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Pennsylvania News

Terrier found nearly 3,000 miles from home is homeward bound

Tualatin - After traveling thousands of miles on a journey that resembles something out of a Walt Disney movie, a Pennsylvania dog is finally headed home to be reunited with her owner.

Teen faces prison time for simulating oral sex with Jesus statue

Everett - A 14-year-old boy from Everett, Pennsylvania, stood in front of a Jesus statue and simulated oral sex with its face. He now faces up to two years in jail.

Poll: Tom Wolf devours Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett by 24 points

Harrisburg - The race for Governor of Pennsylvania is turning into a route, as Democratic challenger Tom Wolf is devouring his Republican opponent, the incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University. Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points.

Harsh sentence handed down for Pennsylvania man

Lancaster - Ben Klinger will spend the next 30 to 60 years of his life behind bars following a particularly stiff sentencing from presiding Lancaster County Judge Margaret Miller.

Man jailed for being apparent domestic violence victim

Aliquippa - A Pennsylvania man has been been arrested by local police for being the apparent victim, not perpetrator, of domestic violence.

Pennsylvania man writes own funny obit, goes viral when he dies

A man who wrote his own humorous obituary died a year later and once the obit hit the Legacy.com website, it went viral. Kevin. J. McGroarty, 53, definitely had the last laugh or three.

Pennsylvania judge reverses ban on gay marriage

In the past few days, Idaho and Oregon have made same-sex marriage legal. Now Pennsylvania has joined them and gay couples are rejoicing.

Review: Long Island singer Megan Rose delivers on eponymous EP Special

Long Island singer-songwriter Megan Rose released her eponymous EP on April 25. She wrote all three tracks on there by herself.

One in 10 of America's bridges in need of repair

In a report released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, it was learned that one in ten of America's bridges, most of them part of the interstate highway system, are in urgent need of repair.

Teen charged with disorderly conduct for recording bullying

Mcdonald - A 15-year-old special education student was charged with disorderly conduct after he secretly used his iPad to record audio of his classmate bullying him.

Is Philadelphia the new Silicon Valley for tech start-ups? Promoted

Philadelphia - Start-up companies in Philadelphia are backed by venture capital, nonprofits, and city government. Blend all of those positives with a well-educated talent pool in a city filled with impressive amenities and you have a recipe for business success.

Free speech wins in 'Boobies Bracelet' case

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to two teenage students today when the court rejected an appeal that had sought to ban the wearing of "boobies bracelets" in Pennsylvania schools.

Interview with Jeannie Seely: 'Miss Country Soul' Special

Nashville - Jeannie Seely is a veteran country music star and she has been a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry since 1967. She has been dubbed as "Miss Country Soul," and rightfully so.

Raise a spoon America, Yuengling's Ice Cream is back

Pottsville - Yes, I said Yuengling's Ice Cream. After a 30-year hiatus, the company that shares its name with the popular Pennsylvania brewery has revived its ice cream production.

Police 'like' Facebook status to lure man wanted for assault

Freeland - In an increasingly digital world, law enforcement officials are turning to social networks to help solve crimes. So perhaps it's not so surprising that one Pennsylvania police investigation used Facebook to try and track down a suspect.

Pennsylvania pizza shop delivers medicines to the ill and elderly

Ligonier - Recent bitter cold spells have made some ill and elderly people housebound. To help his fellow citizens during this challenging time, a Pennsylvania pizza delivery owner has been delivering medicines to the ill and elderly in his neighbourhood.

Deer walks into sporting goods store, tackled by customer

A wild animal walking into a store is not a regular occurrence but that was the case when a deer walked into Dick's Sporting Goods in Spring Township, Penn. Thursday. The deer strolled in during business hours but it got a rather rude welcome.

Weed wish you a Merry Xmas: Santa busted with marijuana

Santa Claus was on his way to deliver Christmas presents when the cops pulled him over and searched his car. It seemed the jolly old man was delivering more than toys.

PA boy dresses as vagrant for drama class, is suspended

Pittsburgh - Michael Bodomov, 17, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, may have a great career in the future as an actor. In fact, he may be a little too good. When he dressed up as a vagrant at his high school he was so convincing he was suspended.

Op-Ed: Public reactions to the Philadelphia education crisis Special

Philadelphia - “Philadelphia is dealing with a major crisis in public education. The children in Philadelphia deserve better. The focus should be on closing the achievement gap, not closing schools.”

Why Philadelphia schools will close their doors forever

Philadelphia - The School District of Philadelphia, the eighth largest school district in the United States, nestled in the country’s fifth largest city, will make history when it permanently closes it doors within the next two years.

Pennsylvania family gagged from speaking on fracking (video)

Mount Pleasant - Back in 2011, the Hallowich family sued a major oil and gas drilling company for contaminating their 10-acre farm property and drinking water and for the ensuing illness of the family. A hefty settlement was paid, along with a life-time gag order.

Bicycling along the Delaware River yields varieties to discover Special

Frenchtown - The Delaware River offered its bounty of summer delights - seen from the gentle bicycling trail that stretches between its sleepy communities.

