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The U.S. Senate's attempt to begin debate on immigration policy hit an early roadblock on Tuesday over a sanctuary cities amendment from Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Democrats blocked the proposal from Toomey, a Republican, whose amendment would withhold certain federal funds from ...
The second and third were to, as much as possible, draw districts "composed of compact and contiguous territory" without dividing "any county, city, incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where necessary to ensure equality of population." Pennsylvania GOP legislators must have hoped that ...

Wolf said cities like Reading and Erie "are irrationally connected to rural areas to dilute their interests." Scarnati and Turzai responded: "Where are you ... Republicans countered that their map breaks apart fewer counties and Municipalities than a map recently endorsed by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, a Democrat.
... nation's safest places reside in just two states: Massachusetts and Illinois, which had 19 and 18 cities on the list, respectively. Bethel Park was the 88th safest municipality in the country, with a crime index of 65 out of 100, with 100 being the safest. It was the only municipality in southwestern Pennsylvania ...
1, Cresco Yeltrah's CY+ dispensary opened its doors in Butler, PA., making it Southwestern Pennsylvania's first medical-marijuana dispensary. ... All patients need in order to access these newly available products is an official Pennsylvania medical-marijuana card, and City Paper wants to help people ...
City Hall is sitting on nearly $30 million of dollars in deferred soda tax dollars - and not everyone is happy about it. The Mayor's Office claims it's just being fiscally responsible by setting aside the money - needed to fund the expansion of the city's pre-K program to 6,500 seats - as a hedge against a ...

Tom Wolf on Monday announced Pittsburgh's release from state financial oversight, officially ending the city's "financially distressed" status. Davin, who formerly served as ... Since Act 47 took effect in 1987, 13 Pennsylvania cities have emerged from "financially distressed" status. The most recent was ...
Two Pennsylvania cities have been listed as "murder Capitals of America" for 2018. In fact, one came in second in the entire country and is more dangerous than Detroit or Baltimore. The list was prepared by NeighborhoodScout, a web-based platform from Location, Inc., and includes 30 cities in America ...
Gifts Roundup: Donor's secret Fortune Yields Windfall for Nonprofits in Small Pa. City ... His bequest will provide annual grants of $500,000 each to the Sewickley Public Library and the Sewickley Valley hospital Foundation, both in the Pennsylvania town where Mr. Suckling lived for most of his life. He also ...
The use of the scanner to screen for drugs at Wernersville was one of many measures the administration highlighted at a media briefing on Monday at Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency headquarters, as Gov. Tom Wolf's Pennsylvania disaster declaration concerning the drug crisis moved into ...
Porterfield, who is pregnant, said she is frustrated that authorities have released so few answers on the circumstances that led a gunman to ambush her husband, Bill Porterfield, and three of his friends at 2:52 a.m. Sunday at Ed's Car Wash in the Pennsylvania hills town of Melcroft, about 55 miles southeast ...
police in a small Pennsylvania city say they don't have suspects in a quadruple homicide believed to be among the deadliest shootings in the area in ... An officer looks out from a row home where authorities say at least four people have been shot to death the day before, in Reading, Pa., Monday, Jan.
An ethane pipeline that will feed Shell's proposed petrochemical "cracker" plant in Beaver County early next decade is expected to traverse nine Municipalities in Western Pennsylvania, according to an oil and gas industry watchdog group trying to raise awareness about the pipeline's path. FracTracker ...
10:35 a.m. - At least five people were killed and one was wounded Sunday morning in a shooting rampage at a small town car wash in Pennsylvania, state police said. Officers found the bodies of three men and two women around 3 a.m. at or near a car wash in Melcroft, which is about 50 miles southeast of ...
Boston - The tradition of friendly wagers between competing cities is heating up this year and communities all over New England are squaring off over goods from Pennsylvania communities. A pair of communities in Pennsylvania and Maine are looking to get a bit more Bangor for their buck out of the ...
Poverty is so prevalent in Pennsylvania that dozens more communities could've made this list. But the list we compiled instead shows boroughs, towns and cities with 30 percent or more of its residents living in poverty. In many cases, it means people in those communities were living on less than $25,000 a ...

