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National Guard News: Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Poland

ANNVILLE, PA (STL.News) – Yesterday, approximately 500 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participated in send-off ceremonies in Milton as they prepare to mobilize this spring for deployment to Poland as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission.  Governor Tom Wolf and Adjutant General Tony Carrelli thanked … Continue reading National Guard News: Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Poland

Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

PHILADELPHIA AP) — Bryce Harper swag is going, going and just about gone before he takes a swing in Philadelphia. Phillies merchandise stores and ticket vendors are certainly getting their hefty cuts thanks to Harper hype. Harper has Phillies fans spending stupid money on his No. 3 jerseys, tees and caps, and the franchise has set … Continue reading Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that’s a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered on rocks used to pave a section of hiking … Continue reading Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

Bryce time: Phillies announce Harper’s $330 million deal

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper‘s 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million. Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce Harper. He will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington Nationals, where he spent his previous major league … Continue reading Bryce time: Phillies announce Harper’s $330 million deal

Samuels scores 29, Villanova beats No. 10 Marquette 67-61

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jermaine Samuels scored a career-high 29 points and defending national champion Villanova snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-61 win over No. 10 Marquette on Wednesday night. Saddiq Bey hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:31 left to help the Wildcats (21-8, 12-4 Big East) keep their hopes alive for a … Continue reading Samuels scores 29, Villanova beats No. 10 Marquette 67-61

US ties Japan 2-2 in Women’s World Cup tuneup

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan tied the United States 2-2 on Wednesday night in the SheBelieves Cup tuneup tournament for the Women’s World Cup. Megan Rapinoe also scored for the Americans in a rematch of the last two Women’s … Continue reading US ties Japan 2-2 in Women’s World Cup tuneup

MLB makes last-minute push to ban bets on spring training

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A request from Major League Baseball to gambling regulators to ban betting on spring training games was quickly rejected in Nevada and is under consideration in at least three other states that recently legalized sports betting. The league asked for the ban on Wednesday last week — the day before the … Continue reading MLB makes last-minute push to ban bets on spring training

MLB makes last-minute push to ban bets on spring training

WASHINGTON/ FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration’s claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came in the high-stakes competition case, approving one … Continue reading MLB makes last-minute push to ban bets on spring training

PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL’s more heated rivalries outdoors and into prime time as part of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

New Fed Mortgage Expands Mortgage Lending Into Pennsylvania

  DANVERS, MASS./ FEBRUARY 06, 2019 (STL.News) Massachusetts based New Fed Mortgage Corp., a multi-state residential mortgage lender is pleased to announce their approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities to lend in the state and is now able to serve the state of Pennsylvania with a wide array of mortgage programs. A … Continue reading New Fed Mortgage Expands Mortgage Lending Into Pennsylvania

CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019—A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes … Continue reading CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

LAS VEGASv | Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

LAS VEGAS —January 14, 2019—   A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not … Continue reading LAS VEGASv | Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Harrisburg, PA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began. In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068 inmates or 2.2 percent over 2017.  The inmate population has declined … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

PHILADELPHIA | AP Exclusive: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

PHILADELPHIA—Jan 03, 2019  —Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. Nearly … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP Exclusive: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

Pennsylvania Lottery News: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $4 Million Sold in Erie County

Middletown, PA – An Erie County convenience store sold a winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket worth $4 million for the Tuesday, January 1, drawing. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 34-44-57-62-70, but not the yellow Mega Ball 14, to win $4 million, less applicable withholding.  It was sold with the … Continue reading Pennsylvania Lottery News: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $4 Million Sold in Erie County

ISTANBUL | Turkey expects ‘concrete steps’ from US on cleric’s return

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from the U.S., including Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric lives in Pennsylvania … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey expects ‘concrete steps’ from US on cleric’s return

CHICAGO | US women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off

CHICAGO — The United States women’s soccer team will open next year with games at World Cup host France and Spain and finish a 10-game schedule leading to the tournament with a send-off match against Mexico at Harrison, New Jersey, on May 26. The defending world champion Americans play France at Le Havre on Jan. … Continue reading CHICAGO | US women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off

WASHINGTON | Remains of 3 troops killed in Afghanistan return to US

WASHINGTON  — The remains of three service members killed in the deadliest attack against American forces in Afghanistan this year have arrived back in the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and relatives of the men were at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive the remains. Media representatives were on hand early Friday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Remains of 3 troops killed in Afghanistan return to US

NEW YORK | US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

NEW YORK — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S. It came … Continue reading NEW YORK | US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

NEW YORK, N.J. | States eye sports betting, wrestle with regulatory details

NEW YORK, N.J.  — Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it. How much to tax it, and how to regulate mobile betting on phones are emerging as thorny issues for states. So far, seven states offer legal sports betting: Nevada, … Continue reading NEW YORK, N.J. | States eye sports betting, wrestle with regulatory details

NEW YORK | The Rolling Stones plan 13 US live dates next year

NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year. The band says it’s adding a 13-show leg to its No Filter tour in spring 2019 that will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C. The tour kicks off in Miami on … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Rolling Stones plan 13 US live dates next year

Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how political lines are drawn — and the stakes for … Continue reading Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

LATROBE, Pa. | WWII pilot’s remains will join those of his son at Arlington

LATROBE, Pa.— The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home and will be interred alongside those of his son, a Vietnam War veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be buried Dec. … Continue reading LATROBE, Pa. | WWII pilot’s remains will join those of his son at Arlington

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Launches Its Dream… Innovate… Grow Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

  PITTSBURGH, PA/ NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (STL.News) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio’s leading real estate company, has launched its inaugural Trade School and College Scholarship program. Three renewable scholarships valued up to $4,000 ($1,000 per academic year) will be awarded to three qualified individuals. The Dream… Innovate… Grow scholarship is … Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Launches Its Dream… Innovate… Grow Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

WASHINGTON | Midterms offer clues for Trump, Dems in ’20 presidential bid

WASHINGTON— This week’s midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, the potential path back to the White House opened somewhat with a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states that long backed the party’s nominees but flipped to President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Midterms offer clues for Trump, Dems in ’20 presidential bid

New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Rodney Day Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Spree Of Electronics Stores In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Trenton, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for robbing Metro PCS stores in Willingboro, New Jersey, Lumberton, New Jersey, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, in September and October 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rodney Day, 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to … Continue reading New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Rodney Day Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Spree Of Electronics Stores In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. | Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — Anti-vaccine billboards claiming that routine childhood shots are deadly have popped up in several West Virginia cities. They warn that the son of former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Catone died from a vaccine, though the infant’s death was officially ruled to be sudden infant death syndrome. A physician director for the … Continue reading HUNTINGTON, W.Va. | Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states