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1 hr ago | Freshnews

Frontier Communications Appoints Elena Kilpatrick Vice President and...

Frontier Communications Corporation , a leading provider of broadband, voice, data and satellite television services, today announced that Elena Kilpatrick has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of its Pennsylvania operations.

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Related Topix: Frontier Communications, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT

5 hrs ago | WFMZ

Speed limit upped to 70 mph on Pennsylvania Turnpike between Morgantown, Blue Mountain

The turnpike commission unveiled roads signs Wednesday morning, officially increasing the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph for the first time in Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Morgantown, PA, Reading, PA, Shippensburg, PA, DuBois, PA

5 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Parts of Pennsylvania's I-80, I-380 to see 70 mph

Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates maintained by Pennsylvania's highway department will rise to 70 mph for the first time.

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Related Topix: Clearfield County, PA, Clinton County, PA, Lackawanna County, PA, Monroe County, PA

6 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

If police caught you carrying a marijuana cigarette in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, chances are you would have been arrested, fingerprinted and perhaps jailed.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

a Going to be one of the hardest prosecutions imaginablea

Despite mounting evidence that Russian-backed separatists downed a commercial aircraft over Ukraine last week, Western diplomats and law enforcement officials face significant obstacles prosecuting the culprits, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Edward Royce, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eliot Engel, World News

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Pa. Gov. Corbett fighting for re-election on fiscal concerns

It might seem a no-brainer to anyone that has been paying even the slightest amount of attention to the financial difficulties that have been seen in cities like Detroit.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Couple marries in Omaha's largest cemetery

Janyl Jumadinova and Oliver Bonham-Carter exchanged vows Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Opinion

The Washington Post

Fracking Oversight in Pennsylvania Faulted by State Watchdog

Pennsylvania regulators were unprepared for the fracking-fueled boom in natural gas production during the past decade, putting drinking water supplies at risk, the state's watchdog said.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Science / Technology

ABC 33/40

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Physical Therapy, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Evening Sun

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Explosion

Switched

Oil And Gas Extraction Damaged Pennsylvania Water Sources Over 200 Times Since 2007

Newly released records show that gas and oil extraction has damaged Pennsylvania water supplies more than 200 times since 2007.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

WFMZ

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Reading, PA, Berks County, PA, Kutztown, PA

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPXI-TV - Pittsburgh reports .

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, University of Pittsburgh

Sunherald.com

5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday: The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is investigating allegations that four state lawmakers were caught in a cash-for-favors sting following complaints filed by citizen activist in March.

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Business Journal

PoliticsPA: Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free trips, defend legality

The Associated Press revealed in a report yesterday that, along with the entire House of Representatives, PA representatives approximately tripled their number of privately-funded trips between 2008 and 2013.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Philly.com

Pa. schools' reserve funds now top $4 billion

Not even as Philly kids, teachers and parents await word on whether schools are shuttered in September for lack of funding.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Chester County, PA, Coatesville, PA, Bucks County, PA

The Washington Post

User data suggest Uber is tapping into the too-drunk-to-drive market

Two weeks ago, we looked at whether taxi alternatives like Uber and Lyft may be reducing drunken driving, a plausible scenario given that the app is particularly popular among young-adult users most likely to go bar-hopping.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Freight train kills two in eastern Pennsylvania

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim told the Express-Times newspaper of Easton that his office was working to identify the two victims in the Monday accident in suburban Allentown.

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CBS Local

New 70 mph Speed Limit On Stretch Of Pa. Turnpike Starts Wednesday

Highway officials announced that they're picking up the pace on a 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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