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Hermes Expo celebrates 25-year anniversary in Pennsylvania Special

Concordville - The Hermes Expo International has celebrated its 25-year anniversary on April 5, at the Concordville Inn in Pennsylvania.

'Find My iPhone' helps cops find kidnapped Pa. woman, bust her ex

East Stroudsburg - Thanks to her mother's iPhone tracking app, a Pennsylvania woman who was allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend was rescued, police say. The woman met her ex-boyfriend,18, in East Stroudsburg to discuss custody of a child.

Suspect bites, pepper sprays Macy's worker so accomplice escapes

Authorities are searching for a woman who fled when she and the man she was with were confronted by Macy's workers after security cameras allegedly showed them stealing more than $3,000 worth of designer purses inside the store at a Pennsylvania mall.

Man who sent gag grenade gift to sheriff won't face charges

Beaver Falls - It looked real — and scary, but a grenade that spurred authorities to evacuate a county courthouse was actually a gag gift intended for the newly-elected sheriff, officials said Thursday. Beaver County Sheriff Tony Guy ordered the evacuation Wednesday.

Conversing with actor, comedian, writer and novelist Justin Sayre Special

The Pennsylvania-born star never has a problem when it comes to keeping busy. If he's not writing for popular sitcom, '2 Broke Girls,' he's publishing novels or making acute observations about society and its many quirks on his variety show 'The Meeting.'

The Spacer, a winning combination of classical and electronica Special

Digital Journal speaks to Tapio Kangas and Norman Hall, two talented musicians who formed an artistic bond 30 years ago and who are now hard at work on a brand new project that should be out next year.

Op-Ed: Taxpayers hit with legal fees in states that fought gay marriage

It's been two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and declared it a constitutionally protected civil right, and now, attorneys general and governors who battled against it are receiving a pricey thank-you note for their loss.

Listeria fears spark recall of over 9,000 cases of frozen corn

More than 9,000 cases of frozen corn are being recalled by Bonduelle USA Inc., due to potential Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release on Monday.

Niagara bottled water recalled due to E. coli concerns

Possible E. coli contamination has been found in water bottled under the Niagara brand name. The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health are advising consumers not to drink the bottled water.

Bus-truck collision in Pennsylvania leaves 2 dead and 17 injured

Tobyhanna - A head-on crash in Eastern Pennsylvania between a bus and a tractor-trailer has left two people dead and at least 17 others injured say authorities.

Green infrastructure saving major cities water, money and time Commissioned

As governments across the globe struggle to react to the growing multitude of threats posed by climate change, smart cities are taking the lead and acting on their own to stave off potential disaster.

Police: Teen killed classmate, took Snapchat 'selfie' with victim

Jeannette - A Pennsylvania teenager is being held without bail and faces murder charges after allegedly killing a classmate and then posting a picture of himself with the victim's body on Snapchat.

Man detained for 20 hours after filing TSA complaint

Philadelphia - A man who was detained for more than 20 hours at Philadelphia International Airport has sued the Transportation Security Administration.

'Santa B' pays off $50,000 in layaway bills at Penn. Wal-Mart

A mysterious person known only as "Santa B" paid off $50,000 in layaway bills for a variety of customers at a Silver Springs Commons, Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart Monday morning.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Penn. city scraps 'pathetic' Christmas tree

Reading - It's not too often that a Christmas tree can cause controversy, but a Pennsylvania town has done just that, with residents describing the tree as "pathetic" and "ugly."

5th grader charged with strangling, beating 90-year-old to death

Damascus - A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide and may be tried as an adult after he admitted to strangling and beating an elderly woman to death.

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? Commissioned

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.
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Westmoreland county  Pennsylvania map
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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.
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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
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.
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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Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a head-on crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer has left...
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a head-on crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer has left two people dead and 17 others injured.
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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
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.
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Courtesy of Anthracite Model Railroad Club, Hazle Township, Pennsylviania
Dr. Deborah Diamond  President of Campus Philly.  Philadelphia  PA
Dr. Deborah Diamond, President of Campus Philly. Philadelphia, PA
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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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Artisan office.  Philadelphia  PA  10/16/2012
Artisan office. Philadelphia, PA 10/16/2012
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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
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
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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
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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Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania  USA
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania, USA
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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.