July 15, 2013 RSS feed / State

Minds change over Pa. gay marriage ban 17 years on

HARRISBURG (AP) — The amendment came to the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives almost two decades ago as distracted lawmakers — wearied from a long day of floor debate and votes — got a jolt from the House speaker.&n More...

Paper: Philadelphia building owner warned of danger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Representatives of a downtown Philadelphia building owner repeatedly warned city and Salvation Army officials that demolition of the building could endanger the adjacent thrift store weeks before last month’s collapse More...

Auction of Old West artifacts to be held in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Old West artifacts will be sold in Harrisburg at an auction that could produce millions in badly needed revenue for the cash-strapped state capital.  More...

Hundreds in Philly protest Zimmerman verdict

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of people marched peacefully through downtown Philadelphia on Sunday to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  Philadelphia Police More...

Trial to open on lawfulness of Pa. voter ID law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A trial set to begin today on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law represents a major step toward a judicial ruling on whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statew More...

Philly issues heat warning for today, Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have issued an excessive heat warning for Monday and Tuesday due to an approaching heat wave expected to last most of or all of the week.  The National Weather Service says temperatures in th More...

Police seek three who escaped Berks Co. corrections facility

WERNERSVILLE (AP) — Police are searching for three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility in Berks County over the weekend.  More...

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