Citing resident concerns, Masonic Village at Sewickley has withdrawn its request to amend the Aleppo Township zoning ordinance -- pulling current plans to add a children's home on its 60-acre property. Masonic Villages, which operates five retirement communities across Pennsylvania including one in ...
Pennsylvania-based casino owner Penn National Gaming sued Tuesday in a challenge to a central element of the state's aggressive new law expanding casino gambling that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed as part of an effort to fill a massive budget deficit. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in ...
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The commonwealth of Pennsylvania is helping Scranton with plans to create a new pocket park in the city's downtown. State officials are providing $400,000 to transform an empty lot on Wyoming Avenue into green space. The site in the 200-block of ...
As temperatures hover in the low teens, a pedestrian braves the weather and walks along North Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Pa., during a snowstorm Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Snow and bitter cold are sweeping across parts of Pennsylvania, making travel difficult. The Pennsylvania Turnpike has lowered ...
Franklin County Municipalities prepare for 2018. Joyce Nowell ... Steve Miller, left, councilman in Greencastle, Pa., and Ben Thomas Jr., the town's mayor, are the new faces in borough government. By Joyce ... On the appointed day for Pennsylvania Municipalities to reorganize each year,. Greencastle and ...
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) -- About 40 percent of Pennsylvania's Municipalities are banning a new mini-casino allowed under a two-month-old state law expanding casino-style gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the list of 1,017 Municipalities is final now that Sunday's ...
Pennsylvania officials on Thursday announced the first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary in the state to begin providing the drug once it becomes ... Guadagnino, who lives in New York City, said the dispensary in Bethlehem will open this month for educational workshops and registration ...
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 04: A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey A ... Here's the most recent snow totals for towns and cities from southern Delaware and New Jersey through the Pennsylvania suburbs west and north of ...
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) -- A survey by Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records says state government entities, cities and counties fielded the most ... issued Thursday finds more than half of state government agencies that responded took in more than 100 requests last year, along with 40 percent of cities, ...
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman is in stable condition after she was shot while driving in Clairton. The shooting took place just before 1 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of North State Street and New Jersey Avenue. Allegheny County police say the 23-year-old was wounded in her ...
As temperatures hover in the low teens, a pedestrian braves the weather and walks along North Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Pa., during a snowstorm Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Snow and bitter cold are sweeping across parts of Pennsylvania, making travel difficult. The Pennsylvania Turnpike has lowered ...
About 40 percent of Pennsylvania's Municipalities are banning a new mini-casino allowed under a two-month-old state law. Jan. ... The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the list of 1,017 Municipalities is final now that Sunday's deadline passed for Municipalities inform the agency.
The new year marked the beginning of higher paychecks in dozens of states, territories and cities, with wages climbing above the federal minimum in those areas. Some 4.5 million workers benefited from legislation or ballot measures that took effect Jan. 1 in 18 states and 20 cities. Those changes mean 32 ...
That was what Barbara could offer at the last remaining department store in the only mall in Hermitage, a city of 16,000 in western Pennsylvania. J.C. Penney used to be one of three anchor stores at the Shenango Valley Mall. Then, one day last March, both Sears and Macy's shut down, becoming two of the ...
Outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, more than 900 Pennsylvania towns are saying "no" to the casino expansion package Democratic Governor Tom Wolf ... Despite the lengthy list of town councils telling the state's commercial gaming operators they aren't welcome, numerous Municipalities remain that ...
Hey, so, remember earlier this week when the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, got completely slammed with the worst winter storm of the season thus far? By Tuesday the area was blanketed under an absolutely insane 53 inches of snow which dropped in just 30 hours. Well, Mother Nature obviously wasn't done ...
