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Jan. 15th, 2017 @ 4:46 pm
January 15, 2013 - Kathleen Kane sworn in as PA attorney general. https://t.co/dAAXuWNrFp

Jan. 13th, 2017 @ 7:12 pm
RT @EHStar: Scary afternoon at the beach for @CandaceBushnell who waded into an icy pond to rescue her dog. https://t.co/6sMJFwGy1l https:/…

Jan. 9th, 2017 @ 8:26 pm
RT @timelywriter: Prosecutors reveal more details in pay-to-play investigations involving ex-Pennsylvania state treasurers. Via @AP: https:…

Jan. 8th, 2017 @ 4:20 pm
RT @PghSportingNews: ...and the Steeelers win. Pittsburgh beats Miami 30-12. Will face Kansas City in the next round of the playoffs

Jan. 7th, 2017 @ 9:34 pm
RT @phillymag: Jersey Shore Politics: This Is What Happens When No One’s Looking https://t.co/fRdTgMKI8I https://t.co/oXIcCcnxYL

Jan. 4th, 2017 @ 9:41 am
RT @edmarsico: DA Ed Marsico announces run for county judge. Media availability 11-12 in Courthouse Lobby. https://t.co/bvlJ8khcXm

Jan. 3rd, 2017 @ 10:40 am
200 blk State street closed for swearing-in ceremony. https://t.co/XmqG6ABGes

Dec. 27th, 2016 @ 6:26 pm
RT @jdavidake: @AP’s @CKaster’s quiet moment of President Obama and Japan’s PM Abe at Harbor today: https://t.co/2KOy5n6iYM

Dec. 21st, 2016 @ 10:10 am
PEDFA board meeting canceled. https://t.co/LSOhLAeT0p

Dec. 21st, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
RT @AngelasInk: Jeff Sheridan, PA Gov. Wolf's spokesman, leaving to run Wolf's campaign. Wolf up for reelex in 2018; J.J. Abbott will be gu…

Dec. 20th, 2016 @ 9:13 pm
December 20, 2006 - Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awards 5 stand-alone casino licenses. https://t.co/GmGMGPB2N9

Dec. 16th, 2016 @ 12:59 pm
RT @EHStar: The @SagHarborCinema has been destroyed by fire, officials say. The neon sign and facade remain standing. https://t.co/TANoKqXY…

Dec. 16th, 2016 @ 12:54 pm
RT @EHStar: Sag Harbor Village Police Chief called the damage to Main Street businesses "catastrophic." https://t.co/TANoKqXY9X

Dec. 16th, 2016 @ 4:50 pm
RT @melissamdaniels: Israel ambassador pick David Friedman has represented Trump in multiple matters, incl Atlantic City casino deals: http…

Dec. 15th, 2016 @ 11:17 am
Setting up for Trump rally in Hershey https://t.co/Lfzt7Gc0vh

Dec. 15th, 2016 @ 6:40 pm
Hershey Pa tonight. https://t.co/wEi06XitMa

Dec. 14th, 2016 @ 9:02 pm
RT @greavespg: Most interesting think about the #ratehike today is that it's only the second in the last decade. That doesn't seem sustaina…

Dec. 13th, 2016 @ 3:04 pm
RT @PhillyInquirer: Chaka Fattah’s codefendant Robert Brand has been sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison https://t.co/DRxwg4tMCF https…

Dec. 12th, 2016 @ 12:14 pm
RT @phillydotcom: JUST IN: Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years. More to come on https://t.co/5ZpihauBdp https://t.co/3U3ciRtoQx

Dec. 9th, 2016 @ 12:59 pm
Capitol Christmas tree lighting. https://t.co/wP1A3ZSbtw

