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Eric Frein, accused of shooting two state troopers, heads to trial

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:30 GMT

He's accused of ambushing and shooting two state troopers one of them fatally and leading authorities on a nearly two-month-long manhunt through the wilderness of the Pocono region. Jury selection is set to start March 9 in Chester County, followed by trial on April 3 in Pike County.

9 weirdest museums in Pennsylvania

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:37:23 GMT

Pennsylvania is filled with hundreds of museums, and nearly all have at least one offbeat item. However, some museums stand above for having entire collections that have to be seen to be believed.

Older refugee students seek seats at mainstream high schools

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:49:24 GMT

The student handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy. I come from Africa and want to be an economist.

Bills Introduced in General Assembly Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:45:10 GMT

A pair of bills has been introduced in the PA House of Representatives and State Senate that would deny state grants and other benefits to "sanctuary jurisdiction" municipalities, colleges and universities. "Sanctuary Jurisdictions" have been in the news a lot lately, following the issuance on January 25th of President Donald Trump's Executive Order on the topic .

Pennsylvania's state-run colleges need a shakeup, chancellor says

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:25:08 GMT

Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg. She has been a reporter at the Inquirersince 1996, covering city government, courts and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Camden, and the governors and governments of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

5 to start your day

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:50:17 GMT

The premier defended her government's choice to cut MSP instead of PST and increase disability payments but not welfare. See more > Brookswood resident Taylor Forney cannot believe that her second cat has been shot in the head with a pellet gun.

Daytime sleepiness during teenage years linked to criminal offenses later in life

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15:45 GMT

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent crimes a decade and a half later.

Metropolitan Ballet Company, Settlement Music School and Pennsylvania ...

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:57:43 GMT

Metropolitan Ballet Company will host Settlement Music School and Pennsylvania Ballet 2 in MBC's annual, Variations/Collaborations: An Evening of Music and Dance, at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Kurtz Center of the William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia. Tickets are now on sale for $15 in advance or $20 at the door; learn more and purchase tickets at .

Chicago schools will keep ICE agents out

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:49:33 GMT

Chicago Public Schools say they will deny federal immigration agents access to district buildings and personnel unless served with a criminal warrant, the latest in a series of steps taken by US school officials to protect undocumented students. School districts from Pennsylvania to California have stepped up efforts to allay fear and uncertainty in immigrant communities over Trump administration directives that would significantly expand the power of immigration officers and could set the stage for mass detentions and deportations.

Multiple cars damaged, including Penn Police cruiser, after midday collision near 40th and Sansom

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:42:10 GMT

Around 3:30 p.m., a van collided with multiple cars parked near the intersection of 40th and Sansom streets. A van nearly struck a Penn Police officer close to the intersection of 40th and Sansom streets around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

With repeal in air, Wolf gives robust defense of health law

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:16:09 GMT

Carl Goulden, of Littlestown, speaks during a news conference with state officials in the Pennsylvania Capitol about how the 2010 federal health care law had protected him from medical bills stemming from two major heart attacks, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pa.

Got a great Pennsylvania city skyline photo? We want to see it

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:16:08 GMT

That's why we made a gallery of skylines of Pennsylvania. Right now it includes photos of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg by our staff photographers and Flickr users.

Search panel recommends three finalists for UMass-Dartmouth chancellor

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:07:04 GMT

A search committee on Wednesday recommended three finalists to become the next chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, tapping a Worcester college president along with officials from universities in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The finalists are Becker College President Robert Johnson; James Lentini, the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.; and Philip Way, the provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

PennDOT cracking down on 'Graffiti Highway' trespassing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:07:03 GMT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is cracking down on trespassers who continue to walk on a stretch of highway that's been closed to vehicles because of an underground coal fire. WNEP-TV says PennDOT is concerned that people still walk on the macabre stretch of Route 61 in Centralia that was closed to cars about 20 years ago.

Studies provide fuller picture of testosterone benefits, risks

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:23:01 GMT

For men with low levels of testosterone, hormone-containing gels may offer a mixed bag of benefits and risks, according to a series of five new studies. Researchers found that for older men, hormone replacement therapy with testosterone gel might improve bone health and help avoid anemia, but it wouldn't help with thinking skills.

State budget proposals target comp programs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:34:54 GMT

State budget proposals that target employee safety programs and agencies, including workers compensation systems, are raising questions about the balance between federal and state oversight of comp and safety enforcement under the new presidential administration. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker introduced Assembly Bill 64, a two-year budget bill, to the State Legislature earlier this month with a provision that would eliminate the state's Labor and Industry Review Commission.

Mariner East 2 pipeline shows Pennsylvania open for business

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:05:37 GMT

Pennsylvania has always held an important role in our nation's energy development.