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  1. Multi-vehicle crash cleared from I-83, PennDOT saysRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago |

    A crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 83 has been cleared from the roadway, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The crash was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of the interstate at Exit 40a for Limekiln Road and slowed traffic in the area.


  2. PennDOT lifts speed limit restrictions on area roadwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WPMT-TV York

    HARRISBURG, PA As of 8 pm this evening, PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place since 9:30 am on several roadways in the eight-county region of south central Pennsylvania. Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced earlier today to 45 mph on Interstates 78, 81, 83, and 283, as well as sections of U.S. 11, U.S. 15, U.S. 11/15, U.S. 22/322, U.S. 222, Route 283, and Route 581 in the region.


  3. More than 10 inches of snow hits southeastern PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Snowfall accumulations exceeded 10 inches in parts of suburban Philadelphia on Thursday, as accidents closed highways in eastern Pennsylvania, flights and trains were canceled and the snow was sure to cause more problems Friday. Already, Amtrak was canceling a handful of trains coming and leaving Philadelphia on Friday, schools were announcing two-hour delays and the state Department of Transportation was warning motorists to beware of refreezing on roadways with temperatures dropping to single digits overnight.


  4. Lebanon County residents begin digging out from major snow stormRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Lebanon Daily News

    Ryan Morrison shovels in front of Stifel Nicholas on Cumberland Thursday morning, March 5. predicts bitter cold temperatures through Saturday, March 7th, when temperatures are predicted to be "Not as Cold", hovering near 36 degrees. Michael K. Dakota - Lebanon Daily News predicts bitter cold temperatures through Saturday, March 7th, when temperatures are predicted to be "Not as Cold", hovering near 36 degrees.


  5. Pennsylvanian ice fisherman pulls up his line and finds a live bird on the end of itRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Two ice fisherman were in for a big surprise when the reeled in a live bird from freezing waters in northwestern Pennsylvania earlier this week. In a video titled, 'Shocking ice fishing video from Pennsylvania!', Nicholas Colangelo filmed his friend Fred Christensen pulling a live red-breasted merganser out of a hole in a large sheet of ice in Monday.


  6. NIZ swept in $56 million in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    That's a 15 percent increase over the previous year and more than double what was coming in before the state gave the city the Neighborhood Improvement Zone. The NIZ is paying for the $177 million hockey arena and helping private investors construct $800 million of office buildings, retail shops, restaurants and apartments.


  7. EDITORIAL: Cuomo bans fracking, New Yorkers talk secessionRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Or leave 'em, depending. Several struggling towns in upstate New York look across the state line at Pennsylvania and are thinking about secession, not from the union but from New York .


  8. PennFuture commends Governor Wolf's budget proposal to reinvigorate ...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago |

    PennFuture today praised Gov. Tom Wolf for his bold plans to reinvigorate Pennsylvania's investments in clean energy as part of the administration's proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget. Wolf delivered his first budget address this morning to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.


  9. Pair charged with fraud for failed nationwide car charging networkRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    Touted with fanfare by city officials and then-Gov. Pat Quinn at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show , a planned network of charging stations for electric vehicles was billed as an environmentally friendly project designed to be the best and largest in the country. But the green initiative fizzled badly, and now two former owners of a California-based company initially selected to build the sprawling Chicago-area network stand charged with fraud in an indictment made public Wednesday in Chicago's federal court.


  10. Pa. Turnpike reopened following multiple tractor-trailer, vehicle accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has reopened a portion of the roadway after multiple crashes involving tractor-trailers and vehicles halted traffic Thursday afternoon. The commission closed the lanes about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and reopened them shortly before 5:35 p.m. The closure followed multiple crashes on Interstate 76 in Chester County.


  11. Charges filed against 2 named to build car charging stationsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

    The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud. The indictment made public Wednesday in U.S. District Court accuses Mariana Gerzanych and Timothy Mason of falsely obtaining almost $3 million in federal grants administered by the city of Chicago and government agencies in Pennsylvania and California.


  12. Governor Wolf visits PennDOT regional office during winter stormRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

    Gov. Tom Wolf visited PennDOT workers during a shift change on Thursday at the regional office in Harrisburg. Wolf told the workers they were doing a good job plowing and salting the roads.


  13. Multiple tractor-trailer, vehicle accidents close portion of Pa. TurnpikeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission closed a portion of the roadway Thursday after multiple accidents involving tractor-trailers and other vehicles were reported in Chester County. Westbound lanes of the turnpike are closed between the Valley Forge and Downingtown interchanges after three separate crashes were reported between mileposts 314 and 315 Thursday afternoon, according to the commission.


  14. Joe Sestak Kicks Off Rematch With Pat ToomeyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak formally launched his long-expected challenge to Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch in one of Democrats' to the Philadelphia Inquirer . After showing up in a pair of old sneakers, Sestak vowed to walk across the state in a pair of Army boots - to walk symbolically in the shoes of Pennsylvanians.


  15. Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revampRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Pike County Courier

    Wolf, a Democrat, is also asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut corporate taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars, borrow more than $4 billion to refinance pension debt and inject new money into business loans, clean energy subsidies and water and sewer system projects. All told, new subsidies for education from prekindergarten through college plus money for districts to reduce school property taxes would amount to more than $4 billion.


  16. Pols on the Street: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor EndorsementsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Philadelphia Public Record

    That endorsement was delivered to Williams, along with healthy checks from the Carpenters' and Teamsters' Unions. Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 endorsed Williams early on and this last Saturday staged a major rally for him at its spacious hall on Columbus Boulevard with over 500 members attending.


  17. Latest List: Roads Closed Due To FloodingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of the following road closures. Unless otherwise noted, they are closed due to flooding and debris cleanup.


  18. Heartbeat Is Complex, Synchronized Event, Find Weizmann Institute and Penn ScientistsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Newswise

    Two hearts, said Keats, can beat as one, but a study led by Weizmann Institute scientists in collaboration with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania shows that sometimes a single heart muscle cell can beat as more than two dozen. The findings, reported recently in Nature Communications , provide an extremely detailed glimpse into the mechanisms behind normal and irregular heart muscle cell contractions.


  19. For liberals, Wolf's big tax hikes are a moment of truth - will they have the nerve to vote for them?: John L. MicekRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    For liberals, Wolf's big tax hikes are a moment of truth - will they have the nerve to vote for them?: John L. Micek Tuesday was a big day for Pennsylvania progressives -- and not just because Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out what's been described to death as a big, bold and controversial spending plan. The $33 billion budget is shot through with spending hikes and tax increases so big that, no matter how noble the goals or positive the ends it envisions -- it also guarantees I'll be writing budget columns into July.


  20. Pa. Historical and Museum Commission approves 22 new state historical markersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission approved today 22 subjects for new state historical markers, including the iconic Don't Give up the Ship battle flag from the War of 1812. The new markers, selected from 50 applications, will be added to the nearly 2,300 familiar blue- and gold-lettering signs along roads and streets throughout Pennsylvania.