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http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/michigan_vote_certified_for_trump_but_recount_requests_loom Michigan vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom WASHINGTON – Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Michigan officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:41:24 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/michigan_vote_certified_for_trump_but_recount_requests_loom http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/self-taught_fallowfield_metal_artist_getting_recognition Self-taught Fallowfield metal artist getting recognition A Fallowfield Township man who taught himself how to make art from metal is planning bigger and better things. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:40:38 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/self-taught_fallowfield_metal_artist_getting_recognition http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/south_fayette_applying_to_host_national_student_councils_conference South Fayette applying to host national student councils conference South Fayette School District wants to host a national student councils conference in 2018. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:40:09 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/south_fayette_applying_to_host_national_student_councils_conference http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/1_million_powerball_ticket_sold_in_greene_county $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Greene County A Powerball ticket that won $1 million from Saturday night's drawing was sold at the BFS Foods convenience store in Franklin Township. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:36:49 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/1_million_powerball_ticket_sold_in_greene_county http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/cecil_man_whose_home_was_scene_of_fatal_shooting_arrested_for_alleged_marijuana_operation Cecil man whose home was scene of fatal shooting arrested for alleged marijuana operation A Cecil Township man whose home was the scene of a fatal shooting Friday night was arrested by township police on drug charges, but has not been charged with homicide in the incident. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:36:36 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/cecil_man_whose_home_was_scene_of_fatal_shooting_arrested_for_alleged_marijuana_operation http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/commissioner_sale_of_washington_county_health_center_x201con_the_tablex201d_ Commissioner: Sale of Washington County Health Center “on the table” The county's contract with SEIU Healthcare expires Dec. 31, and one of the items that has come up in negotiations is the possible sale of the Washington County Health Center. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:36:11 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/commissioner_sale_of_washington_county_health_center_x201con_the_tablex201d_ http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/feds_railroads_slow_to_make_progress_on_train_technology Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology PHILADELPHIA – The nation’s three busiest commuter railroads - which together serve nearly 1 million riders in the New York City area each day - continue to lag behind their smaller West Coast counterparts in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:53:50 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/feds_railroads_slow_to_make_progress_on_train_technology http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/spending_on_blocking_public_records_requests_is_murky Spending on blocking public records requests is murky HARRISBURG – How much do Pennsylvania governments and schools spend on outside lawyers to fight access to government records? That’s hard to say, because records they provide on legal billings are often heavily blacked out. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:53:32 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/spending_on_blocking_public_records_requests_is_murky http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/orders_could_have_little_effect_on_pipeline_protest_camp Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp BISMARCK, N.D. – Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:52:41 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/orders_could_have_little_effect_on_pipeline_protest_camp http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/police_beat_nov_29 Police beat Nov. 29 Decoration stolen: Jessie Orison, 1327 Main St., Burgettstown, told state police Sunday that a snowman was stolen from a Christmas display in her yard. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:50:41 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/police_beat_nov_29 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161128/turkey_weekend_on_the_road Turkey weekend on the road We spent our traditional turkey day the way we have for several years now, eating something quick (this year was hot dogs and macaroni and cheese) and then watching movies until bedtime. We decided a few years back that the meal is less important than the time we spend together, and our own little tradition was born. I love it.">Lame-duck Congress works to set stage for President Trump
http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/dialing_up_deals_black_friday_online_sales_hit_new_high Dialing up deals: Black Friday online sales hit new high Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:38:39 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/dialing_up_deals_black_friday_online_sales_hit_new_high http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/loons_and_lager_ducks_on_draft_birders_brewers_form_flock Loons and lager, ducks on draft: Birders, brewers form flock SABATTUS, Maine – In the worlds of birders and craft beer lovers, there’s a new paradigm, and it involves searching for ales along with the eagles, pairing stouts with swans and enjoying some bocks in tandem with buntings. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:38:35 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/loons_and_lager_ducks_on_draft_birders_brewers_form_flock http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/pipeline_protesters_vow_to_stay_camped_on_federal_land Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land CANNON BALL, N.D. – Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:38:31 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/pipeline_protesters_vow_to_stay_camped_on_federal_land http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/some_fear_californiax2019s_tax_on_e-cigarettes_may_deter_smokers Some fear California’s tax on e-cigarettes may deter smokers SAN DIEGO – Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that is sparking a fierce public health debate over whether it will deter smokers from switching to a safer alternative. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:38:29 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/some_fear_californiax2019s_tax_on_e-cigarettes_may_deter_smokers http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/writing_your_own_obit_a_chance_to_reflect Writing your own obit: a chance to reflect When Edna Briggs dies, she doesn’t want a well-meaning loved one to whitewash the ups and downs of her life. To avoid that, she is writing her own obituary. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:38:09 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/writing_your_own_obit_a_chance_to_reflect http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/singer_dumps_la_for_iowa_farm_to_do_it_her_way Singer dumps LA for Iowa farm to do it her way Lissie Maurus – Lissie, as she is known to her fans – was well on her way to making it a decade ago, when she was in her early 20s. She had a record deal with Columbia Records UK and a first album that went gold in the United Kingdom and Norway. Tens of thousands of people bought that album. Critics raved. But after her second album... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:36:37 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/singer_dumps_la_for_iowa_farm_to_do_it_her_way http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161126/ron_glass_co-star_of_tvx2019s_x2018barney_millerx2019_dead_at_71 Ron Glass, co-star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ dead at 71 LOS ANGELES – Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at age 71.">For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase
http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/dear_annie_sometimes_speaking_from_the_heart_works Dear Annie: Sometimes, speaking from the heart works Q. I am in a stressful position now, and it will take my telling the whole story for you to be able to advise me. My husband died five years ago from cancer. He had a son when we married, and we had one son together. So he had two legal children when he died. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:10:51 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/dear_annie_sometimes_speaking_from_the_heart_works http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/editorial_voices_from_elsewhere Editorial voices from elsewhere Editorial voices from newspapers around the United States: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:10:41 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/editorial_voices_from_elsewhere http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/lane_restrictions_to_occur_in_liberty_tunnels Lane restrictions to occur in Liberty Tunnels Liberty Tunnel work announced. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:58:52 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/lane_restrictions_to_occur_in_liberty_tunnels http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/washington_christmas_parade_joined_by_new_market Washington Christmas parade joined by new market A holiday market will be held Friday in conjunction with the annual Washington Christmas parade. Festivities will take place in Canonsburg, too, with a light-up night. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:58:41 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/washington_christmas_parade_joined_by_new_market http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/police_beat_nov_26/1 Police beat Nov. 26 Harassment: Dylan Glover, 18, of 263 Hunting Hills Road, Dilliner, will be cited for harassment for allegedly hitting and kicking an unidentified man at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 254 Duff St., state police said. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:58:23 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/police_beat_nov_26/1 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/police_beat_nov_26 Police beat Nov. 26 Motorcyclist hurt: A Scenery Hill man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday on Morey Road, state police said. Kelsey Matthews, 44, was traveling south near 1397 Morey at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle hit a guardrail. He was thrown from the vehicle over a hill and hit a tree. Matthews was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:57:44 -0500 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/police_beat_nov_26 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20161125/how_to_hatch_a_toy_craze_in_a_few_easy_lessons How to hatch a toy craze, in a few easy lessons Move over, Cabbage Patch dolls. Sayonara, Pokemon. Dos vedanya, Tickle Me Elmo. There’s a new toy craze in town. The Hatchimals are here (another popular portmanteau). It’s like Beatlemania, only with vibrantly colored, stuffed animals that are housed inside plush eggs. People are flocking to Targets, Walmarts and Toy R Us’s.">Neighbors, Make A Wish
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