January 12, 2018 RSS feed / State

Bill Cosby’s next trial will carry weight of movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors couldn’t agree the first time around whether to accept a woman’s story that “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. More...

Document: Victim’s friend seemed nervous, had dirty nails

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Presbyterian churches call for halt to petrochemical plant

MONACA (AP) — An umbrella group for 140 Presbyterian churches is calling for a halt to construction of a planned $6 billion petrochemical, or ethane cracker, plant in western Pennsylvania.  More...

PennDOT sued for suspending licenses after drug convictions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Philadelphia men have sued Pennsylvania’s governor and Transportation Department officials to challenge a state law that suspends driver’s licenses for even minor drug convictions.  The lawsuit filed Wedne More...

Penn National wins right to put casino in York County

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn National Gaming secured the right to put up a casino near Pennsylvania’s southern border, submitting a winning bid Wednesday of just over $50 million and selecting a site that could draw heavily from Maryland.  More...

Philadelphia library names new city poet laureate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A poet who originally moved from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia for graduate school has been named the city’s new poet laureate.  Raquel Salas Rivera was named the new poet laureate for 2018-2019 in a ceremony at the More...

Top state House Republican eyes run for Congress

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader Dave Reed says he’s considering running for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. More...

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