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Amid scandal, new state treasurer bans contract finder fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newly sworn-in treasurer says he's banning contracts that pay third-party marketers for private money managers....
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Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents....
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Election set to replace lawmaker ensnared in embezzling case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who secretly pleaded guilty to a federal money laundering charge will be replaced in a March 21 special election....
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Funeral director who had bodies in her garage gets prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia funeral director found with three decomposing bodies in her garage has been sentenced to three months in prison....
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Death penalty trial opens in Pennsylvania motel slaying

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A death penalty trial has begun for a man accused of tying up and killing another man in an eastern Pennsylvania motel and then taking a cellphone video of the bloody victim and saying, "I do what I want."...
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Philadelphia's US representatives boycott Trump inauguration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will reportedly be the only major city in the United States without representation in Washington during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this week....
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Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....
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Court: Suspect improperly penalized for refusing blood test

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that a suburban Pennsylvania man accused of driving under the influence was improperly penalized during sentencing for refusing to submit to a blood test....
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Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100....
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Temple to rename communication school in honor of Lew Klein

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University has announced it will rename its School of Media and Communication to honor Philadelphia broadcast pioneer Lew Klein....
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Opinion Poll

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Should the Trump administration discontinue the clemency initiative for nonviolent drug offenders pursued by President Obama? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
79%
No
21%
Total Votes: 12,128

Yesterday's Poll

Should FBI Director James Comey step down for his supposed mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation?

No:
60%
Yes:
40%
Total Votes: 18,182