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Experts Exploring Link Between Natural Gas Drilling & Earthquakes

Some places that rarely have earthquakes are having them now, and officials have linked some of them to fracking or related activities.

11/17/2014

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Penn State President To Review Disputed Freeh Report

The president of Penn State University says he will review the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school’s response to the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago.

11/16/2014

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Santorum: Future Of Energy Industry In Southwestern Pa. May Be In Jeopardy

The future of the energy industry in southwestern Pennsylvania could be in jeopardy, according to former Sen. Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania.

11/13/2014

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County Exec. Returns County-Issued Vehicle, Writes Check For Miles Driven

He was accused of using a county-issued Jeep Cherokee to attend political events without compensating the taxpayers for the mileage driven.

11/12/2014

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Wolf To Impose Gift Ban On Executive Employees

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is restricting members of his transition team from accepting gifts of any kind, a ban that he soon plans to extend throughout the executive branch of state government.

11/12/2014

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School District Seeks $500,000 From Natural Gas Deal

Under the lease agreement, EQT will explore 170 acres owned by the East Allegheny School District for natural gas drilling.

11/11/2014

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Online Auctions Fill Pa. Municipal Coffers

Across Pennsylvania, local governments looking to dispose of police cruisers, snowplows, copy machines and other assets are finding better luck online than through traditional live auctions.

11/10/2014

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Mayor Details Budget, Public Safety In State Of City Address

Mayor Bill Peduto delivered his State of the City address Monday morning and released details about next year’s budget and new ways to help keep Pittsburghers safe.

11/10/2014

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Sen. Toomey Gears Up For Republican-Controlled Senate

When the new Congress is sworn in this January, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican, will be in the majority party for his first time as senator.

11/07/2014

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City Council Mulls Proposal For Parking Rate Increase

Pittsburgh City Council is considering a proposal that could have you shelling out more at the meter.

11/07/2014

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Battle Brewing Between County Controller And County Executive

They’re political enemies, but Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wager says she’s just doing her job holding a news conference chastising County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s use of his county car.

11/06/2014

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GOP Consultant Weighs In On Corbett’s Loss, Challenges For His Successor

Ask Gov. Tom Corbett why he lost reelection, and he has a pretty simple answer.

11/05/2014

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Gov.-Elect Wolf Thanks Voters In His Native York Co.

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is staying close to home in central Pennsylvania to hold a post-election rally.

11/05/2014

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Tom Wolf Elected Governor, Ousts Corbett In Historic Election

Democrat Tom Wolf sent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to a historic defeat, making him the first incumbent to lose in the four decades since Pennsylvania’s chief executive was allowed to seek re-election.

11/04/2014

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Judge Orders Orie Melvin Back To House Arrest

Judge Lester Nauhaus has ordered former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to return to house arrest.

11/04/2014

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Sophie Masloff Remembered In Photos

Remembering Pittsburgh’s first female mayor Sophie Masloff. Masloff died Sunday, Aug. 17 at the age of 96. She’s credited with the idea of creating PNC Park – a stadium just for baseball, for sprucing up the city and her signature Pittsburgh charm.

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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.

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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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