After making it nearly 3,000 miles from her Upper Southampton home, Gigit was a lot closer to her old stomping grounds when she got off the plane at Philadelphia International around 11 p.m.
Relief. That’s the reaction from Philadelphia school officials at word the Senate has passed the long-awaited cigarette tax.
After hanging in limbo all summer long, the state Senate – on the first day of fall – has finally sent a bill to Governor Tom Corbett that will authorize a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes to raise desperately need cash for Philadelphia schools.
Many freshmen starting school this year say they have a plan to make sure they graduate before 2020.
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.
The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official said authorities believe they are hot on his trail.
With a helicopter flying overhead, law enforcement officers wearing bulletproof vests and armed with rifles continued their hunt for Eric Frein, 31, now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks.
For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.
Division II West Chester will look to stay perfect on Saturday evening as they travel across Pennsylvania to visit Seton Hill.
Three Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers were hurt after their line-painting truck rolled off the side of a Pennsylvania road.
The man charged with killing a Pennsylvania state trooper during an ambush has been added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.
CBSPhilly.com has compiled a resourceful list of links concerning the seasonal flu.
A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia is going to be flown back to the Keystone State.
The new name for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will be the Department of Human Services. The sponsor of the bill making the change, sent to the Governor Wednesday by the House, is Representative Thomas Murt, a Montgomery County Republican.