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Foxconn to Expand U.S. Operations in Pennsylvania Foxconn to Expand U.S. Operations in Pennsylvania
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By winning contracts for most of Apple’s mobile devices over the past five years, Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has become one of the largest companies in China. Though the company is still sitting at the forefront of smartphone, tablet, and other …

Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year

Times Square in New York City has been home to the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop since 1907, 104 years total. (The ball did not drop in 1942-43 due to WWII blackouts.) Thousands of people from all over the …

Giant Pennsylvania Mushroom Sculpture

Kennett Square, a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, also known as the Mushroom Capitol of the World, plans to drop a 700-pound stainless steel toadstool sculpture, during a midnight countdown at its annual Mushroom Festival. State Representative John Lawrence tapped …

No Touching! Woman Files Charges After Pregnant Belly is Rubbed
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Any woman who has ever been pregnant can probably sympathize with a Frankfort, Pennsylvania woman who got so frustrated with people rubbing her belly that she decided to file charges. After a neighbor approached the woman and rubbed her belly …

Thief Returns Prized Pumpkin, Leaves Note

Ah yes, York, Pennsylvania. Home of the York Peppermint Patty, York International Air Conditioners, the rock band “Live,” and now prized pumpkin theft. On Sunday, a thief returned a 255-pound pumpkin a boy won at a Windsor Township Oktoberfest celebration, …

Hilltown Accident: Mysterious Crash Under Investigation

Hilltown, Pennsylvania was the scene of a deadly crash on Tuesday afternoon, and police are investigating what caused it. The accident involved two cars and a Mack truck; authorities say a Scion rammed into a pickup truck from behind on …

Uniontown Standoff Leaves One Suspect Dead

As North Union Township police officers attempted to pull over a vehicle near Ohioplye State Park, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the situation immediately escalated to a dangerously violent one. Earlier, police were alerted to be on the look-out for a …

“Naked And Scared” Challenge Offered At Thrill Park

A Halloween “haunted scream park” in Pennsylvania is offering a new challenge for those who want to go the extra mile to be terrified: the Naked and Scared attraction. Guests willing to bare for a scare are invited to shuck …

Kahr Firearms Relocating to Pennsylvania Kahr Firearms Relocating to Pennsylvania
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Go where the business is – isn’t that what everyone advises? Kahr Firearms Group has recently purchased 620 acres from Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation from Pike County Pennsylvania in order to relocate corporate offices from the …

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend
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As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties …

Gettysburg Reenactment Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the Battle
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150 years ago the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvaniaoccurred, taking the largest number of lives of any battle in the U.S. Civil War. After the three-day battle was fought from July 1 – 3 in 1863, an estimated 46,000 U.S. and …

Marijuana Legalization in Pennsylvania Gets Allies
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The Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg is abuzz with talk of a new bill introduced by State Senator Daylin Leach that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in the state. After a report by the American Civil Liberties Union on the …

Grumpy Cat Doesn’t Want You to Drink at Prom, Apparently
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Using an internet meme to promote a alcohol-free prom night? No. Grumpy Cat would probably not approve of this Grumpy Cat-inspired ad against underage drinking at prom spotted on a highway by an annoyed redditor. Redditors crowdsourced the location and …

911 Call For Bigfoot: Only Bear Tracks Found
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Bigfoot sightings are a perennial sideshow in the U.S. Vague claims invariably turn out to be regular animal hair, gorilla suits, hoaxes, or nothing at all. This week, a man in Pennsylvania kicked off the latest Bigfoot mania with a …

10-Year-Old Put in Cage Wanted to be With Dog, Says Stepfather
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Earlier this week, Reddit user Manofmail posted a photo he took while driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The image, though blurry, depicts a young girl inside a cage with a dog in the bed of a pickup truck. While posting …

Couple Stabbing Occurs Over ‘American Idol’ Argument
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A couple in York, Pennsylvania have been arrested for stabbing each other during an argument over Fox network TV karaoke contest American Idol. According to a report from the York Dispatch, 48-year-old Karen Harrelson and 57-year-old Gregory Stambaugh were drinking …

Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like
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A Philadelphia man is being held on $1 million bond after stabbing his wife in the face and neck over a Facebook like. 49-year-old Thomas Troy Young admitted to stabbing his 33-year-old wife Carla Brown back in March over her …

State Trooper, Wife Killed in Pennsylvania Murder-Suicide
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A former state trooper murdered his wife before committing suicide near Philipsburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Local news station WTAJ is reporting that 51-year-old Mark Miscavish shot and killed his wife, Traci Miscavish at the Country Market store where she worked. …

Police Chief Resigns After Questionable Photo Hits Facebook Police Chief Resigns After Questionable Photo Hits Facebook
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In yet another example of what-happens-on-Facebook-happens-in-front-of-everyone-in-the-world-please-stop-posting-private-crap-on-Facebook-it’s-going-to-get-you-fired-or-arrested news, a Confluence, Pennsylvania police chief has resigned after a questionable photo made its way on the site. The photo seen above of chief Tom Keller and a woman packing serious heat popped up …

‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs ‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania have sent a letter to the Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington, PA which threatens legal action if the district doesn’t address the claims of high school student Maison Fioravante. …

Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List
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You may know Pinterest is that “place with all of the food pictures” or “that place where my girlfriend spends all of her time,” but social media is versatile – and Pinterest is proving to be no exception. The fast-growing …