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The Lackawanna County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $1.14 million contract to a Colorado company to upgrade telecommunications hardware at the 911 center in Jessup.

With clients as diverse as Wiz Khalifa and state Democratic leader Jay Costa – and with enterprises that have just opened or are still a dream – these young women entrepreneurs still have much in common.They all say that Pittsburgh is great place to start up a business, if you remember that life and business are all about relationships.

When Leon Ford saw the flashing police lights around 10:00 PM on November 11, 2012, the 19 year old had no idea what he was in store for.  Leon recalls the regular Fall Sunday evening as “a good day.” While driving through his East End neighborhood, Ford was pulled over in what was no ordinary traffic stop.

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.”


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