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Colwyn Designated Distressed, Will Enter Act 47 Program

The Department of Community and Economic Development said Wednesday that Colwyn will enter the state’s Municipalities Financial Recovery Act program, also known as Act 47.

05/06/2015

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Pa. House Approves Increasing 911 Phone Bill Fee To $1.65

Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.

05/04/2015

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Police: Pa. Sex Offender Flashed School Buses, Tracked Schedules

A convicted sex offender has been jailed on charges he exposed himself to children by standing naked in the window when school buses stopped near his Pennsylvania home.

04/29/2015

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District Attorney To Add Prosecutor’s Firing To Kane Probe

Montgomery County’s district attorney is adding the circumstances surrounding the firing of a state prosecutor to her investigation into Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

04/28/2015

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Report: Pa. Town Named Second Safest In America

Do you feel safe in your hometown? According to Safewise.com, eight Pennsylvania and New Jersey cities made the list of top 25 safest towns in America.

04/28/2015

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Pa. Teen Breaks World Record By Solving Rubik’s Cube In 5.25 Seconds

In just 5.25 seconds, Montgomery County Teen Collin Burns solved the puzzle as others cheered him on.

04/27/2015

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Man Charged In Fight Over Whether Jordan Or LeBron Is Better

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man’s arrest on aggravated assault and other charges.

04/20/2015

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Lawmaker Calls For Extending Bar Hours At Some Locations In Pa.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker announced Monday that he plans to introduce legislation which would amend the Liquor Code to allow businesses to apply for extended use permits, which would authorize the sale of alcohol beyond 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

04/14/2015

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Pennsylvania DAs Take Aim At Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association said Tuesday that Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium could affect plea bargains and how judges and juries view executions, arguing it violates elements of the state constitution.

04/14/2015

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Truck Driver Who Can’t Pay Fine On Too-Heavy Rig Jailed For 4 Days In Pennsylvania

A Florida truck driver has been jailed for four days in Pennsylvania for not being able to pay a portion of the $17,000 fine he got for driving an overweight rig.

04/14/2015

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PA Lawmakers Examine Convention Of States On US Constitution

The resolution states that the Constitutional amendments that would be considered would be limited to issues such as fiscal restraints and limits on the power of the federal government.

04/14/2015

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Senate OKs Bill To Rename I-84 Exit After Slain Pa. Trooper

The Senate voted unanimously Monday to rename the Blooming Grove exit in Pike County for Cpl. Bryon Dickson. The bill now goes to the House.

04/13/2015

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Pennsylvania Couple Killed When 1923 Model T Ford Convertible Skids, Flips

A married couple are dead after police say their 1923 Model T Ford convertible skidded off the roadway and flipped over in Pennsylvania.

04/13/2015

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Trial Ordered For Bucks County Family Accused Of $20M Insurance Fraud

A judge has ordered members of a Pennsylvania family whose mansion had three fires in five years to stand trial in a $20 million insurance fraud case.

04/09/2015

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Traffic Deaths In Pennsylvania Hit An All-Time Low In 2014

State transportation officials say car crashes killed 1,195 people in 2014. That’s the lowest number since record keeping began 87 years ago.

04/08/2015

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