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Flu not Ebola should be bigger health concern doctors say

Doctors: Worry more about flu, less about Ebola

As medical professionals have been saying, it's highly unlikely you will contract Ebola, but the flu is a different story.

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Company recalls crab meat distributed in Pennsylvania

A company that sold crab meat in several states, including Pennsylvania, has recalled it after finding it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Pa lawmakers hold hearing on Ebola preparedness

Pa. lawmakers hold hearing on Ebola preparedness

Health officials and state lawmakers are working to make sure Pennsylvania is ready to treat Ebola.

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Ex-student waives hearing on Penn State threat

A former Penn State student will head to trial on charges he threatened to shoot at the student center.

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Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

A Butler County woman says she sold hundreds of pounds of marijuana to make money to take care of her grandchildren.

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Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets recall red, hot peppers

Customers of Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets are hereby informed of a produce recall.

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Jane Ervin elected to state children's board

Jane Ervin, president of Community Services for Children, has been elected to the board of PA Partnerships for Children.

Corbett talks pension reform

Governor announces $16.4 million for 106 projects

 Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced $16.4 million in funding to support 106 projects through seven Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund programs designed to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures throughout Pennsylvania.

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Senator asks for 'compassion' on medical marijuana

State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) is asking Pennsylvania's district attorneys to not prosecute people who use marijuana for medical purposes.

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Four regional counties getting water project funds

Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties are among 16 across the state that will benefit from a $65.6 million investment in water infrastructure projects.

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Governor dropped from NCAA suit on Penn State fine

The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit over where Penn State's fine money should be spent.

PA law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's `obscene celebrity'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the ``obscene celebrity'' he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.

 

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    On this day: October 26

    The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

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