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Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 counties where the federal government says smog levels remain too high and pose a health risk to the young, the elderly, people with asthma and others. …
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Pa. man busted with loaded gun at JFK

The weapons were discovered in the Lebanon County man's vest when an alarm went off as it went through an X-ray scanner during a pre-flight security check.…
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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume a week after a mass stabbing.…
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Another GOP lawmaker backs drilling industry tax

Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.…
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Cop dresses as Amish woman to target Pennsylvania flasher

A male western Pennsylvania police officer has been dressing as an Amish woman - along with a female officer from a neighboring department - hoping to scare off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.…
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Shell to discuss possible shale gas plant

Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there.…
High school stabbings, Murrysville Pennsylvania

Police: School stabber apparently behind threats

Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack.…
Franklin Regional High School

Stabbing rampage school to reopen Wednesday

The high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage last week will resume classes Wednesday, one week after the attacks.…
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Pa. woman gets 6 to 12 years in infant kidnapping

A western Pennsylvania woman was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after she was convicted of kidnapping an infant by luring the mother to a suburban motel with a phony story about a commercial photo shoot for disposable diapers.…
Over a dozen students were injured in a school stabbing Wednesday morning near Pittsburgh.

Suspect named in Pittsburgh-area school stabbings

UPDATE An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.…
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Mother gets 3 to 6 years in Pa. fire that killed 2

A western Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to leaving her 3-year-old twins unattended before an early morning fire killed them has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.…
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Uninsured at ‘breaking point’ in Pa. too, advocates warn

Gov. Tom Corbett's words are being thrown back at him after he warned that he was at his "breaking point" over the federal government's apparent resistance to conditions he wants before accepting billions of Medicaid expansion dollars.…