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:
Officials in Montgomery County are on the scene of an apparent hostage situation at a fire house Tuesday morning.
Residents in an Allentown neighborhood are asked to stay inside during a "police incident" Tuesday morning.
A deadly accident involving a car and two tractor trailers is causing a serious backlog of traffic on Interstate 78 in Berks and Lehigh counties.
Traffic is being diverted at Exit 49/Route 100 Fogelsville. [MOBILE USERS: Click Here]
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Fatal tractor trailer crash on I-78 in Greenwich Twp., Berks Co. on 3-31-15
A woman recently convicted in her infant's death a dozen years ago was sentenced Tuesday in Allentown.
Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities is asking for an increase in one of its delivery charges.
We expect another round of rain and possibly mixing with wet snowflakes for most areas.
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A new restaurant in Berks County is serving a helping of gratitude to those who have served our country.
A new study shows there are simple ways to increase your chances of living longer after a cancer diagnosis.
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Details continue to emerge about the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the life of the co-pilot who authorities say appears to have set it on a fatal trajectory into the French Alps.
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The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.
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