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Schools close across Pennsylvania; PennDOT lowers limits

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Schools across southern Pennsylvania are closed for the falling snow and speed limits are lowered on major eastern Pennsylvania highways to 45 mph. more »»

Winter's last hurrah? Temperatures plummet again; more snow

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Winter could have at least one more blast for much of the U.S. after the late-season snow stops falling: Record low temperatures are in the forecast for dozens or cities. more »»

Steelers' Adams sues 3 men acquitted in attack for assault

March 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has sued three men who were acquitted of criminal charges that they attacked him outside a sandwich shop in June 2013. more »»

Philadelphia mayor unveils 9 percent property tax hike plan

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to raise property taxes by 9 percent to raise millions for the struggling school district. more »»

'Black Madam' out of hospital, murder trial still on hold

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A transgender "body sculptor" is back in prison after spending two days in a Philadelphia hospital in the midst of her murder trial testimon. more »»

Newspaper: 'Fifty Shades' boosting adult store business

March 5, 2015

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Sex sells. more »»

Go ahead, play with your food: FunBites says to picky eaters

March 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — "Just take a bite — one bite," says every parent ever, at some point.

First bites are the hardest, particularly for parents of picky eater. more »»

'Black Madam' trial on hold because of Philadelphia storm

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hip-hop performer and "body sculptor" won't return to the witness stand in her Philadelphia murder trial until at least Friday because of a winter storm. more »»

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

March 5, 2015

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus. more »»

Police officer loses control, cruiser hits veterinary clinic

March 5, 2015

SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an officer lost control of his police cruiser on a slippery road before crashing through the wall of a veterinary clinic in western Pennsylvani. more »»

5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

March 5, 2015

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


Man accused of buying auto insurance from scene of car wreck

March 5, 2015

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. more »»

Ex-student guilty of breaking into dorms, fondling females

March 5, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State student has pleaded guilty to breaking into the dormitory rooms of female students last fall and fondling them as they slept. more »»

Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory

March 5, 2015

Good morning! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Joe Mandak is on the desk. more »»

Penn Highlands Elk health center cutting 43 jobs, hours

March 5, 2015

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — Penn Highland Elk Regional Health Center in central Pennsylvania is cutting 43 jobs and reducing hours for 25 other workers.

Officials tell The Bradford Era (http://bit. more »»

Boy, then 11, gets new trial hearing in woman's slaying

March 5, 2015

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A boy charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancée when he was just 11 is getting a hearing to determine if he deserves a new juvenile court trial. more »»

Philly issues weather emergency; PennDOT lowers speed limits

March 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia and its Catholic Archdiocese have closed schools due to a winter storm expected to drop several inches of snow, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation... more »»

Cops: Woman scammed out of $26K with phony lottery 'win'

March 5, 2015

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say northeastern Pennsylvania woman has conned an elderly friend out of $26,000 by claiming to have won the New York lottery. more »»


2015 PA STEM Vision Conference March 6, 2015

Join ASSET STEM Education for an engaging and collaborative STEM conference focused on best practices for STEM education and college and career-readiness. more »

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