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State collecting photos for Vietnam veteran "Faces Never Forgotten" initiative

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., is hoping to locate more than 600 photos of Pennsylvanians who sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War

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Pennsylvania unemployment rate at 5.3 percent in April

Pennsylvania’s rate was one-tenth of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 5.4 percent

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Hersheypark cuts ribbon on 13th roller coaster

Hersheypark is laughing its way into summer 2015 with its 13th roller coaster.

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Lancaster police officer shot; suspect dead

A Lancaster police officer was shot in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon.

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Pennsylvania judge bars release of fatal cop shooting video

A judge is barring authorities from releasing a video that shows a police officer in Dauphin County fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back earlier this year.

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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second engineer in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia.

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Judge weighs whether to release fatal police shooting video

A judge is considering whether to release a video that shows a Dauphin County police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back earlier this year.

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Wolf signs first bill, extends deadline for death benefits

Nearly four months since he took office, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed his first bill.

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Pennsylvania flies flags at half-staff after Amtrak crash

Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering that all Pennsylvania flags be lowered at the state Capitol and office buildings to honor the victims and all passengers of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least six.

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President Obama, other leaders react to deadly Amtrak derailment

President Barack Obama and other leaders weighed in Wednesday with their reaction to the deadly crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia.

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Pa. State Senate approves medical marijuana bill

The Pennsylvania State Senate has approved a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana.

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AAA predicts highest travel volume in 10 years

AAA predicts a 4.7 percent increase in Memorial Day weekend travel compared to last year and the highest travel volume for that weekend since 2005.


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