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Winter storm halts thousands of flights in NYC, Philly and Boston

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Winter storm halts thousands of flights in NYC, Philly and Boston – CBS News Watch CBSN Live More than 3,500 flights were canceled across the country after a winter storm dumped snow on the major airports of New York,......

‘Center of the universe’: Pennsylvania Democrats brace for midterm battle

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We are the center of the universe,” quipped Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), whose solid-blue seat in southeastern Pennsylvania could get tougher in redistricting. “I think the midterm could surprise us and be very good for Democrats.” Every House Democrat in......

Environmentalists urge Pennsylvania to broaden pending methane rule

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Environmental groups said this week Gov. Tom Wolf must close a perceived loophole in the state’s pending methane emissions rule or he will risk his climate legacy. The Environmental Defense Fund partnered with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy......

Despite drop in highway traffic in Pennsylvania in 2020, fatalities increased compared to 2019

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Far fewer Pennsylvanians took to the state’s highways during the pandemic in 2020 than the prior year – but fatal accidents increased from 2019, puzzling highway officials. In 2020, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,129 from the record low......

Virus cases and hospitalizations rise sharply in Pennsylvania, and dozens of other states see high caseloads.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are surging in Pennsylvania, as state officials warn of trends seen across the country: increased travel levels, relaxing restrictions and the spread of more contagious virus variants. Pennsylvania is reporting an average of 4,922......

Pennsylvania lawmakers to Wolf administration: ‘Hold your horses’ on diverting trust fund dollars

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Tom Wolf’s year-old proposal calling for the transfer of $204 million from a fund set aside for the horse racing industry into a college scholarship program is once again facing resistance from Pennsylvania lawmakers. Wolf in his February......

Pennsylvania ranks 26th in rate of return on federal taxes, analysis shows

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Pennsylvania ranks 26th out of the 50 states when it comes to taxpayer rate of return, according to a new analysis. The Keystone State is 24th in overall government services, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s Best & Worst......

Pennsylvania continues to look for ways to lower property taxes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here When it comes to property taxes, Pennsylvania falls within the top third of states with the highest rates in the country. According to a report published by personal finance website WalletHub, a Pennsylvania homeowner will pay 1.58% in property......

Police discover journal of Pennsylvania cop killer suspect

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Police discover journal of Pennsylvania cop killer suspect – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Police say they have found the personal journal of Eric Frein. He’s been on the run for 27 days since the ambush of two Pennsylvania......

Charges Dropped Against Two Pennsylvania Men Who Traveled to Cleveland Riots on May 30th

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click to enlarge The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland earlier this week dropped charges against two Pennsylvania men who had been among the most high-profile arrests after the May 30th racial justice demonstrations downtown.  Brandon Althof Long and Devin Poland were arrested in Erie, Penn. a week after the May......

Pennsylvania COVID-19 vaccination efforts speed up

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Federal data shows Pennsylvania’s vaccination efforts sped up in the past week, the Department of Health said Thursday. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked Pennsylvania number two nationwide, second only to New Mexico, for vaccines administered......

Stabbing rampage at Pa. high school leaves 21 injured

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Stabbing rampage at Pa. high school leaves 21 injured – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Witnesses say a 16-year-old boy began indiscriminately stabbing and slashing just as classes were about to start at a high school in Murrysville, Pa.......

Financial, tax relief proposed for Pennsylvania small businesses

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A group of Republican senators said this week the state of Pennsylvania should deliver more financial and tax relief to small businesses struggling amid the pandemic. The Prioritize PA: Small Business Initiative, a package of five bills, does just......

After serving 68 years in Pennsylvania prison, Joe Ligon returns to modern world he barely knows

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After serving 68 years in Pennsylvania prison, Joe Ligon returns to modern world he barely knows – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Pennsylvania has put more juveniles behind bars for life than anywhere else in the country. And, of......

Pennsylvania bars, restaurants will see reprieve from pandemic restrictions soon

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania will soon see a reprieve from pandemic operating limitations. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement Monday that state-certified establishments may raise their occupancy to 75% and resume bar service without food requirements as of......

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