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PITTSBURGH, PA - Amazon is a 24-hour-a-day operation, so one of the determining factors in its selection of a second headquarters could be a city's late night food options. That's the premise malt beverage brand Four Loco took in analyzing the 20 Amazon HQ2 finalist cities for the quality of their overnight ...
It was in Bensalem Township that then-Gov. Ed Rendell signed Pennsylvania's casino gambling bill into law. At the site of what is now Parx Casino, in the winner's circle of a fading racetrack, casinos began in 2004 as a “historic” initiative to bring money to the declining horse-racing industry and tax revenue ...

The Popeye's at 7500 City Ave. was burglarized Feb. 20 and March 5 and had cash stolen, police said. In both occasions, a man got inside the restaurant through the drive through window and pried open a cash register, police said. The suspect stole the cash drawer from the register, according to police.
Good morning, Philadelphia. And by “good morning” I mean it's going to snow again today, and it's April now, and it's OK to be sad sometimes. Today we're talking about the pending Bill Cosby retrial, tonight's NCAA championship game starring the Villanova Wildcats, and towns taking a gamble on ...
On Monday, Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission will begin oversight of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Though it won't be quite like a scene from a Western, there are plenty of legal questions involved. Back in November, the legislature voted to modify Pennsylvania's public utilities statute in ...
Shulkin's exit resonates in Pennsylvania not just because of his extensive ties to the state, including serving as Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital ...

The quick-hitting storm that covered much of central Pennsylvania in a light blanket of snow Monday morning set records for Harrisburg and State College. ... least 4-6 inches - stretched from Altoona and Johnstown up to State College and Williamsport, north of Allentown into New Jersey and New York City.
Lois Weber — born on Federal Street in Allegheny City, now known as Pittsburgh's North Side — is among the people and places chosen for 16 new state historical markers by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The new markers, selected from 51 applications, will be added to the ...
York - the city proper - has a reputation as a violent town. Statistics throughout the years show it averages a dozen or so homicides a year, most drug- and gang-related. Compared with Pennsylvania cities of similar size -- between 30,000 and 50,000 residents -- York does rank third in violent crime overall ...
After a rules fight, a deadlock and a dozen rounds of voting, a former president of the City Council has been chosen as the interim mayor to replace a former mayor convicted of trading city contracts for campaign cash. Council members on Thursday night chose former president Ray O'Connell, who will ...
Sgt. Drexel announced charges against Mother Nature for the snowfall which began yesterday, the first day of Spring. According to the citation, Nature was told numerous times "Go home. You're drunk," but she refused, citing a Pennsylvania groundhog as her reason for bringing this latest snowfall. If you're ...
Philadelphia's low ranking can be explained by the city's lack of digital service growth and low attractiveness to workers, according to research done by Brookings Institution and other analyists. The index also noted Pennsylvania's heavy debt payments as a potential issue for Amazon's infrastructure.
It's the nearing the end of Pennsylvania's maple-sugaring season, so put down the Log Cabin and spring for the real stuff. Nearby Somerset County has a collection of maple camps, but closer to the city in Fox Chapel, there's a small educational operation run by Scott Detwiler, an environmental educator for ...
As Penn's campus joins the City of Philadelphia in shutting down operations on Wednesday, the Faculty Senate has, too, announced that all scheduled events ... One of the biggest events postponed from Wednesday is the "Immigration Town Hall: The Role of the University in Responding to and Shaping ...
Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___. TAX RETURNS SHOULD BE DISCLOSED, March 21. Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates aren't required by law to release their tax returns, but candidates for the commonwealth's highest office have done so for at least six campaigns dating back to the 1990s.
It's safe to say that no one walked into Walmart in York., Pa. on Saturday with "attend a wedding" on their shopping list. But they found one, back in the Garden Center, where store employees Leida Torres and Chrissy Slonaker Torres said "I do" in a wedding gown and formal wear while standing under a ...
The Office of Emergency Management will activate the city's Emergency Operations Center at 5 am Wednesday. A full EOC activation brings together city agencies and partners in one room and allows for real-time resource and information sharing, problem solving, and a coordination of city services.

Before the legislature amended Act 47 in 2014 to include deadlines, municipalities such as the city of Clairton, outside Pittsburgh, lingered in the program. ... by asking voters to approve a change in the town's status from a third-class city to a home-rule municipality, said Omar Strohm, deputy city manager.
On March 1, longtime Allentown, Pa. Mayor Ed Pawlowski was convicted of 47 federal crimes in a corruption trial. The trial centered on a scheme in which Pawlowski rigged city contracts for construction, engineering, legal and technology work in order to raise funds for his 2014 campaign for Pennsylvania ...
UNION CITY, NJ - MARCH 07: A postal worker walks on a sidewalk covered by snow as the winter storm Quinn hits on March 7, 2018 in Union City, New Jersey. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of ...
Fort Drum resident Jessica Myers and her two children were aided by the staff of a McDonald's in Gibson, Pa., who let them stay in the restaurant overnight after ... Mrs. Myers said her husband Charles, an Apache helicopter pilot at Fort Drum, informed her over the phone that the town had a single hotel.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to figure out a better way to pay for state police. Most of the department's ... Pennsylvania has over 2,500 municipalities, and almost 1,300 of those rely on the state police for all their law enforcement needs. 400 more use part-time state ...
More than 100,000 were already without power in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania after Winter Storm Riley battered the East Coast days before. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced most of its bus service in the Philadelphia area was suspended ...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mayor announced his resignation Thursday a week after jurors convicted him on charges that he traded city contracts for campaign cash. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski said he will step down at 5 p.m. Friday from the job he's held a dozen years. The 52-year-old ...
Big PA Snowfall Totals In March 7 Storm: See Town-By-Town List. Some Eastern Pennsylvania towns reporting big snow totals from Wednesday's storm. The highest inch count in suburban Philly was 16 inches. By Kara Seymour, Patch National Staff | Mar 7, 2018 2:38 pm ET | Updated Mar 7, 2018 10:02 pm ET ...
As far as snow accumulation, some parts of Eastern Pennsylvania got walloped. In parts of the Poconos, nearly two feet of snow fell. In suburban Philadelphia, parts of Delaware and Montgomery county reported the highest totals. Nine inches fell in Wayne, Delaware County. The storm caused a nightmare ...
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 ...


 

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