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  1. Snow expected to stick to roadways as forecasters call for storms to stay until midweekRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago |

    Midstate residents should keep their shovels handy because local weather forecasters are calling for snow to begin the week's winter weather and now say it may carry into Tuesday. "At this time, enough snow to shovel and plow is forecast in the city and in much of central and southern Pennsylvania to northern Maryland," according to forecasters with AccuWeather.


  2. Black Conservatives Say Newest Drive for Redskins Name Change Fouls Free SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Amy Ridenour

    While most other football fans are fixated on deflated game balls right now, there's a small but allegedly influential special interest group hard at work trying to lend its credibility to an ongoing pressure campaign to get the Washington Redskins to change its name.


  3. Penn. teen arrested for using fake Nypd Id to get into barRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Officials say Matthew Ettlinger, 16, of Pennsylvania, was found with two forged driver's licenses and a fake NYPD identification card. A teenager hanging out at a Long Island bar used an unusual form of fake identification - a phony police ID.


  4. Moravian diary translated, posted onlineRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

    A diary providing a glimpse of what life might have been like for Moravians in the 1700s and 1800s has been translated into English and digitized into a new online publication. The writings follow a previous exhibition offered at the Whitefield House, displaying Nazareth's history, from its Colonial beginnings as a Moravian settlement in 1740 to the founding of the Moravian Historical Society to present day.


  5. In a weird first week, Wolf ended his own honeymoon: Charlie GerowRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    Faster than you could say "A cold Yuengling, please," Gov. Tom Wolf ended his own honeymoon last week with what can only be viewed as a bizarre decision to declare open warfare with the majority in the state Senate. For a man who needs bipartisan support to accomplish any of his agenda, the first days of his administration have been very odd.


  6. Pa.'s new physician general brings an LGBT point of viewRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Rachel Levine stood tall in the doorway, offered a polite handshake, and took a seat at the L-shaped desk in her drab, blank slate of an office. The room, with its empty bookshelves, dual computer screens, and not much else, seemed appropriately open to possibility as the headquarters for a woman about to chart new territory.


  7. New governor, new era in state fracking policyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    In less than a decade, the issue of extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing has dramatically redefined Pennsylvania's political landscape. From local townships all the way to the recent gubernatorial race, a candidate's position on fracking has become an essential plank in any political platform.


  8. Jack Franks taking another stab at Illinois government consolidation billsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    Bills aimed at helping consolidate some of the state's almost 7,000 units of government may have a better chance of passing with a new governor in Springfield – or at least that's what the sponsor hopes. Rep. Jack Franks, D- Marengo , re-filed bills with the new General Assembly aimed at giving counties more power to dissolve more units of government, and placing a four-year ban on lawmakers' ability to create new ones.


  9. Pennsylvanians pay nation's highest gas tax to repair roads that still stinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvanians pay the highest gasoline taxes in the country, making our prices at the pump among the most expensive in the nation. Pennsylvanians pay 68.9 cents for every gallon of gas that's sold.


  10. Florida governor comes to Pa. to poach businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Pocono Record

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is planning a trip to Philadelphia in February, and he's hoping to lure some Pennsylvania businesses back south with him. His pitch so far has focused on differences in the states' existing business tax climates, as well as policies and business mandates from Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf that Scott said would be “heavy blows” to families in the Keystone State.


  11. Five Blair, nine Bedford bridges to be replacedRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    It will be at least 16 months until PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement project has an effect on local bridges - five in Blair County - under a timeline and PennDOT officials announced late last year that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was awarded an $899 million contract to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges, including 48 in District 9 - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. Through a Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Plenary Walsh and 11 Pennsylvania-based subcontractors - including Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a State College company - are scheduled to complete all 558 bridge replacements by 2017.


  12. Hunters have a new enemy in PGC BocRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    We didn't have high-def flat screens, we didn't have Wi-Fi, we didn't have smart phones, but those of us Baby Boomers who enjoy hunting and the outdoors sure had the best of times. When we weren't hunting or fishing, we read outdoor magazines filled with stories about hunting and fishing.


  13. Support for a severance tax ignores shale gas market realitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    A recent column offers a false narrative about basic economic realities associated with new energy taxes, capital investment and continued job growth. These academics, who have collaborated with advocacy groups for new taxes on job creators, ignore the fact that shale development is incredibly capital-intensive.


  14. Scott Shalaway's Wildlife: Nesting underway for local bald eaglesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    Last year three pairs of bald eagles nested along Allegheny County's Three Rivers -- one pair fledged its second brood within Pittsburgh's city limits. With the 2015 bald eagle nesting season underway, expect the first eggs to be laid within the next few weeks.


  15. Keep shale spinoff businesses in PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    The swearing in this month of Tom Wolf as Pennsylvania's governor and Mike Turzai as speaker of the House presents a rare opportunity for bipartisan action on economic development in Pennsylvania. Shale-gas exploration has boosted the commonwealth's economy since 2008.


  16. In office less than a week, Wolf clashes with GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    When Democrat Tom Wolf took office as Pennsylvania's new governor Tuesday, he pledged bipartisan cooperation with the GOP-led legislature. But less than 48 hours into his administration, he dropped a bombshell that shook the Republican establishment in the Capitol.


  17. Short honeymoon for Gov. Wolf?Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    Wolf, who called for bipartisanship in his inaugural address, removed Erik Arneson from his job Thursday as executive director of the Office of Open Records and named Nathan Byerly as acting executive director. Former Gov. Tom Corbett had appointed Arneson to the job, which pays $140,000 per year, just days before leaving office.


  18. Protecting history from I-70 construction at BentleyvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | O-R Online

    BENTLEYVILLE – Motorists traveling on two Interstate 70 ramps at Bentleyville are likely driving over graves that were once part of a nearby historic cemetery.


  19. Crowds pack Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show despite weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Times Leader

    Brooke and Travis Erdley discuss plans to build a patio while sitting in the Greenwood Nursery and Landscaping display at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Brooke and Travis Erdley discuss plans to build a patio while sitting in the Greenwood Nursery and Landscaping display at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.


  20. Penn Medicine discovers possible new ...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Roderic G. Eckenhoff, vice chair for Research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led the group of researchers that found two new compounds of a new class of anesthetics. However, Eckenhoff says that the anesthetics aren't ready for more than further testing at this point and that the discovery "provides a new approach to identifying novel anesthetics" "Our goal was to identify compounds with high potency, but low toxicity" Eckenhoff said to newswise.