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  1. Jackie Lithgow: A story of hope and determinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    After nine months and two days in the hospital - six surgeries and repeated brushes with death - Jackie has the approval from his speech therapist to eat one of his favorite crunchy snacks. His therapist was convinced on Friday that he could handle what is for most people a basic function: Lift food to the mouth, insert, chew and swallow, keeping all the muscles in the mouth and throat properly engaged so that not a crumb veers off track and winds down the windpipe into the lungs, asphyxiating him in the process.


  2. Cheyney University faces a bleak future without drastic action, audit findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 |

    Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks at a Capitol news conference about the dire financial situation in which Cheyney University finds itself. The financial and physical condition of Cheyney University are the focus of a state audit as well as a federal lawsuit.


  3. Christmas Bird Count opens 115th year Sunday, Dec. 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2014 |

    Tens of thousands of birders will take part in the 115h annual Christmas Bird Count this year.


  4. Penn State vs. Pitt wrestling: Bout-by-bout preview breakdown for Friday's match Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 |

    Penn State's Garett Hammond of Chambersburg will challenge Pitt's Cody Wiercioch at 165 pounds on Friday night. "That'll be a big dual.


  5. Wrestling notebook: Penn State's Bo Nickal wins Clarion Open titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 |

    Hershey High graduate Jason Peters, now in his second year as head wrestling coach at Pitt, watched his 14th-ranked Panthers open their season with a 35-3 victory over Bloomsburg. CLARION OPEN : Penn State freshman Bo Nickal, from Allen, Texas, debuted unattached at 174 pounds and won 6-4, 3-2, and 11-2 matches before defeating Nick Mitchell of Edinboro 3-2 in the finals.


  6. Faculty layoffs announced at East Stroudsburg, Cheyney universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 |

    Six faculty members at Cheyney University received notice this week that their jobs were being eliminated at the end of the spring semester. Two faculty members at East Stroudsburg University received the same notice.


  7. Formally joined Holy Spirit-Geisinger promises religious mission,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 |

    A smallish Catholic health system which still houses nuns in a convent formally joined with a big system known for technological and business sophistication and for absorbing small hospitals. It happened with a bishop and more than two dozen nuns seated on one side of an auditorium and suited executives on the other.


  8. Explosive but overlooked: Central Dauphin grad Drew Scales a big factor for Slippery RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 |

    "Everybody dreams of playing in front of 80,000 people and getting all the exposure, but I'm fine with where I'm at, and we're doing big things." Drew Scales' early success as a kick returner at Slippery Rock has been the product of three things: seeing, believing and moving.


  9. Prison guards, college football player among those charged in steroid ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 |

    Prosecutors said Wednesday they broke up a mail-order steroid ring whose participants included three prison guards, a probation officer and football player who signed with the Dallas Cowboys this year and was recently cut. The state attorney general's office announced charges against 13 people, including Brian Clarke , an undrafted free agent offensive lineman who was released by the Cowboys after suffering a groin injury.


  10. Bloomsburg Fair ride inspector nearly decapitated when shirt gets caught in machineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 |

    A worker inspecting a ride at fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania was nearly decapitated when his sweatshirt got caught in the machinery. Bloomsburg Fair officials say the 23-year-old amusement company employee was examining the Sky Ride from one of its gondolas Tuesday.


  11. Mom sentenced to prison for helping uninsured daughter end pregnancy with abortion pillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 |

    A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison for helping to end her teen daughter's pregnancy by giving her pills purchased online. The Press Enterprise reports that 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Whalen of Washingtonville was sentenced Friday to nine to 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty to performing an illegal abortion.


  12. Bucket Bear just the latest Pennsylvania black bear to get itself into trouble with human trashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2014 |

    The "Bucket Bear" of Clarion County walks along Rt. 368 prior to its release from the object on its head by a group of volunteer rescuers.


  13. Fear takes center stage as judge binds over 30 charges for midstate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 |

    Through nearly 10 hours of testimony and 21 witnesses on Friday, it was one emotion that took center stage: Fear.


  14. Former Hershey pastor avoids preaching conflict with South Korea's Little League winRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2014 |

    A United Methodist minister who once served in Hershey is very happy South Korea defeated Japan to advance to Sunday's Little League World Series championship.


  15. NCAA does a lot for smaller conferences and schools: PennLive lettersRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2014 |

    While it may be fashionable at times to jab at the NCAA for supposed missteps, it is important to note that nearly every student-athlete, institution and conference in Pennsylvania has received great opportunities and remarkable experiences due in large part to the collective support of the NCAA.


  16. Pa. gun show vendor seeks probation after shootingRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2014 |

    Forty-four-year-old Geoffrey Hawk faces a simple assault charge for the accident.


  17. Bridal shop refuses to sell gowns to lesbians because it 'would break God's law'Read the original story

    Aug 8, 2014 |

    A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town.


  18. Ex-husband told friends soccer mom would kill him; coworkers called her 'Black Widow'Read the original story

    Aug 7, 2014 |

    Either Maria Sanutti-Spencer or her father Anthony Rocco Franklin sat in a sniper's nest and shot toward Frank Spencer's home in Columbia County, according to the findings of the grand jury.


  19. State universities' faculty layoffs could be coming at five schoolsRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 |

    Pa. State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank Brogan said the faculty union has been advised program realignment creates the potential for faculty layoffs at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.


  20. Coroner: man's train death appears to be suicideRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2014 |

    A coroner in central Pennsylvania says the death of a man run over by a train near a festival to celebrate the region's role in early development of the rail system appears to be suicide.


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