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According to new data released by the state Department of Heath, 32 flu-related deaths have been reported this season in Pennsylvania. That's 14 additional deaths in past week, according to the latest batch of data that shows cases up to Jan. 13. As of last week, as reported by Patch, there were a total of ...
Pennsylvania's state police force says it will continue to investigate shootings by on-duty troopers, ignoring the recommendation of a grand jury that said the ... Pennsylvania State police said Friday that since most Pennsylvania Municipalities either don't have a police department or only employ part-time ...
Rick Saccone, the GOP nominee in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional district, is a former intelligence support consultant for the U.S. Army at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. He has written extensively in support of interrogation tactics widely condemned by human rights experts as torture. Over the years ...
Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percent to 4.7 percent in December, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. The state's jobless rate sits higher than the U.S. rate of 4.1 percent in December. Still, the Pennsylvania ...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is making his first foray into the 2018 elections on Thursday with a visit to a western Pennsylvania Congressional district on behalf of the Republican vying to replace former GOP Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in scandal last October. "Will be going to ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing to update the state's overtime salary threshold. As part of Wolf's "jobs That Pay" initiative, the update could increase wages for nearly half-a-million workers, according to a statement. The proposal would put the state's overtime eligibility threshold above the federal ...
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. Trump will appear with the Republican nominee for a Pittsburgh-area House seat. But the White House ...
When Pennsylvania's first ever medical marijuana dispensary, Keystone Canna Remedies, opened its doors in Bethlehem on January 17, many welcomed its arrival with open arms, including former Philadelphia Flyers winger Riley Cote.
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - If you plan on flying anytime soon, you can use your Pennsylvania driver's license to board the plane. PennDOT is reminding customers that Pennsylvania is under an enforcement extension until October 10, 2018, which means that Pennsylvanians ...
WASHINGTON -- The official White House line is that President Donald Trump visited a factory in western Pennsylvania on Thursday to highlight how his signature tax cut is boosting the economy. And the president himself said he went to "give my total support" to the Republican candidate for a March 13 ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's trip to Pennsylvania on Thursday underscored just how important Republicans believe a House special election there in March is to the party's midterm prospects. Rick Saccaone. Trump visited Coraopolis, northwest of Pittsburgh. While the White House ...
A 45-year-old U.S. Marshal was shot and killed Thursday morning as he and other officers were ambushed by gunfire while trying to serve a warrant to a woman in Pennsylvania's capital. Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, a married father of two and an army veteran who served in Afghanistan, ...
Members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court didn't bother concealing their split views over the state's current map of U.S. House districts in the climax of a key redistricting case Wednesday. But loving or hating that map was really beside the point in Wednesday's two-and-a-half hours of argument at the ...
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are scrambling to save a heavily conservative House seat in western Pennsylvania, dispatching President Trump to the district on Thursday while preparing a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stave off another embarrassing special election defeat in a district that ...

New York would become the first state to have mandate such a state-wide program. In Pennsylvania's State System of Higher education, more than half of the 14 universities have started programs that offer fresh and nonperishable foods free to students in need. Many have opened in the past few years ...
The state Revenue Department is imposing a 5 percent interest penalty on those individuals and companies that still owe back taxes and did not take sign up for a limited amnesty program last fiscal year. (MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO). Steve EsackContact reporter. Pennsylvania tax delinquents, your ...
Good morning! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or ...
It has been nearly a week since a University of Pennsylvania student mysteriously disappeared without a trace while home in Southern California for winter break. Blaze Bernstein, 19, met up with a friend Tuesday night and the two drove to Borrego Park in Foothill ranch, about 25 miles southeast of ...
Governor Tom Wolf has ordered Pennsylvania flags to be flown at half-staff this week in honor of a fallen Philadelphia firefighter. Lt. Matthew LeTourneau died while battling a fire on the 2200 block of N. Colorado Street on Saturday. The tribute will begin at sunrise on Tuesday and will continue until ...
A Pennsylvania police chief arrested in a child sex sting operation identified himself as a "kutecop4you" in an online ad and allegedly said "everyone has to have a first time" when the phony school girl he was corresponding with told him she was only 14. "You will just have to get me naked tomorrow," the ...
Four years after the fatal hazing of a Baruch College freshman, the fraternity he was trying to join was banned by a state judge on Monday from operating in Pennsylvania for 10 years. The judge's ruling came after prosecutors here pursued criminal charges against the fraternity and it was found guilty of ...
It was announced this past week that a coal mine - the 4 West Mine - in southwestern Pennsylvania will close. It's another blow to the coal industry, which President Trump has promised to revive. Mepco, the company that owns 4 West, said it would be shutting down the Greene County mine because it had ...
A man told investigators he was robbed after a vehicle chase early Thursday on South Mountain Road in Quincy Township, Pennsylvania state police said. ... Pennsylvania State police are investigating the theft of more than $13,000 in rolls of copper wire from a business in Southampton Township.
SHREWSBURY, York County, PA. -- Some people in one park of York County are looking to ring in the new year with a bang. After a recent change to firework laws, all types of fireworks are now legal for Pennsylvanians to purchase in state so long as you're 18 or older and have a valid Pennsylvania ID ...
