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Allegheny College prof charged with child porn

October 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor was expected to resign after federal agents arrested the northwestern Pennsylvania man on child pornography charges. more »»

5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

October 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:


USIS background firm cuts 1,200 Pennsylvania jobs

October 2, 2014

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A company that performs background checks for the federal government has cut 1,200 jobs in western Pennsylvania after losing two government contracts. more »»

Crews searching for ultralight near tiny airport

October 2, 2014

ROSTRAVER, Pa. (AP) — Emergency crews have resumed their search for an ultralight aircraft that took off from a small western Pennsylvania airport but never returned. more »»

Woman dies in fall at western Pennsylvania park

October 2, 2014

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman trying to retrieve a camera she had dropped died in a fall at a state park in western Pennsylvania. more »»

Man dead of gunshot wound after police chase

October 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man died of a gunshot wound after leading police on a high-speed chase near Pittsburgh. more »»

State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

October 2, 2014

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks. more »»

Judge rejects bid for commuter tax in Scranton

October 1, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Scranton can't impose a commuter tax on people who work there but live elsewhere. more »»

Trooper accidentally shot in training exercise

October 1, 2014


Porn emails case emerges in gubernatorial debate

October 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. more »»

Police: Inmate found after escaping from ball game

October 1, 2014

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they captured an inmate who escaped from a central Pennsylvania jail while playing basketball. more »»

Mullin to host infrastructure committee chairman

October 1, 2014

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Congressman Markwayne Mullin is scheduled to host U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster in Oklahoma next week. more »»

Federal prosecutors charge 22 in alleged drug ring

October 1, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they disrupted a major drug trafficking network stretching from Mexico to six U.S. more »»

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Glendale man

October 1, 2014

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Glendale police say an incarcerated man in Pennsylvania is accused of fatally shooting a man west of Phoenix four months ago. more »»

Pa. tax collections meet 1st quarter projections

October 1, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's tax collections fulfilled budget projections in the first quarter of the state's fiscal year, but just barely. more »»

State job site scrubbed of objectionable postings

October 1, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania job-seekers now have slightly fewer options on a state employment website. more »»

US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

October 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has reversed a decision Wednesday that threw out evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warran. more »»

Students finally return to school _ 6 weeks late

October 1, 2014

MILLVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Talk about being late to class.

Students in one central Pennsylvania district heard their first school bell of the year on Wednesday. more »»

Officials release few details in trooper death

October 1, 2014

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities released few details Wednesday in the deadly shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper during a training exercise in suburban Philadelphia.

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AVSA Shotgun Shoot October 8, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm until Nov. 26 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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Leftover thoughts from Penn State/Northwestern weekend ...

September 29, 2014 Penn State fans didn't have anything to cheer about from Saturday's loss to Northwestern, but the Nittany Lions might have given them reason to celebrate in the future, even the not-to-distant future. more »

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