Pennsylvania abortion doctor sentenced to life

Philadelphia - Updated on 5-17-13, 3:10 a.m., EDT Kermit Gosnell, 72, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was found guilty of first-degree murder. On Wednesday, he was given a third life sentence for killing a baby he described as so big it could "walk to the bus."

Five Pennsylvania colleges now allow students carry weapons

Five Pennsylvania state-owned universities now allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus after lawyers in the governor's office and state department of higher education advised that a blanket ban on weapons was vulnerable to legal challenge.

Pooches caught humping during breaking news coverage (video)

Philadelphia - Sometimes live news coverage can go... well, a little wrong, as NBA 10 zooms in on an alleged dog-fighting ring, only to find a totally different doggy situation ongoing.

Pennsylvania Lottery announces two winning tickets

Two Mega Millions tickets worth $250,000 each are yet to be claimed, after PA's Friday night draw. Both winning tickets correctly matched five balls, to win an estimated $187,000 after federal tax. PA's Draw on March 19 now has jackpot of $13 Million.

Pennsylvania Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana

Pittsburgh - Pa. Senator, Daylin Leach, along with Neill Franklin of LEAP, are proposing a bill that would decriminalize marijuana distribution and use in that state. Despite cannabis being illegal federally, many states have been treading a different path.

Artists Against Fracking 'tweetstorm' targeting Governor Cuomo

Right now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering lifting a temporary ban on fracking in New York, threatening communities' health, polluting vital water sources and opening up peoples' lands to gas exploration. You can help.

Cops shoot dogs in front of Philadelphia high school

Philadelphia - When a stray dog got into a pickup truck at a red light outside the high school in Chester, Pa, a fight ensued. Police officers responding to a call about the dog fight opened fire and shot the dogs five times with a pistol and once with a shotgun.
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Yoko Ono  Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon hold water from Ray Kemble s kitchen sink.
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon hold water from Ray Kemble's kitchen sink.
Artists against Fracking
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Bright colors could be observed over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in the northwest region of Pen...
Bright colors could be observed over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White Hous...
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, November 29, 2013. The 18.5-foot Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania
With permission by Reuters / Jason Reed
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Westmoreland county  Pennsylvania map
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania map
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Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania  USA
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania, USA
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Visitors to the Anthracite Model Railroad Club in Hazleton  Pennsylvania were amazed this past holid...
Visitors to the Anthracite Model Railroad Club in Hazleton, Pennsylvania were amazed this past holiday season at the amount of detail in each of the scale models.
Courtesy of Anthracite Model Railroad Club and SSPTV
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This image was taken along an Interstate road (I believe it was I-79) in Pennsylvania.
This image was taken along an Interstate road (I believe it was I-79) in Pennsylvania.
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Ribbon cutting for RJ Metrics.  From L to R: Luke Butler  Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor of Econ...
Ribbon cutting for RJ Metrics. From L to R: Luke Butler, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, Rebecca Lopez Kriss, Manager, Entrepreneurial Investment, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, Jake Stein, Founder of RJ Metrics, Robert Moore, Founder, CEO of RJ Metrics, Mayor Michael Nutter, Bob Moul, CEO of Artisan (former President of Philly Startup Leaders), and Rick Nucci, President of Philly Startup Leaders and partner at First Mark Capital. 2/18/14
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Courtesy of Anthracite Model Railroad Club, Hazle Township, Pennsylviania
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Sean Lennon  Yoko Ono  and Arun Ghandi visit with families impacted by dirty fracking operations in ...
Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Arun Ghandi visit with families impacted by dirty fracking operations in PA.
Artists against Fracking
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Bomb threat is investigated at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park
Bomb threat is investigated at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park
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Supreme Court chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg  Pennsylvania
Supreme Court chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
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Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas  from Pennsylvani...
Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas, from Pennsylvania Route 87 in southern Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Dr. Deborah Diamond  President of Campus Philly.  Philadelphia  PA
Dr. Deborah Diamond, President of Campus Philly. Philadelphia, PA
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This is a full scale model of train station in the town of Jim Thorpe located not far from Hazleton ...
This is a full scale model of train station in the town of Jim Thorpe located not far from Hazleton, PA, made by the members of Anthracite Model Railroad Club and many volunteers.
Courtesy of Anthracite Model Railroad Club
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The Lasante sisters of  The  Girls  news show of SSPTV interviewed Anthracite Model Railroad Club fo...
The Lasante sisters of "The Girls" news show of SSPTV interviewed Anthracite Model Railroad Club founder Joe DeLuca at the annual open house this past holiday season.
Courtesy of Anthracite Model Railroad Club and SSPTV
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Artisan office.  Philadelphia  PA  10/16/2012
Artisan office. Philadelphia, PA 10/16/2012
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Debbie Lasante of  The Girls  news show of SSPTV interviewed Anthracite Model Railroad Club founder ...
Debbie Lasante of "The Girls" news show of SSPTV interviewed Anthracite Model Railroad Club founder Joe DeLuca during this past holiday season for the club's annual Open House celebration featuring full-scale model railroad layout sets of Hazleton, PA and surrounding areas.
Courtesy of AMRS and SSPTV
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