The Pennsylvania state Senate on Tuesday voted for a state takeover of the finances of its capital, Harrisburg, setting up a showdown with the city, which filed for bankruptcy last week.
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- Tom Wolf, the Governor of Pennsylvania, issues a disaster declaration over the "heroin and opioid epidemic", starting an Opioid Operational Command Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
- A retired Pennsylvania state trooper's attempted robbery of a fare collection vehicle at the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Fort Littleton toll plaza, 65 miles west of the capital Harrisburg, results in three deaths -- a toll collector, a security guard, and himself.
- The Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell orders a partial shutdown of state government functions following the failure of state legislators to agree on a budget.
- "Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District" is the first direct challenge brought in United States federal courts against a public school district curriculum mandating the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution. Opening arguments are set for today in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania District Court. [http:--www.latimes.com-news-nationworld-nation-la-na-dover26sep26,0,4324588.story?coll=la-tot-promo&track=morenews (LA Times)] [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-wp-dyn-content-article-2005-09-26-AR2005092600149.html (AP)] (Link dead as of 21:25, 14 January 2007 (UTC))