Traffic going eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike proceeds through the electronic toll booths in Cranberry Township, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling. Turnpike records show the millions of motorists who don’t use E-ZPass have a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate” license plate reader system. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Free Rides Take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike Finances

An internal turnpike report showed nearly 11 million out of the total of about 170 million turnpike rides generated no revenue for the agency in the fiscal year that ended May 31.

A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Just Put It On: The Importance of Masking in a Public Health Pandemic

Dr. Debra Powell, of Reading Hospital, explains why masks are an important element in the fight against COVID-19 and answers some frequently asked questions about the masking debate.

In this June 21, 2019 file photo, William McSwain speaks with members of the media at a news conference in Philadelphia.  McSwain, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced his campaign for governor of Pennsylvania on Monday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Trump-Appointed Prosecutor Announces Run for PA Governor

Bill McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, joins a crowded GOP field in the race for Pennsylvania governor.

The 9/11 Tribute Flag flies at half-mast over the Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial in Bucks County. Three pilots, who were friends with United Airlines Flight 175 pilot Victor Saracini, have taken the flag on flights over each of the crash sites. The 9/11 Tribute Flag is believed to be the only flag that has flown in the air above all three crash sites. (Keystone Photo/Patrick Berkery)
‘We Will Never Forget’: Bonded by the Loss of a Friend and Fellow Pilot on 9/11

Pilots Peter Maniscalco, Sam Irvin, and Steven Verdi flew the Tribute Flag over all three 9/11 crash sites in memory of those who died in the attacks, including their friend and fellow pilot Victor Saracini. 

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, an ambulance drives behind two firemen as they walk along the road near the crash scene of the United Airlines jet that crashed near Shanksville. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
‘It’s Often Forgotten.’ Flight 93’s Revolt Remembered as Heroic

ess than 10 people actually witnessed the plane go down in rural southwestern PA on Sept. 11th. Those who were in Shanksville that day don’t want the world to forget what happened on Flight 93.

Students in Sabrina Werley's 4th grade math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County, April 14, 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
Loophole Allows Some Pennsylvania Students to Avoid Masking

Spot checks of about 50 school districts revealed at least a dozen around the state are using exemption forms that don't require a medical professional's signature, making it easy for parents to opt out on behalf of their children.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Darby, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Among Attorneys General Challenging South Carolina Abortion Law

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is voicing his support for Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law.

Pennsylvania Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell speaks ahead of a campaign rally with President Donald Trump Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Moon Township. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Republican Senate Candidate Bartos Says Rival Parnell is Unfit for Office Due to Restraining Orders

The race for Pat Toomey’s US Senate seat is getting personal, with real estate developer Jeff Bartos bringing up restraining orders sought by the wife of his rival, Sean Parnell.

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