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  1. Wolf budget supporters rally in Harrisburg ahead of voteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WFMZ

    Supporters of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase the personal income tax and levy a tax on natural gas extracted from the state rallied Wednesday morning in Harrisburg ahead of planned vote. State lawmakers have failed to reach an agreement on a budget for more than three months.


  2. Governor, first lady: 3D mammograms must be available at no extra costRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    First Lady Frances Wolf announced that 3D mammograms will be covered by insurance under existing state law and must be provided to Pennsylvania women at no cost. The announcement, which establishes that insurers must treat 3D mammograms the same as traditional two-dimensional mammograms when determining healthcare coverage, came during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition in Harrisburg held Monday.


  3. How will Kathleen Kane do her job without a license?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 22 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane has 30 days to figure out how to do her job without a law license. That's when a court-ordered suspension takes effect, and a legal professor says this is uncharted territory.


  4. With no more Hess stations, toy truck to be sold online, in mallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 | WFMZ

    The company announced Monday that it will reveal the new truck in late October and that sales will begin Nov. 1. This year's edition will be the first not sold in Hess' retail outlets, which the company sold in 2014. For the fourth straight year, fans of the famous toy truck can make their purchase online.


  5. Kane's lawyers say they're frustrated with investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 19 | WFMZ

    Attorneys for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane say they're frustrated with the investigation that led to her being charged with perjury and other crimes. In a statement Friday, the lawyers called on the courts to launch an inquiry into leaks they say have jeopardized her right to hold elected office and receive a fair trial.


  6. Bethlehem Area School District to Charters: share the burdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The budget impasse in Harrisburg fueled a Bethlehem Area School District decision to withhold a portion of their payments to charter schools in their district Monday night. By a 7-0 vote, directors withheld 30 percent of all payments to charter schools.


  7. Pennsylvania lawmakers remain at an impasse on budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Pennsylvania's budget battle is now in its sixth week, with no apparent end in site. Both Governor Tom Wolf and Republicans aren't backing down but the question remains, is the pressure really on to get a deal done? "The thing I'm most concerned about is the sham we have in Harrisburg called the budget that was presented to me on June 30," Wolf said.


  8. LVPC executive director finds governor's advisory board ?impressive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Calling it a "real honor" to serve on Governor Wolf's newly formed advisory board on economic development, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Becky Bradley described her first meeting with the governor and fellow advisory board members earlier Thursday in Harrisburg as an "interesting and refreshing collaborative effort with an impressive broad-based group of professionals". Speaking Thursday evening to LVPC board members at their monthly meeting, Bradley said she spent over two hours with the governor and a 11 other statewide experts discussing community development issues that affect Pennsylvania and its communities.


  9. Sen. Hughes accuses GOP of holding education hostageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | WFMZ

    State Sen. Vincent Hughes accuses his Republican colleagues in Harrisburg of trying to hold hostage funding for the education of school children in order to force an "unpopular" liquor privatization proposal. Hughes, a Democrat who represents sections of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, said Republicans refuse to seriously address education funding or property tax relief, two of the most important issues proposed for inclusion in the stalled 2015-16 state budget.


  10. State leaders express frustration at Pennsylvania budget impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | WFMZ

    The deadline to pass a state budget has come and gone, and now nearly a month later, Pennsylvania still doesn't have a spending plan. Now leaders and taxpayers, on both sides of the aisle, are expressing their frustrations.


  11. Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf, Republicans to resume face-to-face meetings in CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is returning to Harrisburg as Gov. Tom Wolf and top Republican lawmakers are set to resume face-to-face meetings to discuss a three-week-old budget stalemate. The Democratic governor and Republicans who control the Legislature are sparring over competing budget proposals.


  12. New dinosaur discovered in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | WFMZ

    Steven Jasinski, a paleontologist at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg was in China for a recent dinosaur dig. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies.


  13. Twin Valley's Alexy excited for Big 26 ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    It's fitting that we've arrived at Major League Baseball's All-Star Week. The top high school baseball players in Pennsylvania will suit up beginning Friday out in Harrisburg for the Big 26 Classic.


  14. Hundreds of criminal charges filed against former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen ReedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | WFMZ

    A man who served almost three decades as mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city has been arrested on hundreds of criminal charges. Stephen Reed used public money to illicitly obtain artifacts and other memorabilia while serving as Harrisburg's mayor between 1981 and early 2010, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen announced Tuesday.


  15. Upper Saucon 500-year floodplain to remain on the booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | WFMZ

    The Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors for the time being is staying firm on its 500-year floodplain ordinance. The board, at its meeting Monday evening, provided an overview of a recent planning commission review and hearing on the ordinance.


  16. U.S. Marshals employee caught having sex on courthouse roofRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2015 | WFMZ

    The U.S. Marshals Service says one of its employees was photographed having sex on the roof of a federal courthouse in Pennsylvania. A resident of a nearby apartment building who was concerned that there was a security breach snapped the pictures this week and sent them to WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, which alerted authorities.


  17. Ollie's Bargain Outlet going publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    A Pennsylvania-based bargain store chain is going public. Ollie's Bargain Outlet holdings filed that request with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.


  18. Another tax hike approved in Bethlehem Area School DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | WFMZ

    The tax hike and another $2.3 million in district savings were approved Monday night by the Bethlehem Area School Board to close a $4.4 million gap in the district's $244.8 million budget for 2015-2016. BASD straddles Northampton and Lehigh County so Northampton County property owners will see a 2.98 percent increase while Lehigh County homeowners will see a 2.85 percent hike.


  19. ASD looks to reverse recent trends; no "good old days" the last five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | WFMZ

    Allentown School District Superintendent C. Russell Mayo reminisced about the past during Thursday night's Finance Committee-of-the-Whole meeting. More than 450 employees lost their jobs during that time, while property owners were socked with tax hikes of more than 25.62 percent over that same period.


  20. Wanted: Lebanon County car wash thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | WFMZ-TV Allentown

    Police say a black Nissan Altima--without a registration plate--approached a pay station at the Liberty Car Wash in Union Township and the Finish Line II Car Wash in Jackson Township last month. Video surveillance showed that once along the pay station, a suspect described as a Hispanic male emerged from the backseat of the vehicle, drilled through the lock attached to the pay station and removed all the cash inside.


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