Even the snowiest day in the city's history, a 20-inch storm in November 1956 -- pales in comparison to the new record. This week's storm was so powerful that it surpassed Erie's previous 13-day snowfall accumulation of 52.8 inches from Dec. 31, 1998 to Jan. 12, 1999. In the month of December alone, ...
During the 9 a.m. hour of WGN Morning News Wednesday, the anchors were discussing some of the delightfully-named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country -- like Paradise, Penn. -- when Baumgarten said the first town in the list: Lititz. And she got the pronunciation very, very wrong. Laughter ensued on ...
The task of running a city, borough or township can be a complicated one, but the sheer number of Municipalities in the area, constantly changing local politics and the relatively small talent pool means managers can -- and sometimes must -- hop from town to town as they climb the career ladder.
Corry, a southeast Erie County city with about 7,000 residents, typically gets more snow each year than any other area in the state. Sometimes, Corry's annual snowfall includes about a half-inch in May. It started snowing there in November, but the bulk of the 19 inches Corry has received so far this season ...
In Center City, snow-covered streets snarled evening traffic. To make matters worse, the traffic lights went out on the north side of City Hall, right at the height of rush hour. On the Pennsylvania highways, visibility dropped to poor and snow was no longer just accumulating on the ground but road surfaces as ...
Easton City Council will review possibly creating an ordinance to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. (DONNA FISHER / THE ... "With decriminalization we see a lot of this where it starts with small towns and cities in the state, then you reach a tipping point. For some states that's ...
During Wednesday's 9 a.m. newscast, anchor Robin Baumgarten was reading a story about delightfully named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was a follow-up to a story WGN aired Tuesday about a Christmas Center in Paradise, Penn. The first town name up in our list: Lititz. It's normally ...
During the 9 a.m. hour of WGN Morning News Wednesday, the anchors were discussing some of the delightfully-named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country -- like Paradise, Penn. -- when Baumgarten said the first town in the list: Lititz. And she got the pronunciation very, very wrong. Laughter ensued on ...
During Wednesday's 9 a.m. newscast, anchor Robin Baumgarten was reading a story about delightfully named towns in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It was a follow-up to a story WGN aired Tuesday about a Christmas Center in Paradise, Penn. The first town name up in our list: Lititz. It's normally ...
Of the nearly 200 Municipalities statewide that have already informed the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that they do not want to host a satellite casino, only South ... People just don't like living in a 'casino town,' " said Paddock, who noted concerns that a casino could possibly hurt property values.
Municipalities in Northampton County are choosing to reject casinos permitted under Pennsylvania's new gambling expansion law. ... In Berks County, Reading City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to approve a mini-casino in the city.
A Democratic candidate challenging incumbent Mike Stack for her party's nomination for lieutenant governor will be a no-show in New York City at Pennsylvania Society events this weekend. Aryanna Berringer, who was the first Democrat to announce her bid for the second-in-command office, issued a ...
"House Democrats represent cities, suburban communities, small towns and rural areas across the state, but all of us share a common dedication to a core set of values we believe matches the values and needs of Pennsylvania families and small businesses," said House Democratic Leader Frank ...
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will review two ordinances passed by the City of Pittsburgh that were struck down in lower courts. The ordinances -- one of which would require city businesses to grant an hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours an employee worked, while the other would ...
For those who have trekked to New York City year after year for Pennsylvania Society -- the annual, glitzy schmooze-and-booze fest for politicians and the well-heeled special interests that want something from them -- there are behind-the-scenes whispers about whether the event will draw its customary ...
It's that time of year when Pennsylvania movers and shakers make their annual trek to New York City to engage in a long weekend marathon of receptions, seminars, dinners and cocktail parties all tinged with a politics and policy theme. The Pennsylvania Society brings together leaders from the political, ...
Municipalities have until Dec. 31 to pass resolutions letting the state Gaming Control Board know that they wish to ban such facilities within their borders. At Monday's Reading City Council meeting, council members and the administration of Mayor Wally Scott said they would welcome a satellite casino for ...


 

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