Christine Vendel, PennLive

New to PA, covering Harrisburg for PennLive, former reporter for The KC Star, who writes while standing because prolonged sitting is as harmful as smoking

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Shooting by Harrisburg district judge turned over to attorney general’s office

Magisterial District Judge Sonya McKnight shot her estranged husband when he visited her house. She had filed for a protection from abuse order in October, but the order had been changed on April 18 to allow for peaceful contact.

By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Harrisburg tops the state in teacher turnover: Five former teachers explain why

“The teachers are the ones attempting to do the right thing. But if they get no support, what good are you?”
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Warrants served by US marshals task force drop in year after deputy killed in Harrisburg

“The incident left a permanent scar on that unit. But they’re trained to overcome extreme difficulties."
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Penn State hazing report: Sorority members forced to lick toes, frat members immersed in trash cans of ice

Four of the 10 incidents reported in the last school year involved alcohol-consumption
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Harrisburg Catholics seeking answers after clergy sex abuse scandal pack ‘listening session’

“Why was this allowed to go on for so long and how can it get better?”
By Christine Vendel, PennLive