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New Poll: Majority of Pennsylvanians favor legalizing medical marijuana
HARRISBURG — A new poll shows that a large majority of Pennsylvania voters favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but residents are divided over whether possession of even small amounts for recreational use should be legalized.
State Supreme Court Justices reject 'kids for cash’ appeal
WILKES-BARRE — The Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal from a former northeastern Pennsylvania judge convicted in the “kids for cash” scandal.
Milton shooting victim released from hospital
DANVILLE — A Milton woman shot in the head Feb. 8 near Shamokin has been discharged from Geisinger Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said.
Row house fire in Lykens kills one person, injures two others
LYKENS — Authorities say a fire in a central Pennsylvania row home has claimed the life of one person and injured two others.
Man dies in Clearfield County kayak accident
WESTOVER — State police say a 48-year-old man has died after his kayak overturned in the icy waters of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania.
Disney halts funding for Scouts over gay policy
The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.
Fire destroys family home early today in Coal Township
COAL TOWNSHIP - Firefighters continued into the early morning hours Monday and in temperatures in the teens controlling a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Coal Township home and left the family unharmed but homeless.
Miltonians delve into Penn State-Pollock connection
MILTON — Organizers of the proposed “In God We Trust” museum in Milton met with students and officials at Pennsylvania State University to talk about the school’s history and its ties to Milton’s James Pollock.
Gowns and crowns abound at Campus Threatre's Red Carpet fundraiser
LEWISBURG — Fashionable revelers left the snow boots behind and made it to the Campus Theatre for the annual Red Carpet Gala on Sunday night.
“We were incredibly nervous with the forecast,” said Ellen Flacker-Darer, executive director of the Campus Theatre. “But we decided, just like the Oscars red carpet, we would go on rain or shine.”
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