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Committee OKs 'Eileen's Law' bill for consideration by Pa. House

A bill named for a woman who died while serving jail time for her children's truancy cases is moving forward in Harrisburg.

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140,000 Pennsylvanians enroll in health plans for first time

Federal officials say more than 140,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled for the first time in plans sold through the health insurance marketplace for 2015.

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Gov. Wolf vows to support Pa. Senate's medical marijuana bill

Gov. Tom Wolf vows to sign a medical marijuana bill that state senators are writing.

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NWS forecaster tweets apology for errant forecast

A top weather forecaster has expressed regret after his predictions of a blizzard fell short in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Medical marijuana legislation reintroduced in Senate

Medical marijuana  legislation was reintroduced in the Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday by Senators Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York).

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Confessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yard

A key prosecution witness said Tuesday that he agreed to help a Pennsylvania man kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a robbery plot.

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Court rules against Penn State alumnus seeking emails

A state court has blocked a bid by a Penn State alumnus to gain access to email exchanges as part of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.

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Bill would penalize drivers with snow and ice on vehicles

A Northampton County family has teamed up with a local lawmaker, in hopes of preventing unnecessary death.

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150 Guard members on alert as Pa. braces for overnight snow

Pennsylvania has called up a small number of National Guard members as the state braced for an overnight storm that's expected to hit hardest in the Philadelphia area.

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Marine from Pa. one of 2 killed in helicopter crash

A Pennsylvania native was one of two Marines killed in a helicopter crash in California Sunday.

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Pa. Lottery introducing new 'PICK' twice-daily drawings

The Pennsylvania Lottery is launching a new lineup of daily drawings that includes new names for some longstanding games.

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Pa unemployment fell to lowest rate since 2008

Unemployment in Pennsylvania fell in December to its lowest rate since 2008.


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