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A new poll out from the Robert Morris University Polling Institute shows that Pennsylvania voters are more likely than average Americans to oppose the Affordable Care Act in the context of mid-term elections.

A former Lower Pottsgrove man who killed two friends in a 2009 marijuana-fueled crash spent his 21st birthday behind bars, unable to post bail on new charges he allegedly drove drunk in western Pennsylvania.

A Lake Twp. store and a Newfoundland trucking company are being investigated after an oil spill polluted a Wayne County lake where wildlife is still recovering from an overload of water treatment chemicals, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.

Law enforcement officials around the country, as well as drug and alcohol specialists, are expressing their concerns as a new narcotic painkiller, that is purportedly as much as 10 times more powerful than other prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin, is set to hit the market later this month.

When the students in Carrick High School's health-careers technology program get their diplomas, they won't have to worry about what they'll be doing after high school.

"We have students that are graduating in June," Mary Kozicky, a registered nurse who runs the program, said during a tour of the school's facilities last month. "And I'm thinking they're going to enter the workforce with UPMC directly after graduating."

With its western half nestled in the Allegheny National Forest, McKean County bills itself as a fisherman’s dream and a hunter’s paradise. It is home to Zippo lighters. And about a century ago, it was known as the "High-grade Oil Metropolis of the World.”

If you walk down any street these days you are likely to hear a Pittsburgher proclaiming, “I am so ready for this winter to be over.”  Snowfall and low temperature records have been set throughout the northeast and Pittsburgh has been averaging well below normal when it comes to thermometer readings and well above when it comes to snow.

At least four people in the Lehigh Valley have died from flu-related complications in the past week, area hospital officials say.

The deaths are the first acknowledged by area hospitals this flu season. Two people died in St. Luke's University Health Network hospitals, and Lehigh Valley Health Network had "several" deaths that appear to be flu-related, according to a spokesman.

Pittsburgh's museums and libraries are where we go to admire great works of art and literature. But some museum and library workers say their employers don't give all employees the respect they deserve.


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