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Police log: Man charged after trying to pick up teen

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:42:09 GMT

A man was charged after police said he allegedly tried to pick up a 15-year-old girl he met through the internet with the intent of corrupting her. Police log: Man charged after trying to pick up teen A man was charged after police said he allegedly tried to pick up a 15-year-old girl he met through the internet with the intent of corrupting her.




Pennsylvania rolling with Real ID

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:21:01 GMT

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Friday a bill that will make Pennsylvania driver's licenses comply with federal anti-terrorism regulations that could have prevented state residents from flying on airplanes. Wolf signed the Pennsylvania REAL ID Compliance Act at ceremony at Harrisburg International Airport in Dauphin County.




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Fri, 26 May 2017 19:30:34 GMT

Gov. Tom Wolf's office says Pennsylvania driver's licenses that are compliant with tougher federal anti-terrorism standards should be available in early 2019. Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept.




Explore Johnstown's legacy and the 1889 flood that changed Pennsylvania forever

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:31:24 GMT

On May 31, 1889, the greatest disaster in Pennsylvania history occurred when the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River burst. The waters of Lake Conemaugh went roaring through the valley, causing significant damage to the communities downstream and resulting in the death of over 2,200 people, making it, at the time, the largest loss of life in a single event in US history.




Group takes aim at gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:31:23 GMT

Fair Districts PA organizers urged members of the Parkwood Civic Association to get involved to restore legislative districts that reflect the political makeup of the state. This graphic originally published by the Washington Post and recirculated by Fair Districts PA shows the changing boundaries of Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District from 1952 to 2013.




Freeman's announces highlights from its Sale of Americam Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:40:15 GMT

Freeman's June 4 American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists sale features historically significant works from a number of highly regarded American artists. Freeman's is the only auction house with a specialty category in Pennsylvania Impressionism; as such, the well-curated group of important works by influential artists in this collecting genre should garner considerable attention.




a Star Warsa : 40 years of memories

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:14:23 GMT

"Star Wars" changed the entertainment landscape 40 years ago when it premiered on May 25, 1977. The blockbuster spawned sequels, prequels, TV shows, comic books, video games, theme parks and toys - so many toys.




White House: Trumpa s budget cuts to Violence Against Women programs just a technicala

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:51:41 GMT

Tens of thousands marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House during the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. Tens of thousands marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House during the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017.




Alleged Meth Ring Smashed in Central Pennsylvania

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:51:40 GMT

The Pennsylvania attorney general was in Snyder County Thursday announcing the arrest of ten people in what he calls a major methamphetamine ring in central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined officials from Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties in Middleburg to announce what he calls a major meth ring bust in central Pennsylvania.




Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:51:39 GMT

The Eurocopter EC135, registered to the University of Pennsylvania, crashed just before noon about 1 mile southeast of New Castle Airport. Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl.




One killed, one seriously injured in Bradford Co crash

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:12:15 GMT

The crash took place around 8:50pm on state Route 187 in Orwell Township. Tyler Freeman, 19, of Rome, was driving southbound when he tried to pass another vehicle that was also traveling south.




Residents of Pennsylvania halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counsellors

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:36:01 GMT

There were three morning devotionals, including "God Calling," geared toward keeping a person's thoughts pointed heavenward. Then there was the nicotine: two packs of cigarettes, a vaporizer and a case of snus - moist powdered tobacco - to quell cravings.




Man who shot teen, took selfie with him as he died appeals

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:36:00 GMT

" A lawyer for a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man convicted of shooting a friend and then posing for a selfie with the dying teen has appealed his sentence. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the attorney for Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette, filed an appeal Tuesday asking a judge to impose a lesser sentence than the 15 to 30 years in prison issued last week.




Today in History: May 25

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:02:18 GMT

In this June 7, 1977 file photo, theater goers wait in lines in front of the Avco Center Theater in Los Angeles to see "Star Wars." On May 25, 1977, the first "Star Wars" film was released by 20th Century Fox.




Jury selection for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial nears completion

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:33:29 GMT

The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial was nearly complete on Wednesday, a day after defense lawyers claimed prosecutors were trying to exclude black people from the panel. A fresh set of 93 prospective jurors answered four dozen questions in a Pittsburgh courtroom on Wednesday, as Judge Steven O'Neill sought to fill the 12th and last seat on the jury for the trial of the man once known as America's favorite TV dad.




Wayfair to begin collecting Pennsylvania sales tax

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:13:19 GMT

Wayfair, the 16th largest online retailer in the U.S., started collecting sales tax on purchases in Pennsylvania on May 1, according to the department of revenue. The agreement is expected to provide millions of dollars in sales tax collections for the commonwealth in the future, the department said.




Highlights of the Pennsylvania Senate's gambling legislation

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:24 GMT

The Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation Wednesday to expand casino-style gambling to websites and airports, approve online lottery games and reinstate a requirement that casinos pay millions to host communities. The measure passed 38-12 and was sent to the House, where changes were expected.