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4-way gubernatorial primary tests GOP’s endorsement mettle

HARRISBURG — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party’s endorsement. That endorsement vote, scheduled for Feb. 10, could determine who stays in the primary race and who gets to brag that […]

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Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire in West Chester

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive fire that injured at least 20 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community late Thursday, wrapping elderly people in blankets and transporting them to ambulances. Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live around the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community ferried […]

Comments - 11:28 am

Medical marijuana: Doctors the next step in Pennsylvania’s program

HARRISBURG — Physicians can begin their involvement in the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program, according to the state’s Department of Health. The first step is to register, according to a press release from the agency. “Since April 2016, we’ve been working to implement a patient-focused Medical Marijuana Program for Pennsylvanians in desperate need of medication,” Dr. […]

Comments - 6:23 pm - updated: 7:50 am.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

ANNVILLE — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday […]

Comments - 8:00 am

Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

PHILADELPHIA — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Prosecutors said they were in talks with engineer Brandon Bostian’s attorney to have him surrender on […]

Comments - 8:41 pm

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2owU8hU ) reports a stuffed moose called Mr. Moosey has become a traveling protection talisman sent to police and other first responder agencies around the country. The […]

Comments - 8:36 am

AP-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

Good evening! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected] A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans […]

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Man gets 30 to 60 years for shooting at officer during stop

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting at a central Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop captured on video has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Trev Jackson II was sentenced Tuesday in York County in the Nov. 22 encounter outside a shopping center in York. Police said […]

Comments - 8:36 am

AP-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

Good evening! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Ron Todt is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected] A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans […]

Comments - 8:36 am

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery’s “Pick 3 Evening” game were: 3-9-2, Wild: 8 (three, nine, two; Wild: eight)

Comments - 8:36 am

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