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Husband, wife found shot to death in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities say a husband and wife were found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide in a central Pennsylvania apartment.

69 News Week in Review

Here's a look back at the stories that made headlines this week in the 69 News "Week in Review."

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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

Some towns in New York's Southern Tier are raising the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania.

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GO-TIME identifies over $100 million in savings

The State of Pa. could soon realize more than $100 million dollars in cost savings thanks to Governor Wolf's GO-TIME initiative.

Senator says proposal could ease Pennsylvania pension crisis

Senator says proposal could ease Pennsylvania pension crisis

The debt is piling up in Pennsylvania and legislators blame pension plans.

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Pennsylvania House sends another liquor, wine bill to Senate

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering another proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-run wine and liquor store system.

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Sheetz opens 500th convenience store, with plans for 1,000

The Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain is looking to double its store total after opening its 500th location.

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Olbermann off ESPN for calling PSU students pitiful

TV sports commentator Keith Olbermann won't be hosting his show on ESPN for the rest of the week, ESPN said Tuesday, because  of his tweets calling Penn State University students "pitiful."

Former Easton man beats cellmate to death

Prosecutor: Former Easton man killed cellmate so he'd have his own cell

A prosecutor says a former Northampton County man killed his cellmate at a central Pa.  prison because he wanted his own private cell.

Pennsylvania might be a step closer to liquor privatization

Pennsylvania might be a step closer to liquor privatization

It's a debate that's been brewing for years: Should Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor system be privatized?

THON raises 13 million for pediatric cancer

Penn State dance marathon raises more than $13 million

During their annual dance marathon, Penn State students have raised more than $13M for pediatric cancer research.

Tom Wolf becomes governor

Gov. Wolf's aggressive first month spurs list of GOP grievances

Gov. Tom Wolf is sowing good will among the Legislature's huge Republican majorities with his office visits to lawmakers, and the Democrat might need every drop of it.

 

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    Ray Birden

    On this day: March 1

    Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.

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