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April 25, 2019

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said at a “politics and eggs” breakfast in New Hampshire this week he is “seriously considering” a run for president in 2020 and will spent the next several months traveling the. country and “listening” to the people. Hogan told reporters he believes President Trump faces a difficult reelection next year because many voters have rejected his brand of politics.

He blasted the RNC for backing Trump in the 2020 republican primary and shying away from supporting challengers.

 

 

A 39-year-old Chambersburg man is busted for child pornography. Detectives caught Michael Bragg with of sexually explicit files and video recordings of children using the bathroom and patients in a hospital emergency room in various states of undress. The images and video on Braggs cell phone and laptop computer. Bragg worked at the hospital in Carlisle.

 

Lt. Governor John Fetterman visits Franklin County next month to hold a marijuana legalization listening session.   Thursday May 2 at the Rec Center on South Third Street in Chambersburg starting at 6pm.

 

Bulky item drop off Days is now underway in Chambersburg at Borough Farm and runs thru through 27 APR 19    This is for Borough residents only.  ID is required.

Secretary of State’s office encourages Pennsylvania voters to apply for early absentee ballots for the upcoming election. For the May 21 primary election, the absentee ballot deadline falls on Tuesday, May 14, and ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17.

 

 

The National Weather Service says a tornado that touched down in Franklin County during Friday’s severe storm was an EF-2 with maximum wind speeds of 120 mph. A storm survey team determined the twister touched down near St. Thomas around 7:10 p.m. and was on the ground for 3.5 miles.  The team found that the initial and most intense damage occurred at C&R Produce. Several utility power poles were snapped and there was significant damage to commercial buildings on the property. No injuries were reported.Franklin County hasn’t had a confirmed tornado since 2012.

 

Carlisle Police ask for help from the public to ID a suspect wanted for stealing from the Wal Mart Store on Noble Boulevard earlier this morning. Detectives say the guy removed $40 in cash that had been left at a self-checkout register. Security Camera pics – https://cumberland.crimewatchpa.com/carlislepd

 

Recently retired from the State Senator Rich Alloway says he is living large, thoroughly enjoying his time away from Harrisburg and state politics – Hear Citizen Rich HERE – https://soundcloud.com/newstalk1037fm/citizen-rich-alloway-23-april

 

Lt. Governor John Fetterman visits Franklin County next month to hold a marijuana legalization listening session.   Thursday May 2 at the Clarke Community Center on South Third Street in Chambersburg.  6 730 PM.

 

A bad accident Tuesday afternoon I81 NB in Cumberland County… at least one vehicle caught on fire. Major traffic delays. Pictures are here… https://www.facebook.com/Newstalk1037fm/

 

Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all counties in Pennsylvania to replace their voting equipment before the 2020 primary. Franklin County election officials have put in their order for new voting machines. County commissioners still have to approve the funding. The upgrades are expected to cost taxpayers about $500,000.

 

Under legislation taking effect this month,  Pennsylvania will no longer suspend driver’s licenses for people convicted of drug crimes. Previously, any drug offense (no matter how minor) triggered a mandatory license suspension of at least six months, even if the crime had nothing to do with driving.

Bulky item drop off days is now underway in Chambersburg at Borough Farm and runs thru through 27 APR 19    This is for Borough residents only.  ID is required.

April 23, 2019

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record. The state Department of Labor says Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Pennsylvania’s rate had twice previously hit 4% since 1976, which is as far back as the state says its records go. The national unemployment rate was 3.8% in March. Among states, Pennsylvania is tied for 31st.

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Franklin County during Friday’s severe storm. A survey team is still working to determine an EF rating but they do confirm there is tornadic wind damage. The weather service also confirmed an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 100 mph touched down near Knobsville, in Fulton County. The twister damaged a home and downed trees. No one was injured.

 

Chambersburg police investigate a home break in on West Queen Street. Electronics, jewelry, set of Nike Pro Golf Clubs stolen. Damage inside the home also reported. 

 

 

Lt. Governor John Fetterman visits Franklin County next month to hold a marijuana legalization listening session.   Thursday May 2 at the Clarke Community Center on South Third Street in Chambersburg.  6 730 PM.

 

 

Bulky items drop off Days is now underway in Chambersburg at Borough Farm and runs thru through 27 APR 19    This is for Borough residents only.  ID is required.

An Adams County man is facing charges after police say he threatened to kill state troopers and blow up their barracks. This happened around 3:26 a.m. Friday. Pennsylvania State Police at Gettysburg took Daniel Harhangi, 29, of Aspers, into custody on DUI charges in Butler Township.

 

April 22, 2019

Clean up and damage assessment continues today after severe weather Friday.  Strong winds ripped apart a barn and dozens of trees at Andrews Farm in Franklin County. Crop damage reported.  It’s a story you heard as it was breaking right here on News Talk 103 7 FM.

St. Thomas Township Fire Chief Tom Bigler in his own words – https://soundcloud.com/newstalk1037fm/st-thomas-fire-dept

 

 

Chambersburg Police warn of a letter scam. Detectives say a local resident reports getting a check in the mail for over $2,000 asking them to deposit the check into the bank, and then use the money to buy multiple Walmart gift cards. The target was then instructed to keep some of the money for themselves. Police say  THIS IS A SCAM! If you receive a random check in the mail for a large amount of money, accompanied by a letter asking you to follow the steps, don’t do it and call police.

Chambersburg Police are trying to figure out who a bag of marijuana belongs to.. Police say they found a plastic bag containing 112 grams of marijuana in a yard near South Fourth Street on Saturday.

 

Lt. Governor John Fetterman visits Franklin County next month to hold a marijuana legalization listening session.   Thursday May 2 at the Clarke Community Center on South Third Street in Chambersburg.  6 730 PM.

 

Chambersburg Drivers pay around three dollars a gallon to fill up today. Two eighty a gallon in Hagerstown.

 

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary elections is today. Registration can be done online at the PA VOTER SERVICES DOT PA DOT GOV or at your county voter registration office.  The primary elections will be held Tuesday, May 21.

 

Dog wardens across the state are cracking down on dog owners. They’re canvassing 22 counties between now and June, making sure owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations.  State law requires that all dogs 3 months old or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.  Violators could see a fine of up to $300 plus court costs.