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Pennsylvania

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Pa. House Cancels Vote on Cigarette Tax To Help Philadelphia Schools

The $2-per-pack tax, if passed by the state legislature, was expected to provide about $45 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia.

2 hours ago

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

One Pa. Lawmaker Has Doubts About Passage of Phila. Cigarette Tax For Schools

Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.

3 hours ago

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

3 hours ago

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Two Charged in Alleged Scheme To Rip Off PennDOT and Taxpayers

Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.

5 hours ago

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Legal Professor On Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against State Police: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Any Big Legal Issue Here’

Chris Stigall spoke with Cornell University Legal Professor and Contributor at Legal Insurrection, William Jacobson, about the Department of Justice suing the Pennsylvania State Police over their required physical fitness test for officers.

6 hours ago

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Pa. Turnpike Accident In Chester County

It happened around 4 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound at milepost 307.1.

22 hours ago

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Police: Juveniles Break Into Montgomery Co. Home, Bake Some Pot Brownies

According to Pennsylvania State Police, two juveniles were arrested for allegedly breaking into a home and baking some pot brownies.

07/30/2014

(State police cadets work out at the State Police Academy, in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Top Cop Calls Federal Lawsuit Against State Police Department An ‘Insult’

“We will not be bullied into changing or lowering our standards by the Department of Justice or anyone else,” said Pennsylvania state police commissioner Frank Noonan.

07/30/2014

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6 Philadelphia Cops Arrested In Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’

Six Philadelphia Police officers who served in narcotics were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe.

07/30/2014

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5-Year-Old Boy From Pa. Creates And Designs His Own App

Meet Jack. He’s six now, but he created the “Happy Travels” app when he was just five-years-old.

07/30/2014

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Future Stars Of Broadway Under The Spotlight In Bucks County

It’s a once in a lifetime experience for 18 teens from throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties and New Jersey.

07/30/2014

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Weather: A Chill To Start

Skies will clear overnight allowing temperatures to fall fast. The low in Philadelphia, around 60, just a few degrees shy of the record low: 58 set in 1981.

07/30/2014

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Pennsylvania Sued By US Over Police Fitness Tests

The federal government sued Pennsylvania on Tuesday over physical fitness tests given to applicants for state trooper positions, seeking a stop to a practice that it said illegally discriminates against women.

07/29/2014

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Five US Congressmen Ask NCAA To Reverse Its Penalties Against Penn State

Five US congressmen, three of them Penn State alumni, are asking the NCAA to cancel the penalties it imposed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex assault case.

07/29/2014

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US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

07/29/2014