Governor's aide optimistic about Medicaid plan talks
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A top aide to Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that she is optimistic that negotiations will be productive on the Republican governor’s plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
Local lawmakers support governor's education initiatives
LEWISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett left the Valley Thursday, but Friday morning, two area legislators voiced support for his administration’s budget policies.
Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn’t talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said today.
Informant claims he bribed several state lawmakers
HARRISBURG — A man who wore a wire for state prosecutors said in a court filing unsealed Thursday that he paid cash bribes to several elected state House representatives in exchange for favorable votes.
Snyder jail guard fired after 2 DUIs wants his job back
MIDDLEBURG — A former Snyder County Prison corrections officer convicted of two separate drunken driving offenses in 10 years is fighting to get his job back.
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$5.9M construction contract awarded for Point Twp. sewer project
NORTHUMBERLAND — Point Township Sewer Authority board members Thursday awarded a $5.9 million general construction contract to low-bidder Doli Construction Corp., of Chalfont, for the Lithia Springs sewer extension project.
Miranda defender: Toss knife cops took
SUNBURY — City police illegally obtained a knife from the home of murder suspect Miranda Barbour because the address was wrong on the officer’s search warrant, Mrs. Barbour’s attorney said in a motion to suppress the alleged evidence.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns
WASHINGTON — For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation’s newest social program.
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