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Phila. cigarette tax back on Pa. lawmakers' agenda

September 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's school system drew nearer to a badly needed infusion of cash with a Pennsylvania House committee vote in favor of a $2-a-pack cigarette tax in the city. more »»

Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder

September 16, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law... more »»

Ride inspector nearly decapitated at fairgrounds

September 16, 2014

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A worker inspecting a ride at fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania was nearly decapitated when his sweatshirt got caught in the machiner. more »»

IUP student charged in stabbing; says self-defense

September 16, 2014

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been charged with stabbing another man, which the suspect's defense attorney contends was self-defense. more »»

Senate bill to kill school property tax takes step

September 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state Senate panel is advancing a bill that would eventually eliminate school property taxes by increasing taxes on sales and incom. more »»

Official: Suspect in police ambush lived nearby

September 16, 2014

A law enforcement official says a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks recently lived with his parents in a town about 20 miles from the... more »»

Official: Suspect identified in police ambush

September 16, 2014

A law enforcement official says Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect who killed one trooper and critically wounded another outside a barracks. more »»

Response mixed on bill to let teachers carry guns

September 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work is drawing a mixed reaction from lawmakers.

Republican Sen. more »»

Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

September 16, 2014

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field is expected to appear in a Florida court. more »»

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved... more »»

Craftsman takes textile art in new directions

September 16, 2014

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — The epidemiologist seeks the common thread among people infected with disease. The weaver seeks to make thread uncommon. more »»

Police get search warrant in barracks ambush probe

September 16, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police have obtained a search warrant in their investigation of an ambush that killed one trooper and critically wounded another outside a remote barracks. more »»

Store featured in 'Witness' to host distributor

September 16, 2014

INTERCOURSE, P. more »»

Federal study finds fracking didn't ruin water

September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to... more »»

Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

September 16, 2014

Authorities say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other. more »»

Structures built to bolster Pennsylvania fishery

September 16, 2014

HOLLSOPPLE, Pa. (AP) — Nature, in a sense, is being rebuilt along a 1.3-mile stretch of Quemahoning Creek. more »»

Lunch app puts 'social' back in 'social media'

September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Among the tables of friends, co-workers and couples enjoying lunch at a popular Pittsburgh restaurant, one group shared a unique situation. more »»

Jail guard charged with selling drugs suspended

September 16, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county jail guard charged with selling drugs to an undercover informant during a work break has now been suspended without pay. more »»

Man pleads to stealing from church's African fund

September 16, 2014

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children. more »»

 
 

 

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