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Pennsylvania

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Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/09/2014

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Former Police Chief In Berks County Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A former police chief in eastern Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to a child porn charge.

04/08/2014

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PA Records Lowest Number Of Traffic Deaths Since State Began Keeping Records

Pennsylvania motorists notched a milestone last year: the lowest number of fatalities since record-keeping began 85 years ago.

04/08/2014

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Trial Begins For PA State Trooper Accused Of Stomping Handcuffed Man

Opening statements got underway Tuesday in the case of a Pennsylvania state trooper charged with assaulting a handcuffed man inside the alleged victim’s Chester County home.

04/08/2014

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Number Of PA Residents Living With Cancer On The Rise

New state numbers indicate cancer rates in Pennsylvania are on the rise along with survival rates.

04/08/2014

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SEPTA Makes ‘Final Offer’ As Philadelphia Hopes To Avert Mass Transit Strike

Now the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.

04/07/2014

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Crews Rush To Scene Of Police-involved Accident In Chester

Medics are on the scene of a police-involved car accident in Chester Monday afternoon.

04/07/2014

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Community College of Phila. Asks For More Funding To Avert Tuition Hike

Students at the Community College of Philadelphia face a possible tuition increase next fall unless the city and the state chip in more.

04/07/2014

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Gov. Corbett Signs Measure Creating Pa. Database of Child Abuse Cases

One of the three bills signed by Gov. Corbett establishes a statewide database that will help various agencies provide and share information about child abuse cases.

04/07/2014

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Septa Still Running, Commuters Still Smiling — For Now

Commuters know they can’t abandon Plan B yet.

04/07/2014

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SEPTA Transit Workers Will Not Go On Strike Monday

TWU Local 234 officials have confirmed that SEPTA workers will not go on strike on Monday, and all transit lines will operate as normal.

04/06/2014

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Comedian John Pinette, 50, Dies At Pa. Hotel 

John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 50.

04/06/2014

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WEATHER BLOG: Monday Rain

After a stellar weekend with plenty of sunshine and highs close to average for this time of year, another storm will impact us on Monday.

04/06/2014

Meatball and Cannoli at the Pup Rally. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Dogs Show Their Phillies Spirit At Pup Rally

Dozens of dogs in all shapes and sizes took over Schuylkill River Park for a pup rally on Sunday, a show of Phillies spirit.

04/06/2014

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New Study Shows How State And Local Taxes Affect Your Bottom Line

The Tax Foundation issued its annual study this week, which looks at the bite some taxes take out of your wallet.

04/06/2014