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AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea....
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AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea....
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Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:...
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Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore....
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Gap between rich, poor schools doubled in 4 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled Harrisburg and long-delayed pension obligation payments coming due....
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How public school district spending has changed

A look at how Pennsylvania public school spending is changing, overall and by district income levels, over the last four years. The figures are based on an Associated Press analysis of state Department of Education data on Pennsylvania's 500 school districts....
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To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion....
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Pa. police investigate death of 1-year-old child

ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) -- State troopers say they are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl at a home in eastern Pennsylvania....
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Couple found dead in central Pennsylvania home

MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in central Pennsylvania say they are investigating the case of a married couple found dead in their home....
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Teacher remembered as joyful, supportive, creative

OWEGO, N.Y. (AP) -- A sixth-grade teacher killed in an alleged burglary of her Pennsylvania house is being remembered as a woman who lived joyfully and supported her friends....
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Officials: Death not tied to truck crash into home

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a 93-year-old hospice patient is not tied to the crash of a pickup truck through her Philadelphia-area home that same day....
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Seed libraries struggle with state laws limiting exchanges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice....
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Kane files for divorce from husband of 14 years

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has already endured a tough year professionally, has filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage, saying her union is irretrievably broken....
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GOP draws lines as Wolf focuses on huge deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- With Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf touring Pennsylvania to drum out his message about state government's massive structural deficit, the leaders of the big Republican legislative majorities are sending their own message to him: Me first....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
In your opinion, did Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr. do a good job, a fair job or a poor job over the past year? <More Info>

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42%
Poor:
38%
Fair:
20%
Total Votes: 8,738

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
In your opinion, did Pennsylvania Senator Pat Tommey do a good job, a fair job or a poor job over the past year?

Poor:
41%
Good:
39%
Fair:
20%
Total Votes: 20,774

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