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POSTED: Monday, January 7, 2013, 5:58 PM

The public now has access to information about millions of more cases filed in Pennsylvania courts.

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced today that its online case database has been updated to include information on 4.1 million landlord-tenant cases and civil cases of less than $12,000 filed in the state’s magisterial district courts.

The case information is available for free.

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POSTED: Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:35 PM
Supporters of the repeal of federal marijuana prohibition laws rally at Independence Mall on Dec. 15, 2012. In an act of civil disobedience, many chose to light joints at 4:20 p.m. disregarding police presence nearby. ( Hillary Petrozziello / Philly.com )

Washington. Colorado. Pennsylvania?

A Democratic lawmaker from Montgomery County plans to introduce a bill making marijuana use legal in Pennsylvania.

What is Sen. Daylin Leach smoking, you might ask?

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POSTED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 1:36 PM

STATE COLLEGE – Gov. Corbett said on Wednesday that he will file suit against the NCAA for what he called “overreaching and unlawful sanctions” placed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case.

The federal suit alleges that the NCAA seized on the publicity of the Sandusky case "to make a showing of aggressive discipline on the backs of the citizens of the commonwealth."

Corbett said at a crowded news conference that the college sports governing body had no authority to penalize the university in what was strictly a criminal matter and that the $60 million fine and other sanctions only harmed innocent people.

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 11:31 AM
Brian Sims

The fiscal cliff plunge means New Year's Day is no holiday in the U.S. Congress and so too are lawmakers in Harrisburg at their posts.

The constitutional calendar dictates that House and Senate members take the oath of office on the first Tuesday in January. For the first time in 22 years it falls on New Year's Day.

So today scores of bleary-eyed lawmakers their family and friends have descended on the Capitol for the biannual swearing in ceremony.

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 4:32 PM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will file suit against the NCAA over the sanctions it placed on Penn State as a result of its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

Gov. Corbett said today he will file suit against the NCAA over what he called "illegal sanctions" it imposed on Penn State as a result of its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Corbett said in a brief press release he will provide details of the federal lawsuit Wednesday in State College.

The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, banned its football team from four years of bowl games and vacated years of team wins over its handling of the Sandusky case.

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