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Friday | NBC Philadelphia

Bensalem Intersection Most Dangerous? Officials Say No

The intersection of Knights Road and Street Road in Bensalem, Pa. has 54,000 vehicles a day travel through it, according to PennDOT.

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Related Topix: Bensalem, PA

Friday Aug 29 | Business Journal

Fuming over Philadelphia cigarette tax

While I applaud city and state leaders for devising - and partially passing - a funding plan to address the financial shortfall in Philadelphia's public education budget with a tax on cigarette sales, this approach is inadequate, short-term and discriminatory.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Friday Aug 29 | PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

Undercover investigations lead to arrest of three suspected child predators

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of three Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Coraopolis, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

PennLive.com

PPL doesn't have to pay $2.5M to pole painter who fell 40 feet, Pa. court rules

PPL doesn't have to pay nearly $2.5 million in damages awarded to a worker who fell 40 feet and was severely injured while painting one of the power company's utility poles, the state Superior Court has ruled.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Sanatoga Post

Tri-County Police Benefit From Military Surplus Offer

An unspecified number of law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County, which benefited from a federal program that distributes military surplus hardware free to state and local governments, have at least 12 assault rifles, one mine-resistant vehicle, and one other armored vehicle in their equipment arsenals, The New York Times has reported.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Berks County, PA, Chester County, PA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WFMZ

Pennsylvania adopts new guidelines for pain treatment in emergency rooms

The Pennsylvania departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society,has announced the adoption of new guidelines for pain treatment to be used in hospital emergency departments statewide.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Medicine, Health, Pain, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

First human West Nile Virus case of 2014 reported

Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus infection in 2014 has been detected, the Department of Health reported recently.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

First 2014 human case of West Nile confirmed in Philly

HARRISBURG >> Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus infection in 2014 has been detected.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Harrisburg, PA, Franklin County, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WPMT-TV York

Paa s first human infected with West Nile Virus

Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus infection in 2014 has been detected.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Phillymag.com

Live in Radnor? Better Not Say Youa re From Philly

Hillary Kelly wrote a piece for the New Republic a few days ago to say that unless a person is from Philadelphia County proper - "inside the city lines" - they should not say they're from Philadelphia, and particularly not at a party.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

The Times-Tribune

Widow of man killed by lightning sues Pocono Raceway, NASCAR

The widow of a Moosic man killed by lightning at Pocono Raceway filed a lawsuit against the track and NASCAR, accusing officials of negligence in warning patrons of an approaching storm.

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Related Topix: Moosic, PA, Weather

Wed Aug 06, 2014

PennLive.com

Philadelphia's crisis shows need for fair education funding statewide: PennLive letters

I am glad that our city, state and educational leaders have demonstrated creative thinking to help fund Philadelphia schools in a way that also encourages smokers to quit.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Opinion

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