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Amish buggies: Picturesque and perilous

philly.com — Amish buggies: Picturesque and perilous The headline was both jarring and familiar: "Mass casualty horse and buggy accident injures 7 in Colerain Township." Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:51 AM The headline was both jarring and familiar: "Mass casualty horse and buggy accident injures 7 in Colerain Township."

Pa. House OKs bill barring killing dogs, cats for meat

articles.philly.com — The bill, which must be approved by the Senate, would also make it illegal to breed, process, or sell dogs and cats for human consumption. "This bill should help deter the consumption of dogs and cats for food by making private consumption illegal.

Obama pardons Ohio turkeys; Pa. turkeys bound for food bank

philly.com — Obama pardons Ohio turkeys, Pa. turkeys bound for food bank Two turkeys from Ohio will be spared from the dinner table by President Obama today and live out their lives on a Virginia farm. Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3:34 PM Two Ohio turkeys were spared from the dinner table by President Obama today and live out their lives on a Virginia farm.

Pa. House speaker says goodbye as retirement looms

philly.com — Last updated: Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:29 PM Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:59 PM HARRISBURG - One day soon, his portrait will hang next to Benjamin Franklin's in the main hall of the state Capitol. But on Monday, House Speaker Sam Smith (R., Jefferson) bid farewell to staff, lobbyists, and the press corps at a luncheon speech.

Wolf rounds out panel of fiscal advisers

philly.com — Wolf rounds out panel of fiscal advisers Governor-elect Tom Wolf has tapped union leaders, former Rendell administration officials and private business executives to join his committee to address the expected budget crisis on the horizon.

Kane announces drug bust, takes no questions

philly.com — Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:48 AM HARRISBURG - In her first news conference since testifying last week before a Montgomery County grand jury, Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday announced the arrests of 239 individuals on drug-related offenses and the seizure of $300,000 worth of heroin.

Philly area pet stores go "puppy mill free," some fear rise in backyard breeding

philly.com — The Humane Society of the United States has for years battled puppy mills on all fronts. It's fought for state and national legislation toughening standards for breeders. It's outed legal breeders with terrible track records whose inspection reporters are public but remain hidden on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.

Court orders Corbett to halt health center closings

philly.com — Last updated: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:24 PM HARRISBURG - In the latest in a string of litigation defeats for Gov. Corbett, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the administration to reverse course on plans to close one-third of the state's county-based health centers.

New Senate leader draws flak after hinting at lame duck session

philly.com — New Senate leader draws flak after hinting at lame duck session Newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R., Centre) hasn't even been in office a week and already he touched nerves with a suggestion that the Senate might meet before Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office.

Judge dismisses suit by dog groups over shelter funding

philly.com — Judge dismisses suit by dog groups over shelter funding A Commonwealth Court judge this week found that dog clubs and humane societies do not an automatic right to receive grant funding from the state, nor can they force the legislature to replace funding it removed.
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Nov 28, 2014

RT @PhillyInquirer: As universities break ties with Cosby amid numerous rape allegations, Temple remains mum. philly.com/philly/educati…

Nov 28, 2014

From the annals of great moments in customer service...Montreal Babies 'R' Us kicks out breastfeeding mom. @CBCNews bit.ly/1y8cGYx

Nov 28, 2014

Large swaths of Pennsylvania have more gun shops than museums. Check your county. By @washpost wapo.st/1ye6Y5q

Nov 28, 2014

Amish buggies: Picturesque and perilous. Latest LanCo wreck injures 7, including infant. Is it faith over safety? bit.ly/1vVP9tO

Nov 28, 2014

@jarednieters Nope. This bill banning the practice has not yet become law in Pennsylvania. bit.ly/1vsCGM4

Nov 28, 2014

But is it on sale? @Zen_Moments: The greatest gift we give each other is the quality of our attention. ~ Richard Moss”

Nov 27, 2014

#foxcauseforpaws brings out the stars for a national adoption show. Amazing. Watch now on Fox. Give it up for Philly's own @AnimalLifeline

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