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Hundreds walk in hopes of ending Alzheimera s Disease

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:56:46 GMT

The Walk to End Alzheimer's was held at Clipper Magazine Stadium In Lancaster. Participants walked two-miles and raised money to benefit Alzheimer's care, support and research.




Non-citizen voting in Philadelphia looks more feature than bug

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:49:11 GMT

Such is the timid 'narrative' Philadelphia's city commissioner Al Schmidt would have you believe, even though he's the city's electoral overseer who brought up the matter of more than 1,160 ineligible immigrants registered to vote in U.S. elections in his home state of Pennsylvania, with 317 of them in Philadelphia . And those are the honest ones who realized they were registered and voting illegally and who wanted their registrations cancelled.




University of Pennsylvania wins retirement plan suit

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:20:52 GMT

A lawsuit challening the fees and investments options offered in the retirement plan sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, according to Bloomberg BNA. Bloomberg BNA reported Thursday that Penn was the first elite college - others being sued similarly include Yale, Johns Hopkins and Cornell - to win a complete dismissal.




Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:04:10 GMT

This Oct. 14, 2016 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's names printed on a ballot on a voting machine to be used in the upcoming election, in Philadelphia. The federal government on Friday, Sept.




Analysts: Pennsylvania would lose billions undera

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:47:37 GMT

Pennsylvania would be one of the states hit the hardest under U.S. Senate legislation designed to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and redistribute federal health Analysts: Pennsylvania would lose billions under health bill HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania would be one of the states hit the hardest under U.S. Senate legislation designed to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and redistribute federal health Check out this story on yorkdispatch.com: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/community/2017/09/22/analysts-pennsylvania-lose-billions-health-bill/105893768/ Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, ... (more)




Man convicted in domestic assault on run, hasa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:29:53 GMT

A man charged and later convicted in the assault of a former girlfriend failed to report to jail and is on the run. He could have ties to York.




Analysts: Pennsylvania loses billions under health care bill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:14:11 GMT

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Pennsylvania sheriff warns of gun permit website scam

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:14:10 GMT

A sheriff is warning that a website promising to help Pennsylvanians apply and pay for concealed carry gun permits online is a scam. Kraus says the website claims to help people in Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Wisconsin get permits, too, but says people can't register for permits online in Pennsylvania, and that the state doesn't involve third-party vendors in that process.




Police log: Barricaded gunman surrendersa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:59:11 GMT

State Police at Chambersburg were called at 3:22 p.m. to do a welfare check on the man who suffers from mental health issues, according to the release. Police log: Barricaded gunman surrenders peacefully State Police at Chambersburg were called at 3:22 p.m. to do a welfare check on the man who suffers from mental health issues, according to the release.




Federal prosecutors allege guardsman threatened VP Pence

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:09:52 GMT

Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a National Guardsman who allegedly threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11. State prosecutors have dropped terroristic threat and disorderly conduct charges now that prosecutors in Johnstown have charged 22-year-old William Robert Dunbar with threats against the vice president.




'Pathways to Pardons': How to wipe away convictions in Pennsylvania

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:51 GMT

It can bar things many people take for granted, like employment or being able to join the military, hold public office, own a firearm, travel abroad or even serve on a jury. Thursday night in Bethlehem 's Town Hall, state Lt.




Saxton church celebrates 100th anniversary

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:25:17 GMT

The congregation of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Saxton, will celebrate the church's 100th anniversary during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. A banquet will be served following the service.




Diocese names board to oversee clergy sex abuse allegations

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:19:45 GMT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has appointed a five-member board to oversee its handling of child sex abuse allegations against clergy as part of an agreement with the federal prosecutor who oversees western Pennsylvania. Acting U.S. Attorney Soo Song announced the agreement in March with Altoona-Johnstown Bishop Mark Bartchak after a state grand jury alleged a decades-long abuse coverup.




Inspector general reviewing requests to probe HHS Secretary Tom Pricea s private jet travel

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:54:33 GMT

The inspector general's office at the Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing requests to investigate the private jet travel of the agency's chief, Tom Price, who reportedly chartered five flights last week, drawing widespread criticism from congressional Democrats. Price's travel, first reported by Politico Wednesday, comprised trips to Maine, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania aboard private planes estimated to cost tens of thousands of dollars per flight.




Fall foliage already half way to peak in some spots in northern Pennsylvania

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:17:20 GMT

Fall foliage season is under way, particularly in the northern tier of Pennsylvania, according to the first Pennsylvania Weekly Fall Foliage Report of 2017, released today by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "Some northern tier counties are showing up to 50 percent color in stands of northern hardwoods," like maple, cherry and birch, noted Ryan Reed, environmental education specialist in DCNR's Bureau of Forestry and author of the weekly foliage forecast.




Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in round

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:49:22 GMT

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews... Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory. Two former prosecutors say nine deaths at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma may not result in criminal charges.




Can I tie my dog outside or buy a dyed chick? Breaking down Pa.'s animal protection laws

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:30:16 GMT

Animal-rights advocates and elected state officials hailed this summer's enactment of Libre's Law that strengthened Pennsylvania's animal protection laws, calling it an historic day for animals and animal enthusiasts alike. But Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania state director for the Humane Society of the United States, says there's still more work to do here on the anti-animal cruelty front.