A man reportedly brandished a weapon during a road-rage incident in Franklin County, Pa., according to Pennsylvania state police. The incident happened at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release issued Saturday by Pennsylvania State police. A 17-year-old driver told police he was traveling ...
Don't get excited about Pennsylvania's new fireworks law, Philly ... You may have heard aerial fireworks are now legal in Pennsylvania. Which means ... Under the new Pennsylvania law, passed earlier this month, state vendors can obtain a new certificate to sell aerial fireworks to customers 18 and older.
A Pennsylvania judge said Friday the state's Congressional Districts were drawn to give Republicans an advantage, but they did not violate the state Constitution, ruling in a high-profile gerrymandering case with the potential to have major consequences on the 2018 midterm elections. Judge P. Kevin ...
We've taken a look back at what were the most-read stories on PennLive in 2017 in life and culture -- that wild section that encompasses arts, culture, food, outdoors and Pennsylvania identity. We aim to share the things that we all have in common and the unique things that make us Pennsylvanians.
A change in Pennsylvania law means state residents can now put on bigger displays on their own. ... That means Pennsylvania residents can leave those sparklers in the basement this weekend and light up the sky with fireworks like Roman candles, bottle rockets, mortars, aerial shells and firecrackers.
In a statement released by his office, Wolf said "Pennsylvania is the only gas-producing state in the country without a severance tax." Lawmakers, particularly in the state House, who are from areas of the state that have seen the most benefit from drilling activity have balked at the tax, argue that it will drive ...
Now the orchid is on a list of native plants whose conservation classifications may change pending a series of votes by the Pennsylvania legislature. Last month the Department of Conservation and natural resources recommended an update of regulations that apply to the conservation of native wild land ...
If folks in Erie, Pennsylvania were dreaming of a "White Christmas," they got their wish. Advertisement. The National Weather Service says 34 inches of snow fell on Christmas Day. That's an all-time daily snowfall record, not just for Christmas. Man dies after hit-and-run in Avondale, police still searching for ...
Pew called Pennsylvania's pension reforms "the most comprehensive and impactful reform any state has implemented." Stephen Miskin, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Dave Reed, also pointed to the pension fix as an important achievement. He also pointed to what supporters call "protecting ...
Thinking about earning some extra money to pay off Christmas bills by offering house moving services on Craigslist? Doing that without registering as a household goods mover with the public utility Commission could now costs $5,000 in fines and the loss or your van or truck under a new state law ...
It was only a matter of one word on twitter, but the Congressman from Pennsylvania found it important enough to delete the whole message and try again. On Oct. 11, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, posted on Twitter -- something he did 396 times in 2017 -- and criticized President Donald Trump for ...
"We didn't eliminate or ignore Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, but we really focused on suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania," Pollman said. "A lot of history around African Americans in Pennsylvania centers around the underground railroad and there's not a lot of evidence remaining. So we're taking a ...
A Pennsylvania woman who went online to check her electric bill was shocked to find she owed more than $284 billion. Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped out" of her head when she saw all those numerals, the Erie Times-News reports. She thought maybe her family had mistakenly ...
In the U.S., the insect was first discovered in Berks County in September 2014, and has since spread to areas in 12 neighboring counties, including Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh . The spotted lanternfly could make its way to Pennsylvania's other 55 counties, including Centre, although state officials say ...
In October, lawmakers quietly included big changes to Pennsylvania's fireworks law as part of House Bill 542, the revenue bill for the state's budget. ... For the first time in his life, Brian Shaub said, Pennsylvania residents can walk into the Keystone Fireworks stores he and his brother Kevin own "and buy ...
Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent to 4.6 percent in November, the lowest point seen in the Commonwealth in more than 10 years, according to data released Friday. There are signs that the labor force is not as strong as it was in September 2007: Falling ...
GETTYSBURG, PA (CBS) -- A religious holiday display is causing tension between two neighbors in Gettysburg, PA, and their neighborhood homeowner association. Mark Wivell put up Christmas decorations which include a display that says "Jesus." Days later, Wivell and his wife received an email from ...
Federal authorities call him Pennsylvania's biggest pill mill operator, a coal country family doctor who prescribed more than 6 million pain-killing opioids during a 5 ½ year period, leading to his arrest Thursday in the overdose deaths of five patients. No doctor in all of Pennsylvania prescribed more doses of ...
22 about the cost of claims to settle sexual misconduct allegations in Pennsylvania government, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of ... (AP) -- Records now show all three branches of Pennsylvania state government have settled sexual misconduct allegations since 2010, claims that ...
Six of the newest members of the Saluki aviation family recently completed their requirements to earn an SIU Carbondale aviation management degree while attending Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The students, the first group who will graduate from the SIU ...
Pennsylvania may have regained its status as the fifth-largest state in the nation, but its small population gains are unlikely to prevent the loss of another congressional seat after the 2020 Census, an analysis of new population data shows. The projection that Pennsylvania will drop from the current 18 seats ...
After getting his start in Scranton, longtime journalist Louis Andrew "Drew" Von Bergen found his niche in Washington, D.C. The 77-year-old, who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, died Monday. (read more) · Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2017: ...
Federal authorities are investigating after a Pennsylvania man with ties to the Middle East opened fire on police officers in three different locations in the state's capital on Friday afternoon. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said it remains under investigation whether the shootings were acts of ...


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