These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.
A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University estimates that corruption is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2 percent of those states’ average expenditures per year. Researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending. Take a look at the 10 worst states for corruption:
A driver heading the wrong way on a busy Lehigh County highway caused multiple wrecks late Saturday night, according to state police.
A fire destroyed a well-known restaurant in in the Poconos early Sunday.
A Lehigh County family was able to safely get out of their burning home late Sunday.
A man had to be rescued at a popular hiking area in Carbon County, after he fell while rock climbing.
Easton Police are investigating after two armed robbery attempts Sunday night.
The historic Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township is closed until Lehigh County officials determine if the bridge was structurally compromised.
A 22-year-old former Lehigh University wrestler now faces charges of murder in his mother's death.
Stress and high fat food can be a deadly combination, researchers say.
The new rule designed to protect catchers helped the Philadelphia Phillies gain a victory.
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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.