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Tom Wolf File Photo (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Insiders Urge Wolf To Build Bridges In Harrisburg

To succeed, Tom Wolf must be judicious in choosing the senior aides who will be his diplomats in the Legislature and quickly establish rapport with key lawmakers, statehouse insiders believe.

11/08/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Legislator Exchanges Gunfire With Would-be Robber In Harrisburg

Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner with other legislators when two males accosted them and demanded their wallets just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

10/15/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Harrisburg Porno Email Scandal Now Moving Into Judicial Branch

The Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court have reached an agreement over those racy emails that were uncovered by the AG recently.

10/10/2014

File photos of Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf. (Credit for file photos of Corbett and Wolf: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Poll Shows Slight Tightening Of Pa. Gov Race

A new poll shows Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race tightening slightly as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett picks up support among likely voters, but Democrat Tom Wolf still leads by 17 percentage points.

10/07/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Lewd Email Scandal In Harrisburg Continues To Grow

The scandal over lewd emails in the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s office has already brought the resignation of two state officials. Many are now calling for an outside investigation into just what’s going on.

10/04/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

DEP Official Named In Porn Office Emails Case Resigns

Pennsylvania’s top environmental protection official is resigning a week after he was identified as one of eight former employees of the state attorney general’s office who sent or received inter-office emails containing pornography.

10/02/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

PA Senate Vote On Authorizing Medical Marijuana Expected Today

The state Senate today is expected to take what could be a historic vote on a bill to authorize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

09/24/2014

File photos of Governor Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf. (Credit for file photos of Corbett and Wolf: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett, Wolf Joust Over Taxes, Finances In Debate

Corbett cast himself as the candidate who will resist increasing government spending and repeatedly questioned where Wolf would find the money to raise the state’s share of public school spending to 50 percent, plus meet other priorities. For his part, Wolf sought to frame Corbett as failing to capably steer the state’s economy and government finances, while he cut critical funding for public schools.

09/23/2014

A.J. Marsico

Police: Harrisburg Lobbyist Arrested On Rape Charges

Philadelphia police say a Harrisburg lobbyist has been arrested on rape charges.

09/20/2014

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Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species List

A hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.

09/14/2014

File photo: Penn State President Eric Barron, standing. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

New Penn State Prez Plays It Safe At Press Club Appearance

With regard to lifting or easing sanctions against Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, new President Eric Barron will only say that his “general view in life” is that if you’re doing well, you should be rewarded.

08/26/2014

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Police: Harrisburg Man Built Pipe Bomb To Blow Up Wife’s Paramour

Police say they learned the suspect, 53-year-old Frederick Rice, was fixated on his wife’s suspected infidelity.

08/06/2014

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Heads Harrisburg Talks Over Cigarette Tax School Funding

Philadelphia school leaders are threatening layoffs and cutbacks unless they can balance their budget by August 15th with a hefty increase in the city’s cigarette tax.

08/04/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Mulls Lawsuit Over Corbett Vetoes

While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.

08/04/2014

(File photo. Credit: The Pennsylvania Turnpike)

PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

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