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Debate Over Remote Voting By State Lawmakers Continues

In Harrisburg, remote voting remains a contentious issue for Pennsylvania House lawmakers. Initially implemented during the period of COVID scares, remote voting continues to draw scrutiny. Critics argue that remote voting could potentially lead to legal challenges and procedural concerns, while supporters say it ensures all members can participate in crucial votes.

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Tornado Damage In Schuylkill County

It’s now official… The National Weather Service says it was an EF1 tornado with winds up to 90 mph that tore through Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County. The twister covered 1.5 miles with a width of 75 yards, causing damage to roofs and windows, including at a local elementary school. Fortunately, there were no reported […]

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Kohberger Back In Court Thursday

Accused killer Bryan Kohberger appeared in court Thursday as his lawyers allege prosecutors are withholding evidence in the case. Kohberger… from the Poconos… faces charges for the murder of four University of Idaho students in 2022. No trial date has been set yet.

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Big Concern Now Over Little Insect

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and when it comes to 2024’s Worst States for Tick-Borne Illnesses, Pennsylvania lands near the top, ranking 2nd in total Lyme disease cases and 5th in blacklegged tick distribution.

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New State Rep Sworn In Tuesday

State Rep. Jeff Olsommer took office on Tuesday, after winning a special election. He said at his swearing in that he is pledging to serve the 139th District, and he’s already hard at work. Olsommer takes the place of former Rep. Joe Adams. He is a resident of Sterling, in Wayne County.

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Neglected Animals Seized

Authorities in Schuylkill County seized 17 dogs, along with other animals, from a home in Coaldale following a search warrant. The animals were found in severe neglect, showing signs of malnutrition and untreated medical conditions. An investigation is ongoing, with charges pending against the property owner.

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New Tourism Campaign Launched

Pennsylvania is launching a new campaign, “Pennsylvania: The Great American Getaway,” aimed at attracting more tourists to the state. The campaign includes a summer marketing push targeting regional markets and a new tourism brand . Governor Josh Shapiro kicked it off with a trip to Barley Creek Brewing Company in his RV., where he checked […]

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3 Delaware River Bridges Doing Away With Cash Tolls

Three Delaware River toll bridges will halt cash payments this June, announced by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Commencing June 17, cash transactions at New Hope-Lambertville, Portland-Columbia, and Milford-Montague bridges will cease. Motorists will have E-ZPass and TOLL BY PLATE options only.  

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PA Cell Phone Ban Coming

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER…. PENNSYLVANIA IS ABOUT TO BAN HAND-HELD CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING….

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Dorney Park / Wildwater Kingdom Planning Merger With Six Flags

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom’s parent company, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, anticipates a busy season ahead despite initial financial downturns. There are plans in place now for a merger with Six Flags, allowing the company to position itself for a successful year.

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