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Lebanon County Commissioner dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19

William Ames, 81, was serving his third term.

By Brett Sholtis

State trooper shoots, kills man during struggle in moving vehicle in Lebanon County

The shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in Union Township, shortly after troopers responded to a report of a man violating a protection from abuse order.

By The Associated Press

LGBTQ community and allies join forces to show that ‘Lebanon’s Got Pride’

Whitley Nycole DeAire’ came up with the idea of celebrating a Lebanon pride event and calls Saturday’s event a ‘dream come true.’

By Gabriela Martínez

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All politics is national — Pa. voters driven to engage with local races amid larger polarization

Voters say political lines drawn during the COVID-19 pandemic, protests for racial justice and presidential campaigns have seeped into contests for school board, judicial positions and other seats.

By Alanna Elder, Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Katie Meyer/WHYY

Meet the candidates in a crowded Lebanon City judicial race

Five candidates are vying for a seat in the northeast section of the city of Lebanon: James Capello, Aurelis Figueroa, Erik Itzen, Anthony Magaro and Sean Maguire.

By Alanna Elder

Child advocates train community members on recognizing and reporting abuse

Child abuse reports dropped across Pennsylvania last year, raising concerns from child welfare professionals that the COVID-19 pandemic isolated children from the school employees, healthcare providers, and other community members who are legally required to report suspected abuse. Lebanon County, where two high-profile child abuse investigations came to light in the last year, has seen a different trend since the beginning of the school year.

By Alanna Elder

Police chief in Lebanon County resigns after officer’s arrest in Capitol insurrection

The North Cornwall Township board of supervisors said chief John Leahy had “voluntarily elected to resign his employment.” Leahy had been placed on administrative leave with pay Feb. 20 as the township investigated Officer Joseph Fischer’s arrest by the FBI.

By The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors: Lebanon County lawyer threatened to kill Senate Democrats

Kenelm Shirk III, 71, of Lebanon, was indicted Feb. 3 on a charge of threatening to murder a U.S. official. He pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance and was locked up pending trial. His lawyer said Shirk had no intent to kill anyone.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

State senator from Lebanon County dies from brain cancer at age 49

Sen. Dave Arnold took the oath of office last January to represent the 48th senatorial district, which covers all of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Midstate man arrested during Capitol insurrection unrepentant: ‘The doors were open.’

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement leaders say they plan to prosecute anyone from the commonwealth who was involved in the attack.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads