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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....

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....

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....

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....

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."...

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....

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....

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....

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....

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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