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It's likely that psephologists will discover from their postmortems on the recent primary election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District that the barely victorious candidate, Conor Lamb, won by appealing to the "nice" Republican portion of this overwhelmingly Republican district. Nice Republicans ...
Members of Teens for a Better Tomorrow placed stickers on 1,000 cases of beer at Route 30 Beer, Chambersburg, Wednesday, carrying the message that it's illegal to buy or provide alcohol to anyone under 21. Route 30 Beer owner Drew McGwin (rear) welcomed the group into his store for the ...

The Wolf administration, working with the Department of Health, is committed to improving public health across the state of Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf's recent announcement on the new initiative to expand high-speed internet access to all is an important step in providing opportunities to people who ...
A Pennsylvania district attorney is accused of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex. April 4, 2018, at 5:13 p.m. ... I'm here to remind the good people of Bedford County, and the people of Pennsylvania, that no one is above the law." Higgins was arraigned early Wednesday ...
About two and a half hours after polls closed in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District special election last month, it was clear that the race was close but that Democrat Conor Lamb was going to defeat Republican Rick Saccone. At about that time, Lamb's Libertarian opponent, Drew Miller, tweeted, ...
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 16 other state AG's, plus mayors of multiple major cities including Philadelphia, are listed as part of a lawsuit filed Tuesday over naturalization and citizenship questions proposed for the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau does already ask about citizenship ...

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (AP) —A Pennsylvania district attorney faces dozens of criminal charges and has stepped down over what he calls accusations he engaged in conduct “unbecoming of a district attorney” and “unbecoming of a husband and father.” Bill Cosby's Defense Alleges Discrimination In ...
Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___. FORFEITURE FOR GOOD REASON: DIMINISH PENSIONS FOR DISGRACED PUBLIC SERVANTS, April 3. While calls to strengthen the state's pension forfeiture act often follow the downfall of high-ranking elected officials, the list of former public servants who ...
Pennsylvania gaming regulators said in a news release that they will begin accepting applications for “potential interactive gaming operators” starting in June, another significant hurdle to clear as the state makes its way toward regulated online poker. Regulators announced in February that they would ...
At times, government may seem like a black hole with little transparency on how your tax dollars are being spent. That's why shedding light on how the state of Pennsylvania spends your money is a top priority of ours. As we have been since 2014, PublicSource requested and is publishing data on the ...
A state law passed last year authorizes the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to auction the rights to 10 new mini-casinos in an effort to scrounge money for a deficit-strapped state bank account. Each mini-casino can have 750 slot machines and license holders can pay another $2.5 million to operate 30 ...
The second round of medical marijuana grower/processor and dispensary permit applications should be available this week. A notice published late last month in The Pennsylvania Bulletin said the state Department of Health intends to have the applications available online Thursday. The deadline to ...
Five cars in a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed Tuesday alongside a creek in central Pennsylvania, spilling debris into a waterway and disrupting travel on Amtrak. Officials said no one was injured and the spill, which occurred around 8:15 a.m. in the borough of Huntingdon, did not involve any ...
HARRISBURG — Slot machine revenue in Pennsylvania's 12 casinos rose 5.4 percent in March over revenue generated during the same span last year, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. According to the PGCB's monthly report, the combined gross revenue from slot ...
New Chinese tariffs could affect some of Pennsylvania farmers' major exports. The Chinese government announced Sunday that it would impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products , including pork and certain fruits like apples, in retaliation for President Trump's planned tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum.
The number of distracted driving citations issued to Pennsylvania drivers increased 52 percent last year and 172 percent in the past five years. That's according to data from PA Courts InfoShare. Advertisement. More than 15,000 distracted driving citations have been issued statewide since 2013. York ...
Pennsylvania State Police said they stopped 44 vehicles over the weekend during a sobriety checkpoint in Fulton County. ... with driving under the influence of drugs after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed Monday afternoon on Lincoln Highway in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined a coalition of 17 other state attorneys general, six city governments, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors by filing a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Trump administration from seeking citizenship information in the 2020 Census. The plaintiffs say that ...
Pennsylvania moved forward on Thursday with a plan to permit medical marijuana research, outlining the process by which medical schools can seek approval for such studies. The state will allow as many as eight medical schools to conduct research on medical marijuana. So far, at least one, the ...
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania couple face child endangerment charges in Lycoming County after police say they starved their newborn baby. Investigators say Justin Lawerence, 31, and Marissa Smith, 22, had a baby boy back in December. Doctors told authorities that, after several check-ups, ...
The communications director for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Travis Lau, says there's been some unexpected turn of events at the nest cam. But strangely, this, may be a good sign for eagles in Pennsylvania. "It's a positive thing, how far we've come with the bald eagle restoration," says Lau.
In York, Pennsylvania, two firefighters were killed Thursday when a building partially collapsed while they were inside, the city's mayor, Michael Helfrich, said during a news conference. Around 4 p.m., Ivan Flanscha and Zach Anthony and two other firefighters were working to address hot spots around the ...
A Pennsylvania superintendent has described his unique measure to protect students from potential school shooters - arming them with buckets of stones. Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel told state lawmakers earlier this month that some classrooms had been given river stones to ...
The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates that the 2017-18 buck harvest ranks among the top 10 since 1986 when the commission started calculating the deer harvest. Pennsylvania's buck harvest and overall harvest of whitetailed deer were both up 10 percent from the previous season.
One schools superintendent has a novel way to keep his students safe from school shooters: arming them with rocks. David Helsel, superintendent of a school district in northeast Pennsylvania, explained his plan to a legislative education committee last week, drawing a flurry of local media coverage.
