reggie Guy Jr., Ron Chapel, Brandon Flood

Brier has read the 448-page Mueller report, he said. President Donald Trump is a racist and an impeachment inquiry should be launched, he said.
Brier praised the Green New Deal. He believes that climate change is an imminent threat that requires radical action.

Inmates complain of no water, unsanitary conditions during DCP lockdown

Complaints of unsanitary conditions have been reported by inmates who share a cell, have no running water, and are unable to flush their human waste.

“America Ended Slavery,” Candace Owens reminds T.I. when asked, “When was America great?”

T.I. eventually digressed to yelling at the young black female republican, telling her, “You started with some bullsh**.”
Owens was repeatedly cut off when she tried to deliver a response to T.I., mentioning that slavery was a problem worldwide, and America was actually one of the first countries to end slavery.

Leader of prison reform group imprisoned; Coroner targeted after finding ‘natural causes’ of inmate death at DCP

Prison reform activist Kevin Maxson says that he has been targeted for leading a community protest group at the county prison.
As a candidate for County Commissioner, Tom Connolly is questioning if the motives of the State Parole department are in retaliation for Maxson’s activism at the Dauphin County Prison.
Connelly believes the intentions of Maxson to be genuine.

Dave Chappelle is the new face of white supremacy

Trolls, professional bigots, white supremacists, and Nazi sympathizers are among the group who consider this to be one of his best performances.
According to the Root, all of the worst white people love Dave Chappelle’s Sticks and Stones.

PA Gov. Tom Wolf aligns with CAIR political agenda

Governor Wolf has been criticized for appointing CAIR-Philadelphia to the PA Census Commission.
CAIR’s financial ties to the terrorist group Hamas were featured by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News.

The historic ‘Black Wall Street’ will rise again as “Jackson Square” on N. 6th Street in Harrisburg, PA

“It’s where a lot of prominent black entertainers and people in the community came to spend money.”

McCoy brothers team up to tackle blight by renovating N. 6th Street in Harrisburg, PA

Football brothers LeRon and LeSean McCoy are renovating 1000 N. 6th St.—at the corner of Boas Street—into a five-unit, market-rate apartment building, with additional retail or community space.
They also have plans to purchase the Jackson Hotel and then build a new, larger, market-rate apartment building next to it at the corner of N. 6th and Herr streets.

PA Gov. Tom Wolf converts to Islam

Governor Tom Wolf has recently been accused of Christianophobia and was spotted in photographs praising Allah.

Philadelphia cop shooter was ‘forbidden’ from owning guns

The crazed gunman who shot six police in Philadelphia Wednesday – 34 year old Maurice Hill – has a “violent history” and is forbidden to possess firearms. 
Hill has a long criminal record dating back to 2001.

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PA’s second lady signals support for MAGA prison reform movement with Kim Kardashian West

Kim praised the hard work of Ivanka Trump and Kushner, who she says fought to get her where she is now. Not only did Kim Kardashian West actually praise the conservative administration, she openly thanked the president for helping her find her passion for law.

Scout troop denied tour of National Guard facility “because they belonged to a Christian organization” – Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

A National Guard facility in Pennsylvania illegally refused to allow a Trail Life USA scouting troop to tour their facility because of the group’s religious affiliation.
The Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard facility regularly hosts tours for Boy Scout troops and other organizations, but the Trailmen were told they could not participate because they belonged to a Christian scouting organization.

Free Speech shut down by Islamic CAIR at U.S. Army War College in Carlisle

Muslim reformers who dare to speak out in public will face relentless smear campaigns from extremists CAIR and Linda Sarsour.
In the midst of their lies, CAIR and MPower repeatedly present me — an Arab-American whose parents immigrated from Egypt to evade Islamic oppression — as a “racist” associated with “white nationalism.”

Ilhan Omar urged Muslim supporters to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” regarding 9/11

In her remarks at the CAIR fundraiser in L.A., Omar urged attendees to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” in an effort to reverse the fortunes of Muslim Americans, who the freshman Congresswoman suggested were demoted to second-class citizens following 9/11.
Later in her remarks, the Minnesota Democrat implied President Donald Trump was to blame for the deadly mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

PA State Rep. Greg Rothman does not support Gov. Wolf’s severance tax for infrastructure investment

Greg Rothman: “I have not, do not, and will not support a severance tax. We already have an impact fee and while I support infrastructure investment, it should be done with existing tax dollars. My presence at the Governor Wolf’s visit was out of professional courtesy and a chance to promote West Fairview.”

PA Gov. Tom Wolf “horrified” that Rep (R) prayed to Jesus before Rep (D) was sworn in on Quran at Statehouse in Harrisburg

There was no backlash when State Rep. Jason Dawkins, a Muslim lawmaker, opened Tuesday’s legislative session by unexpectedly reading from the Quran. But it was State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz who was accused of bigotry after she invoked the name of Jesus on Monday, just before the Legislature’s first Muslim woman, Rep. Johnson-Harrell, was sworn in on the Quran at the Statehouse in Harrisburg.
PA Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was outraged, later saying, “I was horrified,” and issued an apology to Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell.
Johnson-Harrell, the Muslim lawmaker, accused Borowicz of using her religion against her.

Innocent bystander shot while cooking in kitchen of Harrisburg home, shots fired from street

The man was preparing dinner just before 10 p.m. Saturday when he felt a sharp pain in his right arm. He saw he was bleeding and called 911.
Police found bullet holes in the siding of the second-floor balcony of the home, in the 1900 block of State Street. One bullet went through a wall and hit the victim’s right arm. He was treated at a hospital. Several vehicles had also been shot.

Newark’s mayor exploring universal basic income socialist program

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all city residents.
High-profile liberals, like freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have embraced the notion as a way to help working-class Americans amid the economic disruptions caused by the growing automation of the economy.

Teen stabbed 100 times by MS-13 in Maryland, body set on fire and left in Virginia

The gang of 5 turned on Jacson Chicas, a fellow member, stabbing him about 100 times in Prince George’s County, Maryland, then drove his body to Stafford County, Virginia, where authorities found the burning corpse around 5 a.m. March 9.

Suspect wanted for running from police through Hershey, PA

John Pandelios is wanted after fleeing from a Derry Township police officer through the Briardale neighborhood in Hershey prompting an extensive search by department personnel.
Several regional agencies possess warrants for Pandelios’ arrest.

Artwork stolen from gallery in Troegs Brewery – Hershey, PA

Security video shows the suspect remove a painting from a wall in the 2nd floor area where various pieces of art are on display.  Kohler then covered the painting with his coat and left the premises. 

PA Senators Flip; Toomey (R) votes against Trump wall, Casey (D) votes against abortion

Of all U.S. Senators, Democrat Senator Bob Casey received the most money from Big Pharma at $121,500. (Big Pharmaceutical companies have corporate campuses in Pennsylvania.)
Casey joined Republicans on bill to require medical care for abortion survivors, although he also says he supports what he described as “funding for Planned Parenthood from far-right attacks.”