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21 min ago | Science Daily

Fruitfly study identifies brain circuit that drives daily cycles of rest, activity

Researchers describe a circuit in the brain of fruit flies that controls their daily, rhythmic behavior of rest and activity.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Supplement, Hypothalamus

4 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Why Does Gas Costs So Much in Pennsylvania?

Pittsburgh's Action News 4's Investigator Bofta Yimam breaks down the reasons why gas in Pennsylvania are so high comped to other states; follow her as travels state to state, A GALLON.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, North Carolina

8 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

New autopsy to look into unexplained deaths

Local doctors and medical authorities are taking the first steps to find answers to these kinds of questions by preparing for a new type of autopsy.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

10 hrs ago | ABC 27

Suspect arrested after York Township bank robbery

The PNC Bank at 3405 Rosstown Road in York Township, in the village of Rossville, was robbed shortly before 10 a.m. An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital affiliated with the central Pennsylvania-based charity CURE International Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding two others that ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

14 hrs ago | Times Observer

Program helps ID drug users behind wheel

An Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement, or ARIDE, training was recently sponsored by the Warren County DUI Program to help police officers identify drivers under the influence of drugs.


Related Topix: Warren County, PA, Warren, PA, Indiana, PA, Marienville, PA

18 hrs ago |

Data Breach Reported at 45 PA Michaels Stores, CEO Says

Several Michaels stores in Pennsylvania have been the target of a criminals "using highly sophisticated malware" to steal credit card information, the company has announced.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Evening Sun

What's it like to run for governor of Pennsylvania? Play The Waffler to get an idea

We may not be able to recreate the experience of traveling to Erie, Scranton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or other areas of our state.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

ABC 27

Pa. bill would allow local police radar

Sen. Randy Vulakovich says every other state allows local police to use radar for speed enforcement.


Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Dauphin County, PA

Trailer/Body Builders

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Parts and Service Location in Pittsburgh

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.


Related Topix: McKees Rocks, PA, New Stanton, PA, Shartlesville, PA, York, PA

WNYC-AM New York

Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Now that Allyson Schwartz has become perhaps the first Democratic candidate to warmly embrace the Affordable Care Act in a 2014 campaign ad, will other Democrats in statewide races follow suit? Schwartz, a Pennsylvania congresswoman who's running for governor, has some unique circumstances that account for the ad.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pennsylvania Government, Franklin & Marshall College, Healthcare Law, Law


DA says ID theft scheme cost US Treasury $10M

A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania says a massive ID theft and fake tax return scheme cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $10 million.


Stars and Stripes

Point State Park will honor the woman who saved the Fort Pitt Block House

When British troops erected the Fort Pitt Block House at the Point in 1764, the building was the military camp's first line of defense.


Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Oakland (Pittsburgh, PA)

Free Republic

Pennsylvania Patient Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin From ICU Bed

A Pennsylvania woman will be charged today with allegedly dealing heroin from her bed in the intensive care unit of a Pittsburgh area hospital, police said.


ABC 27

Officials seek identity of man in connection to body found in Berks County

Pennsylvania State Police wish to identify a person and a vehicle in connection to a body found in Bethel Township, Berks County.


Related Topix: Berks County, PA, Hamburg, PA, Holtwood, PA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Attorney General Warns of Widespread 'Electricity' Scam

State officials are warning Pennsylvania residents to be aware of an electricity-related scam.


National Post

Fugitive wanted for 1981 Pennsylvania murder found working as a church deacon in Texas

A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 2,092 kilometres away.


Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, East Texas, PA

Streets Blog Chicago

Book Excerpt: "Dead End," a Look at Sprawl and the Rebirth of Urbanism

" Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism " is a new book by Ben Ross, longtime president of Maryland's Action Committee for Transit and a frequent contributor to Greater Greater Washington .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Daily Kos

The KKK forms neighborhood watch group in Pennsylvania

A local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan launched a neighborhood watch in the area of Ridge Road in Fairview Township in response to a recent rash of break-ins, said Frank Ancona, the organization's imperial wizard and president.


Daily Kos

Running on Obamacare in Pennsylvania

That's Rep. Allyson Schwartz , who's now running in a competitive primary for Pennsylvania governor, and running hard on her support for the Affordable Care Act and-crucially-Medicaid expansion.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Family, Kids, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Few arrests under texting law

How can police officers tell the difference between someone who is texting while driving, which is illegal in Pennsylvania, or dialing a phone number, which is not? Usually, they can't.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery, PA, Penn Hills, PA


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