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VA Official Resigns After Testifying During Scandal

VA Official resigns in wake of scandal

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Peduto Names News Public Safety Director

Mayor Bill Peduto named a new public safety director Wednesday. He announced he is hiring FBI Special Agent Stephen Bucar to fill the position.

05/14/2014

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Corbett, Republicans Spend Money On Ads In Democratic Primary

With the Democratic primary just days away, no surprise the Democratic candidates are going after the one Democrat leading in the polls.

05/09/2014

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Gov. Corbett Opens Door Slightly For Medical Marijuana

At a press conference announcing a task force to tackle the heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett could not have been clearer about his view of marijuana.

05/09/2014

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Dumping Summer Blend Gas By 2015 May Be Unrealistic

Before you pull into your neighborhood gas station anxious to see a dramatic drop in prices because the state is dumping summer blend RVP gasoline, there is something you should know.

05/08/2014

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Bill Would Eliminate More Expensive Summer Blend Of Gasoline

Summer is just around the corner and soon folks will be gassing up and hitting the road for family vacations.

05/07/2014

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Increased Marcellus Shale Drilling Has Local Officials Worried About Safety

The number of trains and tanker trucks hauling highly explosive by-products from drilling through local towns has increased exponentially.

05/06/2014

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Democrats Walk Out On Kane’s Impeachment Hearing

A legislative hearing turned raucous Tuesday morning when local Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe of Cranberry tried to consider whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be impeached.

05/06/2014

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Supreme Court Ruling Allows Prayer At Council Meetings

In municipalities all over, they’re taking another look at how their meetings begin.

05/06/2014

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Democrats Walk Out During Kane Impeachment Plan Hearing

Democrats on a state House committee walked out of a hearing on a resolution calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a fellow Democrat.

05/06/2014

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Local Salon Owners Gear Up For New Tanning Bed Bill

Doctors have been long concerned about the health risks of tanning beds, and in just a matter of days, many of those concerns will be written in a new state law.

05/05/2014

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New Legislations Proposes Turning Interstates Into Toll Roads

Right now you can drive north on Interstate 79 from West Virginia, turn east on Interstate 80 and never pay a toll within Pennsylvania.

05/05/2014

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Rendell Calls McCord Campaign Ad ‘One Of The Worst’

Two of Pennsylvania’s most influential Democrats on Saturday strongly criticized a TV ad run by fellow Democrat Rob McCord in his campaign for governor.

05/03/2014

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Gov. Corbett Backs Marijuana Extract To Treat Children

Gov. Tom Corbett is changing his position on medical marijuana and is backing the legalization of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children.

05/01/2014

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Mayor Looking At Options To Get Abandoned Hazelwood Plant Cleaned Up

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s looking at what the city might be able to do to help frustrated residents in Hazelwood.

05/01/2014

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Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama wins a second term in office on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Memorable Political Foibles

When politicians make the news, it’s not always for their politics. We’re taking a look back at stories that were the talk of the town.

Sen. Carper (center) commutes everyday from his home in Wilmington, Del. to Capitol Hill.

The Scoop On The Senate

Which senator has already claimed his title as “Trail Blazer” – on his mausoleum? Which one has scaled more than 50 mountains in his home state? Alabama to Illinois, click through to find out.

First Lady Michelle Obama during the Midatlantic Regional Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, January 20, 2009. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama: The First Lady’s Fashion

All eyes have been on Michelle Obama before she entered the White House. Here’s a look at some of the first lady’s fashion styles.

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