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Philly to give away $400,000 in prizes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Monday that the city will be giving away cash prizes as part of a multiweek lottery to entice residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The sweepstakes will include three drawings with chances to win up to $50,000 and is a ...

Gun rights supporters rally outside Capitol

HARRISBURG (AP) — A couple hundred gun rights enthusiasts attended an annual pro-gun rally on the Pennsylvania Capitol steps Monday, with many pushing for a proposal to let anyone who can legally possess firearms to conceal them without a license or permit when carrying them in public. The ...

Lawmakers return for June with agenda, sharp differences

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers are returning to session Monday with a big June agenda and sharp differences over the future of the state’s finances, schools, energy sector and election procedures. With four weeks to wrap up work for an on-time budget, the ...

Judge suspended for inexcusable conduct in court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge will be suspended for six months after a state judicial panel ruled that her “repeated, clearly improper conduct” in Family Court was “blatant and inexcusable.” The ruling issued late Wednesday by the Court of Judicial Discipline also ...

PFAS chemicals found in water, state says

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said the results of a statewide sampling program does not indicate widespread contamination of drinking water supplies by a class of highly toxic chemicals used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food ...

Man exonerated in headphone slaying due to fired detective

By The Associated Press A young man serving life without parole was exonerated Friday in the death of a special-needs athlete in a case stained by a Philadelphia detective now charged with sexually assaulting witnesses. Prosecutors say at least eight murder cases have fallen apart, before or ...