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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.

Lisa Mearkle - arrested Hummelstown officer

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.

Lisa Mearkle - arrested Hummelstown officer

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.

State senate approves medical marijuana bill

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.

Local residents react to Bruce Jenner interview

Local residents react to Bruce Jenner interview

National reaction has been largely sympathetic, but some conservatives have condemned the interview as a TV network’s ratings grab, and other conservative commentators have claimed that the interview is the media’s assault on the existence of God.

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GOP pensions bill advances; Democrats decry lack of hearings

Republicans are advancing a legislation designed to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's major public pension systems, over the protests of Democrats who said they've not had a chance to even read it.


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