Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is asking a county judge to throw out criminal charges accusing him of helping to cover up abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Patrick Burns, president and CEO of the Fresh Grocer supermarkets, handed the mock check to Renee Cardwell Hughes, the Red Cross chapter CEO, during a brief ceremony inside the Fresh Grocer store in the 5600 block of Chestnut Street, in West Philadelphia.
The New York Public Library acquired what is believed to be Pennsylvania’s copy in 1896.
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz was an early winner as ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election are being tallied.
Most of Tuesday’s balloting was by Democrats and Republicans to choose nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Officials said turnout was around 20 percent.
On the same day that Pennsylvania State Police got new information on a missing 21-year-old college student from Montgomery County, the student’s parents made a plea for his safe return.
People in several Lower Bucks County communities are on the lookout for a bear seen recently in Hulmeville and Bensalem.
Both lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Septa said it will not increase paratransit fares, and is slightly scaling back the increases on weekly and monthly passes.
That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.
Sugarhouse casino officials say construction should take about two years now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a revised plan to expand their waterfront casino.
Beer distributors, tavern owners and grocers had their say as the state Senate continued a series of hearings on privatizing liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
A coalition of groups opposed to mass incarceration has announced plans to hike from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and call on the legislature to stop building new prisons.
The House Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg has overwhelmingly approved a pair of bills already passed by the state Senate that would transfer the duties of Traffic Court, which adjudicates moving violations, to Philadelphia Municipal Court.
State senator Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the Education Department is overstressing the tests despite an earlier understanding with lawmakers.
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