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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pennsylvania’

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 world meet in Times Square every year to ring in the New Year in a seemingly odd celebration. Well, it’s …

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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 Kathi Lafferty, coordinator of the annual Mushroom Festival, to commission the huge fungal sculpture. “Being the mushroom capital of the …

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No Touching! Woman Files Charges After Pregnant Belly is Rubbed

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 without asking, she filed a police report. The man could end up paying a fine for rubbing the woman’s belly. …

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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, along with an apologetic note. Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer correctly guessed the weight of the whopping pumpkin, and was able to …

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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 Bethlehem Pike as the driver of the truck was turning into a driveway. The Scion then careened into an oncoming …

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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 vehicle with West Virginia license plates, in which this vehicle matched the description. Yet, what initially began as a traffic …

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“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 their clothing in a “semiprivate” building before being led to the Unknown Haunted House, where they will be trapped in …

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Kahr Firearms Relocating to Pennsylvania

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 previous location of Rockland County in Pearl River, New York. The changes are the result of recent laws regarding gun …

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Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend

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 activists have protested the intrusion into personal affairs and have theorized that the practice could force smokers to go to …

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Gettysburg Reenactment Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the Battle

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 Confederate soldiers lay dead. Like many Civil War battles that took place across the eastern U.S., Gettysburg is being remembered …

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Marijuana Legalization in Pennsylvania Gets Allies

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 matter, the NAACP has thrown its support behind the bill, as has another group that might surprise some: members of …

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Grumpy Cat Doesn’t Want You to Drink at Prom, Apparently

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 determined that the billboard resides on route 51 neat Pittsburgh. If you look closely, you can see that the ad …

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