The new district lines are totally reshaped and renumbered, and they significantly improve Democrats' prospects. Under the 2011 map, Democrats won only five of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional seats three elections in a row — even though Donald Trump only narrowly won the state and Barack Obama ...
Philadelphia Declares Snow Emergency Ahead Of Spring SnowstormThe City of Philadelphia has declared a snow emergency as another storm is expected to slam the Delaware Valley. New Jersey, Pennsylvania Issues Commercial Travel Ban Ahead Of StormOfficials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are ...
Mark Dombroski, a 19-year-old college athlete from Pennsylvania, was in Bermuda over the weekend for an international rugby tournament. The matches ended on Saturday afternoon, and that night, he, along with teammates and some of his relatives, stopped by a local bar. Then he disappeared.
Buying a dog from a pet store or at an outdoor market can be a risky proposition. They may have come from a puppy mill where little regard may have been given to their health, receiving little to no veterinary care, or struggle to transition to life outside a cage. Legislation is in the works in the House and ...
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that could have parents footing the bill if their child bullies another kid at school. >> Watch the news report here. It started out as a rule in Sharpsburg. >> On WPXI.com: Parents face fines in new anti-bullying ordinance · WPXI checked with the police ...
The buzz is that health care played a leading role in Conor Lamb's upset win in last week's special House election in Pennsylvania. But in reality, we can't say that health care was a decisive factor in Lamb's win, at least not based on the one poll that is being used as a basis for that claim. Between the lines: The poll, ...
For decades, treasure hunters in Pennsylvania have suspected that there is a trove of Civil War gold lost in a rural forested area in the northwestern part of the state. But the mystery about where it is hidden, or if it even exists, has recently deepened. Last week, Federal Bureau of Investigation ...
The folks at National Day Calendar Spring may not be certain about who originally scheduled National Fragrance Day for March 21 every year, but we all can be certain that he or she was not thinking of the following rogue's gallery of some of the smelliest things in the wild in Pennsylvania. In the following ...
(Harrisburg) -- An avalanche of would-be candidates filed to run for Congress in Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday's deadline, taking advantage of more competitive districts and far surpassing candidate numbers in the three elections since Pennsylvania dropped to 18 U.S. House seats. As of early afternoon, ...
While the fact that Baby Boomers are living longer is a triumph of modern medicine and better living conditions, it's creating retirement challenges. According to Business Insider, living longer means Boomers now either have to work longer to support themselves or have to worry about outliving their savings ...
That's what Jeffrey Mattox wrote with a selfie he posted on Facebook on Jan. 25, according to KTLA sister station WNEP in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The problem is that Mattox is a federal inmate housed at Lackawanna County Prison and he is not supposed to have a cellphone. Mattox shared other pictures ...
Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone face off in Pennsylvania's special election Tuesday to fill the House seat left vacant by Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in October. Pennsylvania's 18th district has been a safe Republican district, but polling Monday showed Lamb with an edge.
Washington (CNN) A recount is not mandatory in Tuesday's special election for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, according to Pennsylvania Secretary of State spokesperson Wanda Murren. Despite the tight vote count, Murren said there was no recount requirement for this election because it's a ...
The Democrat and Republican in a special House election in the heart of Pennsylvania's Trump country were divided by a few hundred votes in a race that was too close to call early Wednesday — an ominous sign for Republicans in a district that Donald J. Trump won by nearly 20 percentage points.
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania will hold a special election for PA-18, a House district that won't even exist next year. Normally that's not the kind of election that draws attention, yet on Saturday, President Trump visited to rally Republicans. And when all is said and done, about $12 million will be spent on ...
PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are looking for volunteers to help clean roadsides as part of an annual spring cleanup program. The program, called the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, started March 1 and runs through May 31, according to a DEP news ...
Most candidates for governor of Pennsylvania have, when asked, released part or all of their federal tax returns, going back at least six campaigns to the 1990s. The Republicans' refusal this year comes after President Trump became the first major party nominee for president in 40 years to refuse to release ...
Salamanders exist across Pennsylvania, 22 species of them. They range from the giant hellbender, which can grow to 20 inches in length, to the 2.5-inch northern dusky salamander, from the brightly colored blue-spotted salamander to the grayish-brown northern dusky salamander. They are an incredibly ...
ERIE — A man charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of his wife in their northwestern Pennsylvania home had been involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife in which his new wife had been called to testify. Forty-four-year-old John Paul Grazioli of Millcreek Township faces homicide and ...
Joe Hoeffel sees a new opportunity in Pennsylvania, where the state Supreme Court handed down new district lines that mitigate the Republican advantage. Hoeffel represented Pennsylvania's old 13th District from 1999 to 2004 before unsuccessfully running for an open Senate seat in 2004. In 2010, he ...
Carroll County Public Schools has entered into an agreement with Littlestown Area School District that would allow some students from the Pennsylvania school district to attend the Tech Center in programs that have open seats. The MOU was discussed at the Feb. 14 school board meeting. Littlestown ...
Democrat Conor Lamb leads Republican Rick Saccone in a new poll of Pennsylvania voters a day ahead of a closely watched special House election. The Monmouth University poll found Lamb has a 51%-45% lead over Saccone if turnout yields a Democratic surge, similar to other special elections over ...
(CNN) President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania Saturday night on a rescue mission: State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) is fighting for his political life in a House special election on Tuesday and the President's visit was aimed at rallying the GOP base in a district he won by 20 points in 2016.
Eight years ago, Democrats won a closely watched special election in southwest Pennsylvania, but Republicans romped in the 2010 midterms. This year, most observers regard Lamb as a strong candidate, while Saccone is seen as a weak fundraiser. Additionally, the district is ancestrally Democratic, ...
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