PSU committee OKs proposal to acquire St. Joseph health network

A Penn State University proposal to acquire the Berks County-based St. Joseph Regional Health Network took…


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Twenty PA residents arrested for insurance fraud

Twenty individuals across Pennsylvania have been arrested for a variety of unrelated insurance fraud offenses.

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PA unemployment rate falls to six-year low

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined to 5.1 percent in November, the  lowest  in more than six years, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry .

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Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens

Pennsylvania's jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static.

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Students dedicate holiday concert to slain teacher

When Brownstown Elementary School students gather to perform their holiday concert Thursday night, they will do so with heavy hearts.

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SPCA rescues dozens of dogs from home near Lititz

Dozens of dogs that officials said have been living in unsanitary conditions have been given the chance for a better life.

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2nd suspect arrested in murder of elementary teacher

A second suspect has been arrested and charged with homicide in the killing of an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.

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10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback probe

Pennsylvania's attorney general has announced more arrests in connection with a corruption investigation involving transportation officials.

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Boy, 16, charged in death of elementary school teacher

A 16-year-old Lancaster boy is in custody for the death of a sixth-grade teacher in what police said began as a burglary.

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Judge says no to mediation in Penn State lawsuit

Penn State's lawsuit challenging the NCAA $60 million fine and where the money goes, will not go through a court-run mediation program.

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PUC seeks comments on paper billing fee rulemaking

Should you pay more to get a paper utility bill? The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission wants your input.

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Pennsylvania pads Medicaid expansion hotline staff

Pennsylvania state officials say they're increasing the number of people on a hotline to help people apply for coverage under the 2010 federal health care law's Medicaid expansion.

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Explosion sparks inferno; Dunmore woman, 86, killed

An 86-year-old woman was killed in a massive explosion and fire that destroyed her home in Lackawanna County amid reports of a natural gas odor in the area.


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