Eleanor Klibanoff

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Notorious Kentucky fraudster Eric Conn and his employee had been planning the convicted lawyer’s flight from federal authorities for more than a year, according to a new indictment unsealed Monday.

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  The latest scandal surrounding the University of Louisville and its athletic department has prompted a major fallout across campus and in the college sports world.

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PAOLI, Ind. — A burly young man pulls into the parking lot of a Walmart on a weekday afternoon. He leans out the window of his beat-up white sedan and grins.

“Ya’ll looking for some neo-Nazis?”

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The deadly white nationalist clash in Charlottesville reignited a national conversation about confederate monuments and who and what gets memorialized, a particularly thorny subject in the South.

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The world of college admissions was abuzz this week with talk of a federal pivot on affirmative action.

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Fugitive fraudster Eric Conn had help fleeing Kentucky to New Mexico, where surveillance footage captured him stopping at a gas station and a Walmart, the FBI said Friday.

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Eric Conn, eastern Kentucky’s infamous fraudster, has been running from the law for over a month now.

On the day before President Trump's inauguration, the outgoing Obama administration passed a last-minute directive banning the use of lead ammunition and fishing sinkers on federal land.

Recently, the deteriorating health of a bald eagle showed the effects of lead poisoning. Obama's regulation is intended to protect wildlife from exactly that.

But hunters are hoping Trump will soon overturn it.

Last week, an officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission brought a bald eagle to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Once the largest U.S. rail company, the Pennsylvania Railroad ceased operations nearly half a century ago. But volunteers are researching and protecting that history at the station in Lewiston, Pa.

Eleanor Klibanoff is a reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media initiative reporting on the challenges facing Pennsylvania cities.

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